Terms of service/ANB

On this page you will find the general terms and conditions of Similio. The page provides an overview of the main provisions that apply and must be taken into account when using Similio. In particular, Similio accepts no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed.

Note: Only the original german version of these terms & conditions is binding for Similio


1. General Information

Similio is a free online portal that processes and publishes publicly accessible data. The purpose of Similio is to provide information about the political and geographical organization as well as the entrepreneurial landscape of Austria. Similio sees itself as a medium that contributes to the democratic formation of knowledge and opinion and is independent of political organizations. To this end, articles are also published which serve to complete the contents presented by explaining and deepening interdisciplinary topics.

The present Terms of service ("TOS") apply exclusively and generally to the use of the services of Similio. Unless expressly agreed in writing, Similio does not accept any other terms and conditions of use.


2. Content

Similio reserves itself the rights for all self-created and represented contents. The use of the contents is permitted only within the scope of legal or contractual regulations. The copyright of Similio especially applies to the cartographic representations.

The contents published on Similio originate from public sources and are continuously updated. Similio assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the data and reserves the right to publish and remove data at its own discretion.


3. Liability

Similio assumes no liability for any damage incurred because of the published content. Similio assumes no liability for external links displayed on Similio, nor for their content. Links are marked separately and refer to the respective data set.

Damage caused using the online service can be caused by transmission difficulties, incorrect content, loss of data, viruses or in any other way. We are dependent on the support of the visitors for the control of the contents.


4. Use

The use and reproduction of Similio on terminals is free of charge. The free provision of Similio and its contents requires financing through advertising revenues. The use of ad blockers and comparable tools is therefore not permitted when using the website and is technically prohibited.

By using Similio, users accept the current version of the TOS.


5. Data protection

Similio complies with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG) within the framework of the agreed provision of services.


6. Other

Similio has the right to disclose information to a competent authority if requested to do so by the investigation authority under the Austrian Criminal Code (StGB).

Should any provision of these TOS be or become invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. The invalid provisions shall be replaced by provisions which are most like the original provisions.

All material legal questions arising from the TOS shall be assessed and interpreted in accordance with Austrian law to the exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the reference standards of international private law.

The place of jurisdiction for claims arising from these TOS shall be the competent court for Vienna 1010.