Legal Notice

Legal Notice and disclaimer acc. to §§ 24 and 25 MedienG (Media Act)

Verein Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch, in short: Verein ÖSD

Media owner and publisher

Verein Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch (ÖSD)
Hörlgasse 12
1090 Vienna
Tel: +43 1 319 3395
E-mail: info@osd.at
Number in the ZVR register of associations: 699451984

External representatives:

Managing Director: Dr. Manuela Glaboniat
Deputy Managing Director: Chris C. J. Punter
Chairman of ÖSD Board of Trustees: Mag. Thomas Fritz, PhD

Purpose of the association

According to §§ 34 to 47 BAO (Federal Fiscal Code), ÖSD is a non-profit organisation with its own legal entity, exclusively pursuing charitable causes.

Its main purpose encompasses primarily:

a. the validation and certification of German language skills and proficiency
b. raising awareness of German as a pluricentric language
c. supporting Austria’s federal language policies
d. providing information on the development of the German language within the language policy framework
e. participation in national and international linguistic research, especially with regard to “testing, evaluation, performance assessment and certification in the field of German as a Foreign, Second or First Language.”

All of ÖSD’s media serve the purpose of providing information about the association’s subjects, projects and offers and of spreading information about the association’s purposes outlined above.


Although all contents of this website have been researched and compiled with utmost care, ÖSD does not assume any liability for the correctness, completeness or up-to-dateness of the information provided. Neither ÖSD nor other parties responsible for the web content shall be liable for damages of any kind resulting from the usage, application and distribution of the content provided. If this medium contains references to third-party media on which ÖSD has no influence, any liability for the content of these media is excluded. The respective media owner shall assume responsibility for the correctness of information in third-party media.


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