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Data protection

Protecting your privacy on our website is important to us. You can find information about personal data collected in this context below. Personal data are all data that can be related to you personally, such as your name, address, email address, your behaviour as user.

We process personal data in compliance with EU law (GDPR), the data protection law of the Land Schleswig-Holstein (LDSG) and all other legal regulations that may apply.

The ZBW reserves the right to update this data protection notice from time to time. We recommend you to visit this page regularly to renew your acceptance.

Contact information

Responsible according to Art. 4 Clause 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation is the

ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Düsternbrooker Weg 120
24105 Kiel
Email: info@zbw.eu

For more information please consult our imprint:

Data protection officer

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact our data protection officer

Sven Markgraf
-Data protection officer-
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg
Email: datenschutz@zbw.eu

Your rights

You have the right to obtain, upon request, information about the personal data which are stored about you free of charge. You also have the right to demand that false data be corrected or deleted. You have the right to restrict the processing of your data, the right to object to processing, and the right to data portability.

If you have consented to our processing of your data, you can revoke this consent at any time, taking effect from the time of revocation. You also have the right to file a complaint with a data protection authority about the processing of your data by us.

Anonymous data collection

You can visit our website intereconomics.eu without providing identifying information. We can only view the name of your internet service provider, the IP address of the device you use to access the website, the device used, your browser, the time of your access, the website from which you accessed our website, the various websites that you access on our platform, and the volume of transferred data. While this information may be analysed for statistical purposes, individual users will remain anonymous.

Collection and processing of personal data

When you access pages and forms on this website and are prompted to enter information about yourself (e.g. for event notifications, newsletter subscription, RSS feed, press login), this explicitly voluntary transmission of data over the Internet is not secure. The data may be used by unauthorised persons or even falsified or diverted.

Use and disclosure of personal data

Personal data collected on this website is used only to process your requests. The data will not be disclosed to third parties.


We save so-called session cookies on your hard drive which are valid only for the duration of your visit to our website. These cookies are needed for identification and authorisation purposes after your successful login to the protected sections of our website for the duration of your visit. These cookies will automatically be deleted from your hard drive after you have ended your visit.

Web analysis

The provider of this website uses the services of etracker GmbH, Hamburg, Germany (www.etracker.com) to analyse usage data. Here, cookies are used which enable the statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors as well as the display of usage-relevant content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that could identify a user.

The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker solely in Germany by commission of the provider of this website and is thus subject to strict German and European data protection laws and standards. In this regard, etracker was checked, certified and awarded with the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval.

The data is processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 Section 1 lit f (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest is the optimization of our online offer and our website. As the privacy of our visitors is very important to us, etracker anonymizes the IP address as early as possible and converts login or device IDs into a unique key with which, however, no connection to any specific person can be made with. etracker does not use it for any other purpose, combine it with other data or pass it on to third parties.

You can object to the outlined data processing at any time provided it is related to your person. Your objection has no detrimental consequences for you.

Further information on data protection with etracker can be found here.

Social Networks

We do not use any plug-ins on our website. The Facebook, Twitter und Google+ logos on our website are merely links. By clicking on one of the logos while also logged in to your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ account, you can link the content on our pages to your network profile. Doing so enables Facebook, Twitter or Google+ to match a visit to our website with your user account.


When you send us an e-mail, your e-mail address will only be used to correspond with you. It will not be used for other purposes or transmitted to third parties. Be advised that unauthorised access and falsification are possible if e-mails are transmitted without encryption.


Last updated on 5/24/2018