AIT Smart Survey Datenschutzerklärung

AIT Smart Survey Privacy Policy

Data protection information in accordance with EU data protection basic regulation General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Status: June 2020

With the following information we provide you with an overview of how your personal data is processed and your rights according to data protection regulations in connection with the use of our demonstration and test access to the Smartphone-based survey of multimodal mobility behavior ("Smart Survey App").

Information on the responsible party

The responsible body with respect to users of the Smart Survey App in accordance with GDPR is

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Vienna
email address:

The contact details of the data protection officer of the person responsible are as follows

Michael Löffler
Giefinggasse 4
A-1210 Vienna

Processing purpose and data categories

The Smart Survey App is used to conduct mobility surveys using smartphones. The Smart Survey App is used to record the travel behavior of people who use the software on their smartphones. In addition, statistical socio-demographic data about the users and their households are collected via an online personal questionnaire and a household questionnaire. All personal data is only collected if the data subjects consent to the processing of their data.

The following categories of data are collected and processed from users of the Smart Survey App in order to automatically determine their travelled routes and the means of transport used.

  • User ID
  • Start and end points of paths
  • Smartphone sensor data during the routes together with the date and time:
  • Localization from GPS
  • Sensor data of the acceleration sensor
  • GPS coordinates of the home address and work address as well as further stays.
  • Answers in personal and household questionnaires

Data storage and rights of data subjects

All collected data will be stored in Austria. It will be treated strictly confidential and will only be used for research work related to the development and improvement of technological solutions in the field of mobility data collection. The data collected by the Smart Survey App is stored for 10 years. All evaluations published for the purpose of disseminating research results are in aggregated form and do not allow any conclusions about your person. By using the Smart Survey App, you give your express consent that the data collected may be used for the improvement of innovative tools to survey individual mobility behavior and for research purposes based on this. You have the right to request information about the personal data stored about you. Furthermore, you have the right to correct or delete your data. Under the more detailed conditions of the GDPR, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your data or its transfer. You also have the right to object to the processing of your data.

If your data are processed on the basis of your consent, you can revoke this consent at any time. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the date of revocation. If you wish to exercise your rights, please contact: If you are of the opinion that the processing of your data violates data protection regulations, you can file a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority. In Austria, the data protection authority ( ) is responsible for handling complaints.

Delete your data

To delete all your data irretrievably, please contact us at: