Responsible within the meaning of the data protection laws:

Beethoven Conservatory of Vienna GmbH
- represented by Siranush Galoyan-Tkachenko and Peter Pointner
Mühlgasse 28-30, 1040 Vienna (Austria)

Phone: +43 1 367 37 17

The protection of your data is very important to us. This Privacy Policy explains what personal data the Beethoven Conservatory of Vienna GmbH collects through interactions with you or through our services and how we use this data.

We comply with data protection guidelines and data protection procedures not only to comply with legal requirements - but also to ensure a basis of trust. We process your data exclusively on the basis of the statutory provisions (GDPR, DSG 2018, TKG 2003). In this data protection information, we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing on our website.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy from time to time so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. The new privacy policy will then apply to your next visit.

Collection of general information

For technical reasons, the following data, which your Internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider, is recorded (so-called server log files):

- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Website from which you visit us (referrer URL)
- Website you visit
- Date and time of your access
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address

This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal data you may have provided and therefore does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about a specific person. They are evaluated for statistical purposes in order to optimise our website and our offers.

Which data is processed and from which sources does it originate?

We do not collect any personal data unless you provide us with such data with your express consent.

We collect personal data, for example, in the course of the following activities: Enquiries via the contact form, enquiries via e-mail, enquiries via telephone, personally disclosed information (e.g. by means of a business card).

We use personal data for the following purposes, for example: fulfilment of contractual services, fulfilment of legal obligations, to enable the use of certain functions of our solutions, to provide requested services, for the administration of job applications.

Your personal data will neither be sold to third parties nor marketed in any other way.

Personal data includes, for example: Your personal details (name, address, contact details, date of birth, place of birth, etc.), legitimisation data (ID card), authentication data (login).

This may also include the following data:

  • Data from the fulfilment of our contractual obligations (e.g. invoice data)
  • Documentation data (log files, protocols, etc.)
  • Register data
  • Image data (application photos)
  • Information from your electronic traffic (e.g. apps, cookies, e-mail, etc.)
  • Processing results that we have generated ourselves
  • Data for the fulfilment of legal and regulatory requirements

If you send us personal data by e-mail - i.e. outside of this website - we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted by e-mail.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Contact form

On our website, we offer you the opportunity to contact us by e-mail and/or via a contact form. In this case, the information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of processing the contact. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The data collected in this way is also not compared with data that may be collected by other components of our website.


We use so-called cookies on our website to recognise multiple use of our website by the same user/internet connection owner. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser stores on your computer. They are used to optimise our website and our offers. These are usually so-called "session cookies", which are deleted again at the end of your visit.

However, some of these cookies provide information to recognise you automatically. This recognition is based on the IP address stored in the cookies. The information obtained in this way is used to optimise our offers and make it easier for you to access our website.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser accordingly (we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent).

Use of facebook components

We use components of the provider on our website. Facebook is a service of facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Each time you access our website, which is equipped with such a component, this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding representation of the component from facebook. This process informs facebook which specific page of our website you are currently visiting.

If you visit our site while you are logged in to facebook, facebook recognises which specific page you are visiting through the information collected by the component and assigns this information to your personal account on facebook. For example, if you click on the "Like" button or make comments, this information is transmitted to your personal user account on facebook and stored there. In addition, the information that you have visited our site is passed on to facebook. This happens regardless of whether you click on the component or not.

If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of data about you and your behaviour on our website by facebook, you must log out of facebook before you visit our site. The facebook data protection information provides more detailed information on this - in particular on the collection and use of data by facebook, your rights in this regard and the setting options for protecting your privacy:
You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins at

Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google". Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies" - text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed.

The information generated by these cookies - such as the time, place and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address - is transmitted to Google in the USA and stored there.

We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymisation function on our website. In this case, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and thus anonymised.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Google states that it will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly (we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website to their full extent.

Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation option for the most common browsers, which gives you more control over which data is collected and processed by Google. If you activate this option, no information about your website visit will be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, activation does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services that we may use. For more information on the deactivation option provided by Google and how to activate this option, please click on the following link:

Use of OpenStreetMap

On our website we use a map section from OpenStreetMap ( to make it easier to get to the Vienna Beethoven Conservatory.

OpenStreetMap is an open source mapping tool. Your IP address is forwarded to OpenStreetMap so that the map can be displayed. You can find out how OpenStreetMap stores your data at view.

Use of Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts from Google Inc (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. Google Fonts are used without authentication and no cookies are sent to the Google Fonts API. If you have an account with Google, none of your Google account data will be transmitted to Google when you use Google Fonts. Google only records the use of CSS and the fonts used and stores this data securely. You can find out more about these and other questions at

You can find out which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for at read more.

Use of Instagram

We use the Instagram service on our website. Instagram is a service of Instagram Inc. Through the integrated "Insta" button on our site, Instagram receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can assign this visit to our site to your Instagram account and thus link the data. The data transmitted by clicking on the "Insta" button is stored by Instagram. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection, its processing and use as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy, please refer to the Instagram privacy policy, which you can access via can call up.

To prevent Instagram from associating your visit to our site with your Instagram account, you must log out of your Instagram account before visiting our site.

Embedded YouTube videos

On our website, we use components (videos) from YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Inc, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We use the " - extended data protection mode - " option provided by YouTube.

When you access a page that has an embedded video, a connection to the YouTube servers is established and the content is displayed on the website by notifying your browser.

According to YouTube, in "- extended data protection mode -" only data is transmitted to the YouTube server, in particular which of our Internet pages you have visited when you watch the video. If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, this information will be assigned to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website. Further information on data protection from YouTube is provided by Google at the following link:

Your rights to information, rectification, blocking, erasure and objection

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or - apart from the prescribed data storage for business transactions - deleted. Please contact us for this purpose. You will find the contact details at the top.

To ensure that data can be blocked at any time, this data must be kept in a lock file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, provided there is no legal archiving obligation. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data on request.

You can make changes or withdraw your consent with effect for the future by notifying us accordingly.

You also have the right to rectification of the data and to restriction of processing, to data portability and to lodge a complaint with the Austrian Data Protection Authority.

Deletion or blocking of the data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data minimisation. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes stated here or for the various storage periods stipulated by law. Once the respective purpose no longer applies or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Data security

It is our declared aim to take all necessary technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of data processing and to process your personal data in such a way that it is protected against access by unauthorised third parties.

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Sources: Privacy policy with the support of the Law firm Weiß & Partner

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