Disclosure requirement under § 25 of the Austrian Media Act (Mediengesetz, MedienG)

Media owner:

Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs
Stubenring 1
A-1010 Vienna

Contact point:

Press & Public Affairs Division


The BMDW’s website is intended to inform the interested public about all the responsibilities of the Ministry. This service, however, does not extend to providing legal advice. This is why the Ministry accepts no liability for the correctness and completeness of any information provided on this website.

Further, the BMDW cannot assume liability for the contents of other linked websites.

Errors may occur when data are digitised. In establishing this website, we have tried to ensure compatibility with all currently available browsers. However, we cannot exclude deviations in data display for different browsers and software settings.

All our website contents are copyrighted. All rights are reserved. Unless used for commercial purposes, reproduction is authorised on the condition that the source is indicated. Reproduction for commercial uses requires authorisation.

For reasons of brevity and space, the website texts do not make specific grammatical reference to the feminine form; it is explicitly stated here that all references made in these texts nevertheless include both female and male persons.


The aim of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs is to help ensure that online provision of information is accessible to all. However, guaranteeing general e-Accessibility is not entirely possible with the technical resources currently available. To improve our services, we need your feedback: if you encounter any problems in accessing our information resources, please let us know so we can learn from your experience!

Data protection:

On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force establishing a new data privacy regime in the EU. As a binding legal instrument of the European Union the Regulation is directly applicable in every Member State, thus providing a uniform level of data protection in all Member States.  

Each data subject has the right to access the personal data transmitted by her or him as well as the right to rectification, to erasure, to restriction of processing or to object to processing as well as the right to data portability. 

If the data subject considers that the rights relating to her or him are not or not sufficiently complied with, she or he has the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority.

In accordance with Article 37 (1) of the GDPR entities are required to designate data protection officers. The data protection officers of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs are:

  • Jakob WURM


Use of Siteimprove Analytics:

This website uses Siteimprove Analytics, a web analysis service made available by Siteimprove. Siteimprove Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files that are saved on your computer or smartphone in order to help the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs to analyse how visitors use our website. Information provided by the cookies on visitors' website use is saved and processed by Siteimprove on servers located in Denmark.

IP addresses are completely anonymised before any data obtained through the Siteimprove suite can be viewed by the Ministry. It is not possible to reverse the anonymisation of IP addresses nor to allocate IP addresses to data collected.

The Ministry will use such information to analyse user behaviour of its website visitors, develop reports and, ultimately, improve the website experience of its visitors. Siteimprove will not disclose such information to any third party nor use it for any marketing or advertising purposes.

The following Siteimprove cookies are used on this website:

Cookie name: nmstat 
Type: Persistent - expires after 1000 days 

Cookie specifics: This cookie is used to get insights on website user behaviour. Its object is to collect statistics on website use such as the most recent visit made by the user. The cookie does not contain any personal data and is used solely for website analysis. 

Cookie name: siteimproveses
Type: session cookie 

Cookie specifics: This cookie is used to track the path navigated by a visitor through the website. The cookie does not contain any personal data and is used solely for website analysis.

By using the website, the visitor consents to have their data processed for the above purposes.

You may refuse to have Siteimprove Analytics collect your data by clicking on the following link. This activates an opt-out cookie which prevents any future collection of your data whenever you next use this website.

LOG Files:

We record the connection data of all visits to our website in so-called server log files. These access data are communicated by your browser to us. They include the following information: the date and time of access, the name of the webpage viewed, the IP address of your computer, the URL from which you came to visit our site, the data volume transferred, information on your browser (provider and version) and the operating system of your computer. This information is necessary in order to optimise the services of our website and remedy any faults as well as to protect it from attacks by e.g. DDOS.


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Technical implementation and management:

Atos IT Solutions and Services GmbH



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Last Modified: 30.05.2018 11:03