Privacy policy

The protection and safeguarding of personal data are top priorities for us. We therefore stringently comply with the provisions of Germany’s (new) Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Below, you will find information on the type of data we collect and the purposes for which it is collected.

Data Controller
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36, 53113 Bonn
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1–5, 65760 Eschborn

Purpose of the processing of collected data

In charge of the German Federal Foreign Office the GIZ GmbH manages in the division of International services (7110) the internet presentation of the Future Affairs dialogue. The dialogue formats are part of the Latin America and Caribbean Initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office. The establishment of a dialogue format in the area of digital transformation and international affairs serves the idea to intensify relations and cooperation.
In 2019 and 2020 the Future Affairs dialogue was implemented together with re:publica and Stiftung neue Verantwortung (2020 only).

Collection of personal data when visiting our website

When visiting the Future Affairs website, the browser uses automatically transmits data that is saved in a log file. GIZ itself processes only the data that is technically required 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. The data in the log file is deleted after five days.
The legal basis for the processing of the data which is being processed upon visiting the website is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO.


When you visit the Future Affairs 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 Future Affairs 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 (session ID).

etracker: analysis service (user analysis)

To analyse usage data on its website, GIZ uses the google web analysis service operated by google. Data is stored and evaluated completely anonymously. Further information on the data protection of google can be found here:, Opt Out:

Google uses cookies to enable a statistical analysis of the use of the website. Google cookies do not contain any information that permits identification of a user. Every time you visit a page on the website and every time you download a file, information about the activity is processed and stored in a temporary log file. Before it is stored, each data set is rendered anonymous by altering the IP address.

The GIZ evaluates usage information for statistical purposes as part of its public relations work and for the needs-based provision of information within the scope of the tasks it performs (legal basis: Article 6 (1) e GDPR in conjunction with Article 3 BDSG).

Google Fonts

This Website uses Google-Fonts. Data is stored and evaluated completely anonymously. Further information on the data protection of google can be found here:, Opt Out:

Processing of personal data when contacting us

It is possible to contact GIZ 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 by the GIZ and passed to employees 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.

Disclosure to third parties

GIZ will pass on personal data (name, e-mail address and, if applicable, organisation, country) on request to:

c/o Auswärtiges Amt
Referat 330 responsible for the Lateinamerika und Karibik Initative
Werderscher Markt 1
10117 Berlin
GIZ does not pass on personal data to other third parties unless it is legally obliged or entitled to do so by law.

The legal basis for the disclosure of data to third parties is Art. 6 (1) lit. e DSGVO.

Transfer of data to countries outside Germany

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

Processing of personal data upon registration

Future Affairs participants have the option of registering by providing personal data. The data is entered into an input mask, transmitted to us and stored. The data is not passed on to third parties. The following data is collected during the registration process: Name or username and e-mail address. At the time of registration, the date and time of registration are also stored.
Registration of the user is necessary for the provision of certain content and services on our website.
The consent given at the time of registration to the storage of the above-mentioned data can be revoked at any time.

The legal basis for processing the data which is processed during registration is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO.

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.

Reference to user rights

Visitors to the GIZ 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 16 GDPR)
  • 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 a commonly used and machine-readable format from the controller such that they can be potentially 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 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).