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23.01.2022: https://www.pointoforigin.at//en/Privacy-Policy.htm



This privacy policy informs users about the way, extend and purpose of the collection of personal data by the responsible provider point of origin Marketing Consulting & Consumer Intelligence GmbH, Himmelpfortgasse 19, A-1010 Vienna, phone +43 1 548 48 00 - 0 on this website (in the following called “offering”).

The legal basis for the privacy policy is contained in the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG – Federal Data Protection Law) and the Telemediengesetz (TMG- Telecommunications Media Law).


The provider (or more specifically his web space provider) collects data whenever someone visits the site of the offering (these are called server log files). These access data include:

Name of the visited website, date and time of visit, transmitted data volume, information of successful visit, type of browser and version, operating system of the user, referrer URL (the site visited before), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses these protocol data for statistical evaluation for the purpose of the operation, security and optimisation of the offering. The provider reserves the right to check protocol data at a later time, when there exists concrete evidence justifying suspicion of illegal use.


Personal data is information that helps determine a person, meaning these dates help trace one particular person. Among this information ranges the name, email address or phone number. Details such as preferences, hobbies, memberships or websites visited are on the list of such personal data as well.

The provider will only collect, use or divulge data related to your person if this is a legal act and provided the user gives consent to the collection of the data.


When contacting the provider (for example via the contact form or email) the user’s data will be secured for the purpose of dealing with the request as well as in the event that there are follow-up questions.


If users write comments or other posts on the blog, their IP addresses are saved. This is done for security reasons, should anyone write illegal content (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In such a case, the provider can be prosecuted for the comments or posts on the site and is therefore interested in the writer’s identity


By means of the marketing blog we inform you about our offerings.

Should you want to receive the marketing blog, we need a valid email address as well as information that allow us to verify you are owner of the stated email address or that the owner accepts receiving the marketing blog. No further data will be collected. These data will only be used for sending the marketing blog and will not be given to other third parties.

As soon as you register for the marketing blog, we will secure your IP address and the date of registry. This only serves as a proof, should any third party misuse an email address and register the entitled person for the marketing blog without the knowledge of aforementioned person.

You can at any time withdraw your consent to saving the data, email address as well as the use of the aforementioned to send the marketing blog. You can do so by clicking on a link on the marketing blog or by sending a mail to the above stated contact details.


It is possible that within the range of this online offering, contents of third parties such as YouTube videos, map material of Google Maps, RSS-feeds or graphics of other websites are embedded. This always implies that the providers of these contents (in the following called “third party providers”) view the IP address of the corresponding users. For without the IP address, they would not be able to transmit the content to the corresponding user’s browser. The IP address is therefore required for viewing these contents. We endeavour to only use such content with the corresponding providers that only use the IP address for sending the contents. However, we cannot influence the fact that some third party providers might use your IP address for statistic purposes, for example. As far as we have knowledge about that, we inform our users about it.


Cookies are data packages that are sent to the user’s browser and saved there during visits of the webpage. When the website is visited again, this information can be sent back to the webserver.
Cookies are used to save personal page settings. They are also used to identify users and to analyse their usage behaviour. All common web browsers offer functions to prevent the general storage of cookies or third-party cookies (e.g. advertising partners) and to delete cookies anytime. However, note that the use and particularly the user friendliness will be limited without cookies.

You can edit many online ad company cookies via the US American site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the die EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing for your web browser

In case of an anonymous IP activation on this website, the IP address of Google users within the member state of the European Union or any other contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area will be shortened beforehand. Solely in rare cases the full IP address will be transferred to a server in the US and then shortened. On this website, the IP anonymization is active. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.

As an alternative to your browser -Add-On or in your mobile device browser, please click this link to opt out from being tracked by Google Analytics in the future. Thereby, an opt-out cookie is being installed on your website. Should you delete your cookies you again have to click this link.


This offer uses social plugins ("Plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plug-ins can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue tile, the terms “like” or a “thumbs up” icon) or with the addition of “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and design of Facebook Social Plugins can be seen here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

Should a user call up a website of this offering containing such a Plugin, the browser will make a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook will send the content of the Plugin directly to your browser. Subsequently, your browser will include the content into your website. This explains why the provider can in no way influence the data volume Facebook obtains by means of the aforementioned Plugin. As a result, the browser informs the user according to its state of information:

By including the Plugin, Facebook is notified of the fact that a user has visited the corresponding site. Provided the user is logged in to the social media platform, Facebook is able to allocate the visit to the user’s Facebook account. If users interact with the Plugin by for example by clicking the like button or writing a comment, your browser will directly send the corresponding information to Facebook and save the information there. Should a user not have a Facebook account, there is the possibility that Facebook finds out his or her IP address and then saves it. According to Facebook there will only be saved an anonymous IP address (this applies for Germany).

The reason for and scope of the data acquisition and information about the way in which the data is processed and used by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy can be found in Facebook′s privacy policy.

If you do not wish Facebook to have data collected and connected to your Facebook profile, you need to log out of Facebook before visiting the site. Further adjustments and oppositions to the use of date for marketing purposes are to be performed in the Facebook profile adjustments: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.


This offering uses the Google Plus “+1″-button, which is run by the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is to be recognized by the sign of “+1″ on white or colourful background.

If a user calls up a website of this offering that includes such a button, a direct link can be established between the user’s browser and the Google servers. The content of the “+1” button is transmitted directly to your browser by Google and included by it in the web page. This means that the provider does not have any influence on the data volume that Google obtains. According to Google, personalized data is only obtained if you click on the button. Only if you are logged in will such data be collected and processed (among others the IP address).

For information on the purpose and extent of data capture and the further processing and use of data by Google as well as your rights configuration options to protect your privacy, all Google users can read here about the privacy notice of the “+1” button
http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.


This offering uses the twitter buttons (Verlinkung funktioniert nicht mehr, page not found). These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. You will recognize them with terms such as “Twitter” or “Follow” are connected to keywords such as "Twitter" or "follow”, recognizable by an icon of a blue bird. By means of the buttons it is possible to share a post or a page of this offering on Twitter or to follow this service provider on Twitter.

If a user calls up a website of this online presence that includes such a button, a direct link can be established between the user’s browser and the Twitter servers. Twitter transmits the content of the Twitter button directly to your browser. This means that the provider does not have any influence on the data volume that Twitter obtains by means of this Plugin and informs the users according to its state of information. According to this, the user’s IP address (the URL of the corresponding website) is transmitted if you click on the button. It is, however, not used for any other purpose than viewing the button.

You will find further information on this in the privacy statement of Twitter at: http://twitter.com/privacy.


You as user have the right to receive upon application free information on stored data concerning your person. In addition, you have the right to demand data correction or barring or deletion of data concerning your person insofar as there is no legal obligation to retain such data.

Marketing Consulting & Consumer Intelligence GmbH


Himmelpfortgasse 19
1010 Wien
T +43 1 548 48 00 - 0
F +43 1 548 48 00 - 9


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Stiege 6, 3. Stock
1140 Wien
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