Privacy Statement

The Austrian Computer Society (OCG) is a non-profit association for the promotion of informatics and communication technology with due regard to their interaction with people and society. The association provides an interdisciplinary forum for current IT topics. (see also OCG statutes).

In the course of our association’s activities we collect and process data of our members, of persons participating in OCG events and of persons who enter into contact with the OCG and give their consent to have their data processed.

We are committed to ensuring data security. We process your data in strict compliance with the law – General Data Protection Regulation (EU) and Austrian Telecommunications Act (TKG 3). This data privacy policy informs you about the most important aspects of data processing.

Who is responsible for data processing?

Austrian Computer Society (OCG)
Wollzeile 1
1010 Vienna, Austria



Wolfgang Resch
c/o Austrian Computer Society (OCG)
Wollzeile 1
1010 Vienna, Austria


Which information do you find on this website?

Here you will find information on data processing in the following areas:


On our websites (including external online presence like our social media profiles) we present our goals, range of services and activities. To visit our websites, you do not have to provide any personal data. If you want to subscribe to our newsletter or want to use a special service, e. g. to register for any of our free events, we will collect personal data. You will find more detailed information on how your data is processed in the respective chapters below.


Our website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer by your web browser. They are not harmful. We use cookies to make our services more user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them. That way your browser remembers who you are you when you visit us again.

If you do not want our cookies, you can change the cookie settings in your browser to be informed when a cookie is placed and choose to enable them whenever you want to.

Please note that if you disable cookies you may experience reduced functionality when using our website.

Collecting access data, logfiles

We collect data based on the legitimate interests according to Art. 6, paragraph 1, lit. f GDPR about each access to the webserver (so called server logfiles). The access data include name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, volume of transferred data, notification about successful download, browser type and version, operating system of the user, referrer URL (previously visited site), IP address and requesting provider.

For safety reasons (e. g. to help solving cases if abuse or fraud) logfile information is stored for a maximum of seven days and then deleted. Data which must be stored as evidence is excepted from deletion until the respective incident is solved.

Web analytics with Matomo (formerly known as PIWIK)

Our website uses the web analytics service Matomo (known as PIWIK until 2018). Matomo is an open source web solution for web analytics of the company INNOCRAFT, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand.

The Matomo tool collects the following data:

  • Browser type
  • Browser version
  • Operating system
  • User’s country of origin
  • Date and time of server request
  • Number of visits
  • Length of visit and external links clicked

User IP is anonymised before it is stored, i. e. your IP address is collected but immediately pseudonymised (e. g. by deleting the last 8 bit), this ensures that only a rough localisation is possible.

To do so we use cookies that allow to analyse the visit to our website. The data analysed is stored on the OCG webserver of the OCG in Austria and not transferred to the Matomo/INNOCRAFT server.


For contract completion we collect those personal data which are required to process your order and to issue the invoice (name, address, payment method, transaction data).

The data you provide to us is necessary for contract completion or for pre-contractual measures. Without this data we cannot complete the contract with you. We do not share your data with third parties, except for the transmission of data to our payment service mPAY24 to debit your account with the purchase price and to our tax consultancy to meet our tax obligations.

Upon termination of the purchase process the we delete the stored data. When a contract is concluded all data regarding the contract relationship is stored in compliance with tax laws (7 years).

Name, address, goods purchased, and purchase date are stored until product liability expires (10 years). Any data is processed in compliance with legal provisions of the Austrian Telecommunications Act (TKG 3) § 96 par. 3 and of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a (consent) and lit. b (processing is necessary for the performance of a contract) respectively.


You can subscribe to our newsletter on our website. To do so, we need your e-mail address and your active consent, stating that you want to receive the newsletter.

To provide personalized and relevant information for you, we also process data about your fields of interest if you choose to provide them. With a so-called tracking cookie we collect anonymised statistical data about the use of the newsletter (open, click links).

