Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The responsibility for the data processing lies with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36, 53113 Bonn
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1–5, 65760 Eschborn


Contact of the controller for data protection:

Information on the processing of data

General information

The work in the Partnership is supported by the Partnership Secretariat. On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Partnership Secretariat is hosted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

The GIZ 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.

Information on the collection of personal data 

GIZ processes personal data exclusively in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). Personal data are, for example, name, address, email addresses and user behaviour.

GIZ only processes personal data to the extent necessary. Which data is required and processed for which purpose and on what basis is largely determined by the type of service you use or the purpose for which the data is required.  

Collection of personal data when visiting our website 

When visiting our website, the browser used automatically transmits data that is saved in a log file. GIZ itself processes only the data that is technically required in order to display the website correctly and to ensure its stability and security.

Each time the website is accessed, the data stored includes, but is not limited to, the page that is viewed, the IP address of the accessing device, the page from which the user was redirected, as well as the date and time of access.

Website Analytics

Website Analytics

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles uses Matomo ( to analyse usage data. Every time a user accesses the website and every time a file is called up, data on this process is temporarily stored and processed in a log file. Prior to storage, each data record is made anonymous by changing the IP address.

When individual pages arevisited, so-called temporary cookies are used to facilitate navigation. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor's Internet browser. These session cookies do not contain any personal data and expire at the end of the session. This is done on the legal basis: Art. 6 (1) e GDPR. 

Techniques such as Java applets or Active-X controls, which make it possible to understand the access behavior of users, are not used.

We only collect your usage data if you consent to the use of cookies by accepting them via the cookie banner that is displayed when you access our website. Our processing is therefore based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

Users who do not agree with the completely anonymous storage and evaluation of the data from their visit can opt out of the storage and use of the data at any time via the link below. 

Notes on the opposition

For this purpose, a cookie is stored on the end device, which prevents the collection of user data when visiting this offer. The cookie must be stored on every terminal device used to ensure that the objection is effective. Since the cookie is stored in the respective browser (Internet program), the cookie must be stored in each browser if several browsers are used on one terminal (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox). It should also be noted that if all cookies are deleted, the objection cookie is also deleted and must then be stored again.

Processing of personal data when contacting us

When users contact us, the data provided is processed in order to be able to respond to the enquiry. The following contact options are available: 

E-Mail: It is possible to contact the PST via the email addresses provided. In this case, at least the email address but also any other personal user data transmitted with the email (e.g. family and given name, address) as well as the information contained in the email are stored solely for the purpose of contacting the user and processing the request. The legal basis for the processing of data in connection with email communication is Article 6 (1) e GDPR.

Telephone: When contacting us by phone, personal data will be processed to the extent necessary in order to handle the enquiry. The legal basis for the processing of data in connection with communication by phone is Article 6 (1) e GDPR.

Other Inquiries

Postal and e-mail addresses as well as other information provided in connection with enquiries or orders for information material will be used exclusively for correspondence or mailing.

Social Media

The Textile Partnership uses LinkedIn. No plugins are integrated on this website that forward data directly to the companies mentioned. If you click on links to the social media channels, you will be taken to their websites. The data protection guidelines of the respective company apply there. You can read these here:


This website uses cookies, i.e. small files with short texts for technical processing. Without cookies, for example if they have been deactivated in the browser, it is not possible to use this website to its full extent. These session cookies are used for user analysis (see above). They do not contain any personal data and expire at the end of the session.

Playing youtube videos on our website

Videos from are embedded on our website. The platform is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

YouTube videos are embedded in "extended data protection mode". No cookies are set in this case. For more information, please refer to the Google Inc. privacy policy.

The privacy policy for the social network YouTube, which is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, can be viewed here. Data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) a GDPR.

Recipients of personal data

Data are not passed on to third parties.

As a general principle, data will not be transmitted to third states.

Storage duration

User data is not stored for longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it is processed or due to statutory retention obligations. If contact is made by e-mail or telephone, the data will be deleted after 6 years at the latest.

Reference to user rights

Visitors to the website of the PST have the right

  • To obtain information about their data stored by us (Article 15 GDPR)
  • To have their data stored by us rectified (Article 16 GDPR)
  • To have their data stored by us erased (Article 17 GDPR)
  • To obtain restriction of processing of their data stored by us (Article 18 GDPR)
  • To object to the storage of their data if personal data are processed on the basis of the first sentence of Article 6 (1) 1 f and e GDPR (Article 21 GDPR)
  • To receive their personal data in a commonly used and machine-readable format from the controller such that they can be potentially transmitted to another controller (right to data portability, Article 20 GDPR).
  • To withdraw their consent to the extent that the data has been processed on the basis of consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR). The lawfulness of the processing on the basis of the consent given remains unaffected until receipt of the withdrawal.