Privacy policy

Terms of use

The purpose of the website “avalanches.org” is to provide comprehensive information on snow and avalanches from all members of the European Avalanche Warning Services (EAWS). The IP address of visitors of this website is stored. This privacy policy describes the processing (e.g. collection, use, disclosure and storage) and protection of your personal data by the Office of the Tyrolean Provincial Government associated with the use of this website. Since the protection of your personal data is important to us, the personal data is processed in accordance to the applicable legal acts and regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR – (EU) 2016/679), the Federal Act concerning the Protection of Personal Data (Datenschutzgesetz 2018) and the Tyrolean Act concerning the Protection of Personal Data 2018 (Tiroler Datenschutzgesetz 2018).

In order to guarantee the integrity of the processed personal data and to ensure that it is processed properly and is not made accessible to unauthorised persons, appropriate data security measures have been implemented.

Who is responsible for the proceccing of your data (Data Controller)?

Responsible for the processing of your personal data is the Office of the Tyrolean Provincial Government, Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz 3, 6020 Innsbruck, post@tirol.gv.at.

What rights do you have based on the GDPR?

You have the right to be informed about who is processing your personal data, for what purpose your personal data is processed (including the legal basis), if appropriate, the information about the data origin and in case of personal data being transferred, the name of the receiver. In addition to this you have the “Right of access by the data subject (Article 15 GDPR)“, the “Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)”, the “Right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR)“ , the “Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)” and the “Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)”.

In certain cases, if personal data processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller (Article 6 (1) lit. e GDPR) or if personal data processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party (Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR), you have the “Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)”.

If you believe that the processing of your data  violatesdata protection law or that your rights under data protection law have been violated in any other way, you may file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority (Datenschutzbehörde).

Please note that the rights under the GDPR may be subject to legal restrictions, if the exercise of these rights would impair the fulfilment of legal tasks.

Processing of your IP address

The GDPR obliges us to protect our Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. In order to ensure the functionality of our IT services, we process the IP addresses of visitors to our website on the World4You servers. The personal data processing of IP addresses from visitors of the website takes place in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in ensuring the stability and security of the servers by processing the IP addresses of website visitors. These are stored for a maximum of 31 days and are deleted after this time period. In addition, the anonymous IP range is used to analyse the location of the website user but only according to the respective country origin and to improve the website.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files with information about visited websites stored by the web browser on the hard disk of your computer. Cookies on this website are used only for technical implementation and do not store any personal data. Cookies are harmless and can only be read by their sender. They do not contain any viruses or other malware.

Use of analysis and tracking tools

Google Analytics is used for the statistical evaluation of visitor access. Cookies are stored and evaluated to enable the analysis of website usage. The IP address is anonymised before it is stored. Therefore, no personal data is stored in these evaluations.

IP anonymisation

We use the function “Activation of IP anonymisation” on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within a member state of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. 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 relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

For more information on how Google Analytics uses user data, please refer to Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Information on anonymizing the IP address can be found at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en

Browser Plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link:
An opt-out cookie is thus set that prevents your data from being collected on future visits to this website.

Recipient of the data

As data processor and host of the website for the Office of the Tyrolean Government, your data will be forwarded to World4You Internet Services GmbH, Hafenstraße 35, 4020 Linz.

Would you like to exercise your rights under the GDPR or do you have any further questions, requests or suggestions regarding the processing of your data?

For the assertion of your rights under the GDPR, our data protection officer, Dr. Norbert Habel, is available to you by telephone at +43 512 508 1870 or

Please enclose a copy of an official photo ID to uniquely identify yourself.

In order to process your enquiry as efficiently and quickly as possible, please provide further information in your enquiry about the factual context in which you suspect that your personal data is used.

Validity of this data protection declaration

This privacy policy has been in effect since 01.06.2019.