Terms of Use

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Voluntarily provided information will never be sold or traded to any other organization or company.


If not indicated otherwise, copyright for texts, images and graphic design of this website is owned by DGE and therefore subject to legal protection. The production, use and non-commercial distribution of copies in electronic or printed form is allowed provided the content is not altered and the source is mentioned (Source: DGE Department Geoenergy, Montanuniversität Leoben). For any other use please contact DGE ahead of publishing.


Text and images published on this website have been selected and checked with all due care. However, we cannot guarantee that all details are correct, complete or up-to-date. Hence, DGE is excluded from liability in this regard. Furthermore, DGE and the authors of this website expressly disclaim any responsibility for the contents of all other web pages, images and other information that can be reached directly or indirectly from this website via hyperlinks.


A cookie is a small data text file stored on your computer or mobile device (if permitted by your browser). DGE uses cookies to identify you while you are on our website to better understand your usage patterns and improve your browsing experience. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or device, pass on a computer virus or capture your email address. It is possible to configure your browser to reject cookies. For details check your browser‘s settings.


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will anonymize your IP address by default, truncating it within the area of Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Social Media

DGE cooperates with social network providers (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.). Your browser is automatically connected to the respective service provider when you use the respective service. Cookies, IP addresses or other information are transmitted to the service provider. If you are logged in to a corresponding platform, this platform can then assign your visit to our website to your user account. This data transfer only takes place if you are connected to a social network. We also use plug-ins from various platforms. By clicking on such an icon, you agree to the transmission of information to the respective provider and communication with various platforms. For further information on the respective use of your data, please refer to the data protection declaration of the responsible provider.

Facebook Pixel Privacy Policy

We use the Facebook pixel from Facebook on our website, thus we implemented a code for this on our website. The Facebook pixel is an excerpt of JavaScript code that loads a collection of functions with which Facebook can track your user actions, if you came to our website via Facebook ads. For example, when you purchase a product on our website, the Facebook pixel is triggered and stores your actions on our website in one or more cookies. These cookies enable Facebook to compare your user data (customer data such as IP address and user ID) with the data from your Facebook account. Facebook then deletes this data. The data collected is anonymous and cannot be viewed by us, it is only used for advertising purposes. If you are a Facebook user and are logged in, your visit to our website is automatically assigned to your Facebook user account. We want to show our services and products to people who are interested in them. With the help of Facebook pixels, our advertising measures can be better tailored to your wishes and interests. This way, Facebook users (provided they have allowed personalized advertising) can see suitable ads. Furthermore, Facebook uses the collected data for analysis purposes and its own advertisements. Please note that different cookies are set depending on your interaction on our website.