Terms of Use Privacy and Policy

Terms of Use Privacy and Policy

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH assigns 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
  • how they can opt out of the storage of data
  • what rights they have with respect to us

Information on the collection of personal data

GIZ processes personal data exclusively in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG).

Personal data are, for example, name, address and email addresses.

GIZ only processes personal data to the extent necessary. Which data is required and processed for which purpose and on what basis is largely determined by the type of service you use or the purpose for which the data is required.

Collection of personal data when visiting our website
When visiting the SDG Innovation Fund website, the browser automatically transmits data that is saved in a log file. GIZ itself processes only the data that is technically required in order to display the website correctly and to ensure its stability and security.

Each time the website is accessed, the data stored includes visited webpage, date and time of access, amount of data sent in bytes, source/reference from which you came to the page, browser, operating system and IP address used.

The data in the log file is deleted after seven days.

Further information on data storage and transfer

Personal data (contact details) is transmitted in connection with the application form of the SDG innovation Fund and is stored on servers of the service provider kippconcept. Your data is solely being used for being able to contact you in case of any questions concerning the application or to inform you about the final funding decision. GIZ uses appropriate technical and organisational measures to secure your data against unintentional or intentional falsification, destruction, loss or access by unauthorised persons. Access to your personal data is restricted to GIZ staff that is responsible for the fund management and the webmaster of kippconcept who need to process the data for the above-mentioned purpose, and who will handle the information you provide in a proper and confidential manner. GIZ is also authorised to forward to the Advisory Board of the SDG Innovation Fund and the independent evaluators to be processed for the above-mentioned purpose. All persons accessing data have signed provisions of confidentiality. The data will not be passed on to any other third parties. The data will be used exclusively for the declared purposes. Any other use will always be dependent on your consent being obtained separately. The person accepting this declaration is entitled to enquire about his/her personal data, to have the data corrected if necessary, and to demand that the data be erased. The data will then be erased. The consent given to use personal data can also be revoked at any time. To revoke your consent, please send an email to SDGFundMoldova@giz.de.


When you visit the GIZ 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 GIZ 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).

Processing of personal data when contacting us

When users contact us, the data provided is processed in order to be able to respond to the enquiry. The following contact options are available:

  • E-Mail

Contact by E-Mail
It is possible to contact us via the email address provided. In this case, at least the email address but also any other personal user data transmitted with the email (e.g. family and given name, address) as well as the information contained in the email are stored solely for the purpose of contacting the user and processing the request.

The legal basis for the processing of data in connection with email communication is Article 6 (1) e GDPR.

Disclosure to third parties

GIZ does not pass on personal data to third parties unless it is legally obliged or entitled to do so by law.

Duration of data retention

User data will not be kept any longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it is processed or as required by law.

IT security of user data

GIZ 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.

Reference to user rights

Visitors to the SDG Innovation Fund 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).

Data controller and data protection officer

Please contact us if you have questions specifically about how your data is protected:

Project “Support to the Moldovan Government in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda”
Address: 27 Bănulescu Bodoni Street, MD-2005 Chișinău, Republic of Moldova

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

Der Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
(The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information)
Address: Graurheindorfer Str. 153, 53117 Bonn, Germany
Friedrichstr. 50, 10117 Berlin, Germany