ICOAS 2018

Privacy Policy

General

The protection of your personal information is very important to us. We kindly ask you to read the following privacy policy carefully and to inform yourself about your rights and opt-out possibilities.The purpose of this statement is to inform you of the purpose and extent to which your personal information is processed when using our website. For further questions, the responsible person is always available.

Name and address of controller

Controller within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: “GDPR”) is:

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)
Doblhoffgasse 7/10
1010 ViennaAustria
Tel: +43 1 9076313
info.oesterreich@fibl.org or
office@icoas2018.org

Your rights

(1) Under applicable law, you have various rights to your personal information.

  • Right to confirmation and information
  • Right to rectification
  • Right to cancellation (“right to be forgotten”)
  • Right to restriction of processing
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to objection
  • Right to revoke a data protection consent

If you would like to assert these rights, please send your request by e-mail or by post with a clear identification of your person to the above mentioned address.

(2) You also have the right to complain to us about the processing of your personal data by a data protection supervisory authority.

Server data

(1) In the merely informative use of our website, e.g. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called “server log files”). If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure the stability, functionality and security of our website:

  • our visited website
  • used IP address (possibly in anonymous form)
  • Date and time of access
  • Time Zone Difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Access status / HTTP status code
  • each transmitted amount of data in bytes·
  • Website from which you came to the site (Source / reference)
  • used browser
  • used operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person.

(2) The legal basis is our legitimate interest in ensuring a smooth connection setup and a comfortable use of the website as well as in the possibility to evaluate system security and stability and to pursue further administrative purposes in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

(3) The data will not be passed on or used in any other way.

Cookies

Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeated use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called “session cookies” that are deleted once you leave our website.

To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.

You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. You can also opt to be informed about the setting of cookies and to decide individually on their acceptance. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the Help menu of each browser, which explains how to change your cookie settings.These can be found for the respective browser under the following links:

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en/kb/cookies-allow-and-dispose

Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&hlrm=en&answer=95647

Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_US

Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html 

You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

Further functions and offers of our website

In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested (e.g. registration). To do this, you will generally need to provide other personal information that we use to provide the service and for which the aforementioned data processing principles apply. In part, we may use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly inspected.

E-Mail inquiry

(1) If you send us inquiries via e-mail, your details will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. It is necessary to enter your name and an e-mail address. The specification of a telephone number and other data is voluntary and serves to facilitate contact and to be able to address you personally. These data are stored and used solely for the purpose of answering your request or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

(2) Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request, this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question is finally clarified and provided that there are no statutory storage requirements.

Use of Jetpack with wordpress.com stats

Our site uses the Jetpack app by Automattic Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States of America, with technology by Quantcast Corp., 201 Third Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States of America. Data about each time our website is access is recorded via cookies and then stored in the United States to conduct web analytics. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the internet browser used by site visitors so that the browser can be recognised when the visitor returns to the site. The IP address is in this case immediately anonymised before it is stored. You may refuse the use of cookies and/or delete previously saved cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please be advised that if you opt out of using cookies, you may not be able to make full use of all the features of this website.

The collection and use of data by Jetpack can be excluded with future effect by setting an opt-out cookie for your browser at http://www.quantcast.com/opt-out. If you should delete all cookies from your browser, this opt-out process will have to be repeated.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 23 May 2018 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Information/Cancellation/Deletion

You may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us: office@icoas2018.org
This document was last updated on 23 May 2018.