General Terms and Conditions for Rendity GmbH


Rendity GmbH, headquartered in Vienna (hereinafter also known as “Rendity”), operates a crowd-investing platform for real estate projects under the domain “rendity.com” (hereinafter also known as the “Platform”). The Platform offers asset consulting in compliance with the Austrian Trade Regulation Act by providing information about real estate projects and by concluding a qualified, subordinated loan (hereinafter also known as a “Loan”), with the associated participation in financing the respective project.

1. Scope

(1) The use of the platform establishes a Usage Agreement between the user and the Platform operator that is exclusively subject to the following General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter also “GTCs”).
(2) The legal relationship between the Platform operator and real estate companies is not the subject of these GTCs. This relationship is defined by separately concluded cooperation agreements. The legal relationship between real estate companies and lenders is not the subject of these GTCs either. This is defined by separately concluded loan agreements.
(3) The following definitions apply to the terms defined in the text:

  • a. User of the platform: the visitor of the platform, who has successfully registered with Rendity
  • b. Platform operator: Rendity GmbH, headquartered in Vienna, with the address Tegetthoffstraße 7, 1010 Vienna, registered in the Commercial Register of the Commercial Court of Vienna under FN 438425 v is the operator of a crowdinvesting platform for real estate projects
  • c. Lender: the user of our Rendity platform who has entered into one or more financing agreements through our platform
  • d. Real estate company: the real estate company as a borrower (which realizes a real estate project) receives capital in the form of a qualified subordinated loan via the platform Rendity from the investors as lenders (for example: a property developer, a project developer, a project company specially used for real estate projects)
  • e. Loan Agreement: A qualified subordinated loan contract concluded between the real estate company as the borrower and the lender
  • f. Payment service provider: The payment service provider accepts lending sums from the lenders to hold them until appropriate instructions from the platform operator, and upon successful funding, pays them out to the borrower's account. Lemon Way SAS, headquartered in Montreuil, at 14 rue de la Beaune, FR-93100 Montreuil sous-Bois, is a hybrid payment institution approved by the French Banking Authority ("ACPR") (registration number: 16 568).

2. Registering

(1) In order to use the Platform to its fullest extent, users must register and provide truthful personal information as requested. Natural persons are only permitted to register if they are at least 18 years of age and fully legally competent. Legal entities may only be registered by their authorized representatives. Multiple registrations are not permissible. There is no entitlement to register and use the Platform. The Platform operator may refuse a potential lender as a user at any time without further explanation and may terminate the Usage Agreement in compliance with Pt. 6 of the GTCs.
(2) Lenders must have their official residence within the European Economic Area and may only use the Platform on their own account. Registrations are highly personal and may not be transferred.
(3) Once registration is complete, the Platform operator will send the user a confirmation email. The user’s email address will only be confirmed when the activation link in this email is opened and registration is completed. After concluding the Agreement, users can review and change their data at any time under “Profile.”
(4) Registering with incorrect data is not permissible, and may cause the user to be blocked from the Platform. The Platform operator reserves the right without prior notice to delete registrations that were created with single-use email addresses (known as “disposable email addresses”) as well as registrations that are not activated within 2 months of being created.
(5) The User shall ensure that all information provided during the use of the Platform is truthful and up to date.
(6) When registering, users of the Platform choose a password for the registered account. The user hereby agrees to ensure that his/her login data, particularly the password, is not made accessible to third parties. The user is exclusively responsible for all activities performed using his/her account. If there is any indication that the account is being misused, or that third parties have nonetheless obtained knowledge of the login data, the user shall inform the Platform operator of this immediately.
(7) The Platform operator will never request personal data, especially login data, by email or phone.

