The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) is the largest institute for economic research in Germany. It is an independent institute and as such exclusively committed to non-profit purposes and is engaged in fundamental research and economic counseling. In order to fulfill these tasks, personal data are also collected or obtained from other institutes respectively and used for the following purposes:
Households, companies, associations, insofar as they are necessary to fulfill the tasks mentioned in no. 5. Data of own employees and contractual partners.
Public institutions in case of the existence of priority legal provisions, external contractors according to Section 11 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) as well as internal offices to fulfill the purposes mentioned in no. 5.
Personal data are deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes mentioned in no. 5. Insofar as they have to be stored for a longer period of time due to legal provisions for the storage of data they will be deleted after expiration of these legally required periods of time.
The data required to fulfill the task described in no. 5 will be submitted to the corresponding partners within the scope of international cooperation. Corresponding to the "Safe Harbour Principle", the data will be used worldwide in a virtually anonymous form.