Privacy Protection

We take data security and the protection of personal data very seriously and set great store by the observance of the relevant legal provisions. What follows below shows the principles that we are following in this process.

Contact us
If you contact us via form on the website or via e-mail, the data you provide will be stored by us for processing your enquiry and in the event of queries or follow-up questions. These data will not be passed on without your consent.

Our website makes use of cookies in order to be able to recognize visitors as they surf our pages. Settings such as the selection of the high contrast option or certain font sizes can thereby be retained across different pages. No sensitive information is stored in the cookies. The cookies are transmitted only to the server that supplies them and they are deleted when the browser is shut down.

The following cookies are used when using our website:

  • _ga: Needed to distinguish users of the website from each other; storage period: 2 years (Google Analytics)
  • _gat: Needed to distinguish sessions of individual users from each other; storage time: 1 minute (Google Analytics)
  • _gid: Needed to distinguish recurring users; storage time: 24 hours (Google Analytics)
  • cb-enabled: Identification that you have agreed to the use of cookies, storage period 1 year
  • fe_typo_user: Required to create sessions of individual users for the TYPO3 editorial system, storage time until the end of each session

Evaluation of visits to 

Our online systems use functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics, which automatically save session data (including your IP address) each time you visit our website. The analyses are all anonymous (usage statistics). The aim is to determine how often certain pages are used and whether important information is easy for users to find.

Access is monitored in two different procedures:

  • Software tools within the network of the City of Linz:
    The web server’s log books are evaluated. The Museums of the City of Linz are unable to link these data to any specific personages. No interlinkage with other data sources takes place.
  • Google Analytics:
    In addition to this internal evaluation, makes use of Google Analytics. Internet technology and the possibilities of IT applications are subject to rapid change. Google’s online tool can be relied on to represent the cutting edge of technology. It is therefore used as an additional source of information, e.g. to take the use of mobile devices into account.

In full compliance with the data protection recommendations, Google Analytics is used as follows:

  • The IP addresses of the visitors of are transmitted to Google Analytics in anonymised form.
  • The Museums of the City of Linz herewith point to the possibility of avoiding registration by Google Analytics: Google offers a deactivation add-on for browsers that prevents the implementation of Google Analytics as visitors surf the pages of the website. This add-on functions on any website, it prevents your access to the website from being captured by Google Analytics.
  • In compliance with Google’s Terms and Conditions, users are explicitly notified in the Imprint and the Privacy Statement that the website uses Google Analytics:
    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics makes use of so-called “cookies”, text files that are downloaded to your device and that enable an analysis of the use you make of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is then uploaded, together with your IP address, to a Google server in the United States and is stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports for the operator of the website about the website traffic and to provide other services related to the use of the website and the internet. Google will pass this information on to third parties where this is prescribed by law or where third parties process these data on behalf of Google. On no account will Google link your IP address to other data retrieved by Google. Although you can adjust your browser software to prevent the installation of cookies, we would like to point out that if you do so, you might not be able to have unrestricted access to all functions of this website. By continuing to use this website you agree to having the personal data captured by Google processed in the aforesaid manner and to the aforesaid purpose.
  • Information on privacy supplied by Google Analytics:

Google Maps
Our websites also use functions of the Google Maps map service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
When Google Maps is used, Google also collects, processes and uses data on the use of the Maps functions by visitors to the current web pages.
You can find more detailed information about the data processing by Google in the data protection information on
There you can also change your settings in Goolge's "Data Protection Center" so that you can manage and protect your data.

Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our website or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.
If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy at

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube:

ou have the option of subscribing to our newsletter via our website.
To do this, we need your e-mail address and a statement that you agree to receive our newsletter.
As soon as you have subscribed to the newsletter, we will send you a confirmation e-mail with a link to confirm your subscription ("double opt-in" procedure).
You can cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. Please send an email with UNSUBSCRIBE to the following e-mail address: office(at)

In order to protect your transmitted data in the best possible way, SSL encryption is used. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix "https://" in the page link in the address line of your browser. Unencrypted pages are identified by "http://".
All data that you transmit to this website - for example when making enquiries or logging in - cannot be read by third parties thanks to SSL encryption.

Your Rights
You are entitled to information, correction, deletion, limitation, data portability, cancellation and objection. Should you come to the conclusion that the processing of your data infringes in any way the right to data privacy or that your entitlement to data protection has in any way been violated, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the regulatory authority. In Austria the competent authority is the Data Protection Authority (Datenschutzbehörde) (

You are welcome to contact us at any time at office(at)