Data protection

Data protection, data processing and privacy policy

In order to use some of the features offered on the portal ( and ) (e.g. downloads, certifications), it is necessary for a user to register on the portal. The data disclosed in this way will be treated as strictly confidential in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act in its currently valid version. By entering the user name and password, the user (revocably) agrees that the data will be used by the EOBV office to process inquiries, orders and data collection.

The user has the right to access and correct their registration data on the portal. The user must keep his access code and, if applicable, his password secret and store them carefully; he is liable for misuse arising from careless handling. The EOBV will never request the transmission of passwords in any form. If you are asked for passwords, please contact the EOBV office immediately.

The EOBV also does everything reasonable to protect privacy by using all its economically reasonable technical options (firewall, virus protection, establishment of secure connections) for data protection. Only selected persons who have been specifically sworn to secrecy have access to this data.

If the user wishes, all their data will be deleted from the portal; for this it is necessary to send an email to The office of the EOBV will then confirm your deregistration to the e-mail address to be deleted.

The mail traffic that is conducted with the EOBV is neither monitored nor released; however, the EOBV will inform the public prosecutor’s office immediately if it is a matter of threats against persons, violations of personal rights or violations of the law that require criminal prosecution. The user agrees to respect the relevant national and international laws.

An example of identity deception can be the imitation of another natural or legal person. If a user complains that someone is appearing under their name, this will be reported without exception and followed up by the responsible authorities.

law and court

All rights and obligations arising from the use of the EOBV portal are subject to Austrian law. The place of jurisdiction is the court responsible for the respective location of the office. For legal disputes with consumers within the meaning of the Consumer Protection Act, the places of jurisdiction specified there apply.

User Risk of Use

The user is aware that downloading data is done at his own free discretion and risk; he is responsible for any damage to his computer system, even if this leads to data loss. The EOBV and its members (diving instructors) endeavor to use state-of-the-art and economically viable security technologies, but cannot guarantee that under no circumstances will virus-contaminated e-mails be sent or attacks by hackers made possible by basic product errors will be carried out via this website. The EOBV assures the user that if he becomes aware of a threat, he will immediately inform the user and shut down the service.


Legal notices regarding changes to the terms of use can be made either by notification on the website at or by e-mail or by post. These Terms of Use may be updated from time to time without separate notice to each individual user. The currently valid version can be accessed on this website.

contact person

The contact for all matters of data protection and information security is WEB-Service Mayer (owner: Dr. Peter Mayer) Würzburgerweg 18, 4840 Vöklabruck. The management of the office reports any weaknesses and violations in the area of data privacy to the Executive Committee and, if necessary, to the authorities.

The Executive Committee of the EOBV supports the office in complying with its data protection obligations.

An excerpt from the Austrian Data Protection Act.

The Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG) gives you the following rights with regard to your data in relation to any company (association):

Information about data used § 26 DSG stipulates that every person can request information about the data processed about this person after appropriate proof of their identity. Such information must be provided within 8 weeks of receipt. If no data on a person is processed, this must also be communicated by the company (association).

Correction and deletion of data § 27 DSG gives every person the right to correction or deletion of their data. This means that incorrect data or data processed contrary to the provisions of the Data Protection Act must be corrected or deleted. Furthermore, people can revoke their consent to the use of their data at any time.

Note: According to FK-V, BGBL 13/2007, the EOBV is obliged to keep all training data of diving students and diving instructors for 40 years!


Content of the online offer

EOBV – the first Austrian professional diving instructor association assumes no liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against EOBV – First Austrian Professional Diving Instructor Association, which relate to material or immaterial damage caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of incorrect and incomplete information, are excluded in principle, provided that EOBV – First Austrian Professional Diving Instructor Association no demonstrable intentional or grossly negligent fault. All offers are non-binding. EOBV – First Austrian Professional Diving Instructor Association expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without prior notice or to temporarily or permanently cease publication.

References and links

In the case of direct or indirect references to external websites, so-called “links”, which are outside the area of responsibility of the EOBV – First Austrian Professional Diving Instructor Association, a liability obligation would only come into effect in the event that the EOBV – First Austrian Professional Diving Instructor Association was aware of the content and it would be technically possible and reasonable to prevent use in the event of illegal content. EOBV – First Austrian Professional Diving Instructor Association hereby expressly declares that the corresponding linked pages were free of illegal content at the time the link was created. The EOBV – First Austrian Professional Diving Instructor Association has no influence on the current and future design, the content or the authorship of the linked pages. EOBV – the first Austrian professional diving instructor association – therefore hereby expressly distances itself from all content on all linked or connected pages that were changed after the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references set within our own website as well as to third-party entries in services set up by the company, such as guest books, discussion forums, mailing lists and the like. The provider of the page to which reference is made is solely liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for damage resulting from the use or non-use of such information, not the person who merely refers to the respective publication via links.

