Who we are and what we do

Here at Austrian Adaptation, we believe very strongly in keeping your data & privacy confidential and secure. The following privacy policy outlines what data we collect and how it is used and shared.

Austrian Adaptation, found at https://austrianadaptation.com (‘Website’) is governed by the following privacy policy (Privacy Policy’). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The point of this policy is to inform you of what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This policy is only applied to this website.

Terms & Conditions

All content provided on Austrian Adaptation is for informational purposes only. We make no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of any information and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. Delicious brunch places close down, Austrian habits (eventually) change and opening hours are notoriously unpredictable (and sparse) in this country. We do our best to provide you with the most accurate information at all times.

If you discover one of our posts is a touch out of date, feel free to comment with an update, or contact us, other readers will definitely appreciate it.

Austrian Adaptation will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


We love when you leave comments on our blog posts and get involved with our discussions, we truly appreciate every single comment. That said, offensive language, racial slurs and any comments deemed inappropriate will be moderated accordingly. Austrian Adaptation reserves the right to edit or remove comments submitted to this blog without notice. Accordingly, Austrian Adaptation is not responsible or liable for any comments made by others on this blog

From our side, we collect the data shown in the comments form, such as your name and email, and your IP address and browser user agent string, to help with spam detection when you submit a comment.


We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the Website.

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Information Voluntarily Submitted to the Website by Readers

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address if you submit them personally. You may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. This is the ONLY way we collect information. We do not search for these details because that would be creepy. It is done voluntarily by you, our readers. You do not need to submit any voluntary information in order to use/read the website.

Automatically-Collected Information:

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website that is anonymized through aggregation.

When you use the Website for instance, our site will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We could also collect the details of actions you take on the Website, such as links clicked.

Your information has been made anonymous and only is viewed on an aggregate basis to provide a better experience on site.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, puppy gifs etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you had visited the other website.

Some websites that we may embed content from include Flickr, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. We reccommend you check the privacy policies of the relevant websites to understand how your data is dealt with.

Who we share your data with

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. We have anonymized our Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data.

Convertkit – This service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications (name is for “personalisation” of emails and to be polite)

Retargeting Ads – From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Disclaimer

From time to time, some of the links on this website and in newsletter communications are affiliate links, and if you purchase products or services through these links, we may get paid a small commission, the amount of which varies from product to product. This costs you absolutely nothing extra, but helps in the running costs of this blog so that we can keep putting out free, helpful content for you – and support the brunch habit necessary to keep that content relevant.

We will only ever place affiliate links to products we know, love and trust, and our opinions in blog posts are always entirely our own. 

You are not obligated to click on any link or purchase anything advertised. Note that the companies selling the products are third party, the products can change at their discretion, and the product availability, sales with the organization, and all transactions with the third party are not associated or conducted by Austrian Adaptation.

The Website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases – sometimes only pennies, but it all helps keep the blog running.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How Your Information May Be Used

  • In website operation and maintenance.
  • To send you newsletters. Each email promotion will provide an easy opt-out button.
  • To respond to your comments or enquiries.
  • To track and measure statistics or sometime advertising on the Website.
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

GDPR Compliance

  • We promise that we take data safety seriously and we use your private data only to offer a personalized experience.
  • We use cookies to track analytics and tailor your content accordingly.
  • We use Convertkit for our newsletter, which you can opt out of at any time.
  • If you subscribed to our newsletter, you will receive our regular newsletters. You can always unsubscribe at any time by following the link in email or by emailing us at carly@austrianadaptation.com. If you gave us your name, it will only be used to personalize the newsletters. Because we like to be polite y’all.
  • We have never sold, we are not selling, and we will not sell any of your personal data provided to us. Because, ew.
  • All of our affiliates are GDPR compliant.
  • You have the right to:
    – be informed regarding how the data is collected and used
    – have access to the data about you
    – ask us to change the data about you
    – ask us to delete the data about you
    – ask us to stop sending your newsletters

Austrian Adaptation abides by GDPR regulations, so if you wish to have your information (e.g. comments removed) and you’re an EU resident, please get in touch with us. We are happy to amend/remove your information/comments/email from the mailing list if you contact us. We do not retain secondary copies of commenters/reader contact information without permission. Similarly, we do not resell or share your contact information with third parties, nor will we ever. Similarly, once you opt out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed.

Information Regarding Children

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately. We will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Your contact information

If you have any questions about our privacy policy please get in touch: carly@austrianadaptation.com