Data privacy statement

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

Postal adress:
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36, 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.


For statistical purposes and to improve our service, this website draws on the services of Matomo to analyse usage data. No other use is made of the data, and the data are not passed on to third parties.The following information is stored for each page you view and each file you download:

  • 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

This data is analysed solely for the purpose of improving our service and will not be traced back to you.

Temporary session cookies are used each time you view an individual page, to make navigation easier. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in your browser cache. Session cookies do not include any personal data and expire at the end of each session. 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 (see chapter Website Analytics).

For statistical purposes and to improve our service, this website uses technology provided by Matomo, an open source web analytics software, which evaluates and then deletes data. No other use is made of the data, and the data is not passed on to third parties.

Every time you visit a page on this website and every time you download a file, information about the activity is processed and stored in a temporary protocol file. Before it is stored, each data set is rendered anonymous by altering the IP address.

Website Analytics

Our website uses Matomo, a web analytics software. Matomo is using “cookies”, small text files, that are stored on your computer and are used for the purposes of analyzing website traffic. The data stored in the cookie (including an abbreviated IP address) is transfered to and stored on our server for the purpose of analyzing traffic, which is in turn helping us optimize our website. Your IP address is anonymized immediately, so that you remain anonymous as a user. The cookie information will not be shared with thrid parties. You can deactivate the usage of cookies directly inside your browser. Though, by deactivating cookies in general, it may be that you will not be able to use all of the functionality offered by our website. If you don’t want the data of your visit to be stored and analyzed, you may opt-out at any time by clicking the checkbox below. In case the opt-out option is clicked, a so called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which tells Piwik not to collect any session data from your visit. WARNING: In case you are deleting your cookies, you will also delete your opt-out-cookie. Therefore, if you visit our website again, you may have to check the opt-out option again, to avoid the tracking of your session.


When signing up for our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers can also be informed about aspects, which are relevant to the service or the registry (for example changes in the newsletter service or technical issues). For an effective registration we need a valid email address. To verify that the registration was actually realized by the owner of an email address, we use the “double opt-in” method. To this end, we record the subscription to the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation email and the reception of the hereby requested response. Further data is not collected. The data will be used exclusively for sending newsletters and not shared with third parties. The consent to the storage of your personal data and their utilization for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time. In each newsletter you will find a corresponding link. You can also cancel the newsletter by using the contact form.

Once the newsletter is revoked all personal data will be deleted from the system.

Contact forms

When you use the contact form, we process your name 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. The data is not passed on to third parties

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 4 year retention period.

Availability of the data privacy statement

You can access the data privacy statement at any time from any page of this website under the ‘Legal notice’ link. Please note that changes to the website, statutory and legal changes and any points not covered in the provisions which are identified later may require amendment of this data privacy statement.

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 (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).


This website has been compiled with the utmost care. Nevertheless, D-EITI Secretariat gives no guarantee that the information provided is current, accurate, complete or error-free. D-EITI accepts no liability for damage or loss arising directly or indirectly from the use of this website, provided it has not been caused intentionally or by gross negligence.

D-EITI Secretariat expressly reserves the right to modify, append and delete the website in part on in whole without prior notice, or to halt publication completely or for a limited period.

Cartographic presentations in no way constitute recognition under international law of boundaries and territories.

Links to the D-EITI homepage may be created, provided the D-EITI website opened is then the sole content of the browser window.

Unless otherwise stated, all pages on this website, and specifically all text, images and graphics, are subject to copyright. Reproduction, publication or other use of such pages in part or full in electronic or printed publications, including on the internet or for commercial purposes, is permitted provided that the source is cited. This applies to all content, irrespective of file format, and to all forms of use.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to external third-party websites. We have no influence over the content of such websites. We accordingly cannot accept any liability for this third-party content. The content of linked websites is always the responsibility of the provider or operator of the sites. The linked websites were checked for possible violations of the law at the time links were posted, and no illegal content was apparent at that time. However, ongoing monitoring of the content of linked websites without concrete reason to suspect violation cannot reasonably be expected. If we become aware of any legal violations, we will delete such links immediately.