Privacy and cookie policy

  • Introduction

    The IZA (“IZA,” “we,” “our,” “us”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

    This policy (together with our terms and conditions and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, via wol.iza.org (the “Website”) will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our practises regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By using the Website and/or submitting personal data via the Website you consent to the collection, storage, use, and disclosure of such personal data in accordance with the provisions of this privacy policy.

    For the purpose of the Federal German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG) the data controller is Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), Schaumburg-Lippe-Strasse 5-9, 53113 Bonn, Germany.

  • Information we may collect from you

    • Information that you provide by filling in forms on the Website, such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone or mobile number. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Website and/or a particular service provided by us (e.g. a newsletter). We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the Website.

    • If you contact us or submit a contribution to the Website, we may keep a record of that correspondence or contribution and any personal information contained in or on it.

    • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

    • Details of your visits to the Website (including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs, and other communication data) and the resources that you access. This is explained further below, in the "Cookies used on this site" section.

  • What is a cookie?

    A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.

  • Why we use cookies

    We may use cookies to collect information about your computer, including operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual directly. We then use that information to monitor usage and improve the user experience.

    Please note: 'Cookies' cannot harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in the cookies we create, but we do use information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site.

  • Cookies used on this site

    The Website uses cookies which can be divided as follows:

    Session cookies: These allow the Website to link your actions during a browser session. They maintain site state information specific to the current user’s visit. Session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored long term.

    Google Analytics cookies: These allow us to provide a good user experience and to estimate our audience size and usage pattern.


    The table below shows all the cookies collected on this site, their type, purpose and duration.

    Cookie type Name Purpose Data saved Duration of cookie
    Session cookie  JSESSIONID Session managment Unique ID representing the current visitor session in the site Expires after current browser session (browser is closed)
    Session cookie ARTICLE_PREFERENCE Stores the last state of each viewed article. Stores the last state of each viewed article.  Stores on the client machine the state of each viewed article, specifically whether the one pager view or full article view was last rendered for each article. This information is never sent to the server. 65536 days, or dependent on default maximum duration allowed by the browser
    Google Analytics cookie  __utma Keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred • Unique ID representing the visitor
    • Number of times visited
    • Time of first visit
    • Time of last visit
    Persistent, or dependent on default maximum duration allowed by the browser
    Google Analytics cookie  __utmb Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site • Unique ID representing the visitor
    • Time of start of current visit
    Expires at the end of the browser session
    Google Analytics cookie  __utmc Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site • Unique ID representing the visitor
    • Time of end of current visit
    Expires 30 minutes after the visitor leaves the site or browser session ends
    Google Analytics cookie  __utmz Keeps track of where the current/last visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keyword was used, and where they were in the world when the website was accessed • Unique ID representing the visitor
    • Where visitor came from
    • Which search engine
    • What Search engine keyword was used to find site
    • What link was clicked to get to the site
    • Where in the world the visitor was when visiting the site
    Six months from visit to the site
    AddThis   __atvuc Measures how often AddThis service is used to share information Stores share counts 24 months
    AddThis  uid Uniquely assigned machine-generated user ID for the AddThis service Unique ID representing the visitor 24 months
    AddThis  uit Tracks user logins to the AddThis service User login count and time One day
    AddThis di Maintenance cookies that help manage expiration for other AddThis cookies Expiry dates for other AddThis cookies 24 months
    AddThis  dt Helper cookie to manage expiry of other AddThis cookies Expiry dates for other AddThis cookies One month
    AddThis  btc User interest modelling Interests 24 months
    AddThis  uvc Stores frequency of usage of the AddThis service Frequency of usage of AddThis  
    AddThis  ssc/psc These cookies are used to record user sharing and social activity Sharing activity 90 days
    Add this  loc Geolocation, used to help publishers know approximately where people who share information are located Geographic location 24 months

     

    Please note: If selected, AddThis will redirect you to the specified third party social sharing network. Details regarding the cookies set by these third party sites are outside the scope of this privacy policy and the user should refer to the privacy policy of the relevant sites for more details.

    Pursuant to the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/1208) we require you to agree to the above referred to cookies. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site. For further information see www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

  • Use of 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 (see above).

    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. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. 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 (see below). However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

    Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

    Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

    Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat.anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

  • How to check cookies are enabled for PCs

    Google Chrome
    • Click on the ‘tools’ icon at the top of your browser window and select ‘Settings’.
    • Click the ‘Under the bonnet’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button.
    • Now select ‘Allow local data to be set’.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0
    • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options', then click on the 'Privacy' tab.
    • Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser. Settings above Medium will disable cookies.

    Mozilla Firefox 7
    • Click on 'home' at the top left of your browser window and select Options, then select the Privacy icon.
    • Click on Tracking and untick ‘Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked’.

  • How to check cookies are enabled for Macs

    Safari
    • With a Safari window open, click on the Safari entry on your top tool bar and select Preferences from the menu.
    • Select the Privacy tab.
    • Check the “Block cookies from third parties and advertisers” is selected.

    Mozilla Firefox 7
    • With a Firefox window open, click on the Firefox entry on your top tool bar and select Preferences from the menu.
    • Select the Privacy tab.
    • Ensure the ‘Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked’ option is not selected.

    Google Chrome
    • With a Chrome window open, click on the Chrome entry on your top tool bar and select Preferences from the menu.
    • Click the ‘Under the bonnet’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button.
    • Now select ‘Allow local data to be set’.

