Data protection and information study trip India


FHV handles your personal data carefully and conscientiously. When processing data, we observe the legal national and European data protection regulations.


Purpose of Data Processing:
The data provided for the study trip is processed for the organisation and execution of the trip.

Select images and relevant video material from the study trip may be used by FH Vorarlberg GmbH for marketing purposes, e.g., for publication on its homepage, in social media, such as, for example, Facebook, YouTube and the like). Study trip participants are not entitled to financial compensation for such use.


Legal basis:
the performance of a contract and the carrying-out of precontractual measures (see Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) serve as the legal basis for the processing of personal data for the study trip. Art. 49 para. 1 lit. b GDPR (performance of contract, precontractual measures) serves as the legal basis for the transfer of data to third countries.

The provision of personal data necessary for the organization and execution of the study trip is not required by law. It is, however, necessary for the performance of the contract and the carrying-out of precontractual measures. Not providing this data will result in your exclusion from participating in the study trip.

Your name and contact information will be provided to the other study trip participants on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

The use of select images and relevant video material for marketing purposes is based on the legitimate interests of FH Vorarlberg. The most modern media are used for the processing of the images and video materials used. This use is essential for ensuring the competitive position and continued existence of FH Vorarlberg. The material will only be used to the extent required for the purpose, in a suitable and comprehensible manner, and in compliance with appropriate technical and organizational security measures for the protection of data.

The provision of images and video materials is neither required by law nor by contract, and there is no obligation to do so. We do, however, ask that you inform us early on if you object to such use.


Recipients, Transfers to Third Countries:
In cases of emergency, we will transfer personal data – as required – to the respective consulates and embassies as well as to an emergency contact person chosen by you.

All personal data provided by you when filling out the form as well as a copy of your passport and the visa for India will be sent to Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH). BIMTECH requires this personal information for the organization of the study trip in India as well as for registering you with the Indian authorities, e.g., the police.

Please note that the study trip will take place in a third country that does not provide a level of data protection comparable with that in the European Union. The level of data protection there is not adequate, the data subject’s rights may not be guaranteed, and there might not even be a data protection authority. The transfer of data to such countries is at your own risk.

Select images and relevant video material from the study trip can be used by FH Vorarlberg GmbH for marketing purposes, e.g., for publication on its homepage, in social media, such as, for example, Facebook, YouTube and the like.

On the basis of your consent, your name and contact data will be given to other participants.


Length of Data Storage:
Travel data will be stored for as long as legal warranty periods and legal limitation periods for claims for compensation have not expired, unless longer legal retention periods apply. Images and video materials (together with audio recordings) will be stored as long as required by processing purposes. In particular, the retention period depends on the type of image (number of people, the depicted surroundings), its suitability for illustrating FH Vorarlberg’s history, its suitability for use for anniversaries, commemorative publications, its suitability for use on FH Vorarlberg’s website and in social media/networks as well as on YouTube and the like, the degree of conflict with confidentiality interests, its suitability for archiving. In case of legal disputes, data that serves as evidence will be stored until the end of the dispute.


Data Subject’s Rights:
Please note that, within the scope permitted by law, you have the right to information, rectification, erasure, restriction, data portability, withdrawal and objection with respect to your personal data.

Enquiries and requests should be sent to

If you believe data processing to be unlawful, we ask that you contact us by emailing Moreover, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, the Austrian Data Protection Authority.


Responsible Controller for Data Processing:
Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmbH, Campus V
Hochschulstraße 1, 6850 Dornbirn, +43 5572 792-0 

Data protection officer:
Should you have any questions or comments in relation to data protection at FH Vorarlberg, our internal contact person – who can be reached by email at – will be happy to assist you.