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Privacy Policy and Legal Notice


Privacy Policy

This privacy statement describes how the SSH Open Marketplace collects and uses data while browsing this website or using our API. We are committed to ensuring that your personal details are protected when you use our website, or API. If you have any questions about how we use your personal information or comply with data protection legislation, please contact us.


What information do we collect?

  • Analytics – We use Matomo Analytics to measure the use of the SSH Open Marketplace. It collects data about your activities which do not personally or directly identify you when you visit our website. This information may include content you view, the date and time you viewed the content, or your location information associated with your IP address. The SSH Open Marketplace uses this information to improve the structure and content of our website.
  • Contact and login details – We collect contact information for the user accounts, name and email address of the logged users. This information is either provided directly by the user, or after their acknowledgment via their Identity Provider (IdP) used in the Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI).

How do we use this information?

The analytics information retrieved helps in improving the website, or getting usage data at a very generic level. The login information is used to manage access to the admin site.


Will the SSH Open Marketplace share your personal details with anyone else?

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless disclosure is required by law. If you feel that this site is not following its stated privacy policy, please contact us. We will be sure to address your concerns.


The SSH Open Marketplace runs on Austrian servers at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.


Media owner, publisher, responsible for content and editorial office, service provider

Austrian Academy of Sciences

Corporate body organized under public law (BGBl 569/1921 idF BGBl I 130/2003) Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH)

Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, Austria



Nature and purpose of the business

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OEAW) has the legal duty to support the sciences and humanities in every respect. As a learned society, the OEAW fosters discourse and cooperation between science and society, politics and economy.

The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH) is an OEAW institute founded with the goal to support digital methods in arts and humanities disciplines. The ACDH-CH supports digital research in manifold ways.

The ACDH-CH is a consortium member of CLARIAH-AT. In SSHOC, ACDH-CH is a member of the SSHOC partner DARIAH-EU.


Signing power

President: Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Heinz Faßmann

Vice President: Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. techn. Ulrike Diebold

Class President: Univ.-Prof. Dr. iur. Christiane Wendehorst LL.M. (CANTAB.)

Class President: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Baumjohann

Supervisory body: Academy council. For more information, please visit

This website provides an open marketplace as it is defined by the SSHOC grant agreement.



The Austrian Academy of Sciences does not take responsibility for the nature, accuracy, entirety or quality of the provided information. In the case of links to websites of other media owners, whose content the OEAW is neither directly nor indirectly responsible for, the OEAW does not assume liability for their content and excludes any liability in this case.

  • License for source code – The license for the source code of the SSH Open Marketplace is Apache License 2.0. More information about this license can be found here.
  • License for content – This website collects its content from various sources with different reuse policies. Most of the time, catalogues where metadata were collected presented clear licences and you can always find information on sources on every item of our catalogue.

Contributors and Moderators of the SSH Open Marketplace enrich the metadata, add new information and links to it.

We are currently looking for the best licensing framework to support our model: we aim to ensure wide distribution and reuse of our data, and to avoid attribution stacking or license stacking, but we do consider attribution to be an essential information to be provided by data aggregators. This section of our website will be updated accordingly.


Data privacy notice

Please find the OEAW’s detailed data privacy statement here. The contact data published in the context of the imprint duty may not be used to send promotional or informational material not explicitly requested. We explicitly disagree with this usage.

European Union flag

The SSH Open Marketplace is maintained and will be further developed by three European Research Infrastructures - DARIAH, CLARIN and CESSDA - and their national partners. It was developed as part of the "Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud" SSHOC project, European Union's Horizon 2020 project call H2020-INFRAEOSC-04-2018, grant agreement #823782.