Data protection

Data protection

Data protection

The protection of your personal data is important to us. We collect, process and use your personal data exclusively in the cases described below and always in strict compliance with the applicable national and European data protection regulations.

Use of the website

When you visit our website via all related domains and sub-domains, we do not collect, process or use any personal data.

Every time a user accesses the Internet offer of WIK GmbH / WIK-Consult GmbH and every time a file is called up, data on this process is temporarily stored and processed in a log file.

In detail, the following data is stored about each access/retrieval:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Message as to whether the retrieval was successful
  • Identification data of the browser and operating system used
  • Website from which access is made

These data are evaluated solely for statistical purposes and to improve the service and are subsequently deleted. Any other use or transfer to third parties does not occur.

Some pages of this website allow you to contact us with enquiries. This concerns in particular:

  • By subscribing to the newsletter, you will receive the WIK newsletter in e-book format (PDF) several times a year, as well as further as WIK News
  • Registration for events (Tickets)

If you contact us in this way, we will use and process the information you provide (e.g. name, address, email address). Your personal data will be used exclusively for the purpose specified by yourself or in the corresponding section of the website.


When individual pages are accessed, so-called temporary cookies can be used to facilitate navigation. These session cookies do not contain any personal data and expire at the end of the session. We do not use techniques such as Java applets or Google Analytics, which make it possible to trace the access behavior of users.

Data integrity

We protect our website and other IT applications through appropriate technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, unauthorized access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. We therefore recommend that you inform yourself about any updates that may have been made.

Your rights

You can revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of data at any time. In principle, you are entitled to free information about your personal data stored and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data.

Please contact us via our contact page.

Contact / Questions about our privacy policy

If you have any questions about this privacy policy at WIK and WIK-Consult, please contact the Data Protection Officer:

WIK Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur
und Kommunikationsdienste GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Rhöndorfer Str. 68
53604 Bad Honnef
Phone: +49 2224 9225-0

Commercial register entry: District Court Siegburg, HRB 7225

WIK Consult GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Rhöndorfer Str. 68
53604 Bad Honnef
Phone: +49 2224 9225-0

Commercial register entry: Siegburg Local Court, HRB 7043

Disclaimer of liability

The contents of this website and the associated special pages are prepared and implemented with the greatest possible care. However, mistakes in processing cannot be ruled out. Despite careful checking, no liability can be taken for the correctness, completeness and topicality of these web pages. In particular, WIK assumes no liability for possible damages or consequences arising from the direct or indirect use of the contents offered. As a content provider, WIK is responsible for its own content, which it makes available for use, in accordance with general laws.

Our websites may contain links to websites of other providers. These external contents neither originate from WIK, nor is it in WIK's power to influence the contents of third party sites. The contents of external sites to which WIK refers by means of links do not reflect the opinion of WIK, but merely serve for information and the presentation of contexts. WIK is not liable for external content and the data protection declaration applies exclusively to WIK's websites. WIK has no influence on and does not control whether other providers comply with the applicable data protection regulations.

Release: March 2023