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Privacy statement

The protection of your personal data is of particular concern to us. We therefore process your data exclusively on the basis of the legal regulations (GDPR, TKG – Austrian Telecommunications Act).

The following privacy statement informs you about the collection and processing of personal data on this website. It should be explained to you how we handle your personal data and what you can expect when you use our offers.

Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data


Every time you visit this website, data (partly personal data) is automatically collected and processed. The following information is collected to compile visitor statistics about the use of this website, to improve the website and to protect it from cyber attacks:

  • Date and visit of the URL on which the visitor is located,
  • URL that the visitor visited immediately before,
  • browser used,
  • operating system used,
  • IP address of the visitor.

In order to be able to make your visit to our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, so-called

“cookies” are used. These are small text files that are stored on your computer. No personal data of yours will be stored. After a browser session has ended, the cookies used are deleted from your hard disk (so-called “session cookies”).

If you use this website without changing the cookie settings of your browser, you consent to the use of cookies.

More about this and how you can decline and delete cookies in our cookie policy.

Webstatistik: Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”, Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The appropriate level of data protection results from an adequacy decision of the European Commission according to Art. 45 GDPR (“Privacy Shield”).

On this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking). As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the entire IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, compile reports regarding website activity, and provide other services to the website operator related to website usage and internet usage. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the corresponding settings on your browser; however, we would like to point out that if you do this, you may not be able to fully utilize all functions provided on this website.

You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in.You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the corresponding settings on your browser; however, we would like to point out that if you do this, you may not be able to fully utilize all functions provided on this website.

Further information on the terms of use and data protection can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

By using this website, you agree that the data that Google collects about you may be processed as described above and for the purpose described above.


Google Analytics may also be used to evaluate data from AdWords and the double-click cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not agree with this, you can deactivate it.

Social Media

For data protection reasons, our website does not use any plug-ins from the well-known social media networks (e.g. Facebooks “Like-Button”, Twitter “Tweet-Button”, Google’s “Plus-Button”), since these buttons already transfer information about the linked social media network when the page is loaded, without the users having any influence on this.

Establishing contact, e.g. via online forms

If personal data is voluntarily transmitted via this website, e.g. as part of an inquiry or application for an open position, via an online form or email, the transmitter expressly agrees that the personal data provided by him and necessary for any legal transaction (e.g. title, first and last name, email address, your message, possibly also IP address, address and telephone number, file attachments, etc.) may be electronically recorded and processed.

We will store and process your data exclusively for your individual support, as far as this is necessary in the context of the respective case, for the purpose of processing the inquiry, sending information or submitting service offers and for the case of follow-up questions for up to 36 months, as long as they do not have to be kept longer for reasons of verifiability or statutory retention periods, and no further communication takes place and no customer or legal relationship exists.

Your data will not be used for any other purposes. Your data will not be used for any other purposes.

Disclosure of personal data

Of course, we will treat your provided information discretely and in accordance with the valid data protection professional regulations.

For the operation of this website we use the following contract data processors, which ensure the technical functionality and support us in online marketing:

In order to carry out these activities, these commissioned data processors may, for system-related reasons, have technical access to some of your personal data (e.g. as part of the operation of the website or during the regular backup of the website). Our commissioned data processors are obliged to all the above assurances and may not use this data in any way beyond what is necessary for the operation of the website.

Your personal data will be passed on to external service providers such as lawyers, tax consultants, auditors, suppliers, banks and debt collection agencies for the purpose of contract implementation and fulfilling legal obligations, including the prosecution of legal claims.

Furthermore, your personal data will not be passed on without your express consent, unless there is a legal permission or obligation (e.g. information to law enforcement authorities and courts; information to public bodies that receive data due to legal regulations, e.g. social insurance carriers, tax authorities, etc.) or if we involve third parties obligated to professional secrecy to enforce our claims.

Data access, correction, deletion, blocking

In principle, you have the inalienable rights to free data access, correction, deletion, restriction, transferability, revocation and objection. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have been otherwise violated in any way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the Data Protection Authority.

The deletion of the stored personal data takes place if you revoke your consent to storage or if knowledge of this data is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose pursued with the storage. The deletion, however, only takes place after the expiration of the periods of the tax and commercial law regulations.

If you have any questions on the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or if you require information on, the correction, blocking or deletion of data, please contact:

DI Dr. Maria Bernhard-Schwarz CEng
Tel: +43 5223 5840-0
E-Mail: info@bernard-ing.com

Data security on the internet

The website is protected by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. However, despite regular checks, complete protection against all risks is not possible.

Please note that the World Wide Web is a publicly accessible system, and each time you voluntarily disclose personal information online, you do so at your own risk. Your data may be lost on the way or fall into the hands of unauthorized persons.



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