German Institute for Development Evaluation

Data Protection

Liability for content

The content of our website has been compiled with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee that the information provided is current, accurate or complete. Pursuant to Section 7, paragraph 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG), as a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, pursuant to Sections 8 to 10 TMG, as a service provider, we are under no obligation to review transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances which indicate any illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected. Liability in this regard is, however, only possible from the time when knowledge of a specific infringement is obtained. We will act expeditiously to remove the relevant content if we become aware of any such violations of the law.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to external sites operated by third parties. We have no control over, and therefore accept no responsibility for, the content of these external sites. Responsibility for the content of the linked pages always lies with their respective providers or operators. At the time the links were created, the relevant pages were checked to establish whether the content violated the law. No illegal content was detected at that time. However, continuous review of the linked external sites cannot reasonably be expected without specific indication of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any such violation, we will act expeditiously to remove the relevant links.


The content and works created by the website operators on these pages are subject to German copyright law. The copying, processing, distribution and use of any kind beyond the limits of copyright require the written consent of their author or creator. Downloads and copies of this page are permitted solely for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content of this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is marked as such. Should you nonetheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we would ask you to notify us accordingly. If we become aware of violations of the law, we will act expeditiously to remove the content in question.

Data protection

The organisation responsible for the content of this website is the German Institute for Development Evaluation (Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH; hereinafter referred to as DEval). DEval takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We want you to know when we gather personal data from you, which data is being collected and how we use it. We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that we ourselves and our external service providers comply with data protection regulations. In the course of the development of our website and the implementation of new technologies to improve our provision of information to you, changes to this data protection statement may also be required. We therefore recommend that you reread this statement from time to time.



“Personal data” within the meaning of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (new version) means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”), such as log data, IP addresses, name, address and date of birth, but also telephone number and e-mail address. When you use the website merely for information purposes, we only collect the personal data automatically transmitted by your browser to our server. If you wish to log into our website, we collect the following data which we require for technical purposes to display the website and ensure its security and stability. This includes:

- IP address

- date and time of the request

- time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

- content of the request (specific site)

- access status/HTTP status code

- volume of data transmitted each time

- website from which the request comes

- browser

- operating system and its interface

- language and version of the browser software.

If any other personal data (e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this always takes place, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent. In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These providers have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are required to comply with our instructions and are checked on a regular basis. We would point out that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may not be completely secure. It is not possible to fully protect data against third-party access.

Our newsletter

You may subscribe to our newsletter. This requires your consent: sign-ups to our newsletter are based on a double opt-in. This means that when you first subscribe, we send an e-mail to the e-mail address provided by you. In this e-mail, we ask you to confirm your subscription request. If you do not confirm your subscription, your information is locked and automatically deleted. We also log the IP addresses used by you and the times of subscription and confirmation. This purpose of this procedure is to provide evidence of your subscription and, should it become necessary, to investigate any possible misuse of your personal data.
The only mandatory information required to send out our newsletter is your name and e-mail address. When we receive your confirmation, we store your e-mail address, which we use to distribute the newsletter. The legal basis is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

You can withdraw your consent and cancel the newsletter at any time by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter e-mail or by sending an e-mail to

Logging (Log data)

We store and use information collected during your visit to our websites solely for the purpose of statistical analysis and to improve the design of our website. No personal data or information about your individual usage of the website is collected. IP addresses are logged solely in abbreviated form.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties

Data logged during access to DEval’s website is only disclosed to third parties insofar as we are obliged to disclose the data by legislation or the order of a court or such disclosure is necessary for criminal prosecution following attacks on DEval’s internet system. Data is not disclosed for other non-commercial or commercial purposes.

E-mail security

When you contact us by e-mail, we store the data provided by you solely in order to answer your questions and to correspond with you. We delete this data as soon as it no longer needs to be stored, or we restrict the processing of this data if it is governed by statutory retention obligations.

Use of cookies

Use of Matomo

For statistical analysis, DEval - Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (German Institute for Development Evaluation) uses Matomo (formerly Piwik) on this website. Matomo is an open-source tool for web analytics. With Matomo, no data is transmitted to servers that lie outside the control of DEval.

Matomo utilises cookies. These are text files that are saved on your computer and allow DEval to analyse the use of its website. For this purpose, information gained from the cookies regarding website use is transmitted to the DEval servers and saved so that user behaviour can be evaluated. Your IP address is anonymised immediately; this ensures that you remain anonymous when using the website. The information on your use of this website generated through the cookies is not passed on to third parties.

DEval considers this analysis a component of its internet services. Our goal in doing this is to further improve the website and continue to adapt it to user needs.
You have two options for governing the use of cookies:

a) through the corresponding settings in your browser software

b) through your selection in the overlaid dialogues when you first visit our website. You can change this selection at any time in the cookie setting options found under the “Use of cookies” section of our privacy policy.

However, such changes may prevent you from using all functions of this website to their full extent.

Links to external websites

Our website contains links to other organisations’ websites. We have no control over these providers’ compliance with data protection regulations. Continuous monitoring of the content of these websites is neither intended nor feasible. The publisher expressly dissociates himself from any content which may infringe criminal or liability laws or breaches moral and ethical standards. In such cases, we would be grateful if you would notify the webmaster.

Withdrawal of consent

You may withdraw any consent granted to us for the collection or processing of your personal data with future effect at any time. Upon receipt of your withdrawal notification, your personal data will be deleted immediately. This excludes the data required for fulfilment of service provision obligations under contracts with you, data required to protect our legitimate business interests, or data governed by statutory retention obligations.

Your rights

As required by law, we will be pleased to provide you with information about your personal data stored by us upon written request. We will also make corrections or deletions, as appropriate, at your written request. If the data is governed by statutory retention obligations, it will merely be locked, preventing any further use.

In addition, you have the following rights in respect of your personal data held by us:
the right to request a restriction on processing; the right to object to processing; the right to data transfer. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection regulator about our processing of your personal data.


If you would like further information about the handling of your personal data by DEval or have a question about your personal data, you have the following ways of contacting us:

Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH /

German Institute for Development Evaluation
Fritz-Schäffer-Str. 26
53113 Bonn, Germany
T: +49 228-336907-0

Our Data Protection Officer is:
Andreas Werner
Infora GmbH
Friedrichstraße 200
10117 Berlin
T: +49 (0) 30-893658-58