The Secretariat of the Initiative is hosted by GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Telephone +49 6196 79-6466
Telefax +49 6196 79-806466
Local court (Amtsgericht) Bonn, Germany: HRB 18384
Local court (Amtsgericht) Frankfurt am Main, Germany: HRB 12394
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Dr Friedrich Kitschelt, State Secretary
Tanja Gönner (Chair of the Management Board)
Dr Christoph Beier (Vice-Chair of the Management Board)
Dr Hans-Joachim Preuß
The information in this website has been carefully researched and diligently compiled. Nevertheless, GIZ does not accept any liability or give any guarantee for the validity, accuracy and completeness of the information provided. GIZ assumes no legal liabilities for damages, material or immaterial in kind, caused by the use or non-use of provided information or the use of erroneous or incomplete information, with the exception of proven intentional or grossly negligent conduct on the side of GIZ.
GIZ reserves the right to modify, append, delete parts or the complete online content without prior notice, or to cancel the publication temporarily or permanently.
This site contains links to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of GIZ and GIZ is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site.
Any geographical maps are for informational purposes only and do not constitute recognition of international boundaries or regions; GIZ makes no claims concerning the accuracy of the maps nor assumes any liability resulting from the use of the information therein.
Links to the GIZ homepage are admissible if the GIZ website retrieved becomes the sole content of the browser window.
II. What information does GIZ collect?
If you register for an email newsletter, send a message through our contact form or register for an event (e.g. consultation call) you will be asked for personal information, such as your name, email address, and organisation. The information provided is used for technical and customer administration of the site only and will never be shared with third parties.
Non-personally identifiable information
Information collected is non-personally identifiable, and only summaries of visitor’s behavior is produced. Examples of this type of information include statistics on which pages are most popular and which are least popular. The information collected cannot be traced back to a particular individual.
The purpose of this data collection is so that GIZ can better understand the preferences of its visitors and improve its site and services. This information collected is never connected with any personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.
In addition, GIZ also records your anonymized IP address, which is the Internet address of your computer, and information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access our site. This information is never connected with the personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.
III. What if I don’t want to share my information?
Registering on our site is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use the website. However, you will not be able to receive email newsletters for example. GIZ views the customer information that it collects as a trusted asset for which we take great care in not misusing.
If you register for a newsletter, event or contact us through our contact form GIZ will not share, sell, distribute or rent your information to anyone.
Regular data deletion deadlines
Personal data are deleted when they are no longer needed for technical and customer administration and when statutory data storage obligations and periods have expired.
Piwik web analytics and user tracking “privacy compliant”
This website uses Piwik in highest compliance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), for analysing the website traffic and for tracking user actions, such as downloads or links clicked.
Automatically anonymised visitor IPs
By default, Piwik stores any visitors IP address in the database for each new visitor. If a user has a static IP address this means his browsing history could be easily tracked across several days and even across websites tracked within the same Piwik server.
To ensure that the visitors IP is not stored, which is Personally Identifiable Information (PII), IP anonymisation is enabled, with at least 2 bytes masked from the IP.
Deletion of old visitors logs
Piwik is configured to automatically delete the older logs from the database. For privacy reasons, we keep the detailed Piwik logs for only 3 to 6 months and delete older log data.
Web analytics opt-out feature (using an iframe)
Below, visitors can “opt-out” being tracked by the Piwik server. By default, all of the website visitors are tracked, but if you opt-out by clicking on the iframe link, a cookie ‘piwik_ignore’ will be set. All visitors with a piwik_ignore cookie will not be tracked.
GIZ employs a range of technologies to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
V. How to contact us
VI. Notification of changes