The Evergreen Private Foundation holds stakes in multiple companies, mainly in the real estate, forestry and wood processing industries. The role of the Foundation is to strategically manage and to further develop these subsidiaries in a sustainable way. By engaging in traditional asset management activities, it is also ensured that the necessary funds are available for the following purposes:

The Evergreen Private Foundation aims to promote innovation in the forestry and timber industry and to support other non-profit and charitable causes.

The main founder is the Austrian entrepreneur Gerald Schweighofer. 
His aim in setting up what is now the Evergreen Private Foundation is to ensure and emphasise the sustainable philanthropic focus. In the case of the founder’s death, the charitable purpose will become the main objective of the then non-profitable private foundation.

The name “Evergreen” conveys the idea of sustainability and endurance.

The non-profit activities of the Evergreen Private Foundation are focused on two areas:

Projects

e.g. in the areas of education, social commitment and support for disadvantaged children

Financial support in the forestry and timber industry

including funding of innovation, research and development, and university education and training

Another objective of the Private Foundation is to give advice and support to the subsidiaries of the Evergreen Private Foundation in relation to donations and sponsorship, ensuring that projects are also funded in line with the foundation’s aims. 
Likewise, the Private Foundation can actively initiate projects that are in line with its aims and may encourage its subsidiaries to implement and support them.

The origins of the Evergreen Private Foundation date back to 1997.

The former Schweighofer Private Foundation was renamed the Evergreen Private Foundation in 2019.

Imprint

HS Timber Group GmbH
Favoritenstraße 7/2
1040 Vienna
AUSTRIA

Tel: +43 1 585 68 62-0
Fax: +43 1 585 68 62-20
Email: office(at)hs.at
Web: www.hs.at 

Type of business: Distribution of products and services of the wood processing industry, sales representative, trade, holding company functions, investment management, consulting

Privacy Policy

HS Timber Group GmbH is the owner of this website and is responsible for its content and compliance with the provisions of the statutory data protection regulations. The protection of your personal data is of major concern to us.

In order to transmit, display and constantly improve our online content, we collect certain personal data. For this purpose, data that your browser transmits during a query, such as your IP address when requesting web content (HTTP requests), data from the re-identification file (HTTP cookie) that is stored on your computer, where applicable, the webpage from which you arrived at our website (referrer information), as well as information related to the browser and operating system, and key words of any search queries. The collected data is not transmitted to third parties.

General information

The following notes give a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal data is all data that personally identifies you. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy listed under this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Its contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

Your data will be collected on the one hand, that you tell us. This may be e.g. to trade data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically when visiting the website through our IT systems. These are above all technical data (for example Internet browser, operating system or time of the page request). The collection of this data is automatic as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure a flawless provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

At any time you have the right to obtain free information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose and for further questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.
The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. As far as on our sides personal data (for example name, address or E-Mail addresses) are raised, this takes place, as far as possible, always on a voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an existing consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the case of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the Austrian Data Protection Authority, Barichgasse 40-42, 1030 Vienna.

www.dsb.gv.at

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from "http: //" to "https: //" and the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us can not be read by third parties.

Right to information, cancellation, blocking

At any time you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and a right to correct, block or delete this data. For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. 

Contradiction advertising emails

The use of published in the context of the imprint obligation contact information for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby rejected. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.

Cookies

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Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

These data can not be assigned to specific persons. A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.

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