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Data protection

accordance with Articles 13, 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation).  



The protection of your personal data is very important to Wertstatt 8 GmbH. In the following, we would like to briefly explain how we handle personal data in general, what rights you have under applicable data protection law and how you can exercise them.


Responsible - Contact

The person responsible in the sense of the General Data Protection Regulation (679/2016 EU) is

Energie AG

Böhmerwaldstraße 3, 4020 Linz

Data Protection Officer at the Energie AG Oberösterreich Group:​

Energie AG Upper Austria

Data Protection Officer

Böhmerwaldstraße 3, 4020 Linz,

+43 0800 220078

Processing of your personal data


We use your data only in accordance with the applicable legal provisions (such as DSGVO, DSG, TKG) and this privacy policy to provide you with the products, services and services you have requested. We will only process your data beyond this with your consent or on the basis of a predominantly legitimate interest on our part, or we will only use the data in pseudonymized or anonymized form.

Transmission of your personal data


When transferring your personal data, we always ensure the highest possible level of security. Therefore, your data will only be forwarded to previously carefully selected and contractually obligated processors, whereby we also remain responsible for the protection of your personal data in this case. In addition, your data will only be forwarded by us to entities that are subject to strict EU data protection law or that are obligated to maintain a corresponding level of protection. We will only transfer data to third countries outside the European Union if an adequacy decision has been issued by the European Commission for this third country or if we have agreed on suitable and appropriate guarantees with the recipient.


We transfer your personal data only in accordance with the provisions of data protection law and the principles described above to:


  • [HD1] [HD2] Ltd. - Nemal St. 40, 6350671 Tel Aviv, Israel for providing the website [HD3]

  • AdWords Agentur GmbH - Schmalzhofgasse 26, 2nd floor, 1060 Vienna for marketing information.

  • Facebook Inc. - 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA for marketing information

  • Google LLC - 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA for web analytics tools [HD4]. 

  • Hotjar Limited - Level 2, St Julian's Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julian's STJ 1000, Malta for web analytics tools [HD5] 

  • Piwik PRO GmbH, Kurfürstendamm 21, 10719 Berlin, Germany for web analytics tools[HD6] 

  • External service providers of Wertstatt 8 GmbH for service provision

Furthermore, we pass on personal data to third parties if you have given us your express consent to do so. This consent can be revoked at any time at the e-mail address given below.

Duration of the storage of your personal data

Cookies are used and stored as follows.

Technically necessary cookies
Used to indicate the system from which the website was rendered
1 minute
Cookie for counting user clicks to control the display of banners
Session cookie from to display current news on the homepage
In order to keep the "Recruit User Tester" minimized on all our pages once you have minimized it, this cookie is set
1 Jahr
Used for measuring system effectiveness
12 months
This cookie is set when you have minimized or supplemented the incoming feedback. This is done so that the incoming feedback is immediately loaded as minimized when you navigate to another page where it should be displayed
1 year
Used for the cookie banner parameters
12 months
Cookie for the language setting "en"
Storage of user consent shore cookies
1 year
Used for system monitoring/troubleshooting
Used in conjunction with the user login
12 months
Stores the visitor's consent to data collection and use.
365 days
Used for system monitoring/troubleshooting
3 months
Used for measuring system effectiveness
30 minute
Used for security reasons
Used for security reasons
Used for security and anti-fraud purposes
The cookie is used to maintain a Hotjar user ID that is unique to the site in the browser. This allows user behavior to be associated with the same user ID on subsequent visits
1 year
Used to recognize visitors and record their various characteristics.
13 months
This session cookie is set to inform Hotjar if you are part of the selected people (sample) used to generate funnels
1 year
The cookie is usually used for analytics purposes and helps count visitors to one of our websites by tracking whether they have been to that page before
1 year
This cookie collects data about user behavior. This data can then be assigned to a specific visitor group based on commonalities among website visitors
1 year
Indicates an active session of the visitor.
30 minutes
Marketing and PR
Used by Facebook to display a range of advertising products
3 months
Use for advertising/retargeting The Trade Desk
1 year
Contains a randomly generated user ID. Based on this ID, Google can recognize the user across different websites and display personalized advertising.
1 year
Use for advertising/retargeting The Trade Desk
30 minutes
Used by Facebook to display a range of advertising products, for example real-time bids from third party advertisers
3 months
Used by Google AdSense to experiment with advertising efficiency on websites that use their services.
3 months
Web analytics and cookies


We use cookies on the one hand for the purpose of providing the service on our website and on the other hand to be able to carry out the uses described in the "Cookie Table". Cookies are data records that are sent from the web server to the user's web browser and stored there for later retrieval. You determine whether cookies can be collected by clicking "Yes, I agree" in the cookie banner when visiting the homepage. Only then will the cookies listed above be stored on your terminal device. In addition, you can also set your browser in such a way that you are informed before a cookie is stored and storage only takes place if you expressly accept this. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

Our website uses functions of the following web analytics services:




We use the cookies from Google AdWords, Facebook and Adform to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns, to limit the frequency with which you are shown a particular ad, to record that you have visited a particular website and to only display ads that are relevant to you and your interests. In particular, information about the time of your visit to the platform, about the ads you clicked on, and about your previous user behavior is collected and stored. This information is not passed on to third parties, but is only used for campaign management and campaign control. Further information, in particular on the type of information collected as well as the purpose of use, can be obtained from

WIX is a cloud-based online platform for creating HTML5 websites and mobile websites. The website builder allows you to integrate features developed by Wix or third-party developers into your own website. More information can be found at Privacy |

Piwik Pro


We use Piwik PRO, a software to perform web analytics, on our website. The service provider is the German company Piwik PRO GmbH, Kurfürstendamm 21, 10719 Berlin, Germany. You can learn more about the data processed by using Piwik PRO in the Privacy Policy on Privacy Policy of Piwik PRO GmbH - DSGVO.

