How we handle personal data

Data privacy statement

We designed our website to provide information, not to gather it. We limit the handling of personal data to a minimum and process your data only based on legal regulation (DSGVO, TKG 2003). With this data privacy statement we inform you why and how we handle personal data within the scope of our website.

Access to the website

When accessing our website the browser of the visitor automatically sends data concerning the required resource, the IP-address to which the data should be transferred, if necessary also specific data of previous requests (e.g. referer, formular data, cookies, etc.). The provider of the server hosting our website automatically logs this information in so-called server log files to ensure a reliable operation. In principle, this data is analysed only belatedly in case of possible errors, reasonable suspicion of illegale requests or similar cases.


We don’t use Cookies for our website.

Web Analytics

We are using a self-hosted instance of the umami web-analytics software. This software is a tracking software which respects the privacy of the site visitors. No personal information is used for the web-analytics. All the data used for the analytics is anonymized. We only collect the page views, the time spent on the homepage, the referrers, the number of unique visitors, the country from which the site is viewed and the types of the device, browser and operating system used to view the homepage. The web-analytics software doesn’t set any cookies.

Embedding of external content

In principle, all content of our website is deliverd directly fom our server. Occasionally videos can be embedded to access an external streaming resource. In these case, the browser of the visitor sends the required data to the appropriate server of the streaming resource.

Your rights

You have the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction, cancelation and protest. If you think, that the handling of your personal data is not conform to legal regulation, please inform us using the contact information below. You can also complain at the controlling institution. In Austria this is the Austrian Data Protection Authority.

Contact us

Stefan Mertl
Mertl Research GmbH
c/o AdhocPad Coworking Space
Kienmayergasse 22
1140 Vienna, Austria
UID: ATU67233013

phone.: +43 650 4910995
pgp: 97947FC6