Our daily actions and decisions are based on ethical and moral principles and compliance rules. Transparency, compliance and fairness have top priority in all operational measures in order to create a clean and efficient corporate environment for everyone involved. With our compliance management, we attach great importance to promoting conscious and value-based action among all employees and supporting them in this.
All the contents of the entire website www.ecoplus.at, including layout and individual elements such as images, logos, illustrations, videos (regardless of whether these are embedded into documents such as PDF files presented on the website as stand-alone files), are protected by copyright. They may not be reproduced, processed, distributed or used commercially without express written permission of ecoplus. Use of the website www.ecoplus.at is permitted solely for informational purposes, for private as well as professional purposes.
As the operator of this website, ecoplus endeavors to present the information provided therein to the best of its knowledge and belief so as to be up to date, complete and correct, and to keep it up to date. Despite careful research, no responsibility or liability can be accepted for the contents published on this website or for the programming of the technical services. Contents supplied and / or stored by third parties are not constantly checked for their legality. Liability for third party content on the part of the provider therefore comes into consideration only from the date that such infringement is brought to our knowledge. Upon notification of any infringement, such content will be removed immediately. ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria shall in no case be liable for any damages, secondary or consequential damages or any other disadvantages whatsoever that may arise from the use of the information provided. Temporary unavailability of services (downtime of the website) or loss of stored data shall not give rise to any liability on the part of ecoplus. Adjustments, modifications or deletions to the website and the contents presented on the same can be made at any time without prior notice.
In the form of its website, ecoplus. operates a pure service and information platform, which thus also comprises links to websites of third parties. We explicitly point out that we disclaim any liability for linked websites and their contents (for accuracy, completeness, legality, objectivity and up-to-dateness of such content). The hyperlinks presented on www.ecoplus.at are a free service, and contents of such linked sites are not endorsed.
In the event that you notice that a link refers to legally problematic content, we kindly ask you to inform us via email about this link so that it can be removed.
Cookies - general information:
When browsing our website, so-called "cookies", small text files, are stored on your computer. They are generally made up of letters and numbers and register information about the navigation of your computer on our website (pages selected, date, time and duration of use, etc.). The main purpose of cookies (session cookies, persistent cookies) is to identify our visitors in order to present them a more individual website tailored to their personalized needs.
Some cookies are crucial for the features of our website and are automatically activated when users visit the site. Cookies remember, for example, your preferences and may tell us how you use our website provided that you are using the same terminal device and browser as before. If you would like to know more about cookies, many publications are available on this topic - see, for example, www.allaboutcookies.org. It is also possible to use our offers without cookies. You can deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser, limit it to certain websites or set your web browser (Chrome, Microsoft Edge, 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 expect a restricted display of the page and a restricted user experience.
Tracking - Google Analytics:
This website uses Google Analytics 4, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics 4 employs cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer that enable it to analyze your use of the website.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted by Google to a server in the US and stored there. Google uses this information to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities for the website operators and to perform further services associated with website use and Internet use.
ecoplus uses this data exclusively to optimize its website and to conduct market research. Google will also transmit this information to third parties if the law so requires or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. You can find further information about Google Analytics 4 on the Internet or at https://www.google.com/analytics
You can enter a setting in your browser software to prevent cookies from being stored. We would like to point out, however, that if you do so, you will not be able to make full use of all functions on this website. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) at Google and the processing of this data by Google. To do so, click on the link below and download and install the browser plugin available there: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Google Ads Conversion Tracking
We use the online advertising program "Google Ads" and, as part of Google Ads, conversion tracking. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service provided by Google Inc (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification.
If you visit certain web pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Thus, there is no way that cookies can be tracked across Ads customers' websites.
The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. This tells customers the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.
Use of Facebook plugins:
Plugins of the social network facebook.com – operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) – are used on this website. You can recognize these plugins by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” character) or by the additional designation “Facebook Social Plugin”.
