Data Protection

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
DĂĽsternbrooker Weg 120
24105 Kiel

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

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.

Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively with a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider.

Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.

Contacting Us
On our website, we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.

Posting Comments
On our website, we offer you the opportunity to post comments about individual articles. For this purpose, the IP address of the user/internet connection subscriber is stored. This information is stored for our security in the event the author through his/her comments infringes against third party rights and/or unlawful content is entered. Consequently, we have a direct interest in the author’s stored data, particularly since we may be potentially liable for such violations. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.

Use of the web analysis service Matomo
Our website uses the web analysis service Matomo. To carry out this analysis, Matomouses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and provide analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to our Matomo server and stored there. As part of this process, your IP address is immediately anonymized so that you as user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site is not transferred to third parties. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. Should you be unwilling to have this data about your use of the site stored and analyzed, you may at any time subsequently withdraw your consent to it being stored and used with a click of the mouse. A so-called opt-out cookie is then placed on your browser, and as a result, Piwik will no longer collect any data on your visits. Please be aware that, should you delete cookies from your browser settings, the opt-out cookie from Matomomay also be deleted and will need to be reactivated.

YES! – Young Economic Summit offers a free newsletter subscription that is managed by the European mail service provider MailJet (Rankestr. 21, 10789 Berlin, Germany). In order to sign up, you will only be asked to leave your email address, that will be sent to MailJet where it will be stored in accordance with European and German data privacy laws. MailJet undertakes all pertinent precautions in order to preserve the security of the data and, in particular, to protect them against any accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, corruption, unauthorized circulation or access, as well as against any other form of unlawful processing or disclosure to unauthorized persons. After your registration, you will receive a mail for subscription confirmation.

MailJet does also offer analytics functions that show which and how many mails have been sent and opened if mailings have bounced or which mails caused users to unsubscribe. Thes analytics are group-related and are not used for individual tracking. You can find more information on the data and privacy policy at

You may unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time by sending a mail to or by clicking the “unsubscribe” link you’ll find in every mail.

Social Media

By reason of its legal mandate, the ZBW maintains close relations with scientific institutions, scientists at home and abroad, practical business, and with national and international institutions of research and information provision.

The ZBW is active in social media networks in order to engage with our target group, to advert them to our services, and to share information with them.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) prescribes legal standards in particular for the usage of service providers not based in the EU. In these cases, your personal data will possibly be transferred to the USA and processed there. American companies have engaged to comply with EU data protection standards by means of the EU-US Privacy Shield. You can find more information about this at

Service providers normally use personal data for purposes of market research and advertising. For this, cookies are installed on your computer that record your usage behaviour which can be used to compile user profiles. If you are logged in to one of these networks before accessing this website, your usage behaviour can be matched to your corresponding account.

Below we have listed the social media networks we use for this web presence. We link to their data protection information and give notice of agreements with service providers where applicable. In order to obtain information from the service providers or to exercise your rights against these service providers, please contact the providers directly:


Contact: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
Data protection policy:

The ZBW and Facebook are jointly responsible for the processing of your personal data. The agreement on sharing the responsibility can be found here:

Information about page insights data can be found here:


Contact: Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Data protection policy:


Contact: YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA
Data protection policy:

Video conferencing
The ZBW uses video conferencing services to conduct meetings, events, webinars or conference calls. Personal data are processed during these virtual meetings. The type of data depends on what you provide to the service provider before or during the meeting. These may include the following data:Personal data: first name, name, email address, password, phone number, profile image
Meeting data: name and description of the meeting, IP addresses, device information
Phone dial-up: phone numbers, connection data

If chat functions are used, your text inputs will be processed and saved, if applicable, until they are deleted manually. If audio and video functions are used, the image from your video camera and the sound from your device will be transmitted via the servers of the service provider and processed for conferencing. You can deactivate your camera and microphone yourself in the settings at any time during a conference. Video conferencing services offer recording options. The ZBW usually does not record conferences. Should the ZBW deviate from this in individual cases, you will be informed in advance and your permission will be requested if necessary.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data during video conferencing is Article 6 section 1 lit e. of the GDPR in junction with § 2 of the law for the establishment of the foundation ZBW (StiftZBWErG SH). The ZBW processes personal data of employees in accordance with § 15 section 1 of the Data Protection Act of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (LDSG Schleswig-Holstein). Events organised within the framework of a contract have their legal basis in Article 6 section 1 lit. b GDPR.

The ZBW will not transmit your personal data to third parties unless expressly communicated in advance. During conferences, your personal data can be seen at least partially by participants (e.g. first name, name, video, audio).

Below we list the service providers we use for video conferencing, link to their data protection notices and, if applicable, to agreements with these providers. Please contact these providers directly if you wish to receive information from the providers or if you wish to assert your rights.

Contact: Verein zur Förderung eines Deutschen Forschungsnetzes e. V., Alexanderplatz 1, 10178 Berlin
Data protection notice:
The ZBW is a member of the DFN Verein and as such is entitled to use the video conferencing service DFNconf.

Contact: Zoom Video Communications, 55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, USA
Data protection notice:
The ZBW has concluded a data processing agreement with Zoom which conforms to article 28 of the GDPR. This contract additionally includes EU standard contractual clauses to guarantee an appropriate level of data protection. Zoom was configured to use European data centres.

Cisco Webex
Contact: Webex Communications Deutschland GmbH, Hansaallee 249
c/o Cisco Systems GmbH, 40549 DĂĽsseldorf
Data protection notice:
The ZBW has concluded a data processing agreement with Telekom for the use of Cisco Webex, which conforms to Art. 28 DSGVO. Cisco is a subcontractor of Telekom. It was determined that only European data centres will be used for the video conferences. Depending on the type of conference, ZBW offers end-to-end encrypted or transport encrypted video conferences.

On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data. Speichern

Latest update: 10 December 2020