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Data Privacy Statement

Person responsible within the meaning of Art. 24 GDPR

Parkside Informationstechnologie GmbH – hereinafter referred to as Parkside, we or us
Marienplatz 1/3
8020 Graz

Data protection officer pursuant to Art. 37 ff GDPR

Parkside is a private company. To protect your data, we have appointed the following data protection officer:
Mr. Ronald Kopecky
KOMDAT Datenschutz GmbH
Linzerstrasse 74
4614 Marchtrenk

2) Rights of the affected persons

According to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have comprehensive rights, such as:

— Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR)
— Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
— Right to deletion (Art. 17 GDPR)
— Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
— Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
— Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
— Right to withdraw consent (Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR)
— Right to file a complaint (Art. 77 GDPR)

To exercise your rights, please contact us.

We cannot process requests from affected persons without first successfully establishing their identity. For this reason, we ask you to support us in establishing your identity and to enclose a copy of your ID with your request.

If you are of the opinion that the processing of your data violates data protection regulations or that your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you can file a complaint with the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the Data Protection Authority, Barichgasse 40-42 1030 Vienna.

3) Data transmission/data transfer

Data transfer to third parties

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
— you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR,
— the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary to safeguard operational interests, as well as to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have — an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
— in the event that there is a legal obligation for the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR and
— this is legally permissible and necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

The controller may disclose your personal data to suppliers who provide services on our behalf in accordance with our instructions.

The controller may also pass on your personal data to our affiliated companies and partners.

In addition, the controller may disclose your personal data if we are required to do so by law, regulation or governmental authority or if we believe that disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss.

The controller reserves the right to transfer any personal data we hold about you if we sell or transfer all or part of our business or assets (including in the event of a restructuring, dissolution or liquidation).

Data transfers

The controller may also transfer your personal data outside the country in which the information was originally collected. These countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you originally provided the personal information. If we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this privacy policy, and such transfers will be governed by applicable law.

The countries to which we transfer personal data are:
— within the European Union or
— outside the European Union

If we transfer personal data from the European Union to countries or international organizations outside the European Union, the transfer takes place on the basis:
— an adequacy decision by the European Commission;
— In the absence of such, on other legally permissible grounds such as the existence of a legally binding and enforceable document between authorities or public bodies, binding internal company rules, standard data protection clauses and approved or certified codes of conduct.

In exceptional cases, data transfer can also take place on the basis of Art. 49 GDPR:
— Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a GDPR: the data subject has explicitly consented to the proposed data transfer after having been informed of the potential risks of such data transfers for them without the existence of an adequacy decision and without appropriate safeguards,
— Art. 49 para. 1 lit. b GDPR: the transfer is necessary for the performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract
— Art. 49 para. 1 lit. c GDPR: the transfer is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract concluded by the controller with another natural or legal person in the interest of the data subject.

4) Data collection and processing

Online contact form

You can send us inquiries, suggestions and requests using a contact form. In order to contact us, you must provide us with your data.

You must also enter a text in the corresponding field.

You acknowledge that the aforementioned data will be processed by us for the purpose of processing or responding to your request. Without providing this information, we cannot process your request.

Legal basis:
— Consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR
— Contract fulfillment or pre-contractual measure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

Storage period:
— 7 years from receipt of the request.

Job applications

By sending your application to Parkside, you expressly agree that Parkside processes your personal data and is authorized to transfer, process and use this data within the companies of the Parkside Group. The transfer, processing and use are limited to the recruiting purposes and personnel administration.

Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if you have submitted your application documents electronically, for example by email or via our career portal.

If the application results in an employment contract, your submitted data will be further processed in compliance with legal regulations.

However, if no employment contract is concluded, your application documents will be legally deleted after a 6-month retention period, in accordance with the law, provided that no other legitimate interests prevent deletion.

Legal basis:
— Your consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR
— Contract fulfillment or pre-contractual measure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR

Storage period:
— 6 months from rejection; possibly longer if we have your consent (max. 36 months).

Server log

When you access this website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to our website server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically deleted:
— IP address of the requesting computer,
— date and time of access,
— name and URL of the accessed file,
— website of origin (referrer URL),
— browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

We are currently using this data for purposes such as:
— ensuring a smooth connection to the website,
— ensuring the convenient use of our website,
— evaluating system security and stability, and
— for other administrative purposes.
The data collected will under no circumstances be used to draw conclusions about you personally.

Legal basis:
— our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Storage period:
— 6 months from the time of creation.

Generally, we collect information when you visit our websites. This information is referred to as a “cookie”. Together with the information you have provided to us, we can tailor your visits to our website even better to your needs.

