Privacy Policy

Privacy policy and information according to Art 13 DS-GVO, 1st of January 2023

The protection of your information is very important to us. The information is, therefore, processed exclusively based on the applicable statutory law provisions GDPR, DSG, and TKG 2003. In this privacy policy, we inform you about the most important aspects of the data processing within our website. Our Privacy Policy explains how WeXelerate collects, uses, and discloses information about you. The terms ”WeXelerate,”, “we,” “us,” and “our” include WeXelerate GmbH and our affiliates. We use the terms “client,” “user,” “you,” and “your” to mean any person using our services, attending related events, receiving information from us, including any organization or person using WeXelerate services on an organization’s behalf. This Privacy Policy applies to the processing of information about users and other individuals that we collect when you use our services and platforms, which means any event, workshop, website, application, or services we offer, or when you communicate with us. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the information that you may provide to third parties, such as users, and others with whom you may share information about yourself.

To make this Privacy Policy easier to understand, we have provided summaries at the beginning of each paragraph. These summaries are not part of the official policy.

weXelerate GmbH (idF for short: weXelerate) is an innovation ecosystem and consults companies, provides space for innovators, facilitates collaboration between players and empowers people and organizations to maximize their innovation potential.

Who is responsible for data processing?
The responsible party for data processing is weXelerate GmbH
Praterstraße 1
1020 Wien
T: +43 676 841 279 211

We collect information about you when you:
Book our space;
Apply for a program;
Attend an event or workshop;
Use our space
Sign up or use any other service provided by us;
Visit our website; and
Communicate with us.
We also collect information, such as usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and similar technologies.

We collect information that you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information that you provide when you create your profile, choose interests or groups, fill out a form, or communicate with us. The types of information that we may collect include your name, username, password, email address, postal address, phone number, payment method data, photos, choices of interests, fields of work, and any other information that you choose to provide. We are processing this information to administer our relationship and provide you with fitting opportunities and to indicate your interest to other users.

When you use our services and platforms, we automatically collect information about you, including:
Log Information: We collect log information about your use of services and platforms, including the type of browser that you use; the time, duration and frequency of your access; Platform pages viewed; your IP address; and the page you visited before visiting our Platform.
Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device that you use to access our services and platforms, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information.
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We and our service providers collect information using various technologies, including cookies and pixel tags (which are also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels). Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Platform and your experience, and track usage of our Platform. Pixel tags are electronic images that may be used in our Platform or emails and track usage of our Platform and effectiveness of communications. Two types of cookies are used on this website:
Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave our website and are automatically deleted after the end of your visit.
Persistent cookies: For better usability, cookies are stored on your device and allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website.
Web analysis:We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Google Analytics: This website uses Google Analytics for web analytics. This is a service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”. The information generated by this “cookie” about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. By means of EU-Commission standard data protection clauses Google is contractually bound to guarantee a level of protection essentially equivalent to that guaranteed within the EU by the GDPR. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. We also use a pseudonumous assignment to understand your use across devices. However, no personal information will be forwarded to Google. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; However, please be aware that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
If you do not want information about your website visit to be transmitted to Google Analytics, you have the option of installing a “deactivation add-on” for your browser. In addition, we have made settings that Google Analytics deletes the last part of the IP addresses of visitors to our website. Hereby we do not come into possession of data that allow us to draw conclusions about your person. You may opt-out of Google Analytics data collection and storage at any time by downloading and installing a browser add-on to disable Google Analytics for your browser. Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users, viewable under the following Link.
More information can be found at: Google Tools or Google Support (general information about Google Analytics and privacy).
Facebook Website Custom Audience:This site incorporates a pixel from Facebook Ireland Limited (Website Custom Audience Pixel). Through these pixels, information about your use of this website (such as information about viewed articles) is pseudonymized. The information collected can be used to personalize you, e.g. on your Facebook account to promote with preferred product groups and products.
Use of Facebook social plugins:This website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition “Social Plug-in of Facebook” or “Facebook Social Plugin”. An overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found here: If you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and incorporated by this into the website. By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are currently not logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the US and stored there.
If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example, click the “Like” button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information will also be posted on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends. Facebook may use this information for advertising, market research, and tailor-made Facebook pages. For this purpose, Facebook uses usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website in relation to the advertisements displayed on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of Facebook.
If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Facebook:
The data processing takes place based on the legal regulations of the § 96 Sec 3 TKG as well as Art 6(1)(a) (consent) and / or Art 6(1)(f) (legitimate interest) of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Use of YouTube plugins:Our website incorporates videos from the YouTube portal, a Google Inc. company (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). When you play a video, it will connect to the YouTube or Google servers. This will be passed to these servers, which of our websites you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of YouTube, YouTube assigns this information to your personal user account. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google or YouTube, as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, can be found in Google’s privacy policy:
If you do not want Google or YouTube to directly associate the data collected through our website with your profile, you can completely prevent the Google Plugins from loading even with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “No Script” (
The data processing takes place based on the legal regulations of the § 96 Sec 3 TKG as well as Art 6(1)(a)(consent) and / or Art 6(1)(f) (legitimate interest) of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Use of SalesViewer tag: This website uses SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interests (Section 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR) in order to collect and save data on marketing, market research and optimisation purposes.

