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Federal Chancellery of Austria

Ballhausplatz 2
1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 53 115-0
DVR-Number 0000019


Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection

Stubenring 1
1010 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 711 00-0
DVR: 001 7001

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Website policy

The Ministry of Health’s website informs you about the activities and agendas of the Ministry. The website aims to report on issues which are of relevance to a broad public. Our target groups are the specialist public of the wide-ranging health sector as well as ordinary people who are interested in health issues.

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Responsibility for the contents

Federal Chancellery of Austria, division III Women and Gender Equality
Federal Chancellery of Austria, department VII/5
Email: webredaktion@bka.gv.at

Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection
Stubenring 1
1010 Wien
Email: kommunikation@sozialministerium.at


© Federal Ministry of Health (BMGF) 2010. The articles and contributions published on this website are protected by copyright. All rights reserved. Their reproduction for non-commercial purposes is permitted when their source is indicated (source: Austrian Federal Ministry of Health [BMGF]) Permission is required for commercial use. Special permission must also be obtained to use the BMG’s logo.


No guarantee is given for the contents provided. No liability is assumed by the Ministry for the topicality, correctness or completeness of the contents of this website or other websites operated by the Ministry of Health. The information provided is no replacement for legal advice – you should obtain this from an expert if required. No legal rights shall result from the use of the information on the website(s).


Links to the contents of third-party websites have been provided with due care by the editing team. However, due to the dynamic natures of websites and the internet, continuous monitoring of all of the linked contents is not possible. Liability for any damage or harm caused by the use or non-use of the content of external links shall be borne solely by those offering the content.

Photo credits

If not otherwise indicated, photographs are from mauritius image or Buenos Dias.

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If you have questions to which you cannot find the answers in any of the texts, references or contact information on the website, please get in touch with our Citizens’ Service. E-mail: buergerservice@bmgf.gv.at. For questions related to the contents of the website, please contact the editing team, e-mail: webredaktion@bmgf.gv.at.

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Technical support

Technical realisation, support and CMS: Austria Press Agency (APA).

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Cookies Note

Information on the use of cookies

We use cookies only for anonymous statistical purposes. On this website, data is collected and stored for the purposes of audience measurement with the technology of the company etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com). From this data, user profiles can be created using a pseudonym. Cookies can be deployed to do this. Cookies are small text files which are saved locally in the cache of the user’s browser software. Cookies make it possible for the browser to be recognised again.

By continuing to browse our website you agree to their use. The data obtained with the technologies used by etracker are not used to personally identify users of this website and are not linked to personal data about the holder of the pseudonym.

Where can I enable/remove cookies in my browser?

Cookies and tracking can be disabled in the settings of the browser. Cookies which are already stored on your computer can be removed via the history function (select ‘cookies’ there). The website http://www.aboutcookies.org/ provides detailed instructions on how to disable/remove cookies in various browsers.

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The Federal Ministry of Health endeavours to provide access to its information for everyone. The Ministry of Health’s website is being gradually adapted to the recommendations of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 of the W3C, level AA. More information is available at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/


Not all of the files for downloading are accessible. We are working on the extending the number of barrier-free PDF files which we offer. If the content of the documents offered is not accessible for you, please contact webredaktion@bmgf.gv.at. We would be pleased to try and make the contents available to you in a different form.

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Internet policy guidelines

The information provided here is designed to ensure the good functioning of e-mail correspondence with the BMG. Mails with attachments larger than 50 MB are not accepted. Mails which contain viruses or other questionable contents will be blocked. Mails with archive files (e.g. .zip) which contain folders with more than ten levels of nesting or exhibit checksum errors will be blocked. Attachments with the following file types (endings) will not be accepted: .scr .vbs .bat .ink .pif .com .exe .cpl .wsh .ocx .asp .

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