Publication data/Data privacy

Statement regarding the collation and use of personal data

Each time a user accesses the Internet content of the Federal Foreign Office or calls up a file, data on this activity is temporarily stored and processed in a log file.

Each item of data is anonymised before storage by changing the IP address.

Specifically, the following data is stored each time content is accessed:

    anonymised IP address,
    date and time,
    accessed page/name of accessed file,
    amount of data transmitted,
    notification whether the process was successful.

This data is evaluated solely for statistical and quality‑related purposes and is subsequently deleted.

It is not used for other purposes or transferred to third parties.

Accessing individual pages generates so‑called transient cookies to facilitate navigation. These session cookies contain no personal data and are erased at the end of the session. Technology such as Java applets and activeX controls which allows user access behaviour to be monitored is not used.

Postal and email addresses supplied in connection with enquiries or requests for information material are used solely for correspondence and shipping respectively.

Editing and technical planning

The website of the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the OSCE in Vienna is maintained and created by:

Permanent Mission of Germany to the OSCE

Press and public relations section

Gauermanngasse 2-4

1010 Vienna

Editing and technical planning

Tel: + 43 1 711 54 00

E-Mail: wien%27%auswaertiges-amt%27%de,info-osze


The Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the OSCE in Vienna takes all reasonable measures to ensure that the information on this site is accurate. Nevertheless, the Permanent Mission gives no representation or warranty, whether express or implied, regarding this site or its contents, including, without limitation, any warranty of accuracy or completeness of the site or its contents. Any decision made by a visitor to this site based on information contained on this site is the sole responsibility of that visitor.

Neither the Permanent Mission nor any of its employees accepts any liability for loss or damage including, without limitation, any special, direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage or other losses or damage of whatsoever nature arising out of or relating to the use of this site or its contents.

Third-Party Links: The Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vienna has not reviewed and accepts no responsibility for any information contained in any other web site accessed by a visitor by hyperlink from this site or from which a visitor visited this site by hyperlink. The Permanent Mission accepts no liability for any special, direct, indirect, consequential or other losses or damages of whatsoever kind arising out of access to, or the use of, any web site linked by hyperlink to this site or any information contained therein.

User information

Everything posted on this website is protected by copyright. While we regularly review the texts published here and do our best to ensure they are correct, complete, up-to-date and intelligible, we would draw your attention to the following:

Content from other providers

Although any links included on our website are carefully chosen, we have no influence on the content or design of other websites to which you may be referred either directly or indirectly. For this reason we accept no liability or responsibility for their correctness or completeness. This applies both to all links listed on our website and to the content of websites accessed through such links.


We would be grateful if you could let us know of any illegal content or incorrect information posted on other websites accessed through links on our website. Please also inform us of anything that is erroneous, out-of-date, incomplete or unintelligible on our own website. You can use our contact form to advise us of such problems.


All information posted on our website and all elements of its design are protected by copyright. No information in whole or part may be reprinted, reproduced, translated or processed and used in any other way without our prior written consent.

Own content

Anything posted on our website pertaining to laws and regulations, official notices and recommendations as well as all other information has been scrupulously checked and is to the best of our knowledge correct. Should you note any inconsistencies, however, the sole authoritative text is the currently applicable version published in the relevant official organ. Recommendations and information relating to legal matters are furnished without any guarantee; we do not provide a legal advice service.

Personal data

You may be invited to supply private or work contact details (email address, name and address) but please note that this is entirely voluntary. No personal data will be collected without your knowledge and consent.


User information

Please read our user information:

Picture sources

Federal Foreign Office

German Embassy in Vienna

Permanent Mission to the OSCE

Federal Photo Archive, Press and Information Office of the Federal Government



dpa/Picture Alliance