The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH attaches great importance to responsible and transparent management of personal data.
Below we provide users with information as to
Please contact GIZ’s data protection officer if you have questions specifically about how your data are protected:
Data processing is the responsibility of:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36, 53113 Bonn
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1–5, 65760 Eschborn
GIZ processes personal data exclusively in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG).
Personal data are, for example, name, address, email addresses and user behaviour.
GIZ only processes personal data to the extent necessary. Which data is required and processed for which purpose and on what basis is largely determined by the type of service you use or the purpose for which the data is required.
When visiting the website, the browser used automatically transmits data that is saved in a log file. GIZ itself processes only the data that is technically required in order to display the website correctly and to ensure its stability and security.
Each time the website is accessed, the data stored includes, but is not limited to:
The data in the log file is deleted after 4 weeks at the latest.
GIZ is obliged to store the data beyond the time of the visit in order to ensure protection against attacks against GIZ’s internet infrastructure and federal communications technology (legal basis: Article 6 (1) e GDPR in conjunction with Section 5 of the German Act on the Federal Office for Information Security (BSIG). In the event of attacks on communications technology, this data is analysed and used to initiate legal and criminal action.
Data that is logged when accessing the website is only transferred to third parties if there is a legal obligation to do so or if the transfer is necessary for legal or criminal prosecution in the event of attacks on federal communications technology. Data will not be passed on in any other cases. This data is not merged with other data sources at GIZ.
When you visit the website, small text files known as ‘cookies’ are stored on your computer. They are used to make the online presence more user-friendly and effective overall. Cookies cannot run programs or infect your computer with viruses.
For statistical purposes and to improve our service, this website uses the open-source web analytics application Matomo operated by tandel-hq, Bad Soden am Taunus. Data is stored and evaluated completely anonymously.
The cookie information will not be shared with third parties. You can deactivate the usage of cookies directly inside your browser. Though, by deactivating cookies in general, it may be that you will not be able to use all of the functionality offered by our website.
If you don't want the data of your visit to be stored and analyzed, you may opt-out at any time by clicking the checkbox below. In case the opt-out option is clicked, a so called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which tells Matomo not to collect any session data from your visit. WARNING: In case you are deleting your cookies, you will also delete your opt-out-cookie. Therefore, if you visit our website again, you may have to check the opt-out option again, to avoid the tracking of your session.
When users contact us, the data provided is processed in order to be able to respond to the enquiry. The following contact options are available:
In those cases, at least the email address but also any other personal user data transmitted with the email and contact form (e.g., family and given name, organisation) as well as the information contained in the email and contact form are stored solely for the purpose of contacting the user and processing the request.
The legal basis for the processing of data in connection with email communication is Article 6 (1) a GDPR.
Our website contains links to websites of other operators and social media to provide further information and services. By clicking on an external link, the user is redirected to a respective external platform.
When users visit the platforms, personal data is collected, used and stored by the operators of the respective platform, but not by GIZ. This is also the case even if the users themselves do not have an account with the respective platform.
The individual data processing operations and their scope differ depending on the operator of the respective platform. GIZ has no influence on the collection of data or its further use by the operators. We are not fully aware of the extent to which, where and for how long the data is stored; to what extent the networks comply with existing obligations regarding erasure; what analyses are conducted and links established with the data; and to whom the data is disclosed.
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
GIZ does not pass on personal data to third parties unless it is legally obliged or entitled to do so by law.
GIZ does not transfer personal data to third countries. When using social media, the privacy policies of the respective providers apply.
User data will not be kept any longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it is processed or as required by law.
GIZ accords great importance to protecting personal data. For this reason, technical and organisational security measures ensure that data is protected against accidental and intentional manipulation and unintended erasure as well as unauthorised access. These measures are updated accordingly based on technical developments and adapted continuously in line with the risks.
Visitors to the website have the right
Users also have the right in accordance with Article 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority. The competent authority is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).