Copyright and Trademark Law

Photo credit: Own picture material, Heinz Toperczer

EOBV – the first Austrian professional diving instructor association endeavors to observe the copyrights of the graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts it has created itself or to use license-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts . All brands and trademarks mentioned within the website and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the property rights of the respective registered owner. The conclusion that trademarks are not protected by the rights of third parties should not be drawn solely on the basis of the mere mention! The copyright for published objects created by EOBV – the first Austrian professional diving instructor association remains solely with the owner of the pages. Reproduction or use of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express consent of EOBV – the first Austrian professional diving instructor association.


With regard to the technical properties of the Internet, no guarantee can be given for the authenticity, correctness and completeness of the information made available on the Internet. There is also no guarantee for the availability or operation of the website in question and its content. Any liability for direct, indirect or other damages, regardless of their causes, arising from the use or unavailability of the data and information on this website is excluded to the extent legally permissible. The content of this website is protected by copyright. The information is for personal use only. Any further use, in particular storage in databases, duplication and any form of commercial use as well as disclosure to third parties, even in parts or in revised form, is prohibited without the consent of the respective organization. Any integration of individual pages of our offer into external frames is prohibited.


If parts or individual formulations of this text do not, no longer or not completely correspond to the applicable legal situation, the remaining parts of the document remain unaffected in their content and validity.

Google Analytics

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If you do not want us to analyze your IP address, language setting, end device, etc., we recommend using the Google Analytics browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics. The browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics gives you more control over which data is collected by Google Analytics on the websites you visit. The add-on tells the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about the website visit should be sent to Google Analytics.

If you want to use this feature, download and install the add-on for your current web browser. The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on is available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox Apple Safari and Opera.


Privacy Policy for Use of ShareThis

This website uses plugins from the ShareThis bookmarking service provided by ShareThis Inc. (“ShareThis”), 250 Cambridge Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA. When you visit our website, ShareThis is informed of your IP address and that you have visited the website of the EOBV – the first Austrian professional diving instructor association with this IP address. With the help of the ShareThis plugin, users can bookmark websites available on the Internet and share or post links to corresponding websites on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Xing or Google+ or recommend the content there. If a website visitor uses one of these functions and is also online with the corresponding service (e.g. Twitter, Facebook or Google+), then the visit to our website will be assigned to the respective user. Further information on data collection, evaluation and processing of your data by ShareThis and your related rights can be found in ShareThis’s data protection declaration at .

Privacy & Cookies

Data protection declaration according to the Telecommunications Act (TKG) and the Data Protection Act (DSG)

data processing

Personal data that you have transmitted to us via a website or email will only be processed for correspondence with you and only for the purpose for which you have made your data available to us. The data provided will only be forwarded to the responsible department in the company.

We assure you that your personal data will not be passed on to third parties, unless this is required by law.

data storage

The data provided to us will only be stored until the purpose for which it was entrusted to us has been fulfilled. If statutory retention periods are to be observed, these are observed.

If you no longer agree to the storage of your personal data, we will delete the stored data on your instruction. If your personal data has changed, we will correct it according to your information.

Changing cookie settings

In your browser settings (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome) you can specify which cookies you want to allow or reject. Exactly where you find these settings depends on your browser. You can find the corresponding settings with the help function of your browser

Online Dispute Resolution

The EU regulation on online dispute resolution in consumer matters (No. 524/2013) has been in force since January 9th, 2016. Disputes between consumers and dealers in connection with online sales contracts or online service contracts can be settled via the following online platform.

The security of your data is important to us. We only use them for the intended purpose and only pass them on to third parties if they contribute to the fulfillment of the purpose on our express order. According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ) and the Federal Law Gazette 2017/120 ( LINK ) of the Republic of Austria with final effect from May 25, 2018, users have the right to request information about the personal data that we have stored about them free of charge . In addition, every customer or user has the right to correct incorrect data, blocking and deletion of their personal data at any time, provided that there is no legal obligation to retain or report it.

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  • Cedip - european commitee of professional
    diving instructors
  • erster österr. Berufstauchlehrer Verband
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