Privacy Policy

We take the matter of protecting the personal data of our users very seriously and strictly adhere to the relevant national and European provisions of data protection legislation. Similarly, all data collected is protected to the very best of our ability by the technological and organizational measures put in place in our IT security and privacy policies.

This statement provides you with an overview of the measure designed to assure such protection, together with an outline of the type of data collected and the purposes for which this is used.

1. Name and contact details of the data controller and contact details of the data protection officer

Name and contact details of the data controller:

Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH
Mainzer Landstraße 251
60326 Frankfurt am Main

If you have any questions which have not been answered by reading this privacy policy or if you would like to have more detailed information about a specific topic, please contact us at any time via or send us a letter to the following address:

Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH
Mainzer Landstraße 251
60326 Frankfurt am Main

You can contact our data protection officer as follows:

Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH
Betriebliche Datenschutzbeauftragte
Mainzer Landstraße 251
60326 Frankfurt am Main

or by e-mail to the address

2. Automatic data processing on this internet page

When you access internet pages, the information transferred to us by your browser is automatically stored in our “server log files”. This includes:

  • IP address of the computer accessing the site
  • Time of the server enquiry,
  • Browsertype/ -version,*
  • Operating system used,*
  • Referrer URL (the page last visited).*

*Only, if submitted by your browser.

The IP address is required during the connection to transfer the contents of our website to your device. The legal basis for the processing and storage of the IP address is a legitimate interest as per Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The legitimate interest for the transmission of the IP address is that it is required to display the contents of the website; without transmission of the IP address it is not possible to display the content of the website. Therefore, you shall not be entitled to object to the processing of the data. The legitimate interest for the temporary storage is our security interests. We store such data including the IP address for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data are collected and/or further processed.

3. Services requiring log-in – newsletters etc., conclusion of contract

If you would like to access the (personalized and/or paid content) services offered on the website, we may, in order to provide this service and for billing purposes, require further information from you.

Most notably, this shall include your name, your (valid) email address, and further particulars (address, telephone number, etc.), which enable us to check that you are, for example, the owner of the email address provided, or that the owner thereof agrees to receive the relevant services, in order to be able to supply the desired services and, finally, in order to render accounts and serve invoices in the due manner.

Entry of a valid email address is required in order for us to prevent misuse of registration procedures – in the case of newsletters, for example. We therefore rely on the so-called. “double opt-in” process, in which you are sent, after entering your email address on our websites, a mail to act as authentication of your registration, and as part of which you are, by clicking a corresponding link, required to verify your email address.

Additionally, you may, when signing up/logging in to our services, provide us with further information – going beyond that required for the rendering of the service (such as sector, occupational group, age, etc.) – on a voluntary basis by entering this in the appropriate fields or boxes. Such data is used by us to align services more closely to the needs of users, for product information and advertising purposes, for performance of contractual purposes or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures and also for customer relations purposes. You can unsubscribe to our newsletters at any time.

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing personal data, Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR is the legal basis for the processing of personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR will be the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions.

We store such data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data are collected and/or further processed, or beyond this point, until a time when the data is no longer subject to any contractual or other statutory storage obligations. In that case, you are not entitled to claim the erasure of your data. Under certain circumstances, however, there could be a claim for restriction of processing.

4. Subscription

If you would like to purchase a subscription on our website, it is required for the conclusion of the contract that you create a customer account and enter your personal data, which we need for the completion and execution of your order. Since the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract, Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR is the legal basis.

Required information for the execution of the order is marked separately, any other information you provide is voluntary. We process the data provided by you to process and execute your order.

For this purpose we might transmit on the collected data to the relevant internal departments for processing or to external service providers, contractors (e.g. fulfilment providers, customer management service providers, content management provider) in accordance with the required purposes (processing and execution of the order).

In order to purchase a subscription you need to create a customer account through which we can store your data for future purchases. When you create such an account on the website, the data you have provided will be stored revocably. All other data, including your user account, can always be deleted in the customer area.

We are obliged by commercial and applicable tax laws to store your address, payment and order data for a period of up to ten years.

5. Double-blind review process – Editorial Express

We use Editorial Express, a web based academic manuscript management software by Technoluddites Inc, 106 Park Valley Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. The software allows you to upload a manuscript, cover letter, or other files or supporting documentation for your submission (or resubmission) to German Journal of Agricultural Economics or otherwise register as a reviewer of such paper.

To register as an author of a study and submit your contribution or register as a reviewer, it is necessary to enter personal data (e.g. name, e-mail address, organization, department, address and other contact information) on the Editorial Express website. This serves primarily to identify you personally and is necessary for scientific reasons and to prevent misuse of the double-blind review process.

As we obtain your consent for processing personal data, Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR is the legal basis for the processing of personal data. We store such data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data are collected and/or further processed.

Further information:
Privacy Shield:

6. Tracking and analysis technologies

6.1 Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are little text files deposited on your computer and stored by your browser. We use such cookies both as a technical means of providing services on our website, e.g. for enabling certain functions, as well as for analyzing the website behavior of our visitors and on that basis developing a more user-friendly design of our offerings.

We use technical cookies. These are cookies that are merely required to collect certain information on our website to provide a service required or wanted by you as user, such as enabling smooth navigation and use of the website as well as providing you with navigation by certain selected criteria as part of a service optimization. If the processing of personal data through technically necessary cookies is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR will be the legal basis or otherwise the legal basis will be a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, namely pursuance of our business purposes.

You can block the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; yet we must point out that, in such an event, you may be unable to use the website’s many functions to the fullest extent possible.

6.2 Purposes and legal basis of the data processing for the following tools

We also use analysis cookies and other technologies provided to us by third party providers. The legal basis for the following tools is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We use these to collect data about users and analyze their behavior for the measurement and optimization of advertising, and for statistical purposes. The tracking and analysis of user behavior helps us to review and optimize the effectiveness of our service, and to correct any errors and faults. Therefore, we have a legitimate interest in the analysis, optimization and economical operation of our services. We store such data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data are collected and/or further processed.

6.3 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Privacy Policy:
Opt-Out: You may also 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.
Privacy Shield:

7. Links to social media

At our platform, we also provide you with the option to communicate our contents via social media. The following options are available at GJAE:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Xing
  • Google
  • LinkedIn

The virtual buttons with the service providers’ icons are merely links to these external service-providers’ websites. Data acquisition / transmission will be done only after you have clicked the pertinent link and have opened the website at issue and/or have registered with the service at issue. The exchange of data between us and the respective service provider is restricted to the extent required for function of this communication channel.

8. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the data controller:

  • Right of access, Art. 15 GDPR
  • Right to rectification, Art. 16 GDPR
  • Right to erasure, Art. 17 GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing, Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to data portability, Art. 20 GDPR
  • Right to object, Art. 21 GDPR

In case you submitted us a consent according to Art. 6 (1) (a) or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Moreover, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, which is responsible for us (Der Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1, 65189 Wiesbaden).

9. Amendments to and accessibility of data protection provisions

Due to changes and adjustments to the services provided, to new statutory and legal requirements and, in certain instances, to previously undetected gaps or loopholes in existing provisions, it may prove necessary to amend this data protection statement. You may access and print out our current Privacy Policy from any page of this internet service by clicking on the “PRIVACY POLICY” link.