1. Imprint and legal information



Editor and publisher


OeAD-GmbH — Agentur für Bildung und Internationalisierung (Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation), Ebendorferstraße 7, 1010 Wien/Vienna
Headquarters: Vienna | FN 320219 k | Commercial Court Vienna | ATU64808925 
Managing director: Jakob Calice, PhD 
T +43 1 53408-0
E info@oead.at


Basic direction: The object of the OeAD-GmbH, which is a non-profit organisation, is the implementation of measures of national, European and international cooperation in science and research as well as fostering of the arts, higher education, education and training as laid down in the OeAD Act (in particular § 3 of the OeAD Act).





The OeAD-GmbH was established on 1 January 2009 by the OeAD Act and is owned 100% by the Republic of Austria. The shareholder rights are exercised by the Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research.



Corporate purpose

The GmbH, whose activities are non-profit and non-governmental, aims to stimulate and support international mobility and cooperation in the university and general education sector, with a special focus on the European area and developing countries. This is done, among other things, through the following activities: Supervision of EU education and mobility programs, implementation and supervision of international, European and Austrian programs to promote international mobility and cooperation in the field of education, implementation of programs in the field of development cooperation to promote educational and scientific cooperation with developing countries, provision of human and material resources for and implementation of study preparation courses in cooperation with universities, provision of information on international mobility and cooperation in the field of education, such as through the issuance of publications, operation of web pages, information events and advertising and public relations work for Austria as a university location.



Technical Conception and Realisation 


:WANTED Werbeagentur GmbH


Europaplatz 7

4020 Linz, Austria

+43 732 77 99 90 0




Responsible for the content


Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research in cooperation with the Austrian higher education institutions (public universities, private universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education) with editorial support of the OeAD.


Place of publishing: Vienna

Place of production: Vienna



ISO Certification


The OeAD association, which has been incorporated in the OeAD-GmbH, introduced a quality and process management system in 2006 with the aim of continuously improving, developing and optimising its services and internal processes. In the same year the OeAD association was certified according to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2000. Since then the effectiveness of the quality management system has been confirmed annually by external monitoring audits. In 2016 the OeAD was certified according to ISO 9001:2015.




"The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein."



2. Privacy Policy 


This English translation serves for information purpose. Only the German version of the Privacy Policy is legally binding.


The OeAD is particularly concerned to protect and keep safe all personal data that you entrust to us or we are processing. In this document you will learn more about how and for what purpose we will use and process your personal data. We ensure both technically and organisationally that the data protection regulations are observed both by us and by external service providers.


Processing of personal data is, along with all kind of organizational fields, subject to continuous change, adjustment and improvement. Therefore, adaptions will occur in this document. The up-to-date version of the Privacy Statement will be made public on this website. Hence we kindly recommend you to regularly review this Privacy Statement.



2.1 Legal basis


We process your data exclusively in accordance with legal regulations (as amended), in particular:

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC 
Austrian Data Protection Act (Datenschutzgesetz - DSG) 
Austrian Telecommunications Act (Telekommunikationsgesetz - TKG)
Austrian Research Organisation Act (Forschungsorganisationsgesetz - FOG) 
OeAD Act (OeAD-Gesetz - OeAD-G)




2.2 Responsibility for data processing


Controller for data processing is the OeAD-GmbH — Agentur für Bildung und Internationalisierung (Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation), Company register number (FN) 320219 k (Commercial Court Vienna), Ebendorferstraße 7, 1010 Wien (hereafter referred to as "OeAD").


Our data protection officer is Mag. Christian Pichler-Stainern, datenschutz@oead.at.


In a few data processings the OeAD is not or not solely data controller according to GDPR. This is mentioned directly below in the data processings concerned. In such cases, however, we will still accept your enquiries and provide information about the controller or forward your enquiry, if you wish.


As part of our electronic data processing we commission IT service providers (data processors) who may get access to your personal data in the course of their activities provided that they require the data to fulfil their respective services. These service providers have been obliged by us to take adequate technical and organisational measures to ensure the protection of your data. These service providers are not permitted to pass on your data (except in cases where this is required by law). For further information about the service providers commissioned by us please contact us by e-mail: datenschutz@oead.at.




2.3 Consent and right of revocation



If your consent is necessary for the processing of your data, we will only process it after your consent has been obtained.



In principle we do not process data of minors based on consent pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit a of the GDPR. By using our online services (website, newsletters, event registration) you confirm that you are at least 14 years old or have received the consent of your legal guardian.


Withdrawal of consent

If we process your data solely on the basis of your consent you can withdraw your consent at any time by sending an e-mail to the following e-mail address: datenschutz@oead.at. The withdrawal of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until your withdrawal. Statutory retention obligations shall also remain unaffected by a withdrawal. Cookies and tracking can be blocked by means of your browser settings or disallowed via our website in accordance with section 6.4.




