Data Privacy Policy

The responsible party within the framework of data protection laws, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Deutsche Gesellschaft
für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5
65760 Eschborn Germany

Data Protection:
Every time you visit a page on our website and every time you download a file, information about the activity is processed and stored in a temporary protocol file. Before it is stored, each data set is rendered anonymous by altering the IP address. Any personal information that we collect apart from your address, especially the job function and medium that you work for (see below under other online services), help us pinpoint and deliver topics relevant for your target audience. Your details will not be passed onto third parties. No use will be made of your details for consulting purposes, for advertising or for market research.

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

  • Technical details of the browser used
  • Anonymous IP address
  • Date and time
  • Page opened/name of the file downloaded

Temporary session cookies are used each time you view an individual page, to make navigation easier. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in your browser cache. Session cookies do not include any personal data and expire at the end of each session. We do not use methods such as Java applets or ActiveX controls that make it possible to track your browsing behavior. For statistical purposes and to improve our service, this website uses technology provided by Matomo, an open source web analytics software, which evaluates and then deletes data. No other use is made of the data, and the data are not passed on to third parties.

Insofar as you allow us to use cookies through your browser settings or consent, the following cookies may be used on our websites:

YouTube, Vimeo.

Objection to data storage:
You may at any time lodge an objection to the storage of your anonymously collected visitor data, so that these will no longer be collected in future.

Processing of personal data in connection with social network use or when contacting us:
On its website, GIZ / Agribusiness Facility for Africa invites users to visit its presence on social networking sites and platforms including, but not limited to, Twitter and YouTube.

These online presences are operated in order to interact with the users that are active on these sites and platforms and to inform them about projects and services. By clicking on a social network’s logo, the user is redirected to the respective network.

When users visit the platforms, personal data is collected, used and stored by the operators of the respective social network, but not by GIZ / Argibusiness Facility for Africa. This is also the case even if the users themselves do not have an account with the respective social network.

The individual data processing operations and their scope differ depending on the operator of the respective social network. GIZ / Argibusiness Facility for Africa has no influence on the collection of data or its further use by the social network operators. We are not fully aware of the extent to which, where and for how long the data is stored; to what extent the networks comply with existing obligations regarding erasure; what analyses are conducted and links established with the data; and to whom the data is disclosed.

Access to GIZ / Argibusiness Facility for Africa social media sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of the respective operators.

E-Mail addresses that you provide when you make an enquiry or order information materials are used exclusively for correspondence, delivery purposes or dealing with your enquiries.

Other online services and information on data processing in accordance with Article 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (‘data privacy statement’):
GIZ provides applicants to a dedicated Matching Grant Fund access to a protected login area on the website For the creation and dissemination of individual accounts personal data (given name, family name and E-Mail address) are collected and processed.

Contact data of the data controller:
The data controller for processing purposes is

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1 – 5, 65760 Eschborn, Germany
Contact: by to E-Mail

Data processor:
FrischBlau - Digitale Kommunikation, Stienitzseestraße 30, 12489 Berlin 

  • Creation and administration of individual user accounts for login to access restricted information for applicants handing in a full proposal for a matching grant facility

Collecting your data:
We process your personal data as follows:

  • Given name and family name
  • E-Mail address

Purposes covered by your consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR):
For specific purposes, your personal data can also be processed on the basis of your consent. You may withdraw this consent at any time. Withdrawal of consent is generally only applicable to the future use and processing of data. It does not affect any processing carried out prior to the withdrawal of consent, which remains lawful.

Provided you have given your consent, we process the following personal data [given name, family name and E-Mail address] for the following purposes:

  • Creation and dissemination of individual website logins for applicants handing in a full proposal to the ABF Matching Grant Fund

Right to revocation:
You are entitled to revoke your consent for future data use at any time without giving reasons. Simply contact us at Withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing conducted on the basis of the consent up to the point of withdrawal.

Consequences of non-acceptance:
You are not obliged to accept the declaration of consent. However, since subsequent activities depend on the collection and processing of the data categories stated in the declaration, non-acceptance would preclude any use of these services/activities.

Disclosure to third parties:
GIZ / Agribusiness Facility for Africa does not pass on personal data to third parties unless it is legally obliged or entitled to do so by law.

Transfer of data to countries outside Germany:
GIZ / Agribusiness Facility for Africa does not transfer personal data to third countries. When using social media, the privacy policies of the respective providers apply.

Duration of data retention:
Your personal data will be erased after completion of project on 30 June, 2027.

Your data will not be retained any longer

  • than this in order to fulfil the purpose for which they were collected;
  • than is necessary for another purpose that is compatible with the purpose for which the data are initially collected, as set out in Article 6(4) GDPR in conjunction with Section 23 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), or
  • than is necessary to comply with statutory retention periods.

Technical and organisational measures to protect your data:
GIZ / Agribusiness Facility for Africa accords 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.

Your rights:
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right

  • to obtain information about your data stored by us (Article 15 GDPR)
  • to have your data stored by us rectified (Article 16 GDPR)
  • to have your data stored by us erased (Article 17 GDPR)
  • to obtain restriction of processing of your data stored by us (Article 18 GDPR)
  • to object to the storage of your data if they are processed on the basis of Article 6(1)(1)(f) and (e), GDPR (Article 21 GDPR)
  • to receive data that concern you 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 your consent to the extent that the data have been processed on the basis of consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). The lawfulness of processing on the basis of consent given remains unaffected until receipt of the withdrawal.

In accordance with Article 15 GDPR, you can also contact GIZ’s Data Protection Officer at

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