Legal Information

Media Owner and Publisher

Sebastian Schmidgen
6263 Fügen, Austria


Basic line is a privat, nonprofit online medium, independent of political parties, institutions and interest groups focused on electronic music, art, consciousness education.


Our site uses cookies from Google Analytics, Google Web Fonts, Google Maps, ShareThis and Cloudflare CDN. This note is also based on the EUs protection directive ePrivacy 2009/136/EC. In Austria this directive was implemented in § 96 par. 3 of the Telecommunications Act (TKG) and the Data Protection Amendment Act 2018.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific device-related information on users’ access devices (PCs, smartphones, etc.). They serve the user-friendliness of websites (e.g. saving of login data), on the other hand they are also used for recording statistical data of the website usage and to analyse this data for improving the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers offer an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, we would like to point out that the use and in particular the comfort of use are limited without cookies. Many corporate online advertising cookies can be managed through the US-American site or the EU-site .

How are cookies used?

Our pages use session cookies to store, for example, your chosen language and your display settings (such as contrast and font size). These cookies are removed from your computer when you close your browser. We also use a limited number of persistent cookies. These remain stored on your computer until you delete them or they expire after one year. They contain the following information:

  • state (collapsed or expanded) of some menus and widgets
  • selected tab in the widgets
  • information that allows us to make a web analysis (which pages you have visited, how long you have been on each page, how you found our portal, etc.)

Although accepting cookies is not essential to using the portal’s main features, it makes the browsing experience more enjoyable. You can, however, delete or block these cookies. The cookie information is not intended to identify you personally and the collected data on your browsing behaviour will not be disclosed. The cookies are not used for purposes other than those outlined here.

Control over cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies at will. You can delete all cookies stored on your computer and set most browsers to block cookies. In the latter case, however, you may need to manually make some settings each time you visit a page and accept an impaired functioning of some features.

Access data/server-logfiles

When accessing our website, logs are automatically created by the web server (logfiles). The access data include: name of the retrieved website, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, report on successful retrieval, browser type and version, user’s operating system, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP-address and the requesting provider. We use the log data solely for the purpose of operation, security and the technical optimization of the web server. These data can not be assigned to specific persons. These data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.


On this website we use the function “activation of IP anonymization”. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within European Union member states or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser within the scope of the use of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website are anonymized and usually transmitted and stored to a Google server in the United States. More information on Google’s dealing with user data in Google Analytics can be found in the Google’s Data Privacy Statement:
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You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software. However, please note that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your anonymized IP address) and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Maps

This site uses the mapping service Google Maps, which is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA,  via an API. To use the features of Google Maps your IP address must be stored. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. More information on Google’s dealing with user data can be found in the data privacy statement by Google:

Privacy Policy for the Use of Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer. More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at and in Google’s Data Privacy Statement:

Processing of Orders with Google

We have Data Processing Agreement with Google and are fully implementing the strict requirements for using Google Analytics of the Austrian data protection authorities.

Social-Media-Links & Social-Sharing with ShareThis

This website has social media pages with third-party providers that can be accessed via links from this site. By using these links you get to the respective Internet pages of the third-party providers (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest) and can also share the contents of the website. In this case, there is no data transfer by accessing our website. Once you have accessed the third-party site, you are the responsibility of the respective third-party providers and their data privacy statements and statements on data use apply. We have no influence on this, but recommend logging out of the respective third-party site before using a link to avoid unnecessary data transfer and the possible creation of a user profile by the third-party provider based on the use of the link.

Our website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the ShareThis social network operated by ShareThis, Inc., 4005 Miranda Avenue Suite 100, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1227 USA (“ShareThis”). You can recognizes the plugins e.g. by the buttons with a white arrow against a green background. An overview of the ShareThis plugins and what they look like can be found here:

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to the ShareThis servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by ShareThis directly to your browser and integrated into the page. By integrating ShareThis receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website and stores a cookie on your device to identify your browser. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a ShareThis server in the United States and stored there. ShareThis uses the data to create anonymized user profiles as the basis for interest-bade advertising for visitors of websites with ShareThis plugins.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by ShareThis can be found in the privacy policy of ShareThis:
You can also completely prevent the loading of ShareThis plugins with add-ons for your browser, eg: With the script blocker “NoScript” (

Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Cloudfare Content Delivery Network (CDN)

This website uploads resources (display cookie notice) through the Content Delivery Network of Cloudflare Inc. The service processes content data worldwide for performance improvement. For more information on this topic, as well as the related rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Cloudflare:


If you send us enquiries via e-mail or contact form, you details entered in the form, incl. the contact details given, are stored for processing your request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Your Rights

Basically you have the rights to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability, revocation and opposition (§45 DSG). If you belief that the processing of your data is against the data privacy regulations or feel that your data privacy rights have been violated in any other way, you can complain at the controlling authority. In Austria this is the Data Protection Authority. Contact partners for your questions on data privacy:

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