Protecting the security of your personal data such as names, addresses, phone numbers or emails is something we consider to be of paramount importance. Therefore, all our web-related activities comply with data protection and data security laws. The policy outlined below describes what data we may collect and how we use that data.
Through our websites, we will not collect any personal data about you, unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with it (e.g. in connection with a subscription or as part of a comment). When you do provide us with personal data we usually use it to respond to your inquiry, process your order or to render accounts. Also, to support our customer relationship with you, we may store and process personal data, e.g. to inform you about our latest publications. Data that is not needed will be deleted immediately. We will, of course, respect any decision not to provide us with personal data. Furthermore, we do not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties.
This website uses etracker technology (www.etracker.com) to collect visitor behavior data. The data is collected anonymously to be used for marketing and optimization purposes. All visitor data is saved using an anonymous user ID and can be used to aggregate a usage profile. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. Using such cookies it is possible to recognize the visitor’s browser. The data collected via etracker technology will not be used to determine the personal identity of the website visitor or compiled with personal data pertaining to the user of the pseudonym unless agreed to separately by the person concerned. The collection and storage of data may be revoked at any time with respect to subsequent services.
Clicks on pdf-files of selected publications are reported to VG Wort. For further information see Homepage of VG Wort.
Attention is drawn to the fact that communication by email can be subject to security vulnerabilities. You should be aware that emails may be intercepted and read by unauthorized parties. However, if you contact us by email we will take this as you are giving your informed consent to be contacted by us via email. If this may not be the case, please inform us how you wish to be contacted.
RWI is committed to ensuring the security of your personal data and protecting them against accidental or unlawful loss, destruction, alteration or manipulation and against unauthorized access or disclosure.
Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V.
Data protection official
Data protection official
45128 Essen, Germany
Phone: +49 (201) 8149-273
Fax: +49 (201) 8149-2008