Copyright notice and disclaimer

1. Disclosure according to Article 25 Media Act

1.1 Publisher and editor

Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Otto-Wagner-Platz 3, 1090 Vienna

UID no.: ATU 15348407

Phone: (+43-1) 404 20-0

Fax: (+43-1) 404 20-6698

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 OeNB’s legal terms are governed by the Treaty on the Functioning of European Union, the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and the European Central Bank, the Federal Act on the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Nationalbankgesetz) 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 the OeNB’s activities and operations lies with the Governing Board. All non-ESCB-related activities are subject to supervision by the OeNB’s General Council.

1.2 Members of the Governing Board
Governor Robert Holzmann
Vice Governor Gottfried Haber
Executive Director Eduard Schock
Executive Director Thomas Steiner

1.3 Members of the General Council
President: Harald Mahrer
Vice President: Ingrid Reischl

Silvia Angelo
Leonhard Dobusch
Erwin Hameseder
Christian Helmenstein
Stephan Koren
Stefan Pichler
Susanne Riess-Hahn
Sigrid Stagl

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.

1.5 Requests and applications
Requests and applications may be submitted via mail, fax, e-mail to  in person during business hours (OeNB mailroom, 1090 Vienna, Rotenhausgasse 4) or digitally using authorized services, to be deemed submitted in line with the 1991 General Administrative Procedures Act (Allgemeines Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz).

2. Legal information

2.1 Disclaimer
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.

Please share any information with or direct any queries to the contacts listed under Contact.

3. Data protection

Further details on the privacy policy of the OeNB.

4. Social media etiquette

The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) welcomes an enriching and constructive dialogue with the public on our social media channels. We encourage posts, questions, comments and discussions related to our content. To ensure respectful and polite interaction, we do ask users to bear in mind the social media etiquette rules detailed below.

  • On our social media channels, we will neither tolerate disrespectful, insulting or abusive language nor any false or misleading information, unsubstantiated claims, accusations or unfounded allegations.
  • We will not tolerate any discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their origin, nationality, religious affiliation, sexual identity, gender or age or any defamation on similar grounds.
  • We will delete any pornographic, criminal, defamatory or misleading content as well as any posts that glorify violence.
  • We ask that users refrain from posting advertising or commercial messages. We will delete any such posts as well as any messages recognized as spam.
  • Please respect copyright, intellectual property rights and data protection law. When posting third-party content, please give full copyright information and source reference or link to the website of origin. Please make sure to respect personality rights and people’s right to their own image and take care not to disclose any sensitive personal data.

Please be informed that we will delete individual posts if they are in violation of our etiquette rules. We also reserve the right to block users temporarily or permanently if they repeatedly infringe these rules.

You are welcome to send us questions, comments and feedback on all our social media channels. You can reach us Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 18:00 (CET).