Data Privacy Statement

Responsible for the content

Martina Pöll
Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures, TU Wien
Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna

Tel: ++43-1-58801-20211
Email: euro-c(at)

Privacy Policy

Purpose of the processing

This website is using Matomo, an Open Source, self-hosted software for collecting anonymous usage statistics for this website.

Matomo was configured to anonymize your IP-address and does not use any tracking cookies. You can also opt-out of Matomo Web Analytics alltogether by unchecking the checkbox on the bottom of this page.

The data is used to analyse the behaviour of the website visitors to identify potential pitfalls like not found pages, search engine indexing issues and to find out which contents are the most appreciated. Once the data (number of visitors reaching a not found pages, viewing only one page…) is processed, Matomo is generating reports for website owners to take action, for example changing the layout of the pages, publishing some fresh content… etc.

Matomo is processing the following data:

  • Cookies for technical purposes (piwik_ignore, when you use the opt-out method, MATOMO_SESSID a temporary session cookie, _pk_testcookie to test the browser support for cookies)

  • Anonymized IP-address by removing the last 2 bytes (so instead of

  • Pseudo-anonymized Location of the user (generated from the anonymized IP-address)

  • Date and time

  • Title of the page being viewed

  • URL of the page being viewed

  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page (if the page allows it)

  • Screen resolution

  • Time in local timezone

  • Files that were clicked and downloaded

  • Link clicks to an outside domain

  • Pages generation time

  • Country, region, city (low resolution based on IP-address)

  • Main Language of the browser

  • User Agent of the browser


Indirect data collection

Server Logs

If you are using this site, the visit is logged by the host of this website (TU Wien). This log contains your IP-Address which allows you to be identified indirectly via your internet service provider. The collection of this data is a legal obligation and required for security. You cannot oppose it and the data is at no time used for other purposes.


This website is using Fonts from Google Fonts which get fetched from Google Servers when loading this website. You can find more information about the privacy implications in the FAQs.


The legitimate interests

The processing of personal data is based on legitimate interests.

Processing your personal data such as cookies is helping us identify what is working and what is not on our website. For example, it helps us identify if the way we are communicating is engaging or not and how we can organize the structure of the website better. Our team is benefiting from the processing of your personal data, and they are directly acting on the website. By processing your personal data, you can profit from a website which is getting better and better.

Without the data, we would not be able to provide you the service we are currently offering to you. Your data will be used only to improve the user experience on our website and help you find the information you are looking for.


Recipient of the data

The personal data received through Matomo are sent to:

  • us (the owners of

  • Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures, TU Wien (host and maintainer of this website)

  • TU Wien (host of the server; Privacy Policy)


Details of transfers to third country and safeguards

Matomo and this website data is hosted at TU Wien, Vienna in Austria. No data leaves the EU.


The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you think that the way we process your personal data with Matomo analytics is infringing the law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.


Data subject’s rights

As Matomo is processing personal data on legitimate interests, you can exercise the following rights:

  • Right of access and data portability: you can ask us at any time to access your data.
  • Right to erasure and rectification: you can ask us at any time to delete all the data we are processing about you.
  • Right to object and restrict processing: you can object to the collection of your data by using the following opt-out feature or by enabling DoNotTrack in your browser: