The protection of your personal information is a matter of great importance for us. Therefore, your data will only be processed if there is a legal basis to do so (GDPR, Telecommunications Act 2003, Data Protection Act). On these pages you will find information about the most important aspects of data processing in connection with the use of our website.

Contacting us

If you contact us using our online forms or via e-mail, the personal data you provide will only be used for the purpose of handling your request. Your data will be stored for six months to enable us to deal with any follow-up queries in case they arise. We will not transfer your data unless you have given us your explicit consent. 

Liability disclaimer

This website contains links to external websites which have been provided by third parties. We are not responsible for the content of these external websites and therefore do not accept any liability for the content of these websites. Responsibility for the linked pages lies with the providers or operators of the external websites. While we make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information provided on the linked sites is accurate, we cannot always guarantee the accuracy of information provided on the sites unless there is concrete evidence of an infringement. If we become aware of any such infringement, we will immediately remove such links.


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. They do not cause any damage to your computer, tablet or mobile device. We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some of these cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device until you delete them. They enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit, and to restore your settings automatically. If you do not want this to happen, you can configure your browser so that it informs you before cookies are saved, and allow cookies to be stored only in individual cases. How this works with the top browsers in use you can find out via the links below.

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Our aim is to improve our website and the services we offer in accordance with the GDPR (legitimate interest). Since the privacy of our users is a matter of great importance for us, user data is anonymised before it is forwarded.

Reviewing, Editing, Changing and Deleting Data

You may review, delete, and edit your personal information on DEIMS-SDR. Please note that changes will be applied prospectively. For example, if you remove a postal address there is no way to stop people who have previously viewed or downloaded the data from using it.
In limited circumstances, DEIMS-SDR may proactively correct data in a record where errors are a result of system errors, changed standards specifications, or other obvious errors not caused by you.
If there is personal data on DEIMS-SDR without your consent, please inform us and we will delete that information accordingly.

Please be aware that if you share personal information like your e-mail address it will show up in the metadata records for each generated dataset.

How to Access and Control Your Personal Data Records

You can view, edit or delete your personal data online by editing your "person" page.
You can always choose to change the provided information or delete it altogether. If someone puts information about you on DEIMS-SDR you can contact us and we will delete that information right away.

How your personal data records are made available

There are multiple ways to access DEIMS-SDR data. Every site record is available in our interactive “Site map”. There are search masks and APIs to extract site data, which includes personal data of site managers, contact personnel or metadata creators. There is also the possibility to extract filtered data in excel CSV-Format where personal data of site managers is included. This last option is only available to people logged in to DEIMS-SDR.

Server logs

The following data are logged in the server logs: the user’s IP address and data concerning the time of the request, the purpose of the request, the data volume transmitted, a notification stating whether the request was successful, the browser and the operating system used, and the website from which the access was made (if the access was made via a link). The data is only used to ensure system security. Server logs are kept for 6 months.

Your rights

You have as a matter of principle the right to be informed, to have data corrected or deleted, to restrict processing, the right to data portability and the right to object and withdraw your consent. If you think that the processing of your data is in breach of the data protection law, or that your legal claims under the data protection law have been breached in any other way, you can lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the Austrian Data Protection Authority. If you wish to exercise your right to object or withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data in connection with this website, please contact us using the contact form.

You can contact our Data Protection Officer at:

Last Updated: June 2021

Data Protection Officer appointed under the General Data Protection Regulation
Umweltbundesamt GmbH
Spittelauer Lände 5
1090 Wien/Österreich

Company Registration Number (Identification-No): FN 187010s
Tel: +43-(0)1-31304
Fax: +43-(0)1-31304/5400

You can contact our Data Protection Officer at: