Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

The protection of your personal data is of special concern to us. In this privacy statement, we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing within the framework of our website, as well as about your rights as a visitor.

This website was created using collects data on site visitors in various ways.

Each time you visit our website, technical data such as your

– IP address
– browser type
– operating system
– internet page from which access was made
– language preference
– start and end of the session

are recorded in so-called log files for the duration of the session. This is for technical reasons and therefore constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) of the GDPR. Unless otherwise stipulated below, this data will not be further processed by us and will be deleted after approximately 30 days.

Furthermore, depending on your interactions with the website, some data is transmitted directly from you, as a visitor to the site, to the site: for example, your email address when you sign up to follow our blog or post a comment.

When you leave a comment, WordPress receives the data associated with it, such as the name and email address. The same applies to data you enter in the contact form or the website’s internal search function, as well as when you “like” posts.

You can find more detailed information on the website of Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, the operator of

Our website uses the anti-spam service Aksimet from Automattic Inc, 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA.

Akismet collects information about site visitors who leave comments on the site. The information typically includes the IP address, user agent, referrer and site URL of the commenter, as well as information provided directly by the commenter such as name, username, email address and comment. For analysis and spam detection, this data is sent to a server in the USA.

To completely prevent the transfer of data, you can choose not to leave a comment.

You can find more information on the privacy page of Akismet:


Our website uses so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your end device with the help of the browser for later retrieval. They do not cause any damage.

We use cookies to make our website user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. If you do not wish this, you can set up your browser so that it informs you about the setting of cookies and only allows this in individual cases.

If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

Further information on the use of cookies can be found on the corresponding page of Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, the operator of

Our website uses the statistics function of This tracks and stores the following information on visits to this website:

– post and page views
– clicks on outgoing links
– referrer URLs and search engine terms
– country.

As part of collecting the above information, the statistics function uses data such as IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visitor URL, referrer URL, timestamp of an event, browser language and country code. However, none of this information is available to us as a website operator and no identification of individuals is possible as a result. The statistics logs in which this information is stored are kept for 28 days.

Protection of stored data through encryption

To protect your data, we use the encryption protocols https and TLS on the website. This does not cover data transmissions away from the homepage, for example when you send us an e-mail. It is not technically possible for us to guarantee this, so we advise you not to send sensitive data unencrypted by e-mail.

Your rights

With regard to your data stored by us, you are generally entitled to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data transferability, revocation and objection.

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in some way, you can register a complaint either with us (see below) or with the data protection authority (

You can reach us at the following address:

Dr. Stefan Gasch
New Senfl Edition (FWF P 31504)
Department of Musicology and Performance Studies
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Lothringerstrasse 18
1030 Vienna
gasch [at]