3. Using the Platform

(1) The Platform operator shall provide the users of the Platform with information about real estate projects. Users of the Platform have an opportunity to participate in financing the projects by submitting an offer to conclude loan agreements. Individual offer acceptance by the real estate company shall involve the Platform operator as a carrier of declarations of intent. In this context, the Platform operator shall limit itself to providing sample documents and technical conditions for concluding the agreements, organizing the shipment of documents, and performing certain additional services for the project holders, particularly contract and data management as well as payment coordination. The Platform operator shall not provide any other services.
(2) All real estate companies and information provided by the real estate companies regarding real estate projects were chosen merely on the basis of a simple test, based on certain formal criteria, plausibility and coherence of the overall picture given a reasonable effort and cost. Thus the Platform operator is unable to state whether the real estate companies’ information is accurate. Above all, however, the Platform operator does not review whether or to what extent it is economically sensible for the user to grant a qualified, subordinated loan to the real estate company. This assessment and the associated decision about individual investments must be made independently at the user’s own discretion.
(3) The technical provision of information on the Platform and the ability to conclude agreements through the Platform do not constitute a recommendation or investment advice, nor legal or tax advice, from the Platform operator. Before concluding an agreement, it is recommended that users obtain economic, tax and legal advice, particularly from an attorney and a tax consultant.
(4) The investment process is only considered to be complete when an amount has been chosen, the agreement on granting a qualified, subordinated loan and all other relevant documents and materials for the investment process have been accepted, payment has been provided through a payment service provider, and the user has received a confirmation pertaining to the agreement.
(5) The real estate company as borrower expressly reserves the right to refuse offers from lenders without stating reasons. The lender therefore has no legal right to accept his offer.
(6) Upon acceptance of the offer by the real estate company as the borrower, the lender has the right to withdraw from the loan contract within 14 days.
(7) For a qualified, subordinated loan, the users shall bear a total default risk as lenders. The loan capital, including interest claims, cannot be reclaimed on the basis of the qualified, subordinated claim if this would create grounds for insolvency on the part of the borrower. This may lead to a total loss of the invested capital. Users are asked to please note the detailed risk information.
(8) Payments shall exclusively be made through an external payment service provider. The Platform operator shall not accept and/or make any payments.
(9) Use of the Platform is free of charge for users.
(10) All types of comments, information, and documents provided within the context of the Platform and/or the associated blogs that violate applicable laws or are otherwise inappropriate, particularly containing racist, pornographic, insulting or immoral content, are not permissible. Violations of this provision may result in a damage compensation obligation for the Platform user, deletion of the articles in question, and/or immediate blocking of the Platform user from further use of the Platform.
(11) If there are signs that the Platform is being misused, particularly in the case of agreements concluded through the Platform without payment of the loan amounts owed as per the respective agreements, the operator reserves the right to block the user from use of the platform with immediate effect.
(12) The Platform operator is entitled to reduce, expand or otherwise change the services offered to users on the Platform at any time if this becomes necessary for good cause.

4. Data privacy

(1) The user is not entitled to share or reproduce any documents, information and materials that were made available to the user through the Platform. This excludes information and materials that are publicly accessible. This requirement shall also apply without limitation after the end of the use of the Platform, as well as after any termination of this Usage Agreement. If a user violates this obligation, it may lead to liability for damages.
(2) The user’s personal data shall only be collected and used in accordance with legal provisions, particularly in compliance with the applicable data privacy laws.
(3) The Platform operator reserves the right to verify the provided data on a random basis. This data shall not be shared with third parties without express permission from the user. The Platform operator notes that data transmission on the internet (e.g. in email communications) may be subject to security gaps. It is not possible to seamlessly protect data from third-party access. Users have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time, but at most once per quarter, about what personal data has been saved about them, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of processing this data; they are also entitled to have the data corrected, blocked or deleted as long as no other contractual provisions prohibit this.
(4) Third-party use of contact information published in compliance with the legal notice obligation in order to transmit advertisements and informational materials that were not explicitly requested is hereby explicitly prohibited. The Platform operator explicitly reserves the right to take legal action in the event that unrequested advertising information, for instance spam, is transmitted.

5. Liability

(1) The Platform operator shall be liable to the user without limitation in the event of a loss of life, bodily injury or damages to health, and for damages due to an intentional or grossly negligent violation of its contractual obligations based on the Usage Agreement.
(2) The above liability limitations shall also apply in the event that a vicarious agent is at fault, as well as to the personal liability of the Platform operator’s employees, representatives and corporate bodies.
(3) The Platform operator shall not be liable for the effectiveness of the concluded loan agreements or the economic success of the financing, for payment defaults or for the risk of insolvency by the parties to the Agreement.
(4) No liability is assumed for the claims and information provided by real estate companies on the Platform, particularly with regard to real estate projects (see Pt. 3 (2) of the GTC’s).
(5) The Platform operator assumes no liability for the content of pages to which links are provided. If one of the pages to which a link is provided is found to have questionable or illegal content, a notification is requested so that the link can be removed as quickly as possible in such a case. If you leave the Platform via an external link or click on a link that leads to an external page, your web identity (IP address, operating system, browser used, etc.) may be recorded there. The Platform operator is not able to influence or give notice of any collection and processing of your personal data by these pages, for instance Facebook or Twitter. Users of the Platform are advised to inform themselves about the applicable GTCs and the privacy policy of each provider on the linked pages.

