Privacy Notice


The controller of this website is:

Österreichisch-Amerikanische Gesellschaft (Austro-American Society)
Mag. Philipp Bodzenta
Stallburggasse 2
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43-1-5123982
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore we process your data exclusively on the basis of the legal regulations (GDPR, DSG, TKG 2003). In this privacy policy we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing within our website.

Purposes of data processing

Your personal data will be processed for the following purposes:

  • to provide improve and develop this website;
  • to create usage statistics;
  • to detect, prevent and investigate attacks on our website;
  • to respond to your requests;
  • to process your membership admission request

Legal basis of processing

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is an legitimate interest (in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation), which is to achieve the purposes set out above.

Furthermore your data may be used to fulfill a contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures (membership) and to fulfill legal obligations, such as accounting. If necessary we will ask you for an explicit consent.


If you contact us via the form on the website or by e-mail, your data will be stored for six months to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Membership admission request form

In order to be able to process your admission request, we need the data provided by you in the form as a pre-contractual measure. If membership is established, you will receive additional information about the data processing and your rights. If membership is not granted, your data will be deleted after six months.


Our website uses a so-called session cookie to store the language setting. Session cookies are small text files that are stored on your device using the browser. They do no harm, contain no personal information (such as IP addresses) and are automatically deleted after your visit to the site. We use cookies to make our offer user-friendly.

Hosting and Log Files

To operate this website we need hosting services like infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage, database services, security and maintenance services. We respectively our hosting provider process the data of our website visitors like contact data, content data, usage data, meta and communication data on basis of our legitimate interest in a satisfactory and secure website offer. For the same reason we respectively our hosting provider process so called server log files (e.g. website calls, files, time of call, amount of data, browser and operating system information, website referrers, IP addresses, user`s provider). Log files are stored for security reasons (misuse or fraud detection) for a maximum of 12 months. If necessary (Incident handling), data may also be stored longer. We have concluded a data processing contract with the hosting provider.

Facebook and Instagram

We operate company pages (fan pages) on the platforms “Facebook” and “Instagram” of the company Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland, and are jointly responsible for data collection (GDPR). The company Meta guarantees on the basis of standard contractual clauses to comply with European data protection law. We would like to point out that the company Meta collects a large amount of data when you visit our fan pages, including the IP address, information about the device, browser, origin and user behavior. This data may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. Facebook and Instagram users have given their consent for this data processing or this is part of the Facebook or Instagram terms of use.

We operate these fan pages for marketing and communication purposes on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1) lit f GDPR).

The company's information on data collection and use can be found here:

Your rights

You have the right to be informed, the right of access, the right to rectification, the right to erasure, the right to restrict processing, the right to data portability, the right to object and the right to withdraw consent. If you think that the processing of your data violates data protection law or if you think that your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in a way, you can complain to the competent supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the data protection authority.