Privacy Policy

We provide this English translation of our German privacy policy for your convenience. However, only the German version is legally binding.

By using the Philosophical Audiothèque (hereafter “Audiothèque”), you consent to the collection, processing and disclosure of your personal data in accordance with this policy. The data we collect is used exclusively to operate the Audiothèque. Data is processed on the grounds of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Who we are

The Department of Philosophy (hereafter “we”) is an organisational unit of the University of Vienna. We operate the Audiothèque and are responsible for the processing of your data.

Department of Philosophy
Universitätsstraße 7/3rd floor
1010 Vienna

Data Protection Officer

The person responsible for data processing at the Department of Philosophy is:

Odin Kroeger
Department of Philosophy
Universitätsstraße 7/3rd floor
1010 Vienna

You can contact the data protection officer of the University of Vienna at

Collected data

Visiting the website. When you visit the Audiothèque, we store:

  • The first 16 (IPv4) or 32 (IPv6) bits of your IP address.
  • Which operating system you are using (e.g. “Windows 10”).
  • Which browser you are using (e.g. “Firefox 107.0”).
  • The address of the page you are accessing.
  • The date and time of your call.

We need this data to monitor the operation of the Audiothèque, to rectify technical faults and to compile statistics on the use of the Audiothèque.

Email. If you contact us by email, the data you send us will be stored by us so that we can discuss your request with you.

Participation in a broadcast. When you take part in a broadcast, we save:

  • Your name.
  • A short biography, if this is public information.
  • Your speech and, if applicable, your portrait.
    We need this data to inform our visitors about the broadcast.

Accounts. When you open an account with the Audiothèque, we save:

  • Your name.
  • Your e-mail address.
  • The name of your account.
  • All information that you provide to us.
  • All files that you upload.

You can change this data yourself, with the exception of the account name. We need this data to assign your account to your person and to make the broadcasts, images and articles that you upload available to the public.

Children and young people. The Audiothèque is aimed exclusively at people aged 16 and over. We do not knowingly collect personal data from persons under the age of 16. If we discover that a person under the age of 16 has provided us with personal data, we will delete this data immediately.

Forwarding of data

We transmit an encrypted copy of all data to the University of Vienna’s Computer Centre so that it can be restored in the event of a technical failure; however, file metadata (name, modification date, access date, etc.) are excluded from this encryption. We therefore kindly ask you to also take note of the University of Vienna’s Privacy Policy for Cloud Services and Other IT Applications (German).

We reserve the right to pass on your data to other natural or legal persons if they provide a service for us and the passing on of the data is conducive to the provision of the service. The use of your data for purposes other than the provision of the service, the storage of your data after the provision of the service and the disclosure of your data to third parties are contractually prohibited in this case. We will never pass on your data in order to utilise it commercially.

If you request a new password for your account, we will send you an email containing the IP address from which we received this request.

Storage period

If you have an account on the Audiothèque, we store the data you submit to us for up to three years after the account has been closed. We store and publish broadcasts, images and articles that you have uploaded or written even after your account has been closed. If you would like us to delete these, please let us know in writing.

We only delete broadcasts, images and texts at the request of authorised parties.


Cookies” are data that we store on your computer.

When you visit our login page, we set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser allows the use of cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and expires as soon as you close your browser. When you log in, we set several cookies to save your login data and the screen options you have selected. The login data expires after two days unless you select the “Remember Me” option; if you do this, the login data expires after two weeks. If you log out, the login data will expire in any case. The screen options expire after one year.

We also set a cookie when you edit or publish a broadcast or an article. This cookie does not contain any personal data, but only the identification number of the broadcast or article you have just edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded content

Pages on the Audiothèque may embed content from other websites (e.g., videos, images or articles). When you access a page with embedded content, the same data is transmitted to the operators of the embedded website as if you had accessed that website directly. The applications Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin allow you to configure your browser so that only certain or no embedded content is loaded. Both applications are free and available for most browsers.


We do not use profiling.


To protect your data, it is transmitted in encrypted form (“data in transit”). We use the Transport Layer Security protocol version 1.2 or newer. Your data is not stored in encrypted form (“data at rest”).

Your rights

You have the right to information about whether and what personal data we store about you, for what purpose we store this data, how we received this data, to whom we have forwarded it and how long it is stored; the right to correct this data; and the right to delete this data, unless we are legally obliged to retain this data. To assert these rights, please write to our data protection officer.


We may change this privacy policy at any time. We will inform you about changes by announcing them on the Audiothèque. If you have an account with us, we will also notify you by email. The new privacy policy will take effect as soon as it is published on this page.