Data Privacy Statement

Responsible for the content

TU Wien
Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures
Mag.(FH) Martina Pöll
Karlsplatz 13/202
1040 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 1 58801 20211
Email: vicem(at)tuwien.ac.at 

 

Data protection officer:
Assistant Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Christian Schranz, M.Sc.
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Vienna
Email: christian.schranz(at)tuwien.ac.at

 

Data protection

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

Our website can usually be used without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

 

Forms

On our website we use the "Powermail" function of TYPO3 to provide forms for easy contact / data collection for our visitors. The data entered voluntarily in these forms are usually processed further by email to the responsible persons. The data will not be passed on to third parties under any circumstances without express prior consent. The form data is also temporarily stored in the database of our content management system in the event of a malfunction of the mail system and for any collected download that may be necessary and then deleted.

If you want the data entered to be deleted immediately, please send an email directly to the address given on our contact page.

 

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data at any time. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

 

External services (YouTube, Vimeo etc.)

Third-party services might also be integrated or linked on our website and provided by these third parties on their own responsibility. These external services are then linked from our website in such a way that no data is transferred to the external services when you use our website. A connection to the respective external service is only established when the link is actually clicked.

Please note that the use of your data beyond our processing is the responsibility of these companies and that it takes place without our involvement. The data protection declarations of the respective operators listed below apply to the services linked directly on the website.

 

Web fonts (local embedding)

Our website uses web fonts provided by Google. These Google fonts are installed locally so that no connection is established to the Google servers and no information is transmitted to Google.

 

Indirect data collection (server logs)

If you use this website, the call will be recorded by the host of the website (TU Wien). This log contains your IP address, which identifies you indirectly via your internet provider. The recording of this data is mandatory by law and necessary for security. There is no option to opt out, but the data will never be used for any other purpose.

 

Matomo Web statistics

This website is using Matomo, an Open Source, self-hosted software for collecting anonymous usage statistics for this website.

Matomo was configured to anonymize your IP-address and does not use any tracking cookies. You can also opt-out of Matomo Web Analytics alltogether by unchecking the checkbox on the bottom of this page.

The data is used to analyse the behaviour of the website visitors to identify potential pitfalls like not found pages, search engine indexing issues and to find out which contents are the most appreciated. Once the data (number of visitors reaching a not found pages, viewing only one page…) is processed, Matomo is generating reports for website owners to take action, for example changing the layout of the pages, publishing some fresh content… etc.

Matomo is processing the following data:

  • Cookies for technical purposes (piwik_ignore, when you use the opt-out method, MATOMO_SESSID a temporary session cookie, _pk_testcookie to test the browser support for cookies)

  • Anonymized IP-address by removing the last 2 bytes (so 198.51.0.0 instead of 198.51.100.54)

  • Pseudo-anonymized Location of the user (generated from the anonymized IP-address)

  • Date and time

  • Title of the page being viewed

  • URL of the page being viewed

  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page (if the page allows it)

  • Screen resolution

  • Time in local timezone

  • Files that were clicked and downloaded

  • Link clicks to an outside domain

  • Pages generation time

  • Country, region, city (low resolution based on IP-address)

  • Main Language of the browser

  • User Agent of the browser

 

The legitimate interests

The processing of personal data is based on legitimate interests.

Processing your personal data such as cookies is helping us identify what is working and what is not on our website. For example, it helps us identify if the way we are communicating is engaging or not and how we can organize the structure of the website better. Our team is benefiting from the processing of your personal data, and they are directly acting on the website. By processing your personal data, you can profit from a website which is getting better and better.

Without the data, we would not be able to provide you the service we are currently offering to you. Your data will be used only to improve the user experience on our website and help you find the information you are looking for.

 

Recipient of the data

The personal data received through Matomo are sent to:

  • us (Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures, TU Wien)

  • EDV Labor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, TU Wien (host and maintainer of this website)

  • TU Wien (host of the server; Privacy Policy)

 

Details of transfers to third country and safeguards

Matomo and this website data is hosted at TU Wien, Vienna in Austria. No data leaves the EU.

 

The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you think that the way we process your personal data with Matomo analytics is infringing the law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

 

Data subject’s rights

As Matomo is processing personal data on legitimate interests, you can exercise the following rights:

  • Right of access and data portability: you can ask us at any time to access your data.
  • Right to erasure and rectification: you can ask us at any time to delete all the data we are processing about you.
  • Right to object and restrict processing: you can object to the collection of your data by using the following opt-out feature or by enabling DoNotTrack in your browser: