Data Protection Policy

Who we are

Responsible party within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Austrian Red Cross – General Secretariat
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 32
1040 Vienna

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional secure login session cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

The Legal Basis for the usage of Cookies is ยง 96 Telekommunikationsgesetz

Links to other websites

Articles on this site may include links to content of other websites (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). These links forward you to these other websites, which may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

Under applicable law, you have the right to (under the conditions set out in applicable law):

  • obtain confirmation as to whether and what kind of personal data we store about you and to request copies of such data,
  • request rectification or erasure of your personal data,
  • request us to restrict the processing of your personal data,
  • withdraw any consent previously granted for the processing (withdrawing your consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before your withdrawal),
  • request data portability, and
  • lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Contact information

For general question on Austrian Red Cross Data protection please contact our data protection officer: datenschutz(at)
For users with an account please contact: