Privacy policy


The protection and security of your personal data are important to us. The website of the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), hereinafter referred to as IHS, therefore stores and processes data exclusively in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and Austrian data protection law. By using the website, you as a user consent to data processing in accordance with this declaration. Unless otherwise stated on other websites of the domain or its subdomains, this statement also applies to them.

This data is not transmitted to third parties.

Data of the person responsible

Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Josefstädter Straße 39, 1080 Vienna

Data of the data protection officer

Harald Hutter
Institut für Höhere Studien - Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Josefstädter Straße 39, 1080 Vienna


Data processed when visiting the website

The website automatically stores and processes the following data when you visit our website:

Server logs: The server logs store the IP address of the requesting party together with data on the time and destination of the retrieval, the amount of data transferred, a message as to whether the retrieval was successful, the identification data of the browser and operating system used and the website from which the access was made (if the access was made via a link).this data is used exclusively to check system security.

Information pursuant to Art. 13 and Art. 14 GDPR

Irrespective of the purpose of the processing and the type of data collection, the following rights exist within the scope of the law:

  • The right to information as to whether and which data is being processed.
  • The right to rectification.
  • The right to erasure.
  • The right to restriction.
  • The right to data portability.
  • If data has been transmitted to others, the right to be "forgotten".
  • If the processing is based on your consent, the right to object is effective from the time you exercise it. If the data processing is based on your consent, we will no longer process data in the event of an objection to this consent from the moment we receive this objection.
  • The right to rectification.

To exercise these rights, please contact

Please note that it may be necessary for us to request proof of your identity in the form of an electronic signature or a copy of your ID in order to fulfill your request.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Austrian Data Protection Authority, Barichgasse 40-42, 1030 Vienna, dsb(at)


When publishing photos, videos or other information on its publicly accessible website and social media channels, the IHS naturally complies with the applicable data protection and other legal obligations.
However, the IHS has no influence whatsoever on third parties who link this information with other information and may also copy and process it for other purposes not covered by this privacy policy. The IHS accepts no liability for such actions.

Changes to our privacy policy

In order to ensure that our privacy policy always complies with current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, e.g. due to new services. The new privacy policy will take effect the next time you visit our website.