Data Protection

Responsible for data processing

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Registered Offices
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5, 65760 Eschborn, Germany

Contact data processing officer:

Collection of personal data when using our website

Every time a user accesses GIZ‘s website and every time a file is accessed, information about the activity is processed and stored in a temporary log file. Before it is stored, each data set is rendered anonymous by altering the IP address.

In the case of merely informative use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to visit our website, we only collect the data that is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR).

The following information is stored for each page you view and each file you download:

  • Technical details of the browser used
  • Anonymous IP address
  • Date and time
  • Page opened/name of the file downloaded
  • Quantity of data transferred
  • Notification of whether viewing or download was successful

Use of cookies

When single pages are called up, so-called temporary cookies are used to facilitate navigation. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the site visitor‘s Internet browser. These session cookies contain no personal data and expire after the end of the session or after the end of a user survey, which is usually conducted every two years. Techniques, such as Java applets or Active X controls, which make it possible to understand the access behaviour of users, are not used.


Any personal details collected as part of the newsletter subscription will only be used for the purpose of processing the subscription and dealing with your enquiries. The only mandatory information for sending you the newsletter is your email address. Any personal information that we collect apart from your address, especially the job function and medium that you work for, is optional and helps us pinpoint and deliver topics relevant for your target audience. To register for our newsletter, we use the socalled double opt-in procedure. This means that, after you have registered, we will send you an email, to the email address stated by you, in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. After your confirmation, we will store your email address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR.

In addition, we store the IP addresses you use and times of the registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to prove your registration and, if necessary, to inform you about possible misuse of your personal data. You can revoke the consent you have given about receiving the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe the newsletter. The revocation can be realised by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter email or by sending
an email to

We point out that we evaluate your user behaviour when sending the newsletter. For this evaluation, the emails sent include so-called web beacons or tracking pixels that represent one-pixel image files stored on our website. For the analysis, we link the above-mentioned data and the web beacons with your email address and an individual ID. The data is alwaysanonymised when collected so the IDs are not linked to your personal data, and thus a direct personal reference is excluded. You can object to this tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link provided in each email or informing us by contacting us in another way. The information will be stored as long as you have subscribed to the newsletter. After logging out, we store the data purely statistically and anonymously.

Your details will not be passed on to third parties. No use will be made of your details for consulting purposes, for advertising or for market research. If you cancel your subscription, all your personal details will be deleted from our database. Postal addresses and email addresses that you provide when you make an enquiry or order information materials are used exclusively for correspondence or delivery purposes. When you use other web-based services that require the submission of more extensive personal data, such as registration for training courses, the data protection declarations adapted to those services will also apply.

Contact form

When using the contact form, the salutation, surname, first name and e-mail address are processed. The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para 1 b) EU GDPR for the purpose of receiving the contact form’s request. Data are not passed on to third parties. The passing on to GIZ takes place by means of a connection encrypted with SSL, which makes an unauthorised notice much more difficult. Inquiries made via the contact form will be deleted after completion.

Inclusion of services and contents of third parties

In the following, an overview of third-party providers, their contents as well as links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on the processing of data and possibilities to object (so-called opt-out) is given:

Data protection rights

You have the right to ask for information on your personal data and its processing, to have such data rectified if necessary, or to demand the restriction of the processing or the deletion of the data. The data will be deleted accordingly.

If you have any questions or complaints about this website, you can contact the data protection officer. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority. The responsible authority is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).

Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the web analysis service Matomo to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. With the statistics we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR.