Legal and Copyright Information
NGO Academy seeks to ensure the privacy of its website users. This Policy explains which personal data are collected during visits to the NGO Academy website or when content provided under the “ngoacademy.net” domain is accessed and how WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) deals with these data. The Policy also provides information on the rights of data subjects pursuant to data protection law. This Policy refers primarily to those sections of the NGO Academy website that are open to the public, i.e. sections where contents are accessible without prior registration (hereinafter referred to as “publicly accessible NGO Academy website”).
2. Collection and Use of Personal Data
2.1.Data collected when visiting the website
In line with common practice, WU Vienna collects those data that are transmitted automatically during visits of its publicly accessible website. These data are recorded in server log files. This applies to the following types of data:
The IP address from which the website is accessed
Access date and time
Access method (e.g. GET)
Access protocol (e.g. HTTP/1.1)
HTTP response code
Previously visited URL (referrer URL)
Operating system and browser type (user agent)
Log files are saved for a period of four weeks. WU uses this information to generate anonymized usage statistics, to ensure correct operation, and to monitor website performance. WU’s legitimate interests are the legal basis for processing this data.
2.3.Use of Data Based on a Declaration of Consent
Whenever WU processes data based on a declaration of consent, WU will inform the data subjects concerned separately and in advance and ask them for their consent. In any case, the data subjects have the right to withdraw their consent at any time. A withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
2.4.Transmission of Collected Data
WU transmits personal data collected on the publicly accessible solely to its project partner ERSTE Foundation for reporting purposes. Besides that, WU does not transmit the personal data collected on the publicly accessible WU website to third parties, unless otherwise specified in statutory provisions.
2.5.Data Subject Rights
Pursuant to the applicable data protection laws, in particular Articles 15 through 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), datasubjects at all times have the following rights:
The right to obtain information about any of their personal data that are being processed
The right to rectification of inaccurate information and the completion of incomplete data
The right to erasure of personal data, which may however be limited in certain cases specified by law, especially due to statutory data retention periods WU is subject to, the right of freedom of expression, archiving purposes in the public interest, or scientific research purposes
The right to restriction of processing
The right to receive the personal data they have provided in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format (right to data portability)
The right to object, on grounds relating to the data subject’s particular situation, to the processing of personal data. This applies if the data are processed for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, in the exercise of official authority vested in WU, or based on a comparative assessment of interests. If a data subject lodges such an objection, WU will no longer process his or her personal data, unless WU demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject or unless the data processing is required for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
The right to object to the processing of personal data concerning the data subject for purposes of direct marketing. If a data subject lodges such an objection, WU will no longer pro-cess his or her personal data for these purposes. Requests to exercise any of these rights can be directed to the office indicated in the “Contact” section below.