Privacy Policy

Austropapier - Association of the Austrian Paper Industry

The websites of Austropapier - Vereinigung der Österreichischen Papierindustrie and the other organisations ÖZEPA - Österreichische Vereinigung der Pulp- und Papierchemiker und -techniker, FHP Forst Holz Papier, Papier Macht Schule und Schulverein (hereinafter referred to as Austropapier) are operated by Austropapier - Vereinigung der Österreichischen Papierindustrie, together with the Fachverband der Papierindustrie der WKO, 1060 Vienna, Gumpendorfer Straße 6, as service provider.

The client of the processing of your personal data is Austropapier. Should you have any questions regarding the protection and security of your data or wish to assert your rights and claims in connection with data protection (e.g. object to the use of your data or wish to correct it), please contact us via our contact page (imprint) or the contact options listed below in point 15.

Visiting our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Personal data is information that can be used to determine identity. This includes information such as correct name, address, postal address, telephone number. Information that is not directly related to the real identity (such as favourite websites or number of users of a site) is not included. In principle, you can use our online offer without disclosing your identity. Only the information provided by your internet provider is collected (especially the IP address assigned to you). This information is only evaluated by us via Google Analytics. We use this information exclusively for the purposes of our own market research and to optimise the design of the website.

Furthermore, we only collect personal data that is explicitly and voluntarily entered by the website visitor. Such an entry can be made, for example, when a visitor registers for certain areas of the website or subscribes to a newsletter.

Such information will be used by us exclusively for the corresponding purpose and in compliance with the applicable legal provisions; any further use will only be made with your consent. You may object to the use of your data at any time.

We do not share any personal data of your online visit with third parties.

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Cookies are small text files that are stored by a website on a visitor's device to make the website as user-friendly as possible.

There are 3 types of cookies:

  • absolutely necessary cookies to ensure basic functions of the website.
  • functional cookies to ensure the performance of the website
  • targeted cookies to improve the user experience.

2.1 Information for use

A visitor must be informed about the use of cookies as soon as he or she accesses the website. By continuing to use the website, the visitor agrees that our website may use cookies.

2.2 Information in the privacy policy

The privacy policy itself must inform about the intended use of the cookies:

  • Statistical evaluation (tracking)

A target-oriented cookie is used for the statistical evaluation of the use of our website. The data is forwarded to our statistics service provider Google Analytics.

  • The following data is collected:
    • Request (file name of the requested file)
    • Browser type/version
    • Browser language (Example: German)
    • Operating system used (e.g.: Windows 10)
    • Time of access
    • Clicks
    • Contents of the form, if applicable
  • When logging in via website
    • Cookies in connection with a member login
    • Username / Password
  • Personalization
    • Personalised page suggestions
    • Attributes of the page
  • Function restrictions without cookies
    • Example: The member service - LogIn working groups does not work without setting cookies.

3rd "Addthis" bookmarking service

This website contains "Addthis" plugins under "Tell a friend", which allow you to bookmark or share interesting website content. When using the Share-Buttons of "Addthis", cookies are used. The data generated (such as time of use or browser language) is transferred to Add This LLC in the USA and processed there. You can find more information about data processing by Add This LLC at:

4. google analytics

General information about Google Analytics and Google's data protection centre: This website has been extended by the function gat._anonymizeIp(); to ensure anonymous recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Our 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 which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website.          

The information generated by such a cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We do not store any of your data collected in connection with Google Analytics. However, by activating IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred 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 the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

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 the collection of your data by Google Analytics on this website by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website:
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You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link for the browsers Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox and Opera - browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics: https:/
/ In these cases, an opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website.         

You can find more information about Google's terms of use and Google's privacy policy at and

5. google+

The plug-in "google+1" (Google Plus) is integrated on our website. This is provided and operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (hereinafter: Google). You can recognise this button by the sign "+1″ on a white background.

When you visit a website of our Internet presence that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Google, which in turn transmits the content of the plug-in to your browser, which then integrates it into the displayed website. In this way, the information that you have visited our website is forwarded to Google.

If you are logged in to Google Plus or Google via your personal user account during your visit to our website, Google can assign your website visit to this account. Through interaction with plug-ins, e.g. by clicking the button or leaving a comment, this information is transmitted directly to Google and stored there. If you wish to prevent such data transmission, you must log out of your Google Plus or Google account before visiting our website.

We have no influence on the scope and content of the data that Google collects with the button. We assume that your IP address is also recorded and transmitted. You can inform yourself about the purpose, scope and use of data collection by the company Google Inc. on their privacy policy. You can find this website under the URL

If you are a Google Plus member or have logged in to Google and do not want Google to collect information about you when you visit our website and link it to your membership data stored by Google, you must log out of Google Plus or Google before visiting our website.

