Data Protection Policy

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH attaches great importance to responsible and transparent management of personal data.

Below we provide users with information as to 

  • who they can contact at GIZ on the subject of data protection 
  • what data is processed when they visit the website
  • what data is processed when users contact us, subscribe to newsletters or press releases, or use other GIZ online services 
  • how they can opt-out of the storage of data
  • what rights they have with respect to us

0. Basic Information

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

Please contact GIZ’s data protection officer if you have questions specifically about how your data are protected: datenschutzbeauftragter@giz.de  

1. Data Processing Administrator

1.1. The web application Berlin Process website (BP website) is owned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

1.2. Our website address is:  www.berlinprocess.de 

2. Collection of Personal Data

We gather the following data:

Basic data only when filling out the contact form: Name and last name, e-mail address

Purpose of the collection and processing of this data is merely to be able to respond to your inquiry.

Legal base on processing your data is Art. 6 lit. 1 (a) of GDPR, your consent.

3. Use of Personal Data

Collection of personal data when visiting our website

3.1 Cookies

When you visit the BP website, small text files known as ‘cookies’ are stored on your computer. They are used to make the online presence more user-friendly and effective overall. Cookies cannot run programs or infect your computer with viruses. The BP website uses cookies that are automatically deleted as soon as the browser on which the page is displayed is closed (referred to as temporary cookies or session cookies) This type of cookie makes it possible to assign various requests from a browser to a session and to recognise the browser when the website is visited again (session ID).

3.2 Matomo analytics service (user analysis)

To analyse usage data on its website, we use the Matomo analytics service operated by InnoCraft / Matomo, Wellington, New Zealand. Each time the website is accessed, the browser used automatically transmits data that is saved in a log file. The data stored includes the anonymized IP address of the accessing device. The data in the log file is deleted within five days.

GIZ evaluates usage information for statistical purposes as part of its public relations work and for the needs-based provision of information within the scope of the tasks it performs (legal basis: Article 6 (1) e GDPR.

3.3 Information on opting out 

Users who do not agree with the completely anonymous storage and evaluation of the data from their visit can opt-out of the storage and use of the data at any time by unchecking the box below: 

3.4 Contact forms

Our website contains contact forms which can be used for electronic contact. When using the contact form, your e-mail address and, if applicable, your full name is processed. The processing is based on your consent in accordance with Article 6 (1 a) GDPR for the purpose of processing your request. By sending the contact form you agree to the transmission and storage of your personal data. If you do not agree with the processing of your data, you can cancel the contact process at any time. Then, your message will not be sent.

4. Sharing of Personal Data

4.1. We do not sell personal data of web application users in any case.

We accord great importance to protecting personal data. For this reason, technical and organisational security measures ensure that data is protected against accidental and intentional manipulation and unintended erasure as well as unauthorised access. These measures are updated accordingly based on technical developments and adapted continuously in line with the risks.

5. Security and User-Rights

Visitors to the website have the right

  • To obtain information about their data stored by us (Article 15 GDPR)
  • To have their data stored by us rectified (Article 16 GDPR)
  • To have their data stored by us erased (Article 17 GDPR)
  • To obtain restriction of processing of their data stored by us (Article 18 GDPR) 
  • To object to the storage of their data if personal data are processed on the basis of the first sentence of Article 6 (1) 1 f and e GDPR (Article 21 GDPR) 
  • To receive their personal data in a commonly used and machine-readable format from the controller such that they can be potentially transmitted to another controller (right to data portability, Article 20 GDPR).
  • To withdraw their consent to the extent that the data has been processed on the basis of consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR). The lawfulness of the processing on the basis of the consent given remains unaffected until receipt of the withdrawal.

Users also have the right in accordance with Article 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority. The competent authority is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).  

6. Publication of Changes

6.1. Any change in privacy policy will be published on our web application.

6.2. By using the web application, an individual confirms that he/she accepts and fully agrees with the whole content of the privacy policy.

6.3. This privacy policy was published on May 06, 2021.