Home Pages Data Protection

Data Protection

Privacy Policy

Data processing is the responsibility of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Postal address:
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36, 53113 Bonn
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1–5, 65760 Eschborn

Contact: mlps@giz.de

Contact details of the data protection officer: datenschutzbeauftragter@giz.de


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a public-benefit federal enterprise for international cooperation. We work as a federal enterprise under private law. Our aim is to achieve the development-policy objective of improving the living conditions of people worldwide and conserving the natural resources on which livelihoods depend.

Generic information from server logs including user IP-addresses may be used to track the number of visitors to the site, the type of browser software used, and the routes taken through the site by the visitors. This information will only be used in aggregate form and solely for the purposes of improving our website, its safety and its service to our customers by making the information we provide easier to find and use (legal basis: Article 6 (1) e GDPR in conjunction with Art. 32 of the General Data protection Regulation (GDPR) and Section 5 of the German Act on the Federal Office for Information Security (BSIG)).

Links to other websites

Our website provides links to websites of other providers and We would like to expressly point out that these websites process personal data in accordance with their own privacy policies.

Application form

The application form allows the organization / participation in grants competition, this being the main purpose of the site. The data entered by the applicants are stored in the database, but the user can delete the application along with the data.

Feedback form

You can use our feedback form to share your feedback or contact us. Via the form, we process your surname, first name and e-mail address along with the subject line, message type and grant reference. The data taken from this form is stored in the database, directly in the administration panel, and can be deleted by the portal administrator. If the user's browser allows the collection of cookies, the data entered is stored in the session, or cache.

We process your personal information to be able to use your feedback and respond to your contact request (legal basis: Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b EU GDPR and Moldovan Law no. 133-XVI of 8 July 2011). The data will be stored as long as it is necessary to process your request.

Your data is transmitted to GIZ using SSL encryption, which makes it very difficult for unauthorised parties to access your data.

Recipients of personal data

  • Data are not passed on to third parties unless explicitly stated otherwise, when for example you submit a grant application to one of our partner organisations via this website.
  • Data will not be transmitted to third countries, unless stated otherwise and based on your consent (such as when you opt for using the login with Google or play a YouTube video subject to the respective providers’ privacy policies).

Duration of data retention

Personal data are regularly deleted when

  • the data is not required for the legitimate purpose for which it has been collected anymore, and statutory data storage obligations and periods have expired,
  • you request the erasure of your data, and We are obliged to honour this request subject to the applicable rules.

Our hosting provider deletes data such as server logs every 30 days.

Reference to user rights

You have the right, subject each time to the respective statutory conditions:

  • To obtain information about your data stored by us (Article 15 GDPR, Article 11 Law 113-XVI)
  • To have your data stored by us rectified (Article 16 GDPR, Article 14 Law 113-XVI)
  • To have your data stored by us erased (Article 17 GDPR, Article 14 Law 113-XVI)
  • To obtain restriction of processing of your data stored by us (Article 18 GDPR, Article 16 Law 113-XVI)
  • To object to the storage of your 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 your personal data in a commonly used and machine-readable format so that they can be potentially transmitted to another controller (right to data portability, applicable to the processing based on consent or on a contract subject to Article 20 GDPR, , Article 11 Law 113-XVI).
  • To withdraw your 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. (Article 5 Law 113-XVI)

If you have any questions or complaints about this website, please contact the GIZ data protection officer (see contact information provided above). You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible data protection supervisory authority. The responsible authority in this case is the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).

Cookies policy

This website uses cookies, i.e. that are stored locally in your browser cache.

Temporary session cookies (up to 120 minutes per session) are used each time you view an individual page, to ensure the functionality of the website and make navigation easier. Cookies are small text files. 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 behaviour.

Data is processed based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 e) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the legitimate interest to ensure the website’s functionality and make navigation easier. All the cookies we use are essential cookies that do not require your consent.

Currently, the website uses the following cookies:

Cookie designation


Cookies Type



Laravel (PHP webframework) stores the current CSRF token in an encrypted XSRF-TOKEN cookie that is included with each response generated by the framework.

1st party cookie

Session cookie


Laravel default cookies for sessions

1st party cookie

Session cookie


Laravel default cookies for remember of session accepting rules for cookies

1st party cookie

Session cookie

For information on how to clear, enable, and manage cookies in different browsers, please check official websites: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari.

Integration of YouTube videos

This website features videos from the video platform YouTube run by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). The videos are stored at https://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. Prior to your active consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR), no data will be transmitted to YouTube.

When you play the videos, certain data are communicated to Google. This occurs regardless of whether you have a YouTube or Google account that you are logged in to, or whether no user account exists. When you are logged in to Google, your information can be directly associated with your account. We have no influence on the data processing through Google. More information about the processing of your data by Google can be found under https://policies.google.com/privacy or by Youtube https://www.youtube.com/howyoutubeworks/policies/community-guidelines/    

The integration of videos is done through the so-called framing protocol, in which the content is displayed by inserting a provided HTML link into the code of our web pages. Please note that we are using so called "privacy-enhanced mode". Details could be found here https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en.

Furthermore, we integrated a plugin preventing a connection to YouTube servers when you open a page with an embedded YouTube video until you click the respective link in the video.

Grant application / Personal account management

In order to apply for a grant, you need to register an account providing your name, email address and password. For the account registration, we use a so-called double opt-in process to make sure your email address is not used without your permission. You will receive an automatically generated email with a link to confirm/activate your account.

As an alternative to the account registration, we offer you an option to log in with your Google Login credentials. The provider of the service is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland („Google“). To log in, you will be directed to an external website of Google where you can log in with your Google Login credentials. As a result, your Google profile and Our grant application service will be connected, which will be communicated to Google. We will receive the following information from Google:

  • your name,
  • email address,
  • inputted location,
  • profile picture.

The above information is necessary for your identification when you use your grant account. The legal basis for the processing is your explicit consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). We have no influence on the data processing through Google. Further information about Google Login and your Google privacy setting can be found in Google’s terms (https://policies.google.com/terms) and privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy).

For extra security, you can usually set-up a two-step verification process for you Google Login.

In case you decide to delete your Gmail account, you will no longer be able to access your personal account or any application submitted on our website.

Nevertheless, you have the option of creating a new account and further proceed with new application.

If you are unable to access the data and the application submitted via the grant application form, you can contact us under the contact details in this privacy policy. We might request you to provide certain details to identify you and make sure we only disclose information to authorized data subjects.

As part of the grant application you might be required to submit personal details of the implementation team. Please note it is your responsibility to ensure you are authorised to share personal information of other individuals.

The legal basis for the processing personal data as part of the grant application is the fulfilment of GIZ tasks carried out in the public interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e GDPR) and the provisions of art. 12-16 of Moldovan Law no. 133-XVI of 8 July 2011 on the protection of personal data.

Your grant applications is handled by GIZ and its partner organisations that implement the EU Local Grants Programme as you can read in the Applicants Guide.

Terms and conditions

The reproduction of the materials on the site is authorized, with the mention of the source and within the limits provided by the copyright and related rights legislation in force. If it is necessary to obtain a prior agreement in order to reproduce the materials on the site, the obligation to obtain this agreement cancels the above mentioned authorization.

The restriction to reproduce the materials on the site will be clearly indicated where applicable.