Data protection


Data protection


I. Name and address of the person responsible

The person responsible for data protection within the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5, 65760 Eschborn, Deutschland
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40, 53113 Bonn
Tel.: +49 6196 79-0
lab-of-tomorrow@giz.de
www.giz.de

II. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the responsible person is datenschutzbeauftragter@giz.de.

III. General information about data processing

1. Scope of personal data processing

Principally, we process personal data of our users only to the extent necessary for the provision of a functional website and our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place only after the user has consented to it. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent is not possible for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

IV. Provision of the website and creation of logfiles

2. Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

The following data is collected:
(1) Technical characteristics of the browser used
(2) Anonymized IP address
(3) Date and time of access
(4) Accessed page/Name of the retrieved file
(5) Transferred amount of data
(6) Indication whether the access/retrieval was successful

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

3. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and the log files is Art. 6 paragraph 1 f) GDPR.

4. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow the delivery of the website to the computer of the user. To do this, the user's IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.

Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

In these purposes lies our legitimate interest in the processing of data according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 f) GDPR.

5. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed.

6. Possibility of objection and removal

The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

V. Use of cookies

a) Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page break.

The following data are stored and transmitted in the cookies:
(1) session cookies

b) Legal basis for data processing

The processing of personal data using cookies is based on Article 6 paragraph 1 f) GDPR.

c) Purpose of the data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some features of our website can not be offered without the use of cookies. For these, the browser must be recognized even after a page break.

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies will not be used to create user profiles.

The use of the analysis cookies is to improve the quality of our website and its contents. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and so we can constantly optimize our offer.

In these purposes lies our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 f) GDPR.

e) Duration of storage, objection and disposal options

Cookies are stored on the computer of the user and transmitted from the computer to our site. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to use all functions of the website to the full extent.

VI. Newsletter

7. Description and scope of data processing

On our website, you can subscribe to a free newsletter. While registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us.

In addition, the following data is collected upon registration:
(1) IP address of the calling computer
(2) Date and time of registration

For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained during the registration process and reference is made to this privacy policy.

In connection with the processing of data for the sending of newsletters, there is no disclosure of the data to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

8. Legal basis for data processing

In case of consent of the user, the processing of the data after the user has registered for the newsletter is based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 a) GDPR.

9. Purpose of data processing

The collection of the user's e-mail address serves to deliver the newsletter.

The collection of other personal data as part of the registration process is intended to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address used.

10. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of its collection.

The user's e-mail address will be saved as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

11. Possibility of objection and removal

Subscription to the newsletter may be terminated at any time by the user concerned. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in each newsletter.

This also allows a revocation of the consent of the storage of the personal data collected during the registration process.

VII. Registration

12. Description and scope of data processing

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register by providing personal information. The data is entered into a form and transmitted to us and stored. A transfer of data to third parties does not take place. The following data is collected during the registration process:

-Title
-First name
-Surname
-E-mail address
-Who can see my e-mail address
-Name of the company/organisation

The following data can also be filled in voluntarily:
-Mobile number
-Phone number
-Job title
-URL LinkedIn profile
-Profile picture
-I offer…
-I am looking for…
-Regions of interest
-I am interested in...
-Who can see my e-mail address?
-When do I want to be notified by e-mail?
-Company address
-Postcode
-City
-Country
-Company website
-Company logo
-Company profile
-Core competencies

As part of the registration process, the consent of the user to process this information is obtained.

13. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data is in the presence of the consent of the user Art. 6 paragraph 1 a) GDPR.

14. Purpose of data processing

User registration is required for the provision of certain content and services on our website. The data will be used solely for the purpose of participating in our workshops, sharing information among participants and building a long-term community. If the registration indicates that the user would like to be contacted in certain cases, we use the data to contact them.

15. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of its collection.
This is the case for the data collected during the registration process when the registration on our website is canceled or modified.

16. Possibility of objection and removal

As a user, you have the option of canceling the registration at any time. The data stored about you can be changed at any time. You can change your data at any time on the website under the tab "Edit profile". In this tab, you will also find the button "Cancel account" with which you can dissolve the registration on our website.

VIII. Web analysis by Matomo (formerly PIWIK)

17. Scope of the processing of personal data

We use the open-source software tool Matomo (formerly PIWIK) on our website to analyze the surfing behavior of our users. The software sets a cookie on the computer of the users (for cookies see above). If individual pages of our website are accessed, the following data is stored:

(1) Two bytes of the IP address of the calling system of the user
(2) The accessed website
(3) The website from which the user came to the accessed website (referrer)
(4) The subpages that are accessed from the accessed web page
(5) The length of stay on the website
(6) The frequency of accessing the website

The software runs exclusively on the servers of our website. Storage of the personal data of the users takes place only there. A transfer of the data to third parties does not take place.

18. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of the users' personal data is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR.

19. Purpose of data processing

The processing of users' personal data enables us to analyze the surfing behavior of our users. By analyzing the obtained data, we are able to compile information about the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to constantly improve our website and its user-friendliness. For these purposes, our legitimate interest lies in the processing of data according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 f) GDPR. The anonymisation of the IP address sufficiently takes into account the interest of the users in their protection of personal data.

20. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for our recording purposes. In our case, this is the case after 2 years.

21. Possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the computer of the user and transmitted by the computer to our site. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to use all the functions of the website to the full extent. For more information on Matomo Software's privacy settings, please visit https://matomo.org/docs/privacy/.

IX. Integration of services and contents of third parties

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 GDPR), we make use of content or services offered by third-party providers in order to provide their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter consistently referred to as "content").

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information, such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may include, but is not limited to, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, time of visit, and other information regarding the use of our online offer as well as be connected with such information from other sources.

22. Youtube
We embed the videos of the YouTube platform of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

23. Google Maps
We include maps from the Google Maps service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

24. Use of Facebook social plugins

On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer based on Art. 6 paragraph 1) GDPR) we use social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins can depict interaction elements or content (e.g. videos, graphics or text contributions) and can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on blue tile, the terms "Like", "Like" or a "thumbs up" sign ) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=...).

When a user invokes a feature of this online offering that includes such a plugin, their device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the device of the user and incorporated by it into the online offer. In the process, user profiles can be created with the processed data. We, therefore, have no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to our level of knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can link the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the information is transmitted from your device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, in Germany, only an anonymous IP address is stored.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users, can be found in Facebook's privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook and delete his cookies before using our online offer. Other settings and disagreements on the use of data for promotional purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US-American site http://www.aboutads.info/choices / or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

25. Twitter

Within our online offering, features and content of the Twitter service may be incorporated that are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. For this, e.g. content such as images, videos, or texts and buttons that users use to express their liking of content, subscribe to content creators or subscribe to our content. If the users are members of the platform Twitter, Twitter can link the aforementioned contents and functions to the user profiles on their platform. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=...). Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/privacy

X. Rights of the data subject

You have the right to ask for your personal data and their processing, to have them rectified if necessary, or to demand the restriction of processing or the deletion of the data. The data will be deleted in that case.

If you have any questions or complaints about this website, you can contact the aforementioned data protection officer. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority. The competent authority is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).