Data Protection

General

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a public-benefit federal enterprise for international cooperation. We work as a federal enterprise under private law. Our aim is to achieve the development-policy objective of improving the living conditions of people worldwide and conserving the natural resources on which livelihoods depend.

Website Analytics

The GIZ website does not uses any third party analytics services which get any access to visitor data, we are also not storing any analytics data on our backend

We do not use methods such as Java applets or ActiveX controls that make it possible to track your browsing behaviour.

Data is processed based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the legitimate interest of analysing usage to improve the company’s website. Users have the option of objecting to use of their data to analyse their behaviour. You can prevent the collection of your user data via the link below.

You may at any time lodge an objection to the storage of your anonymously collected visitor data, so that these will no longer be collected in future. Please click on the link at the bottom of this page to be excluded from counting.

Publication

When you use the publication section to download reports we process your name, email address phone number and your message. The data is processed based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 b) of the EU GDPR for the purpose of receiving the query formulated in the form.

Data is transmitted to GIZ using an SSL-encrypted connection, which makes it significantly more difficult for unauthorised persons to intercept it. Similarly to queries sent to GIZ by email, queries transmitted using the publication form are deleted following 12 Months

Contact forms

When you use the contact form, we process your name, email address phone number and your message. The data is processed based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 b) of the EU GDPR for the purpose of receiving the query formulated in the contact form.

Data is transmitted to GIZ using an SSL-encrypted connection, which makes it significantly more difficult for unauthorised persons to intercept it. Similarly to queries sent to GIZ by email, queries transmitted using the contact form are deleted following 12 Months

Other web-based services

When you use other web-based services that require the submission of more extensive personal data, such as online job applications, the data protection declarations adapted to those services will also apply.

Recipients of personal data

Data are not passed on to third parties.

Duration of data retention

Personal data are regularly deleted when

  • They are no longer needed for contractual purposes (e.g. for employment, top-ups, rental, sale or service contracts)
  • When the individuals concerned have not given any separate authorisation
  • When statutory data storage obligations and periods have expired.
Reference to user rights

You are entitled to:

  • To object to data processing,
  • Enquire about your personal data and its processing
  • To have this corrected if necessary, or to request restriction of processing or the erasure of the data

The data will then be erased.

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