We, the operator of mentua.org, take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. However, if you wish to use certain services on our website, such as filling out a contact form or subscribing to our newsletter, we will need to process your personal data.
This data protection declaration explains which data we collect, for what purposes we process it, and which third parties have access to it. It also explains how we ensure the protection of your data and your rights as a data subject.
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
1. Collection and storage of personal data, and the nature and purpose of its use
a) When visiting the website
When you access our website, your internet browser automatically sends information to our server. This information is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is collected without your intervention 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 from which access is made (referrer URL)
- Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider
The data mentioned is processed for the following purposes:
- Ensuring a smooth connection to the website
- Ensuring the comfortable use of our website
- Evaluation of system security and stability
The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. We do not use the data collected to draw conclusions about you.
b) When using our contact form
If you use the contact form on our website to contact us, we will collect and process the following data:
- Email address
- Message content
The data is processed for the purpose of enabling us to contact you in response to your request. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.
c) When subscribing to our newsletter
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will collect and process the following data:
- Email address
We use the so-called double opt-in method for sending newsletters, which means that we will only send you a newsletter by email if you have explicitly confirmed that you agree to receive the newsletter. We will send you a confirmation email to the email address you provided, and we will only add you to our newsletter distribution list if you click on the link contained in the confirmation email.
We use the data collected in this way to send you the newsletter. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.
You can revoke your consent to the sending of newsletters at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can do this by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter email or by contacting us using the contact details provided in this data protection declaration.
2. Transfer of data to third parties
Your personal data will only be transferred to third parties if:
- You have given your express consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR
- The transfer is necessary for the performance of a contract with you in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR
- The transfer is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR
- The transfer is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or another natural person in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. d GDPR
- The transfer is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests or those of a third party and the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the interests mentioned in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR
In particular, the following third-party services and plugins are used on our website:
- Broken Link Checker
- Prosodia VGW OS
- Rank Math
- Wordfence Security
- Litespeed Cache
- Loginizer Security
- WP Bakery Page Builder
- Gravity Forms
- Site Kit by Google
We would like to point out that these third parties may process your personal data in countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. In such cases, we will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal data, such as standard contractual clauses or the EU-US Privacy Shield.
If you do not wish for this to happen, you can set up your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies and to only allow them on a case-by-case basis. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website.
4. Web Analysis
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. 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.
We use Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This extension ensures that IP addresses are shortened before they are stored, so that they cannot be traced back to a specific person. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases.
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website and internet usage. 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 software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use
of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
5. Rights of the data subject
As a data subject, you have the following rights:
- The right to access according to Art. 15 GDPR
- The right to rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR
- The right to erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR
- The right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR
- The right to object to processing according to Art. 21 GDPR
- The right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR
If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection law or if 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.
6. Security measures
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, or access.
These measures include, among others, the use of encryption when transmitting personal data, the regular backups of our systems, and the strictest access controls for our employees.
7. Changes to this data protection declaration
We reserve the right to change this data protection declaration from time to time to ensure that it complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. Your next visit will be subject to the new data protection declaration.
If you have any questions about data protection, please contact us on via our contact form.