Date: July 3, 2023
The protection of your personal data is of particular concern to Heitger Consulting GmbH (hereinafter “Heitger Consulting”). We therefore process your data exclusively on the basis of the legal provisions in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Act on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data (Data Protection Act – DSG). In this data protection information, we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing within our company.
Heitger Consulting is part of the KPMG Group.
Information about the collection of personal data
We provide you with a website. In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, etc.
Responsible person according to Article 4 para 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) is
Heitger Consulting GmbH
T +43 1 4093646
Data Protection Officer
You can reach our data protection officer at: email@example.com
In addition to the general data protection information of the KPMG Austria Group, you will find here our supplementary statement on the processing of personal data on this website:
I. Collection of personal data when using our website
When you use the website, we collect the personal data described below to enable you to use the functions comfortably. If you wish to use our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to offer you the functions of our website and to ensure stability and security:
- IP address
- Location (place of the inquirer)
- Date and time of the request
- Request content
- Operating system and its interface and processor (user agent)
- Version of the browser software.
II. Purpose and legal basis of data processing
We process the personal data specified in more detail above in accordance with the provisions of the DSGVO, the other relevant data protection regulations and only to the extent necessary. Insofar as the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, the aforementioned purposes also represent our legitimate interests.
The processing of log data serves statistical purposes and to improve the quality of our website, in particular the stability and security of the connection (legal basis is Article 6 para 1 lit f DGVO).
- Contract initiation and fulfillment pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit b DSGVO.
- Legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 para 1 lit f DSGVO (ensuring the security of our information technology systems and the detection and prevention of criminal threats and acts).
- Consent pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit a DSGVO.
III. Data collection and use for the provision and use of the Heitger Consulting website or for contacting us
Otherwise, Heitger Consulting will use the personal data collected for the provision of the websites for other purposes only to the extent permitted by the Data Protection Act or another legal provision, or if the user has consented thereto.
When you contact us by e-mail, the data you provide (your e-mail address and name) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions.
IV. Data deletion and storage period
The data will only be stored as long as they are required for the fulfillment of the contract. After that, the data will be deleted. In addition, there may be legal obligations to retain data, e.g. according to the Austrian Commercial Code (UGB) and the Federal Fiscal Code (BAO). After expiry of the statutory retention periods, we will immediately delete your personal data from our databases (both digital and physical).
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Below is a summary of the categories of cookies used on our websites and how your consent may affect your use of our website:
- Performance (eg user’s browser)
Our website was created using standard Internet platforms. These already contain cookies (e.g. to recognize the browser) to improve performance (faster loading of content).
Storage duration: Deleted when the browser is closed.
Our cookies can also remember your preferences, e.g. language setting. It is also possible to send you personalized greetings or content.
Storage duration: Deleted when the browser is closed.
- Analytics cookies
We use third-party analytics cookies to understand how visitors use our site. These help us improve the quality and content on our site. Aggregate statistical information includes data such as total number of visitors. For more information, see the following points.
Storage period: Remain but are automatically deleted after 2 years, if the Heitger Consulting site is no longer visited.
Analytics cookies: Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).
If you have consented to the setting of marketing cookies, Google Analytics will use “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The storage of event data at user level is 2 months. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
VII. Hyperlinks on pages of third parties
Our website also contains links that refer to third-party websites on the Internet. This also applies to links to websites of other KPMG companies. We would like to point out that the data protection declarations of the third parties may contain provisions that differ from our data protection declaration.
For the use of the Heitger Consulting website, specific data protection notices (e.g. data protection information of the KPMG Austria Group) apply in addition to this data protection notice. Where necessary, users are asked to provide declarations of consent in order to separately legitimize the handling of personal data by Heitger Consulting.
IV. Your rights
You have the following rights with respect to us regarding personal data concerning you:
- Right to information,
- Right to rectification or deletion,
- Right to restriction of processing,
- Right to object to processing,
- Right to data portability.
Furthermore, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (in Austria, the data protection authority based in Vienna). The data protection authority can be reached at the following address:
Austrian Data Protection Authority