Data Privacy Statement

This website is operated by Rupp AG, registered at Krüzastrasse 8, A-6912 Hörbranz, Austria, and hereinafter referred to as either “we“ or “us“. This data privacy statement describes how we, as a party responsible for data privacy, process your personal data in connection with this website.

1. Which data about you we process

In the course of your visit to this website, we will collect the following information:

The date and time when a page of our website is accessed, your IP address, name and version of your web browser, the website (URL) which you visited prior to accessing this website, certain cookies (see Point 2) and the information which you yourself provide by filing out the form to register for our newsletter, by filling out the application form, by filling out a form to participate in competitions or by filling out the order form.

There is no obligation to actually provide the data, which we request from you on our website. However, if you do not do that, it will not be possible for you to utilise all the functionalities presented by the website.

2. Cookies

So-called cookies are utilised on our website. A cookie is a small file, which can be saved on your computer when you visit a website. In principle, cookies are utilised in order to offer users additional functionalities on a website. For instance, they can be utilised in order to facilitate your navigation of a website, to allow you to continue to utilise a website where you left it and/or to save your preferences and settings when you visit the website again. Cookies cannot access, read or change any other data on your computer.

When you visit our website, a message regarding cookies will appear which will refer you to the utilisation of cookies on our website as presented in this data privacy statement and allow you to set preferences regarding certain cookies and to accept the utilisation of certain cookies. Upon providing your consent, you consent to the utilisation of the respective cookies and the associated processing of the data. You can revoke this consent at any time by changing either the cookie settings on our website or in your browser settings. The legality of the handing of data from the time it was consented to until its revocation is not affected by the revocation.

In the following sections titled “Technically Required Cookies“, “Cookies for Analysing Browsing Behaviour“ and “Cookies for Advertising Purposes“, we present which kinds of cookies we utilise and which data can be processed by these respective cookies.

As long as no special deletion periods regarding cookies are mentioned in the following sections, the following is generally valid regarding the storage period: By means of the respective browser setting, you can control whether and which cookies are installed. Most browsers have a default setting so that they allow cookies to be installed without any restrictions. You can change or limit that or block the installation of cookies. You can delete cookies that have already been installed at any time in your browser settings, and by setting the corresponding preferences in your browser, this deletion can also take place automatically. If you would like more information on how these steps can be taken, please utilise the help feature provided by your browser.

Please be aware that blocking or deleting cookies could impair your online experience and prevent you from being able to utilise this website in its entirety.

2.1 Technically Required Cookies

Some of the functionalities of this website require cookies. Cookies are technically required for these functionalities, including matching a session with a user (session cookies) and remembering search items on our website. The purpose of the cookies is to offer and execute functionalities. The legal foundation for installing technically required cookies and the associated processing is a justified interest, which consists in achieving these objectives.

2.2 Cookies for Analysing Browsing Behaviour

On our website, we utilise cookies, which allow us to analyse your browsing and utilisation behaviour on our website, in particular cookies from Google Analytics (see Point 8 for further information). By means of these cookies, we analyse which search items you enter on our website, how often and how long you utilise which functionalities and how often and how long you visit which subpages of our website. The data collected in this manner is pseudonymised by means of technical measures. The data can therefore no longer be matched to you. The data is not saved together with our other data, either. The data collected allows us to optimise our website and your functionalities on an ongoing basis and to adapt them to your needs. The legal basis for installing the cookies utilised for this purpose and the associated processing would exist due to our justified interest, which consists in achieving these objectives. Nevertheless, we only utilise the cookies to which you consent in your browser settings and you accept this utilisation by doing so.

2.3 Cookies for Advertising Purposes

For advertising and conversion tracking purposes, our website utilises the user-behaviour-related Pixel of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Facebook”). More information is provided in Point 10 of this data privacy statement.

3. Purposes of Data Processing

We will process your personal data for the following purposes:

a) in order to make this website available to you and in order to continue to improve and develop this website;

b) in order to be able to generate utilisation statistics;

c) in order to be able to identify, prevent and investigate attacks on our website;

d) in order to respond to your enquiries;

e) in order to process your applications;

f) in order to send you our newsletter and to conduct surveys regarding the satisfaction with our products and services.

