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Privacy Policy

OeAD student housing takes the protection of personal data very seriously. We will treat your personal data as confidential and according to the legal provisions regarding data protection. Here we want to inform you which personal data we collect when you visit our website and for which purposes we use it.

1.Responsibility for data processing

If you have questions or concerns about the processing or your personal information, please contact us at:

Ebendorferstraße 7
1010 Vienna

2. General Information

Personal data is information which personally identifies you, such as your name, address and e-mail address. This does not include information that is not directly related to your person (e.g. favourite websites or number of users of a specific site).

3. Data collection and data processing

Basically you can use our online services without disclosing your identity. If, however, you e.g. apply for an accommodation or use the online platform, we will ask you for your name and other personal information such as your e-mail address. It is up to you whether or not you provide this data. We will store your data on specially protected servers. Only a few specially authorised persons who are in charge of the technical, commercial or editorial support of the servers have access to this data.
You can object to the use of your personal data at any time. In such case please send an e-mail to:

4. Purpose of the processing and the legal bases

We use your personal information for the following purposes and with the following legal bases:
•    Processing requests and registration information for accommodation applications to perform pre-contract steps or to fulfil a contract on the basis of Article 6, par. 1, lit. b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (without information, offers for places in the residences cannot be made)
•    Compatible subsequent use of personal information of the residents for customer care (information emails, newsletter, etc.) on the basis of Article 6, par. 1, lit. b) of the General Data Protection Regulation
•    Processing personal information for student residence organisation (doorbell list, etc.) on the basis of Article 6, par. 1, lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation
•    Processing of personal information of prize draw contestants on the basis of Article 6, par. 1, lit. a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (consent)

5. Recipient of the personal information

The data will, if it is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract, be passed on to the OeAD-GmbH, to the registration office of municipal district office, to the responsible dorm provider, to the university and to the provider of communication services in the student dorm.

6. Storage period

Your personal information will only be stored by us for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned under point 4 and as permitted by applicable law. At any rate, we save your personal information as long as there are legal retention requirements in place or periods of limitation for potential legal claims have not yet expired.

7. Cookies and external content

Here you can learn about our use of “cookies” and “external content” embedded into our webpages.

a) Cookies

OeAD student housing uses cookies on its platforms. These are text files, which are sent to and stored on the user’s device when visiting the respective platform.

Legitimate Interest

OeAD student housing uses cookies on its website for troubleshooting and analysis purposes (Sentry Error Reporting) as well as session cookies specific to the login function. This enables us to recognize visitors to the site and adopt the relevant settings for subsequent visits, for example, whether the visitor is a registered user.

Functional Cookies

OeAD student housing also uses cookies on all of its platforms to ensure the quality of the user experience for visitors is as high as possible. This includes, for example, information held in local storage regarding filters and watch lists, or Google Maps information feeding through to the website’s map display.

Analytical Cookies

For analysis purposes, third-party cookies are also used when you visit out platforms. These third-party providers help us to collect and analyze data surrounding site visits so that we can continuously improve the service on our platforms.

Cookies are implemented by Google Analytics (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

b) External content

“External content” refers to the display of Instagram photos, Youtube videos, Facebooks posts etc.*

Through the use of external content, third-party providers can collect and process your data. We have no influence over the data processing by these third-party providers, nor are we aware of the full scope or purpose, or relevant data storage and deletion periods.

For data protection reasons, the display of external content and associated data processing by third parties is deactivated as a default setting. The external content will only be displayed with your consent.

You can edit your consent setting at any time by clicking on “Edit privacy settings

*Providers of external content:

  • Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, 94025 Menlo Park, USA)
  • Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)
  • Twitter (Twitter, Inc., Market Street #900, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA)
  • Instagram (Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA)
  • Pinterest (Pinterest Europe Ltd., Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland)
  • GIPHY (Giphy, Inc., 13th Street, Suite 207, New York, NY 10014, USA)

8. Analysis of our platforms - Plausible

In order to understand the use of our platforms and to improve them, we use the web analysis tool Plausible Analytics from the provider Plausible Insights OÜ (Estonia/EU). Plausible does not set any cookies, does not store any information in the browser, and generally does not collect any personal data. Details can be found in the privacy policy of Plausible Analytics:

your privacy is important to us

By using our website, you agree that cookies are stored on your device and that Google Analytics and Plausible are used to provide you with the best possible service. You can find more information about this here.