We have different levels of participation and for each level different types of data is collected.
“Non-personal data” or so called “visitor data” is generated when visiting the website https://room.eu.com/ without using the log-in function. This includes all collected information, which is processed and stored anonymously without being reassignable to a specific person. Non-personal data includes but is not limited to the majority of visitor datas key figures e.g. such as average length of visit, frequency of web pages or content clicks, but no data which can make reference to a specific person. For this purpose, the data of a single visitor is saved using a chiffre without establishing a personal reference. Saved visitor data, in particular the IP addresses and domain data of the visitors are saved shortened comparable to data which is x’ed out in the middle, to make a conclusion on the individual visitor impossible. For example:
“Personal data” is allowing a specific conclusions about a user and are needed to take part in services and active relationship with ROOM as well as for those who wish to maintain this contact in the future. This category includes mainly writers, journalists and active participants in ROOM's activity but is not limited to information about name, address, Telephone number, birthdate, telephone number, email address(es), company, picture.
We only collect data in accordance with Austrian and European legal regulations. Therefore personal data is saved only in the context of processing donations, publishing of scientific articles, conferences and symposiums, legal and space related research performance of our database to increase usability and is of course not shared with or sold to third parties. Third parties in this context are parties which do not belong to ROOM directly or which are not legally affiliated companies and organisations.
Personal data is not data shared by the user of this website and online services using chat, blog and message boards which are openly available. Using these services the user is making this dataavailable to the public or a group of persons specified by the user. Each user has to declare / accept actively when signing into these services that he puts this data into the public domain.
Personal data is given to third parties for the purposes of advertising and market research. Details about this can be found below in section “f : Third party advertising”. Third parties in this sense are also Universities and otherlegal entities offering education and education courses in order to inform our users about available courses and programs.
Personal Data is made available in parts to the public when articles or research results are published, such as name of the author. In these cases we request the permission of the author before.
“Open data” is all data which is shared openly by users using chat and social messaging services and is visible to everyone.
All personal data mentioned in this document is stored for the duration of the user being a member or associated researcher of ROOM. Personal Data which is required by law to be stored for a certain length of time is stored for the legally required period. E.g. Personal Data in connection to donations made towards ROOM has to be stored for 10 years in accordance with Austrian tax laws. Non-personal data and open data is stored and processed without restriction.
“Services” is defined as use of the communication platform and taking part in ROOM as an author, researcher or reader of articles and publications. “Active Relationship” is defined as individuals who take part as members of research panels, authors, discussion group membersor similar. In general is the data collected as “personal data” related to a login under https://room.eu.com/.
If you are interested in obtaining information, products, or services from ROOM, or in participating in certain activities on the Services, you may need to provide us with information about yourself. For example:
Third parties that currently serve ads on our Services, and thereby may collect information about your online activities to deliver tailored ads, include, but are not limited to ROOMs affiliated companies. These companies may offer you a way to choose not to have your information used for advertising purposes. These and other third-party companies may also be members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"), which offers a single location to opt out of receiving tailored ads from member companies. To opt out or to obtain information about the technologies member companies use or their own privacy policies, please visit the NAI consumer opt out page. Also, through the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA"), several media and marketing associations have developed an industry self-regulatory program to give consumers a better understanding of and greater control over ads that are customized based on their online behaviour across different websites. To make choices about interest-based ads from participating third parties, please visit the DAA consumer opt out page. (www.aboutads.info/choices/)
ROOM Membership /Subscribers is defined as active author or researcher or subscriber of our publications. Membership or subscriber remain in this status until it is canceled or revoked.
ROOM may use information that we collect about you for a variety of business purposes, including:
We take very seriously our responsibility to maintain your privacy with respect to your information. We will therefore share that information only with the following entities, and only under these circumstances:
We understand the importance of protecting our users' privacy, and we therefore provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of having your personally identifiable information used or disclosed for certain purposes. (Note: Our Services currently do not recognize the "do-not-track signals" that some browsers may employ.)
You can opt out of receiving promotional communications from ROOM and our Affiliates and our licensees, or request that we not share personally identifiable information about you with third parties for the third parties' marketing purposes, by contacting us at:
ROOM the Space journal
IUFV Asgardia Terra Ark
Attn: Data Protection / User Rights
IUFV. Asgardia Terra Ark Wipplingerstraße 21/9A 1010 Vienna, Austria
If you continue to receive our communications in error after expressing an opt-out preference, please let us know so that we can investigate the situation.
As part of the provisions of the Telemedia Act, we will gladly provide you with information about your personal data stored by us.
ROOM also provides a social media channel in which users can comment or post social media relevant data using different service providers such as facebook, instagram, slack, twitter but not limited to these. The user acknowledges that the use of these channels or services cannot be influenced by ROOM and that different data protection rules may apply.
The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us, and we take a number of steps to safeguard any personally identifiable information or payment information that you provide to us. We use data encryption technology to help protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of your payment information. Secure Socket Layers (SSLs) encrypt the payment information sent between your computer and our database. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and therefore we cannot warrant or guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.
Some parts of our Services may allow users to post or transmit messages, comments, screen names, computer files, and other materials. If you choose to make personally identifiable information public through these services, ROOM will consider that information public and will not limit its disclosure in the manner described here.
ROOM is based in Vienna, Austria. If you are visiting our Services from outside of Austria, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, processed, and stored in Austria and other countries around the world. The data protection and other laws of Austria and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured that we seek to take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services or providing us with any information through this website, you consent to the transfer, processing, and storage of your information in Austria and other countries around the world. (under Austrian Law and EU data protection directives).
Other than certain sites that are intended for visits from children under the age of 13, our Services are general audience services, and we do not knowingly collect information about children under 13 years old through them. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 make known to us his or her personally identifiable information, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child to inform him or her that we must have parental consent before receiving his or her personally identifiable information. If we learn that we have collected personally identifiable information from a child under 13 other than in a manner authorized by law, we will delete that information from our database without special parental request.
ROOM the Space Journal
IUFV. Asgardia Terra Ark Wipplingerstraße 21/9A 1010 Vienna, Austria
This policy was last updated May 2018.