The protection and security of personal data is a top priority for us. We therefore make sure that we strictly comply with the rules of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the (new) German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). The following provides information on the type of data that is recorded and the purpose for which it is collected.
Name and contact details of the controller:
The controller for the data processing is the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40, 53113 Bonn
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1–5, 65760 Eschborn
Contact details of the data protection officer:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global non-profit service company for international cooperation. It operates as a private-sector company of the federal government with the development goal of improving the living conditions of people around the world and preserving the natural foundations of life.
When using the contact form, the title, surname, first name, institution and email address are processed. Processing takes place based on Art. 6(1) b) EU GDPR for the purpose of receiving the enquiry formulated in the contact form. The data is not transmitted to third parties. Transmission to GIZ always takes place with an SSL-encrypted connection, which makes it much more difficult for unauthorised parties to access this information. Just like any enquiries emailed to GIZ, enquiries sent via the contact form are erased after a retention period of six months (or after the enquiry has been finalised).
The personal data collected as part of the newsletter mailing list are used for processing purposes. Your data is not forwarded to third parties. Your data is not processed or used for the purposes of consultation, advertising and market research. If you unsubscribe from the newsletter, all personal data is erased from our database. The newsletter is created by the GIZ’s sector programme “Digitalisation for Sustainable Development”.
Cookies need to be listed based on their purpose and period of validity.
• Google reCAPTCHA (see below).
Social media plugins
YouTube with enhanced privacy
Matomo web analysis service
1. Scope of processing of personal data
2. Legal basis for processing personal data
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR.
3. Purpose of data processing
Matomo is used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its contents. It tells us how the website is used so that we can constantly optimise our offer.
4. Duration of storage, right of objection and removal
You can object to the storage and analysis of this data by Matomo at any time.
In this case, an op-out cookie is permanently stored in your browser, which prompts Matomo not to collect any data for storage or analysis. However, if you intentionally or unintentionally delete this cookie, this also withdraws the objection to the data storage and analysis, which can be renewed using the above link.
Alternatively, most modern browsers have a “Do Not Track” option, which tells websites not to track your user activities. Matomo respects this option.
Transfer of personal data
Your data is not forwarded to third parties.
Planned data transfer to third countries
Data is not transferred to third countries.
Duration of data storage
Personal data is routinely erased, if it is no longer required to execute a contract (for example, employment, grant, rental, purchase or service contracts), no separate consent has been provided by the data subject and statutory retention obligations and periods do not require any extended data retention.
Protection of juveniles
Persons under 16 years of age should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians.
Note on the rights of users
You have the right to object to the data processing, to request information about your personal data and its processing, rectify this information as necessary, and request the limitation of processing or erasure of the data. The data is then erased.
In case of questions and complaints about this website, you can contact the data protection officer using the contact details provided above. You also have the right to submit complaints to the competent data protection supervisory authority. The competent authority is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).