Data Protection

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

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1–5, 65760 Eschborn, Germany
Contact: [email protected]

2. Contact details of the data protection officer

[email protected]

3. Information on how collected data will be processed
3.1. 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.

Application form

When you use the application form (Indication of Interest), we process your title, first and last names, email address and, where appropriate, your postal address. Under Article 6 (1 a) (consent form) of the GDPR, this data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, in this case for the purpose of receiving your enquiry entered in the contact form. Your data is never shared with third parties. Your data is transmitted to GIZ using SSL encryption, which makes it very difficult for unauthorized parties to access your data. As with enquiries sent to GIZ via email, enquiries sent via an application form are deleted after 1 year or once they have been dealt with.


This website uses cookies (text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website and enable you to use the site). Without cookies – for example, where cookies have been disabled in the browser – you will not be able to make full use of this website.

4. Recipients of personal data

Data, such as name, surname and other business details are passed on to third parties. The data will be shared with the third party, our partner, Assembly of Members, only for the purpose of evaluation of the application.

5. Retention of data

Personal data are regularly deleted when:

6. Protection of minors

Persons under the age of 16 may not transfer any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.

7. Reference to user rights

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

You are entitled to:

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).

8. Information on necessary cookies

Some cookies are required to provide you with the basic functions of the website and, therefore, cannot be deactivated.

In detail, these cookies are as follows:

9. Web analytics by Matomo
a. Scope of processing personal data

On our website we use the open source software tool Matomo (formerly PIWIK) to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. This is an open source web analysis tool. Matomo does not transfer any data to servers outside the control of the ITP. Matomo does not record any session data without your consent.

Matomo uses cookies. These text files are saved on your computer and enable the ITP to analyse how its website is used. The information on usage collected by the cookie is transferred to the ITP server and saved there so that we can analyse user behaviour. For us, your IP address is an anonymous code. This means we have no technical means of identifying you as a registered user. You will remain anonymous as a user.

The ITP regards this analysis as an integral part of its online service. Its aim is to consistently improve the website and align it more closely with user needs.

The analysis software runs exclusively on the servers of our website. Storage of the user’s personal data only takes place there. The data is not passed on to third parties.

You can decide here whether or not to allow a web analysis cookie to be stored in your browser to enable the IT to gather and analyse statistical data.

You can decide here whether or not to allow a web analysis cookie to be stored in your browser to enable the website operator to gather and analyse statistical data. If you decide against this, remove the tick from the box below to store the Matomo deactivation cookie in your browser.

b. Legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for processing personal data of users is Article 6 (1) point (a) of the GDPR.

c. Purpose of data processing

The processing of personal data of users enables us to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. By evaluating the collected data, we are able to generate information about the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to continually improve our website and its user-friendliness. By anonymising the IP address, the interests of the users regarding protection of personal data are sufficiently taken into account.

d. Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for our record-keeping purposes. The generated statistics and underlying data are not deleted.

e. Right to objection and deletion

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our site from there. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transfer of cookies. Previously stored cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, you might not be able to fully use all of the website’s functions.

Please see the following link for more information about the privacy settings of the Matomo software: