Data Protection

Data processing in connection with this website (for exception, see 1.1) is the responsibility of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Postal adress:

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40, 53113 Bonn
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1–5, 65760 Eschborn

Contact:

info@invest-for-jobs.com

Contact data processing officer:

datenschutzbeauftragter@giz.de

1.1 Joint responsibility for personal data collected via the contact form and the email addresses

GIZ shares joint responsibility with KfW and IFB GmbH for the processing of personal data.

Postal adress:

KfW Bankengruppe, Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt, Germany.

Investitionen für Beschäftigung (Investing for Employment) GmbH, Eulenkrugstraße 55-57, 22359 Hamburg, Germany.

Contact data processing officer:

datenschutz@kfw.de

Data Controller IFB, tel.: +49 40 60306 500, email: privacy@ife-invest.com

1.2 Information about the purpose of processing

Invest for Jobs – the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition"

Under the Invest for Jobs brand, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has put together a package of measures to support German, European and African companies engaging in Africa. The Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" – the official title – offers comprehensive advice, contacts and financial support through its implementing organisations to overcome investment barriers. The development objective is to team up with companies to create up to 100,000 jobs, generate training opportunities and improve working conditions in the African partner countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia. The Special Initiative is making a targeted contribution to shaping the socio-ecological transformation of the private sector in line with a just transition, and to creating more and better jobs for women.

The main implementing organisations are the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the KfW Development Bank (KfW) (along with its subsidiary, Investing for Employment GmbH). Their data protection statements are available at:

https://www.giz.de/en/html/data_protection.html

https://www.kfw.de/About-KfW/Data-Protection.html

https://invest-for-jobs.com/en/privacy-policy

Other important implementing organisations and/or project executing agencies involved are sequa gGmbH, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Engagement Global gGmbH, and the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB). Their data protection statements are available at:

https://www.sequa.de/en/privacy-statement/

https://www.daad.de/en/data-privacy-statement/

https://www.engagement-global.de/privacy-policy.html

https://www.ptb.de/cms/en/service-seiten/data-protection.html

Your personal data will be processed for the purposes of:

  • processing and responding to enquiries submitted to the data controllers via the contact form and the email addresses in order to communicate the relevant offerings of GIZ, KfW and IFB GmbH under the Special Initiative;
  • forwarding enquiries to the other implementing organisations and/or project executing agencies involved in the Special Initiative (sequa gGmbH, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Engagement Global gGmbH, National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB));
  • forwarding enquiries to any service providers bound by instructions issued by the aforementioned implementing organisations and/or project executing agencies under the Special Initiative;
  • inclusion in the database ‘Special Initiative – Information System’ (SIIS) containing data about companies and projects, provided you have contacted us via the contact form and consented to your data being added to this database, and there is a possibility of cooperation.

    1.3 Information about how your personal data is processed

    Contact form and email addresses of the Special Initiative:

    The ‘Contact’ page of the Special Initiative website (https://invest-for-jobs.com/en/contact) includes a contact form for getting in touch with the Special Initiative. Enquiries can also be submitted to the Special Initiative’s central email address at: info@invest-for-jobs.com.

    If you have a country-specific enquiry, then you can also get in touch with the relevant country programme via its own email address (cote-ivoire@invest-for-jobs.com, egypt@invest-for-jobs.com, ethiopia@invest-for-jobs.com, ghana@invest-for-jobs.com, morocco@invest-for-jobs.com, rwanda@invest-for-jobs.com, senegal@invest-for-jobs.com, tunisia@invest-for-jobs.com).

    The following personal data will be processed for the aforementioned purpose:

    • title;
    • interest;
    • company name/institution;
    • headquarter location company/institution;
    • first name;
    • surname;
    • email;
    • target country;
    • target sector;
    • message content;
    • IP address*

    * Unless anonymised. An anonymised IP address does not constitute personal data.

