Privacy Statement

The protection of your privacy and your personal data is very important to the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw). In the following we explain our guidelines, which data we collect and how they are used. You will also find out what we do to protect your data. The collection, processing and use of data is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR (Datenschutz-Grundverordnung – DSGVO).

Scope of the Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement applies to the wiiw website and does not apply to other websites that you can visit through hyperlinks on the wiiw website.

Collection, use and processing of personal data

Personal data are only collected, used and processed if they are voluntarily entered by the data subjects or if there is an express declaration of consent. The data provided by you will be used for the purpose stated by you. wiiw will not use, process or distribute them beyond what is permitted by law. In principle, your data will not be passed on to third parties unless wiiw is obliged to do so by law or by official or court order.

In addition, data that our server receives from your browser during your visit are automatically stored in the log files of the wiiw website (browser is, for example, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.). To ensure operation and for statistical purposes, data about each access (IP address, time, URL, referrer, browser type, transferred data volume and transmission time) are stored in a log file. Other data such as screen resolution are collected at irregular intervals to optimise the wiiw website for the respective devices (desktop, smartphones, tablets, etc.). However, no personal data will be used. The use of such data is exclusively anonymous.

Basically, we only operate standard applications for our data processing and do not process sensitive data.

Safety precautions

For wiiw it is a matter of course that your data are kept safe and that all precautions are taken to protect them from loss, misuse, alteration and access by unauthorised persons.


The wiiw uses cookies so that the website can be used in the best possible way. Cookies are small files that help us make our online services more user-friendly, effective and secure. In most cases, so-called ‘session cookies’ are used, which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. You can determine whether you accept cookies in your browser settings or in the settings of your mobile device. However, if you deactivate cookies, it is possible that not all functions of our online services can be used in full.

Disclosure of data

We do not disclose your data to third parties, unless required to do so by law or by official or court order.

Right to information, rectification and deletion

You have the right at any time to obtain information about what data we have about you and for what purpose we will use them. You may also request the rectification and deletion of your data. Your data will be deleted at your request, within the legally prescribed period. If there is a legal retention period for your data, they will be retained but no longer used. They are deleted at the end of the retention period.


If you have any questions about our Privacy Statement, if you wish to change/delete data or if you wish to exercise your right to information, you are welcome to contact us at the following e-mail address:


wiiw reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time in order to keep it current and/or to adapt it to the current legal situation. Changes will be published on this website.