Data Protection Information

The protection of your personal data is especially important to us. We, therefore, exclusively process your data based on legal regulations (GDPR, TCA 2003). The purpose of this data protection information is to inform you of the most important aspects of data processing within the context of our website.

Contact support

When you contact us via the website form or e-mail, your provided data (first name, last name, company, e-mail address) must be saved for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions since it would otherwise not be possible to process your contact request.

The processing of your data is performed exclusively based on legal regulations, contractual agreements or consent.

If we have already engaged in joint activities such as scientific cooperation or projects, data processing is only performed to the required extent or for the purpose of safeguarding the legitimate interests of contractual partners based on a legal or contractual basis.

Your data is processed until revocation, the failure to establish a business relationship or in case of legal or contractual requirements.

We are not permitted to send information including periodic publications such as newsletters if you have not submitted your consent to the mailing of information.


Our website uses so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your terminal device via your browser. They do not cause damage. We use cookies in order to make our offer more user-friendly. Some cookies are permanently stored on your terminal device until they are deleted. Cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you visit our site the next time. If you do not want this, you can configure your browser to completely deactivate cookies or notify you about the placement of cookies, which gives you the option to approve or deny individual cases. The functionality of our website may be limited in case cookies are deactivated.

Google Analytics/Web analysis

This offer uses Google Analytics, a web-analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). We have concluded a contract with the provider for order data processing. The relationship to the web-analysis provider is based on the adequacy resolution of the European Commission (“Privacy shield”). Data processing is based on the legal regulations of Section 96 (3) of the TCA as well as Art 6 (1) lit a (Consent) and f (Legitimate interest) of the GDPR.

Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer in order to analyse your website usage. You can prevent this by configuring your browser to not save cookies. However, we would like to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to use all website functions to the full extent.

Information about website usage generated by the cookie (including your IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Google uses this information in order to evaluate your website usage and compile reports about website activities for website operators and provide other services associated with website and Internet usage. Google may also transmit this information to third parties if this is required by law or in case third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other data of Google.

By using this website, you declare your consent to the processing of your data by Google in the previously described manner and for the previously stated purpose. An objection to data acquisition and storage can be issued at any time with effect for the future.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” whereby IP addresses are only processed in an abbreviated form in order to exclude direct personal referentiality. For further information, go to

Data protection statement for the usage of Facebook plugins (e.g. “Like” button)

Our pages integrate plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognise Facebook plugins on our site by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button”. An overview of Facebook plugins is available here: When visiting our sites, a direct connection is established via the plugin between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives information that you have visited our site with your respective IP address. You can link our pages to your Facebook profile when you click on the Facebook “Like” button while logged in to your Facebook account. Thereby, Facebook can link your visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of these pages, have no knowledge of the content of transmitted data and its usage by Facebook. Further information is available in Facebook’s data protection statement at

Please log out of your Facebook user account if you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our sites with your Facebook user account.

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Your rights

According to Art 15 of the GDPR, you are authorised to request information from JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH at any time in regard to data that has been stored about you.

According to Art 16, 17 and 18 of the GDPR, you can demand that JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH correctsdeletes and restricts various personal data.

Furthermore, you can, at any time, exercise your right of objection according to Art 21 of the GDPR and change or entirely revoke the submitted consent declaration with effect for the future without stating reasons. You can transmit the revocation by mail, e-mail or fax to JOANNEUM RESEARCH
Forschungsgesellschaft mbH. You will not incur any costs other than postage or transmission costs according to the basic applicable rates.

According to Art 19 of the GDPR, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is subject to a reporting obligation for all recipients with respect to correcting, deleting or restricting the processing of personal data. You will be informed of these recipients upon request.

Moreover, in regard to JOANNEUM RESEARCH
Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, you have the right to data portability for personal data provided by you according to Art 20 of the GDPR.


You can issue a complaint to the regulatory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the data protection law or if your legal data protection claims have been violated in any way. In Austria, this is the Data Protection Authority, Wickenburggasse 8, 1080 Vienna, e-mail:, Telephone: +43 1 52 152-0.

Our contact information:

Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Leonhardstraße 59
A-8010 Graz

Tel.: +43 316 876-0
Fax: +43 316 876-1181


Central data protection officer: Edmund-Gerhard Schruempf