Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Data Protection Policy
The protection of your personal data is of particular concern to us. We therefore process your data exclusively on the basis of the legal regulations. We hereby inform you about the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 13 and 14 GDPR.

If you contact us personally, by e-mail or by post, we will store your data for the purpose of processing your inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions, for the fulfilment of a contract with the person concerned, the fulfilment of a legal obligation or if this is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. We will not pass on this data without your consent.


Profactor GmbH

Im Stadtgut A2, 4407 Steyr-Gleink

Legal form: GmbH

Headquater: Steyr



Phone: +43 (0)7252/885-0

Telefax: +43 (0)7252/885-101


Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. For this we need your title, first name, surname, email address and a declaration that you agree to receive the newsletter.
To receive information tailored to your needs, you have the option of also telling us your academic title, a company name and a postal address.
As soon as you have registered for our newsletter we will send you email confirmation with a link to confirm the subscription.
The subscription can be cancelled at any time. To cancel your subscription, please use the link in the newsletter. Your personal data will then no longer be processed for the purposes of sending the newsletter.


Information on Legal Remedies
You are legally entitled to information (Art. 15 GDPR), correction (Art. 16 GDPR), deletion (Art. 17 GDPR), restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), data portability (Art. 20 GDPR) and objection to processing (Art. 21 GDPR). In such cases, please send an email to Profactor GmbH, Im Stadtgut A2, 4407 Steyr-Gleink, E-Mail:


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files that are saved on your computer and allow your usage of the website to be analysed. The information produced by the cookie about your usage of this website (your IP address only) is sent to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google will use this information in order to evaluate your usage of the site, to compile reports about website activity for the website operator and to provide further services related to the use of the website and internet. Google may also send this information to third parties, in so far as this is permissible by law or where third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstance will Google associate your IP address with any other data that Google stores. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we would like to point out that you might not be able to make full use of all of this website’s functions in this case. By using this website, you provide your consent that Google may process data about you in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

More information here.