Below we provide users with information as to who they can contact at GIZ on the subject of data protection; what data is processed when they visit the website; what data is processed when users contact us, subscribe to newsletters or press releases or use other GIZ online services; how they can opt out of the storage of data; what rights they have with respect to us.
Information on the collection of personal data
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. Collection of personal data when visiting our websiteWhen visiting the GIZ 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 page that is viewed, the IP address of the accessing device, the page from which the user was redirected, as well as the date and time of access. A detailed list of the data stored is shown here.
The data in the log file is deleted after five days.
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.
Collection of personal data when visiting our website
When visiting the GIZ 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 page that is viewed, the IP address of the accessing device, the page from which the user was redirected, as well as the date and time of access. A detailed list of the data stored is shown here.
The data in the log file is deleted after five days.
Data controller and data protection officer
Please contact GIZ’s data protection officer if you have questions specifically about how your data are protected: email@example.com
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36, 53113 BonnDag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1–5, 65760 Eschborn
Data processing is the responsibility ofDeutsche Gesellschaft fuer INternationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
To analyse usage data on its website, GIZ uses the etracker web analysis service operated by etracker GmbH, Hamburg. Data is stored and evaluated completely anonymously.
The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker on behalf of GIZ in Germany only.Further information on data protection at etracker can be found here https://www.etracker.com/en/data-privacy/. Information on opting out Users who do not agree with the completely anonymous storage and evaluation of the data from their visit can opt out of the storage and use of the data at any time with a click of the mouse.The button is located at the bottom of the page.
For this purpose, what is known as an opt-out cookie is stored on the device, preventing user data from being collected when the user visits the website in question. In order for the opt-out to take effect, the cookie must be stored on every device used. As the cookie is stored in specific browsers (programs for internet access), the cookie must be stored in each browser used on each device (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox). When all cookies on a device are deleted, the opt-out cookie is also deleted and must be reactivated.
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:
Alternatively, it is possible to contact GIZ via the email addresses provided. In this case, at least the email address but also any other personal user data transmitted with the email (e.g. family and given name, address) as well as the information contained in the email 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) e GDPR.
When contacting us by phone, personal data will be processed to the extent necessary in order to handle the enquiry.The legal basis for the processing of data in connection with communication by phone is Article 6 (1) e GDPR.
When contacting us by letter, the personal data transmitted (e.g. family and given name, address) and the information contained in the letter is stored for the purpose of establishing contact and processing the enquiry.The legal basis for the processing of data in connection with communication by letter is Article 6 (1) e GDPR.
Personal data is used for the purpose of processing the subscription to each respective newsletter. The data is processed and used exclusively for sending the newsletter. After entering the email address, users receive an email containing a link for confirming the authenticity of the address and the subscription (‘double opt-in’). If users do not confirm the registration by clicking on the link contained in the email, the data is deleted immediately.The legal basis for the processing of data in connection with the dispatch of newsletters is their consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) a GDPR.The newsletter subscription can be cancelled at any time. If the subscription is cancelled, all personal data is deleted from our database.
Users can register on the GIZ website to receive GIZ press releases by email. The personal data collected in connection with the press mailing list (title, family and given name, email address), as well as other information contained in the message, is used for the purpose of processing the registration to the press mailing list and dealing with enquiries. Data beyond the scope of basic address details, including but not limited to position and media outlet/institution, is collected solely for the purpose of enabling systematic communication of journalistic topics to editorial offices. Providing the postal address is optional and allows, if requested, a reply to the enquiry by post. If the subscription is cancelled, all personal data is immediately deleted from our database.Press mailing listThe legal basis for the processing of data in connection with the press mailing list is Article 6 (1) e GDPR.
To access other GIZ online services, for example job offers or registering for training courses, it is necessary to enter personal data for further processing. The corresponding data privacy policies for the respective service apply.
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 GIZ website have the right:
- To obtain information about their data stored by us (Article 15 GDPR)
- To have their data stored by us rectified (Article 16 GDPR)
- To have their data stored by us erased (Article 17 GDPR)
- To obtain restriction of processing of their data stored by us (Article 18 GDPR)
- To object to the storage of their data if personal data are processed on the basis of the first sentence of Article 6 (1) 1 f and e GDPR (Article 21 GDPR)
- To receive their personal data in a commonly used and machine-readable format from the controller such that they can be potentially transmitted to another controller (right to data portability, Article 20 GDPR).
- To withdraw their consent to the extent that the data has been processed on the basis of consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR). The lawfulness of the processing on the basis of the consent given remains unaffected until receipt of the withdrawal.
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).