General information on data protection

    Version: 01.02.2018

    The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we process your data solely on the basis of the statutory regulations (DSGVO, TKG 2003). In this privacy policy, we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing within our website.


    If you contact us via the form on the website or by e-mail, your data will be stored for six months to process the request and in case of any follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

    2. COOKIES

    Our website uses so-called Cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your device using the browser. They do no harm.

    There are three categories of cookies:

    • necessary cookies to ensure basic functions of the website
    • functional cookies to ensure the performance of the website
    • targeted cookies to enhance the user experience



    The following goal-oriented cookies are used for the statistical evaluation of the use of our website.


    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies", text files stored on your computer which allow an analysis of your use of the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event of the activation of IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will however be shortened by Google prior to it being transferred. This applies within member states of the European Union and in states which are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and then be shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address which is transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You may refuse to store cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, please note that if you choose to do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

    In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and installing it:


    Furthermore, you can prevent data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link:

    Deactivate Google Analytics

    An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website!

    For more information about Terms of Use and Data Protection, please see https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html and https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.


    Your IP address is detected but pseudonymized immediately (e.g., by deleting the last 8 bits). As a result, only a rough localization is possible.


    By default, we does not use social media cookies and does not transmit any data to social networks. Only an active process in a social media service ("share", "tweet" etc.) is recorded by this.


    If you do not want to use this function, you can set up your browser to inform you about the cookie setting so that you only allow this in individual cases.

    Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

    You can always delete cookies that are already on your computer. The procedure is different for browsers, please look in your browser manual (under "Help" in the browser menu)!


    In principle, you have the right to inform, correct, delete, restrict, mobilize, revoke and object to data. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or if your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can complain to the regulatory authority. In Austria, this is the Data Protection Authority. 


    Austrian Society for Geomechanics

    Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 67
    5020 Salzburg / Austria
    T.: +43 662 875519
    E.: office@tbmdigs.com


    Montanuniversität Leoben
    Department of Mineral Resources Engineering,

    Chair of Subsurface Engineering

    Department ZaB - Zentrum am Berg, Underground R&D as well as Training and Education Center
    Franz-Josef-Straße 18
    8700 Leoben, Austria/Europe
    E.: office@tbmdigs.com