ETHOS.legal – version 01/10/2018
The controller for this data processing is ETHOS, whose data protection officer can be contacted via email: email@example.com .
When you visit our website, your access data shall be collected and stored automatically (as server log files). Such access data may particularly include the page visited and its name, the files viewed, the date and time of the visit, data relating to the computer used, especially the browser and operating system, the referrer URL, the IP address, the requesting provider, the volume of data and the successful access notification. We use these access data for internal statistical purposes to guarantee the reliability of our website and to optimise it. However, we reserve the right to review such data later if, based on concrete evidence, there is a reasonable suspicion of unlawful use.
If you contact us, we shall process your data for contact purpose. By entering your personal data in one of our contact forms, you agree to its transmission to us and processing by us for the duration of the handling of this specific enquiry. This applies in particular to any enquiries you send to us using a contact form, via the chat feature or by email. We need this information to process your enquiry, to provide and improve the ways in which you can use our services, to maintain, protect and improve the services, to develop new services, to protect ETHOS and its users, and for evidence preservation. It shall be stored for as long as it is required to deal with any supplementary or follow-up questions posed by you or us. These data are only transmitted via an encrypted internet connection (https). We do not accept any liability for any loss of data or in the case of access by third parties to your data if we have complied with the security measures required according to the latest technology.
The legal bases for this data processing are your consent, our pre-contractual and contractual obligations to you, our legitimate interests and legal obligations of any kind, and § 96 of the Austrian Telecommunications Act.
Transmission to third parties / obligations of processors
We may, under certain circumstances, transmit your personal data
- to processors (e.g. for electronic advertising) who have made a commitment to us to comply with applicable data protection standards, or
- to third parties who need to be consulted in order to provide the services requested by you.
If it is not possible to comply with European data protection standards – because, for example, standard contractual clauses, adequacy decisions or certifications are not guaranteed in the present case – we shall explain this to you in good time and obtain the necessary consents from you. For further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
What are cookies?
Which data from you shall be collected when you visit our website?
After you visit our website, cookies remain stored on your device unless you reject them from the outset or you actively erase them. Actively disabling cookies may impair the functionality of our website for you. You can also prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, please note that if you do so you shall not be able to use the full functionality of our website. In addition, you can prevent the forwarding of data generated by the cookie and associated with your use of the website to Google, as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available on the website google.com. However, this plug-in is only available for certain browser programs.
We also use third-party content on our website to make it as informative and convenient as possible for you. Such content includes Google Maps, RSS feeds, YouTube and links to third-party offerings.
We use remarketing tags of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, which are incorporated into our website. When you visit the website, these tags shall establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook shall thereby learn that you have visited the website with your IP address and shall allocate this to your Facebook user account. This enables us to create and display Facebook ads. ETHOS has no knowledge of what information is transmitted to and used by Facebook. You can establish a direct link to Facebook via the “Share” menu. Personal data is not passed on until you click on the Share icons.
Use of external fonts
We use external fonts (“web fonts” – Google fonts) belonging to Google Inc. (“Google”). These web fonts are integrated via a Google server, which is usually located in the USA. The server receives information about which website you are visiting and stores the IP address of your PC’s browser. You can learn more in Google’s privacy notices, which can be accessed here: https://fonts.google.com/about.
We use Google Maps to display the location of our law firm at Teinfaltstrasse 8, 1010 Vienna. Google Maps is also a service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). If you use our website, you shall consent, through your use, to the collection, processing and usage of automatically collected and personally entered data by Google, its representatives or third-party providers. You can find out more at
For technical reasons, these third-party providers shall receive your IP address in an anonymised form. We have no influence over the use of these data by third-party providers. In this regard, we refer to the privacy policies of the relevant providers. We recommend that you review the offerings of third-party providers to clarify which cookies are used and how this use can be managed. The “Digital Advertising Alliance” provides information via the link http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN to help you to implement opt-out measures.
Browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera also provide instructions on how to disable cookies in their support and help settings. However, please bear in mind that you shall no longer be able to use some areas of our website if you block cookies in your browser:
Your rights as data subject and how to contact us
You can demand access to your personal data which are stored and processed by us at any time. As data subject, you also have a right of objection, access, erasure, rectification, restriction and transfer of your personal data, provided that this does not conflict with a statutory retention obligation on our part.
If and insofar as data processing must be based on your consent and you withdraw this consent, this withdrawal shall not affect other legal bases that permit data processing. However, this may mean that we are no longer able to provide our services for you in full or at all. Claims on the part of ETHOS and third parties shall not be affected by the withdrawal.
For further information on your rights as data subject, please contact us at email@example.com. We shall be glad to assist you. Any appeals should be addressed to the supervisory authority, which is the Austrian Data Protection Authority (DSB), Wickenburggasse 8-10, 1080 Vienna.
We have implemented organisational and technical safeguards, which we continually evaluate and adjust if necessary in order to protect your personal data stored and processed by us.
We encrypt many of our services with the use of SSL/TLS and shall store your data on specially protected servers. Access is limited to only a few specially authorised persons who are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial maintenance of the servers. To the best of our ability, your data will be protected against loss, destruction, corruption, manipulation, unauthorised access and unauthorised disclosure. However, data transmission via internet is not completely secure and cannot be totally protected from access by third parties.