Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Data Protection

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 data protection officer:


The secretariat of the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) is hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). 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. To this end, EMSD convenes change agents from think tanks as well as the public, private and financial sectors in multi-stakeholder dialogues around three core topics: (1) “Sustainable Infrastructure”, (2) “Sustainable Finance” and (3) “Digital Solutions for Sustainability”.

Website Analytics

This site does not analyse user behaviour. Cookies collect information about user behaviour on the site, including the abbreviated IP address of the device being used, and send it to the server. The server anonymises the information and stores it for the purpose of analysing user behaviour. The state of current technology ensures that once information has been anonymised, it can no longer be traced back to the originating device or connection. Information produced by cookies is shared only with the internally operated server. It is never shared with third parties. Data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1 f) of the GDPR for the purpose of pursuing the controller’s legitimate interests, in this case to improve the website. You have the right to object to the processing of your user data for the purpose of user behaviour analysis. You have the opportunity to deactivate collection of your user data. NB: Opt-out cookie: an opt-out cookie is stored on your device to prevent your user data from being collected when you visit this site. For the cookie to be effective, it must be stored on every device you use to visit the site. As the cookie is stored in the browser (the program used to access websites), it must be stored on each browser if you use more than one browser per device (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome or Mozilla Firefox). You should also note that if you delete all cookies, you will also delete the opt-out cookie and will have to reinstall it.

Newsletter, Event Registration & Consultation Process

Any personal data (first name, name, e-mail address) collected as part of the (a) newsletter mailing list subscription, (b) event registrations and (c) consultation process (hereinafter referred to as “our non-commercial services”) will only be used for the purpose of processing the (a) subscription or (b) event registration or (c) request to receive the final report of the consultation process . We use WordPress as the primary server to generate and distribute our newsletter. A third-party service provider responsible for the maintenance of the website has access to the mentioned personal data. Please see below “Recipients of personal data” for further information. No use will be made of your details for commercial purposes, for advertising or for market research. If you cancel your subscription and / or registration for our non-commercial services, all your personal details will be deleted from our database. After you entered your email address, you will receive an email with a confirmation link for the requested non-commercial service. You can withdraw your order at any time. If you do so, all personal data will be deleted from our data bank.

Notes regarding objection

This website uses cookies, i.e. small files containing short texts for technical processing. Without cookies – in other words, for example, when cookies have been deactivated in the browser – full use of this website is not possible. For this purpose, a cookie is stored on the device, preventing user data from being collected when the user visits this website. In order for the objection to take effect, the cookie must be stored on every device used. As the cookie is stored in specific browsers (internet programs), the cookie must be stored in every browser if several browsers are used on one device (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox). Please also note that, if you delete all cookies, the objection cookie will also be deleted and will need to be stored again.

  • Temporary cookies: short lived cookies used to temporarily store data for the visit (30 minutes) [_pk_ses, _pk_cvar, _pk_hsr]
  • Test-cookie: only used to check whether the visitor’s browser supports cookie (created and directly deleted) [_pk_testcookie]
  • Consent-cookie: to remember that consent was given by the user (no expiry date) [mtm_consent]
  • Referral-cookie: used to store the attribution information, the referrer initially used to visit the website (6 months) [_pk_ref]
  • Visitor-cookie: used to store a few details about the user such as the unique visitor ID (13 months) [_pk_id]

Other inquiries

Postal addresses and email addresses that you provide when you make an enquiry are used exclusively for correspondence or delivery purposes.

Recipients of personal data

In order to offer you our non-commercial services, we may have to disclose your personal data to the following service provider:

  • Digicove Labs

Duration of data retention

Personal data are regularly deleted

  • when they are no longer needed for contractual purposes (e.g. for employment, top-ups, rental, sale or service contracts)
  • when the individuals concerned have not given any separate authorization
  • when statutory data storage obligations and periods have expired.

Reference to user rights

You are entitled to:

  • object to data processing,
  • enquire about your personal data and its processing
  • to have this corrected if necessary, or to request restriction of processing or the erasure of the data

The data will then be erased.

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).