    All other browsers
    • Please consult your documentation or online help files.
     

  • How to disable cookies on PCs

    Please note that disabling cookies can seriously affect your user experience on the web.

    Google Chrome
    • Click on the ‘tools’ icon at the top of your browser window and select ‘Settings’.
    • Click the ‘Under the bonnet’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button.
    • Now select ‘Block sites from setting any data’.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0
    • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options', then click on the 'Privacy' tab.
    • Ensure that your Privacy level is set to High, which will block all cookies.

    Mozilla Firefox 7
    • Click on 'home' at the top left of your browser window and select Options, then select the Privacy icon.
    • Click on Tracking and tick ‘Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked’.

  • How to disable cookies on Macs

    Please note that disabling cookies may seriously affect your user experience on the web.

    Safari
    • With a Safari window open, click on the Safari entry on your top tool bar and select Preferences from the menu.
    • Select the Privacy tab.
    • Check the Block cookies option is set to “Always”.

    Mozilla Firefox 7
    • With a Firefox window open, click on the Firefox entry on your top tool bar and select Preferences from the menu.
    • Select the Privacy tab.
    • Ensure the ‘Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked’ option is selected.

    Google Chrome
    • With a Chrome window open, click on the Chrome entry on your top tool bar and select Preferences from the menu.
    • Click the ‘Under the bonnet’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button.
    • Now select ‘Block sites from setting any data’.

    All other browsers
    Please consult your documentation or online help files.
     

  • Data collected without the use of cookies

    Data concerning the users saved without the use of cookies is collected on submission of the form on the ‘Newsletter Registration’ page. This page allows visitors to register their interest in a newsletter and has a form that requires the user to enter their personal details for delivery to IZA World of Labor. IZA World of Labor will then use this information to send newsletters to the visitor. The information collected is detailed in the table below.

    Field Field type Mandatory Description
    Title Drop down Yes Visitor's title
    First name Text field Yes Visitor's first name
    Last name Text field Yes Visitor's last name
    Email address Text field Yes Visitor's email address
    Verify email address Text field Yes Visitor's email address
    Country Drop down Yes Visitor's country
    Job title Text field Yes Visitor's job title
    Sector Drop down Yes Visitor's sector of employment
    Area of interest Drop down Yes Visitor's area of interest
    I would like to receive updates from the IZA World of Labor Tick box No Visitor can tick this box if they would like to receive additional updates from IZA World of Labor
    I would like to receive updates from IZA Tick box No Visitor can tick this box if they would like to receive additional updates from IZA

     

  • Third-party data collection

    The following third parties are used in the provision or management of the website and they store and use data on user behaviour as per the table below.

    Third party User data usage
    Amazon web services None
    Google Analytics See "Cookies used on this site"
    www.addthis.com None. This is used to provide the ability to share pages.

     

  • Uses made of the information

    We use information collected and held about you in the following ways:

    • To personalize the way content is presented to you according to your individual preferences and interests.

    • For service administration, which means we may contact you in connection with services (e.g. newsletter services) or products that you request from us or with queries about your registration.

    • To provide you with information, products, or services which we consider may interest you, or to allow selected third parties to do the same, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

    • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

    • To contact you in connection with contributions you make to the Website. If you post or send offensive, inappropriate, or objectionable content in or to the Website, or otherwise engage in any disruptive behavior, we may use your personal information to prevent such behavior.

    • For statistical and marketing analysis.

    • For the purposes of administering, maintaining, developing, and improving the Website.

    • To notify you about changes to the Website and/or our services.

    • You will not receive unsolicited marketing communications from us and/or from third parties selected by us unless you have expressly agreed to this.

  • Disclosure of your information

    We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company, and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

    We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

    To the extent necessary to enable us to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us or to fulfil any request you have made for particular services.

    In the event that we sell all or substantially all of our business or assets to a third party, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets, and may sell and transfer personal data collected through the Website in connection with and pursuant to the sale of any such business or assets. Special categories of data and data subject to confidentiality regulations (such as data revealing racial or ethnic origin, trade union membership, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs) will not be disclosed without prior consent of the data subject, except where it is strictly necessary and demanded of IZA to prevent threats to state and public security or to prosecute serious crimes.

    For marketing purposes (by third parties), but only where you have consented to such disclosure when submitting your personal information.

    If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions and other agreements; to operate our systems properly; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of IZA World of Labor, or others.

  • Where we store your personal data

    The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing, or processing outside the EEA. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and, to the extent that such transfer is within our control, with the relevant protections required by law in place.

    The Website is accessible via the internet and so may potentially be accessed by anyone around the world. Other users may access the site from outside the EEA. This means that where you choose to post your data on a public area of the Website, it could be accessed from anywhere around the world and therefore a transfer of your data outside of the EEA may be deemed to have occurred. You consent to such transfer of your data for and by way of this purpose.

  • Security

    Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

    The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

  • Your rights

    You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by choosing not to check certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting the IZA World of Labor Office and asking us to cease contacting you for such purposes.

  • Third-party websites

    The Website contains links to and from the websites of third parties, including our partner networks, advertisers, and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or the privacy practices of such third parties. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites. This privacy policy relates only to information collected by us.

  • Access to information

    You can ask to review personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected by contacting the IZA World of Labor Office.

  • Changes to our privacy policy

    Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and you should check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we might make.

  • Contact

    Questions, comments, and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to the IZA World of Labor Office.