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. To do so just click the respective link in the newsletter or unsubscribe by mail at We will delete your data regarding the newsletter without delay.

The e-mail newsletter is distributed by the service provider CleverReach (CleverReach, GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany). Upon subscription of the newsletter the data provided at the registration (e-mail address and name) is transferred to a CleverReach Server in Germany and stored there. To prevent misuse, your IP address and the entry date are stored by CleverReach. CleverReach does not use your IP address in any other way. Your personal data is not passed on to third parties for marketing, marketing surveys or marketing research.

You can withdraw your consent to storage and use of your date at any time. To do so, please contact

For further information on CleverReach and data protection please visit:


When you register for an event on our website the following data is collected and stored:

  • Identity Data (first name, last name, title, gender, company/organisation)
  • Contact Data (e-mail)

How long will we keep your personal data?

  • Free event: We will retain your personal data for 5 years, then it will be deleted.
  • Fee-based event: We will retain your personal data for 7 years in compliance with tax laws.

Legal basis

We use the personal data you provide to us only under the terms of contract we have with you and according to legal provisions.

Who can see your data?

We limit access to your data to OCG staff entrusted with the processing of personal data to provide our services.

As a rule, we do not share your data. In case of a co-operation event we share your data with the respective co-operation partner.


To manage membership subscriptions, we process the following personal data:

  • Identity data (first name, last name, title, gender, sometimes profession and similar data)
  • Contact data (e-mail, address, telephone numbers, delivery address and similar data)
  • Membership data (admission, category, date of birth if relevant for membership category)
  • Financial data (data arising due to invoicing)
  • Transaction data when you use our services (e. g. registration data for events)

Legal basis

We need the personal data you provide to us under the terms of contract we have with you. Without these data we are not able to admit you as an OCG member.

The purpose of data processing is to provide you with optimal service as OCG member, i. e. we inform you about events, represent you in international associations, send you publications etc.

To send you our publications we share your address data with a service provider.

Other than that, we do not share your data.

How long do we keep your personal data?

We will retain your data for the duration of your membership and beyond that for 7 years.

Who can see your data?

We limit access to your data to OCG staff entrusted with the processing of personal data to provide our services.

ECDL/OCG Exams and Certificates

Please go to:

Bebras (International Challenge on Informatics and Computational Thinking)

Participants can register for the Bebras Challenge anonymously or with your personal identity.

In case of an anonymous registration, identity data will not be transferred to the OCG and only the teacher will be able to allocate the results to his or her pupils.

If participants register with their personal identity on the OCG website the following data will be collected and stored:


  • First name
  • Last Name
  • Class
  • Form (3rd to 13th)
  • Password

School co-ordinators (teachers who co-ordinate the participation in their schools)

  • First name
  • Last Name
  • E-mail
  • School
  • Password

The school co-ordinators pass on the personal data of the participants to the OCG.

Legal basis

The purpose of data processing is to transfer the results to the teachers and to issue the certificates. Personal data will not be shared with third parties. We evaluate the data only for statistical purposes in order to be able to improve our teaching programmes. These evaluations do not yield any personally identifiable information.

We collect and store personal only insofar as they are needed to carry out the Bebras Challenge. This applies also to information material and replies to individual questions.

How long do we keep your personal data?

We will retain your data for the duration of the annual Bebras Challenge, then the personal data of all participants will be deleted from the system. The data of the co-ordinators will remain stored to facilitate participation in the following years. The co-ordinator agrees to this policy upon registration.

Who can see your data?

We limit access to your data to OCG staff entrusted with the processing of personal data to provide our services.

Your rights – legal information

You have various rights with respect to our use of your personal data: right of access, rectification, erasure, right to restrict processing, right to data portability and right to object. If you have any questions concerning these rights, please contact us by using the contact details above.

If you believe that the processing of your personal data is in breach of data protection laws or if you believe that your rights have been violated in any way, please report your concern to the national supervisory authority Austrian Data Protection Authority.