1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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 official press releases of the public relations office and other materials offered there for press coverage. Press releases are supposed to be used and duplicated numerously.

4. Data Protection
It is important to us to protect your privacy when using our websites, so we would like to ask you to please note the following information:

Anonymous Data Collection:
As a matter of principle, you can visit the websites of the Kiel Center for Globalization without informing us who you are. We only get to know the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you came to our website and which of our websites you visit. This information will be evaluated for statistical purposes. You as an individual user remain anonymous.

Collection and Processing of Personal Data:
If there is an option to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) on the website, the user will disclose such information on a voluntary basis only. Personal data are only collected if you submit them voluntarily, e.g. in order to execute a contract or a survey.

Transfer and Processing of Data to Countries outside the European Economic Area:
We do not transfer any of these data into states outside the EEA.

Utilisation and Circulation of Personal Data:
The personal data collected through the websites of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy will only be used without your consent for the execution of contracts and in order to process your enquiries. If you have previously provided your consent, your data shall also be used for the purposes of providing information on our products and services, conducting market research, and tailoring our electronic services to meet your requirements. Equally, your data shall only be used for tailoring information to your personal requirements if you have granted your consent. Your data will not be circulated to third parties. You can of course revoke your consent at any time, effective from the time of revocation.

External Links:
In order to provide you with optimized information, you will find links to third parties’ websites on our website. The Kiel Institute for the World Economy cannot control the contents and design of these third parties’ websites. Therefore, the guarantees given by this data protection statement do of course not apply to these websites.

What are “cookies”, and how do we use them?
If you visit the website, cookies will be stored on your computer. A cookie is a small text file sent by the server hosting the website, which is being saved in your browser. It contains a string of characters to identify you as a user (ID). Cookies do not harm and do not contain viruses. Cookies help to improve quality and performance of the website. The use of the basic functions of the website is also possible without cookies. But certain features of our website necessitate cookies, e.g. login procedure or the permanent saving of social sharing settings. The cookie to save the social sharing setting “For permanent activation and to agree to transfer data” is valid for one year. The validity of the login cookie is limited to the time of the session. Both cookies will be deleted after their validity expires if you do not change the setting beforehand. Many browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you’d like to know how your browser uses cookies, or instruct it not to use them or confirm them in each case, you should change your browser settings accordingly. Cookies can also be deleted at any time from the hard drive of your computer by using the privacy features of the browser. In case of not allowing or deleting cookies, features and usability of the website could be limited.

What do we do to protect your data?:

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy takes extensive technical and organizational security precautions to protect your personal data against manipulation, either accidentally or deliberately, being lost, destroyed or accessed by unauthorized third parties. We are constantly improving these precautions as technology develops.

5. Legal validity
This disclaimer of liability is to be regarded as part of the Internet offering from which you were referred to this page. Should parts or individual forms of wording in this text not, no longer or not fully comply with applicable law, this does not affect the content or validity of the remaining parts of the document.

Web analytics
To continuous optimize our internet presence this website uses Piwik, a so-called web analytics service, details on http://de.piwik.org
Piwik uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and enable us to analyze how the website is used. To this end, the information generated by the cookies (including your abbreviated IP address) is transmitted to our server. It is stored there thus we can analyze how the website is used and optimize it. In this process your IP address is immediately de-identified, so that you as a user will remain anonymous to us. The information generated by cookies will be stored on a server in Germany. Information about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings of your browser, but in this case it is possible that you may not be able to use all features of this website.
If you do not agree with the storage and analysis of this data, you can object to the storage and analysis at any time via a simple mouse click (below). In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, with the result that Piwik collects no session data whatsoever. Please note: If you delete your cookies, consequently also the opt-out cookie will be deleted and you may need to re-activate it on your next visit to our website.
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