Legal Notice

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Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Kiellinie 66
24105 Kiel, Germany

Phone: +49 431 8814 – 1
Telefax: +49 431 8814 – 500

Berlin site
Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +30 30830637-5

Authorized Representative
The Kiel Institute for the World Economy - Leibniz Center for Research on Global Economic Challenges is an independent foundation under the public law of the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.
It is represented by the Board of Directors:

Prof. Dr. Moritz Schularick, President, Executive Scientific Director
Birgit Austen: Executive Administrative Director

Responsible Supervisory Authority
Ministry of General Education and Vocational Training, Science, Research and Culture of the Land Schleswig-Holstein
Jensendamm 5, 24103 Kiel

Value Added Tax Identification Number
DE 251899169

Social Media
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1. Content of our Website

Despite careful content control, we assume no liability for the topicality, correctness or completeness of the information provided. All offers are non-binding. We reserve the right to change or supplement parts of the pages or the entire offer without prior notice.

2. References and Links

We would like to emphasize that the Kiel Institute is not liable for the content, availability, correctness or accuracy of the linked sites or of the offerings, links or advertisements therein. Therefore, we dissociate ourselves hereby expressly from all contents of all linked websites on our entire website including all subpages and their sublinks or other forwarding mechanisms. This declaration applies to all links on our website and to all contents of the pages to which links, banners or other links lead.

3. Copyright

The copyright for any material created by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy is reserved. Any duplication or use of objects such as images, diagrams, sounds, videos, datasets, or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the Kiel Institute's agreement.
This does not apply for official press releases and other materials offered for press coverage. Press releases are supposed to be used and duplicated numerously.
Some images on this website come from external sources, such as photo agencies. The respective applicable copyrights are noted on the picture and must be observed.

4. Data Protection

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. We therefore handle your personal data in a very responsible manner and do not share your data with third parties without your consent. Our general privacy policy can be found here.

5. Legal validity

This disclaimer of liability is to be regarded as part of the internet offering from which you were referred to this page. Should parts or individual forms of wording in this text not, no longer or not fully comply with applicable law, this does not affect the content or validity of the remaining parts of the document.