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Privacy policy

This notice describes how IAGF, Institute for Applied Research on Skilled Crafts and Trades ("we"), processes personal data as the sole data controller.

  1. Categories of data processed and purposes of data processing

In the course of your visit to this website, we will automatically collect the following personal data about you:

  • The date and time a page is viewed on our website;
  • Your IP address (in shortened form, so that no clear assignment is possible);
  • Technical information such as name and version of your web browser, Internet service provider, terminal device and screen resolution
  • Source of origin (URL) of your visit (i.e. via which website or advertising medium you came to us)
  • Your behavior on the pages (for example, clicks, scrolling behavior and dwell time)
  • Your approximate location (country and city)
  • certain cookies (see below)
  • In addition, we may ask you to enter personal data, such as your name and e-mail address, on our website in order to provide you with certain services such as newsletters.

There is no obligation to actually provide the data that we ask you to provide on our website. However, if you do not do so, you will not be able to use all the features of the website.

2. we process your data for the following purposes:

  • to provide you with this website and to further improve and develop this website;
  • in order to be able to create usage statistics;
  • to be able to detect, prevent and investigate attacks on our website

3. transmission of your personal data

Your personal data will be transmitted to the following recipients:

  • IT service provider (hosting and maintenance of websites, sending newsletters and distribution lists)

4. cookies

So-called cookies are used on our website. A cookie is a small file that can be stored on your computer when you visit a website. Basically, cookies are used to provide users with additional functions on a website. For example, they may be used to make it easier for you to navigate a website, to allow you to continue using a website where you left it, and/or to remember your preferences and settings when you visit the website again. Cookies cannot access, read or modify any other data on your computer.

Many cookies on our website are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted when you leave our website again. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, remain on your computer until you delete them manually in your browser. We use such persistent cookies to recognize you the next time you visit our website.

If you want to control cookies on your computer, you can choose your browser settings so that you get a notification when a website wants to store cookies. You can also block or delete cookies if they have already been stored on your computer. If you want to know more about how to set these steps, please use the "Help" function in your browser. Please note that blocking or deleting cookies may affect your online experience and prevent you from fully using this website.

Our website may use plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube's servers is established as soon as you start playing a video. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy at

5. privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. 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 for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged 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 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 plugin available at the following link( For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit or We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

6. privacy policy for the use of Facebook

Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: When you visit our pages, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user 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 Facebook. For more information, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy at If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

7. privacy policy for the use of Instagram

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user 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 Instagram.
For more information, please see the privacy policy of Instagram at

8. privacy policy for social share buttons

We use a Twitter tweet widget on our website. As a result, our website sends requests to Twitter's servers so that you can share our web pages with your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, which may use it in accordance with its privacy policy:

We embed a Facebook widget so that you can "like/share/recommend" our web pages. This widget may collect your IP address and web browser user data, store and retrieve cookies in your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including your Facebook account's interaction with any action you take within the widget (e.g., "liking/sharing/recommending" our site) when you are logged into Facebook. For more information on how this data is handled, please see Facebook's privacy policy:
For more information on Facebook and its integration on this site, please refer to item "6. Privacy policy for the use of Facebook" in this privacy policy.

We use a Linkedin share widget on our website so that you can share our web pages on Linkedin. These requests can track your IP address according to their privacy policy:

You can reach us at the following contact details for questions regarding your personal data:


In principle, you have the rights to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability and objection. To do so, please contact us. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in some way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria, the data protection authority is responsible.

Last updated: 30.8.2022