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Data protection information

This data protection information informs you about the processing of personal data when using the website

Logging of IP addresses

While accessing this website (this is also valid for any other website), you transmit data to a web server via your IT device (computer, tablet or smartphone).

The following data are recorded during an ongoing connection for communication between your IT device and the web server of Statistics Austria: Date and time of the request, name of the requested file, website from which the file was requested, access status, web browser and operating system used, requesting IP address, amount of data transmitted as well as browser log data relating to the visit of our website. This information is required to maintain the operation and IT security of our website and will be evaluated for error analysis in the event of an incident.


Cookies are small text files that are stored on your IT device and saved by your web browser. Our website uses the following cookies:

"Session Cookies": They are automatically deleted at the end of the Internet session or when the web browser is closed.

"Persistent cookies": They have a maximum expiry period of 2 years and are automatically deleted after expiry of their validity period.

You can set your web browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies, only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the web browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our website may be limited.

Web application by Matomo

Our website uses Matomo. This is an open source application for statistical analysis of user access. The information generated by the use of this website (cookies) is transferred to the web server and stored for usage analysis purposes. This serves to optimize our website. The IP address is anonymized before processing and storage. You can prevent the installation of cookies at any time by setting your web browser software accordingly.

Use of Google reCAPTCHA

Our website uses the Google reCaptcha service for certain applications to determine whether these applications on our website can be assigned to a person or a computer. Google uses the following data to check whether the input is made by a person or a computer: IP address of the device used, the site that is visited on our website and on which the captcha is integrated, the date and duration of the visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used, Google account if you are logged in to Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas and tasks in which you have to identify images. This data processing is based on the legal basis of Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, Regulation (EU) 2016/679). Statistics Austria has a legitimate interest in this data processing to ensure the security of our website and to protect us from automated entries (attacks).

Stay informed (mail subscriptions)

If you are interested in receiving newsletters, press releases, quick reports, Statistics Brief, Zahlenspiegel and/or other mail subscriptions on topics of your choice via our newsletter-system, we need your e-mail address and your declaration of consent. Of course you can revoke this consent at any time. Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions.


If you wish to order publications via our website, an order form is available on our website. To ensure that your order can be processed, we need the following information: E-mail address, first name, surname, postal address.

Links to external websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We expressly point out for all linked websites that we have no influence on the design and content of the linked sites. Please therefore observe the data protection information of the respective website.

Access to external online services

Our website also provides access to the external online service Twitter. We explicitly point out that the use of our Twitter account (@STATISTIK_AT) and the protection of the data you enter there are subject to the Terms of Use of Twitter. Please therefore read its privacy policy.

Access to applications of Statistics Austria

Our website also provides access to applications of Statistics Austria as e.g. our Statistical Database STATcube. The respective data protection information can be found in these applications.

Forwarding of personal data to third parties

The user data recorded on our website will not be passed on to third parties. An exception to this principle exists only in the case of attacks on our website for legal or criminal prosecution.

Protection of persons under 18 years of age

Minors should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.

Name and address of the controller

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, Regulation (EU) 2016/679) and other data protection provisions is:

Statistics Austria 
Bundesanstalt Statistik Österreich 
Guglgasse 13 
1110 Wien 
Phone: +43 1 711 28-0 
Fax: +43 1 711 28-7728 


Name and address of the data protection officer

Maria-Christine Bienzle 
Statistics Austria (Bundesanstalt Statistik Österreich) 
Guglgasse 13 
1110 Vienna 
Phone: +43 1 711 28-7751 


Exercise of rights of the data subject

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), natural persons have the following rights: right of access by the data subject (Article 15 GDPR), right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR), right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR), right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR), right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR) and right to object (Article 21 GDPR), provided that these rights are exercised on the basis of the legal provisions in the specific case. To assert these rights, please send an e-mail to or a letter to the address of the data protection officer mentioned above.

Right to lodge a complaint to the data protection authority

If there are any complaints about the processing of your data, natural persons can contact the Austrian data protection authority as supervisory authority. Contact information can be found on the website of the data protection authority at

Last updated on 2024-03-01.
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