Privacy Policy of Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH according to Articles 12 and 13 GDPR

Status: May 2023

Responsible person:
Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH
Sauraugasse 1
AT-8700 Leoben
Phone: +43 3842 429 62-0
Contact: PCCL Legal Department This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General Information

We pay great attention to the protection and security of your personal data. This website stores and processes data exclusively in accordance with the applicable data protection laws. As a user of this homepage, you agree to the data processing in the sense of this declaration. No data will be passed on to third parties without your express consent. Nevertheless, there are cases in which we are obliged to pass on personal data to third parties, namely relevant authorities. This may be the case in criminal investigations.

This data protection declaration only relates to the PCCL website for which we are responsible. If you are redirected to other sites via links on our site, we ask you to inform yourself about data protection on the respective other website. Your personal data (e.g. title, name, address, e-mail address) will be processed by us in accordance with data protection law and protected accordingly. We therefore also do not use non-technical cookies and refrain from data processing by US service providers such as Google or similar. Nevertheless, we must point out that complete protection of data against unlawful access by third parties is not possible.

Rights of data subjects

As a data subject, you have extensive rights under data protection law. You have the following rights as a data subject: Right to information about the personal data concerning you, to correction, deletion, restriction of processing, objection to processing, revocation of consent. If you have any further questions in this regard, please contact the Legal Department of the PCCL.

In addition, you have the right to complain to the data protection authority if you believe that your rights have been violated (Austrian Data Protection Authority, Barichgasse 40-42, 1030 Vienna; phone: +43 1 52 152-0, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Types of data processing & legal bases for processing

In general, legal obligations to store data or contractual obligations, e.g. to contractual partners, are a basis according to Art. 6 para. 1 of the GDPR to process personal data. For further information on (pre-)contractual data processing, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions (https://www.pccl.at/kontakt/agb.html).

In addition, there is a legitimate interest of the PCCL to operate a website and also a legitimate interest of the users to visit this website.

Contact requests via email

If you contact us voluntarily via email and provide us with personal data (e.g. name, email address), we process this data in order to be able to deal with your request. You can contact us at any time and we will inform you about the data processing. After your request has been clarified, we delete your data unless a pre-contractual or contractual relationship has come into being.


We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the content of pages linked to from this website, or from any other website. Please inform yourself on the respective external website about their data protection measures. You can use our website without clicking on the respective links/buttons.

You find the following links on our website:

Link to Facebook

On our website you will find a link to facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. In this regard, we ask you to also inform yourself on the basis of Facebook's privacy policy (meta): https://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/policy/

Link to Wikipedia

We link to Wikipedia on our website. The operator of this site is the Wikimedia Foundation Inc, 1 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco, CA 94104, United States of America. Please also refer to Wikipedia's privacy policy for more information: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Privacy_policy

Link to Youtube

We link to YouTube (operated by Google) on our website. The operator of this site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Please also refer to YouTube's privacy policy for more information: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Link to LinkedIn

We link the network LinkedIn. The operator is LinkedIn Inc., 1000 West Maude Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA.Please also inform yourself on the basis of the privacy policy of LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Link to Xing

We are linking XING, of XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Please note the privacy policy of XING: https://privacy.xing.com/en

Login of employees via intranet

Our employees have the option of logging in to our website to record their working hours, among other functions. Logging in is only possible with the login data for employees. The employees will be informed separately about the data processing in the course of the use of the internal website and agree to it.

Cookies & digital content on external servers

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device (PC, cell phone, tablet) and saved by your browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device and serve to enable a more comfortable use of the website. You can also set your browser to inform you about cookies or not allow them.

There are several types of cookies

  • We use cookies to improve the use of our website and its functionality. These cookies are called "technical cookies".
  • We do not use cookies to study user behavior. We therefore do not use "non-technical cookies".

In addition, a distinction is made between "first-party cookies" and "third-party cookies".

  • First party cookies are set by the website on which a user is currently browsing, i.e. our website www.pccl.at. These first-party cookies are not accessible by browsers across domains. We only use a first party cookie.
  • A third party cookie is set by a third party, i.e. not by our website, on which you are currently browsing. We do not use third party cookies.

We use the following technical first-party cookie:

Technical first-party cookie: „Joomla User State“

We use the cookie called "Joomla User State" to enable our employees to log in to the PCCL intranet site. The use of this cookie is technically necessary. Consent to the use of this cookie does not have to be obtained from the PCCL as website operator. This cookie is a first-party cookie as well as a session cookie.


If you are registered as a partner in our mailing list, we will only process your e-mail address with your consent. We will only send you the information mails via the "Rapidmail" distribution list if you have agreed to receive these mails. We do not collect any further data from you. We protect your e-mail address and do not pass it on to third parties. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your e-mail address and to the sending of the info mails at any time by deleting yourself from the distribution list via the available "unsubscribe" button when you receive an e-mail.

Technical and organizational measures

The PCCL uses all necessary technical and organizational security measures to protect the data of users from unlawful access by third parties. All data is stored on the server of this website or on the servers of our service providers, with whom contracts for order processing in accordance with § 28 GDPR with appropriate audit have been concluded.

SSL Encryption

Data transfers are performed by PCCL using the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure. In this case, this software encrypts all transmitted information. The PCCL uses this SSL encryption for its website for security and to protect confidential content. You can recognize the encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://", as well as by the lock symbol. SSL encryption prevents third parties from reading the data that is transmitted.

The browser working on your end device automatically sends information to the PCCL server when you access the PCCL website. We store this information temporarily in a so-called log file. The following information is affected by this and is stored until automated deletion: IP address of the requesting computer, date/time of access, name/URL of the retrieved file, referrer URL, browser used, operating system of the computer if applicable/name of the access provider; According to Article 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f GDPR, this information may be used for purposes such as ensuring a smooth connection of the website, ensuring a comfortable use of our website, the evaluation of system security and stability, as well as for other administrative purposes. The PCCL does not use this data in any way to carry out profiling or similar. ,

If you have any questions, please contact the Legal Department of PCCL via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..