    GIZ, KfW and IFB GmbH will process your personal data from the contact form, and/or from the email by which you contacted us, for the purpose of recording your interest in the offering of the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" as well as for the aforementioned purposes, and/or will forward this data as required to the aforementioned implementing organisations and/or project executing agencies of the Special Initiative, as well as to grant recipients or service providers under the Special Initiative.

    Legal basis for the processing:

    • Your implied consent pursuant to Article 6(1) (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) if you contacted us by email.
    • By getting in touch with us using the contact form, you agree to the processing of your data. Provided that you have clicked the corresponding consent box, you have agreed to its inclusion in the Special Initiative database containing data about companies and projects. We have no influence over the content of your message, and we request that you only share necessary information with us.
    • We include personal data in the SIIS database containing details of companies and projects and we provide information appropriate to or going beyond the scope of the enquiry (if consent has been provided in the contact form) to allow us to take steps prior to entering into the contract or, in the event of a contractual relationship, to allow us to perform this contract pursuant to Article 6(1) (b) GDPR. This could take the form of forwarding your enquiry to our aforementioned partners or joint responsible organisations (GIZ, KfW or IFB).

    Transmission of data (email forwarding): Data will be transmitted to GIZ, KfW and IFB GmbH using suitable, state-of-the-art SSL encryption.

    SIIS: In order to facilitate systematic cooperation with companies and other actors, GIZ, KfW and IFB GmbH use a common database under the Special Initiative (Special Initiative – Information System: SIIS) containing data about companies and projects. This database can be used to record the personal data of individuals that submit enquiries, as transmitted by these individuals in the contact form, provided the individuals concerned have consented to their data being included in the database and there is a possibility of cooperation.

    Transfer to third countries: Data is transferred to third countries when we respond to your enquiry and you are located in a third country or we transfer your data to the data controllers responsible persons in our partner countries pursuant to the purposes of the Special Initiative specified in 1.2.

    The permissibility of data transmission in this instance is based on points (b) and (c) of Article 49(1) GDPR.

    Other enquiries: Postal and email addresses, along with further information that you provide when you submit an enquiry or order information materials, are used exclusively for correspondence or delivery purposes.

    Duration of data storage/erasure:

    Personal data is erased if:

    • it is no longer needed for fulfilment of the commission;
    • the data subjects have not given any separate consent, or such consent has expired/been revoked;
    • statutory data retention obligations and periods do not require longer periods of data storage

    Like enquiries sent to the Special Initiative via email, enquiries made via the contact form will be deleted when the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" comes to an end (currently late 2025, approximately seven to ten years in total). The end of the term is defined as the time after which no new individual projects within the Special Initiative are commissioned, or beyond which no existing projects are extended. Non-relevant emails are deleted immediately rather than kept. Relevant emails are kept for between seven and ten years.

    In addition to this, the implementing organisations and project executing agencies within the Special Initiative remain subject to various retention and documentation obligations imposed by the commissioning party (BMZ) for up to 10 years after the Special Initiative has ended.

    Reference to user rights: 

    You have the right:

    • to withdraw your consent;
    • to enquire about your personal data and its processing;
    • to have this rectified if necessary, or to demand restriction of processing or the erasure of the data.

    Your personal data will then be rectified or erased accordingly.

    If you have any questions about this website, the contact form or the email addresses, please contact Invest for Jobs at the email address indicated above. If you have any complaints about the website, please contact GIZ’s data protection officer at datenschutzbeauftragter@giz.de. If you have any complaints about the contact form or the email addresses, please contact the data protection officer at GIZ, KfW or IFB GmbH (datenschutzbeauftragter@giz.de, datenschutz@kfw.de, privacy@ife-invest.com).

    You also have the right to contact the responsible authority under data protection law for the purpose of lodging a complaint: e.g. Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).

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    Please refer to the Data Protection Statement for information about your rights and options for withdrawing your consent.

    Press contact

    Phone: +49 30 / 18 535-28 70 oder -24 51

    Fax: +49 30 / 18 535-25 95

    E-Mail: presse@bmz.bund.de

    Please understand that the Press Office only answers questions from journalists.