Data Protection

Responsible for data processing is the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.


Friedrich Ebert Allee 36 + 40, 53113 Bonn

Dag-Hammarskjöld Weg 1-5, 65760 Eschborn

Email: support-gc21/at/giz(dot)de

Contact of the data protection officer: datenschutzbeauftragter/at/giz(dot)de

Information on the processing of collected data


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a worldwide active non-profit service company for international cooperation. As a private-sector company of the Federal Government, it works for the development policy goal of improving the living conditions of people worldwide and preserving the natural foundations of life.

User analysis

The GIZ website uses services of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany ( to analyze usage data. Every time a user accesses the GIZ website or retrieves a file, data on this process is temporarily stored and processed in a log file. Before storage, each data record is made anonymous by changing the IP address.

In detail, the following data is stored about each access/retrieval:

  • technical characteristics of the browser used,
  • anonymized IP address,
  • date and time,
  • page/name of the retrieved file,
  • transmitted data volume,
  • A message indicating whether the access/retrieval was successful.


When individual pages are called up, so-called temporary cookies are used to facilitate navigation. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor’s Internet browser. These session cookies do not contain any personal data and expire at the end of the session or after the end of a user survey, which is usually carried out every two years.

Techniques such as Java applets or Active-X controls, which make it possible to trace the access behavior of users, are not used.

The processing of the data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 f) EU DSGVO with the legitimate interest of the usage analysis for the improvement of the website.

It is possible to object to the processing of user data to analyse user behaviour. You can deactivate the collection of user data by clicking on the link below.

For this purpose, a cookie is stored on the terminal device, which prevents the collection of user data when visiting this website. In order for the contradiction to take effect, the cookie must be stored on each terminal device used. Since the cookie is stored in the respective browser (Internet program), the cookie must be stored in each browser if several browsers are used on one end device (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox). It should also be noted that if all cookies are deleted, the objection cookie is also deleted and must then be stored again.

Temporary cookies etracker: These session cookies are used for user analysis (see above). They do not contain any personal data and expire at the end of the session or after the end of a user survey, which is usually carried out every two years.

Recipients of personal data

Your data will not be passed on to third parties.

A transfer to third countries does not take place in principle.

Personal data such as (your) name, (your) address, telephone number or e-mail address are not collected unless you provide this information voluntarily.

Some services (forums, courses) of Global Campus 21 can only be used after registration. This requires the provision of personal data. These data are used exclusively in the context of the execution of the respective services.

For some programs an online application is possible. The personal data requested here will be stored in our internal project management system for the purpose of registration and program execution. If necessary for the implementation of the program, your data will be forwarded to our implementing program partners upon successful registration.

This website contains links to other websites and independent program websites of GIZ. Please note the data protection declarations valid for the respective page. GIZ is not responsible for the content and data protection of external websites.

Personal data is routinely deleted if it is no longer necessary to fulfil the contract (e.g. employment, subsidy, rental, purchase or service contracts), if no separate consent has been obtained from the persons concerned and if legally prescribed retention obligations and periods do not require longer data retention.

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

You have the right to object to data processing, to ask for your personal data and their processing, to have them corrected if necessary or to request that the data be restricted or deleted. The data will then be deleted.

If you have any questions or complaints about this website, you can contact the data protection officer at the address given above. They also have the right of appeal to the competent data protection supervisory authority. The responsible authority is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).

Here you can object at any time to the storage of your anonymously recorded visitor data for the future.
GIZ Privacy

All trade marks mentioned in this website and potentially protected by third parties shall be subject to the unqualified provisions of the pertinent trade mark law and property rights of the registered owner. GIZ, as author, shall hold the copyright for the published objects provided by GIZ GmbH itself. Images, graphics, and texts of this sort may not be copied or used in other electronic or printed publications without obtaining the express, written authorisation of GIZ GmbH.