Data protection


Information on the collection of personal data

In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, user behaviour. The person responsible in accordance with Art. 4 Para. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the Office of the Tyrolean Government, Department of South Tyrol, European Region and External Relations, Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz 3, 6020 Innsbruck,, +43 512 508 2342 (see imprint). When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, your name and telephone number if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after storage is no longer necessary or restrict processing if there are legal storage obligations. If we wish to use commissioned service providers or processors for individual functions of our offer or use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. We will also state the specified criteria for the storage period.

Your rights

You have the following rights in relation to the personal data concerning you:
• right to information,
• right of correction or deletion,
• right to restrict processing,
• right to object to the processing,
• right to data portability.

You also have the right to complain about the processing of your personal data by us. If you are of the opinion that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in any way, you can refer a complaint to the data protection authority.
Responsible for the processing of your data is the Office of the Tyrolean Government. You can contact the data protection officer of the Tyrol by post at Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz 3, 6020 Innsbruck and by e-mail at or by telephone at +43 512 508 1870.

Purpose and legal basis of data processing

The purpose of the present data processing is to present topics of relevance to the public and to provide contact data for relevant contact persons from various fields. The processing of personal data is based on the following legal principles:

Art. 6 (1) a GDPR refers to the consent to the processing of personal data of media representatives and persons who are not part of public life.

Art. 6 (1) c GDPR describes the legal obligation, Art. 6 (1) e GDPR refers to tasks in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority. According to LAD Decree No. 10, Division of Business of the Office of the Tyrolean Government, this includes internal contact details and public relations work.

Art. 6 (1) f GDPR focuses on the protection of legitimate interests. This includes the presentation of contact details of relevant contact persons and the processing of personal data of public figures for the purpose of public relations.

Collection of personal data when visiting our website

When using the website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser sends to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR)
• IP address
• Date and time of the request
• Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
• Content of the request (concrete page)
• Access status / HTTP status code
• Amount of data transferred in each case
• Website from which the request comes
• Browser
• Operating system and its interface
• Language and version of the browser software.
In addition to the data mentioned above, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive in accordance with the browser you are using and through which certain information is transmitted to the site that sets the cookie (in this case, by us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make the Internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective.

Use of cookies

a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below:
– Transient cookies (b)
– Persistent cookies (c).
b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This includes in particular session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the shared session. This enables your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

Use of social media

When visiting these websites, no data is loaded from social media providers and no data is transmitted to them. Embedded YouTube videos do not start by themselves, but must be activated by the visitor. Offered functions such as “Share” (Facebook) or “Tweet” (Twitter) can be called up by the visitor if desired and are handled by the respective providers.

We ask you to observe the data protection information on the pages of the providers. You can find them here: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube.

Further functions and offers of our website

In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services which you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you will generally have to provide additional personal data which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply. In some cases, we use external service providers or contract processors to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are checked regularly. If our service providers, processors or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this in the description of the offer.
Processing of personal data and retention period
Your personal data will be kept only as long as necessary and legally permissible for the purposes of the processing. The legal admissibility of storage may result from different legal storage obligations, limitation periods of potential legal claims or legal deletion periods.
Data of five different categories of data subjects are processed:
– Data of visitors to the website (IP address, other information used for web analysis, e.g. cookies) are deleted at the end of each month after visiting the website.
– Data of employees (identification, address and accessibility data, job-related or activity-related data and image or sound data on a voluntary basis) are deleted after the end of the employment relationship.
– Data of persons in public life – such as politicians or economic representatives (identification data, job-related or activity-related data and image and/or sound data) – are kept indefinitely. They will be moved to a generally accessible archive on the website once they are no longer current.
– Data of persons who are not part of public life and whose data are published on the website (identification data, occupational/activity related data and image and/or sound data) – are kept indefinitely. They will be moved to a generally accessible archive on the website after the expiry of their current validity.
– Data of other contact persons in projects or institutions with publicity effect (identification data, address data and accessibility data as well as job-related or activity-related data) are kept until the end of the exercise of the respective function.

Objection or revocation against the processing of your data and right of appeal

If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this consent at any time by sending a message to the Office of the Tyrolean Government, Department of South Tyrol, European Region and External Relations, Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Such revocation will affect the reliability of the processing of your personal data after you have expressed it to us. Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of different interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is in particular not necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you, which is described by us in the following description of the functions. In the event of such an objection, we request that you explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the facts of the case and will either stop or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling reasons worthy of protection on the basis of which we will continue the processing. Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can inform us about your objection to the processing of your personal data under the following contact details:

Office of the Tyrolean Government
Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz 3
6020 Innsbruck
Telephone: +43 512 508 2342