Who we are
The address of our website is: https://www.histocup.com/
Responsible according to Art 24 DSGVO:
Business Consulting Marketing- und Eventmanagement GmbH
Iganz Rieder Kai 83
Mag. Michael Steffny
+43 664 3404546
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Entries in enquiry forms are forwarded to us by e-mail and are also stored for a limited time in the administration area of our website. This is done so that inquiries reach us even if the e-mail delivery does not work. This storage period is a maximum of 6 months. The information you enter, the time of sending and your IP address are transmitted.
“Cookies” are small files that enable us to store on your PC specific information related to you, the user, while you visit our website. Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our website, as well as to make our services as convenient and efficient as possible for you. On the one hand, we use so-called “session cookies”, which are temporarily stored exclusively for the duration of your use of our website. On the other hand, we use “permanent cookies” to record information about visitors who repeatedly access our website. The purpose of using these cookies is to offer you an optimal user guidance as well as to “recognize” you and to be able to present you with an attractive website and interesting content in case of repeated use. The content of a permanent cookie is limited to an identification number. Name, IP address etc. are not stored. An individual profile of your usage behaviour will not be created. A use of our offers is also possible without cookies. You can deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser, restrict it to certain websites or set your browser to notify you as soon as a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from the hard drive of your PC at any time (folder: “Cookies”). Please note, however, that in this case you must reckon with a restricted display of the page and with a limited user guidance.
When you write a comment on our website, this may be a consent to store your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that you do not have to re-enter all this information when you write another comment. These cookies are stored for one year.
If you have an account and log on to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and will be discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login information and display options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select “Stay signed in” when you sign in, your sign-in will be maintained for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.
When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and only refers to the article ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.
Server log files
Whenever our website is called up, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the requesting computer.
The following data is collected:
- Information about the browser type and version used
- The user’s operating system
- The Internet service provider of the user
- The IP address of the user
- Date and time of access
- Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website
- Websites that are called up by the user’s system via our website
The data is also stored in the log files of our system. These data are not stored together with other personal data of the user.
Embedded content from other websites
Contributions on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, pictures, articles etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.
We have concluded a corresponding contract with the provider for commissioned data processing. The relationship with the web analysis provider is based on “Privacy Shield”. The data processing is based on the legal provisions of § 96 para. 3 TKG and Art 6 para. 1 lit a (consent) and/or f (legitimate interest) of the DSGVO.
With whom we share your data
Use of the remarketing or “similar target groups” function of Google Inc.
On our website we use Google Maps from the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). With Google Maps we can show you locations better and thus adapt our service to your needs. By using Google Maps, data is transferred to Google and stored on Google’s servers. Here we would like to go into more detail about what Google Maps is, why we use this Google service, what data is stored and how you can prevent this.
What is Google Maps?
Google Maps is an Internet map service from Google Inc. that allows you to search online for exact locations of cities, points of interest, accommodations, or businesses using a PC, tablet, or app. If companies are represented on Google My Business, additional information about the company is displayed next to the location. To display directions, map sections of a location can be embedded into a website using HTML code. Google Maps shows the surface of the earth as a road map or as an aerial or satellite image. Thanks to the Street View images and the high-quality satellite images, very accurate representations are possible.
Why do we use Google Maps on our website?
All our efforts on this site are aimed at providing you with a useful and meaningful time on our website. By integrating Google Maps, we can provide you with the most important information about various locations. You can see at a glance where we have our headquarters. The route description always shows you the best or fastest way to reach us. You can call up the directions for routes by car, public transport, on foot or by bicycle. For us the provision of Google Maps is part of our customer service.
Which data is stored by Google Maps?
In order for Google Maps to offer its service in its entirety, the company must collect and store data about you. This includes the search terms you enter, your IP address and also the latitude and longitude coordinates. If you use the route planner function, the start address entered will also be saved. However, this data storage happens on the websites of Google Maps. We can only inform you about it, but we cannot influence it. Since we have integrated Google Maps into our website, Google sets at least one cookie (name: NID) in your browser. This cookie stores data about your user behaviour. Google uses this data primarily to optimise its own services and to provide individual, personalised advertising for you.
