Data Protection Agreement and terms of use - ASSESS-HKH

Privacy policy
All data on this website will be processed based on the actual laws and regulations (GDPR/DSGVO). The Data Protection Agreement defined below explains how we use the data that you make accessible to us when using our website. You can use our website without leaving or storing any personal data. If we ask for personal data (newsletter, contact form) we just use it for the case we asked you for and for which you are granting permission to us. We do care for your data, we will never hand over your data to a 3rd party in any case.

If you contact us via email or a contact form via this website we will save the received information in case of further communication. The saved information will only be used for communication purposes with you and not be handed over to a 3rd party.

Server log files
The provider of the website (, server location: Vienna, Austria) is logging all access to the website. This is including the following information:

The logfile will be anonymized prior to its storage, including the IP address, so its not counting as personal data in sense of the GDPR/DSGVO anymore. All log files will be deleted automatically after 30 days by the provider. These logfiles will be used only to detect potential threats for the server, they will not be used for any statistical analyses.

Cookies are a small pieces of data sent from the webserver and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing. They do not contain any harmful code or viruses. Only so called "session" cookies will be set by our webserver, these will be deleted after you close your browser.

Web analytics
We do not use any web analytic tools to track your visit on our website.

Your rights
You have the right to get information, ask for correction or request deletion of your personal data which we might have stored any time. You can contact us if you have questions concerning your personal data and our data privacy policy via the persons and contact details named below.

Copyright & more

While we hope you enjoy using this web site and find it informative and useful, the materials and links on the ASSESS-HKH web site are provided for informational purposes only. Material and/or links on this web site do not constitute legal advice, political advice, and/or other advice.

Additionally, while we strive for accuracy, we make no guarantees, warranties and/or other representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, or accuracy of this web site for any purpose. The web pages and information contained here are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.

We also make no guarantees, warranties and/or other representations concerning any sites "linked" to and from the ASSESS-HKH web site, or concerning the content or quality of information on other sites. The ASSESS-HKH web site provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the ASSESS-HKH web site or any association with their operators. Sites linked to and from the ASSESS-HKH web site are not under the control of ASSESS-HKH and ASSESS-HKH is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites.

The information and material contained on the ASSESS-HKH web site is copyrighted by BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna/Austria, Department Water - Atmosphere - Environment, Institute of Hydrobiology & Aquatic Ecosystem Management. ASSESS-HKH / BOKU Vienna retains all rights under all conventions.

This web site also contains links to material protected by copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights and laws. By using the ASSESS-HKH web site, you acknowledge that the content and information, including but not limited to text, sound, photographs, video, graphics or other material, contained in this web site, may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.

Permission is granted to use materials contained on this web site, in part or in full, for personal and educational purposes, but not commercial purposes, provided that you keep all copyright and other proprietary notices intact and provided that full credit is given to ASSESS-HKH and the respective copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights holder. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way content available through this web site, with the exception of public documents such as treaties and conventions.

ASSESS-HKH does not represent or warrant that this web site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the web pages or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. Changes and/or improvements may be made to this web site at any time.

Contact person:
Dr. Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber -
University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Department Water - Atmosphere - Environment
Institute of Hydrobiology & Aquatic Ecosystem Management
Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33/DG
1180 Vienna, Austria

Tel.:++43 (1) 47654 5200
Fax: ++43 (1) 47654 5217

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