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Österreichische Datenschutzbehörde
Wickenburggasse 8
1080 Vienna, Austria


© Österreichische Datenschutzbehörde 2017, 2018

Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated. Any restrictions on use shall be clearly indicated.

Please do not copy any content from this page for another website. We continually update our page, and the copied material might quickly be outdated. This is especially important for legal texts and forms. You are not helping the visitors of your site by offering them outdated information. Place a hyperlink to the page with the desired information instead.

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Österreichische Datenschutzbehörde
Wickenburggasse 8
1080 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 1 521 52-0

Technical coordination and implementation

Federal Chancellery of Austria, department BPD/2

Hosting: Federal Chancellery, department I/9

Terms of use

1. Disclaimer – exclusion of liability

The content provided here is for general information purposes. We assume no warranty/liability for the accuracy, currency, completeness and availability of the information/services offered. In particular, no legal claims arising from the use of the information and services accessed may be established. They cannot replace comprehensive legal advice. If you require particular advice, please contact an expert directly.

References and links to other Internet sites have been carefully selected. However, their content, accuracy, currency, completeness and availability are beyond our control and we assume no warranty/liability therefor.

Furthermore, we assume no warranty/liability for forms, in particular not for their currency, suitability for a specific purpose and freedom from viruses.

We reserve the right to amend, add to or delete information/services provided here or to suspend the website, completely or temporarily, at any time and without prior notice.

We make every effort to minimize any problems that may occur due to disruptions or incompatibilities when the information/services are accessed. However, the possibility cannot be ruled out that data and information on our website are not displayed or are displayed incorrectly. We assume no liability for our service being interrupted or impaired in any other way by disruptions.

2. Intellectual property

All content, the design/layout, and any sound and video sequences are protected by copyright. All rights therein are reserved by the copyright holder. No changes may be made.

Public use of the information/services may only be made with our consent and provided the source is named and made visible. Anyone is free to simply link to our content while at the same time indicating the source and no special permission is required to do so.

3. Final provisions

Use of the information/services is governed exclusively by Austrian law.

If parts or individual formulations of this text do not, no longer or do not fully comply with the current legal situation, the content and validity of the remaining parts shall remain unaffected.

Instead of an ineffective provision or to fill a gap, an appropriate legally permissible provision shall be used that comes as close as possible to what would have been intended in accordance with the intention and purpose of these Terms of Use if the partial invalidity or gap had been known.

Privacy statement

Information to be provided under Art. 13 and 14 GDPR

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You can disable cookies by changing the settings in your browser. Should you choose to block cookies, this will not affect your general ability to use our website.

Matomo: The website uses Matomo, which enables a statistical analysis of website use to be conducted using cookies. To this end, usage information is sent; however, your IP address is immediately anonymized during this process. Personal data is therefore not stored for the purposes of statistical analysis.


The Österreichische Datenschutzbehörde endeavors to ensure access to its information and services for all. However, this is not always possible with the current technical means. Information on the state of the barrier-free implementation can be found in the web page Help / Accessibility.

Imprint of the Newsletter

Media owner, publisher and editor: Austrian data protection authority, Wickenburggasse 8, 1080 Vienna, Austria, E‑Mail:, Web:

The newsletter is published quarterly and is distributed by e‑mail.

The newsletter is free of charge.

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The decisions of the data protection authority are published online: Decision database in the Legal Information System of the Republic of Austria (in German).

We are unable to grant warranty for the functionality of hyperlinks to documents from the database.

Disclosure according to Section 25 Media Act for the Newsletter

Media owner, publisher and editor: Austrian data protection authority, Wickenburggasse 8, 1080 Vienna, Austria, E‑Mail:

The data protection authority is a federal authority of the republic of Austria (Section 35 Austrian data protection act 2000). She is the independent supervisory authority according to Article 28 para. 1 of the directive 95/46/EC and Article 8 para. 3 Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Head of the data protection authority:  Andrea Jelinek
Deputy head of the data protection authority: Matthias Schmidl

Basic line of the medium: Information and publich relation work of the data protection authority (including the obligation to publish decisions of fundamental importance according to Section 37 para. 6 data protection act 2000), coverage of current data protection issues.