Data Privacy Statement

§1 Information about collection of personal data

1) Hereinafter we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data which can be related to your person, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, user conduct.

2) In accordance with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR), article 4, para. 7, party responsible is Wiener Edelstein Zentrum (Vienna Gem Center), Himmelpfortg. 7/20, 1010 Vienna, Austria (see imprint).

3)  If you contact us via e-mail, data provided (i.e. your e-mail address and, if applicable, name, address and phone no.) will be stored to communicate with you. Data will be deleted when storage is no longer necessary. In case we are obliged by law to store data, processing will be restricted.

4) Should certain functions of our website require the services of third party service providers, we inform you about the respective processes in detail. We also inform you about given criteria regarding length of storage.

§2 Your rights

1) You have the following rights regarding your personal data
- right to be informed about how we collect, store and use your data
- right to correction or deletion of data
- right to restriction of processing
- right to data portability (i.e. to have your personal data returned to you in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format)
- right to complain about our processing of your personal data to a supervisory authority for data protection

§3 Collection of personal data when visiting our website

1) Informational use of website
If you use our website for informational purposes only, without registering or otherwise transferring data/information to us, we only collect data transferred to our server by your web browser. When visiting our website, we collect data required to display the website and ensure its stability and safety, in accordance with article 6, para. 1, page 1, lit. f, GPDR
- IP-address
- date and time of request
- difference to Greenwich Mean Time GMT
- content of request (pages visited)
- access status / HTTP status code
- amount of data transferred
- website sending the request
- browser
- operating system and user interface
- language and version of browser software

2) Cookies
In addition to above-mentioned data, cookies will be stored on your device when using our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard drive and which transfer certain data to whoever placed the cookies (in this case, to us). Cookies cannot execute programs (apps) or infect your device with viruses. Cookies help us to make our website more effective and user-friendly.

3) Usage of cookies
a) Our website uses below-mentioned cookies, whose functioning is explained hereinafter
- Transient cookies
b) Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser. So-called session cookies are transient cookies which store a session ID , allowing several requests of your browser to be related to a common session. Thus your computer can be recognized upon return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
c) You can set your browser to decline acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. However, we point out that in that case you may not be able to use all functions of our website.

4) Registration and user account
Should you decide to open a user account and utilize the full functionality of our website, data provided by you (name, address and e-mail address) will be stored by us and linked to a unique user ID. If necessary these data may be related to other personal personal such as IP address. In accordance with the Data Protection Act all your data will be treated as strictly confidential. Data will not be passed on to third parties unless there is a judicial necessity to protect the rights and property of the Vienna Gem Center (Wiener Edelstein Zentrum) or the interests of other users.
After registration you can update your personal data and manage subscription to our newsletter in your account settings. Should you wish to delete your account and all data linked to it, please e-mail us at [email protected] or send a message to our address as shown in the imprint.