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Academia Gesellschaft für Erwachsenenbildung GmbH
Enzersdorferstraße 12a
2340 Mödling

Tel.+43 2236 9081070
Fax: +43 2236 908 107 60


Legal form: GmbH (limited liability company)
Registration number: 166037y
Commercial register court: Commercial Court of Wiener Neustadt
Competent court: District Court of Mödling
VAT ID: ATU44547709

Managing Director: Niklas Tripolt
Associate: Dr. Alexandra Tripolt

Company purpose: Adult education

Legal notice of Academia Gesellschaft für Erwachsenenbildung on the WKO website

Media owner, editor and publisher: Academia Gesellschaft für Erwachsenenbildung GmbH
Copyright and design: Academia Gesellschaft für Erwachsenenbildung GmbH
Technical implementation: Pion Websystems GmbH,

Legal notice & disclaimer
This website may contain references to other proprietary rights and copyright information that must be observed and followed. All brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Academia Gesellschaft für Erwachsenenbildung GmbH (hereinafter VBC) constantly strives to further improve its products. The company reserves the right to make changes to the product design and technical data.

VBC reserves the right to change or update the information on this website at any time without prior notice. This also applies to improvements and/or changes to the products, programs and services described on this website.

VBC makes no representations or warranties for any other website that may be accessed through this website. This applies even if such a website may display VBC logos. Furthermore, a link from this website to another website does not imply that VBC identifies with its content or supports its use and stand.

In no event will VBC be liable to visitors to this website or any third party for any direct, indirect or other consequential damages arising out of the use of this website or any linked website.

Emails and email traffic
If you exchange emails with us, the following disclaimer applies:
Our messages are confidential and intended only for the addressee.
If you have received a message by mistake, please inform the sender and delete this message and all attachments.

To the extent permitted by law, VBC denies all liability for damages resulting from transmission errors, viruses, extraneous influences, delays and the like.

Data protection
The following remarks offer a clear picture of the data processing performed by VBC. You will learn which personal data are collected by VBC, for which purposes and what is done with the data collected. Should you have further questions in this regard, you are welcome to contact us at any time on

Compulsory information under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Name and contact details of the responsible entity:
Academia Gesellschaft für Erwachsenenbildung GmbH, see contact details above.

Name and contact details of the data protection coordinator:
Bernhard Wieser, contactable in writing via


Processing purposes and legal bases for the processing of personal data:


1.    Login as a specific participant of a VBC training module

2.    Contacting VBC ("Contact form")

3.    Online application form

4.    Registration for the download area

5.    Data collection for initiation, completion and fulfilment of order

6.  Optimization when using the website (SEO, use of all technical features)


Legal bases:
• Consent (GDPR Art 6 Para. 1 (a)), purposes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9
• Legitimate interest (GDPR Art. 6 Para 1 (f)) – As the entity responsible for the website, VBC wants to support search engine optimization (SEO) (by à Google Analytics), purposes: 7, 8, 9
• Performance of the contract including pre-contractual measures (GDPR Art. 6 Para 1 (b)), purposes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

Recipients or categories of recipients:
• VBC; data transfer within the company (Marketing & Sales, Operation, Products Research & Development, Finance & Administration, HR, IT Administration) only if necessary to fulfil its purpose
• Third parties (for "General use of the website"): Users’ data will only be provided to third parties if this is necessary for fulfilment of the purpose and the user does not disable this (see also “Cookies”, “Google Analytics” and the information regarding social platforms under “Social Plugins”)


1.   Login as a specific participant of a VBC training module

Participants of a VBC training module generate their own password for the learning management system (LMS) and thus have access to learning-specific information. Specific applications that the participant can access are: Online Preparation (OP), Sales Competency Check (SCC), E-Learning, Short Films and Online Transfer Check (OTC).

In this context, the following personal data is processed:

• Title
• First name
• Last name
• Email address
• Training module visited (event number)

When using the content that is provided as part of the training activity, the results are stored for the purpose of performance analysis and general statistics. In addition, in the case of SCC, the personal data is automatically anonymized after 3 months.


2.    Contacting VBC ("Contact form")

The website offers the possibility to complete a contact form to ask a question, request a callback or feedback, or submit a comment.


In this context, the following personal data is processed:

• Last name
• Telephone number
• Email
• Time window for the callback
• Comment/request
• In the case of a request for training, the name of the training module is recorded


Further information is also collected, in particular data at the time the contact form is submitted. When the request is received, a confirmation message is triggered.


3.    Online application form

The website offers the possibility of completing franchise application forms, trainer application forms and assistant trainer application forms online.


In this context, the following personal data is processed:

• Title
• First name
• Last name
• Street
• Postal code
• Town
• Phone/mobile number
• Email
• Answer to the question: Where did you hear about VBC?


Further information is also collected, in particular data at the time the online application form is submitted. When the request is received, a confirmation message is triggered.


4.    Registration for the VBC download area

The website offers the possibility to download presentations on VBC lectures, valuable tips and checklists free of charge in the download area.

The website offers the possibility to register for this service, during which time the following data is elicited:

• Gender
• First name
• Last name
• Company
• User name
• Email address
• Password
• Confirm password

5.    Data collection for initiation, completion and fulfilment of order

The Client and the Contractor undertake to maintain secrecy regarding all matters arising in connection with the performance of the contract. The Client and the Contractor undertake to transfer the obligation of secrecy to their employees and vicarious agents. Cases where there is a legal obligation to provide information are excluded from this obligation.