6. Term & Termination

(1) The Usage Agreement received for the use of the Platform is open-ended and can be ended by ordinary termination at the end of any month with 14 business days’ notice. For a legal termination, the user has the option of providing the corresponding notice to the Platform operator by an e-mail, which must be officially received by the Platform operator.
(2) The right to extraordinary termination for good cause remains unaffected hereby.
(3) Agreements concluded through the platform, in particular loan agreements, remain unaffected by any termination.

7. Availability of the Platform

(1) The Platform operator shall strive to make the Platform consistently available within the scope of what is technically and economically reasonable. For technical reasons, however, constant availability of the Platform cannot be guaranteed for Platform users. In particular, maintenance, security and capacity requirements as well as occurrences beyond the control of the Platform operator may lead to a temporary suspension of the offered services and the Platform’s availability.
(2) Inadequate technical equipment on the part of the user and/or an inadequate connection from the access provider may also lead to such limitations.
(3) The Platform operator is entitled to temporarily limit the Platform and its services at any time if this is necessary for capacity reasons, security reasons, for performing other technical measures or for another material reason.

8. Final Provisions

(1) The Platform operator shall strive to make the Platform consistently available within the scope of what is technically and economically reasonable. For technical reasons, however, constant availability of the Platform cannot be guaranteed for Platform users. In particular, maintenance, security and capacity requirements as well as occurrences beyond the control of the Platform operator may lead to a temporary suspension of the offered services and the Platform’s availability.
(2) These GTCs and the legal relationship between the Platform operator and the user are subject to the laws of the federal republic of Austria.
(3) The court having subject matter jurisdiction for the 1st District in Vienna shall be responsible for all disputes arising from this Agreement. Regardless of this, contractual partners can also be subject to proceedings at their general place of jurisdiction.
(4) The invalidity of individual provisions of these GTCs shall not cause the entire Agreement to be invalid; they shall be replaced by valid provisions that as closely as possible approximate the economic and legal intent of the invalid provisions.


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Date: 01/30/2018

Datenschutzerklärung

The use of the website rendity.com ("Website") is usually possible without providing personal information. Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('the data subject'); a natural person is considered as identifiable, which can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier (eg cookie) or to one or more special features, that express the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person. As far as on our sides personal data (for example name, address or E-Mail addresses) are raised, this takes place, as far as possible, always on voluntary basis. Rendity is committed to protecting your personal information. We therefore observe the applicable legal provisions, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation ("DSGVO"), the Austrian Data Protection Act ("DSG") and the Telecommunications Act ("TKG") for the protection, lawful handling and confidentiality of personal data as well as data security. We point out that the data transmission in the Internet (eg in the communication by E-Mail) can exhibit security gaps. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible. The use of contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation by third parties for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby expressly excluded. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

Hosting

The hosting services we use are for the purpose of providing the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, security and technical maintenance services we use to operate this online service. In doing so, we or our hosting service provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of visitors to this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO in conjunction with Art. 28 DSGVO (Conclusion of contract processing contract).

Collection of access data and log files

We, or our hosting provider, collects data on each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files) on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The access data includes name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider. Logfile information is stored for security reasons (eg to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes shall be exempted from the cancellation until final clarification of the incident.

Registration

Users can optionally create a user account. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information will be communicated to the users. The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of using the offer. Users may be informed by e-mail about offer or registration-related information, such as changes in the scope of the offer or technical circumstances. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to their retention is necessary for commercial or tax reasons in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter c DSGVO. It is the responsibility of the users to secure their data upon termination before the end of the contract. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the term of the contract. In the context of the use of our registration and registration functions as well as the use of the user account, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of these data to third parties is not performed, unless it is necessary for the prosecution of our claims or there is a legal obligation in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter c DSGVO.

Contact

When contacting us (eg by chat, e-mail, or via social media) the information of the user to perform the contact request in accordance with Art 6 para 1 lit b DSGVO is processed. The information provided by users is stored in a Customer Relationship Management System ("CRM System"). We delete the requests, if they are no longer required. The legal archiving obligations apply.