In order to do this, a javascript based code, which serves to capture company-related data and according website usage. The data captured using this technology are encrypted in a non-retrievable one-way function (so-called hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymised and is not used to identify website visitors personally.

The data stored by Salesviewer® will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them.

The data recording and storage can be repealed at any time with immediate effect for the future, by clicking on in order to prevent SalesViewer® from recording your data. In this case, an opt-out cookie for this website is saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in the browser, you will need to click on this link again.

Other Information: With your permission, we may collect other information from you if you have specifically agreed to it.

We may collect information about you from other sources like information from other Third-Party Sources. To provide you with more tailored recommendations, we may obtain information about you from publicly and commercially available sources and other third parties as permitted by law. For more information about the data that we obtain from these providers, please contact us via e-mail.

We use information about you to:
Operate, improve, promote, and protect weXelerate, our service and platform;
Communicate with you; and Personalize content.

We may use information about you for various purposes related to operating our service and platforms, including to:
Provide, maintain, and improve our service and platform, including to process transactions, develop new products and services, and manage the performance;
Display information about you, for instance, your list of interests / fields of work, which will be visible on your profile physically in the space and online;
Personalize our service and platforms, for example, to suggest content in which we think you may be interested;
Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities about our service and platforms;
Detect, investigate, and prevent fraudulent transactions, abuse, and other illegal activities; to protect the rights, property, or safety of weXelerate and others; to enforce compliance with our policies; and to comply with applicable law and government requests; and
Perform accounting and administrative tasks, and enforce or manage legal claims.

We may use information about you for various purposes related to communicating with you, including to:
Respond to your comments, questions, and requests, and provide customer service;
Communicate with you, in accordance with your account settings, about products, services, and events offered by us and others, to provide news and information that we think will be of interest to you, to conduct online surveys, and to otherwise communicate with you in accordance with Section 2.3; and Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support, and administrative messages.

We may use information about you for various other purposes, including to:
Provide content, features, or sponsorships that match your profile or interests;
Facilitate contests, programs and other promotions;
Combine with information that we collect for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy; and
Carry out any other purposes described to you at the time that we collected the information.

Our legal basis for collecting and using the information described above will depend on the type of information and the specific context in which we collect it.
We process information about you to provide our services in accordance with our Terms and Conditions, for example to allow you to join our community, or to display your profile to other members, and to allow us to send you important service updates.
We also process information about you where it is in our legitimate interests to do so and not overridden by your rights (for example, in some cases for direct marketing, fraud prevention, network and information systems security, responding to your communications, the operation of networks of groups by the network administrators, and improving our platforms).
In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect information about you, or may otherwise need the information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.
We may also process information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract.

We do not share information about you in any way other than as described in this privacy policy.
We may disclose information about you:
to members, partners, on our website or on social media services, subject to the choices you may make via your application and service agreements;
to our third-party service providers who help us to operate or improve our service and platforms;
to authorities to comply with legal obligations and to protect and defend our rights and property;
and to an affiliate or successor entity as part of a corporate transaction.
We may also share de-identified or aggregated information.

We share some of the information that we collect by displaying it in our Community or on our Platforms according to your service agreements and choices.

In case of success stories worth sharing you can contact us or we contact you regarding the publication of the story in our community and platforms.

Beyond connecting to your local weXelerate community, becoming a member of weXelerate comes with the opportunity to connect and collaborate with the global weXelerate Network. To facilitate this opportunity of exchanging and collaborating on a global level, WeXelerate provides you with access to our own social networking platform, the Community App. To create your personal profile on the community app, we will share some information about you with the provider of the Community App, WeXelerate GmbH, Lindengasse 56 / 18-19, 1070 Vienna, Austria. Until you actively join the Community App, this shared information will be only available to the responsible employees of WeXelerate GmbH and the employees of WeXelerate.
To learn more about who weXelerate GmbH is, how it will treat and keep safe your personal data, and how you can direct the processing of your personal data, please look at the Data Policy.

