Privacy Policy

We, Phoron Consulting GmbH, are delighted that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. Protecting our users' personal data is a pivotal concern of ours. Please therefore note the information below:

1. Fundamental principles in the processing of personal data

Phoron Consulting GmbH, represented by the managing director Friedrich Lammer, Guglgasse 15/3b, 1110 Vienna, Austria, Tel.: +43 (0) 1 / 748 36 02, Fax: +43 (0) 1 / 748 36 22, as the operator of the website www.phoron.com collects, processes and uses the personal data in compliance with the Data Protection Laws of the Republic of Austria, in particular of the Data Protection Act 2000 (DSG), the Telecommunication Act (TKG) and of the data protection guidelines of the European Union. It is the client pursuant to the Data Protection Act. These data protection provisions inform the user about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by Phoron Consulting GmbH.

2. Personal data

Personal data are information with which a person is determined or can be determined, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes in particular the name, e-mail address or the telephone number of a person. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites are viewed by someone are also personal data.

3. Collection, processing and usage of personal data

Phoron Consulting GmbH collects, processes and uses your personal data if you voluntarily provide us with these data within the framework of the services offered on our website by contacting us or by registering for our newsletter.

a. Contact

In the event that you contact Phoron Consulting GmbH (for instance using the contact form or e-mail), the name, e-mail address and the message communicated by the user will be saved to process the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions should arise.

There will be no use for advertising or marketing purposes unless the user has explicitly agreed to this.

b. Newsletter

To receive our newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address and information that permits a check that you are in agreement with receiving the newsletter. We save the date of registration and your IP address. We require these data as proof in the event that a third party registers an e-mail address to receive the newsletter without the consent of the authorised person.

You can revoke the consent to receive the newsletter and the associated saving of your data at any time via the link in the newsletter, by e-mail to one of our e-mail addresses or by letter or fax in the form of an informal notification to Phoron Consulting GmbH, Guglgasse 15/3b, 1110 Vienna, Austria, fax: +43 (0) 1 / 748 36 22.

4. Forwarding of personal data

We will not forward personal data unless you have given your consent to this or circumstances exist that permit this by law.

5. Access data / server log files

Phoron Consulting GmbH (or its webspace provider) collects data on every access to the website (so-called server log files). The access data include:

name of the website called up, file, date and time of the call-up, transmitted data volume, reporting of successful call-up, browser type in addition to version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the page visited beforehand), IP address in anonymised form and the enquiring provider.

Phoron Consulting GmbH uses the log data only for statistical analyses for the purpose of operating, securing and optimising the offer and the website. Phoron Consulting GmbH, however, reserves the right to subsequently check the log data if, based on specific indications, there is justified suspicion of unlawful usage.

6. Cookies

We use cookies. Cookies are small data records that are generated when websites are called up and that are stored on the computer of the respective user. With the aid of cookies, the web server can call up information that is used to make the usage of the website easier and more convenient for users or to make certain functions possible in the first place. We do not use any cookies that enable the identification of specific individuals.

You can set your browser so that cookies are generally rejected or that you have to confirm the acceptance of cookies in each case. If you fundamentally decide against cookies, you may possibly not be able to use certain functions on the website. The help function in the menu bar of most web browsers explains to you how you can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how your browser can point out to you when you receive a new cookie and also how you can switch off all cookies received.

7. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google").  Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are saved on your computer and permit an analysis of your usage of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your usage of this website is normally transferred to a server of Google in the US and saved there.

However, in the event of the IP anonymisation being activated in this service, your IP address will be shortened beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a server of Google in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your usage of this service in order to compile reports on the website activities and to provide other services associated with the website usage and the Internet usage vis-à-vis the website operator.

The IP address communicated by your browser during Google Analytics will not be combined with other data of Google. You can prevent the installation of the cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, in this case, we point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full in this case. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) . Further information can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and at http://www.google.at/intl/de/policies/.

To guarantee an anonymised recording of IP addresses, Google Analytics was extended by the code "_anonymizeIp()" so that IP addresses are only processed further in shortened form in order to exclude any direct reference to a particular individual.

8. Information rights, corrections, locking, deletion

The user is entitled at any time to receive information free of charge on request regarding personal data that have been stored about him or her. In addition, the user has the right to have incorrect data corrected, to lock or delete his or her personal data unless this would constitute a breach of the statutory obligation of storage.

9. Rights of revocation

You have the right to revoke at any time the consent to data processing and use with effect for the future. For this purpose, please send us a short e-mail to datenschutz@phoron.com or an informal notification by post or fax to Phoron Consulting GmbH, Guglgasse 15/3b, 1110 Vienna, Austria, fax: +43 (0) 1 / 748 36 22. Apart from substantiated exceptions in cases of misuse or statutory obligations of storage, we will then delete your data in full immediately.

10. Contact information

If you have any questions relating to these provisions or believe that they are not being complied with, you can contact us in confidence at any time via the contact details below:

Phoron Consulting GmbH, Guglgasse 15/3b, 1110 Vienna, Austria, Fax: +43 (0) 1 / 748 36 22 or by e-mail to datenschutz@phoron.com.