Collaboration with processors and third parties

If, in the context of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties), transmit it to them or otherwise grant access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (eg if a transmission of the data to third parties, as our payment service provider, pursuant to Art. 6 para 1 lit. b DSGVO is required to fulfill the contract), you have consented to a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests (eg when using our webhoster). If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called "contract processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO. If we process data in a third country - ie outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) - or in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only be done if: to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only in the presence of the special requirements of Art 44 ff DSGVO. This means, for example, that the processing takes place on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized level of data protection (eg for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

Newsletter

If you have given your consent, we will use your personal data (name and e-mail address) announced during the newsletter registration for the following direct marketing purposes. By clicking on the "subscribe to newsletter" button in the newsletter, you consent to your voluntarily provided personal data being used by us for the purpose of sending (i) newsletters about our current projects (ii) marketing and product information related to our services, (iii) customer satisfaction surveys and (iv) event invitations are processed by email. Registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double-opt-in procedure. This means you will receive an e-mail after logging in to ask for confirmation of your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider will be logged. You can revoke this consent at any time by contacting us (eg by e-mail or by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the end of each newsletter).

MailChimp

The newsletters will be sent by MailChimp, a mail-order service provider of Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The privacy policy of the shipping service provider can be viewed here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection standards (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active). The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) DSGVO and a contract processing contract pursuant to Article 28 (3) S 1 DSGVO. The shipping service provider may use the data of the recipient in a pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, eg for the technical optimization of shipping and the presentation of newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to address themselves or to pass the data on to third parties. The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", ie a pixel-sized file, which is retrieved when the newsletter is opened by MailChimp. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval. This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. Statistical surveys also include determining if the newsletters will be opened, when they will be opened and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our goal nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to observe individual users. Rather, the evaluations serve to identify the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

Integration of services and contents of third parties

Within our online offer based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) content or service offers from third-party providers are used to provide their content and services, such as Include videos or fonts (collectively referred to as "content"). This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may include, but is not limited to, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time, and other information regarding the use of our online offer.

Youtube

We embed the videos on the YouTube platform of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For more information, see the YouTube Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, The opt-out feature prevents future collection of your information when you visit this site https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Fonts

We incorporate the fonts ("Google Fonts") provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For more information, see the Google Fonts privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, the opt-out feature prevents future collection of your information when you visit this site https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Maps

We include maps from the Google Maps service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, users' IP addresses and location data, but these are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings of their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. For more information, please see the Google Maps Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, the opt-out feature prevents future collection of your information when you visit this site https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event of activation of IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. In these purposes, our legitimate interest lies in the data processing. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (eg user IDs) or advertising IDs will be automatically deleted after 26 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached is done automatically once a month. For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://policies.google.com/?hl=de. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. You may also prevent the collection of the cookie-generated and website-related information (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on. Opt-out cookies prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics tracking across devices, you must opt-out on all systems you use. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Google Analytics deaktivieren
Likewise, the Website uses the Marketing and Remarketing Services ("Google Marketing Services") of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, ("Google"). Google Marketing Services allows us to better target advertisements for and on our website so that we only present ads to users that potentially match their interests. For example, if a user sees advertisements for products he's been interested in on other websites, this is called "remarketing". For these purposes, when Google and our websites access Google Marketing Services, Google will immediately execute a Google code and become so-called (re) marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as web beacons "included) in the website. With their help, the user can store an individual cookie, ie a small file (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). The cookies can be set by different domains, including google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com or googleadservices.com. In this file is noted which web pages the user visited, for what content he is interested and what offers he has clicked, as well as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time and other information on the use of the online offer. The IP address of the users is also recorded, whereby in the context of Google Analytics we announce that the IP address is shortened within member states of the European Union or other parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area and only in exceptional cases to one Google server in the US is transmitted and shortened there. The IP address will not be merged with data of the user within other offers from Google. The above information may also be linked by Google with such information from other sources. If the user then visits other websites, they can be displayed according to his interests, the ads tailored to him. The data of the users are pseudonym processed in the context of the Google marketing services. For example, Google does not store and process users' names or e-mail addresses, but processes the relevant data in a cookie-related manner within pseudonymous user profiles. That is, from the perspective of Google, the ads are not managed and displayed to a specifically identified person, but to the cookie owner, regardless of who that cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has explicitly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization.
The information collected about users through Google Marketing Services is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the United States. Among the Google marketing services, we use the online advertising program "Google AdWords". In the case of Google AdWords, each advertiser receives a different "conversion cookie". Cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords advertisers' websites. The information collected through the cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Advertisers will see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users. For more information about Google's data usage for marketing, see the overview page: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads, Google's Privacy Policy https://www.google.com/policies/privacy. If you wish to opt-out of interest-based advertising through Google Marketing Services, you can use the recruitment and opt-out options provided by Google at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences.

