Data protection notice

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This data protection notice clarifies users about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and usage of personal data on this website by Startup Carinthia, Lastenstraße 26/1, A-9020 Klagenfurt. It only applies to the content on our server and does not include the websites linked on it. The protection of your data is very important to us. In order to inform you fully about the use of personal data, we kindly ask you to take notice of the following data protection notice.

Personal data

Personal data electronically transmitted by you on this website, such as your name, e-mail address, address, or other personal information, will only be used for specified purposes, kept safe and not be passed on to third parties. The provider automatically collects and stores information on the web server such as the browser used, operating system, reference page, IP address, time of access, etc. This data cannot be assigned to specific persons without checking other data sources and we will not evaluate this data any further as long as there is no illegal use of our website.

Form data and commentaries

When website visitors leave comments or form entries, the data entered and their IP addresses will be saved. This is done to be on the safe side in case someone writes illegal content (such as insults, left-wing or right-wing extremist propaganda, hate postings, etc.). In this case, we are interested in the identity of the author.


If you register for our newsletter, you will regularly receive information about the startup ecosystem per e-mail. In order to send electronic mail, the data is automatically collected, stored and processed by Startup Carinthia. If you no longer wish to receive information, you can unsubscribe at any time via a link in the newsletter.

Data protection notice for the usage of Mailchimp

We use MailChimp to send our newsletter. MailChimp is an offer from The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Ste 404 Atlanta, GA 30318. If you register for our newsletter, the data you provide will be transmitted to MailChimp and stored by them. After registering, you will receive an email from MailChimp to confirm your registration (“double opt-in”). MailChimp offers extensive analysis options for the opening and usage rate of the newsletter. These analyzes are group-related and will not be used by us for individual evaluation. MailChimp also uses the analysis tool Google Analytics and, if necessary, integrates it into the newsletter. Further details on Google Analytics can be found in the “Data protection for the usage of Google Analytics” section. You can find more information about MailChimp and its data protection at MailChimp here:

Integration of third-party services and content

It can happen that content from third parties, such as YouTube videos, Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites get integrated within this online offer. This always assumes that the providers of this content (following referred to as “third-party providers”) perceive the IP address of the users. Without the IP address, these providers could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We strive to only use content whose respective providers use the IP address solely to deliver the content. However, we have no influence on the third-party providers who store the IP address, e.g., for statistical purposes. As far as this is known to us, we inform the users about it or anonymize the IP as far as it is technically possible for us.


Cookies are small files that enable this website to store specific, user-related information on the visitor’s computer while our website is being visited. Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our website, as well as to make our offers convenient and efficient for you. On the one hand, we use session cookies, which are only cached for the duration of your use of the website, and on the other hand, permanent cookies to record information about visitors who access our website repeatedly. The purpose of using these cookies is to be able to offer optimal user guidance and to recognize visitors and to be able to present the most attractive website and interesting content possible with repeated use. The content of a permanent cookie is limited to an identification number. Name, IP address, etc. are not saved. An individual profile of your usage behavior does not take place. A use of our offers is also possible without cookies. You can deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser or restrict it to certain websites or set your web browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox,…) 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 reckon with a limited display of the page and limited user guidance.

You can also edit your cookie preferences here: Manage Cookie Settings

The following cookies are stored by us:


Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the proper function of the website.


Statistics cookies collect information anonymously. This information helps us to understand how our visitors use our website.


Marketing cookies are used by third-party advertisers or publishers to display personalized ads. They do this by tracking visitors across websites.

External Media

Content from video platforms and social media platforms is blocked by default. If External Media cookies are accepted, access to those contents no longer requires manual consent.

Google Maps

NameGoogle Maps
ProviderGoogle Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
PurposeUsed to unblock Google Maps content.
Privacy Policy
Cookie NameNID
Cookie Expiry6 Month


ProviderMeta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
PurposeUsed to unblock Instagram content.
Privacy Policy
Cookie Namepigeon_state
Cookie ExpirySession


ProviderOpenstreetmap Foundation, St John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0WS, United Kingdom
PurposeUsed to unblock OpenStreetMap content.
Privacy Policy
Cookie Name_osm_location, _osm_session, _osm_totp_token, _osm_welcome, _pk_id., _pk_ref., _pk_ses., qos_token
Cookie Expiry1-10 Years


ProviderVimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA
PurposeUsed to unblock Vimeo content.
Privacy Policy
Cookie Namevuid
Cookie Expiry2 Years


