Privacy Policy

Information on data processing according to Art. 13 and 14 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We care about the protection of your personal data and your privacy. For this reason, we will inform you in the following about our handling of your personal data, in particular for what we process your personal data and the data protection claims and rights to which you are entitled. When we subsequently talk about data, we mean your personal information. This is all the information that identifies you as a person, directly or indirectly.

Please read the following information carefully.

Who is responsible for data processing?

The Association „Cochlea Implantat Austria“

ZVR: 273.242.488

Address: Fürstengasse 1, 1090 Wien

Contact executive chairman:

Karl-Heinz Fuchs



Contact chairman and association founder:

Johann Horak



No data protection officer has been appointed, as this is not required by law.

General information

The protection and security of your personal data are important to us. This website therefore stores and processes data exclusively in accordance with the Austrian and European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You as a user agree to the data processing in the sense of this statement. The current version of the GDPR can be found under

This data protection declaration refers only to this website. If you are forwarded to other sites via links on our pages, please inform yourself directly on the forwarded website about the respective handling of your data. Your personal data (e.g. name, e-mail address, telephone number) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of Austrian data protection law and Art.6 (1) lit. a) GDPR EU Regulation. The following regulations inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data.

The use of this website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (for example name or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. In regard to a transfer of data to third parties, we point out that such a transfer is made only on the basis of a valid legal basis and for pre-determined purposes, which is answering your enquiry and assistance at finding the solution for your problem.

We point out that data transmission over the Internet (eg when communicating by e-mail, or via unencrypted websites) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Data subject rights

According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you are entitled to extensive rights as a data subject. These rights are primarily intended to ensure greater transparency in connection with your data. Your rights as a data subject are the right to information about the personal data concerning you, to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing (direct marketing) as well as data portability (only in the case of a contractual relationship or consent) and revocation of consent at any time.

As the GDPR subject, you have the following rights:

  • Right of access – Art. 15 GDPR:
    The right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning yourself are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data;
  • Right to rectification – Art. 16 GDPR:
    The right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning yourself;
  • Right to erasure (‚right to be forgotten‘) – Art. 17 GDPR:
    The right to obtain the erasure of your personal data concerning yourself without undue delay;
  • Right to restriction of processing – Art. 18 GDPR:
    The right to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data;
  • Right to data portability – Art. 20 GDPR:
    The right to receive the personal data concerning yourself, which you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance;
  • Right to object – Art. 21 GDPR:
    The right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning yourself which is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. e) or f) GDPR.

Although we will strive to address any questions or concerns you may have, if you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or if your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in a way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria the following data protection authority is responsible:

Austrian Data Protection Authority:

Wickenburggasse 8
1080 Wien
Telefon: +43 1 521 52-25 69

Data deletion

Your provided data (e.g. name, email, telephone number) will be used to provide you with the answer to your enquiry and will not be used for any other purposes. The data will be stored for 90 days and will be automatically deleted after that. You have the right to request deletion of your data at any moment as per Art. 17 GDPR („Right to erasure“).


We check links leaving our website very carefully. Nevertheless, we do not assume any responsibility or liability for the content of pages linked to from this website or any other website.

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Contact form

If you send us a declaration of accession via a form, your details from the accession form, including the contact details you provide there, will be used by us for sending the answer to your inquiry. We will pass this data on to third parties only with the aim to give you the answer to your enquiry and according to the Art.6 (1) lit. a) of the GDPR EU Regulation.

Personal data

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent or without a legal basis.

Your personal data will be used exclusively for sending our answer to your inquiry.

Information about cookies

There are three categories of cookies:

  • absolutely necessary cookies to ensure basic functions of the website
  • functional cookies to ensure the performance of the website
  • goal-oriented cookies to improve the user experience.

Some of the web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies“. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Functionality restrictions without cookies

If you generally do not allow us to use cookies, certain features and pages may not function as expected.

Web analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses target-oriented cookies.

You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s privacy policy:

You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Alternatively, you can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link (detailed instructions can be found at An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website:

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension „anonymizeIP()“ so that the IP addresses are only processed in shortened form to exclude direct personal reference.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in the so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A combination of this data with other data sources is not made. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.

This policy was last updated in November 2021.