Facebook

Our website also uses social plugins ("plugins") from the social network facebook.com, which is owned by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or, if you are based in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd,4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland is operated ("Facebook"). The plugins can represent interaction elements or content (eg videos, graphics or text contributions) and can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on blue tile, the terms "Like", "Like" or a "thumbs up" sign ) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. If you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and incorporated into the website. Therefore, we have no influence on the extent of the data collected by Facebook with the help of this plugin, and therefore inform you according to our knowledge: By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save your IP address. Regarding the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights and options to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/about/policy. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website and link it to your member data stored on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins with add-ons for your browser, for example with the "Facebook Blocker".
In addition, our website uses the Facebook pixel, which allows Facebook to determine the visitors to our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called "Facebook ads"). Accordingly, we use the Facebook Pixel to display the Facebook ads we have been sent only to those Facebook users who have shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain features (eg interests in certain topics or products determined by the visit of certain Web pages), which we transmit to Facebook (so-called "Custom Audiences"). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to make sure that our Facebook ads are in line with the potential interest of users and are not annoying. With the help of the Facebook pixel, we can also understand the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes, in which we see whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called "conversion"). Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active). The processing of the data by Facebook is part of Facebook's data usage policy. Accordingly, general notes on how to display Facebook Ads, in Facebook's Data Usage Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. Specific information and details about the Facebook Pixel and how it works can be found in the help section of Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.
You may object to the capture by the Facebook Pixel and use of your data to display Facebook Ads. To adjust which types of ads you see within Facebook, you can go to the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions for the usage-based advertising settings at https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are platform-independent, ie they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices. You can also use the Cookies for distance measurement and promotional purposes via the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and in addition the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/).

Twitter

On our sides also functions of the service Twitter are involved. These features are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. This may include, for example, content such as pictures, videos or texts and buttons with which you can announce your favor regarding the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions. By using these features, the web pages you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and, where appropriate, shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For more information, see the Twitter Privacy Policy at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the Account Settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). The opt-out option prevents future collection of your data when visiting this website https://twitter.com/personalization.

LinkedIn

Our website also includes features of the LinkedIn service. These features are offered by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. This may include, for example, content such as pictures, videos or texts and buttons with which you can announce your favor regarding the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions. If you are a member of the LinkedIn platform, LinkedIn may associate the call with the above content and features to your profile. For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy statement at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active). The opt-out option prevents future collection of your data when you visit this website https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

Disqus

Features of the commenting service DISQUS, offered by DISQUS, Inc., 301 Howard St, Floor 3 San Francisco, California-94105, USA, are also included on our pages. DISQUS is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TRkEAAW&status=Active). To use the DISQUS comment function, you can log in using your own DISQUS user account or an existing social media account (eg OpenID, Facebook, Twitter or Google). Your credentials will be obtained from the platforms through DISQUS. It is also possible to use the DISQUS comment feature as a guest without creating or using user accounts with DISQUS or any of the social media providers listed. We only include DISQUS with its features in our website, but we can not influence the comments of the users. They enter into a direct contractual relationship with DISQUS, in which DISQUS processes the users 'comments and acts as a contact for any deletion of users' data. Please refer to the DISQUS privacy policy at https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy and point out that you can assume that DISQUS has its comment content as well as its content IP address and the time of the comment stores as well as cookies on the computers of users stores and can use to display advertising. However, users may object to the processing of their data for purposes of displaying ads at https://disqus.com/data-sharing-settings.

Rights of data subjects

You have the right to ask for confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information about this data as well as for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO you have the right to demand the completion of the data concerning yourself or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you. In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the relevant data should be deleted without delay, or, alternatively, to require a restriction of the processing of data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO. You have the right to obtain the data relating to you in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO and to request the transmission to other persons responsible. You also have the right under Art. 77 DSGVO to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. Our data protection supervisory authority is the Austrian Data Protection Authority, Wickenburggasse 8, 1080 Vienna. Before submitting a complaint to the DPA, please contact the website operator's address given in the imprint. You have the right to revoke granted consent in accordance with Article 7 para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future. You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with Art 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes. For this purpose and for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can always contact us via the address of the website operator specified in the imprint. We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our privacy policy. We will adjust the privacy policy as soon as the changes to the data processing we make require it. We will inform you as soon as the changes require your participation (eg consent) or other individual notification.