Media owner and editor
Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Am Campus 1
3400 Klosterneuburg

Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000
Fax: +43 (0)2243 9000 2000

VAT number: ATU 64938189
DVR number: 4009986

Legal form
The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is a legal entity governed by public law with its own legal personality (according to article 1 section 2 of IST Austria federal law). IST Austria is represented by President Thomas Henzinger.

Tasks of IST Austria
According to article 2 section 1 of IST Austria federal law, IST Austria is dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural and mathematical sciences. It is committed to conducting world-class research in an international state-of-the-art environment.

Supervisory authority
Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.

The texts provided on the IST Austria website have been reviewed with great care. However, IST Austria cannot guarantee completeness or validity of the information provided. Therefore IST Austria accepts no liability for the contents provided. Links to other websites have been carefully selected. However, IST Austria is not responsible for contents on any other websites.

All contents included on the IST Austria website, such as texts, images, videos, and graphics can be downloaded and used in accordance with the principles of the CC BY license subject to any copyright or other notices.

Privacy policy
Contact of the controller according to the GDPR:
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
c/o Legal Affairs
Address: Am Campus 1, A-3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria
Phone: +43‐(0)2243 9000

Contact of the Data Protection Officer at IST Austria:
Dr. Svenja Kutnig, LL.M. (UCL)
Address: Am Campus 1, A-3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria
Phone: +43‐(0)2243 9000

Rights of data subjects: In order to assert your rights as a data subject (rights of access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, the right to object against processing and the right to data portability), please contact IST Austria at; we will process your request without undue delay, latest within a month as of your request. You are also entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (in Austria: Datenschutzbehörde).

The IST Austria website may ask you to provide some limited personal information in order to enable the provision of certain services. IST Austria may store this information manually or electronically. By supplying this information you are consenting to IST Austria holding and using it for the purposes for which it was provided. Information provided will be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil that purpose.

IST Austria collects information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is statistical data about the users' browsing actions and patterns which does not identify any individual and allows IST Austria to ensure that content from its site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

Personal information provided to IST Austria by you will only be used for the purposes stated when the information is requested. Personal information will not be sold to third parties, or provided to direct marketing companies or other such organizations without your permission. Personal information collected and/or processed by IST Austria is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2000.

The IST Austria website uses cookies for Piwik, an open source software for statistical analysis of visitor hits. Demographical and statistical information about user behavior is collected and used to analyze the popularity and effectiveness of the IST Austria website. Any disclosure of this information will be in aggregate form and will not identify individual users.