The Client provides the personal data necessary for initiation, conclusion and/or fulfilment of the contract.


This data is stored for the necessary transaction, but generally not passed on to third parties. Of course, all personal data of the Client or his employees and representatives are treated confidentially and protected against unauthorized access. Customer data will only be transferred to third parties if this is necessary to fulfil an order or to provide a service.


In this context, the following personal data is processed:

• Gender
• Company
• Title
• First name
• Last name
• Street
• House no.
• Postal code
• Town
• Telephone number

• Fax number
• Email address
• Function
• (Details of the respective sales training projects)

6.    Optimization of the use of the website

This includes cookies, Google Analytics and any social plugins.

Personal data
Personal data is all data that personally identifies users (= data subjects).
No personal data is collected on this website in this context, unless a data subject provides it voluntarily or allows the use of cookies or has active social platform settings (see below).

The personal data is only used within the company for the purposes specified. Personal data will only be transmitted within the company or to third parties if this is appropriate (for example with regard to cookies or settings on the social platforms) or necessary for the performance of an order or the provision of a service.

Rights of data subjects
Users of this website are not obligated to provide personal data to VBC. However, certain functions can only be performed if the necessary data is provided.

Every data subject has extensive rights in accordance with the GDPR, which ensures secure processing of the personal data. In accordance with current legislation, data subjects have the following rights (under the conditions of applicable law):

• Checking if and which personal data is stored about them and obtaining copies of this data
• Requesting rectification, completion or deletion of personal data that is incorrect or improperly processed
• Restricting the processing of personal data
• In certain circumstances, objecting to the processing of their personal data or revoking prior consent given for processing, whereby such revocation shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing until its revocation
• Requesting data transmission
• Information regarding the identity of third parties to whom their personal data is transmitted
• Filing a complaint with the data protection authority

For any requests for data protection, in particular regarding these rights, please contact

Duration of data storage

Personal data is processed until permission is revoked by the data subject. If the data subject withdraws consent to VBC, the data will be deleted – unless there is another legal basis not to do so. Consent can be revoked at any time by sending notification in this regard to

Personal data is usually stored in accordance with the statutory retention requirements (see also and deleted at the end of the statutory retention period. Alternatively, data is deleted or corrected if it is incorrect. In addition, VBC uses data exclusively for statistical purposes, in which case measures such as pseudonymization or anonymization are used where appropriate.


When visiting this website, information texts (“cookies”) are stored on the user’s computer, which allows the website to recognize the user during subsequent visits. This makes it possible for the website to be optimally adapted to the interests of the user.

Users who do not consent to the storage of cookies on their computer can disable the use of cookies in their browser. If they do so, it is possible that they may not be able to make full use of all the features of this website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on users’ computers and that make an analysis of the use of the website possible. The information generated by the cookie regarding the use of this website (including users’ IP addresses) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google uses this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services related to website activity and Internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties if so required by law or if these third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate user IP addresses with other data of Google.

Users can prevent the installation of cookies by a corresponding browser setting. If they do so, it is possible that they may not be able to make full use of all the features of this website. By using this website, the user agrees to the processing of the data collected about them by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.

Social plugins
This website uses plugins/features of the social networks Facebook, Twitter and others. For privacy reasons, these are disabled by default and must be explicitly activated by the user in order to be used.

Before your activate these, VBC recommends that you note the following regarding the individual providers:

This website uses social plugins from the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Once the plugin has been activated, a direct connection between the user’s browser and the Facebook server is established. Facebook receives the information that the user has visited this website with his IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, contents of the VBC pages can be linked to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit of the VBC pages with the user account.

VBC points out that VBC, as the provider of the pages, is not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. More information can be found in Facebook's privacy policy under If users do not want Facebook to associate visits to VBC pages with their Facebook user account, they must log out of their Facebook user account.

Features of the service Twitter are integrated on the VBC pages. These features are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Retweet” feature, the visited websites are linked to the user's Twitter account and shared with other users. This also involves transmission of data to Twitter.

VBC points out that VBC, as the provider of the pages, is not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For more information in this regard, please visit Twitter's Privacy Policy at The privacy settings on Twitter can be changed in your account settings.

The Google +1 button allows information to be published worldwide. The Google +1 button provides users and other users with personalized content from Google and its partners. Google stores both the fact that you have given a piece of content a +1 and information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. A +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet.

Google records information about +1 activity to improve Google's services. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name that you have used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other information that identifies you.

In addition to the uses outlined above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection policies. Google may publish summarized statistics about users' +1 activity or share it with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliate websites.

Webtracking SalesViewer®

On this website, data is collected and stored by the SalesViewer® technology of SalesViewer® GmbH for purposes of marketing, market research and optimization, on the basis of the legitimate interests of the website operator (Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) GDPR).

To this end, javascript-based code is used for the collection and corresponding use of business-related information. The data collected using this technology is encrypted using a non-retrievable one-way function (hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymized and not used to personally identify the visitor to this website.

You can object to data collection and storage at any time with effect for the future by clicking on this link HERE to prevent future collection of data by SalesViewer® within this website. An opt-out cookie for this website is stored on the user device. After deleting cookies in this browser, click this link again.
If you as the user have any further questions in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact us on


The General Terms and Conditions of VBC can be downloaded as a PDF here:
General Terms and Conditions