Privacy Statement

Data Security & Social Media

We support Privacy Statements – 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.

Data security officer

Your data security officer at the Leibniz Science Campus Ruhr is Rüdiger Budde.

RWI - Leibniz-Institut für
Hohenzollernstraße 1-3
D - 45128 Essen

Phone: +49 (201) 8149-273
Fax: +49 (201) 8149-200



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



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.

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.


The author intended not to use any copyrighted material for the publication or, if not possible, to indicate the copyright of the respective object. The copyright for any material created by the author 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 author's agreement.

Privacy Policy

If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, name, addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. The use and payment of all offered services are permitted - if and so far technically possible and reasonable - without specification of any personal data or under specification of anonymized data or an alias. The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited, offenders sending unwanted spam messages will be punished. (More information)

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Legal Validity of this Disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.

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