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Privacy policy for our website and related services

SBA Research gGmbH, Floragasse 7, 1040 Vienna, Austria, is the data controller (“we” or “us”) for this website. This notice describes how we process your personal data on this website and our related services such as event registration (if applicable) or sending newsletters.

Personal data collected and processed when you visit the website

During your visit on our website, we collect the following information, which is automatically transmitted by your computer to the site(s) you open in your browser:

  • IP address
  • date and time of the request
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • the amount of data transferred in each case
  • referring website

Except for the above, there is no obligation to provide other personal data. Should you decide to use privacy enhancing technologies, (e.g. adblockers, script-blocking addons), certain web-based functions may not be fully available for technical reasons.


When you visit our website, “cookies” are stored on your device. We will ask permission to set other than the technically necessary cookies.

When you visit our website, these cookies are stored on your device. Cookies are small text files that store certain settings and data for exchange with our system using your browser. A cookie contains the name of the domain from which the cookie data was sent, information about the age of the cookie and a cookie ID. Cookies are needed to provide basic site functionality and may be used to improve our website or to offer optimized services.

In a session cookie only the above-mentioned data about your use of the website is temporarily stored. Session cookies are deleted when you close the browser or leave the website.

Under no circumstances can cookies retrieve, modify, or delete data on your computer.

In the context of services provided by third-parties, other cookies may be used. Please refer to the information provided by the respective party as well as the section “Disclosure of personal data”. Please note that the use of these services (e.g. viewing of embedded media content hosted by third parties) may be impaired by the restriction of cookies.

If you want to control the cookie settings on your computer, you can select your browser settings so that you receive a notification when a website wants to store cookies. You can also completely block cookies or delete them if they have already been stored on your computer. If you want to know more about it, call the “Help” function in your browser.

Please note that the use of our website can be impaired by restricting cookies.


Integration of third-party technologies

We use the open source software “Plausible Analytics” for statistical analysis of the use and performance of our websites. The general usage behavior is collected and evaluated anonymously. Cookies are not set and no personal data is collected. The processed data cannot be used to identify an individual person.

Otherwise, no third-party technologies, services or libraries are currently integrated on our website, with the exception of the plugins for displaying embedded video/media content mentioned below.


Purposes of data processing

Personal data we collect is processed for the following purposes:

  • To make the website available
  • To develop the website technically and improve its content
  • To detect, prevent and scan attacks or malware
  • To fulfil the purpose intended when you enter your data in the fields/forms provided, such as subscribing to a newsletter
  • When registering for an event or conference, we may collect more data to process the booking and registration process, or other data in accordance with the contract.
  • Data that we collect as a controller will generally be stored for the duration of use or participation in the event, unless storage is required by law, for the purpose of fulfilling a contractual obligation or for the assertion or defense of legal claims.


Legal basis of processing

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data within the framework of our website is our predominant legitimate interest as operator and responsible for our websites, which consists in achieving the above-mentioned purposes.

When sending e-mail information and newsletters, we refer to your consent at registration or our legitimate interest as the controller.

When registering and signing up for one of our events, we process your data to fulfil the contract and within the framework of pre-contractual measures. Moreover, we may be obliged to process your data to comply with other legal regulations or requirements, such as Covid19 containment measures.


Sending e-mails and newsletter subscription

By subscribing to our newsletter, you consent that the personal data you provide may be processed for the purpose of sending the newsletter and its content-based analysis. You may revoke this consent at any time and without giving reasons by clicking the unsubscribe link which is included in every newsletter.

We use the e-mail marketing software “eworx”, provided by our processor “eworx Network & Internet GmbH”, Hanriederstraße 25, 4150 Rohrbach-Berg, to send and analyze the reach of our newsletters. “eworx” records the opening and clicking behavior. Specifically, the following information is tracked: recipient, time of delivery, time of opening, duration of opening, IP address of opening, e-mail program used (mail client), which link was clicked and the time of click. These data are processed exclusively within the European Union by the processor and are not passed on to third parties.


Registration and Event Participation

To your participation in events organized by us, we process your contact data, which you provide during the respective registration process for the purpose of participant management, hotel booking, provision of transport, shuttle service, catering and other activities related to the course of event organization.

Your personal data will only be processed to the extent that is absolutely necessary to fulfil the respective purpose (e.g. the reservation of a seat in a restaurant by name). We also pass on your data to partners/third parties only to fulfil the purpose on which the respective processing is based.

Should an event take place on site, we might be obliged by law to comply with Covid19 containment measures. Any collection of personal data related to this purpose will be made transparent in advance, if feasible, or at the time of its collection (i.e. on site).

Do not send us in advance any documents or other information in that regard, if we do not explicitly ask for it.


Disclosure of personal data

For processing purposes regarding our website, your personal data may be transmitted to the following recipients:

Hosting-Provider: ALL-INKL.COM – new media Münnich; Hauptstraße 68, 02742 Friedersdorf, Germany

Providers of technologies (“plug-ins”): Vimeo, YouTube

Content from video platforms and/or social media platforms is blocked by default. If cookies from content providers are accepted using our cookie banner, the embedded media and/or other content will be shown on our website automatically.

Some of the recipients mentioned above are outside the EU and/or the country from which you are accessing the website. The level of data protection in these legislations may not be the same as in your country or adequate to EU data protection standards, which is why we will request your consent before any data transfer (e.g. by allowing cookies) from your device to the recipient will be allowed.

In the context of event registration or other purposes we will provide specific information about purpose and/or disclosure of personal data in the context of its collection.


Duration of storage

Data we collect as a controller will generally be stored for the duration of use or participation in the event, unless storage is required by law, for the purpose of fulfilling a contractual obligation or for the assertion or defense of legal claims.

Our hosting provider stores data about access to our site in accordance with its privacy policy.

If you register for an event or congress, we will keep your data for as long as there is a legal obligation to do so.


Your rights regarding the processing of your personal data

You have the right…

  • … to check whether and which personal data we have stored about you.
  • … to request the rectification or integration if your data is incorrect, and/or
  • request deletion if you are of the opinion they are not processed in accordance with the law.
  • … to require us to limit processing
  • … to object to the processing.
  • … to inquire that your data are made available for portability, if applicable.
  • … to revoke your consent to processing, if applicable.

You have the right to file a complaint with the Austrian Data Protection Authority if you ae of the opinion that one of the rights mentioned above has been infringed.


Accountability and contact

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact us by letter or e-mail:

SBA Research gGmbH
Floragasse 7
1040 Wien