Data Privacy Policy

Tourismusverband Bergheim (hereinafter referred to as “Tourist Office”) is responsible for the processing of your personally identifiable data on our website. Relevant data pertaining to the Tourist Office itself may be found in the imprint.

Data Privacy

We take the protection of your personally identifiable data very seriously. We process your personally identifiable data in accordance with statutory data privacy regulations as well as with this privacy policy. As a rule, use of our website is possible without having to provide personally identifiable data. Insofar as personally identifiable data (for example name, postal address or email addresses) is collected on our webpages, this is done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis.

Data Protection Officer

Data Processing Agents, Recipients

We process your personally identifiable data with the support of data processing agents who assist us in providing specific services (e.g. web hosting, email newsletter distribution services etc.). These data processing agents are required to protect your personally identifiable data with utmost care and may not process your personally identifiable data for any other purposes than to provide services to you on our behalf. Aside from our data processing agents, your personally identifiable data will only be shared with industry-typical service providers such as banks (in order to make funds transfers to you), tax consultants (for accounting purposes, if necessary), shipping providers (in order to send materials to you), etc.

Services

In order to operate our website, we use third-party services in the following areas:

  • web hosting (Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG) ) for the storage of data, operation of the website
  • web analysis (Google Analytics) in order to conduct statistical analysis of use of our website

Scripts

A script is a form of software which provides certain functions, processes data and which connects our website to third-party services, such as web analysis products provided by Google Analytics. Further information about scripts can be found on WIKIPEDIA. In order to operate our website, we use scripts from the following third-party providers:

  • Google Analytics for web analysis

Cookies, Session Storage & Local Storage

This website stores information in cookies as well as local storage. Cookies and local storage make websites more user-friendly and efficient for you. A cookie is a small text file used to store information. When you visit a website, the website may install a cookie on your computer. If you subsequently return to the website, the website is able to read the data of the previously stored cookie and thereby determine, for example, whether or not you had previously visited the website and, if so, what areas of the website were of particular interest to you. Further information about cookies can be found on WIKIPEDIA. Session storage and local storage are a kind of further development of cookies with a similar function and similar purpose, likewise used to store information. Further information about session storage and local storage may be found on  WIKIPEDIA.

Changing Your Browser Settings

By changing their web browser’s settings, users can determine how the web browser deals with cookies, session storage and local storage, as well as which storage processes are permitted or blocked. Precisely where those settings may be found depends on the web browser you are using. You will be able to find detailed information by visiting the help section of your current web browser. (Many browsers compile all services under the header “Cookies”. If cookies are deactivated, session storage and local storage are likewise deactivated.) If the use of cookies, session storage and local storage is restricted, under certain circumstances not all functions of this website will be available to the fullest extent.

Use of cookies, session storage and local storage by our website

The following elements of our website use cookies, session storage or local storage:

  • Elements that are absolutely necessary in order to guarantee basic functions of our website

    • Consent function – stores your consent to the use of cookies
    • Revocation function – stores your revocation of consent to web analysis by Google Analytics.

  • Functional elements in order to ensure the website performs correctly
  • Analysis elements, in order to improve the user experience. 

    • Google Analytics (please refer to the separate section)

Cookies on our website

Cookiepurpose
cookies_acceptedstores consent to the use of cookies 

_ga

collects information about site visits: statistics pertaining to visits by a specific computer

_gid

recognizes a user returning within 24 hours of a first visit

__cfduidused by CloudFlare in order to provide CDN 
anonymousIdentification Feratel Deskline, improves usage behavior. Stores search data as well as shopping basket 
AspxAutoDetectCookieSupportchecks whether the browser supports cookies
APISID, NID, SID, 1P_JARGoogle uses these cookies in order to display custom advertising to website visitors 
HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISIDThese cookies are used by Google Cookies in order to provide access to information about videos hosted on YouTube 

_gat_UA_3166498_1

Identification code from the website to assist analysis of the website visit

ga-disable-UA-3166498-1

This cookie stores whether or not you have blocked tracking by Google 

Web analysis

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) on the basis of our legitimate prevailing interest (analysis of website use). To this end, we have entered into a contract for data processing with Google.

