Data Privacy

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 on an entirely voluntary basis. All offered services can also be used without providing personal data or by providing anonymous or pseudonymous data - as long as technically possible and feasible. In accordance with Paragraph 4 Clause 1 of Bundesdatenschutzgesetz/Federal German Data Protection Act, we must point out that the GIGA stores the address data of the subscribers to its newsletter. According to Paragraph 19 of Bundesdatenschutzgesetz/Federal German Data Protection Act, you have the right of information about the data stored regarding your person.

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies undertakes to use such data about your person only for the purposes named above and not to pass them on to third parties.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser (download the respective browser add-one here. If you are using a browser that does not support add-ons, please follow this link, to prevent Google Analytics from tracking you on this website (this opt-out will only work for this browser and this domain)), however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser.

„AddThis“ Bookmarking Service

This website contains "AddThis" plugins that can be used for bookmarking or sharing of website content that is of interest to you. "AddThis" uses cookies. Data that is generated by using the "AddThis" plugin (e.g. time of visit or browser language) will be transmitted to and processed by AddThis LLC in the USA. More details concerning data processing by AddThis LLC and their data protection policies can be found on this page:]( In particular, it contains informations on the type of processed data and how it is used. The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies does not process your data. By using the "AddThis" service, you agree to having your data processed by AddThis LLC in the way described on their website. You can, however, opt out of this by using an "opt out cookie". For more details, please refer to the website mentioned above.