Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

This data protection declaration applies to the website – responsible for this is Mr. Christof Sauke, commercially registered in 1130 Vienna, Wlassakstraße 54. We have written and published this text (December 2022 version, valid immediately and until further notice), in accordance with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-DSGVO), in terms that are as easy to understand as possible, to show, which personal data may be collected as part of our website, in what form this information is used and for how long it is stored.

1 Automatic saving of data

When you visit websites on the internet, certain data is automatically generated, stored in log files and also processed on a case-by-case basis. When you visit our website, the following data, among others, can be logged and transmitted to our hosting provider:

  • The URL – this is the address called up
  • Your browser and its version number
  • The reference URL, i.e. from where you where forwarded
  • Your IP address
  • Your device and operating system
  • Date and time of access

Such data is stored in so-called server log files (access logs, error logs) at the provider. In our case, there is usually a period of 14 days in which the log files remain stored, after which they are completely deleted. You can find more about this in the privacy policy of our provider United Domains.

2 Storage duration

Generally speaking, we are always trying to delete personal data as soon as they are no longer relevant for the purpose of the original collection. If personal data was collected with the user’s consent, we delete it immediately after any revocation of the consent – we also do this as soon as there is no longer a legal basis for data processing. We would like to point out that in certain cases deletion may not be possible or only possible to a limited extent, for example if a legal obligation (statutory retention period, etc.) has to be fulfilled. We also reserve the right to store contact data for the purpose of communication or for the fulfillment of our services, if necessary for the duration of the business relationship.

3 What personal data we collect (and why)

Sign-up & Contact forms

We have integrated a contact form on our website based on the WPForms software, the content of which is sent to our e-mail box via SMTP and temporarily stored in the database on the web server. The contact form allows you to leave contact details for an initial telephone conversation if you wish. You also have the option of pre-registering for our online courses and remote workshops using such forms. If necessary, this can also be the basis for sending further information about our range of services via e-mail. The following data categories are collected or transmitted as part of the online contact form:

  • Name
  • Company/Organisation
  • E-mail
  • Phone number
  • IP address

Our newsletter signup page gives website visitors the opportunity to sign up for regular news updates and exclusive content via email. Registration is done using the double opt-in procedure (confirmation is required) and we never pass the list of subscribers on to unauthorized third parties. Our mailings are managed and sent using the data protection-friendly tool CleverReach from Germany. You can find out more about this in the CleverReach data protection declaration.

4 Cookies & external media

Cookies are small text files that store basic information about your website visit. This enables functions such as the “recognition” of users to ensure smooth and personalized use of the website.

For technical reasons, our website uses essential cookies that are absolutely necessary for the operation of our online presence (set, for example, by our CMS WordPress). In principle, we try to keep the use of cookies to a minimum. In any case, when you visit our website for the first time, you have decision-making authority – a so-called cookie consent banner appears and within this context you have the opportunity to make individual data protection settings. In addition to consenting to the setting of cookies, this also includes the integration of external websites using scripts (e.g. social media or video platforms), which you can accept or block there.

In addition to the settings in the cookie consent banner, you also have other options on the World Wide Web to prevent tracking or unwanted data storage. In your browser settings you will find options that generally prevent the setting of cookies and avoid tracking. There are also corresponding plugins/addons for modern browsers (e.g. Google Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox) that promote data protection. However, we would like to expressly point out that in this case many websites can no longer be used to their full extent.

5 Encryption via TLS: SSL certificate

Our website has a valid SSL certificate issued by DigiCert Inc. Put simply, this means that the data transmission is encrypted and is therefore better protected against unauthorized access by third parties during the transmission process.

For example, you can recognize a TLS-encrypted website by the “https://” at the beginning of the URL. In addition, modern browsers display a small padlock symbol and may indicate a “secure connection”. Whenever you enter your data on the Internet or carry out payment transactions in a web shop, you should ensure that the SSL connection is active.

6 Website Analytics

Our website administrator uses the privacy-friendly web analytics tool from Estonia/EU to collect basic usage statistics. This analysis tool does not use cookies, access is only logged via IP address (in anonymous form) and user agent. More information can be found in the data policy.

7 Your rights according to GDPR

According to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the following rights with regard to your personal data, which we would like to expressly point out at this point:

  • Right to information about all stored data about you (Article 15 GDPR)
  • Right to correction of the stored data (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure aka “right to be forgotten” (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object to your consent (Art. 21 GDPR).

In the event of a complaint regarding data protection, you can contact the responsible authority. In Austria, this has been the Austrian Data Protection Authority (DSB), Barichgasse 40-42, 1030 Vienna since January 1, 2014. The data protection authority can be reached by email at and by phone at +43 1 52 152-0.

8 Where we send your data and who has access, if any

In principle, we never pass on your data to unauthorized third parties and do our best to protect them to the best of our knowledge and belief – including with organizational and technical measures, as far as it is possible for us as an individual company. However, the aspects described above result in scenarios that could make your personal data accessible to third parties:

  • our hosting provider may process data in log files on the server (see Chapter 1)
  • Our website admin (Michael Schifflhuber, Markt 7, A-3213 Frankenfels) regularly carries out maintenance work (software updates, administration of contact forms and content management) in the backend
  • in the case of cooperation with network partners within the framework of your projects, data will be passed on to them if necessary, but only with your express consent.

Questions about data protection on this website

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about this data protection declaration. Our imprint and contact details can be found here.
In the event of updates on our websites, this data protection declaration will always be adapted to these.