We process personal data primarily for the following purposes:
We receive personal data
The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, business relationships with us will not be possible if the necessary personal data is not available to us. In the same way, we can't guarantee all the functions of our websites if you do not provide the necessary personal data.
Legal bases for our processing of your data are:
For the aforementioned reasons we may forward your personal data to the following recipients:
In some cases, data is also forwarded to recipients outside Austria and, in exceptional cases, to non-secure third countries. In this case, however, we ensure that suitable privacy safeguards are in place, e.g. through binding intra-corporate data protection regulations or EU standard data protection clauses.
Your personal data will only be stored by us for as long as it is reasonably necessary to achieve the aforementioned purposes. We also store your personal data for as long as there are statutory retention obligations or the limitation periods for potential legal claims have not yet expired.
You are entitled (subject to applicable law), among other things, (i) to verify whether and what personal data we have stored about you and to receive copies of this data, (ii) to request the rectification, amendment or deletion of your personal data that is incorrectly or improperly processed, (iii) to request us to limit the processing of your personal data and (iv) to object to the processing of your personal data or revoke the previously given consent for the processing in certain circumstances, (v) to request data portability, (vi) to know the identity of third parties to whom your personal data has been forwarded and (vii) to lodge a complaint with the relevant authority.
Most of the cookies on our websites are so-called session or temporary cookies. They are automatically deleted when you leave the website. In addition, we use persistent cookies, which remain stored on the hard drive. However, these can be manually deleted in your browser. Otherwise, these cookies last between 1 month and 10 years. We use these persistent cookies to recognise you when you next visit our website in order to make the website more comfortable for you to use and to adapt the website to your requirements in the best possible way.
Cookies do not contain personal data. Only pseydonymous data is collected under a user ID, e.g. which pages the user has viewed, which content he searched for etc. WALTER GROUP never merges pseudonymous data with the personal data of the user.
You can actively consent to the storage of cookies over and above a technically required extent when visiting our websites. You also have the option to enable or disable the storage of only certain types of cookies. If you want to adjust your cookie settings at a later date you can do so in the cookie settings at any time.
You can also control cookies on your computer by selecting your browser settings to get a notification when a website wants to store cookies. You can also block or delete cookies if they are already stored on your computer.
However, disabling, blocking or deleting cookies may affect your online experience and prevent you from fully using our websites.
Our websites use the option offered by Google Analytics for IP anonymisation. This means that the IP address of the user is being shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the websites, compile reports about website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website and internet usage. The IP address provided by the user's browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other Google data.
You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Alternatively, you can prevent the use of Google Analytics by disabling statistics cookies in the cookie settings.
The websites use Google Re-Marketing. Google Re-Marketing is an advertising service from Google Inc. ("Google", Mountain View, USA) that allows us to present you with targeted advertising of suspected interest based on your usage behaviour during previous visits to our websites, if you have given your consent. This advertising only appears on Google advertising spaces, either on dvertising space from Google Adwords or the Google Display Network.
You can opt out of Google Re-Marketing in Google Ads Preference Manager or edit your settings.
Alternatively, you can prevent the Re-Marketing on websites by disabling marketing cookies in the cookie settings.
You can opt out of the use of Hotjar. Instructions are available at www.hotjar.com/opt-out.
Alternatively, you can prevent the use of Hotjar by disabling statistics cookies in the cookie settings.
(1) Third-party applications (e.g. AddThis, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) are integrated into parts of individual WALTER GROUP websites, as well as content stored on third-party platforms (e.g. YouTube). Despite careful testing and active measures to safeguard data protection, the WALTER GROUP has no influence on the type and use of user data collected by third parties on the WALTER GROUP websites. Responsibility for this data lies exclusively with the providers of these applications:
(1.3) Twitter Inc., with headquarters at 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107 USA (“Twitter” for short) provides plug-ins for website operators, which are used on some of our websites. The plug-ins are recognisable by the “Twitter-Tweet“ or “Follow” buttons. Pages with these plug-ins establish a direct connection to Twitter and transfer different data depending on your log-in status on Twitter. As a result, conclusions may possibly be drawn concerning use of our websites, which Twitter might use for its own purposes. The displayed plug-in content is on Twitter servers and is only displayed on our websites. We do not influence the purpose or scope of Twitter’s data collection or Twitter’s further processing thereof, nor can we access this information. More information on Twitter’s data protection regulations can be found at http://twitter.com/privacy.
(1.4) LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA provides plug-ins that are used on some of our websites. Every visit to a page on our websites that contains LinkedIn functions establishes a connection to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that the user has visited our website with your IP address. If the user clicks LinkedIn's "Like/Share" button and is logged into his LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can assign the user's visit to our website to him and his user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the websites, we have no knowledge of the content of the transferred data and its use by LinkedIn.
The websites use so-called Re-Targeting technologies. We use these technologies to make the website more interesting for the user. This technology makes it possible to address users who have already shown interest in the website and our services or products, on third party websites using advertising.
We are convinced that displaying personalised, interest-based advertising is generally of more interest to the user than advertising which has no such personal reference. The insertion of this advertising material on a third party website is based on a cookie technology and an analysis of previous usage behaviour. This form of advertising is completely anonymous. No personal data is stored and usage profiles are not merged with personal user data.