Privacy policy for users of our website

This website is operated by the association Data Intelligence Offensive (DIO), Leopoldskronstraße 30, 5020 Salzburg, Austria. This statement describes how and for what purposes we, as the data protection controller, process your personal data in connection with this website. In addition, we would like to inform you in this notice about your rights in connection with your personal data and how you can contact us to enforce them.

1. What data we process about you.
In the course of your visit to this website, we will automatically collect the following of your personal data:
– The date and time you view a page on our website;
– Your IP address;
– the name and version of your web browser;
– the web page (URL) you visited before accessing this website; and
– certain cookies (see point 3 below).
In addition, we process the information that you yourself provide to us by entering it on our website (membership application form, newsletter registration). There is no obligation to actually provide the data that we ask you to provide on our website. However, if you do not do so, it will not be possible for you to use all the functions of the website and, in particular, we will not be able to process your enquiries.

2. Purpose of data processing.
We will process your personal data for the following purposes:
– to provide you with this website, including any related services;
– to further improve and develop this website;
– to be able to compile usage statistics;
– to detect, prevent and investigate attacks on our website.

3. Cookies
So-called cookies are used on this website. A cookie is a small file that can be stored on your computer when you visit a website. Basically, cookies are used to provide users with additional functions on a website. For example, they can be used to make it easier for you to navigate a website, to allow you to continue using a website where you left it and/or to save your preferences and settings when you visit the website again. Cookies cannot access, read or modify any other data on your computer.
Most of the cookies on this website are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted when you leave our website again. Permanent cookies, on the other hand, remain on your computer until you delete them manually in your browser. We use such persistent cookies to recognise you the next time you visit our website.
If you want to control cookies on your computer, you can set your browser to notify you when a website wants to store cookies. You can also block or delete cookies if they have already been stored on your computer. If you would like to know more about how to set these steps, please use the “Help” function in your browser. You can also find more information about cookies at
Please note that blocking or deleting cookies may affect your online experience and prevent you from fully using this website.

4. Google Analytics.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer to enable an analysis of the use of the website.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including a randomly generated user ID, your IP address and the URLs of websites visited) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We do not store any of your data collected in connection with Google Analytics.
This website uses the IP anonymisation option offered by Google Analytics. Your IP address will therefore be shortened/anonymised by Google as soon as Google receives your IP address. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to us. Your IP address or user ID will not be merged by Google with other data that Google processes.
You can prevent cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting your data in connection with Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:
For more information on Google’s terms of use and Google’s privacy policy, please visit or

5. Social Media Buttons.
This website links to the social media platforms Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

6. Mail newsletter subscription via Sendinblue.
You have the option of ordering a newsletter via this website, which is sent out using the email dispatch tool Sendinblue.

7. legal basis for processing
The legal basis for processing your personal data is our overriding legitimate interest (pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation), which is to achieve the purposes set out in point 2 above.

8. Duration of storage
We will generally store your data automatically collected on this website for a period of three months. Longer storage will only take place insofar as this is necessary to investigate detected attacks on our website or until the expiry of the statutory limitation and retention periods or as long as statutory retention obligations exist. In addition, we will retain your personal data until the conclusion of any legal disputes in which the data is required as evidence.

9. Your rights in relation to personal data.
You have the right (subject to applicable law) to, among other things, (i) verify whether and what personal data we hold about you and to obtain copies of such data, (ii) request that we correct, amend, or delete your personal data that is inaccurate or processed in a way that does not comply with the law, (iii) require us to (iv) in certain circumstances, object to the processing of your personal data or withdraw consent previously given for the processing, (v) request data portability, (vi) know the identity of third parties to whom your personal data is transferred and (vii) lodge a complaint with the competent authority. Any revocation will not affect the lawfulness of the processing previously carried out on the basis of consent.

10. Our contact details.
Data Intelligence Offensive (DIO), registered association, Leopoldskronstraße 30, 5020 Salzburg, Austria. E-mail:

Last updated 30.10.2018