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The protection of your personal data is important to us. On this page you will find out in our Privacy Protection Statement what we do for data protection and what your rights are.

Information on the collection of personal data

(a) In the following we provide information about the collection of personal data when using our website or other services. Personal data are all data that are personally identifiable to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail address and – with your consent – user behavior.

(b) The Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiellinie 66, 24105 Kiel, Germany, (see our Legal Notice) is responsible according to Art. 4 Sect. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can reach our data protection officer at: or at our postal address with the addition “The Data Protection Officer”.

Collection of personal data when visiting our website

(a) When using the website for information purposes only, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to present our website to you, to guarantee stability and security and to perform the task assigned to us in accordance with our statutes the knowledge transfer to the interested public. (legal basis is Art. 3 Sect 1 LDSG Schleswig-Holstein; Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit e GDPR):

  • IP address
  • date and time of the request
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • the amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request originates
  • Browser software, including language and version
  • Operating system and its interface

(b) We store this data in so-called server log files. We neither pass on this data nor do we merge it with other data sources. We need this data in order to be able to analyze errors or track illegal use. This interest justifies the storage of the IP address that cannot easily be personalized by us for 180 days.

Further processing of personal data and their deletion

(a) On the legal basis of Art. 3 Sect. 1 LDSG and Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e GDPR we process generally accessible contact data, which we have included in our mailing list after a targeted and conscientious search. We inform these contacts exclusively about our work and events, in order to fulfill our public statutory mandate and purpose. A transfer of the data to third parties or a use for commercial purposes does not take place.
However, we use service providers for the operation of this website or for our mailing services. In doing so, it is possible that the service provider obtains knowledge of personal data. To protect your data, we conclude the legally necessary contracts with these service providers and take the measures required by data protection law.

(b) Processing and storage of this data will only take place for the period required to achieve the purpose of storage and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the federal state regulations. Upon achievement of the purpose, the data will be deleted in accordance with the law.


We do not use Cookies on our website.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in the browser you use and through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective.

Contacting us

When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide in the form will be stored by us in the mail program of the responsible employee in order to be able to enter into dialogue with you. When contacting us by e-mail, we assume your consent so that we can reply to you (legal basis is Art. 6 Sect. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR). We delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary, or limit the processing if statutory retention obligations exist.

Third-Party Supplier

We maintain profile pages on several social media platforms. We have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted during the use of these platforms and their use by the operators and do not receive any information about this. Further information on this can be found in the data protection declarations of the operators linked below.

Our website also contains links that activate the functions of individual social networks. If you click on one of these links, a direct connection is established between your browser and the social network, even if you do not leave our website. The social network server receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click such a link while logged in to the relevant service, your visit to our pages may be associated with your user account at that service. You can prevent this by logging out of the corresponding account before clicking the link.

The services we use:

Facebook, Instagram & Threads
Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Irland
Data privacy policy:
Data privacy policy:
Joint processing agreement:
Information on page insights data can be found here:

LinkedIn Inc.
505 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA
Data privacy policy:
Links on our site that link to LinkedIn are identified by the LinkedIn logo.

X Corp.
1355 Market Street, Suite 900 San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Data privacy policy:
Links on our site that connect you to X can be recognized by the X-logo.

YouTube LLC und GoogleMaps
901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA
Data privacy policy:
Links on our site that connect you to YouTube or GoogleMaps can be recognized by the YouTube logo or the Google logo respectively.

Your rights

  • You have the following rights towards us with regard to personal data concerning you:
    • Right to information,
    • Right to correction or deletion,
    • Right to limitation of processing,
    • Right of opposition to the processing,
    • Right to data transferability.
  • You also have the right to complain to the responsible data protection supervisory authority, e.g. Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz (Independent National Centre for Data Protection) at about our processing of your personal data.
  • You can inform us about your objection under the following contact data: or

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