This Privacy Notice was drawn up by me, Judith Hornok, A-1130 Vienna, Frimbergergasse 1/1/8, for the purpose of explaining to you, according to the data protection laws applicable in Austria (in particular: EU Data Protection Regulation, Data Protection Act), what information I collect, how I use the data and what decisions you, as the visitor of this website, can make.
1. Automatic data storage
If you visit my website, certain information will be automatically generated and stored. Normally, you can use my website without disclosing your identity. When you visit my website, the browser used on your device will automatically send information to the server of my web server (the computer which stores this website). This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:
- IP-address of your device;
- name and URL of the retrieved file;
- website from which the access originated (referring URL);
- details of your browser (e.g.: Chrome, Firefox, Edge) and, if necessary, the operating system of your computer, and the name of your access provider;
- the addresses of visited subpages;
- date and time.
I process the above-mentioned data for the following purposes:
- To ensure smooth connection to my website;
- To ensure convenient use of my website;
- To evaluate system security and stability; and
- For other administrative purposes.
The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit f of the EU GDPR. My legitimate interest arises from the data collection purposes listed above.
2. Storage of personal data
I will only use the personal data provided by you electronically through this website, in particular your name, email address and other personal information, together with the other details mentioned in section 1, for the above-mentioned purposes, and the purpose stated more specifically above in section 1, and provide for secure storage of these data. Accordingly, I will only use your personal data for expressly desired communication (e.g. blogs), and for the processing of services and products offered on my website.
If you send me your personal data via email, namely outside this website, I will not be able to guarantee the safe transmission and protection of your data. General experience shows that confidential data should not be sent via email, without encryption.
3. Your rights
I will only store your data as long as it is necessary to fulfil contractual or statutory obligations or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Generally, you have the rights of access, rectification, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability, withdrawal of consent and objection.
If you believe that your data are processed in violation of the data protection law, or your data protection rights are otherwise violated, you can lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. In Austria, it is the data protection authority, whose website is available at https://www.dsb.gv.at/.
4. TLS encryption with https
I use https to ensure that data can be transferred online without the risk of interception. Using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure online data transfer, I can ensure that confidential data will be protected. The small padlock symbol in the top left of the browser window, and the use of “https” as part of our web address, tells you that this method of secure data transfer is being used.
Within the context of the EU GDPR, my aim is to improve my products and services as well as my web presence. The privacy of my users is important to me, so user data is pseudonymised. The data is processed on the basis of the legal requirements set out in Section 96 Paragraph 3 of the Austrian Telecommunications Act (TKG) and in Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit a (consent) and/or Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit f (legitimate interest) of the EU GDPR.
My website uses http-cookies to store user-specific data.
Cookies are small data files exchanged between the web browser and the web server, but they are fully meaningless for these, and only make sense for the relevant web application (e.g. online shop), for instance the contents of a virtual shopping basket.
There are two types of cookies: First-party cookies are generated by my website, while third-party cookies are generated by other websites (e.g. Google Analytics).
Three categories of cookies can be distinguished: cookies which are indispensable for ensuring the basic functionalities of a website, functional cookies to ensure the performance of a website, and targeted cookies to improve user experience.
If you do not want this, you can change the settings in your browser so that you are informed of the placement of cookies to ensure your permission would be required in each case.
7. Disabling cookies
You can delete or disable cookies on your computer at any time. The procedure for doing so varies for each browser. If using Chrome, instructions can be found in Google by searching for “delete cookies chrome” or “disable cookies chrome”, and if using a different browser, type the name of your browser (e.g. “edge”, “firefox”, “safari”) instead of “chrome”.
8. Links to third-party websites
Although I use the greatest possible care when checking and selecting the links published on my website, I have no influence on the current and future design and contents of linked websites. I am not responsible for the contents of the linked websites, and I expressly disclaim ownership of the contents of these websites. The provider of the linked website is exclusively responsible for illegal, erroneous or incomplete contents, as well as for any damage caused by the use of, or failure to use the information published. The liability of those who only refer to a publication by providing a link is excluded. I am only liable for external links if I am positively aware of them, i.e. also aware that they may contain illegal or punishable content, and it is technically feasible and reasonable for me to prevent their use. Similarly, the provider of the website is liable for operating the website in accordance with the data protection laws, and for providing an appropriate privacy notice to you as the user of the website.