2.4 Your rights


Right of access by the data subject, right to rectification, to restriction of processing, to object, to erasure, to complain and to data portability
You have the right to get information about your processed personal data as well as the right to rectification by the responsible OeAD at any time. Provided that there is no legal retention obligation or other legal basis for the processing of your data you have the right to have this data deleted. If the processing of your data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent. If the processing is in the public interest or to protect the legitimate interests of the OeAD or third parties, you have the right to object to the processing. You may also have the right to limit the processing, to data portability (provided that the data is processed on the basis of your consent or in the course of the execution of a contract) and to complain to the Austrian Data Protection Authority (Barichgasse 40-42, 1030 Wien, e-mail: dsb@dsb.gv.at).


Contact details for exercising your rights

To exercise any of the above rights please contact us via e-mail: datenschutz@oead.at or write to us: OeAD-GmbH, attn. Data Protection Officer Mag. Christian Pichler-Stainern, Ebendorferstraße 7, 1010 Wien. If you wish to complain to the Data Protection Authority, please address your complaint directly to the above-mentioned address of the Austrian Data Protection Authority.



2.5 General information about our online services (websites, newsletters, electronic contact, event registration)


Voluntary disclosure of your identity

Basically you can use our online offers without disclosing your identity. If, however, you make an enquiry via our contact form or by e-mail, request information materials, subscribe to one of our newsletters or register for an event, we will ask you for your name and other personal information such as your e-mail address. We need this personal data to process and answer your enquiry, to send you information materials, to send you our newsletters and to carry out and document events. We also have to store data to prove our activities, in particular vis-à-vis those who have commissioned us (Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), European Commission, Austrian Development Agency, etc.), and to assert any claims. For more detailed information see the respective sections regarding the individual online servicess.


Data security measures

To protect your transmitted data in the best possible way we use SSL encryption (HTTPS protocol) for our online services. You will recognise encrypted connections by the lock symbol and the prefix “https://” in the address line of your browser. All data that you transmit to our website – for example enquiries, subscriptions and cancellations of subscriptions to newsletters or event registrations – cannot be read by third parties because of SSL encryption.

If you send an inquiry by e-mail, we have to warn you that the transmission by e-mail may be unsafe due to the technical structure of the Internet and that third parties may be able to read this message without authorisation. You must therefore take responsibility for the choice of this communication medium yourself. If your e-mail provider offers this option, e-mails between your e-mail provider and our e-mail server can be transmitted in an encrypted way using TLS.



2.6 Website: Website: Cookies, tracking tools and web analysis


General information about data collection

Cookies, web beacons and the analysis software Matomo are used on our Internet platforms. Moreover, the IP address of the device you are using to access our websites and the pages accessed will be stored along with date and time of your access for a period of three days to analyse any attacks or irregularities as well as errors that may occur.



Cookies are small text files that are used to optimise the display of the website on your device, to recognise repeated visits to our website and to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our website. By using our website you are consenting to us using cookies. You can refuse to accept cookies in your browser settings. For details of how this works please refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions and the information in section 6.4. If you choose not to accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be restricted. Some cookies will remain stored on your device in order to recognise a new visit to our website until you delete them.

Web Beacons, tracking and web analytics

We use the software Matomo to analyse how our websites are used. This software allows us to analyse online behaviour with regard to time, geographical location, type and operating system of the device used (PC, laptop, tablet, mobile/cell phone), browser used and website usage. This enables us to optimise the information offered to our users and the display on different devices (PC, laptop, tablet, mobile/cell phone) and different browsers. This information is collected via cookies (see section 6.2) and web beacons. Web beacons are small graphics on websites that allow log file recording and log file analysis that is used for statistical analysis. The information generated in this way is only transferred to our server and stored there for analytical purposes. Only the first six digits of the IP address will be stored, which only allows an approximate localisation by region. This anonymised data will not be linked to other personal data. The information about your use of our websites will not be passed on to third parties.


Objection against tracking

If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of your visitor data, you can deactivate this at any time by means of the following option. A Matomo deactivation cookie will then be stored in your browser.



Social Media Plug-ins



Our website uses the provider YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA for the integration of videos. We have embedded our YouTube videos in the enhanced privacy mode: in this case YouTube will contact Google's Double Click service but according to Google's privacy policy will not process personal information. As a result YouTube will not store information about visitors unless you watch the video. If you click on the video, your IP address will be transmitted to YouTube.

If you are logged in to YouTube while accessing our website, this information will also be associated with your user account (you can prevent this by logging out before watching the video on YouTube). You can find further information in YouTube's Privacy Policy. Moreover, we would like to refer to the general information about and deactivation of cookies (see section 6.4) in our Privacy Policy.


Legal basis

Data is processed according to the legal provisions of § 96 para. 3 of the Telecommunications Act, § 3 of the OeAD Act and Article 6 of the GDPR, in particular according to paragraph 1 point a on the basis of your consent given by the disclosure of your personal data and according to point f on our legitimate interest to run our website in a secure and stable manner, to track the use of our website statistically to improve it and to integrate other media which are run by us.