Data protection

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) takes the protection of personal data very seriously.

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

For users to be able to use our website fully, it is necessary to collect certain information when they visit our website. With this privacy policy statement, we are informing users about which data we collect, how we use that data and about their rights as users of our website.

1. Controller pursuant to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Registered office of the company:
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40, 53113 Bonn
Dag-Hammersköld-Weg 1-5, 65760 Eschborn

2. Data protection officer

Any data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection:

3. Which information is collected and for what purpose?


3.1. Technical Information

Every visit to our website is stored on our servers as a temporary protocol file to ensure data security. The following data is being stored:

  • date and time of access
  • volume of data transferred
  • notice whether data was successfully accessed
  • IP-address
  • Internet address of website visited directly before (referrer)
  • information about the programme (browser) retrieving the data (user agent)
  • host name of the computer used

The data is stored exclusively on servers located within the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany and automatically deleted within the framework of the existing legal provisions.

The processing is expressly not carried out for the purpose of gaining knowledge about the person visiting the website. It only serves to ensure the speed, security and stability of the website and to enable user-friendly application and better administrative support for the website.

The processing of the data given above is therefore carried out in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, Letter f) of the GDPR based on a legitimate interest.

3.2. Other personal information

Apart from those technical information, you can visit our website without providing any personal information.

Personal data is only collected if you provide it to us voluntarily, e.g. in the case of e-mail inquiries from you. We use the personal data you provide without your separate consent exclusively to answer your inquiries and for technical administration.

4. Recipients of personal data

Your data will not be passed on to third parties unless this is necessary for the processing of your request or the initiation and fulfilment of a contract. For this your data may be forwarded to: greenstorming GmbH (event agency).

We operate our website in cooperation with external service providers. Unless otherwise specified, data stored by our website is processed by greenstorming GmbH and hosted by Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG, which are located in the Federal Republic of Germany.

A transfer to third countries does not take place.

5. Further web offers

For the collection and further use of data in the context of registration for events via the online forms provided on the sub-pages, the respective data protection notices apply.

6. Reference to user rights

You have the right to ask for your personal data, to have it corrected if necessary, or to demand the restriction of processing or the deletion of the data. The data will then be deleted. Also, the granted permission to use the personal data can be revoked at any time. The lawfulness of the processing up to the time of the revocation is not affected by this.

If you have any questions or complaints about this website, or if you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or if you would like to request information, correct, block or delete data, or revoke any consent you have given, please contact the greenstorming data protection officer or use the contact details above.

You also have the right 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
Husarenstraße 30
53117 Bonn – Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 228 99 7799-0