Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

Media owner and editor:

GrAT - Gruppe zur Förderung der Angepassten Technologie, Center for Appropriate Technology

c/o Vienna University of Technology

Wiedner Hauptstrasse, 8-10

A-1040 Vienna, AUSTRIA

Tel.: ++43 1 58801 49523

eMail : contact (at)


GrAT is a scientific association without any commercial intent constituted under the Austrian law on associations (VerG) and registered in the Central Register of Associations (ZVR). GrAT is a research center of the Rector's Office of TU Wien.


ZVR number: 701736339


Association's board:

Chairman: Dr. Robert Wimmer

Chairman's representative: Dr. Myung Joo Kang

Treasurer: DI Christoph Beitel

Secretary: Andreas Ranftl



The content of these webpages is subject to Austrian copyright law. It may only be reproduced, edited, translated, distributed or used beyond the scope of the copyright with written permission from the corresponding author or creator. Furthermore, this website may only be copied or downloaded for non-commercial or personal use. If this website contains content that was not created by the operator, the copyrights relating to this content have been respected. Third-party content is identified accordingly. However, if you believe there may be an infringement of copyright, please inform us and we will delete such content immediately.

Data protection

Our website can generally be used without having to provide personal information. If personal data such as your name, address or e-mail address is collected on our webpages, you provide this information voluntarily, unless specified otherwise. We will not share this data with third parties without your express consent.

We expressly point out that there may be security vulnerabilities when transferring data online or electronically (such as when communicating by e-mail). As a result, such data cannot be protected completely against being accessed by third parties.

Contact details published as part of providing the disclosure information may not be used by third parties to transmit advertising or other information that has not been expressly requested. The operators of the webpages expressly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited promotional information is sent (e.g. in the form of 'spam').

Right to information; correction, blocking, deletion of data

You have the right to be informed at any time of the data being held about you, its origin and recipient and the purpose for which it is used, as well as the right to such data being corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any questions about personal data, you can contact us via email under or at our postal adress GrAT - Gruppe Angepasste Technologie, Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10, 1040 Vienna, Austria.


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Most of the cookies that are used are “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browser session. Other cookies will remain on your device until you delete them. These "persistent cookies" enable the website to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies, so that you can decide in each instance whether to accept them, allow exceptions, or reject them in general. Rejecting cookies can restrict the functionality of some websites.

Contact form

When you send us enquiries using our contact form, the data provided in the form (including the contact details) is stored by us for the purpose of processing your request and answering any subsequent questions. We will never share this data with third parties and delete your data 6 month after the last contact with you.

If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter on our website, we need your e-mail address, along with information that enables us to prove that the specified e-mail address belongs to you and that you have provided your consent to receive the newsletter. No other data is collected. We will use this data solely for sending you the requested information; it is not shared with third parties.

You may at any time revoke your consent to us saving your data and e-mail address and using them to send the newsletters.