Copyright notice and disclaimer
1. Disclosure according to Article 25 Media Act
1.1 Publisher and editor
The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) is the central bank of the Republic of Austria and, as such, an integral part of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). The legal terms of the OeNB are governed by the Treaty on the Functioning of European Union (TFEU), the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and the European Central Bank (ESCB/ECB Statute), the Federal Act on the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Nationalbankgesetz – NBG 1984) and other federal legislation. The OeNB is a stock corporation with a statutory capital of EUR 12 million, and the federal government is its sole shareholder.
Responsibility for managing and running the OeNB’s business lies with the Governing Board. The General Council is charged with supervising all activities not falling within the remit of the ESCB.
1.2 Members of the Governing Board
Governor Ewald Nowotny
Vice Governor Gottfried Haber
Executive Director Eduard Schock
Executive Director Thomas Steiner
1.3 Members of the General Council
President Harald Mahrer
Vice President Barbara Kolm
1.4 Website policy
The OeNB’s website serves as a tool to inform the public about the OeNB’s tasks and activities, and to convey content on the wide range of matters related to the OeNB’s activities.
Requests in line with the 1991 General Administrative Procedures Act (Allgemeines Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz) may be submitted via mail, fax or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered in person during business hours (OeNB mailroom, 1090 Vienna, Rotenhausgasse 4).
2. Legal information
Because of the very nature of the Internet, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) cannot guarantee the authenticity, accuracy and completeness of the information provided through this website. Furthermore, the OeNB cannot guarantee the availability and accessibility of its website, and it cannot give a guarantee that any legal or other information provided here will be current at all times. Official versions of laws and regulations are available in the respective media (Federal Law Gazette, Official Gazette, Legal Information System of the Republic of Austria).
To the extent that liability may be excluded at law, the OeNB accepts no liability for any direct, indirect or other damage, irrespective of its cause, resulting from the use of its website content or from data downtime.
In addition to proprietary content, the OeNB also offers external links to content of other providers but is not liable for the providers and their data. All responsibility for the content of linked websites lies with the original data providers.
2.2 Conditions for reusing OeNB website content
The OeNB subscribes to an open reuse policy that supports free access to the statistics it publishes. It attaches great importance to the quality of its statistics, in accordance with the principles set out in the Public commitment on European statistics by the ESCB. In line with these considerations and in accordance with the ESCB's reuse policy, the OeNB provides its statistics free of charge as a public good of high quality for both commercial and noncommercial reuse.
Having due regard to the provisions of the Federal Act on the Re-use of Information from Public Sector Bodies (unofficial translation; Informationsweiterverwendungsgesetz – IWG; Federal Law Gazette, Part I No. 135/2005), data published on the OeNB’s website may be reused subject to the following conditions:
As a rule, the right to reuse extends only to data copyrighted by the OeNB (as indicated by “© OeNB” or otherwise). Reuse for noncommercial purposes does not require the express consent or notification of the OeNB.
However, the OeNB must be notified in writing and in advance of any intention to reuse statistical data for commercial purposes and the commercial use of any other (i.e. nonstatistical) data requires the OeNB’s express consent.
Data taken from this website and copyrighted by the OeNB may only be reused and disseminated if the OeNB is cited as the source. As a rule, the OeNB prohibits the framing of any content provided on its website.
Upon the request of the OeNB, users must delete or destroy any material from this website that the OeNB deems to have been used unlawfully or improperly. Content taken from the OeNB’s website must not be altered or distorted.
The OeNB may also revoke permission to reuse its data without providing underlying reasons.
The right to reuse data published by the OeNB but originally provided by third parties is subject to the originators’ prior consent.
Users are not entitled to expect continuity of existing OeNB data series and should note that the OeNB may modify its datasets when revising or updating data. If third parties make available OeNB statistics to other users, they must also inform the latter about the OeNB’s reuse policy.
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3. Data protection