If you call up webpages of our Internet homepage that has a plugin of this kind, a connection is established with the Facebook servers and the plugin is depicted on the website based on a message sent to your browser. The Facebook server is told which of our websites you visited. If you are logged into Facebook as a member, Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. If you use the plugin functions (e.g. by clicking the “Like” button or by posting a comment), this information is also assigned to your Facebook account. The only way for you to prevent data from being assigned is by logging out prior to using the plugin.
Social media widgets
Use the Share Page menu or social media icons in the footer of the website to directly connect to defined social media providers. A transfer of personal data takes place only when clicking on the sharing icons.
Buzzsprout Podcast Hosting
We use the podcast hosting service Buzzsprout of Higher Pixels, Inc. for the podcast "Virtuelle Baupause" of ecoplus Digital GmbH. The podcasts are loaded by Buzzsprout or transmitted via Buzzsprout. Buzzsprout processes IP addresses and device information to enable podcast downloads/playbacks and to identify statistical data, such as number of visitors. This data is anonymized or pseudonymized before being stored in Buzzsprout's database unless it is necessary for the provision of the podcasts.
Further information and objection options can be found in https://www.buzzsprout.com/gdpr
ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH attaches great importance to the careful handling of personal data. Personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") is processed and used exclusively in order to provide customers with the best possible service. This data is not passed on to third parties without the express consent of the data subject.
We process your personal data exclusively in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act. Below we inform you about our company and the type, scope and purpose of data collection and use:
Personal data that you transmit electronically on this website, such as your name, e-mail address, address for registering for events or receiving newsletters, will only be used by us for the purpose stated in each case and will be stored securely. The provider automatically collects and stores information on the web server such as the browser used, operating system, referring page, IP address, time of access, etc. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person without checking other data sources and we do not evaluate this data further as long as there is no illegal use of our website. As a rule, we do not require any personal data from you when you visit our website. As an internet user, you remain anonymous.
Who we are
The party responsible for data processing is ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH. You can reach us by telephone +43 2742 9000-19609, by fax +43 2742 9000-19609, or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can contact our company's data protection officer by e-mail email@example.com.
Purpose of the processing
Personal data will only be processed by us within in the scope necessity and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its content and the services offered there or the services you have requested.
Pursuant to Article 4(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as "GDPR"), "processing" means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collecting, recording, organizing, structuring, storing, adapting or altering, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
We process the data that you provide to us as a user of the website and/or as a business partner by providing information, for example in the context of an inquiry or registration.
All search terms entered by you in the search will be saved (to improve our offer), but without any personal reference.
There is no obligation to actually provide the data that we ask you to provide in various forms on our website. Without this information, however, you will not be able to use all the functions of our website.
The legal basis(s) for data processing is/are
- Consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, e.g. in the context of registration
- contract initiation and fulfillment pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
- processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR
Transfer of your personal data
We will transfer your personal data to the following recipients for the above-mentioned purposes:
- IT service providers used by us
Your data will not be transferred to a recipient outside the European Union without your consent.
Your data will only be retained by us for as long as we reasonably deems necessary to achieve the purposes in question and as permitted by applicable law. The data will be deleted once your request has been conclusively answered and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations.
Rights of data subjects
Under the conditions of the applicable law, you can request the following information from ecoplus:
- Confirmation as to whether data concerning yourself is being processed, information about the processed data, and further information about the data processing as well as copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
- Correction or completion of incorrect or incomplete data (see also Art. 16 GDPR);
- Erasure of data concerning you that is incorrect or not processed in accordance with the law (see also Art. 17 GDPR) or, alternatively, if further processing is required in accordance with Art. 17 (3) GDPR, restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR
- Receipt of the data concerning you and provided by you and transmission of this data to other providers/responsible parties (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
- Lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if you believe that the data concerning you is being processed by the provider in violation of data protection regulations (see also Art. 77 GDPR).
- In addition, the provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the provider of any correction or deletion of data or the restriction of processing that takes place on the basis of Articles 16, 17 (1), 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if this notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Irrespective of this, users have a right to information about these recipients.
