Privacy policy

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

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1–5, 65760 Eschborn, Germany


Contact details of the data protection officer:

Information on processing of the data collected

General information

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a public-benefit service provider in the field of development cooperation with international 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.

Server logs

Each time the website is accessed, the server temporarily saves anonymous data to a log file. Before it is stored, each data set is rendered anonymous by altering the IP address.

The following information is stored for each page you view and each file you download:

Course data

This website provides an online course that you choose to complete voluntarily. The course includes a number of different formula fields. When you enter a response to the first question and consent to our data protection conditions, you agree to the data you enter being temporarily stored on the server.

The data entered in the formula fields are stored on the server in order to provide you with a downloadable certificate and a plan of action once you have completed the course. As soon as you start the course and enter an answer to the first question, a cookie is used to assign the data you enter to you, the course participant. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in your browser cache. Session cookies do not contain any personal data and expire at the end of each session. The data stored on the server only contain personal data if you enter such data in the text fields (e.g. to enter your name on the certificate). No personal data is explicitly requested or entered automatically except for a user-defined name for the certificate.

We do not use methods such as Java applets or ActiveX controls that would allow us to track your browsing behaviour.

Data is processed based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) once you give your consent for the processing of the data entered.

Use of YouTube

The party responsible for processing data has integrated components of YouTube on this platform. YouTube is a video-sharing website that enables video publishers to post videos free of charge and allows viewers to watch, review and comment on them, also free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all types of videos.

It is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

When you access this platform, the relevant YouTube component automatically gets the internet browser on the system you are using to display the corresponding component from YouTube. For more information on YouTube, please visit This technical process informs YouTube and Google that you are visiting this platform.

Using the extended data protection mode to embed YouTube videos means that YouTube does not save to the website any of your personal information, unless you actually view the introductory video or start the course by consenting to the privacy policy.

If you are logged on to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognises that you are visiting the platform once you display it on your screen. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to your corresponding YouTube account.
The YouTube component always notifies YouTube and Google that you have visited our internet site if you are logged on to YouTube at the time you visit our website; this happens independently of whether or not you play a YouTube video. If you do not agree to this information being transferred to YouTube and Google, you can log out of your YouTube account before visiting our website.

YouTube’s data protection provisions are available under They explain how YouTube and Google collect, process and use personal data.


This website uses cookies, i.e. small files containing short texts for technical processing, as soon as you start the online course by consenting to the data protection declaration.

Without cookies – in other words, for example, when cookies have been deactivated in the browser – you will not be able to use all the features on this website.

Recipients of personal data

Data retention period

Personal data are routinely deleted when:

The course data are deleted as soon as you select ‘Permanently delete all of the course data I have entered’ at the end of the course. The course data are automatically deleted 30 days after you last access this page using your personalised link.

User rights

You are entitled to:

The data will then be deleted.

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 is the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).