Data Privacy


Data Protection

The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe/Dokumentationsarchiv der Intoleranz gegen Christen (“OIDACE”) owns and operates the website. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.


This website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs and to remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again. Cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. We will not merge this data with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.

Report a case

If you send us information using our “Report a Case” tool, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Newsletters and other communications

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we need your name and e-mail address. Further data is not required, but if you provide other information such as your address, telephone number, or company name, we will use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and will not pass it on to third parties. We may send all new subscribers a welcoming email. Established subscribers will occasionally receive information on events and urgent issues, as well as our newsletter. Users may opt to stop receiving these types of communications at any time via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter or by email observatory(at)

Registration for events

By registering for an OIDACE event, you consent to the processing of your registration data for informational purposes. Your data will not be shared with third parties. This consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics, a service of Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in.

Privacy Policy for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the Google-powered YouTube page. The site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our YouTube plug-in-enabled sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. The YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you visited. If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information about how to handle user data, please read the YouTube Privacy Policy.

Online Donations or Purchases

Users must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date) to make an online donation or purchase. Your online payment to OIDACE will be processed by PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l.& Cie, S.C.A. (hereinafter “PayPal”) and will be deposited in the Austrian bank account of OIDACE.

PayPal is a Luxembourg entity regulated by European law, including the data privacy laws. PayPal Inc. (which is a parent company of PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A.) is located in California, USA. It will provide some or all of its processing services from systems located within the United States or other countries outside of Europe. Please see PayPal’s Privacy Policy for more information.

Information, cancellation, blocking

You have the right to receive free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient, and the purpose of the data processing. You have the right to correct, restrict, or delete this data. For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time. To provide a notice, request a change of address, or request information about your data, you may contact us at observatory(at) or by mail to:
Observatory on Intolerance & Discrimination against Christians in Europe
Möllwaldplatz 5, 1040 Vienna, Austria.

Notification of Privacy Policy Changes

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and/or other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. This policy was most recently updated on May 11, 2018.