1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following notes give you a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data refers to all data that personally identifies you. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy listed below.

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator, whose contact data can be found in the imprint of the page.

How dow we collect your data?

One way data is collected is by you telling us, e.g. by entering it in a contact form. Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when visiting our website. These are mainly technical data, such as information about the browser used, the operating system or the time of the page visit. This data will be collected automatically when visiting our website.

What do we use data for?

Part of your data is used ensure a flawless provision of our website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose and for further questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time through the address given in the site notice. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority, which in Austria is the Data Protection Authority: https://www.data-protection-authority.gv.at/.


Our website contains links to other websites which we are not responsible for or of what they contain. We cannot assume any responsibility for the data protection or the content of these websites.

2. General Information and Mandatory Information

Data Privacy

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very serious. We therefore process your data exclusively in accordance of the legal regulations (GDPR). This privacy policy explains the the most important aspects of data processing on our website.

When using our website, various personal data is collected . Personal data contains data that personally identyfies you. This privacy policy explains which data is collected and what we use it for.Please note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may entail security gaps. A gapless protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

Changes to our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to make occasional adjustments to this data protection declaration in order to always comply with current legal requirements, e.g. when introducing new services on our website. The new data protection declaration will then apply for your next visit.

Revocation of your consent to data processing & revocation of your consent to data processing

You can revoke your consent to the processing of your data at any time. For this purpose, send an e-mail to office@aac.or.at. The legality of the data processing up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. In the event of breaches of data protection law, the person concerned has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority which in Austria is the data protection authorit:https://www.data-protection-authority.gv.at/

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract, handed over to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.

Information, blocking, deletion

You have the right to get free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients, the purpose of data processing as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data at any time, according to the valid legal regulations. For this information or other questions you can contact office@aac.or.at at any time.

Note on the responsible body

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

AAC – Austrian Agricultural Cluster
Vorname Nachname
Dresdner Strasse 89/19
1200 – Vienna

Phone: +43 4272 22 200
E-Mail: office@aac.or.at

3. Data collection on our website


So-called cookies are sometimes used on Internet pages. These are small text files that are stored via your browser and serve to make the offers on the Internet more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses, most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

Your browser can be configured in a way that you are informed in advance about the storage of cookies, the storage is only permitted in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies is generally or only in certain cases and that cookies are automatically deleted after closing the browser. These configuration options are different depending on the browser used and can usually be viewed in the help function or the settings. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies, which are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GPDR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for technically error-free and optimized provision of his services. As far as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.

Server log files

The provider of the pages can automatically collect and store the following information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP-Adress

These data are not combined with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the establishment, content design or change of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures, and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, which regulates the processing for the protection of the legitimate interests of those responsible or of a third party. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our Internet pages (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable or invoice the user for the use of the service.

Contact and other forms with transfer of personal data

We provide a form on our website. If you contact us about this, your data will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will never pass on this data without your consent.

Contact and other forms with transfer of personal data

We do not use forms with transmission of personal data on our pages.

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to uniformly display fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required Web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used by your computer.

More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://fonts.google.com/ and in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.

Objection to data collection
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. This will set an opt-out cookie which prevents the collection of your data on future visits.

More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Processing of order data
We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the Austrian data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.

Demographic features on Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information on the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time from your Google Account ad preferences or opt-out of Google Analytics collecting your information as described in the “Opt-out of data collection” section.

IP anonymization
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This will cause your IP address to be cut by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. Provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

With reCAPTCHA it should be checked whether the data entry on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a human being or by an automated program. For this reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the web site visitor on the basis different characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time the website visitor stays on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in protecting his web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM.

Further information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy can be found at the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html