Data protection

Data processing controller

When you visit our website, in its role as the data processing controller the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Wohlmutstrasse 22, 1020 Vienna (see below for contact details) processes the personal data transferred to our server by your web browser, and that are required for technical purposes in order to display the website and to ensure its security and stability. Protecting personal data and handling it with care are priorities for the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna. This page contains full information on the processing of personal data on our website.

Our website is maintained and developed by a specialist company on an order-related basis (currently Digitalsunray Media, Gonzagagasse 11/25, 1010 Vienna). As a result, this specialist company has knowledge of the collected personal data, but it is not entitled to use the data for its own purposes or to transfer it to third parties.

Data security

The University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna takes all necessary technical and organisational measures to ensure your personal data is protected. As long as your browser supports SSL, access to our website is made secure by https. This enables encrypted transmission of your personal data. Our security standards always conform to the current state of the art.

Cookies

This website uses cookies as a technical means of providing services on our digital platforms. They support analysis of the behaviour of visitors to the website, which in turn enables us to adapt our offering to users. In addition, cookies or other technologies may be used to deliver targeted content and marketing messages that are interesting for you, and to offer social media functions.

Further personal data such as your name or contact details are not collected, unless you provide them voluntarily (e.g. when registering for an event). You can adjust your browser’s settings and define how cookies are used. However, rejecting cookies may affect the functioning of the website.

How to change your cookie preferences for our website

1) Go to https://www.fh-vie.ac.at/en/pages/data-protection and click on the button in the bottom left corner, to open privacy settings.

2) All of our analytics tools are listed under “Marketing”. You can change your settings by ticking or unticking the box next to each one.

3) Once you have finished adjusting your settings, simply click on “Save settings”. Your new preferences will be saved.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google), to enable analysis of use of the website.

The information generated by Google Analytics about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Web analytics

This website uses Siteimprove Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Siteimprove. Siteimprove Analytics uses cookies – text files stored on your computer or smartphone which help us to analyse how you use the website. The information about visitors’ use of the website generated by the cookies is stored and processed by Siteimprove on servers in Denmark.

IP addresses are fully anonymised before data collected via the Siteimprove Suite can be viewed by us. Reversal of anonymisation of IP addresses or association of IP addresses with collected data are not possible.

We use this information to analyse and produce reports on the behaviour of visitors to our website and to improve visitors’ experience of our website. Siteimprove will not share this information with third parties or use it for marketing or advertising purposes of any kind.

The following cookies from Siteimprove are used on this website:

Name of cookie: nmstat

Type: Persistent – expires after 1,000 days

About the cookie: This cookie is used to record the behaviour of visitors to the website, and to collect statistics concerning website use, such as when a given visitor last visited the site. The cookie does not contain any personal data and is only used for website analytics.

Name of cookie: siteimproveses

Type: Session cookie

About the cookie: This cookie is used to record the sequence of pages that a visitor views during their visit to the website. The cookie does not contain any personal data and is only used for website analytics.

You can object to collection of your data by Siteimprove Analytics by clicking on the button in the bottom left of the page. This will activate an opt-out cookie that prevents collection of your data when you visit this website in future.

Social media plug-ins

Our website features social media plug-ins from the following providers:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • WhatsApp

The plug-ins are represented by the logos of these providers on pages on the website. When you access a page on which one of these logos is displayed, a connection is automatically established with the server of the respective social media provider. As a result, the provider receives information on which pages you visit.

We cannot influence which data are sent to the social media provider in question. The data are always transmitted, even if you do not click on a plug-in.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp during your visit to our website, the respective plug-in can connect with your account. When comments or “Likes” are recorded via the plug-in, this information is transmitted to the social media provider and linked with your account with that provider.

If you do not wish such actions to be linked to your account, you need to log out of your social media account before clicking on plug-in functions, or block the plug-in on your device by means of suitable software (e.g. Addon).

Please note that in respect of social media plug-ins, the privacy notices of the providers stated above also apply.

Your rights as a subject of data processing

With regard to your personal data, by law you have the following rights in connection with your visit to our website:

  • The right of access, to rectification and erasure, to restriction of processing, to object to processing and to data portability; these rights can be exercised by contacting the UAS (see below for contact details)
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the competent authority; in Austria, this right can be exercised by contacting the Austrian Data Protection Authority

Contact

University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna

Wohlmutstrasse 22

1020 Vienna

T: +43/1/720 12 86-0

E: datenschutz@fh-vie.ac.at