In the following the OVE Austrian Electrotechnical Association (hereafter referred to as OVE) complies with its information obligations and informs about the processing of personal data.
The OVE only uses personal data as far as this is necessary in order to provide a functioning website. Also, personal data is only used in order to provide further content or process services.The OVE processes personal data in accordance with statutory provisions, in particular the applicable data protection law (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR).
Responsible for the processing of data: OVE Austrian Electrotechnical Association, Eschenbachgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria. Phone +43 1 587 63 73, email: ove(at)ove.at
Operation of our web presence: legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR). Our legitimate interest lies in the provision/improvement and the maintenance of the operation as well as the data security of our website and the production of (anonymous) usage statistics.
Each time you visit our website, your computer (terminal) transmits certain information to enable you to visit the website. This information may vary depending on the browser and the operating system you are using resp. their settings:
We use this data (log files) for the proper operation of our website, in particular to detect and eliminate website errors, to determine the utilization of the website and to make adjustments or improvements. This data is stored only for the time of use of the website, unless a longer storage is required to ensure the security and functionality of the website (rule storage duration: 14 days).
Newsletter: Via our website you have the option of subscribing to various newsletters. The legal basis is the consent to receive the newsletter (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR), which you can revoke at any time. As a member of the OVE you will receive information about the activities and news of the association by e-mail on the basis of membership (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR). As a committee member of the OVE you will receive information about news in the field of electrotechnical standardization by e-mail on the basis of the expert agreement (in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR). Signing off is possible at any time – there is a link to do so in every newsletter, and you find the corresponding link on our website, too. You are also welcome to contact us – see our contact details.
Provision of supplies and services as well as customer service in this context: (Distribution of our products, offering of services, in particular events and seminars, as well as administration of these services): The data provided by you are required to fulfill the contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures (submission of offers etc., Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR). The data are also required to fulfill legal obligations (invoicing etc., Art. 1 lit. c GDPR). Without this data, we cannot conclude the contract or provide services.
Membership administration: The OVE processes data for the purpose of membership administration on the basis of affiliation with the association or as a pre-contractual measure regarding applicants (Article 6 para. 1) lit. b GDPR). Without the necessary data (to which we are also obliged by the Association Act), we cannot accept a member and also cannot provide any services. Members of the OVE can use the member portal to manage their address data and to subscribe or unsubscribe to newsletters.
Committee members: If you support our association as an active standardization expert, the OVE processes data for the purpose of coordinating and administering the activities of the experts in the context of the preservation of interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
Contact: When contacting the OVE (e.g. by contact form or e-mail), the details of the user are stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as in the event that follow-up questions arise. This is based on your voluntarily given consent (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR).
We only share your personal data with third parties in the following cases:
• insofar as we are legally obliged to do so
• as far as this is necessary for the execution of contractual relationships or for the preservation of interests (e.g. vicarious agents, which we use for the execution of contracts, purposes of standardization)
• with your consent
• to companies that assist us in providing our services; these service providers act as processors, who are only allowed to process the data according to our instructions
• insofar as this is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
In particular, the following third parties may be considered in the above cases: internal bodies of the OVE, which must necessarily receive the data in the course of the handling of the activity (department responsible), IT service providers, contract or business partners involved in the delivery or service, printing companies, banks (for the settlement of payments), legal representatives, courts (if necessary), accountant/tax consultants, competent administrative authorities, in particular tax authorities, insurance in the event of an insured event. Some of the above recipients are located outside of Austria or process your personal data there. The level of data protection in other countries may not be the same as it is in Austria. However, we only transfer your personal information to countries for which the EU Commission has determined that they have an appropriate level of data protection (e.g. "EU-US Privacy Shield") or we take measures to ensure that all recipients have an adequate level of data protection. In that case we conclude e.g. standard contractual clauses (these are available on request).
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We generally store personal data as long as necessary to ensure the fulfillment of the above purposes or as long as we are legally obliged to do so. The following should be noted: Contracts: Until the termination of the business relationship or until expiry of the warranty, statute of limitations and legal retention periods applicable to the person responsible; in addition, until the termination of any legal disputes in which the data is required as proof. In particular, at least 7 years to prove compliance with tax and duty obligations (Federal Tax Code/BAO). In the case of benefits for which compensation claims based on the ABGB or other titles (e.g. product liability) can be asserted for the required period (between 3 and 30 years). Inquiries (contact), newsletters, administration of membership: Personal data that you voluntarily disclose to us will be used by us in an appropriate way for the purpose of providing the related services and for the duration of the use or membership relationship, except a longer storage period is required for the purpose of fulfilling a contractual obligation or for asserting or defending legal claims.
If the respective legal requirements exist, you can assert the following listed rights:
Status: May 2018