By registering for my newsletters, you provide me the personal data specified in section 2 above, subject to unrestricted withdrawal at any time, and you authorise me to contact you via email. I will only use the data stored for your newsletter registration for my newsletter, and not transfer these data to anyone. If you decide to deregister from the newsletters, which you can do by using the link provided at the bottom of each newsletter, I will delete all data stored for your newsletter registration.
To sign up for my newsletter, I use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after you register, I will send you an e-mail to the address you entered, in which I ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. In addition, I store the IP address and time of your registration and confirmation. The procedure is aimed at proving your registration and, if necessary, informing you about possible misuse of your personal data.
The only information required for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. [Specifying additional, separately marked data is voluntary and will be used to address you in a more personal way.] After your confirmation, we will save your e-mail address in order to start sending you the newsletter. Legal basis is Art. 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1 GDPR.
The data stored during the registration for the newsletter are used exclusively for my newsletter and never passed on. If you unsubscribe from the newsletter (that is, you revoke your consent to the newsletter) using the link you will find at the bottom of each newsletter, I will delete all data stored with your registration for the newsletter.
10. Google Fonts Data Protection Declaration
My website uses Google Fonts, a service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Fonts is used without authentication, and no cookies are sent to the Google Fonts API. If you have a Google account, none of your Google account data will be sent to Google while using Google Fonts. Google only records the use of “Cascading Style Sheets” (CSS), as core language, and the fonts used, and it stores this data. For more information and FAQs, visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq. Visit https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ to find out which data Google collects and what this data is used for.
11. Google Maps Data Protection Declaration
My website uses Google Maps, a service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). When you use Google Maps on my website, data is transferred to Google. Visit https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ to find out which data Google collects and what this data is used for.
12. Google Analytics Data Protection Declaration
13. Google Analytics Data Processing Terms
I have agreed a direct customer contract with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the “Data Processing Terms” in Google Analytics. Visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=en&ref_topic=2919631 for more information about the Data Processing Terms for Google Analytics.
14. Google Analytics reports on demographics and user interests
I have enabled the marketing reports functionality in Google Analytics. The reports on demographics and interests contain data related to age, gender and interests, and help me get a better understanding of my users without being able to link them to individuals. For more information on advertising features, please visit: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=en. You can discontinue the use of activities and information in your Google Account by using the checkbox under Marketing settings at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
15. Disabling data collection by Google Analytics
16. Google+ Data Protection Declaration
This website uses features from Google+, the social network service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). If you wish to make full use of the available features, you will require a Google account. Even if you use the features (Google +1 buttons, Google+ badge, Follow button, Google+ share button and link, sign-in button, Hangout button) without a Google account, information is still sent to Google. If you are logged in to your Google account while using the features listed above, your data will (depending on your settings at https://plus.google.com/settings/) be published worldwide and be collected and analysed by Google. Visit https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ to find out which data Google collects and what this data is used for.
17. Google AdSense Data Protection Declaration
My website uses Google AdSense, the advertising program provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Data relating to the displayed advertising material and your IP address may be sent to servers in the USA and analysed there. Cookies are used in AdSense to enable better advertising, and the cookies contain no personalised data. Google AdSense sends a cookie to the browser after every impression, every click and every other activity which involves contacting the Google AdSense server. If the browser accepts the cookie, it is stored there.
Under certain circumstances, third-party providers can use AdSense to place and read out cookies in your browser, or use web beacons to store data which they receive through providing ads on the website. Web beacons are small graphic images which allow log file recording and log file analysis, which can be used for statistical online marketing evaluations.
18. Disabling personalised advertising
If you have a Google account, you can visit https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated to disable personalised advertising. Even if you disable personalised advertising, you may continue to see ads on the basis of factors such as your approximate location (taken from your IP address), browser type or recently entered search terms. Visit https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ to find out which data Google collects and what this data is used for.
19. Facebook Pixel Data Protection Declaration
I use the Facebook Pixel by Facebook, a social media network of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland on this website.
The code implemented on this page can evaluate the behaviour of visitors who come to this website using a Facebook ad. This can be used to improve Facebook ads and this data are collected and stored by Facebook. The collected data are not accessible to us and can only be used within the scope of advertisements. When using the Facebook Pixel code, cookies are also set.
