Data Protection Information

Data Protection Policy

Protection of your personal data is very important to us. For this reason we use your personal data solely in compliance with the applicable legal requirements for data privacy. In accordance with Art. 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we hereby inform you about how we process your data.

Name and contact details of the controller: 
Upper Austrian Research GmbH, Hafenstraße 47-51, 4020 Linz
Legal form: GmbH (company with limited liability)
Head office: Linz
Phone: +43 732 9015 5600
Fax: +43 732 9015 5618
Company register no.: FN 188638 i
Company register court: Landes- und Handelsgericht Linz

Personal data is processed in particular for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR or for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject in accordance with Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR or processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party and for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal entitlements in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
If the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data, such processing shall be legally subject to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

To the extent that processing of personal data is supported by Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, the legitimate interests of the controller and of his or her affiliates and of the other recipients of personal data shall be first and foremost the ability to operate a customer management system for the purposes of optimizing and simplifying administration, and for the purposes of direct advertising (marketing and information measures, especially relating to the products and services offered by the following affiliates).

In accordance with Art. 13(1)(e) GDPR the following categories of recipients exist:
* Controller’s affiliates
* Processors
* Funding partners
* Social insurance institutions 
* Authorities
* Third-party providers and service partners (e.g. development service providers; credit card providers, banks) 
* Debt collection agencies, legal and tax consultants, and specialists in the assertion, exercise or defence of legal entitlements 
* Auditing companies for compliance with accountability 
* Courts for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal entitlements

Personal data will be stored for as long as it is necessary for
* performance of a contract with the data subject or 
* fulfilment of a legal obligation (e.g. 7-year retention period as stipulated by the Austrian Commercial Code, Austrian Federal Fiscal Law) or 
* conducting the application process and, if applicable, for the retainment to offer matching vacancies or
* the assertion, exercise or defence of legal entitlements.

The GDPR affords data subjects the following rights with the exceptions as set out in the corresponding provisions:
* Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), 
* Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR),
* Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), 
* Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), 
* Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR), 
* Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR), 
* Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR, especially the Austrian Data Protection Agency), 
* Right to withdraw consent (Art. 7(3) GDPR), provided that processing is based on consent, with effect for the future.

Any queries or requests for information relating to the GDPR should be sent by letter or email (Upper Austrian Research GmbH, Hafenstraße 47-51, 4020 Linz, 

If the data have not been obtained from the data subject, the following categories of personal data shall be obtained from publicly accessible data bases:
* Company register data
* Insolvency data
* Residence registration data

Additional information on the right to object as provided for by Art 21 in connection with direct advertising: If personal data are processed in accordance with Art. 21(2) GDPR the data subject has the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her. In the event that such an objection is made, the personal data shall no longer be processed.



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