We calculate metrics such as bounce rate, page views, sessions and the like to understand how our website is used. We may also create visitor profiles based on browsing history to analyze visitor behavior, display personalized content, and conduct online campaigns.


The collection and storage of personal data by Piwik Pro currently takes place exclusively in member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The data is stored for 25 months.


Piwik PRO does not transfer the data about you to other sub-processors or third parties and does not use it for its own purposes.



We use the program Hotjar from the company "Hotjar Limited" (Level 2, St Julian's Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julian's STJ 1000, Malta) to statistically analyze the data from our website visitors. Hotjar allows us to record, store and analyze user behavior (mouse movements, clicks, scroll height dwell time, etc.) in anonymized form for randomly selected visitors to our websites. In addition, information on the operating system, browser, incoming and outgoing references (links), geographical origin, as well as resolution and type of device are evaluated for statistical purposes. For this purpose, Hotjar sets cookies on end devices of the users.

If you do not want Hotjar to process your data, you can deactivate the use of cookies in the settings of your web browser and delete cookies that are already active. Disable Hotjar by setting the DoNotTrack header in your browser. You can disable the collection of data by Hotjar by clicking on the following link An opt-out function will be activated, which prevents Hotjar from continuing to follow your behavior on the website. No data will be transferred to Hotjar's servers as a result either.

You can find more about the data processing by Hotjar here.


Wix uses the Sentry service (to improve the technical stability of our service by monitoring system stability and identifying code errors. Sentry serves these purposes alone and does not evaluate data for advertising purposes. User data, such as device details or time of error, is collected anonymously and not used in a personalized manner, and is subsequently deleted. For more information, please see Sentry's privacy policy: .


Your IP address is collected, but immediately anonymized. This means that only a rough localization is possible.



In order to be able to recommend and share the articles and videos available on our homepage in social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+, recommendation buttons ("social plug-ins") are integrated on our pages.
These social plug-ins are identified by icons. Through these social plug-ins, a direct connection between the user's browser and the server of the social media platform is established when visiting the marked websites. If the user is logged in to the social media platform while visiting the platform and clicks on the icon, he or she can link content from the website to his or her account. We have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted in this way or its use by the social media platforms. The user can obtain information on this directly from the respective operators of the social media platforms. If the user does not want the websites to be associated with his or her account and does not want data to be transferred, he or she must log out of his or her social media account before visiting the platform. We use the "Shariff" tool developed by Heise to integrate these social plug-ins. With Shariff, you can use social media without unnecessarily compromising your privacy. The c't project Shariff replaces the usual share buttons of social networks and protects your surfing behavior from prying eyes. Nevertheless, a single click on the button is enough to share information with others

Consent - Revocation


If your personal data is processed on the basis of your consent, you can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. You can send us your revocation by e-mail to the e-mail address If you receive advertising from us by e-mail, you can exercise your revocation even more conveniently by clicking on the link contained in the e-mail and following the further instructions.

Rights of the customer in connection with data protection

Right to Information:


You can request confirmation from us as to whether and to what extent we process your data.​

Right of rectification:


If your personal data that we process is incomplete or inaccurate, you can request us to correct or complete it at any time.

Right to deletion:


You can demand that we delete your personal data if we process it unlawfully or if the processing disproportionately interferes with your legitimate interests in protection. However, we would like to point out that there may be reasons that prevent immediate deletion, e.g. if we have to comply with our legally regulated retention obligations.

Right to restriction of processing:


You may request us to restrict the processing of your data in the following cases:

  • if you dispute the accuracy of the data, for a period of time that allows us to verify the accuracy of the data;

  • if the processing of the data is unlawful, but you refuse erasure and request restriction of data use instead;

  • if we no longer need the data for the intended purpose, but you still need the data to assert or defend legal claims; or

  • if you have objected to the processing of the data.


Right to data portability:


You may request that we provide you with your data in a structured, common and machine-readable format, provided that

  • we process this data on the basis of consent given by you or the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract between us, and

  • the processing of your data is carried out with the help of automated processes.

Right to object:


If we process your data for the performance of tasks in the public interest, for the exercise of official authority or if we refer to the necessity of the processing for the protection of our legitimate interest, you can object to this data processing, provided that there is an overriding interest in the protection of your data. You can object to the sending of advertising at any time without giving reasons. However, we would like to point out that we are entitled to continue processing the data despite your objection if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Right of appeal:


If you are of the opinion that we violate Austrian or European data protection law when processing your data, we request that you contact us in order to clarify any issues. Of course, you also have the right to complain to the Austrian data protection authority, as of 25.5.2018 also to another supervisory authority within the EU.


To exercise your rights, please contact:

Wertstatt 8 GmbH
Böhmerwaldstraße 3
A-4020 Linz

In order to be able to guarantee the protection of your rights and your privacy, in case of doubt we request additional information to prove your identity in the event that one of the aforementioned rights is asserted. If you exercise one of the aforementioned rights for manifestly no reason or particularly frequently, we may charge a reasonable processing fee for handling your request or refuse to process your request.


Contact the competent supervisory authority:


Data Protection Authority

+43 1 52 152-0

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