Legal Notices

All the information on our website has been carefully reviewed. We make every effort to provide this information accurately, completely, and up-to-date. However, the occurrence of errors cannot be entirely ruled out. Therefore, no guarantee can be given for the completeness, accuracy, and complete, up-to-date status of all the information on the website.

The operator may change this website at any time at their own discretion without notice and may discontinue its operation.

Access to and use of this website is at the user’s own risk. The operator of this website is not responsible and assumes no liability for damages, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, specific, or consequential damages alleged to have occurred through or in connection with access and/or use of this website.

The operator takes no responsibility for the content and availability of third-party websites that can be accessed through external links on this information offer. The publisher distances themselves from any content that may be relevant under criminal or liability law or violates ethical standards.

Data Privacy

Name and address of the responsible person

Responsible according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection provisions is:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5, 65760 Eschborn, Germany
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel.: +49 6196 79-0

If you have specific questions regarding the protection of your data, please get in touch with our Data Protection Officer:

Information on the Processing of Data Collected

User Analysis

The website of the Partnerships2030 platform uses the web analysis service Matomo to analyze usage data. Data about each user’s access to the Internet offering of the Partnerships2030 platform and the retrieval of files are temporarily stored and processed before being recorded in a log file. Before storage, each record is anonymized by altering the IP address.

The following data is stored for each access/retrieval:

  • Technical features of the browser used,
  • Anonymized IP address,
  • Date and time,
  • Accessed page/name of the retrieved file,
  • Transferred data volume,
  • Notification of whether the access/retrieval was successful.

The Matomo program is an open-source project. Information from the third-party provider about data protection can be found at


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

Techniques such as Java applets or Active-X controls that allow user behavior tracking are not used.

Data is processed based on Art. 6(1) f) EU GDPR with the legitimate interest of user analysis to improve the website.

There is the possibility to object to the processing of user data to analyze user behavior. You have the option to deactivate the collection of user data using the link provided below.

Instructions for Objecting

To do this, a cookie is stored on the end device that prevents the collection of user data when visiting this offering. To make the objection effective, the cookie must be stored on every device used. Since the cookie is stored in the respective browser (Internet program), it must be stored in every browser used on an end device (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox). Please note that deleting all cookies will also delete the objection cookie, and it must be restored afterward.


The personal data collected in the context of the newsletter will be used to process the subscription and your inquiries. The sole requirement for the transmission of the newsletter is your email address.

For the newsletter registration, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration, we email the email address provided, asking for confirmation that you wish to receive the newsletter. After your confirmation, we store your email address to send the newsletter. The legal basis is Art. 6(1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

Furthermore, we also store your IP addresses used and the times of registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to verify your registration and, if necessary, clarify any potential misuse of your personal data. You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can declare your revocation by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter email or by sending an email to

The newsletter is sent by the provider CleverReach. The general terms and conditions of CleverReach can be found here:

CleverReach uses the Google service reCaptcha to determine whether a person or a computer is making a specific input in our contact or newsletter form. Google checks whether you are a person or a computer based on the following data: the IP address of the end device used, the website you visit with us, and on which the captcha is embedded, the date and duration of the visit, the recognition data of the browser and operating system type used, Google account if you are logged in with Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas, and tasks where you have to identify images. The legal basis for the described data processing is Art. 6(1) letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation. We have a legitimate interest in this data processing, ensuring the security of our website and protecting us against automated inputs (attacks).

Please note that we evaluate your user behavior when sending the newsletter. The sent emails contain web beacons or tracking pixels, one-pixel image files stored on our website. For the evaluations, we link the data mentioned above and the web beacons with your email address and an individual ID. The data is collected exclusively pseudonymized; the IDs are not linked to your further personal data, and a direct connection to individuals is excluded. The information is stored for as long as you have subscribed to the newsletter. After unsubscribing, we store the data purely statistically and anonymously.

Additional Web Offers

When accessing other web offers, such as online applications or registration for further education, for which the entry of additional personal data is required for processing, the data protection declarations adapted to the respective offer also apply.

Integration of Third-Party Services and Content

The following provides an overview of third-party providers and their content, along with links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on data processing:

Integration of YouTube: We integrate videos from the “YouTube” platform provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy:

Cooperation with Data Processors and Third Parties

If we pass on or give third parties access to data as part of our processing, pass data on to third parties, or grant them access to the data in other ways, this is done only based on legal permission (e.g., if data transfer to third parties, e.g., payment service providers, is required to fulfill a contract, following Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR), if you have consented, if a legal obligation provides for this or further as a basis for our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we engage third parties to process data based on a so-called “data processing agreement,” this is done based on Art. 28 GDPR.

Duration of Data Storage

Personal data is routinely deleted when it is no longer required for the fulfillment of a contract (e.g., employment, grant, rental, purchase, or service contracts), there is no separate consent from the individuals concerned, legal retention periods and deadlines do not require a longer period of data storage.

Notice of User Rights

You have the right to object to data processing, inquire about your personal data and its processing, request correction or restriction of processing, or request the deletion of data. The data will be deleted.

If you have questions or complaints about this website, you can contact the contact address of the Data Protection Officer provided above. You also have the right to complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority. The responsible authority is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).