Declaration of Consent for event participants on the storage and use of personal data by GIZ

As the protection of personal data is essential to GIZ, this statement explains what data is stored from event participants and for what purpose it is used. 

Data processing is the responsibility of 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:

The personal data provided as part of the registration process, title, names, organisation, email address, and country that are/were transmitted during signing in for the event are stored on EU servers.

The data will be used exclusively for the purpose of fulfilling the service. Any other use is always subject to obtaining your consent again.
Legal basis for processing is consent to this statement.

Your data is used solely for coordination of the event, providing details related to the event and its results.

For all other data that you provide to us in addition by registering to an event (information on organisation and position), which are not necessarily required for the registration process, you consent to processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

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 within Export Initiative for Green Technologies team, who need to process the data for the purpose as mentioned above, and who will handle the information you provide in a proper and confidential manner.

The data will not be passed on to any other third parties.

All data provided by the participants during the event registration will be deleted 24 hours after the event.

We record some digital events for documentation and evaluation. The recording includes audio and/or video of you, provided you have actively participated in the event as a presenter or participant and by voluntarily enabling the microphone and camera functions on your terminal device.

If you register for a digital event, you will be notified of the recording and have the option to participate anonymously by leaving your camera and microphone deactivated when you register. The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR combined with our legitimate interest in documenting and evaluating the event. We would like to use the made video recording for documentation and external presentation for interested persons on our knowledge platform. Video recordings of digital events may contain your name, provided that you have actively participated in the chat or with sound and, if applicable, video as a participating person in the event. The respective websites are freely accessible on the Internet and thus worldwide. As soon as the content is posted on the platforms, third parties (e.g. other registered users of the platforms) can take note of the content. In the event that the recording is published, you will be informed of this prior to the start of the event.

Further information on data protection and your rights can be found in the data protection statement on the homepage:

Rights of data subjects

You are entitled to enquire about your personal data, have the data corrected if necessary, and ask for processing to be restricted or data to be erased. The data will then be removed from our system. The consent given to use personal data can also be revoked at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of processing up to the time of revocation.

In the case of revocation, it is not possible to participate in the event you are about to register. To revoke consent, please send an email:

Should you have any questions or complaints relating to this statement or the processing, you can contact the GIZ data protection officer at the following email address:

You have the right to approach the data protection authorities with complaints. The authority responsible is the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).