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Information Requirements

On these pages, we inform you in accordance with Art. 13 and 14 GDPR about the processing of your personal data and the rights that you are entitled to as a data subject.

Name and contact details

Party responsible for data processing:

Österreich Werbung

Vordere Zollamtsstraße 13, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Tel.: +43 1 588 66-0

Fax: +43 1 588 66-40

E-Mail: datenschutz@austria.info

 

No data protection officer has been appointed, as this is not legally required.

 

Purposes and legal basis of the processing

We process

  • the personal data of guests and parties interested in taking holidays in Austria on the basis of their consent given when ordering informational material, participating in competitions or ordering our newsletter,
  • the personal data of subscribers to our tourism research publications in order to fulfil our contractual obligations,
  • the personal data of Austrian and international tourism companies and tourism partners - on the basis of their consent to receive informational material, fulfil contractual obligations or carry out pre-contractual measures and on the basis of predominant legitimate interests - that are assigned to us as a national Austrian tourism organisation due to our role and terms of reference.

 

Processed data categories

For guests and anyone interested in Austria, personal data such as name, address, language, and if provided also date of birth, e-mail address, tel. no. and special interests are stored and processed. In addition, we store the source of the contact and the type of inquiry, notes on registration or consent, the materials sent and associated advertising measures, as well as details of the previous activities and contacts.

As part of our tourism research, we may process statistical data, e.g. on overnight stays or customer satisfaction.

From subscribers to our studies and publications in the field of tourism research, we process, in addition to name, address and electronic contact data, also the name, address and type of the company associated, as well as the name and e-mail address of the other authorised users. When studies are downloaded over the internet, we save the time and the network address in order to detect downloads that are in violation of the contract.

From Austrian and international tourism partners we process, in addition to name, address and electronic contact details, also information on contact persons and their responsibilities, information on previous inquiries and activities, offers and deals, invitations and similar data resulting from our business and advertising activities.

 

Recipient of personal data

We do not disclose personally identifiable information about guests and those interested in Austria to third parties. Enquirers are only linked to regional tourism organisations at their explicit request, e.g. if the requested information is not available from Österreich Werbung.

Publications and the contact information of our tourism partners will be published on the websites of Österreich Werbung, if desired and agreed upon. In the course of networking events, contact details of the participants and appointments between the participants of the event are exchanged.

 

Duration of data storage

Data which we process exclusively on the basis of consent is stored until consent is revoked by the data subject.

Data on contractual relationships is stored as long as required owing to statutory documentation and proof obligations. As a rule, this is seven years, in exceptional cases, e.g. in disputes or with certain contract objects, this can also lead to a longer storage period.

Data on Austrian tourism companies and tourism partners, which we need to fulfil our responsibilities as an Austrian tourist organisation, will be stored for as long as is necessary for this purpose. As a rule, they are deleted three years after the end of the partner's business activity.

Certain data which we need to defend legal claims will also be kept for the period of the statute of limitations (usually three years).

 

Data subject rights

You can revoke your consent at any time. Please use the technical options provided for this purpose. You can also contact the addresses listed above.

By contacting the above addresses you can, at any time,

  • request information about the data stored regarding you,
  • demand the correction, deletion or restriction of the processing of the data stored,
  • assert your right to data portability in accordance with the data protection provisions.

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your data, insofar as it is used for the purpose of direct advertising. If we process your data on the basis of our overriding legitimate interests, you may object to the processing for reasons that arise from your particular situation.

You also have the option to file a complaint with the Austrian Data Protection Authority.

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