Anonymous KHM-Museumsverband Reporting Channel

Welcome to the whistleblowing channel of KHM-Museumsverband! The whistleblowing reporting channel is operated by Sage DPW1 - secure, anonymous and of course completely independent. You can report a whistleblowing case around the clock and completely anonymously. We guarantee the confidential and independent processing of your report.

Our partner Jank Weiler Operenyi Rechtsanwälte GmbH | Deloitte Legal Austria („JWO | Deloitte Legal“)2 will check your report for relevance according to the Whistleblower Protection Act (HinweisgeberInnenschutzgesetz, "HSchG") and forward your report to KHM-Museumsverband if applicable. In any case, KHM-Museumsverband will only be informed while preserving your anonymity.

Your report may provide important information for KHM-Museumsverband. You as a whistleblower3 can make a significant contribution to uncovering grievances and limiting or even preventing damage.

Which messages are of relevance?

Please only report possible violations4 in the following areas:

Please adhere to these legally prescribed subject categories. If your report cannot be assigned to any of the above-mentioned subject categories, please contact an internal office of KHM-Museumsverband. Please note that reports on topics other than those mentioned are not subject to the protection of the HSchG.

How does a notification work?

1. Report via web form

Click on "Report an incident safely and anonymously" below - this will take you to the web form. Please fill in all relevant information. You can also send attachments of max. 10 MB. Please note: digital documents often contain information about authors. To preserve your anonymity, remove these before sending.

2. Confirmation of receipt

Please note that if you do not provide contact details, which will not be passed on to KHM-Museumsverband without your separate consent, it will not be possible to contact you. In this case, your only option to contact JWO | Deloitte Legal is by submitting a follow-up report or by making an enquiry under providing the individual case number (Report ID). After successful completion of the notification, you will therefore also be shown a Report ID in addition to the summary of your report and the confirmation of receipt. Please note this number and keep it strictly confidential so that you can be assigned to your initial report in the event of subsequent reports or enquiries. If you have provided your contact details, you will also receive an additional confirmation of receipt by e-mail within seven days (including a summary of your report and the individual case number).

3. Legal analysis and feedback

JWO | Deloitte Legal will review your report and, usually will inform you about the further course of action or the measures taken within three months, provided that KHM-Museumsverband provides this information to JWO | Deloitte Legal (in a timely manner) and you have provided contact details. In particularly complex individual cases, this period may be extended to up to six months to ensure a comprehensive and diligent investigation.

How to respond to consequences if necessary

Consequences for whistleblowers are prohibited by law. If you believe that you are nevertheless subject to consequences or retaliation, please report it through this channel. The appropriate category is "Protection of privacy and personal data and security of network and information systems". In this way, appropriate countermeasures can be taken.

Alternative reporting channels

Primarily, reports should always be made through this reporting channel. However, if in your justified opinion this would not be appropriate or reasonable, or if this would prove unsuccessful or futile, you also have the option of submitting a report via an external reporting channel. If there is no special competence, this is the Austrian Federal Office for Preventing and Combating Corruption (Bundesamt zur Korruptionsprävention und Korruptionsbekämpfung).

Please note that this platform is not intended to deal with general enquiries or complaints, but solely to report violations in the above-mentioned areas. The dissemination of knowingly false or misleading information may be punishable . However, no adverse consequences are to be feared for information you provide to the best of your knowledge.

1 Technical operator of the channel 2 Responsible for initial legal review and (if applicable) forwarding of reports 3 Any natural or legal person who reports or discloses information obtained about violations in the course of their professional activities (including employees, suppliers and contractual partners or their employees). 4 Actual or potential illegal acts or cases of abuse of rights