Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is of particular concern to us. We therefore process your data exclusively on the basis of the statutory provisions. We have drawn up this privacy policy in order to explain the most important aspects of data processing to you in accordance with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but we have tried to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible.

Who we are

The Railway Portal is operated by Ing. Georg Vesely / Engineering Office for Railway Infrastructure Technology, Schumanngasse 70/7, 1170 Vienna, Austria. The address of our website is

You can reach us by e-mail at or via our contact form.

Contact forms / Contact with us

If you contact us using the form on the website or by e-mail, the data you provide will be stored by us for one year for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.


We store your personal data that you submit when you register for the newsletter. Our newsletters are sent using MailChimp, an online service of the company “The Rocket Science Group, LLC”, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA. You can view MailChimp’s privacy policy at MailChimp Privacy Policy or further documents at


When visitors post comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and user agent string (this identifies the browser) to help detect spam.

An anonymised string can be created from the email address (also called a hash) and passed to the Gravatar service to check if it is being used. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here: After a comment has been approved, the profile picture is publicly visible in the context of the comment.


This website uses “cookies”. These are small text files that are stored on your end device with the help of the browser. They don’t do any harm. We use cookies to make our offer user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. They enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit. If you do not want this, you can set up your browser so that it informs you about the setting of cookies and that you only allow this in individual cases. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website. These websites may collect data about visitors, use cookies, embed additional third party tracking services and record interaction with this embedded content.

Automatic data storage

Nowadays, when you visit websites, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website. When you visit our website, as you are doing right now, our web server (the computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores data such as the IP address of your device, the addresses of the sub-pages you have visited, details of your browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Edge,…) and the date and time. We do not use this data and generally do not pass it on, but we cannot rule out the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful conduct.

Data analytics services

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics, provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses targeted cookies. You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s privacy policy: You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

This website also uses, a tool for the statistical analysis of visitor access, operated by Automattic Inc, 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA, using the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc, 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA and comScore Inc, 11950 Democracy Drive, Suite 600 Reston, VA 20190, USA. also uses cookies. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can object to the collection and use of data by Quantcast with effect for the future by clicking on the “Click here to opt-out” link to set an opt-out cookie in your browser: You can object to the collection and use of data by comScore with effect for the future by setting an opt-out cookie in your browser here: If you delete these or all cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookies again.

Your rights

In principle, you have the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability, revocation and objection. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can contact us or complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the data protection authority.

You can reach us using the following contact details: