Privacy Policy

Who we are

Katholisch Akademische Verbindung Merkenstein in der Kurie freier Vereinigungen im EKV

We are a Catholic Students Association, organized within the Federation of European Christian Students Associations („EKV“, for further information see:

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

All included data processing is happening in compliance with the European Law (GDPR) as well as Austrian Federal Law (TKG 2003).


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. Some cookies may remain on your device until you delete them.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. If you select „Remember Me“, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Our website uses functions of the WordPress web analytics plugin „WP-Statistics“ by the developer Verona Labs. Cookies are used to analyze the use of the website by your users. The information thus generated is stored locally on the web server of our website.
Your IP address is recorded, but immediately pseudonymised by the plugin. Thus only a rough localization is possible. The data processing is based on the legal regulations of § 96 (3) TKG and Art. 6 (1) lit a consent and as a legitimate interest of the GDPR. Our concern within the meaning of the GDPR (legitimate interest) is the improvement of our offer and
of our web presence. However, as the privacy of our users is important to us, as already mentioned, the user data is pseudonymised.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Further Notes

In case of any unclarities, please do not hesitate to contact us via