Data Protection

Protecting your privacy on our website is important to us. Below you can find information about personal data collected while you visit our site. Personal data are all data that can be related to you personally, such as 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


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

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.

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 centres of the ZBW.
In order to safeguard the security of the processing, the ZBW will record personal data in server logfiles if you access this website and use its services. In that context, the following data may be processed temporarily:

  • 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.
    The server logfiles will be stored on the system as long as necessary for achieving the relevant purpose, usually for 7 days . 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 save so-called session-cookies on your hard drive which are valid only during your visit on our website. These are needed to identify and authorise you after successful login in the protected sections of our website for the duration of your visit. These cookies will automatically be deleted from your hard drive after you have ended your visit.

Cookies for Web Analytics

This website does not use cookies, tracking ist not activated.

External Links

In order to provide you with the best possible information, we offer links to third parties’ websites on our website. Whenever it is not obvious that these are external links we will provide an explicit notice. The German National Library of Economics cannot control the contents and design of third parties’ websites. Therefore, the guarantees given by this data protection statement do not apply to those websites.

Last updated: 2020-05-06