“Cookies” are small files that allow Parkside to store specific information related to you, the user, on your PC or digital device while you visit the websites. The website uses or sets cookies in accordance with EU and Austrian law (Art. 5 para. 3 E-Privacy Directive and § 165 para. 3 TKG 2021). Cookies help to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of the website, as well as to make the offers as convenient and efficient as possible for you. The content of the cookies used is usually limited to an identification number and usage data that cannot be traced back to the user.

It is also possible to use our services without cookies, but this may limit their use.

When using or setting cookies that contain personal data or affect privacy, Parkside obtains your consent in advance, namely through your active behavior, by navigating through and over our cookie banner on our website after being informed about the purposes of the cookies used and thus giving your consent to the setting of cookies.

For us, data protection is an essential contribution to customer satisfaction. You can therefore deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser, limit them to certain websites or set your browser so that it notifies you as soon as a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from your PC’s hard drive at any time. Please note, however, that in this case you will have to expect a limited display of the page and limited user navigation.

6) Newsletter

We offer you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter on our website. With this newsletter we inform you at regular intervals (once a quarter) about our latest developments, projects, offers and events. To receive our newsletter, you need a valid email address.

You agree that your personal data such as name and email address will be processed by Parkside for the purpose of sending you information about news, events, offers, in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit a, b and f GDPR.

Parkside may initiate the transfer of your personal data to processors. Your personal data will be processed by the processor exclusively on our instructions and for the defined purpose.

The consent you have given can be revoked at any time in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 2 lit c GDPR without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent up to the revocation. You can also cancel your newsletter subscription at any time by clicking unsubscribe link from each newsletter/mailing.

If you revoke your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 2 lit. c GDPR, your personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions, unless otherwise provided for by law.


We use the services of the provider Outfunnel OÜ ( Dto send our newsletter. The processing is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Your data stored when you register for the newsletter (name, email address, IP address, date and time of your registration) will be stored and processed by Outfunnel.

Further information on data protection at Outfunnel can be found at:

You can cancel or revoke your subscription to this newsletter and thus your consent to the storage of your data at any time from any newsletter with future effect.

Double opt-in and logging

Registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in process. This means that after you register you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration.

Registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes storing the registration and confirmation times as well as the IP address.

Statistical collection and analysis

When you receive our newsletter, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of access, is initially collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data, or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times.

The statistical data collection also includes determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is not our intention to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users

Newsletter tracking

Our newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels (web bugs), which enable us to recognize whether and when an email was opened and which links in the email were followed by the personalized recipient. We store this data so that we can tailor our newsletters to the needs and preferences of our subscribers.

7) Google Tools

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses “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 this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website 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. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics.

The processing is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in conjunction with the cross-device functions of Google Ads and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This function makes it possible to link the advertising target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google Ads and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalized advertising messages that have been adapted to you depending on your previous usage and surfing behavior on one device (e.g. cell phone) can also be displayed on another of your devices (e.g. tablet or PC).

If you have given your consent, Google will link your web and app browsing history to your Google account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalized advertising messages can be displayed on every device on which you sign in with your Google account.

To support this function, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated user IDs that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data in order to define and create target groups for cross-device advertising.

You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by turning off personalized advertising in your Google Account by following this link:

The summary of the data collected in your Google account is based exclusively on your consent, which you can give or revoke at Google (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). For data collection processes that are not merged in your Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google account or have objected to the merging), the collection of data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymized analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes.

Further information and the data protection provisions can be found in Google’s privacy policy at:

Google Tag Manager

This website uses Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed via an interface. The Google Tag Manager only implements tags. No cookies are set and no personal data is collected. The Google Tag Manager triggers other tags that may collect data. The Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation has been carried out at domain or cookie level, it will remain in place for all tracking tags if they are implemented with Google Tag Manager. More information about Google Tag Manager can be found at the following link:

The user has the option of preventing all Google Tag Manager tags from being fired. To do this, the user must click on the following opt-out link to store the Google Tag Manager deactivation cookie in their browser.

Further information can be found in the usage guidelines at

Google Ads conversion tracking

We use the online advertising program “Google Ads” and conversion tracking as part of Google Ads. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service of Google Inc (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). When you click on an advertisement placed by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification.

If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that you have clicked on the ad and have been redirected to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. It is therefore not possible for cookies to be tracked via the websites of Ads customers.

The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted for conversion tracking. This tells customers the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by preventing the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly (deactivation option). You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. Further information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at:

8) SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line

9) Amendments or additions

We reserve the right to make changes or additions to the information content at any time and without prior notice. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the remaining parts of the document remain unaffected in their content and validity.

Last updated: 03/2024