We may use service providers to helps us operate and improve our service and platform as well as to assist us with certain functions, such as payment processing, email transmission, conducting surveys or contests, data hosting, managing our ads, and some aspects of our technical and customer support. We take measures to ensure that these service providers access, process, and store information about you only for the purposes we authorize, subject to confidentiality obligations.

We may access, preserve, and disclose information about you to third parties, if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, applicable law, regulation, legal process, or audits. We may also disclose information about you if we believe that your actions are inconsistent with our Terms and Conditions or related guidelines and policies, or if necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of, or prevent fraud or abuse of, weXelerate or others.

If weXelerate is involved in a merger, acquisition, financing, reorganization, bankruptcy, or sale of our assets, information about you may be shared, sold, or transferred as part of that transaction. We may also share information about you with current or future corporate parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates.

For the purpose of analyzing space performance, user behavior, tariff compliance and other key figures and facts we collect, process and use data from access systems, in particular but not exclusively when and where you entered or left the premises. Such data might also be provided from third parties to us.

We may de-identify or aggregate information about you and share it freely, so that you can no longer be identified. We may also share information about you with your consent or at your direction or where we are legally entitled to do so.

With your permission, we may allow others to use technologies that collect information about you to provide analytic services, and to serve ads for services. You may be able to disable the collection or use of this information.
We use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information and have implemented technical and organizational measures in line with industry best practices. These precautions relate to protection against unauthorized, unlawful or accidental access, processing, loss, use and manipulation. We cannot guarantee these controls will provide absolute security. Please note that we therefore accept no liability whatsoever for the disclosure of information due to non-caused errors in data transmission and / or unauthorized access by third parties. (for example: hacking of e-mail accounts or telephones, interception of faxes etc.).
This privacy policy is periodically updated, and does not apply to third parties.

With your permission, we may allow others to use cookies, web beacons, device identifiers, and other technologies to collect information about your use of our service and platforms and other websites and online services.

We generally retain personal data that we collect from you until the end of our business relationship or till the end of the legally required retention period. If you are a client, potential client, previous client we safe your personal data for marketing until you object or withdraw your consent.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that you provide to third parties, such as other members, external event / workshop organizers and network administrators, and others with whom you may share information about you. Our service and platforms may direct you to a third-party service, such as social media services, or a portion of our platforms may be controlled by a third party. Disclosure of information to these third parties is subject to the relevant third party’s privacy policy. We are not responsible for the third-party privacy policy or content, even if we link to those services from our platforms or if we share information with these third parties.

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will provide notice to you by publishing the most current version and revising the date at the top of this page. If we make any material change to this policy, we will provide additional notice to you, such as by sending you an email.

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You can cancel the subscription to the newsletter at any time. Please send your cancellation to the following e-mail address: or use the integrated “cancel”-function.

Irrespective of your nationality or place of residence, among other rights, we grant to you all the rights relating to your personal data that the European General Data Protection Regulation provides for data subjects. These rights include:
The rights to access your data:You have the right to request access to the personal data that we have collected about you and to request specific information and insights on how we treat, share, store and otherwise process this personal data.
The right to rectification:In the case personal data that we store about you is incorrect, inaccurate, or outdated you have the right to demand that we correct these errors. To exercise this right, it is sufficient to just point the errors out in an email to the address given below.
The right to erasure:In certain situations, you have the right to demand from us the erasure of your personal data. This applies, for instance, if your personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or processed or if you withdraw your consent on which the processing is based. To learn more about your “right to be forgotten” read Article 17(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation. At all times you are free to withdraw this consent by stating so in an email or by initiating the deletion of your personal profile. 5.4 The right to object to processing of your information, asking us to restrict processing of your information, or requesting the portability of your information.
The right to opt out from receiving marketing communications:You can exercise this right by selecting the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing emails we send you. Additionally, you may update your email preferences by changing the settings in your account.
The right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of data:For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities in the European Union are available here. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities in the European Union are available here.
Governing Law:As far as permitted by law, this Data Policy and its terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the data protection laws of Austria and any legal dispute concerning this data policy, its interpretation, and our handling of your personal data shall be adjudicated in Austrian jurisdiction.

If you want to exercise your rights, have any queries on this policy, wish to contact us or know further details on how we use personal data please contact us electronically via E-Mail.


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