Data protection notice for this website

This website is operated by BËRGSTEIGER Handmade GmbH, Johann-Kamper-Ring 4, 8075 Hart bei Graz (“we” or “us”). This notification describes how we, as the ones responsible for data protection, process your personal data in connection with this website.

1. Which data about you is being processed by us

When you visit this website, we will collect the following information: The date and time you accessed a page on our website, your IP address, the name and version of your web browser, the website (URL) that you visited before you accessed this website, certain cookies (see points 2, 4 and 6) and the information that you provide yourself by filling out the contact form or by registering on our website.

There is no obligation to actually specify the data we ask you for on our website. However, if you decide not to do so, you might not be able to use all of the features of the website.

2. Cookies

This website uses so-called “cookies”. A cookie is a small file that can be saved on your computer if you visit a website. In general, cookies are employed to offer users additional features on a website. For example, they can be used to make it easier for you to navigate a website, to enable you to continue using a website where you left it and/or to save your preferences and settings when you visit the website again. Cookies are not able to access, read or manipulate any other data on your computer.

Most of the cookies on this website are so-called “session cookies”. They get deleted automatically after you left our website. Permanent cookies, however, remain on your computer until you delete them in your browser manually. We use such permanent cookies to recognize you the next time you visit our website.

If you want to keep control over the cookies on your computer, you can set your browser settings in a way so that you get notified once a website wants to save cookies. You can also block or delete cookies when they already have been saved on your computer. If you want more information on making these first steps, please use the “help” option in your browser.

Please note that blocking or deleting cookies could affect your online experience and prevent you from fully using this website.

3. Newsletter (Mailchimp)

E-mail advertising with registration for the newsletter: If you register for our newsletter, we use the data required for this or specifically provided by you in order to regularly send you our e-mail newsletter based on your consent i.a.w. Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR.
You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. You can therefor either send a message to the contact option given below or use the link provided in the newsletter. After unsubscribing, we will delete your e-mail address unless you have explicitly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and which we inform you about in this declaration.

The newsletter is sent via the shipping service provider “MailChimp”, a newsletter shipping platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The data protection regulation of the shipping service provider can be reviewed at The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield convention and thus offers the guarantee to meet the European data protection level ( The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests i.a.w. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR and a data processing agreement i.a.w Art. 28 para. 3 S. 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can send the recipient’s data in pseudonymous form, i.e. without the assignment to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the shipment and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to contact them or to pass the data on to third parties.

4. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and enable the analysis of your use of the website. We process your data on the basis of our overriding legitimate interest in creating easy-to-use website access statistics in a cost-effective manner (Art. 6 para. 1 lit f of the General Data Protection Regulation).

The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie (including your IP address and the URLs of the websites accessed) is transmitted to and stored by Google servers in the United States. We do not save any of your data that is collected in connection with Google Analytics.

This website uses the IP anonymization option offered by Google Analytics. Your IP address gets thus shortened/anonymized by Google, as soon as Google receives your IP address. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with further services concerning website usage and internet usage. Google will not merge the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics with other data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. We point out, however, that in this case you might not be able to use all of the features of the website in its entirety. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting your data in connection with Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data on this website by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website.

deactivate Google Analytics

[Note: the associated JavaScript-Code can be found at]

Further information on Googles terms of use and data protection declaration can be found at or at

5. Social Media Plug-ins

Plug-ins of the following social networks are used on the platform:

Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland

YouTube LLC, with its principle place of business in 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA

Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103,

Only when you consent to data processing by the operator of the social network i.a.w. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, your data will be transmitted to the respective operator of a social network by clicking on the displayed icon. Via this plug-in, the network receives information about your visit on our platform.

If you are logged in to one of the social networks mentioned when visiting the platform, your visit can be assigned to your social network account. Interactions with the plug-in can be saved by the network operator.

Information about the data use collected by the particular social network can be found on the respective website of the network operator, in most cases in the “data protection” or “privacy” section, for whose handling of data the platform assumes no liability.

If you do not want one of the aforementioned social media platforms to assign the data collected via our website directly to your social media profile, you must log out of your social media profile before visiting our website. You can also prevent the loading of social media plug-ins completely with add-ons for your browser.

6. Web Marketing Tools

Our website uses “Google-Adwords” cookies, a feature of the advertising analyses service Google LLC (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, in order to be able to show you online advertising from the respective platforms for re-marketing purposes within the Google advertising network also at a later point in time. These are long-term cookies which can be stored for a maximum period of 6 months.

Please note that the standard settings of common internet browsers accept cookies. This can be modified in the respective browser settings. Additionally, you can disable the use of Google cookies at You can install plug-ins that block cookies via your browser settings. Disacceptance of cookies, however, can confine the functuality of our website.

7. Purposes of data processing

We will use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To make this website available to you and to further improve and develop this website
  • in order to be able to create usage statistics
  • to detect, prevent and examine attacks against our website.
  • to respond to your inquiries
  • to take and process orders

8. legal basis for processing

The legal basis for processing your personal data is our overriding legitimate interest (i.a.w. Art. 6 para. 1 lit f EU General Data Protection Regulation) which consists of achieving the purposes described in point 7 above.

9. Transmission of your personal data

For the purposes mentioned above, we will transmit your personal data to the following recipients:

  • IT service providers deployed by us;
  • the companies named in points 3 to 6 as described;

Some of the recipients named above may be located outside of your country or may process your personal data there. The data protection level of other countries may not correspond to that of your country. However, we only transfer your personal data to countries for which the EU Commission has decided that they have an adequate level of data protection or we take measures to ensure that all recipients have an adequate level of data protection. For this purpose, for instance, we conclude standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC). These are available on request at [E-Mail].

10. Duration of storage

We will generally save your data for a period of three months. Longer storage only takes place if this is necessary to investigate attacks on our website. If you register on our website, we will save your data for as long as your account exists and then only for as long as legal obligations provide.

11.Your rights in connection with personal data

You are, inter alia, entitled (under the conditions of applicable law), (i) to check whether and which personal data we have stored about you and to receive copies of this data, (ii) to request the correction, addition or erasure of your personal data that is incorrect or not processed in accordance with the law, (iii) to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data, and (iv) to object to the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances or to revoke the previously given consent for the processing, (v) To request data portability, (vi) to know the identity of third parties to whom your personal data is transmitted and (vii) to lodge a complaint with the competent authority.

12. Our contact details

If you have any questions or concerns about the processing of your personal data, please contact us:


Johann Kamper Ring 4
8075 Hart bei Graz

Last updated on 21.01.2020