Data protection information

Data processing is the responsibility of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH


Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36
53113 Bonn


Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5
65760 Eschborn


Contact details of the data protection officer

Information about how your data is processed


General information
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a public-benefit federal enterprise in the field of international cooperation with worldwide operations. 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. As part of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure, GIZ supports the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) with political and technical dialogues relating to quality infrastructure with emerging economies.

Contact form
When you use the contact form, we process your title, family name, given name, email address, together with the company you work for and your role. Data is processed based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 b) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the purpose of receiving the query formulated in the contact form.
The data is not passed on to third parties.
Data is transmitted to the Global Project Quality Infrastructure using an SSL-encrypted connection, which makes it much more difficult for unauthorised persons to intercept the data.

Other queries
Postal addresses, email addresses and other information that you provide as part of an enquiry are used exclusively for correspondence purposes.

The personal data collected in connection with the newsletter offered on this site will be used for the purpose of processing the subscription to this newsletter.
Your data will not be transmitted to third parties. Nor will your data be processed or used for advisory, advertising or market research purposes.
After entering your address, you will receive an email link to confirm the authenticity of your address and your order. You can revoke the order at any time. If the subscription is cancelled, all personal data will be deleted from our database.

Other online services
When you use other online services that require the submission of additional personal data, such as registering for events, the data privacy policies for those services will also apply.

This website uses only essential cookies, i.e. small files containing short texts for technical processing. If your browser settings do not allow cookies, full use of this website will not be possible.

Recipients of personal data
- Data will not be transmitted to third countries.


Matomo analytics service (usage analysis)

This website uses Matomo to analyse user behaviour. Cookies are used to collect information about user behaviour on the website, including the abbreviated IP address of the accessing computer. This information is then transferred to the server where it is anonymised and stored for usage analysis purposes. With the technology currently available, the data can no longer be traced back to the accessing computer or IP address once it has been anonymised.


Information generated by the cookie is shared with internal servers only. Data will not be passed on to third parties. Data is processed based on Article 6 paragraph 1 e) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the legitimate interest of analysing usage to improve the website. Users can opt out of their data being processed to analyse user behaviour. As the user, you can disable the collection of usage data under the link below:


Notes regarding opt-out: A cookie is stored on the device for this purpose, preventing user data from being collected when the user visits this website. 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). Please also note that, if you delete all cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and will need to be stored again.


Embedded YouTube videos

Type and purpose of the processing:


We embed YouTube videos on several of our websites. The operator of the respective plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter ‘YouTube’). When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be created which tells YouTube which pages you visit. When you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your browsing behaviour with you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.


If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behaviour.


You will find additional information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by YouTube in the provider’s privacy policy, as well as additional information on your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy ( Google processes your data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield


Reference to user rights
You are entitled:
- to object to data processing,
- to enquire about your personal data and its processing,
- to have the data corrected if necessary, or to request that processing be restricted, or the data be erased. Your data will then be erased.
If you have any questions or complaints about this website, please direct them to the contact address of the project (provided above) or the GIZ data protection officer. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority. The authority responsible is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).