Privacy Policy

Preamble

Protection and Security of your data are very important to us. We process your data only as allowed by applicable laws, in particular by the GDPR (DSGVO). Your personal data stored by us is protected by appropriate technical and organizational measures and is processed according to well-defined procedures.
This privacy policy pertains to this website in particular. If you maintain business or other relations (e.g. via a contract) with us beyond your visit to this website now or in the future, there are further policies, which we will provide or have provided accordingly.

This website is operated by (responsible regarding the GDPR):

Mag. Dr. Andreas Krassnigg
Neupauerweg 83
8052 Graz
Austria
Tel: +43 650 2138450
Email: andreas@modelsofhadrons.com
Our website’s address is: http://covariant.modelsofhadrons.com.

How to contact us

We provide extensive information about data protection on our website. Questions about our privacy policy beyond this website’s are answered in documents available in connection with further interaction, like contracts with us. Should you have even further questions regarding the topic of data protection, you can reach us at datenschutz@modelsofhadrons.com.
While the person responsible according to the GDPR is identified at the beginning of this policy, it is possible that somebody else is the contact person for issues regarding data protection. Still, you’ll always reach the contact person at the email address just provided in the above paragraph.

Your rights regarding your personal data

In principle, you are entitled to information about, correction of, deletion of, restriction of, and transferability of the personal data we process about you. In addition, you have the right to object to or revoke permission for our processing your personal data. Should you believe that our processing of your personal data violates the GDPR or that your data protection claims have been violated in any way, you can contact us directly or file a complaint with the proper authorities. In Austria, this is the Austrian Data Protection Authority.
If you have an account for our website or have written comments on our website, you can request an export of your personal data. In addition, you can request the deletion of all your personal data stored by us. This does not apply to data which we must retain for administrative, legal, or security reasons.

Who we share your personal data with

We do not share your personal data with third parties, except when required by law, contractual agreements, or in the course of processes demanded by proper authorities.

For how long we store your personal data

When you write a comment on our website, it is stored indefinitely, including metadata. In this way, we can, e.g., recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically instead of containing them in a moderation queue. In addition, we like to have helpful information provided by your comment available on our website for as long as possible.
For visitors who register as users on our website, we store additional personal information, which they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change, or delete their personal information at any time themselves (the username cannot be changed, however). This kind of information is also available to Administrators of our website, who can also change or delete it. This helps to ensure a safe and secure operation of our website.

Where we send your personal data

In general, we process your personal data, if at all, on servers, computers or other machines used by us inside the European Union. Some services or social networks, however, have their addresses outside the European Union. Such services are listed in this policy. For example, comments written by users on our website may be checked or screened by an external service in order to reduce spam.

Changes to this privacy policy

This privacy policy may be changed in the future if made necessary by structural, content, or other changes to this website, or elsewhere.

Children as visitors of our website

We would like to alert parents and legal guardians of underage persons and children in particular about the importance of making their children aware of ways to use the internet responsibly and carefully, and how to use and not to use or provide personal data to websites, respond to emails, and the like. We hereby request explicitly that underage visitors of our website ask their parents or legal guardians for guidance with, or advice or permission to, providing their personal data to our website in any way beforethey do so.

Types of personal data that we collect and why we collect the data

Sensitive personal data according to the GDPR

We do not collect sensitive personal data on this website.

Comments on the website

When visitors write comments on our website, we collect the data provided and shown in the comment form. In addition, we collect the visitor’s IP address and user-agent string (with which the user’s browser is identified), in order to support the detection of spam.

Media

If you are a registered user of our website and upload photos to the website, you should avoid photos containing an EXIF-GPS-location contained in them. Visitors to the website could download photos stored on the website and extract the location information.

Contact forms on our website

When visitors use and submit a contact form on our website, we collect the data provided and displayed in the form in order to process and respond to the inquiry made by the visitor. The data are stored and processed internally only for the purposes of, e.g., follow-up requests or questions, the preparation of offers requested by the visitor, in order to provide services requested by the visitor, for the duration of 6 months after the original form submission, and are deleted thereafter. If the initial inquiry results in further steps like, e.g., contracts, services, or offers, the respective retention periods for those cases apply, and the data will be processed and stored for the appropriate time periods specified in connection with the relevant contract, service, or offer, for legal, administrative, or other reasons.
We do not use data provided in the contact form for the unsolicited distribution of newsletters, advertisements, or similar messages. Please note that fields in the contact form may be optional.

Cookies

You can block the use of cookies in your browser completely by setting the corresponding preferences in your browser about privacy. However, please consider that blocking cookies can restrict or disable certain functions of our website and external services.

Cookies for comments and registration

When you write a comment on our website, this can be understood as your consent to our processing and storage in cookies of your name, your email address, and your website. This function serves your comfort in that you don’t have to enter all these data again when writing another comment on our website. These cookies are stored for one year.
If you are a registered user on our website and log into our website, a temporary cookie will be set to determine whether or not your browser accepts cookies. this cookie does not contain personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.
When you log into our website, cookies will be set to store your login and display options. Login-cookies expire after two days and display-cookies after one year. If you select “remember me” on the login form by activating the corresponding checkbox, your login will be kept alive for two weeks. Login-cookies are deleted when you log out.
When you modify or publish an article, an additional cookie is set in your browser. This cookie does not contain personal data and simply points to the post-ID of the article you were working on. This cookie expires after one day.