Of course, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority or a European supervisory authority or to take legal action.
You will only receive our periodic advertising newsletters to your e-mail address if you have registered for the respective newsletter or mailing list via "double opt-in" and have consented to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose. We use the e-mail marketing software eworx Marketing Suite to process and deliver these mailings. eworx records the opening and clicking behavior. Specifically, the following information is tracked Time of delivery, time of opening, duration of opening, IP address of opening, click on double opt-in confirmation, reading time, email program used (mail client), which link was clicked and the time of the click. This data is processed by the processor exclusively within the European Union. In principle, you are entitled to the aforementioned data subject rights.
ecoplus application platform Umantis
By applying or registering on the ecoplus application platform (umantis.com), you provide us with your personal data via a specific application for the purpose of finding a job. Your data will be stored and processed on the systems of our software partner Haufe-umantis AG. During data processing, the standards for data security in accordance with the current state of the art and the provisions of the EU GDPR are taken into account. In addition, all employees of ecoplus and Haufe-umantis AG are obliged to maintain confidentiality regarding personal data as part of their employment contract.
You can revoke your consent at any time by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or delete it yourself using the delete function on the ecoplus application platform.
Notice pursuant to Art. 12 GDPR:
At events organized by ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH regularly takes pictures of the participants for the purpose of press and public relations work. We publish such images on our website, in our social media channels and in business network portals - generally accessible to all persons who access these offers. These publications are primarily made in a journalistic context (Section 9 DSG) and always in the exercise of our interest in communicating our event activities to the public (Art. 6. para. 1 lit f DSGVO); we carefully balance this interest with your personal rights and your right to privacy and do not publish any images that infringe these rights. As a rule, and in any case insofar as the data is not processed for journalistic purposes, we store these personal photos for as long as is deemed necessary or as required by any legal obligations. We do not actively transfer any data to third countries, with the exception of image publications on the Facebook platform, which may result in data being transferred to the USA. The aforementioned rights do not exist in connection with purely journalistic image processing, the legality of which is governed in particular by the Media Act and Section 78 of the Copyright Act.
If you contact us by e-mail, the data you provide will be used to process your request. It is necessary to provide the data in order to process and respond to your inquiry - without this data we will not be able to respond to your inquiry, or at best only to a limited extent.
For questions or to exercise your rights, please contact
Company name: ecoplus. Lower Austria Business Agency GmbH
Address: Niederösterreich-Ring 2, House A
Postal code/place: 3100 St. Pölten
Alternatively, you can also contact our data protection officer at
ecoplus. Lower Austria's business agency sets high standards for the integrity of its employees, the legal conformity of its actions and the implementation of compliance measures. The Lower Austrian Whistleblower Protection Act (NÖ HGSG) has created an important basis for greater transparency.
An internal communication system has been implemented for the reporting of grievances, which makes it possible to submit information (including in anonymous form) to specially trained, impartial specialists within the organization who are bound to confidentiality. The system allows you to submit a report in writing or verbally (telephone / personal conversation).
Abuses can be reported by all employees, as well as all persons who have obtained information about violations in connection with their professional activities. We will confirm receipt of your report within seven days at the latest. We will inform you of the steps taken within three months. In exceptional cases, the Lower Austrian Equal Treatment Officer, who is not subject to instructions, is available as an external body.
The justified reporting of legal violations within the framework of the Lower Austrian Whistleblower Protection Act or this company agreement protects whistleblowers from sanctions.
Submit your notification here - external link to the whistleblower system
Further information can be found in the Lower Austrian Whistleblower Protection Act under RIS - LGBLA_NI_20221103_63 - Landesgesetzblatt authentisch für Niederösterreich (bka.gv.at).
(Status: December 2023)
Disclosure according to §5 E-Commerce Law, §14 Corporate Code, §63 Trade Regulations and §25 Austrian Media Law.