Imprint and Privacy Statement


Owner and Publisher:  

Naturefriends International
Viktoriagasse 6/1 
A-1150 Wien
Tel: +43 1 8923877 
ZVR-Zahl: 672461383 


Purpose and Activities of the Organisation according to article 4 of the constitution:

According to its statutes, the organisation shall exclusively and directly pursue charitable objectives in order to achieve the above-stated aims of the organisation; to that purpose, it engages in the following non-profit activities:

  1. Organisation of international meetings for the purpose of exchanging information and preparing projects and campaigns designed to strengthen awareness of sustainability. 
  2. Implementation of projects, campaigns, seminars, and events designed to advance the objectives pursued by Naturefriends International and its members. 
  3. Contribution to the conservation of environment, nature, and landscapes and to sustainable development and development cooperation. 
  4. Contribution to the promotion of sustainable tourism accessible for all people and to sustainable regional development. 
  5. Support of social and cultural activities of members. 
  6. Representation of the interests of members in the areas of social, development and environment policies at the European and the international level. 
  7. Issuing of publications (in print and online), design of a website. 
  8. Acquisition of financing and funding schemes for activities to implement the aims of Naturefriends International and its members. 
  9. In order to effectuate the above-mentioned objectives, Naturefriends International can set up holding companies. 
  10. Promotion of Naturefriends youth organisations. 


Web realisation:




Our web pages and their contents are subject to Austrian copyright law. Unless expressly permitted by law, every form of utilizing, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are allowed only for private use, so must not serve either directly or indirectly for earnings. Unauthorized utilization of copyrighted works is punishable.  


Indication of source for images and graphics

Find all details here.


Accountability for content 
The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the contents' accuracy, completeness or topicality.  

Accountability for links 
Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately. 



Privacy Statement:


Your personal direct and indirect data (e.g. title, name, house address, e-mail address, IP address, etc.) are processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of the European (General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ) and Austrian data privacy laws. The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by: 

Naturfreunde Internationale  
A-1150 Vienna, Viktoriagasse 6/1  
T: +43-1-8923877  
ZVR: 672461383  

This data privacy policy applies only to our web page ( If links on our pages route you to other pages, please inquire there about how your data are handled in such cases.

Server data 

For technical reasons, and in particular to be able to guarantee a secure and stable web presence, data is transferred from your Internet browser to us or to our Web space provider. These so-called server log files collect, amongst others, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website that led you to our web presence (Referrer URL), the website(s) of our web presence that you visit, date and time of access and the IP address of the Internet connection from which our web presence is used.
This data is stored temporarily, but separately from other data of yours.
The legal basis to store this data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is improvement, stability, functionality and security of our web presence.


Information about cookies 

To optimize our web presence, we use cookies. These are small text files stored in your computer's main memory. These cookies are deleted after you close the browser. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) and permit its recognition on your next visit. This allows us to improve your access to our site. 

You can prevent storage of cookies by choosing a "disable cookies" option in your browser settings. This option can limit the functionality of our Internet offers as a result. Find out more about the control of cookies on  

Web analysis with MAtomo

We use Matomo (formerly Piwik) for web analytics, a service provided by InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, NZBN 6106769, ("Matomo") using cookie technology. The protection of your data is important to us, which is why we have additionally configured Matomo in such a way that your IP address is only recorded in shortened form. We therefore process your personal usage data anonymously. It is not possible for us to draw conclusions about your person. Further information on the Matomo terms of use and the data protection regulations can be found at:


Use of Google Maps 

We use the “Google Maps” component of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google.” 

Google sets a cookie in order to process the user configuration and data when the page with the integrated “Google Maps” component is displayed. As a general rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but rather expires after a certain time, as long as it is not previously manually deleted by you. 

If you do not agree with this processing of your data, you may choose to deactivate the “Google Maps” service and thereby prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use “Google Maps” or at least only to a limited extent. 

The use of “Google Maps” and the information obtained through “Google Maps” is according to Google’s Terms of Use as well as the additional Terms and Conditions for "Google Maps"  


Use of YouTube components with enhanced data protection mode

On our website we use components (videos) of YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company belonging to Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. 

When you display a page that has an embedded video, a connection will be made to the YouTube server and the content will appear on the website via a communication to your browser. 

According to the information provided by YouTube, in “- enhanced data protection mode -”, data is only transferred to the YouTube server, in particular which of our websites you have visited, if you watch the video. If you are logged onto YouTube at the same time, this information will be matched to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your member account before visiting our website. 

Further information about data protection by YouTube is provided by Google under the following link: 


Following subscription to our newsletters, your e-mail address is used for our own advertising purposes until you cancel the newsletter again. Cancellation is possible at any time.

You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. If you no longer want to receive the newsletter, then unsubscribe as follows: 

NFI Newsletter ( )

Infomail ( )

We use MailChimp to send our newsletter to our subscribers. MailChimp is a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA.  

The data stored when you registered for the newsletter (email address, name, IP address, and time and date of registration) will be sent to a server operated by The Rocket Science Group in the United States and stored there in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield.  

Further information about the data protection offered by MailChimp can be found at: Further information about the EU-US Privacy Shield can be found at: 


respect_NFI Photo Challenge

The organiser is responsible for the compliance, management of the photo competition and data processing.
The data collected will be required and used exclusively for the purposes of the photo competition. The data is required in order to be able to send any prizes to the winners. The data will not be passed on to third parties.
In the event of a win, contact will be made via the e-mail address or telephone number provided when submitting the photos.
The following data will be processed:
In the event of a win: address data for sending the prize. 
The data will be stored for a maximum of 6 months after the end of the photo competition (announcement of the winners and sending of the prizes) and then deleted.
You have the right to obtain information about the personal data concerning you, as well as the right to correct, delete or restrict the processing of such data or to object to processing. Contact:
You have the right to have your uploaded photo deleted at any time. Send an email to, include your name and email address and your photo will be deleted.


According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Inquiries can be directed to the following e-mail addresses: