WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is committed to protecting your personal data. Your personal data are kept confidential and processed in accordance with the provisions of the applicable data protection laws. In fulfillment of the regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in particular Article 13, we would like to inform you about the types of personal data that are processed in connection with your visit to our publicly accessible WU Blog at https://blog.wu.ac.at and also about the purposes for which these data are processed.
You can contact us at:
|Controller:||Data Protection Officer:|
|WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna
|WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
c/o Data Protection Officer
Welthandelsplatz 1, AR building, 1020 Vienna
WHICH TYPES OF PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED AND FOR WHICH PURPOSES?
- Server log files
We process only the necessary data provided to us automatically as a result of your visit to our WU Blog website. These data are logged in server log files. The following categories of personal data are logged:
- The IP address you are accessing the site from
- Access date and time
- Access method (e.g. GET)
- Accessed URL
- Access protocol used (e.g. HTTP/1.1)
- HTTP response status code
- File size
- Referring page (referrer URL)
- Operating system and browser type (user agent)
Log files are saved for a period of 4 weeks. We process these data to ensure proper operations and to monitor the performance of the WU Blog. If you have given your consent, we also process these data to generate user statistics.
- Strictly necessary cookies are set to ensure that our website functions properly.
- Statistics cookies help us make the WU Blog as user-friendly as possible. We use these cookies to analyze our website’s access statistics, find out more about how our visitors use the WU Blog, and improve our services.
- Social media cookies allow us to integrate third-party website services (in particular YouTube).
For a detailed list of cookies used and how long they are saved, please see INDIVIDUAL COOKIE PREFERENCES, where you can manage your consent to individual cookies.
- Social media buttons
Our WU Blog has social media buttons to allow users to share content from the page to their social networks. Unlike other pages with social media buttons, no data is passed on to social media operators by simply opening the WU Blog page.
Social media operators will only receive your data if you actively click on the respective social media buttons and agree to the cookies set by the individual social media operators.
WHAT IS THE LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR DATA?
- 6 (1) item a of the GDPR – consent
Your consent is required before we can process any personal data obtained from statistics or social media cookies. You can withdraw your consent to any future data processing at any time. However, any processing of your data which occurred before consent was withdrawn remains legal and unaffected.
- 6 (1) item f of the GDPR – pursuit of legitimate interests:
The setting of strictly necessary cookies and the resulting processing of personal data is carried out in pursuit of our legitimate interest in providing our WU Blog for use without technical problems.
DOES THE PROCESSING INVOLVE ANY AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING (PROFILING)?
No, no automated decision-making or profiling is involved.
ARE YOU OBLIGATED TO PROVIDE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
Consent to statistics and social media cookies is voluntary. You are in no way obligated to provide the data associated with this consent.
Strictly necessary cookies are placed automatically when the WU Blog is opened. Without collecting the personal data resulting from these cookies, we would not be able to provide our WU Blog for use without technical problems.
If you want to prevent cookies being saved on your computer altogether, you can also set this in your internet browser. Once set, cookies can also be deleted again. More information on managing your browser settings can usually be found in your browser’s help menu.
TO WHICH OTHER PARTIES DO WE PASS ON YOUR DATA?
As a general rule, we do not transmit your data to any third parties. In some cases, however, we may share your data with external service providers we cooperate with (currently, for example, Fonda Interaktive Medien und Kommunikation GmbH) for website maintenance and design purposes.
If you have given us your consent, we will transmit personal data collected by social media cookies to YouTube, LLC (in short: YouTube) in the USA in accordance with Art 49 (1) item a of the GDPR. Please note that the European Court of Justice has not certified an adequate level of data protection for the USA. In particular, there is a risk that US authorities will process data for supervisory and monitoring purposes and that no effective legal remedies are available against this. You can withdraw your consent to any future data processing at any time. The easiest way to do that is by adjusting the settings in your individual cookie preferences.
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS AS A DATA SUBJECT?
As a data subject affected by these data processing activities, you have the following rights vis-a-vis the controller pursuant to the GDPR:
- Right to information and access to the data
- Right to correction of data
- Right to deletion of the data
- Right to restrict the data processing
- Right to data portability
- Right to object to the data processing
As a data subject, you also have the right to file a complaint with the Austrian Data Protection Authority. Further information on your rights as a data subject is available on the website of the Austrian Data Protection Authority at https://www.data-protection-authority.gv.at/data-protection-in-austria/rights-of-the-data-subject.html.