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Privacy Policy

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The protection of your data is important to us. Therefore, we want to inform you which personal data we collect and what is the purpose of it.

1. Your membership with HRÖ

To become a member of our organization, you must either completely fill, submit, and verify on-line forms available on our homepage or a hard copy form that can be provided, if asked.

To complete HRÖ’s tasks - as specified in the constitution, we need at a minimum the following personal data from you.

  • Fullname

  • Address

  • E-mail address

  • Phone number

  • Family members (if minor)

Your data will be stored with us for the duration of your membership and will not be shared with anyone without your consent.

In case you leave the organization, your data will be kept meeting the statutory retention period of (generally, 7 years or due to the requirements of some public funding authorities 10 years).

2. Your participation in our events

As a participant in our organization’s events, your personal data, insofar as this is necessary for registration or participation required for the events, will be saved with us.

We also inform you that as part of our organization’s events some photographs, sound and/or Video recordings may be created. These recordings can be in different formats such as media (print, TV, online) and in publications (print, online) and can be used as our organization sees fit.

3. Your visit to our website

The HRÖ is responsible for the content of the website as media owner and the publisher. During your visit to our website, we will collect the following information.

  • The date and time you accessed our website.

  • Your IP address.

  • Name and version of your web browser.

  • And the information that you provide yourself by filling out the contact form, registration form or Newsletter subscription.

This data is processed for the following purposes:

  • to make this website available to you

  • to further improve and develop this website and

  • to respond to your inquiries

When you enter your personal data on this website, you agree to give us your consent for us to use this data electronically for the specified purpose. This data will be securely stored and not passed on to third parties.

This is excluded from this disclosure to state authorities if the organization is legally obliged to do so.

There is no obligation to provide the data that we ask you to provide on our website. However, if you don't, you may not benefit from the full functionality of the homepage and may miss some HRÖ relevant important information.

4. Legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for processing your personal data is based on your membership type, your participation in our events, your visit to our website or ours based on our legitimate interests in accordance with the GDPR, which consists of the above points 1 - 3 to achieve the stated purposes.

5. Cookies

So-called cookies are used on this website. A cookie is one file that can be stored on your computer as you visit our website. Basically, cookies are used to identify users to offer additional functions on a website. They can for example be used to simplify your navigation through the website.

They allow you to continue using a website at point at which you had left the site/or to save your preferences and settings when you visit the website again.

Cookies cannot access, read, or change any data on your computer. If you do not want to accept cookies, please change your Browsers’ settings accordingly.

Note that this will result in restricted functionality of the website.

6. Your rights in relation to your personal data

Principally, you have the right to get information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability and objection.

For any of above please contact us: Hinduistische Religionsgesellschaft in Österreich, Lammgasse1, 1080 Wien, E-Mail:

Should you believe that processing of your data violates data protection law or otherwise violates your data protection claims which have been abused, you can reach out to the data protection authority.

7. Copyright

The content of this website is copyright protected.

The information is intended for personal use only. Any further use - in particular storing in databases, reproduction, any type of commercial use and passing on to third parties (also in parts or in a revised form) - without the consent of the HRÖ is strictly prohibited.

8. Disclaimer

Considering the technical properties of the internet, no guarantee can be given regarding the authenticity, accuracy, and completeness of the provided information on the Internet. Furthermore, no guarantee will be given for the availability or functionality of this homepage and its contents.

Any liability for direct, indirect, or other losses, regardless of their causes arising from the use or unavailability of the data and information on this homepage is, to the extent legally permissible, excluded.

The HRÖ is not responsible for the content of the external hyperlinks and can’t be held liable for. Any binding of individual pages or other excerpts from in external frames is prohibited.

The HRÖ doesn’t check the content and legality for the websites to which direct links are available on the organization's website. The HRÖ has no influence on the design of these websites and expressly distances itself from any illegal content presented there.

Furthermore, the HRÖ doesn’t take any responsibility for such content, and neither can it be held liable for it.

HRÖ is neither responsible nor can be held liable for the content, products and servcies offered in advertiements.

Note: Above Policy is still being worked out and subject to change without prior notice.