The following cookie is set in your browser due to the integration of Google Maps:
Purpose: NID is used by Google to adapt advertisements to your Google search. Google uses the cookie to “remember” your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. So you always get customized ads. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect your personal preferences for advertising purposes.
Expiration date: after 6 months
Note: We cannot guarantee the completeness of the data stored. Especially when using cookies, changes can never be ruled out. In order to identify the cookie NID, a separate test page was created where only Google Maps was integrated.
How long and where is the data stored?
The Google servers are located in data centers around the world. However, most servers are located in America. For this reason, your data is also increasingly stored in the USA. Here you can find out exactly where the Google data centers are located: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de
Google distributes the data on different data carriers. This means that the data can be accessed more quickly and is better protected against any attempts at manipulation. Each data center also has special emergency programs. If, for example, there are problems with the Google hardware or a natural disaster paralyses the servers, the data is still protected.
Google stores some data for a specified period of time. For other data, Google only offers the option to delete it manually. The company also anonymizes information (such as advertising data) in server logs by deleting part of the IP address and cookie information after 9 and 18 months respectively.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
With the automatic deletion of location and activity data introduced in 2019, location and web/app activity information is stored for either 3 or 18 months, depending on your decision, and then deleted. You can also manually delete this data from your history at any time using your Google Account. If you want to completely stop your location tracking, you’ll need to pause the Web and App activity section of your Google Account. Click ‘Data and personalization’ and then click the ‘Activity setting’ option. Here you can turn activity on or off.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter.
In order to ensure that the newsletter is sent by mutual agreement, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. In the course of this procedure the potential recipient can be added to a distribution list. Subsequently, the user receives a confirmation e-mail to confirm the registration in a legally binding manner. Only if the confirmation is made, the address is actively included in the distribution list.
We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and offers.
Newsletter2Go is used as newsletter software. Your data will be transmitted to Newsletter2Go GmbH. Newsletter2Go is not allowed to sell your data and use it for other purposes than for sending newsletters. Newsletter2Go is a German, certified provider, which was selected according to the requirements of the Data Protection Basic Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act.
Further information can be found here: https://www.newsletter2go.de/informationen-newsletter-empfaenger/
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data, your e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by using the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
The data protection measures are always subject to technical innovations. For this reason, we ask you to inform yourself about our data protection measures at regular intervals by consulting our data protection declaration.
What is reCAPTCHA?
Why do we use reCAPTCHA on our website?
We only want to welcome people of flesh and blood on our site. Bots or spam-software of different kinds can stay at home. That’s why we do everything possible to protect ourselves and offer the best possible user-friendliness for you. For this reason we use Google reCAPTCHA from the company Google. So we can be pretty sure that we remain a “bot-free” website. Through the use of reCAPTCHA, data is transmitted to Google to determine whether you are really a human being. reCAPTCHA serves the security of our website and consequently your security. For example, without reCAPTCHA, it could happen that a bot registers as many e-mail addresses as possible during registration, in order to “spam” forums or blogs with unwanted advertising content. With reCAPTCHA we can avoid such bot attacks.
Which data is stored by reCAPTCHA?
reCAPTCHA collects personal data from users to determine whether the actions on our website really originate from people. This means that the IP address and other data that Google requires for the reCAPTCHA service can be sent to Google. IP addresses are almost always shortened within the member states of the EU or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before the data lands on a server in the USA. The IP address is not combined with any other data held by Google unless you are signed in with your Google Account while using reCAPTCHA. First, the reCAPTCHA algorithm checks whether Google cookies from other Google services (YouTube, Gmail, etc.) are already placed on your browser. Then reCAPTCHA sets an additional cookie in your browser and takes a snapshot of your browser window.
The following list of collected browser and user data is not complete. Rather, they are examples of data that, to our knowledge, are processed by Google.
- Referrer URL (the address of the page the visitor comes from)
IP address (e.g. 2188.8.131.52)
- Information about the operating system (the software that enables your computer to operate. Known operating systems are Windows, Mac OS X or Linux)
- Cookies (small text files that store data in your browser)
Mouse and keyboard behavior (every action you perform with the mouse or keyboard is stored)
- Date and language settings (which language or date you have preset on your PC is stored)
- Screen resolution (shows how many pixels the image consists of)
It is indisputable that Google uses and analyzes this data even before you click on the checkbox “I am not a robot”. With the Invisible reCAPTCHA version even the ticking is omitted and the whole recognition process runs in the background. How much and what kind of data Google exactly stores is not known by Google in detail.
The following cookies are used by reCAPTCHA: Here we refer to the reCAPTCHA demo version of Google at https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo. All these cookies require a unique identifier for tracking purposes. Here is a list of cookies that Google reCAPTCHA has set on the demo version
Purpose: This cookie is set by the company DoubleClick (also owns Google) to register and report the actions of a user on the website when dealing with advertisements. In this way the advertising effectiveness can be measured and appropriate optimisation measures can be taken. IDE is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.
Expiration date: after one year
Purpose: This cookie collects statistics on website usage and measures conversions. A conversion occurs, for example, when a user becomes a buyer. The cookie is also used to show users relevant advertisements. Furthermore, the cookie can be used to prevent a user from seeing the same ad more than once.
Expiration date: after one month
Expiration date: after 9 months
Purpose: The cookie stores the status of a user’s consent to use various Google services. CONSENT is also used for security purposes, to verify users, to prevent fraudulent use of credentials and to protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiration date: after 19 years
Purpose: NID is used by Google to adapt advertisements to your Google search. Google uses the cookie to “remember” your most commonly entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. So you always get customized ads. The cookie contains a unique ID to collect user preferences for advertising purposes.
Expiration date: after 6 months
Purpose: As soon as you have checked the “I am not a robot” checkbox, this cookie will be set. The cookie is used by Google Analytics for personalized advertising. DV collects information in anonymous form and is also used to make user distinctions.
Expiration date: after 10 minutes
Note: This list cannot claim to be exhaustive, as experience has shown that Google always changes the choice of its cookies.
How long and where is the data stored?
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
If you do not want any information about you or your behavior to be sent to Google, you must completely log out of Google and delete all Google cookies before you visit our website or use the reCAPTCHA software. In principle, the data is automatically transmitted to Google as soon as you visit our website. To delete this data again, you must contact Google support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=331593576280.
Therefore, when you use our website, you agree that Google LLC and its representatives automatically collect, process and use data.
How long we store your data
If you write a comment, it will be saved including metadata for an unlimited time. This way we can automatically detect and release follow-up comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information you provide in your user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the user name cannot be changed). Website administrators can also view and change this information.
What rights you have to your data
If you have an account on this website, have written comments or submitted a form on our website, you can request an export of your personal data from us, including all data you have provided us with. In addition, you can request the deletion of all personal data that we have stored about you. This does not include data that we are required to keep due to administrative, legal or security reasons.
You are basically entitled to the rights of information, correction, deletion, restriction, data transferability, revocation and opposition. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in any way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria this is the data protection authority (Datenschutzbehörde).
Where we send your data
Visitor comments could be examined by an automated spam detection service.
IP addresses and other access data may be examined by an automated hacker detection service.
If you have any questions about the protection of your personal data on our site and in our company, please contact us.
How we protect your data
Our website is always transmitted encrypted. In addition, we take special care to protect our data from unauthorized access through two-factor authentication, protective mechanisms against brute force attacks and other measures. For security reasons, we deliberately do not list all the techniques used here.