Legal notice

Information in accordance with Section 5 of the E-Commerce Act

The website of the Lower Austrian Health and Social Fund (NÖGUS) is an information system. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the fund is responsible for the content and design. Errors and amendments cannot be ruled out. The content of linked webpages is beyond the scope of responsibility of NÖGUS.

Responsibility for content:

Lower Austrian Health and Social Fund
Stattersdorfer Hauptstrasse 6/C
3100 St. Pölten
Tel.: +43 (0)2742-9010
Fax: +43 (0)2742 9010-49100
DVR No.: 0920053

Managing Director: wHR Elfriede Riesinger
Deputy Managing Director: Dr. Edith Bulant-Wodak

Business purpose:

Responsibility for hospital funding and other responsibilities based on the agreement under Art. 15a B-VG (Federal Constitutional Law) on the organisation and funding of health care, and the agreement under Art. 15a B-VG Objective: Health.

Mission statement:

The Lower Austrian Health and Social Fund (NÖGUS) is the strategic hub for leadership and coordination in the health care sector in Lower Austria. Our responsibilities according to the Lower Austrian Health and Social Fund Act 2006 are to carry out planning, control, financing and quality assurance for health care provision in Lower Austria.
Under our guiding principle of "Responsibility for health", we work to ensure that a sustainable care system will continue to be available in the Lower Austrian health care sector in future.

Supervisory body: State of Lower Austria
Austrian Federal Chancellery RIS Legal Information System:

Design and production

Disclaimer of liability

The Lower Austrian Health and Social Fund does all it can to provide accurate and complete information on this website, but accepts no liability for whether the information on this website is up-to-date, accurate and complete. The Lower Austrian Health and Social Fund accepts no liability for direct or indirect damage caused, in particular by links to other websites, or for infection with viruses, which could arise from using the content or from the availability of this website or from the documents, services and information provided on this website. This website may include links to other websites over whose content the Lower Austrian Health and Social Fund has no control. The operators of this website provide these links only in the interests of user-friendliness. The inclusion of such links on this website does not indicate that the linked information is supported or recommended by the Lower Austrian Health and Social Fund and it does not reflect the opinion of the Lower Austrian Health and Social Fund. The operators of this website reserve the right to amend or update the information on the website at any time and without prior notice.

Data privacy statement

We would like to point out that, for the purpose of submitting projects for the Healthy Living Prize, the user's IP data will be saved by the website operator in the form of cookies, as will all personal details that are entered on the form, e.g. the user's first name, last name, organisation, position, academic titles preceding and following the name, address, post code, town/city, telephone number and e-mail address, and any photos and files that are uploaded when entering a project in the competition. The data will be sent to third parties so that the members of the jury can evaluate the projects. The data will be kept by us until after the event has finished. The data will be processed in accordance with the legal requirements of Section 96 paragraph 3 of the TKG (Telecommunications Act) and Section 8 paragraph 3 Z 4 of the DSG (Data Protection Act).

Information about cookies

We use cookies to optimise our Internet presence. These are small text files that are saved in your computer's memory. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) and will identify it next time you visit. This enables us to give you better access to our website. You can stop cookies being saved by selecting "Block cookies" in your browser settings. However, this can impair the functionality of our website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service offered by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, then, within the member states of the European Union or other states that are party to the EEA Agreement, your IP address will first be shortened by Google. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, produce reports on website activity and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate the IP address collected from your browser by Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser software; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available via the following link:

This website uses Google Analytics with the "anonymizeIP()" extension, so that only shortened IP addresses are processed to avoid them being linked directly to a particular individual.