Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to the publisers Prof. Dr. Jens Leker (affiliated with the Institute of Business Administration, University of Münster) and Prof. Dr. Hannes Utikal (affiliated with the Center for Industry and Sustainability, Provadis School of International Management and Technology, Frankfurt). Users of this website are generally not required to provide any personal data. However, if website visitors wish to access some of our company’s special services through our website, personal data processing may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject. The processing of personal data, such as the name, home address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the applicable national data protection provisions. Through this privacy policy, we seek to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. In addition, website users are informed of their rights under this privacy policy. Prof. Dr. Jens Leker and Prof. Dr. Hannes Utikal, have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure that any personal data processed through this website is well-protected. Nevertheless, security gaps can emerge during digital data transmission meaning that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every website user is free to submit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example via telephone.

1.1 Contact Details of data controller

The data controller as per the GDPR, other data protection laws in the member states of the European Union and other regulations with a data protection character, is: Prof. Dr. Hannes Utikal affiliated with Center for Industry and Sustainability Provadis School of International Management and Technology Industriepark Höchst, Building B852 65926 Frankfurt am Main Germany Phone: +49 172 6903114 E-Mail:

1.2 Contact Details of data protection officer

The data protection officer for the data controller is: Prof. Dr. Hannes Utikal affiliated with Center for Industry and Sustainability Provadis School of International Management and Technology Industriepark Höchst, Building B852 65926 Frankfurt am Main Germany Phone: +49 172 6903114 E-Mail: Every website visitor and any other interested parties can contact our data protection officer at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

1.3 Disclosure of data

Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only disclose your personal information to third parties, if: you have expressly given your consent to this in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR, the disclosure according to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR is required and there is no reason to assume that you have a legitimate overriding interest in the non-disclosure of your data, there is a legal obligation for the transfer according to Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR, as well as it is legally permissible and required under Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR for the settlement of contractual relationships with you.


2.1 Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser. Many websites and servers use cookies. These cookies often contain what is referred to as a cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows the visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual website user’s browser from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular web browser can be recognized and identified by the unique cookie ID. By using cookies, we can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without setting cookies. Website users can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the user’s internet browser and thus permanently circumvent the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the website visitor deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser they are using, not all functions of our website may be fully operational.

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2.2 Collection of general data information

a)  When visiting our website

When you visit our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and stored until automated deletion: Name of the retrieved file Date and time of retrieval Amount of transferred data Notification that the retrieval was either successful or not Type of web browser used Type of operating system used Page visited directly before Name of your internet Provider Your IP address The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes: ensuring a smooth connection to the website; ensuring our website is user-friendly; evaluation of system security and stability; as well as for further administrative purposes. The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. The data collected will under no circumstances be used for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.

b) When using our contact form

If you have questions of any kind we offer you the opportunity to make contact with us via a contact form provided on the website. Should a website visitor make contact with us, the personal data transmitted to us by him or her on a voluntary basis is automatically saved – for the purpose of the processing or making contact. Such personal data is not passed on to third parties. The data processing for the purpose of making contact with us is carried out pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR based on your consent given voluntarily.


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 (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. The Privacy Policy of Google can be found here. The information generated by the cookie in the user profile are neither used to personally identify the website user, nor is any personal data consolidated within the pseudonym’s profile. If you do not agree with the storage and analysis of your visit’s data, you can contradict the storage and analysis by clicking here: Deactivate Google Analytics. In this case, an opt-out-cookie is stored in your browser, meaning that Google Analytics does not collect any session data. Please note that a complete deletion of your cookies has the consequence that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and has to be reactivated by you, if needed.


You are entitled to the following data subject rights:

a)  Right to information

You have the right to request a confirmation as to whether your personal data is being processed.

b) Correction/Deletion/Restriction of processing

Furthermore, you have the right to ask us to immediately correct personal data concerning you (right to rectification); immediately delete personal data concerning you (right of deletion) and restrict the processing of your personal data (right to restriction of processing).

c) Right of transferability

You have the right to receive personally identifiable information you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to communicate that information to another person in charge.

d) Right of revocation

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

e) Right of opposition

If processing of personal data concerning you is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest (Article 6 (1) (e) GDPR) or for the protection of our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), you have a right to object.

f) Right of appeal

If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, without prejudice to any other legal remedies. The contact details of your authority in charge can be found at


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