Embedded content from external websites

Articles and pages on this website can contain embedded content (e.g., videos, pictures, tweets, posts, etc.). Embedded content works and interacts with you exactly as if you visited the external website directly.
Such external websites can possibly collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional tracking services of other third parties and record your interaction with content embedded in our website. This includes interactions with embedded content, where you are logged into your account at the external website, if you have such an account. This also applies to

Sharing-buttons and plugins of social networks and other websites

Buttons, plugins, or links of the following social networks and other websites or services are used on our website for the purpose of sharing content, for the direct use of those services with our content, or for the interaction with our profiles at the respective service or social network.
If you are logged into one of the social networks or services, their providers can associate your visit on our website with your profile at the social network or service. When you use the respective button, the corresponding action or information is transmitted directly to the service and stored as if you had used the functionality directly on the service provider’s website.
Purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the providers of those services as well as your rights and possibilities for setting preferences regarding privacy are given in each provider’s privacy policy, as linked to below.
If you do not want to have your visit on our website associated with an account at a social network or another service, you must log out of this particular social network or service before visiting our website.
Please note that there may exist add-ons or plugins for your browser that help you to selectively block the functionality of external services completely or partially.
Facebook:
If you live in the USA or Canada:
Facebook, Inc.
1601 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
If you live anywhere else:
Facebook Ireland Ltd.
4 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2 Ireland

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Twitter:
For accounts based in the United States:
Twitter, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Policy Inquiry
1355 Market Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94103
For accounts outside the United States:
Twitter International Company
Attn: Privacy Policy Inquiry
One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street
Dublin 2, D02 AX07 IRELAND
https://twitter.com/en/privacy
Pinterest:
If you live in the United States:
Pinterest Inc.
651 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
If you live outside the United States:
Pinterest Europe Ltd.
Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street
Dublin 2, Ireland.
https://policy.pinterest.com/en-gb/privacy-policy
Linkedin:
For members in the United States:
LinkedIn Corporation
Attn: Legal Dept. (Privacy Policy and User Agreement)
1000 W. Maude Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
USA
For members outside the United States:
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company
Attn: Legal Dept. (Privacy Policy and User Agreement)
Wilton Plaza
Wilton Place, Dublin 2
Ireland
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Tumblr:
Tumblr, Inc.
770 Broadway
New York, NY 10003, USA
https://www.tumblr.com/privacy
Google+:
Google LLC
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043, United States
https://policies.google.com/privacy
Print friendly:
https://www.printfriendly.com/privacy

Analytics (e.g., Google Analytics)

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” in order to collect information about visitors of our website and their behavior on our website. Most of this data is not considered personal data. For example, Google Analytics collects information about how often visitors visit the website, which pages they visit, or which pages they visited before visiting our website.
We use the information we get from Google Analytics exclusively to improve our website and the experience for our visitors. We employ Google Analytics with the setting “anonymizeIP”, which means that Google Analytics stores only an anonymized version of the IP address assigned to you at the time of your visit in addition to the non-personal data that describe your interaction with our website. Neither Google Analytics nor we store your name or other information by which you could be personally identified, nor are the data collected by Google Analytics combined with other data by which you could be personally identified. While Google Analytics sets a permanent cookie in your browser in order to identify you as a recurring visitor on subsequent visits to our website, this cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. The terms and conditions under which Google processes and uses information collected on our website are governed by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.
By visiting our website you agree to the processing of data as just described by Google and for the purpose given above. You can deactivate Google Analytics for our website by setting an opt-out-cookie via the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics.
You can also block Google Analytics from recognizing you during recurring visits to our website by deactivating cookies in your browser completely. As an alternative, you can also block cookies individually. There may exist browser plugins which help you do this for specific browsers and analytics services. Please note that you have to deactivate cookies separately on each of your devices used for web browsing.

Other services provided by Google

On our website, we use the following other services by
Google LLC
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043, United States
which are governed by the  Google Privacy Policy, as well as by additional regulations, which are linked to or mentioned in the following:
Google Maps:
We use Google Maps in order to provide you with an interactive map, based on material by Google Maps, directly on our website. This is provided with the purpose of facilitating the planning for routes or the easier location of our business, shop, or the like, or other interesting places. The processing of data by this service, which is built into our website via a plugin, happens in exactly the same way as if you would enter the same address or route information directly on the Google Maps website in another tab or browser window. The data you enter on our interactive map are sent to Google through the plugin if this functionality is set by the technical configuration of the plugin. You can block this transfer by deactivating Javascript in your browser. Please note, however, that by doing this the map function will not be available to you and many other functions of our website and other websites will be broken as well.
https://maps.google.com/help/terms_maps.html
Google reCaptcha:
We use the service reCaptcha provided by Google in order to achieve a certain level of protection against abuse by bots or other malware for the forms on our website, such as a comment or contact form. This service enables the automated recognition of human- versus machine-filled form submissions. This service implies the submission of the submitter’s IP-address, and possibly other data required by Google to perform the recognition, to Google.
Google Translate:
The service Google Translate is provided on our website for those users who would like to read our content in another language than the original English (and sometimes German). We would like to emphasize in this regard that translations provided by Google Translate are not necessarily correct or complete but should serve as a means of rough orientation only. By choosing a language, the translation service is activated and an additional bar is shown above the normal content of the website, which contains tools for using and leaving the service. We do not have any influence on the content or the appearance of this bar.

Further Information

Data from third parties

We do not receive any personal data from third parties.

Profiling and automated decisions

We do not perform automated decisions and/or profiling based on user or visitor data.

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