Privacy Policy

Data protection declaration

I. General provisions

We inform you in the following about the processing of your personal data in the context of usage of the briq Institute's Global Preferences Survey website.
The data controller is briq – Behavior and Inequality Research Institute GmbH Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 5-9, 53113 Bonn, Germany,
You can contact our data protection officer at or our postal address mentioning “c/o the Data Protection Officer".

II. Use of cookies and Google Analytics

  1. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in the browser you use which allow certain information to be transmitted to the person which placed the cookie (ourselves in this case). Cookies cannot run any programs or transmit viruses to your computer. These serve the purpose of making the internet service more user friendly and effective as a whole.

  2. This website uses the "laravel_session" cookie. This cookie stores a so-called session ID with which various enquiries by your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This makes it possible to recognise your computer again when you return to our website. We also use a cookie named CSRF_TOKEN, which is used to prevent malicious attacks on the website. The session cookies are deleted when you close the browser.

    You can configure your browser settings as you desire and for instance reject third party cookies or all cookies. We should note that you might not be able to use all of this website's functions, however.

  3. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is generally sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Because IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in cases of exception is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google uses this information upon the commission of the operator of this website in order to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities and services associated with Internet use for the website operator.

    The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data of Google.

    You can prevent cookies from being stored by undertaking settings on your browser software to this end. We would note, however, that in such case you might not be able to use the entire functions of this website. In addition to this, you can prevent Google from recording data generated by the cookie as well as your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

    This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizelp()". This causes IP addresses to be further processed in shortened form, thus ruling out the possibility that the data can be linked to an individual person. If the data collected on you can be linked to you personally, it is rejected immediately, so the personal data is deleted immediately.

    We use Google Analytics to be able to analyse and improve usage of our website on a regular basis. The statistics that are generated help us improve our service and render it more interesting to you as a user. For those cases of exception in which personal data is transmitted to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

    Contact Information: Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User terms and conditions:, summary of data protection:, and the data protection declaration:

  4. The legal basis for the use of cookies is Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation: The use of session cookies is in the legitimate interest of the responsible parties because this improves usability of the information provided as well as its technical security. With regard to the use of Google Analytics, there is a legitimate interest on the part of those responsible parties because this allows the range and user behaviour to be recorded and analysed. This is important to designing the Internet service.

III. Use of the download portal

  1. We process your personal data within the framework of the download service for the GPS Dataset and GPS Questionnaires. When you download the GPS dataset or one or more GPS Questionnaire, you conclude a license agreement (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, Your personal data is processed to monitor compliance with the license agreement. This specifically involves the following categories of personal data:
    • Your identification data (first name, last name, title)
    • Your e-mail address
    • The name of your organisation

  2. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. Because it is otherwise not possible for us to monitor the agreement, the mandatory information requested is a precondition for downloading.

  3. Your personal data is stored as long as this is necessary to monitor the agreement. The information shall in any case be deleted after the expiry of a period of 20 years.

IV. Rights of data subjects

  1. You have the right on your own initiative to access, modify, delete, supplement or update your personal data. You have the right to obtain your data in machine readable format. You have the right to object to the processing of your data. If you object to this, the controller is no longer allowed to process your personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or processing serves the purpose of establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

  2. You can assert the aforementioned data subject rights towards us by sending an e-mail to or by sending a written message to briq – Behavior and Inequality Research Institute GmbH, Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 5-9, 53113 Bonn, Germany.

  3. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority.

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