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Data Protection


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is the responsible authority for data processing.


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


Contact details for the Data Protection Supervisor:

Information on the processing of data collected:

As the central point of contact (“one-stop shop”) for development cooperation, the AWE is financed by the BMZ. It is supported by the DEG Impulse gGmbH and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular to contribute to sustainable development in developing and emerging countries through their economic success. The AWE advises companies and helps them to look for financing and funding instruments. Together with its supporters and partners, the agency includes SMEs in particular in its reliable international network of development cooperation. The advice is tailored and free of charge.

The AWE processes personal data exclusively in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Regulation (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). Personal data include, for example, names, addresses, email addresses and user behaviour.

AWE only processes personal data to the extent necessary. Which data are 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.

To store personal information we use a service from Microsoft Dynamics. 

If you have subscribed to any of our services, you may cancel your subscription at any time and will be given an easy way to do so. You can either click in the email you receive to unsubscribe or send your request to 

User analysis:

An analysis service is used to optimize the user experience on the website of the Agency for Business & Economic Development. Two analysis services "Matomo" and "etracker" are currently being used in parallel for a transitional period, which is why an opt-out must be carried out separately for both tools. You will find the opt-out switch at the end of the information on data protection at Matomo or at etracker.

Analysis service Matomo

The website of the Agency for Business and Economic Development uses the web analysis service software Matomo (, a service by the provider InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand for the analysis of usage data. Each time a user accesses the Agency for Business and Economic Development website and each time a file is accessed data about this process are temporarily stored in a log file. Each data set is anonymised by changing the IP address before the data are stored. Specifically, the following data are stored about each access:

  • IP address
  • Browser type
  • Browser versions
  • Browser plug-ins
  • Operating system
  • Screen resolution
  • Websites visited
  • Duration of the visit
  • Website loading time

When individual pages are accessed, files known as temporary cookies are used to facilitate navigation. Cookies are small text files stored locally in the website visitor’s internet browser cache. These session cookies do not contain any personal data and expire after the session has ended or a user survey has ended.

It is possible to object to the processing of user data to analyze user behavior. You can deactivate the collection of user data here.

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.

Analysis service etracker

The website of the Agency for Business & Economic Development uses the services of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany ( to analyze usage data. The data is stored and evaluated completely anonymously.
The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker exclusively in Germany on behalf of GIZ. Further information on data protection at etracker can be found here:
You can object to the aforementioned data processing at any time in writing by sending an e-mail to The objection has no adverse consequences.


Information on objection:

In order to do this, a cookie is placed on the terminal device that prevents the collection of user data when the user visits this website. For the objection to be effective, the cookie must be placed on each terminal device used. Since the cookie is placed in the respective browser (internet program), the cookie must be placed in each browser if several browsers are used on a single terminal device (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox). It should also be noted that the objection cookie is also deleted when all cookies are deleted and will then need to be placed again.


This website uses cookies, in other words small files containing short texts for technical  processing. Without cookies, for example if these are deactivated in the browser, this website cannot be used in full.

  • Temporary cookies matomo: these session cookies are used for user analysis (see above). They do not contain any personal data and expire after the session has ended.

Recipients of personal data:

  • Your data are not passed on to third parties.
  • Your data are not transferred to third countries.

Duration of data storage:

Personal data are routinely deleted when

  • they are no longer necessary to implement the contract,
  • the person in question has not granted separate consent,
  • retention obligations and periods specified in law mean that the data do not need to be held any longer.

Information on user rights:

Visitors to the website have the right,

  • To obtain information about their data stored by us (Article 15 GDPR),
  • To request that their data stored by us are rectified (Article 16 GDPR),
  • To request the erasure of their data stored by us (Article 17 GDPR).
  • To request restriction of the 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, machine-readable format from the controller such that they can potentially be 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 19 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).  

If you have any questions or complaints about this website, you can use the following contact address: