Your privacy is very important to us.

These data protection provisions explain which personal data ARGE Dachstein West collects from you and how the data is used.

Handling of personal data

Personal data is information with the aid of which a person can be identified and can therefore be followed back to one particular person. For example, this data includes the name of a person, e-mail address or telephone number. Also data concerning preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites a person visits count as personal data. Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by us if this is legally permitted, or the user has consented to data collection.

Cookie Guidelines

The cookie guidelines describe cookies from third-party providers which are used on the ARGE Dachstein West website, how these are used, and how the cookie settings in the browser can be changed. The web analysis cookies used:

  • Google Analytics, AdWords, AdSense, Remarketing
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+

are explained in detail in the following.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small packets of data which are saved on the computer when you visit a website, and in which information about your use of a website is stored and sometimes followed. Cookies can be sent to your browser when you visit our websites, and stored by your browser on your computer. A cookie cannot identify you – it can only recognise that it has already been placed on your computer at one time. There are three categories of cookies: 

  •     crucial cookies to ensure basic functions of a website;
  •     functional cookies to ensure the performance of a website;
  •     target-orientated cookies to improve the user experience.

Why are cookies used?
ARGE Dachstein West uses cookies to improve and optimise the quality and user-friendliness of the website. Through the use of cookies, ARGE Dachstein West can monitor and analyse the use of the website.

Management and deactivation of cookie settings
You can refuse/deactivate cookies by changing your browser settings. Further information on cookies and on blocking cookies can be found at You can also manage many online advertising cookies from companies via the US website or the EU site

Please note: If you block or delete cookies, you may not have full use of all functions on the ARGE Dachstein West website.


When you contact us (e.g. by contact form or e-mail), the data entered by the user will be stored for the purpose of handling the inquiry and in case questions arise.

Integration of third-party services/content

Within the scope of our online offer it can occur, for example, that we integrate on our website videos from YouTube or Vimeo, cartographic material from Google Maps or graphics from other websites. This always presupposes that the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) note the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they cannot send the contents to the browser of the user in question. The IP address is therefore necessary for the display of these contents. We try to only use contents from providers who only use the IP address to deliver the content. We do, however, have no influence on whether the third-party providers store the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. If we have information concerning this, we explain it to the user.

Google Analytics, Adwords, Adsense, Remarketing

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which allow for an analysis of your use of the website. The information created by the cookie on your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities for the website operators, and to offer further services connected to the website use and internet use. ARGE Dachstein West only uses this data to optimise their website and for market research. Google may also pass this information on to third parties if this is legally required or the third parties process this data on behalf of Google. 

Google will never connect your IP address with other data from Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies with the correct settings on your browser software. We would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website fully. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google as previously described for the stated purpose. Further information on Google Analytics can be found on the internet or at Additionally, you can object to the collection of your data by using a Google browser plug-in.

Google AdWords

This website uses the Google AdWords conversion tracking, a web analysis service of Google Inc. for the improvement of the website and advertising activities. Google AdWords places a cookie on your computer (“conversion cookie”), provided that you arrived at our website via a Google advert. These cookies become invalid after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not expired yet, we and Google can recognise that someone clicked on the advert and was therefore forwarded to our website. Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can thus not be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected by means of the conversion cookie serves to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided to use conversion tracking. The AdWords customers find out the total number of users who have clicked on their advert and have been forwarded to a page provided with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified. If you do not want to take part in the tracking process, you can also decline the cookies in this case – for example, by changing your browser settings which deactivate the automatic placement of cookies in general. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by adjusting your browser so that cookies from the domain are blocked.

Google Remarketing

This website also uses remarketing technology, an advertising medium of Google Inc. With this technology, users who have already visited the ARGE Dachstein West website and shown interest in the offer are appealed to again with targeted advertising on the pages of the Google partner network. The advertising is shown with the use of cookies, small text files which are stored on the user’s computer. With the help of the text files, the user behaviour when visiting the website can be analysed and then used for targeted product recommendation and interest-based advertising. If you do not want to receive any interest-based advertisements, you can deactivate the use of cookies by Google for these purposes by calling up the deactivation page for DoubleClick. Alternatively, users can deactivate use of cookies from third parties, by calling up the deactivation page of the network advertising initiative.

By using our offers you declare your consent to the processing of the data collected on you by Google as described here and for the determined purpose. We would like to point out that Google has its own data protection guidelines which are independent of ours. We accept no responsibility or liability for these guidelines and processes. Please inform yourself before using our website about the Google data protection regulations.

Facebook Social Plugins

This website uses various plug-ins of the social network, which are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You can recognise these plug-ins either by means of one of the Facebook logos (letter “f” from Facebook, button “Like” or button “Send”) or that this plug-in is marked with the word “Facebook”, “Like”, “Send” or “FB”. The Facebook social plug-ins can be seen at
If you access a page on our website that has such a plug-in, and if your browser is configured for such, a connection to the Facebook servers will be established and in the course of this the plug-in will be shown on the internet page by message to your browser. This way, the Facebook server will be informed which of our internet pages you visited. If you are logged in as a member of Facebook, Facebook will assign this information to your personal Facebook user account. This information will also be assigned to your Facebook account when using the plug-in functions (e.g. by clicking the “Like” button or entering a comment).

We have no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plug-in. As far as we know, Facebook uses the plug-ins to receive information on what you have clicked on, on our website. By clicking the “Like” button or writing a comment, the respective information is sent directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, the possibility still exists that Facebook may learn about your IP address and store it. Further information concerning collection and use of the data by Facebook and your rights and possibilities for protection of your privacy can be found in the Facebook data protection notes at .

If you are a member of Facebook and want to prevent collection and connection of your data stored on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before using our website. It is not sufficient to simply close the page. A further possibility is to block Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the Facebook blocker.


This website uses several plug-ins of the social network, run by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). You can recognise these plug-ins either by one of the Twitter logos (letter “t” or picture of a bird) or by the words “Tweet” or “Twitter”.

If you access a page on our website that has such a button, your browser will set up a direct connection to the Twitter servers. The content of the “Tweet” button will be sent directly from Twitter to your browser and, from there, incorporated into your Twitter message. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data that Twitter collects with the help of this plug-in, but assume that your IP address is also recorded. For information concerning purpose and extent of data collection and further processing and use of the data by Twitter, as well as your rights in this regard and setting possibilities for protection of privacy, see the Twitter data protection notes at .

Your data protection settings at Twitter can be changed in the account settings at If you are a member of Twitter and do not want Twitter to collect data about you via our internet pages and connect them to your member data saved on Twitter, then you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website.

Google Plus

This website uses the “+1” button of the social network Google Plus, run by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button can be recognised by the sign “+1” on a white or coloured background. If you call up a page on our website which contains such a button, then your browser will create a direct connection to the Google servers.

The content of the “+1” button is sent directly by Google to your browser and incorporated by the browser in the website. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data that Google collects with the help of this button, but assume that your IP address is also recorded. For information concerning purpose and extent of data collection and further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and setting possibilities for protection of privacy, see the Google data protection notes on the “+1” button. If you are a member of Google Plus and do not want Google to collect data about you via our internet pages and connect them to your member data saved with Google, then you must log out of Google Plus before visiting our website.