Data security

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.

§ 1 Information on the collection of personal data

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

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

§ 2 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 and to guarantee stability and security , and to perform the task assigned to us in accordance with our statutes: knowledge transfer to the interested public. (legal basis is Art. 3 Sect 1 LDSG; 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.


§ 3 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.

(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.


§ 4 Use of cookies

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use 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 (here by us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective.

This website uses only necessary cookies: These are technically necessary session cookies that are mandatory for the function of our website. They are deleted when the browser is closed. The name is "fe_typo_user", the cookie is needed to generate a honeypot field on websites with forms, this is used for SPAM prevention, e.g. by bots.

We request your consent to accept cookies when you visit the website (legal basis is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). If you agree, your consent will be stored as a cookie (cookienote) in the browser program of your device for one year. 

You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

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