4. Legal Basis of Data Processing

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data

  • in line with Point 3 a) to f) above is our main justified interest, which consists in achieving the objectives listed in Point 3 a) to f);
  • in line with Point 3 e) above is the necessity of taking precontractual measures regarding your enquiry (application);
  • for the delivery of our newsletter and our customer surveys in line with Art. 107 (3) Telecommunications Act (Telekommunikationsgesetz) (in Austria) or Art. 7 (3) Act Against Unfair Competition (Gesetz gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb) (in Germany), as long as we received your e-mail address in connection with the sale of goods to you, or otherwise by means of your consent. You can revoke this consent at any time without affecting the legal basis of the processing that took place prior to the revocation.

5. Transfer of Your Personal Data

For the aforementioned purposes, we will transfer your personal data to the following recipients:

  • IT service providers that we utilise, namely Inscript GmbH, A-6850 Dornbirn, Austria;
  • advertising service providers that we utilise;
  • Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, according to Point 8 (Google Analytics);
  • Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, according to Point 11 (Facebook’s user-behaviour-related Pixel)
  • For the newsletter to the subcontracted job processor Inxmail GmbH, registered in D-79106 Freiburg, Germany

Some of the aforementioned recipients are located outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or process your personal data there. The data protection standard outside of the EEA possibly does not correspond to the standard in your country. We only transfer your personal data to countries where the EU Commission has determined that they offer an appropriate data protection standard or to the USA to Google Inc. and Facebook Inc.

Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. are certified under the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement and are therefore obligated to comply with the stipulations of European data protection laws. Nevertheless, we point out the fact that the European Court repealed the decision by means of which the EU Commission declared the data protection provided by this agreement to be appropriate as legally void.

The transfer of data to Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. in the USA occurs without suitable guarantees according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). There is a risk for you that these recipients will not comply with the stipulations of European data protection laws. The US data protection laws do not provide the same protection to your personal data as the DGPR, in particular you only have limited rights regarding affected parties. There is also a risk that the US authorities will access your data for monitoring and surveillance purposes.

If you click on “Yes, accept all cookies including US providers“ in the cookie consent setting, you consent to the utilisation of cookies and the associated transfer of data to the aforementioned recipients in the USA in accordance with this data privacy statement. You can revoke this consent at any time by changing the cookie-related settings.

6. Storage Period

We will store the data processed in line with Point 3 a) to f) for a period of two years. A longer storage period only occurs if it is necessary to investigate identified attacks on our website.

If you utilise our website to take part in a competition, we will save your data for the duration of the competition and afterwards for as long as the legal obligations stipulate or claims stemming from the competition can be asserted.

We will save data that we process based on your consent until receiving your revocation and afterwards for as long as the legal obligations stipulate.

If you send us a job application, we will save your data for seven months following the conclusion of the application process.

7. Your Rights in Connection with Personal Data

In accordance with the applicable data protection laws, you have the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, objection and transferability of the data. Please contact us regarding this topic by using the contact details provided in Point 10.

In particular, you have the right to object to data processing, which we refer to as a justified interest.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a regulating authority in the EU or with the Austrian Data Protection Agency in Vienna if you are of the opinion that a breach of European or Austrian data protection laws has occurred.

8. Google Analytics

This website utilises Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as "Google"). Google Analytics utilises so-called cookies, which are text files, which are saved on your computer and allow an analysis of your utilisation of the website. We process your data on the basis of your consent. As explained in Point 2, you can revoke this consent for the future.

The information generated by the cookies about your utilisation of this website (including your IP address and the URLs of the accessed websites) are transferred to Google’s servers in the USA and stored there. We do not store your data that is collected in connection with Google Analytics. This website utilises the possibility of IP anonymisation offered by Google Analytics.

Your IP is therefore shortened / anonymised by Google as soon as Google receives your IP address. On our behalf, Google will utilise this information in order to evaluate your utilisation of the website in order to compile reports on the website activities and to provide us with further services associated with the utilisation of the website and the Internet. The IP address of your browser provided within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data.

You can prevent cookies being saved by means of the respective setting in your browser software. We would like to point out, though, that you may not be able to utilise all the functionalities of this website to the fullest extent. Moreover, you can prevent Google from collecting your data in connection with Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which can be found at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data on this website by clicking on the link provided below. An opt-out cookie will be installed which will prevent the future storage of your data when visiting this website.

Further information about the terms of utilisation of Google and Google’s data privacy statement can be found at

https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/

or at https://policies.google.com/?hl=en&gl=at.

9. Use of Social Media Share Links

On our webpage, we utilise social media share links for Facebook to Pinterest and LinkedIn. You will recognise them by the icons that display the logos of these social media services.

If you would actually like to utilise a share link and its functionalities, you have to click on the respective icon. You will then be forwarded to our site of the respective social media service and it is possible that your IP address will be transferred to the social media service and that the social media service will receive the information that our website was visited by this IP address. If you then log on to your user account with the respective social media service, the service will be able to match your visit to our website with your user account there.

Regarding our recipes, we have a share link for Facebook and Pinterest. You can therefore share the contents of our website associated with the share link in your Facebook or Pinterest profile as long as you log on to your user account there. By doing so, Facebook Inc. and/or Pinterest Inc., both registered in California, USA, can match the shared contents with your user account.

We would like to point out the fact that we, as the operator of our website, receive no information regarding the contents of the transferred data and their utilisation by the social media service. If you would not like for the social media service to be able to match the visit to our website with your user account, please log out of your user account before visiting out website.

Further information regarding data protection of the social media services linked to our website is provided at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Pinterest: https://policy.pinterest.com/en-gb/privacy-policy

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

10. Our Contact Details

If you have any questions about or issues with the processing of your personal data, please contact us:

Rupp AG, Krüzastraße 8, A-6912 Hörbranz, Austria.
Telephone +43 (0)5573 8080; Fax +43 (0)5573 8080-150; e-mail cheese@rupp.at

Facebook Pixel

For conversion tracking purposes, our website utilises the user-behaviour-related Pixel of Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Facebook”). The behaviour of visitors to the website can therefore be tracked after they were forwarded to the website of the provider by means of clicking on a Facebook advertisement. Advertisements of the provider can be presented to visitors to the website that log on to Facebook.

By doing so, the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements can be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and future advertising measures can be optimised. The data collected is anonymous for us, as the operator of the website, and we cannot draw any conclusions regarding the users’ identities.

The data is saved and processed by Facebook, though, so a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can utilise the data for its own advertising purposes in line with Facebook’s data utilisation guideline. By doing so, Facebook can make it possible to place advertisements on Facebook pages and outside of Facebook. This utilisation of the data cannot be influenced by us, as the operator of the website. In Facebook’s data protection information, you will find further information regarding the protection of your privacy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. In addition, you can deactivate the re-marketing function „“Custom Audiences“ in the settings for advertisements at www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/. To do so, you must be logged on to Facebook. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate utilisation-based advertising by Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

The utilisation of the user-behaviour-related Pixel and the associated tracking occur based on your consent. As described in Point 2, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future.

12. Facebook Fan Page

Our company operates a fan page on Facebook. If you visit this fan page, Facebook will instal cookies on your device, irrespective of whether you yourself are a Facebook user. You can find out about what cookies are in Point 2 of this data privacy statement above.

Facebook utilises these cookies in order to evaluate your behaviour on our fan page according to certain criteria and to provide the evaluation to us in an anonymised manner. Facebook calls this service “Facebook Insights“. You can find further information about the processing of Insights data at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data.

The Insights data is anonymous for us, but not for Facebook if you are a Facebook user. In that case, Facebook can match this data to your user account. You can find further information in Facebook’s data protection policy.

Facebook Ireland and we are jointly responsible regarding the data processing for Facebook Insights according to Art. 26 GDPR. The primary responsibility for the processing of Insights data is borne by Facebook Ireland. We do not take any decisions regarding the processing of Insights data, especially with regard to the further recipients of this data or to the storage period of the cookies installed on devices for this purpose.

You can assert your rights as an affected party vis-à-vis Facebook Ireland or us.

We concluded an agreement with Facebook Ireland regarding the joint responsibility, the fundamental contents of which are provided here by Facebook Ireland: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

The legal basis for the processing of Insights data is your consent, which you can grant in the cookie information that appears when opening our website. Just like any other consent, you can revoke it at any time for the future.

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