Protecting your privacy on our website is important to us. Below you can find information about personal data collected in this context. 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 that you 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 E-Mail: zbw@zbw-workspace.eu

For more information please consult our imprint: Imprint

Data protection officer

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

Sven Markgraf -Datenschutzbeauftragter- Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 20354 Hamburg E-Mail: datenschutz@zbw-online.eu

Your rights

In accordance with the GDPR, you shall have the following rights regarding the processing of your personal data:

    • right of access (Article 15 of the GDPR)
    • right to rectification (Article 16 of the GDPR)
    • right to erasure (Article 17 of the GDPR)
    • right to restriction of processing (Article 18 of the GDPR)
    • right to data portability (Article 20 of the GDPR)
    • right to object (Article 21 of the GDPR)
    • right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 of the GDPR)

The consents to the data processing shall apply without any restrictions; however, you may revoke your consents at any time with effect for the future in text form without stating reasons and without this causing you any disadvantage.


You can register on this website to use a personal REPOD account. For registration, only necessary personal data must be provided. The processing of the data entered is based on your consent. The data will be used exclusively for the purpose of providing the account and will not be passed on to third parties. To delete your account or to revoke your consent, simply send an informal e-mail from your registered e-mail account to: repod@zbw-workspace.eu

Server log files

This website is operated by the ZBW in the scope of performing their tasks in the public interest in accordance with Article 6 (1) (e) of the GDPR in conjunction with Section 2 of the Foundation Formation Statute of the ZBW [Stiftungserrichtungsgesetz der ZBW, StiftZBWErG SH].

This website is hosted in the data centre of the ZBW

    • IP address and internet service provider;
    • date and time of the page view;
    • address of the viewed page and address of the page referring to the viewed page (referrer);
    • name and version of the used browser and the operating system.
    • right to data portability (Article 20 of the GDPR)
    • right to object (Article 21 of the GDPR)
    • right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 of the GDPR)

The server logfiles will be stored on the system as long as necessary for achieving the relevant purpose. After that, the data will either be erased or anonymised. In principle, personal data contained in these logfiles will not be passed on to third parties. In the case of attacks to the IT infrastructure, we will use this data for pursuing our rights and for prosecution, if necessary.


We only use technically necessary cookies on this website.

E-mails/ contact form

f you send us a message, we will use your e-mail address and your name only for correspondence with you. It will not be used for other purposes or transmitted to third parties. We also advise you that unauthorised access and falsification are possible if e-mails are transmitted without encryption.

Last updated: 22. January 2024