When you access our website, the software establishes a connection to the Google servers and data is transmitted to those servers, some of which are located in the USA. Google Analytics also uses cookies in order to store information about the website user and to analyze use of the website by website users.

This website utilizes the function “IP anonymization”. By means of this, within member states of the European Union as well as within other countries that are signatories to the European Economic Area treaty, Google will first truncate and thereby anonymize your IP address. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then truncated.

According to Google, Google will use the data collected in order to analyze use of the website, compile reports about website activities as well as provide other services related to use of the website and of the Internet in general.

Under certain circumstances, Google will also transmit this information to third parties, insofar as this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Detailed information about how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google’s own data privacy policy which may be read at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ or https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Deactivate Google Analytics 

In general, you can prevent your user data being collected on our webpage by selecting “do not track” in your web browser. Our website recognizes the “do not track” signal which your browser will subsequently send to all websites.

In general, you can prevent collection of your user data by Google Analytics on all websites by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

You can prevent collection of your user data by Google Analytics on this website only, by clicking on the following link. This will install an opt-out cookie that will prevent collection of your data whenever you visit this website in future:

Server Log File

For the purposes of monitoring the technical functionality as well as improving the reliability of the web server itself, and pursuant to the legitimate prevailing interest of the responsible party (technical safeguards), this website processes the following personally identifiable data in a server log file:

  • Accessed content
  • Time of server request
  • Browser type / Browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • IP adresse 
  • hostname

This data is only stored in personally identifiable form for a period of four hours. After this, the IP address and hostname are anonymized.

Contact Form

After you have sent the contact form, the personally identifiable data you have entered will be processed by our data protection officer for the purpose of processing your request pursuant to the consent you expressed by submitting the form, until such point as that consent is revoked. The user is under no legal or contractual obligation to provide personally identifiable data. Failure to do so will only mean that you will be unable to transmit your request and we will be unable to process it. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time in writing, though this will in no way affect the legality of our having processed your data prior to the moment your consent was revoked.

Catalog Order Form

After you have sent the order form, the personally identifiable data you have entered will be processed by our data protection officer for the purpose of processing your request pursuant to the consent you expressed by submitting the form, until such point as that consent is revoked. The user is under no legal or contractual obligation to provide personally identifiable data. Failure to do so will only mean that you will be unable to transmit your order and we will be unable to send you a catalog. Your personally identifiable data will only be shared with industry-typical recipients such as shipping providers and agencies processing data on our behalf. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time in writing, though this will in no way affect the legality of our having processed your data prior to the moment your consent was revoked.

Email Newsletter

By selecting the checkbox, you consent to the processing of the personally identifiable data you had entered by our data protection officer for the purposes of providing you with information about our herb hikes and herb workshops by means of an email newsletter until such point as you revoke or rescind your consent. Furthermore, over the course of the same time period we process your technical data such as IP address, the precise time you expressed your consent or completed the double opt-in process in order to maintain evidence of your consent in compliance with our legal obligations to do so. The user is under no legal or contractual obligation to provide personally identifiable data. Failure to do so will only mean that you will be unable to receive an email newsletter. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time in writing, or by clicking on the unsubscribe link contained in the email newsletter itself. This will in no way affect the legality of our having processed your data prior to the moment your consent was revoked. Likewise, you can revoke your consent to the use of your personally identifiable data for the purposes of direct advertising. Should you choose to do so, your personally identifiable data will no longer be processed for the purposes of sending you direct advertising within the scope of an email newsletter.

Your Rights

You have the right to receive information about the personally identifiable data we have collected about you, to have that information corrected or deleted, as well as to restrict the processing of said personally identifiable data. Insofar as the legal foundation for the processing of your personally identifiable data rests in your consent or in a contract which has been concluded with you, you also have the right to be granted ready accessibility or transferability of such data. You have the right to revoke any consent you may have expressed pertaining to the processing of your personally identifiable data. The legality of our having processed your personally identifiable data until such point as your consent is revoked shall in no way be affected. You have the right to revoke consent to the processing of your personally identifiable data for the purposes of direct advertising. In the event you should indeed revoke your consent, your personally identifiable data will no longer be processed for the purposes of direct advertising. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent oversight authority (Austrian Data Protection Authority, Wickenburggasse 8, 1080 Wien, dsb@dsb.gv.at).