Legal Information

Legal notice and disclosures pursuant to sections 24 and 25 Mediengesetz (Media Act) in conjunction with section 5 E-Commerce-Gesetz (E-Commerce Act) for online media of the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences (St. Pölten UAS); notice pursuant to section 14 Unternehmensgesetzbuch (Austrian Business Code)

Proprietor and publisher

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Registered office and business address

Matthias Corvinus-Strasse 15, 3100 St. Pölten
Registered in the company register of St. Pölten provincial court under FN 146616
VAT ID: ATU 53208201
Data protection reg. no. 1028669F

Executive bodies and officers

Management Board

Maria Gabriela Ondrejkovics-Fernandes
Gernot Kohl, MSc

Contact

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
Matthias Corvinus-Strasse 15, 3100 St. Pölten
Tel. +43 (0)2742 313228-333
Fax: +43 (0)2742 313228-339
E-mail: csc@fhstp.ac.at

Object of the company

Preparation and implementation of university of applied sciences degree programmes and operating a university of applied sciences in St. Pölten with several degree programmes, all in accordance with the objectives and basic principles of university of applied sciences degrees as specified in section 3 Fachhochschul-Studiengesetz (University of Applied Sciences Studies Act). Rendering services to third parties in fields where the company conducts research and teaching, running degree programmes and continuing education courses, and operating student accommodation and a student canteen. Within the scope of these activities, the company is authorised to conduct all such transactions and take all such measures as are deemed necessary to achieve the company’s objectives. The company exclusively and directly serves public-benefit purposes in the meaning of the Bundesabgabenordnung (Austrian Fiscal Code); its activities are not aimed at generating profit. The company’s resources may only be used for the purpose of achieving the university’s public-benefit objectives.

Shareholders/investments

The shareholders of St. Pölten UAS are

Basic objectives

To promote and advertise the St. Pölten UAS and to report on matters relating to the teaching and research undertaken as part of the degree programmes offered by the university.

Applicable laws

  • Media Act
  • E-Commerce Act
  • Austrian Business Code
  • University of Applied Sciences Studies Act
  • Hochschul-Qualitätssicherungsgesetz (Higher Education Quality Assurance Act)

All of these laws can be found in German at http://www.ris.bka.gv.at.

Supervisory authority

Pursuant to the Higher Education Quality Assurance Act and the University of Applied Sciences Studies Act:

Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria

Contact details: online editing department, www.fhstp.ac.at

Marketing and Communications Department E-mail

Photos

University archive, Foto Kraus, Martin Lifka Photography, Rita Newman (Labors), www.aboutpixel.de/Hans-Jürgen Pfaff (homepage “Studying and finance”), Claudia Mann;

Technical implementation and support

The IT and Infrastructure Department at St. Pölten UAS is responsible for technical maintenance of the www.fhstp.ac.at web server. If you experience any technical problems, please send an e-mail to the webmaster.

Liability

All texts on the St. Pölten UAS website have been carefully checked. However, it cannot be guaranteed that the information provided is accurate, complete or up to date. Therefore, the St. Pölten UAS does not assume any liability. Links to other websites have been selected with care. The St. Pölten UAS does not have any influence over their content and therefore does not assume any responsibility for it.

© The St. Pölten UAS or the respective authors of the sub-pages hold the copyrights.

Data protection

Controller:
St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
Matthias Corvinus-Strasse 15
3100 St. Pölten
datenschutz@fhstp.ac.at

Data protection officer of the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences:
Urbanek Lind Schmid Reisch Rechtsanwälte OG
Domgasse 2
3100 St. Pölten
office.st.poelten@ulsr.at

Use of the website

When you visit and use our website, we will collect and store the following data:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Subpage opened on our website
  • Browser type and version
  • Terminal used
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL

These data are collected in order to maintain our web presence, especially to localise and rectify errors faster, to monitor the website’s utilisation and, if necessary, to implement adjustments or improvements. In case of personal data, the obligation to guarantee data security and the maintenance of our online presence constitute our legitimate interests within the meaning of article 6 section 1 lit f GDPR and thus the legal basis. The data (with the exception of the IP address) are stored only for a limited period and no relation to persons can be established from these because the corresponding IP address is deleted or at least made anonymous. Your computer’s IP address is also stored only for the duration of your use of our website and is subsequently deleted or made anonymous by means of abbreviation. Only in case of incidents such as cyberattacks, it may be necessary to store your data for a longer period in order to ensure the functionality and security of our web presence. Your data will never be passed on to third parties.

Use of cookies on this website

Cookies are small files which enable us to save specific information relating to you, the user, on your PC while you visit one of our websites. Cookies help us to find out how many users visit our websites and to determine the frequency of their visits. They also help us to make our services more user-friendly and efficient. The content of the cookies we use is limited to an identification number which does not allow users to be specifically identified.

It is possible to use our website without cookies. You can deactivate cookies in your browser, restrict them to certain websites, or adjust your browser settings to notify you as soon as a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from your PC’s hard drive at any time. However, please note that if you do this, the display of the website may be restricted and certain features may not be available.

Google Analytics Data Protection Information

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) and Google remarketing campaigns.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which allow for the analysis of the use of a website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. In addition, Google remarketing campaigns also set cookies which are used for the purpose of targeting website users with online advertisements in the Google network at a later time. Therefore, Google Analytics uses reports on demographic characteristics which make use of data from interest-based advertisements of Google and user data from third-party providers (such as age, gender and interests). However, those data sets cannot be traced back to individuals.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website owners and to provide other services related to the use of websites and the Internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if they process those data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly; please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of the website. By using the website, you agree to your data being processed by Google as described above.

On our behalf, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to provide reports on website activities for website owners and to provide other services related to the use of websites and the Internet. The IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google. The storage of the cookies required by Google Analytics can be prevented by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly; please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of the website. The collection of data (including IP address) pertaining to the use of the website, which is generated by the cookie, as well as their transmission and processing by Google can be prevented by downloading and installing the available BrowserPlugin: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de”\t”_blank”.

The fact that we use cookies is indicated by the cookie banner which also refers you to the privacy policy. If you continue to stay on the website without making changes to the browser, you agree to the use of cookies.”

Facebook fan page

At www.facebook.com/fhstp, we operate a fan page of the social network Facebook which is operated by Facebook Inc., 16091 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94394, USA.

Fan pages are user accounts that private persons and companies can create on Facebook. After registration on Facebook, the providers of the fan page can use this platform in order to present themselves to the users of this social network and to persons visiting the fan page. They can also use the fan page to contribute all kinds of statements and expressions to the media and opinion discourse. By using the feature Facebook Insight which Facebook offers free of charge as a non-alterable part of the contractual relationship, operators of fan pages can receive anonymised statistical data pertaining to the users of the page. These data are collected using cookies, each of which contains a unique user code that is active for two years and that Facebook stores on the computer’s hard drive or another data carrier of the fan page’s users. The user code can be linked to the login data of users registered on Facebook and is collected and processed when users visit fan pages.

Facebook Pixel

Within the range of our online services, we make use of “Facebook Pixels” offered by the social network Facebook which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or – in case you are in the EU – by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). This feature allows Facebook to identify users of our services as a target group for the display of Facebook ads. We therefore use the Facebook Pixel in order to make our Facebook ads visible only to those Facebook users who have shown an interest in our Internet services. In other words, we use the Facebook Pixel in order to make sure that our Facebook ads match the potential interest of the users and do not bother them. Furthermore, the Facebook Pixel makes it possible for us to assess the Facebook ads’ effectiveness for statistical purposes and market research by showing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad.

