Legal and Data Protection Statement

Organization and Address


Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Kiellinie 66
24105 Kiel, Germany
Phone: ++49 431 8814 – 1
Telefax: ++49 431 8814 – 500
E-Mail: editorial-office@economics-ejournal.org

Value Added Tax Identification Number: DE 251899169
The Kiel Institute for the World Economy is a foundation under public law of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Authorised Representative:
President: Prof. Dennis Snower, Ph.D., Phone: ++49 431 8814-235
Acting Scientific Director: Dr. Sonja Peterson, Phone: ++49 431 8814-203

Responsible Supervisory Authority:
Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Science and Equality of Land Schleswig-Holstein
Brunswiker Straße 16-22, 24105 Kiel, Germany


Responsible Persons:

Administrative Editor
Korinna Werner-Schwarz
Phone: ++49 431 8814-226
E-Mail: korinna.werner-schwarz@economics-ejournal.org

Technical Administration and IT Services
German National Library of Economics (ZBW)
c/o Nils Witt
Phone: +49 431 8814-223
E-Mail: n.witt@zbw.eu

Content of our Website

The content of this website has been carefully prepared and reviewed. However, the Institute für Weltwirtschaft an der Universität Kiel (the Kiel Institute for the World Economy) does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided, or that it is up-to-date. Liability claims against the Kiel Institute in respect of material or immaterial damage caused by the use or non-use of the information offered or by inaccurate or incomplete information are in principle ruled out provided that there is no provable culpable intent or gross negligence on the Association’s part.

The Kiel Institute expressly reserves the right to alter, amend or delete parts of the site or the entire offering, or to cease publication, without prior notice.

References and Links

The Kiel Institute is not responsible for the content, availability, correctness or accuracy of the linked sites or of the offerings, links or advertisements therein. It is not liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content or in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of the information provided on linked sites.

Copyright

The copyright for any material created by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy is reserved. Any duplication or use of objects such as images, diagrams, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the Kiel Institute for the World Economy's agreement.

This does not apply for the economics discussion papers and the articles in economics. The use of papers published from 2007 to 2012 is licensed under the Creative Commons License-Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Germany. Papers published from 2013 to March 2016 are licensed under the Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0. The use of papers published from April 2016 onwards is licensed under the Creative Commons License - Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

Data Protection Statement

§ 1 Information on the collection of personal data

 (1)   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, user behavior.

 (2)   The Institute for the World Economy, Kiellinie 66, 24107 Kiel, Germany, info@ifw-kiel.de (see our legal: http://www.economics-ejournal.org/imprint) is responsible according to Art. 4 Sect. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can reach our data protection officer at: datenschutz@ifw-kiel.de or our postal address with the addition "The Data Protection Officer".

 § 2 Collection of personal data when visiting our website

 (1)   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 (legal basis is Art. 6 Sect. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f 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   

(2)   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 this purpose we store server log files for 180 days.

 § 3 Use of cookies

 (1)   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 overall.

This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

  • Transient cookies: Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

 (2)   We request your consent to accept cookies when you visit the website (legal basis is Art. 6 Sect. 1 Sentence 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.

 (3)   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.

§ 4 Use of analytics services

On this website, the controller has integrated components of the enterprise Etracker and Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Both are a Web analytics services. Web analytics is the collection, gathering and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analytics service captures, among other things, data about from which website a person has arrived on another website (the so-called referrer), which sub-sites of the website were visited or how often and for what duration a sub-site was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

(1)  Use of Etracker

The operating company of Etracker is Etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.

Etracker sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject (individual who is the subject of personal data). The definition of cookies is explained above. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which an Etracker component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to transmit data for marketing and optimisation purposes to Etracker through the Etracker component. During the course of this technical procedure Etracker receives data that is used to create pseudonymous user profiles. The user profiles created in such a way are used for the analysis of the behaviour of the data subject, which has accessed Internet page of the controller and are evaluated with the aim of improving and optimizing the website. The data collected through the Etracker component is not used without first obtaining of a separate and explicit consent of the data subject to identify the data subject. This data is not merged with personal data or other data which contain the same pseudonym.

The data subject may, as stated above, at any time prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding adjustment of the Internet browser used and, permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Etracker from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Etracker may be deleted at any time via a Web browser or other software programs.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data relating to a use of this Internet site that are generated by the Etracker cookie as well as the processing of these data by Etracker and the chance to preclude such. For this purpose, the data subject must press the ‘cookie-set’ button under the link

http://www.etracker.de/privacy?sid=58e31c864e66848984dfc79b8f6b51a9&id=privacy&et=V23Jbb&languageId=2, which sets an opt-out cookie.

The opt-out cookie used for this purpose is placed on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies are deleted from the system of the data subject, then the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists that the websites of the controller are not fully usable anymore by the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of Etracker may be accessed under https://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html.

(1) Use of Google Analytics

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the application "_gat. _anonymizeIp". By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then the data subject must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled by the data subject or any other person who is attributable to their sphere of competence, or is disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.

 § 5 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.

§ 6 Social Networks

 Our website 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. These services are as follows:

Facebook, Ireland Limited
4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Irland  or

Facebook, Inc.
1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy

Links on our site that connect you to Facebook can be recognized by the Facebook logo (“f”)

Google LLC
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Data privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Links on our site that link to LinkedIn are identified by the LinkedIn logo ("G+").

LinkedIn Inc.
505 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA

Data privacy policy: http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Links on our site that link to LinkedIn are identified by the LinkedIn logo ("in").

Twitter Inc.
1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Data privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy

Links on our site that connect you to Twitter can be recognized by the Twitter logo (a little bird).

 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.

§ 7 Further functions and offers of our website

(1)   In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if interested, such as subscription to our alerting service (http://www.economics-ejournal.org/alerting_service_form) and our registered readers initiative (http://www.economics-ejournal.org/community/registered-readers). For this purpose, you must provide further personal data which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

(2)   In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected by us, commissioned and committed to confidentiality and are bound by our instructions. We do not sell or rent your personal data.

§ 8 Your rights

(1)   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.

(2)   If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you have the right to rescind this at any time. Such a cancellation affects the permissibility of processing your personal data after you have issued your cancellation.

 (3)   If we base the processing of your personal data on the weighing of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if processing is not necessary in particular to fulfil a contract with you, which is described by us in the following description of the functions. When exercising such objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and either stop or adjust data processing or point out to you our compelling reasons worthy of protection, on the basis of which we will continue processing.

 (4) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority (e.g. Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz, Independent National Centre for Data Protection at www.datenschutzzentrum.de) about our processing of your personal data.

 (5) You can inform us about your objection under the following contact data: info@ifw-kiel.de or datenschutz@ifw-kiel.de.

 If you have any further questions about our data protection and the processing of your data, please contact our data protection officer: datenschutz@ifw-kiel.de

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ISSN: 1864-6042 (Journal Articles)

           1867-8009  (Economics Discussion Papers)