Privacy Policy


We hereby inform you about the processing of your personal data by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and your rights under data protection law.

Responsible for data processing

Oberösterreichische Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder

Brucknerstraße 20
4020 Linz

Tel. 0662 / 82 36 37

The contact person for inquiries about data protection is the person responsible for the representation under association law, who can be viewed in the ZVR.

Link to ZVR:

Purposes and legal basis of data processing

We process your personal data on the basis of the data protection regulations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act (DSG) and all other relevant laws.

For our club members, we need the personal data requested during registration. These are stored and processed in the central member administration database SCOREG. In addition, the event data and training steps occurring in the course of a scout career are also saved. The purpose of processing this data is to register our members with the Upper Austrian Scouts, with the Scouts and Guides Austria (PPÖ) and with the World Associations of Scouts, to be able to get in touch with our members and to support them in their scout life to accompany.

We also have a legitimate interest in knowing the data of our former members, as it is very important for us scouts to be able to contact former members, provided they do not expressly wish their personal data to be deleted or made anonymous.

For this reason we will not automatically delete the data of our members even after the end of the formal membership.

Personal data of non-members are only stored by us if we need them for our club activities. This can be:

  • Contact details of the parents or other legal guardians of our members

  • Other persons (contacts) for the purpose of contacting or sending association magazines or other media


Data collected specifically for events from participants and contact persons (e.g. parents, suppliers, sponsors) can be stored and processed in hosted databases. This data will be used for the purpose of organizing the event and will be deleted after the purpose has ceased to exist, at the latest 3 years after the end of the event. It will not be passed on, not even within the scout organization. The providers (processors) commissioned by us with the hosting are subject to the same data protection obligations.

Categories of recipients of the personal data

The Scouts are a worldwide youth and adult organization. As part of our association activities, the data is therefore passed on to member organizations (state association, federal association, world associations) to the extent necessary.

If it is necessary in the context of public funding, the data required for proof, such as in particular name, gender, date of birth and any position in our association, will be passed on to public funding agencies

Sensitive data, health data

For the care of children and young people, it can be important that the responsible youth leader knows special health data. This and any other sensitive data will not be stored in our member administration without express consent and will in any case be deleted or destroyed after the purpose has ceased to exist.

Rights to Images

Photos taken as part of club activities, unless they show a person in a highly personal life situation or in a degrading representation, are stored for club reporting purposes and, if necessary, also published in club media and on various general social media (homepage, Facebook, etc.). or passed on within the scout organization. Use for special purposes (folder, poster, homepage cover photo,…) only takes place with express consent.

data subject rights

You can request information about the data stored about you at the above address. In addition, you can request the correction or, under certain conditions, the deletion of your data.

right of appeal

If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, you can contact the person responsible. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority. The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Austrian Data Protection Authority

Wickenburggasse 8
1080 Vienna
Telefon: +43 1 52 152-0

Who we are

The address of our website is:


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and user-agent string (used to identify the browser) to help spam detection .

An anonymized character string (also known as a hash) can be created from your email address and passed to the Gravatar service to check whether you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here: After your comment has been approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.


If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF ​​GPS location. Visitors to this website may download photos stored on this website and extract location information from them.


If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you write another comment, you don’t have to re-enter all of this information. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

When you log in, we will set up some cookies to save your login information and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and display options cookies after one year. If you select „Keep me signed in“ when registering, your registration will be kept for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be deleted.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and only refers to the post ID of the article you just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third party tracking services, and record your interaction with that embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to this website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we store your data

If you write a comment, it will be stored indefinitely, including metadata. This way we can automatically recognize and approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.

What rights you have to your data

If you have an account on this website or have written comments, you can request an export of your personal data from us, including any data that you have shared with us. In addition, you can request the deletion of all personal data that we have stored about you. This does not include data that we are required to keep for administrative, legal or security reasons.

Where we send your data to

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.