Privacy Statement

Data Protection
The BGZ Berliner Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit mbH is taking strict care of the protection of your personal data, keeps it confidential and in accordance with the statutory provisions. Personal information is therefore any information that may be used to identify your person or trace a user. For example, your name, e-mail address, or phone number.
A visit to our website may result in the storage of information about the access (date, time, page accessed). This is totally unrelated to the collection of any kind of personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address). If personal data is collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible – with the prior consent of the user of the website. Any forwarding of the data to third parties without the express consent of the user shall not take place.
If personal data is being collected, this is done according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. A transfer of data to third parties will not take place without the express consent of the user.
We would like to expressly point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g. by e-mail) can have security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to safeguard the data completely against access by third parties. We cannot assume any liability for damages arising as a result of illegal security infractions. BGZ Berliner Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit mbH assumes no liability for damages caused by such security breaches.

Contacting us
By using the contact form on this website, the BGZ collects your data for the purpose of carrying out your contact request according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. The information provided is stored for the purpose of the request. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the above mentioned purpose. You have the right to revoke the use of your data at any time.

Cookies
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or transferred by the Internet browser to the user's computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the operating system of the user’s computer. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened.
We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. The legal basis for processing this information is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. When closing your Internet browser, these session cookies are being deleted.

YouTube
In order to be able to show videos, we have included YouTube videos in an “Enhanced Privacy Mode” on some of our website pages. These videos are stored on http://www.YouTube.com and can directly be watched on our website. The Enhanced Privacy Mode feature, according to YouTube, means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server when you actually start a video. The lawfulness of the data processing results from Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the quality improvement of the website.
In order to be able to display the respective video on your Internet browser, it is necessary to establish a connection to YouTube. As a result, YouTube will at least collect and process your IP address, the date and time as well as the website you are visiting. Also, during the connection to YouTube, another connection will be made to Google's DoubleClick ad network. If you are logged in to YouTube during this time, YouTube will assign the obtained connection information to your YouTube account. If you wish to prevent this, we suggest you log out of YouTube before watching a video on our website, or adopt the appropriate settings in your YouTube account.
YouTube permanently stores cookies through your Internet browser on your device to improve functionality and analyze usage patterns. If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option to prevent the storage of cookies through the settings in your Internet browser.
Google and its subsidiary YouTube are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield and ensure that EU data protection standards are respected when processing data in the United States. For information on the EU-US Privacy Shield, please visit: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US Framework.
For more information about how Google collects and uses your data, and your rights and protection options, please contact Google at https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Information, correction and deletion
On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact the BGZ at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data. You also have a right of appeal to the supervisory authority.
You may also contact us at or by phone: 030/809941 – 0.