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Privacy statement

We are delighted that you are using the city of Leoben’s websites. Please take note of the following information in order to ensure that you are fully informed about the collection and use of usage data and personal data:

Scope of Application

This data privacy statement applies to the website.

Please note that on external platforms and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) the data privacy policies of the respective platform shall apply.

Legal Notice

You are entitled, in connection with the personal data that concerns you, to demand that the data be corrected or deleted, or that the processing thereof be limited, as well as to object to a certain kind of processing (article 16 to 21 of the GDPR).

Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority regarding what you consider to be unauthorized treatment in conjunction with the right to the protection of your personal data. This applies in particular, if you feel at a disadvantage in conjunction with the assertion of the right of access (article 15 paragraph 1 lit. f. of the GDPR).

Further Information:


Use of Cookies

This website uses so-called “cookies”, which serve to make our internet presence more user-friendly, more effective and more secure – for instance when it comes to making navigation on our website faster. We use cookies, for example, to remember your language settings. In addition cookies allow us to track the frequency of site visits and measure general navigation.

Cookies are small text files, which are saved on your computer. We would like to point out that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to your system, whereby it is mostly a matter of so-called “session cookies”. They are characterised by the fact that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognize your computer during your next visit (so-called permanent cookies).

Rejecting Cookies

You can reject these cookies at any time provided your browser allows this. Please note that certain functions of this website may only function partially or not work at all if your browser is set to not accept cookies (from our website).

Server log files

We use the services of the webspace provider Hosteurope. The provider is Host Europe GmbH, Hansestrasse 111, 51149 Köln, Deutschland.

Within the framework of our agreement on processing in accordance with art. 28 GDPR with Agentur Brainsworld Design Agnecy GmbH, Mareckkai 50, 8700 Leoben, Hosteurope collects data by accessing the offer (so-called log files). The access data includes: time of visit, accessed URL, browser and IP address of the user. The log data is only used for statistical analyses for the purposes of operation and safeguarding the security of information. Should justified suspicion of illegal use arise on the basis of concrete indicators, the log data shall be subsequently verified. The data shall be deleted again after 14 days. Data shall be processed on the basis of legitimate interest (art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR). This constitutes safeguarding of information security.

Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

In order to further improve the content and services of this website, the Google Analytics web analytics tool and Google Tag Manager are used for Opt-out link for Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
Use of Google Analytics

Notice in accordance with the terms and conditions of Google Inc. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information created by the cookie relating to your use of this website will, as a rule, be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA.

In the course of activation of IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will first be abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states signatory to the agreement concerning the European economic area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to carry out other services in connection with the use of the website and Internet use on behalf of the website operator.

The IP address transmitted from you browser in the framework of Google Analytics will not be consolidated with any other Google data. You can prevent cookies being stored on your computer with an appropriate setting of your browser software; however, we must advise you that in this case you may not be able to make full use of the functions of this website.
Anonymisation of the IP Address We would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizelp()” so IP addresses are only processed further in abbreviated form to prevent them from being directly linked to a particular individual.
Information regarding data protection by Google.
Use of Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Tag Manager. This is a service of the company Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter “Google”). Google Tag Manager is a solution for managing the marked websites tags using an interface. The tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-free domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool activates other tags that collect data in certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at domain or cookie level, the deactivation remains in places for all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager.
The following data is transmitted to Google servers in the USA through the use of this service:
  • Referrer URL
  • IP address of the user
  • Google account: If the user is logged in to their Google account at the same time, the account is recognized and assigned
  • Information on the browser used, browser size, browser resolution, browser plugins, language settings and date
  • Scripts and depiction instructions of the website
  • Cookies
Anonymization of the IP Address We would like to point out that on this website, the IP addresses are only processed in Google Tag Manager in abbreviated form to prevent them from being directly linked to a particular individual. The anonymization applies to every service that the Tag Manager calls up. One service that is currently called up, is Google Analytics.
Information regarding data protection by Google.
Deactivating Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics
You can also prevent the collection of data by Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. By doing so, an opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the collection of your data during future visits of this website. Deactivate Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics If a deactivation has been made at domain or cookie level, the deactivation remains in places for all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager. Deactivating Google Tag Manager also deactivates Google Analytics.

Data Transmission and Data Security

The Municipality of Leoben points out that the transmission of data on the internet, via email, for example, may involve security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties cannot be guaranteed. The Municipality of Leoben shall not assume any liability for damages caused by such security gaps.


In the event of disputes, only the German version of the data privacy statement shall be legally binding. The English version is provided for information purposes only.