Privacy policy

Data protection declaration
This data protection declaration provides an overview of the method, extent and purpose of our collection, processing and use of personal data on the website of the South African-German Energy Programme (SAGEN) implemented by is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Responsible organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Addresses of the responsible organisation:

Bonn and Eschborn, Germany

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40
53113 Bonn, Germany
T +49 228 44 60-0
F +49 228 44 60-17 66

Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1 – 5
65760 Eschborn, Germany
T +49 61 96 79-0
F +49 61 96 79-11 15

Storing access data
Each visit to the SAGEN website and each request to retrieve data are temporarily stored and processed in a so-called server log file.
Specifically, the following information is stored during every access / retrieval:

  • the specifications of the browser and operating system in use
  • the anonymized IP address,
  • the date and time,
  • the name of the web page or file being requested,
  • the data volume transferred,
  • a notification as to whether the access / retrieval was successful.

Data security
The website employs technical and organisational measures to ensure protection against access to, and the loss, destruction, alteration or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. The comprehensive protection of your data against all threats is not, however, possible despite regular monitoring.
Any personal data is transferred exclusively by us in encrypted form. The encrypted data transfer by our website can be identified by the acronym HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) in the URL bar.

Storing contact data
Names, postal addresses and email addresses that are provided by users when submitting contact enquiries or placing orders for information material (e.g., by using the contact form, by email or by telephone) shall be used exclusively for any correspondence pertaining to the processing of your enquiry. This processing is conducted in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 (b) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). There shall be no transfer of data to third parties. The transfer shall take place using an SSL encrypted connection, meaning that any unauthorised access is significantly inhibited. Any enquiries submitted using the contact form are, as with enquiries submitted by email, deleted once the enquiry has been processed.

Recipients of personal data
There shall be no transfer of data to third parties.

Data deletion
In accordance with Art. 17 and 18 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) any data processed by us shall be routinely deleted or the processing thereof limited as soon as this information is no longer required for the intended purpose, or when affected individuals do not submit their separate consent, or when statutorily prescribed retention periods and obligations render the extended storage of data obsolete.

Rights of those affected
Users shall have the right to prevent the processing of data, to enquire about any personal data stored about them and its processing, as well as to correct or limit the processing of said data respectively, or to demand the deletion of such data. This data shall then be deleted.
Users may direct any questions or complaints relating to this website to us by using the contact address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by approaching the Data Protection Officer via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You shall also have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority for data protection. The responsible authority is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).

External links:
The SAGEN website contains so-called ‘external links’ to third-party websites, the contents of which are beyond our control. For this reason, we accept no liability for the contents of any third-party websites.
The respective operator of the linked website shall bear full responsibility for the contents and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time that the link was established, no legal infringements were detected. Any such links shall be removed without delay in the event that a legal infringement is brought to our attention.

When accessing individual webpages, so-called session cookies are used (small text files that are stored locally by browser on the user’s computer), in order to facilitate navigation. These session cookies do not contain personal information and expire once the user leaves the website.
Users may disable cookies by adjusting the browser settings. Any stored cookies can also be deleted there. Please note that disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of the website.

User analysis with Matomo
The SAGEN programme website uses Matomo, an open-source application that supports the statistical analysis of user access. This programme also employs cookies (please see above) to recognise the browser and analyse the user’s behaviour.

The information generated by the cookies is stored on the Matomo servers in Germany. There shall be no transfer to third parties. Any data recorded shall not be used to personally identify the website visitor. The IP address shall be anonymized before storage. Today’s technology cannot associate an anonymised address with a specific computer and/or connection. Data shall be processed in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and with the justifiable interest of analysing user behaviour, to improve the website.

Users may also exercise the right of objection to the processing of their data for the purpose of an analysing user behaviour. Users may disable cookies and the associated tracking by adjusting their browser settings.

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