Data Protection


Data processing is the responsibility of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Postal adress:
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 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

Every time a user accesses a page of our website, and every time a file is downloaded, that information is stored in a log file.

·         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

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 this 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 activating the opt-out option 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 use the opt-out option at the bottom of this page to be excluded from counting.


Notes regarding objection

For this purpose, a cookie is stored on the device, preventing user data from being collected when the user visits this website. In order for the objection to take effect, the cookie must be stored on every device used. As the cookie is stored in specific browsers (internet programs), the cookie must be stored in every browser if several browsers are used on one device (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox). Please also note that, if you delete all cookies, the objection cookie will also be deleted and will need to be stored again.


Contact forms

When you use the contact form, we process your first and last names and email address. 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.



This website uses cookies, i.e. small files containing short texts for technical processing. Without cookies – in other words, for example, when cookies have been deactivated in the browser – full use of this website is not possible.

Temporary Cookies


These session cookies are used for user analysis (see above). They do not contain any personal data and expire at the end of the session, or at the end of a user survey, which is generally carried out every two years.


Social Media

On our pages, we use social media plug-ins (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

You can usually recognise these plug-ins via the respective social media logos. In order to guarantee data protection our website, we only use these plug-ins together with the so-called “Shariff” solution. This application prevents social media plug-ins integrated on our website from transferring data to the respective provider already the first time you enter our website.

Only if you activate a respective plug-in by clicking on the corresponding button will a direct connection to the provider’s server be established (consent). As soon as you activate the plug-in, the respective provider receives the information that you have visited our site with your current IP address. If you are logged into your respective social media account (e.g. Facebook) at the same time, the respective provider can connect your visit ton our website pages to your user account.

Activating a plug-in constitutes consent within the meaning of Art. 6. Para. 1 a) of the EU GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.

The social media plug-ins on the homepage are deactivated by default. By activating them, you agree to the terms of use of the respective provider. In addition, cookies of the respective provider become active with activation.

When you leave our website, the social media plug-ins are deactivated again and the cookies are deleted. The social media plug-ins must be reactivated each time you visit our website.

For further information, please consult the data protection information and terms of use of the respective provider:


Facebook: Provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA.

·         Privacy Notice:

·         Terms of use:


Instagram: Provider Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA

·         Privacy Notice:[0]=Instagram%20Help&bc[1]=Privacy%20and%20Safety%20Center

·         Terms of use:


Twitter: Provider Twitter  Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA

·         Privacy Policy:

·         Terms of use:


Data processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 A) of the EU GDPR only with consent of the user.


Recipients of personal data

·         Data are not passed on to third parties.

·         As a general principle, data will not be transmitted to third states


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 (see contact information provided above). 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).

Opt-out complete; your visits to this website will not be recorded by the Web Analytics tool. Note that if you clear your cookies, delete the opt-out cookie, or if you change computers or Web browsers, you will need to perform the opt-out procedure again.