When a user opens our websites, Facebook automatically integrates the Facebook Pixel which then stores a cookie (a small file) on the user’s device. If the user then logs into Facebook or visits Facebook while logged in, the system notes the use of our service in the user’s profile. The collected user data are anonymous to us, thus no conclusions with regard to the user’s identity can be drawn from them. Facebook does, however, store and process the data, which means that a connection to the respective user profile can be made. Facebook processes the data within the framework of its Data Policy. Therefore, further information on the functions of the Remarketing Pixel and the display of Facebook ads in general can be found in Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

You may object to the use of the Facebook Pixel and to the processing of your data to display Facebook ads. To do this, you can either visit the site specifically set up by Facebook and follow the instructions for usage-based advertising described there: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or declare your objection via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are independent of the platform, which means that they are applied to all devices such as desktop computers and mobile devices.

LinkedIn Insight Tag

Within our range of online services, we use the LinkedIn Insight Tag of the social network LinkedIn operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, United States, or – if you are in the EU – by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”). This feature allows LinkedIn to identify users of our services as a target group for the display of “LinkedIn-Ads”. We therefore use the LinkedIn Insight Tag in order to make our LinkedIn-Ads visible only to those LinkedIn users who have shown an interest in our Internet services. In other words, we use the LinkedIn Insight Tag in order to make sure that our LinkedIn-Ads match the potential interest of the users and do not bother them. Furthermore, the LinkedIn Insight Tag makes it possible for us to assess the LinkedIn-Ads’ effectiveness for statistical purposes and market research by showing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a LinkedIn-Ad.

When a user opens our websites, LinkedIn automatically integrates the LinkedIn Insight Tag which then stores a cookie (a small file) on the user’s device. If the user then logs into LinkedIn or visits LinkedIn while logged in, the system notes the use of our service in the user’s profile. The collected user data are anonymous to us, thus no conclusions with regard to the user’s identity can be drawn from them. LinkedIn does, however, store and process the data, which means that a connection to the respective user profile can be made. LinkedIn processes the data within the framework of its Data Policy. Therefore, further information on the functions of the Remarketing Tag and the display of LinkedIn-Ads in general can be found in LinkedIn’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

You may object to the use of LinkedIn Insight Tag and to the processing of your data to display LinkedIn ads. To do this, you can either visit the sites specifically set up by LinkedIn and follow the instructions for usage-based advertising described there: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out?trk=microsites-frontend_legal_cookie-policy, and https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/advertising?trk=microsites-frontend_legal_cookie-policy or declare your objection via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” on our websites. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google reCAPTCHA is designed to establish whether data entries on our websites (e.g. in the contact form) were carried out by a human being or an automated programme. To do so, Google reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website user on the basis of various characteristics. The analysis starts immediately with the website user entering the website. For the analysis, Google reCAPTCHA evaluates various types of information (e.g. IP address, visit duration of the website or user-generated clicks). The data collected in the course of the analysis are forwarded to Google.

Google reCAPTCHA analysis are entirely carried out in the background. Website visitors are not made aware of the analysis.
Data processing is based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting the website from abusive automated spying and SPAM.

For further information regarding Google reCAPTCHA as well as Google’s privacy policy, please refer to the following link: https://policies.google.com/terms und https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/v3.html

All data subjects have the following rights:

  • The right to access the respective personal data
  • The right to rectification, deletion or restriction of processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right of opposition

You can assert these rights by responding to the responsible data security staff at the St. Pölten UAS. Please use this contact form.

  • The right of complaint

You can assert this right by filing a complaint with the Austrian Data Protection Authority at dsb@dsb.gv.at as the competent supervisory authority.

In case you have any further questions or suggestions, please contact us by e-mail at any time: datenschutz@fhstp.ac.at

As part of the teaching and research activities of the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, projects and scientific work within the meaning of Section 2d of the Research Organization Act are carried out by the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten as the responsible body and for predominant legitimate interests in scientific research. All concerned parties will be informed with the details of the associated data processing and the associated data protection rights in connection with the concrete projects and scientific work.