Data processing is the responsibility of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40, 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
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.
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:
- 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 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 https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/. This technical process informs YouTube and Google that you are visiting this platform.
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 www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. They explain how YouTube and Google collect, process and use personal data.
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.
- Temporary WordPress cookies: These session cookies are used to assign your answers to your browser session (see above). They do not contain any personal data and expire after 30 days or once you click ‘Delete course data’.
Recipients of personal data
- Your data is not passed on to third parties.
- As a general principle, data will not be transferred to third countries.
Data retention period
Personal data are routinely deleted when:
- they are no longer needed for contractual purposes (for example, for employment, subsidy, rental, sale or service contracts)
- the persons in question have not given special consent
- statutory data retention obligations and periods do not require data to be retained for a longer period.
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.
You are entitled to:
- object to data processing
- enquire about your personal data and their processing
- have the data corrected if necessary, and request that processing be restricted, or that the data be erased
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).