To Held Berdnik Astner & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH (”hba“) the protection of your personal data and the privacy of the visitors to this website is important. Therefore hba acts in compliance with the Austrian Data Protection Act and is committed to the best possible transparency.

Usage of this website generally does not require disclosure of personal data. We only record information provided by your internet provider, including in particular your IP address and the time and duration of your visit. That information will be stored by hba only as long as you are visiting the website. It will be evaluated for statistical purposes only, with the specific user remaining anonymous.

For us to enable you to make better use of our website we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google“). As a matter of today’s routine Google Analytics uses small text files known as cookies to track preferences of our users and to design our website in an optimal way.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In order to ensure an anonymous detection of IP addresses (“IP masking”), Google Analytics has been extended by IP anonymization. By means of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will previously be abbreviated within Member States of the European Union or in other States Parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to the use of the website and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

If you are concerned about this, you can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser accordingly. However, in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you may prevent Google from processing the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by using the browser plug-in available under the following link.

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In addition, hba will only collect personal data, which a visitor of our website supplies explicitly and voluntarily. Examples of such entries include registration for specific areas of our website, registration for one of our events, job applications, orders for publications or subscriptions to our newsletter. Such information will be exclusively used by us for the relevant purpose and in compliance with the applicable statutory provisions. Any other use will be subject to your consent.

More detailed information can be found in our privacy-policy. If you wish more detailed information in English, you may contact us directly.