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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 web site uses Piwik, an open-source software for statistical analyses of user accesses. Piwik is privacy-compliant and data is anonymised for storage. Piwik uses “cookies”, which are text files stored temporarily on your computer. These files are deleted as soon as your web browser is closed. You can deactivate data recording by Piwik. If your browser supports “do-not-track” technology and you have turned it on, your visit will be automatically ignored.

The data Piwik collects is never sent to other servers or to third parties; it is used in anonymised form to improve our services. IP addresses are stored in Piwik without the final tuple.  We know the network the query came from, not the specific computer.

By using this web site, you agree that the data Piwik collects about you may be processed in the manner previously described and for the purpose previously stated.

Opting Out of Data Collection by Piwik

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.

RGS Econ 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.

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy (e.g. to review and update your personal data), please contact us. As the Internet matures so will our Data Privacy Protection Policy. We will post changes to our Data Privacy Protection Policy on this page.

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics /
RWI - Leibniz-Insitute for Economic Research