6. linkedIn

On this website are plugins of the social network LinkedIn of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter "LinkedIn"). are integrated. You can recognize the LinkedIn plugins by the LinkedIn logo or the "Share Button" ("Recommend") on this website. When you visit this website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn thereby receives information that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn "Share-Button" while you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of this website on your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to associate your visit to this website with your LinkedIn account.

We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn. Details on data collection (purpose, scope, further processing, use) as well as your rights and setting options can be found in the LinkedIn data protection information. LinkedIn provides this information at

7th Xing

Our website uses features of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing Xing functions is called up, a connection to Xing servers is established. XING does not store any personal data of the user when this offer is accessed. In particular, XING does not store IP addresses. There is also no evaluation of user behavior regarding the use of cookies in connection with the "XING Share Button".

Users can access the latest data protection information on the "XING Share Button" and additional information on this website:

8. facebook

Our website contains plugins from Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Facebook is a social network. The respective plugin can be recognized by the logo of Facebook or the "like-mir" button. You can view a complete overview of all Facebook plugins under the following link:

As soon as you visit our website, the Facebook plugin establishes a direct connection between your internet browser and the Facebook servers. In this way, Facebook is informed that our website was visited with your IP address. If you are logged in to Facebook, you can link the corresponding content that is on our website in your Facebook profile by clicking on the "Like-my-face" button. It is then possible for Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook account. We, as the provider of our website, are not informed by Facebook about the content of the transferred data or the data use. Under the following link you can get further information:

In the event that you are a member of Facebook but do not want Facebook to receive data about you via our website and connect it with your membership data, you must log out of Facebook before you access our website.

9th Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognizable by terms such as "Twitter" or "follow", connected with a stylized blue bird. With the help of the buttons it is possible to share a post or page of this offer on Twitter or follow the provider on Twitter. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In the process, data is also transferred to Twitter.

We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. Further information on this can be found in the Twitter privacy policy at

10th Mail Chimp

The operator of MailChimp, the Rocket Science Group, LLC - is certified according to the Privacy Shield. Austropapier does not analyse the usage behaviour. After approval of the membership (double opt-in), MailChimp stores the following data (date of the last profile update, geolocation and language information). Personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes of advertising, market or opinion research. Details can be found at:

11th Newsletter

In order to subscribe to a newsletter service of Austropapier, we need at least your e-mail address to which the newsletter should be sent. Further details will be used to address you personally in the newsletter or to enable queries to be made. We use the double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will only send you newsletters if you confirm your registration by sending us an e-mail and a link contained in it after you have provided your e-mail address. In this way we ensure that only you yourself can register with the newsletter service as a user of the e-mail address provided. Your confirmation must take place promptly after we send the e-mail, otherwise your registration and e-mail address will be deleted from our database. Until you confirm your registration, our newsletter service will not accept any further registrations under this e-mail address. You can unsubscribe from a newsletter subscribed to by us at any time.

You can either send us an e-mail or use a link at the end of the newsletter to cancel.

For the use of our newsletters, statistical data is collected to optimize these services. The subscribed newsletters as well as the use of them are assigned to the customer within the newsletter engine.

12. left

We check links that leave our Internet presence very carefully from an editorial point of view. Nevertheless, we do not assume any responsibility or liability for the contents of pages linked to from the Austropapier website.

13. special provisions for registered users

By registering with Austropapier, the user agrees to the following terms of use vis-à-vis Austropapier:

  • Registration and password
    • The user is obliged to keep the combination user name/password confidential and not to pass it on to third parties. If there is any suspicion of misuse of the access data, the operator must be informed.

14. competitions

In the case of competitions with advertising character, a clear and unambiguous formulation of the conditions of participation is necessary. The organiser must specifically determine what there is to be won, what deadlines apply and how the prize draw procedure is to be carried out.

In order to avoid that participants later try to claim winnings or their material value in legal proceedings, it is advisable to use the well-known phrase: "Legal recourse is excluded".

Anyone who requires personal data of the participants exclusively for the execution of the lottery may also collect this data without additional opt-in, as long as he/she restricts him/herself to the data required for this purpose. A reference to the general privacy policy is necessary.

Anyone who conducts competitions to generate data for use for advertising purposes requires the consent of the participants.

15. contact

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Austropapier - Association of the Austrian Paper Industry
A-1060 Vienna, Gumpendorfer Strasse 6
Phone: +43 (0)1 - 588 86 - 0
Fax: +43 (0)1 - 588 86 - 222