Data protection

Privacy settings

The protection of your personal data is very important to voestalpine Stahl GmbH, voestalpine-Straße 3, A-4020 Linz (hereinafter "we," "us") and its subsidiaries (together "voestalpine"). voestalpine complies with all applicable legal provisions pertaining to the protection, lawful handling and confidentiality of personal data as well as those pertaining to data security, particularly the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Telecommunications Act (Telekommunikationsgesetz).

This privacy declaration informs you about the nature, scope and purposes of the collection and use of your personal data by us in connection with your visit and the use of our website at

Privacy documents are available for download at the bottom of the page.

Personal data

Personal data pertains to information about subjects such as natural persons whose identity is determined or at least determinable by means of the name, email address or IP address.


Should you contact us by email, telephone, fax or the contact form on our website, we will process the personal data you provide (including email, name, company, telephone number, fax number, your inquiry and any associated documents) for the purpose of processing your inquiry.


You have the opportunity on our website to subscribe to our newsletter. When subscribing you will be required to provide your title, name, email address and your confirmation that you agree to receive the newsletter and that your personal data will be processed by us.


Our website uses cookies that allow the website to recognize your browser on subsequent visits. These are small text files that the browser software stores on your end device and allow the website to optimally adapt to your specific interests. If you do not allow cookies to be stored on your computer, your browser can be configured to inform you about cookie settings and that you will allow this only in individual cases. You can also deactivate the use of cookies in your browser. It is important to note that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent if you deactivate cookies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies (small text files saved on your computer to help the website analyze user behavior). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. We use Google Analytics only whenever IP address anonymization is activated. In the Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, this means that your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services related to website activity and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser under Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of any cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Please note, however, that this may limit your ability to use full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at this link: Please visit or for additional information on the terms of use and data protection.

Legal basis, storage periods

Data are processed based on Art 6, Section 1, Letter a (Consent) and/or Letter f (Legitimate Interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The personal data processed is used for statistical evaluations and for the operation, security and optimization of the website (legitimate interest). Any further use of your personal data (such as newsletters) will be strictly subject to your consent. Unless an explicit storage period is specified at the time of collection, for example as part of a declaration of consent, your personal data will be deleted (or made anonymous) insofar as it is no longer required to fulfill the purpose for which it was stored and no legal storage obligation, e.g. commercial and tax law storage obligations, exists to the contrary.

Transmission and dissemination of personal data

Without your consent, we will not disclose your personal data collected based on your use of the website to any third party unless disclosure is necessary for the fulfilment of our obligations or we are required by law or a governmental agency to do so. voestalpine Stahl GmbH commissions service providers with the processing of personal data, for example within the framework of an IT support contract. These service providers are contractually obligated to comply with the provisions of pertinent data protection law.

Social Plugins

This website uses the plugins and functions of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. These functions are deactivated by default for data protection reasons and must be activated by you if you want to use them. Before you activate any of these functions, please note the following information on individual providers:


This website uses social plugins of the social network (operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). When activated, the plugin maintains a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Your IP address is shared with Facebook with the information that you have visited our site. Clicking on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account will link the content of our pages with your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to show visits to our pages in your user account. It is important to note that we as the provider of our web site have no knowledge of the content of transmitted data or any use by Facebook. Please see the privacy policy of Facebook at If you do not want Facebook to show any visits to our web site in your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account beforehand.


Twitter functions are integrated into our web pages. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc, Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the retweet function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and are made known to other users. Data are transferred to Twitter in the process. It is important to note that we as the provider of our web site have no knowledge of the content of transmitted data or any use by Twitter. Please see the privacy policy of Twitter at You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings.


You can publish information worldwide with the Google +1 button. You and other users can use the Google +1 button to receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information you enter and information about the page you viewed when you click on +1. Your +1 may be displayed as notices along with your profile name and photo in Google services, including search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that includes the name chosen for your profile. This name is used by all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you. In addition to the uses explained above, the information you provide will be used pursuant to the Google privacy policy. Google may publish combined statistics about the +1 activities of users or share these activities with users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated web sites.

Your rights and contact details

You are entitled to the right of information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability and objection. Whenever you consent to have your data processed, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing of your data. You have the option of submitting a complaint to governmental authorities at any time. The data protection organization of voestalpine can be contacted to answer any questions pertaining to data protection and the assertion of your rights. Please send any inquiries to This privacy policy will be amended from time to time.