privacy policy

Data protection

Controller:

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
Matthias Corvinus-Strasse 15
3100 St. Pölten
datenschutz@fhstp.ac.at

Data protection officer of the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences:

Urbanek Lind Schmid Reisch Rechtsanwälte OG
Domgasse 2
3100 St. Pölten
office.st.poelten@ulsr.at

Use of the website

When you visit and use our website, we will collect and store the following data:

  • IP address

  • Date and time of the request

  • Subpage opened on our website

  • Browser type and version

  • Terminal used

  • Operating system

  • Referrer URL

These data are collected in order to maintain our web presence, especially to localise and rectify errors faster, to monitor the website’s utilisation and, if necessary, to implement adjustments or improvements. In case of personal data, the obligation to guarantee data security and the maintenance of our online presence constitute our legitimate interests within the meaning of article 6 section 1 lit f GDPR and thus the legal basis. The data (with the exception of the IP address) are stored only for a limited period and no relation to persons can be established from these because the corresponding IP address is deleted or at least made anonymous. Your computer’s IP address is also stored only for the duration of your use of our website and is subsequently deleted or made anonymous by means of abbreviation. Only in case of incidents such as cyberattacks, it may be necessary to store your data for a longer period in order to ensure the functionality and security of our web presence. Your data will never be passed on to third parties.

Contact

If you contact us, we will process the information and data you have provided (name, personal master data, contact details, case-specific information about your request, possibly technical transmission data) in order to process your request. If the data is processed for other purposes, you will be informed separately.

We process your data depending on the case on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit a GDPR), a pre-contractual or existing contractual relationship (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit b GDPR), a legal obligation (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit c GDPR) or overriding legitimate interests of the St Pölten University of Applied Sciences (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f GDPR).

The data arising in this context will be deleted again after the purpose for which they were processed no longer applies, unless a further reason (e.g. a legal or contractual obligation) requires longer storage.

Use of cookies on this website

Cookies are small files which enable us to save specific information relating to you, the user, on your PC while you visit one of our websites. Cookies help us to find out how many users visit our websites and to determine the frequency of their visits. They also help us to make our services more user-friendly and efficient. The content of the cookies we use is limited to an identification number which does not allow users to be specifically identified.

It is possible to use our website without cookies. You can deactivate cookies in your browser, restrict them to certain websites, or adjust your browser settings to notify you as soon as a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from your PC’s hard drive at any time. However, please note that if you do this, the display of the website may be restricted and certain features may not be available.

Google Analytics Data Protection Information

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) and Google remarketing campaigns.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which allow for the analysis of the use of a website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. In addition, Google remarketing campaigns also set cookies which are used for the purpose of targeting website users with online advertisements in the Google network at a later time. Therefore, Google Analytics uses reports on demographic characteristics which make use of data from interest-based advertisements of Google and user data from third-party providers (such as age, gender and interests). However, those data sets cannot be traced back to individuals.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website owners and to provide other services related to the use of websites and the Internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if they process those data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly; please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of the website. By using the website, you agree to your data being processed by Google as described above.

On our behalf, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to provide reports on website activities for website owners and to provide other services related to the use of websites and the Internet. The IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google. The storage of the cookies required by Google Analytics can be prevented by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly; please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of the website. The collection of data (including IP address) pertaining to the use of the website, which is generated by the cookie, as well as their transmission and processing by Google can be prevented by downloading and installing the available BrowserPlugin: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de”\t”_blank”.

The fact that we use cookies is indicated by the cookie banner which also refers you to the privacy policy. If you continue to stay on the website without making changes to the browser, you agree to the use of cookies.”

Facebook and Twitter

At www.facebook.com/fhstp, we operate a fan page of the social network Facebook which is operated by Facebook Inc., 16091 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94394, USA.

Fan pages are user accounts that private persons and companies can create on Facebook. After registration on Facebook, the providers of the fan page can use this platform in order to present themselves to the users of this social network and to persons visiting the fan page. They can also use the fan page to contribute all kinds of statements and expressions to the media and opinion discourse. By using the feature Facebook Insight which Facebook offers free of charge as a non-alterable part of the contractual relationship, operators of fan pages can receive anonymised statistical data pertaining to the users of the page. These data are collected using cookies, each of which contains a unique user code that is active for two years and that Facebook stores on the computer’s hard drive or another data carrier of the fan page’s users. The user code can be linked to the login data of users registered on Facebook and is collected and processed when users visit fan pages.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” on our websites. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google reCAPTCHA is designed to establish whether data entries on our websites (e.g. in the contact form) were carried out by a human being or an automated programme. To do so, Google reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website user on the basis of various characteristics. The analysis starts immediately with the website user entering the website. For the analysis, Google reCAPTCHA evaluates various types of information (e.g. IP address, visit duration of the website or user-generated clicks). The data collected in the course of the analysis are forwarded to Google.

Google reCAPTCHA analysis are entirely carried out in the background. Website visitors are not made aware of the analysis.

Data processing is based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting the website from abusive automated spying and SPAM.

For further information regarding Google reCAPTCHA as well as Google’s privacy policy, please refer to the following link: https://policies.google.com/terms und https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/v3.html

Google MAPS

This website uses Google Maps to display map information. When using Google Maps, Google also processes and uses data on the use of the maps functions by visitors to the website. Further information about data processing by Google can be found in the information on data protection from Google at https://www.google.at/intl/de/policies/privacy/. There you can also change your settings in the data protection center so that you can manage and protect your data.

Notice for embedded YouTube videos

We use embedded YouTube videos on our website. The provider is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

The embedded videos place cookies on the users' computers when the website is accessed. If you have deactivated the setting of cookies for the Google advertising program, you will not have to expect such cookies when you access YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you have to block it in the browser.

You can find YouTube's full data protection declaration here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

LinkedIn

The LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (Ireland / EU - "LinkedIn") is solely responsible for the processing of personal data when you visit our LinkedIn page. Further information on the processing of personal data by LinkedIn is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=homepage-basic_footer-privacy-policy.

All data subjects have the following rights:

  • The right to access the respective personal data

  • The right to rectification, deletion or restriction of processing

  • The right to data portability

  • The right of opposition

You can assert these rights by responding to the responsible data security staff at the St. Pölten UAS. Please use this contact form.

  • The right of complaint

You can assert this right by filing a complaint with the Austrian Data Protection Authority at dsb@dsb.gv.at as the competent supervisory authority.

In case you have any further questions or suggestions, please contact us by e-mail at any time: datenschutz@fhstp.ac.at

As part of the teaching and research activities of the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, projects and scientific work within the meaning of Section 2d of the Research Organization Act are carried out by the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten as the responsible body and for predominant legitimate interests in scientific research. All concerned parties will be informed with the details of the associated data processing and the associated data protection rights in connection with the concrete projects and scientific work.