Visits to this website are communicated to Facebook so that visitors get to see matching ads on this social media platform. If you have a Facebook account and are logged in, the visit to this website will be associated with your Facebook user account. To find out how the Facebook Pixel is used for advertising campaigns, visit https://www.facebook.com/business/learn/facebook-ads-pixel.
If you are logged in to your Facebook account, here is how you can change your ad settings on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. You can also manage your preferences regarding usage-based online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. You can disable or enable multiple providers at once or make settings for individual providers. More information about Facebook’s data policy can be found at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
20. YouTube Data Protection Declaration
My website features YouTube videos, a service provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you access pages on my website which feature integrated YouTube videos, data is sent to YouTube, where it is stored and analysed. If you have a YouTube account and are logged in to it, this data is associated with your personal account and the data stored there.
Visit and https://www.youtube.com/intl/en/yt/about/policies/#community-guidelines to find out which data YouTube collects and what this data is used for.
21. Use of social media buttons with “Shariff”
I use the c’t project “Shariff” on my website. “Shariff” replaces the usual social network share buttons, thereby protecting your surfing behaviour.
“Shariff” integrates these social network share buttons on my website in the form of graphic elements containing a link to the corresponding social network. By clicking on the corresponding graphic you will be redirected to the service of the respective network. The Shariff button does not establish direct contact between the social network and you until you actively click on the share button. Only then will your data be transmitted to the respective social network. If you do not click on the Shariff button, there will be no exchange between you and any of the social networks. More information about the c’t project “Shariff” can be found at http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html (German only)
On my website I use “Shariff” to integrate the following social networks:
22. Contact details on my website
If you have any request for access, rectification, deletion, restriction of processing, objection, withdrawal of consent or any other issues related to your data protection rights, please contact me using the following contact details:
Work address: Frimbergergasse 1/1/8, A-1130 Vienna
24. Validity of and changes to this Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice is currently valid, and was last revised in April 2019.
I, Judith Hornok, provide you, as a user of my website www.judithhornok.com (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”), with space to publish content, and thus give you the ability to share opinions, ideas and information with a wider audience. However, you are responsible for the content published on this website. Therefore, write your contributions carefully and conscientiously, argue factually, indicate sources, identify quotations and prove them through links. You agree to refrain from unverifiable allegations and suspicions and to comply with laws and regulations.
By publishing content on this website, you grant me the rights to use your contributions, in particular on all social media channels. Notwithstanding these rights, you can continue to use your contributions yourselves without my consent. The moral rights of the contributions remain unaffected.
By uploading of files (such as photos, pictures, graphics, videos) and creating textual contents, you explicitly agree that you are the sole author of the relevant files and texts, that you are free to use these contents and declare that the contents are free of third party rights. You must also make sure that any individuals depicted and/or the owners of any rights to any of the displayed files or textual contents have given consent to the publication and use of such contents in a verifiable manner and that any necessary regulatory approvals have been obtained. My liability, from whatever legal title, is expressly excluded.
The rights of use are granted free of charge.
I expressly reserve the right to delete your contributions at any time without stating any reasons or, in the case of user blog entries, to edit them in the extent customary in the field or to change their title while taking into account your legitimate interests. In such a case, you have no claims to restore the original version.
I am solely responsible for the content that I created, published and distributed myself. Unless otherwise specified, my liability is limited to intentional or grossly negligent behaviour.
I am not responsible for user-generated content that is distributed on my website, especially in the form of comments. Furthermore, I am not liable for damages caused by these contents, except in the case that such damage is due to my intentional behaviour. Anyone who posts a contribution on my website of whatever nature, is liable for such contribution as its author and must comply with applicable laws and regulations.
In case of infringement of third party rights due to your user-generated content, you, as the responsible author, have to indemnify me and hold me completely harmless. When finding out about unlawful contents, contents that are contradictory to good manners or my reputation, I reserve the right to delete such contents and to block the access to them as well as to officially report an offence if needed; claims against me cannot be made in these cases.
My liability for damage caused by downloads on third-party computer systems and other technical equipment or for any loss or delayed or otherwise inadequate reception of data or messages is excluded.