ProviderGoogle Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
PurposeUsed to unblock YouTube content.
Privacy Policy
Cookie NameNID
Cookie Expiry6 Month

Usage of webfonts

External fonts by Google Fonts are used on this website. Google Fonts is a service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). These web fonts are integrated with a server call (usually to a Google server in the USA). This informs the abovementioned server about which one of our Internet pages was visited. The browser’s IP address of the end device of the visitor this website is also stored by Google. For more information, see Google’s privacy policy, which you can access here:

Note: According to Google Inc., no personal data – except for the IP address – is stored or processed for the provision of Google Fonts. Google Fonts is fundamentally decoupled from other Google services.

Data protection notice for the usage of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Though, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google in a server within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related 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 can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly; we would like to point out to you however that in this case you might not be able to use all functions of this website in full. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and install the browser plug-in available under the following link (

You can find more information on terms of use and data protection at or at (in German). We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been expanded to include the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure that IP addresses are recorded anonymously (so-called IP masking).

Opt out for data collection and analysis

You can prevent data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) being sent to Google and the processing of this data by Google by clicking on the following link ( .com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) and install the available browser plug-in.

Data protection notice for the usage of Facebook

Plugins from the social network Facebook, located on 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our website. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:

When you visit our pages, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Facebook. You can find more information on this in Facebook’s data protection declaration at If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Facebook Ireland is a joint controller of the joint processing of personal data. The information required in accordance with Article 13 (1) lit. a) and b) of  GDPR can be found in Facebook Ireland’s data policy at

Covered products are used. The purposes for which the collection and transfer of the Personal Data constituting Joint Processing will be as set out in the Terms of Use for Covered Products.

Data protection notice for the usage of Twitter

Functions provided by Twitter are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the Twitter buttons, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the website, have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter. Further information on this can be found in Twitter’s data protection guidelines at You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at

Data protection notice for the usage of YouTube

Functions provided by YouTube are implemented on our website. These functions are offered by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. The integrated videos place cookies on the user’s computer when the website is accessed. Anyone who has deactivated the cookies settings for the Google advertising program will not have to reckon with such cookies when viewing YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block it in the browser.

Right of providing information

You have the right of information on the data stored about you, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of storage at any time.

Photo credits

Photo credits for externally purchased / integrated images are listed directly in the respective articles (postings) or pages.

Revocation, changes, corrections und updates

The user has the right to request free of charge information on the personal data stored about them. In addition, the user has the right to correct incorrect data and to block and delete of his personal data, provided that there is no legal obligation to retain it.

Contact data

„Startup Carinthia“ – Verein zur Förderung und Entwicklung des Gründer- und Start-up-Ökosystems in Kärnten
Lastenstraße 26/1
A-9020 Klagenfurt

Privacy Policy for our Smartphone App

Our app (SC LIVE) accesses your location information even if the app is closed or not in use. We do this to make use of small Bluetooth transmitters (called iBeacons) to draw your attention to places of interest near you. The app can also send you notifications based on your whereabouts. Your current whereabouts are shown on maps to give you a better overview. Ultimately, we save this data so that we don’t always make the same suggestions.

Privacy is important to us. We do not save any personal data and use location-related data very sparingly. We do not pass this data on to third parties under any circumstances.

The app asks you if you want to grant this permission. If you deny this authorization, you can still use many of the app’s functions. All in all, granting this authorization helps you to have a better user experience and more relevant tips. Thanks.

Which other data does the app save:

  • The use of individual location markers (QR code, NFC tag or iBeacon) at individual locations and their frequency.
  • Answers to the puzzles, but without data from the person who entered them.
  • Data on the delivery of the content in order to be able to measure its quality.
Due to its content and since we do not store any personal data in the app or in the app backend, the app is safe and also suitable for a young audience.

Firebase Crashlytics

We use Firebase Crashlytics to control and promptly remedy any errors that might occur in our app.
Should the app crash, certain information on the crash such as time of the crash, device type, operating system and other technical data (including installation UUID and crash traces) of your mobile device will be sent to Crashlytics. These crash reports do not include the IP address or personally identifiable information.
The lawfulness of processing is the legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest pursued is being able to continuously improve the app to offer you an error-free and functional application.
For more information on Firebase Crashlytics, specifically the processing period, please refer to the Privacy Statement of Google Firebase: Data Processing and Security Term.