Privacy Policy


The protection of your personal data is very important to us. The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) attaches great importance to protecting the privacy of the users of its website. The BOKU processes data exclusively in the sense of the GDPR and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG). Therefore, we will inform you below what data we collect when you visit our website and for what we process and use them.

This privacy policy informs you about which personal data is collected during a visit of the EUROSILVICS website (and its sub-websites) or when retrieving the content provided under the domain “” and for what purpose the BOKU processes this data or how the BOKU deals with this data.

The privacy policy applies to those areas of the EUROSILVICS website whose content is publicly accessible, that is, without prior registration (hereinafter referred to as the “publicly accessible EUROSILVICS website”).

EUROSILVICS also operates web services that can only be used after registration and / or login. This concerns in particular the registration for password-protected content. This service collect and process other personal data (such as name, Insitution, email-adress) in order to provide the relevant services. Further information will be provided by these respective services.

Collection and use of personal data


The EUROSILVICS website uses so-called cookies. These are small data units which are stored on the user’s end device when visiting the EUROSILVICS website.

This allows the site to remember certain inputs and settings (e.g., login) over a period of time while the cookie is stored. Please note that no personal information is stored within the cookies used. The cookies are set in accordance with EU and Austrian law (Art. 5 (3) E-Privacy Directive and Art. 96 (3) TKG 2003). In particular, the EUROSILVICS website uses cookies to customize the appearance of the website to authenticated users and to make the use of the website as convenient as possible. Cookies can be deleted at any time via corresponding settings of the web browser. Furthermore, cookies can generally be deactivated via the respective browser settings, although in some cases this may lead to restrictions on the use of the BOKU website. Do-Not-Track requirements are respected.


The website may contain links to other websites. These references to websites of other Internet users are provided as a service to cover a wider information needs of the accessing. The BOKU has no influence on their content. BOKU assumes no liability for this content. The content and accuracy of the information provided there is the sole responsibility of the respective provider of the linked website.

 Use of data based on consent

Insofar as BOKU processes data on the basis of a consent,  BOKU will inform the affected parties in advance separately and obtain their consent. In any case, the persons concerned have the right to revoke the given consent at any time. The revocation does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

Transfer of collected data

A transfer of the personal data collected on the publicly accessible EUROSILVICS website by the BOKU to third parties does not take place unless otherwise required by law.

Right for information, correction, deletion or restriction, right of appeal and possibility of complaint to the Data Protection Authority

Users may at any time in accordance with the statutory data protection provisions, in particular Articles 15 to 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), request information about personal data concerning them, as well as correct incorrect data or delete or require the restriction of processing or the disagree to the use of their data.

Data security

BOKU will take appropriate and appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect users’ data from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, and unauthorized access.


University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna – BOKU
Gregor-Mendel-Strasse 33
1180 Vienna

Data protection officer
Mr. Jürgen Gruber
Peter-Jordan-Strasse 70
1190 Vienna

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