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Data protection

The agency responsible for the data processing (the Controller) is

The Development and Climate Alliance Foundation (foundation in civil law).

Chausseestraße 22
10115 Berlin, Germany


We welcome your interest in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Below, we provide detailed information on how we handle your data.


For the purposes of system security, when you visit our website, our web server will temporarily register the domain name or the IP address of the requesting computer as well as the date of access, the client’s file request (file name and URL), the HTTP response code, the website from which you are visiting us, and the number of bytes transferred in the process of the connection.

Personal data such as name, address, telephone number or email address will not be collected, unless this information is given on a voluntary basis as part of the Statement of Commitment. Postal addresses and email addresses given in the context of contact requests will exclusively be used for correspondence.


The services for hosting and presenting the website are partly rendered by our service providers within the bounds of the processing they perform on our behalf. Unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, all access data, as well as all data collected in forms provided for this purpose on this website, will be processed on their servers. If you have questions about our service providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact options provided in this Privacy Policy.

Our service providers are based in the European Economic Area.

The Development and Climate Alliance Foundation’s website uses the services of Matomo to analyse usage data. Each time a user accesses the foundation’s website, and each time a file is retrieved, data is temporarily stored and processed in a protocol file. Before it is stored, each data record is anonymised by changing the IP address.

During each access/retrieval, the following specific data is stored:

  •  technical features of the browser used,
  • anonymised IP address,
  • date and time,
  • page selected/name of the file retrieved,
  • amount of data transferred,
  • notification of whether the access/retrieval was successful.

This website contains links to other websites. Please pay heed to the privacy policy that applies to the respective page. The Development and Climate Alliance Foundation is not responsible for the content and data protection of external websites.



If you wish to receive the newsletter featured on the website, we require from you an email address and information that allows us to check both that you are the owner of the email address stated and that you agree to receive the newsletter.

In order to ensure that the user has agreed to the sending of the newsletter, we use the so-called double-opt-in procedure. This allows the potential recipient to be added to a distribution list. The user is then given the opportunity, via a confirmation email, to confirm the registration in a way that ensures legal compliance. The address is only actively added to the distribution list once the confirmation has gone through. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and offers. We use Mailjet as our newsletter software.

This means your data will be transmitted to Mailjet GmbH. Mailjet is prohibited from selling your data and using it for purposes other than sending newsletters. Mailjet is a certified provider that was chosen in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

Further information is available on Mailjet’s website. You can withdraw, at any time, your consent to store your data and your email address, as well as your consent to use these to send the newsletter, e.g. by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.


In order to attract visitors to our website and facilitate the use of certain functions, we use technologies including so-called cookies on various pages. Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your terminal. A few of the cookies we use are deleted again once the browser session is over, i.e. once you have closed your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal and enable us to recognise your browser upon your next visit (persistent cookies).

We only use technologies that are imperative for the use of particular functions of our website. The IP address, time of visit, and device and browser information are collected and processed using these technologies. In the weighing of interests, this serves to maintain our predominant legitimate interests in the optimal presentation of our website pursuant to Article 6(1), first sentence, point (f) of the GDPR.

If you have agreed to the use of the technologies pursuant to Article 6(1), first sentence, point (a) of the GDPR, you can withdraw your consent at any time by sending a message using the contact options given in the Privacy Policy. Alternatively, you can click on the following link: Not accepting the cookies may restrict the functionality of our website.

Social Media

If you have given your consent to the respective social media operator pursuant to Article 6(1), first sentence, point (a) of the GDPR, your data will be automatically collected and stored for the purposes of market research and advertising when you visit our online presences on the social media sites named below. This data will then be used to create user profiles under pseudonyms. These may be used, for example, to operate, both within and beyond the platforms, adverts that are assumed to correspond to your interests. This is generally executed using cookies. If you require detailed information on the processing and use of data by the respective social media operator, or on your rights and the settings options for protecting your privacy, please see the providers’ privacy policies via the links below. Contact options are also provided here. Should you still need help in this regard, please contact us.

Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) – privacy statement:, opt-out:, privacy shield:

YouTube [] is a product of Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). The information about your usage of our online presence on YouTube that is automatically collected by Google is generally transferred to a server at Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, and stored there. No European Commission adequacy decision applies in the USA. Our cooperation is based on the European Commission’s standard data protection clauses.

Vimeo is a product of Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. On some of our pages we use plugins provided by Vimeo. When you click on the pages of our website that are supplied with such a plugin, this connects to the Vimeo servers, displaying the plugin. This transmits information to the Vimeo server about which of our pages you have visited. If, at the same time, you are logged in as a member of Vimeo, Vimeo maps this information to your personal user account. Likewise, when the plugin is used, e.g. when you click on the start button of a video, this information is mapped to your user account. You can prevent this mapping by logging off from your Vimeo user account and deleting the corresponding cookies before you use our website. You will find the privacy policy of Vimeo Inc. here: We carry out data processing on the basis of our legitimate interest, i.e. the optimisation of our offer and our website in pursuant to Article 6(1), first sentence, point (f) of the GDPR.

LinkedIn is a service of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you log in to your LinkedIn account, you can share the content of our webpages and link them to your LinkedIn profile. This enables LinkedIn to map your visit to our webpages to your LinkedIn user account.

We have influence neither over the data that LinkedIn collects in this way nor over the extent of this data collected by LinkedIn. Neither do we have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to LinkedIn. You will find details on data collection by LinkedIn as well as on your rights and settings options in LinkedIn’s privacy statement. You will find this policy here:

Contact Options and Rights

* Pursuant to Article 15 of the GDPR, the right to obtain information, to the extent specified in the article, about the personal data concerning yourself that we have processed.

* Pursuant to Article 16 of the GDPR, the right to obtain, without undue delay, the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning yourself, or the completion of personal data concerning yourself that we have processed.

* Pursuant to Article 17 of the GDPR, the right to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning yourself that we have stored as long as further processing is not necessary

  • for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
  • for compliance with a legal obligation;
  • for reasons of public interest; or
  • for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

* Pursuant to Article 18 of the GDPR, the right to obtain the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning yourself where one of the following applies:

  • you contest the accuracy of the data;
  • the processing is unlawful but you oppose its erasure;
  • we no longer need the data, but you need it for the establishment, exercise or
  • defence of legal claims; or
  • pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR, you have objected to the processing.

* Pursuant to Article 20 of the GDPR, the right to receive, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, the personal data concerning yourself that you have provided to us, or to have the data transmitted to another controller.

* Pursuant to Article 77 of the GDPR, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You can generally do this by contacting the supervisory authority for your habitual residence or for your place of work or for our registered office.

For enquiries about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, rectification, restriction or erasure of data, as well as for withdrawal of consents given or objection to a particular use of data, please contact us directly via the contact information given in our Legal Notice.

Right to Object

If we process personal data in order to maintain, in the weighing of interests, our predominant legitimate interests, as detailed above, you can object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing is for the purpose of direct marketing, you can exercise this right at any time in the manner described above. If the processing is for other purposes, you only have a right to object if you give reasons arising from your particular situation.

Once you have exercised your right to object, there will be no further processing of your personal data for these purposes unless we can prove there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

The measures pertaining to data protection law are always subject to technical revisions. For this reason, we ask you to stay up-to-date on our data protection measures by regularly checking our privacy statement.