Privacy Policy

The DeutscheGesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and its partners onthe Ghana Digital Innovation Week (GDIW) attaches great importance toresponsible and transparent management of personal data.
Below we provideusers with information as to 

- who they can contact at GDIW on the subject of data protection 
- what data is processed when they visit the website
- what data is processed when users contact us, subscribe to
newsletters or press releases or use other GDIW online services 
how they can optout of the storage of data
- what rights they have with respect to us
Data controller and data protection officer
Please contact GIZ’s dataprotection officer if you have questions specifically about how your data areprotected

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36, 53113 Bonn Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1–5,65760 Eschborn
Data processing is theresponsibility of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)GmbH.
Information on the collection of personal data

GDIW 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, email addresses and userbehaviour.
GDIW 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 GDIW website, the browser uses automatically transmits data that is saved in a log file. Only the data that is technically required is processed in order to display the website correctly and to ensure its stability and security.

Each time the website is accessed, the data stored includes, but is not limited to, the page that is viewed, the IP address of the accessing device, the page from which the user was redirected, as well as the date and time of access. 

When you visit the GDIW 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 GDIW 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.
Information on opting out 

Users who do not agree with the completely anonymous storage and evaluation of the data from their visit can opt out of the storage and use of the data at anytime by contacting GDIW.

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: 
·  EmailAlternatively, it is possible to contact GDIW via the email addresses 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.
·  Phone:+233 59 383 0730 When contacting us by phone, personal data will be processed to the extent necessary in order to handle the enquiry. The legal basis for the processing of data in connection with communication by phone is Article 6 (1) e GDPR.
Processing of personal data in connection with social network use 
On its website, GDIW invites users to visit its company presence on social networking sites and platforms including, but not limited to,Twitterand Facebook
These online presences are operated in order to interact with the users that are active on these sites and platforms and to inform them about events and activities. By clicking on a social network’s logo, the user is redirected to the GDIW presence on the respective network.

Whenusers visit the platforms, personal data is collected, used and stored by theoperators of the respective social network, but not by GDIW. This is also thecase even if the users themselves do not have an account with the respectivesocial network. 
The individual data processing operations and their scope differ depending on the operator of the respective social network. GDIW has no influence on the collection of data or its further use by the social network operators. We are not fully aware of the extent to which, where and for how long the data is stored; to what extent the networks comply with existing obligations regarding erasure; what analyses are conducted and links established with the data; and to whom the data is disclosed.
Access to GDIW social media sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of the respective operators.
Disclosure to third parties 

GDIW does not pass on personal data to third parties unless it is legally obliged or entitled to do so by law. 
Transfer of data to countries outside Ghana 

GIZ does not transfer personal data to third countries. When using social media, the privacy policies of the respective providers apply. 
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 

GDIW 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
Visitorsto the GDIW 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 16GDPR)
- 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 acommonly used and machine-readable format from the controller such that they can be potentially transmitted to another controller (right to data portability, Article 20GDPR).
- 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).