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Our concern in the sense of the GDPR is the improvement of our offer and our web appearance. Since the privacy of our users is important to us, the user data is pseudonymized.

The user data is kept for a period of 14 months.


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Your rights

In principle, you have the rights to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability, revocation and opposition. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or if your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the data protection authority.

You can reach us under the following contact details:

Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development

Pestalozzigasse 4/D1
1010 Wien
Tel: +43 (0)1 / 7131414

Our data protection officer can be reached at

Mag. Maria Husinsky, MA
Tel: +43 (0)1 / 7131414-21

Vienna, May 2018

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