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Legal notice pursuant to “Austrian Media Act with 2005 Amendment,“ Federal Law Gazette no. 314/1981 as published in Federal Law Gazette no. 49/2005.

Owned and published by:
Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Minoritenplatz 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

Content created by:
Psychological Counseling Centers at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research??

Place of publication and production:
Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
Minoritenplatz 5, 1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 53120-0
Telefax: +43 1 53120-9099

All articles published on this website are subject to copyright. All rights are reserved. The content may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes provided that the exact source is indicated (website plus author). Other reproduction, storage and reprinting is permissible with explicit written authorization by the Psychological Counseling Centers only. We assume no liability for the provided content.

The Psychological Counseling Centers assume no liability or guarantee that the content provided on and is up-to-date, accurate and complete. The use of this information shall not constitute any legal claim.

Content that is related to clinical/psychological issues, psychotherapy or medical issues under no circumstances replaces professional counselling or treatment by trained and recognized professionals. The content provided is not suitable for making one’s own diagnoses. Suggested exercises shall be executed at your own risk only.

In addition, the Psychological Counseling Centers accept no liability or guarantee for the content of external links. When these links were placed, we saw no inaccurate or illegal content on the websites to which links were placed. The Psychological Counseling Centers have no influence on the current and future design, content or authorship of these linked sites. Therefore, we explicitly dissociate from all content of linked sites that was modified after the links were placed.

Processing of personal data
At the Psychological Counseling Centers, data protection is a priority. We process personal data only as permitted by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Austrian legislation.?In the field of competence of the Psychological Counseling Centers, data protection is actively pursued. All employees receive data protection training and process data in a responsible manner as permitted by law.

As a public agency, the Psychological Counseling Centers act pursuant to the principle of legality defined in administrative law, i.e. the administration relies on Austrian and European law. The relevant rules of the GDPR (Articles 6 and 9 of the GDPR) are usually the legal basis for processing personal data and the permissible storage period and, if the processing is performed during psychological or psychotherapy-related activities, the Austrian Psychologist Act of 2013 and the Austrian Psychotherapy Act. In specific cases, an agreement or any other legal obligation can be an option. If you have accepted the processing of your data, the legislation mentioned above shall be the basis for and limit of activities related to data processing. The purpose of personal data processing is subject to Austrian and European legislation and is in line with the legally defined responsibilities of the Psychological Counseling Centers.

Duration of data processing
Personal data will be processed as long as required to fulfill an agreement, to meet statutory (storage) requirements (see Psychology and Psychotherapy Act) and to assert or defend against (imminent) legal claims during the relevant period of limitation.

Responsible person and data protection officer
The person responsible for processing personal data as defined by the GDPR is the director of the relevant Psychological Counseling Center. The data protection officer for the Psychological Counseling Centers is Evamaria Wallner of the Psychological Counseling Center Klagenfurt.

Contact information:
Psychological Counseling Centers
Salzburg: psb.sbg(at); Phone: 0662/8044-6500
Graz: psych.ber(at);  Phone: 0316/814748
Linz: psychol.studber(at); Phone: 0732/2468-7930
Vienna: psychologische.studentenberatung(at); Phone: 01/4023091-34
Klagenfurt: psycholog.studierendenberatung(at); Phone: 0463/23482
Innsbruck: psycholog-studentenberatung(at); Phone: 0512/50739601

Right to information (Article 15 GDPR)
You have the right to information about the processing of your personal data. Please note that in order for us to handle your request for information, the requesting person must provide plausible proof of her or his identity (ideally by speaking to the attending psychologist in person or if she or he no longer works at the Psychological Counseling Center, by presenting a passport or an ID or by attaching a copy thereof to your written request). In order for us to provide swift and effective information, we kindly ask for your cooperation. The information you provide about your identity and your request should be as precise as possible. You have the option of referring to specific information or other processing activities.

In specific cases, the right to information may be limited by law.?Please make your request for information to the relevant Psychological Counseling Center in person, via e-mail or letter.?The Psychological Counseling Center will reply to your request for information pursuant to Article 15 of the GDPR as soon as possible within one month of its receipt. If the request is complex and if multiple requests have been made, the deadline may be extended by an additional two months. If this is the case, we will inform you. To make sure that your personal data will be shared exclusively with you, we generally provide this information in person.

Other data subject rights (Articles 16 ff GDPR)
To claim other data subject rights pursuant to the GDPR that for which the Psychological Counseling Centers are competent, such as rectification, deletion etc., please address your request to the Psychological Counseling Center in question.?Please note that in specific cases, these rights may be limited by applicable law.

Filing a complaint
If you feel that your data protection rights have been breached, please e-mail the Psychological Counseling Center. In addition, pursuant to the GDPR, you also have the option of filing a complaint with the supervisory authority for data protection. In Austria, this authority is the Data Protection Authority (

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