Privacy Policy

Data protection and use of this website

The use of the Internet pages of partnership for development GmbH (p4d) is possible without any indication of personal data. In case of necessary processing of personal data, this always occurs in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations.
The website of the p4d collects a series of general data and information when you calls up the website, stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, the partnership for development GmbH does not draw any conclusions about your person. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, p4d analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically.

As the controller, p4d has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website and other systems, e.g. loss of data, destruction, access, adjustment or processing by unauthorised persons. This occurs e.g. by SSL-encryption. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed.
Your personal data will be routinely blocked or erased in the processes of regularly implemented audits, if there are no purposes of processing or legal storage periods applicable.

Purposes and legal basis for the processing by p4d and third parties

We process your personal data only on purposes that allow the processing, on the basis of legal requirements. p4d processes your data e.g.:

  • when we have obtained your consent for a specific processing purpose (Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR),
  • when your data is necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures (Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR),
  • if the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party (Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR),
  • if our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required (Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR),
  • if the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of a person (Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR),
  • if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by p4d or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of personal data.

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner).


The p4d Internet pages use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser. Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate your individual browser from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.
Through the use of cookies, p4d can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.
By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. The purpose of the recognition via cookies is to make it easier for users to utilize our website.
You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

Newsletter and use of CleverReach

On this p4d website, you can sign up for our free newsletter. p4d uses the supplier CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede to organise and analyse the distribution of our newsletter. The data you provide to subscribe to our newsletter will be stored on CleverReach servers in Germany / Ireland.

Newsletter Tracking
Sending our newsletters with CleverReach enables us to analyze the behavior of our newsletter recipients, so we can find out how many recipients have opened the email containing the newsletter and how often various links contained therein are clicked. Please click here for more information on how data is analyzed by CleverReach.

Google reCAPTCHA
CleverReach uses Google reCAPTCHA to check and prevent automated servers (bots) from accessing and interacting with our website. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043.
This service allows Google to determine from which website your request has been sent and from which IP address the reCAPTCHA input box has been used. In addition to your IP address, Google may collect other information necessary to provide and guarantee this service.
Google offers detailed information in their Privacy Policy concerning the general handling of your user data.

Unsubscribe from p4d newsletter
To unsubscribe from our newsletter, we provide a link in every newsletter we send, and you can also unsubscribe by directly contacting p4d. Your data will be deleted from our servers and those of CleverReach automatically within one week, if there are no legal storage periods applicable.
For more information, please see the privacy policy of CleverReach.

Use of Google Analytics

On this website, p4d has integrated the component of Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

Anonymization function
For the web analytics through Google Analytics, p4d uses the application “_gat. _anonymizeIp”. By means of this application the IP address of your Internet connection is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the EU or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Google Analytics places a cookie on your electronic devise. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by p4d and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, your Internet browser will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as your IP address.
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the USA. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.
You may prevent the setting of cookies through our website as mentioned above.

Objection of data collection
In addition, you have the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a browser add-on under the link and install it.
Please note that if you delete the cookies in your browser settings, this may also delete the opt-out cookie and its re-activation may become necessary.
For further information, please visit the applicable data protection provisions of Google and the Google Analytics Terms of Service. Google Analytics is further explained here.

Use of Google Maps

We use the Google Maps component of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter Google.
Google sets a cookie in order to process the user configuration and data when the page with the integrated Google Maps component is displayed. As a general rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but rather expires after a certain time.
If you do not agree with this processing of your data, you may choose to deactivate the Google Maps service and thereby prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use Google Maps or at least only to a limited extent.
The use of Google Maps and the information obtained through Google Maps is according to Google’s Terms of Use as well as the additional Terms & Conditions for Google Maps.

Social Media Plugins

The p4d website provides the use of so-called social media buttons.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet website, which is operated by p4d and into which a social media plugins was integrated, the web browser on your electronic devise is automatically prompted to download display of the corresponding plugin from the respective enterprise. During the course of this technical procedure, the respective enterprise is made aware of what specific sub-site of our website was visited by you.
If you are logged in at the same time on your user account of the respective enterprise, the enterprise detects with every call-up to our website – and for the entire duration of your stay – which specific sub-site of our Internet page was visited by you. This information is collected through each social media plugin and associated with your respective user account – regardless whether you click on the plugin or not. If you, in addition, click on one of the social media buttons integrated into our website, then the respective enterprise matches this information with your user account of and stores the personal data.
If such a transmission of information to any of the enterprises mentioned below is not desirable for you, then you may prevent this by logging off from all user accounts before a call-up to our website is made.

We integrate social media plugins of the following enterprises on our website:

Use of Facebook plugins
On this website, p4d has integrated components of the social network Facebook.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
An overview of all the Facebook Plugins may be accessed under the given link.
The data protection guideline published by Facebook provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it is explained there what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook.

Use of Google+ plugins
On this website, p4d has integrated plugins by the social network Google+.
The operating company of Google+ is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.
Next to the mentioned above, Google is also able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored on Google. Google further records this personal information with the purpose of optimizing its various services.
Further information may be retrieved in the data protection provisions of Google. More references from Google about the Google+ 1 button may be obtained here.

Use of LinkedIn plugins
On this website, p4d has integrated components of the social network LinkedIn.
The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, UNITED STATES. For privacy matters outside of the UNITED STATES LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.
Further information about the LinkedIn plug-in may be accessed here.
LinkedIn provides in their guest controls the possibility to unsubscribe from e-mail messages, SMS messages and targeted ads, as well as the ability to manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses affiliates such as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame. The setting of such cookies may be denied here.
For further information, please visit the applicable privacy policy for LinkedIn and the LinkedIn Cookie Policy.

Use of Twitter plugins
On this website, p4d has integrated components of the publicly-accessible microblogging service Twitter on which users may publish and spread so-called tweets which available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter.
The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.
Further information about the Twitter buttons and cookies is available here and in the applicable data protection provisions of Twitter.

Use of Xing plugins
On this website, p4d has integrated components of the social network XING.
Further information about the XING plugin the may be accessed here.
The data protection provisions published by XING provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by XING. In addition, XING has published privacy notices for the XING share button.

Use of YouTube / Zazudesign embedded videos
On our website, we use components of

  • YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company belonging to Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
  • Zazudesign, Ob der Au 22, 78737 Fluorn-Winzeln, Deutschland

When you display a page that has an embedded video, a connection will be made to the YouTube or Zazudesign server and the content will appear on the website via a communication to your browser.
For further information about data protection, please visit the Privacy Policies by YouTube and Zazudesign.

Use of Zoom

p4d uses the video conferencing tool Zoom from the American software company Zoom Video Communications. The company’s headquarters are located in San Jose, 55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor, CA 95113, California, for video conferences with customers, business partners, clients and employees. A contract for commissioned data processing with Zoom exists.

If you use Zoom, data is also collected from you so that Zoom can provide its services. On the one hand, this is data that you consciously make available to the company. This includes, for example, your name, telephone number or e-mail address. On the other hand, data is also automatically transmitted to Zoom and stored. This includes for example technical data of your browser or your IP address. You can find more information in Zoom’s data protection declaration.

Use of Howspace

P4d uses the asynchronous collaboration platform Howspace from the Finnish software company Howspace Oy, headquartered at Bulevardi 6 A 14, 00120 Helsinki, Finland, for projects and knowledge management with customers, business partners, clients and employees. A contract for commissioned data processing with Howspace exists.

If you use Howspace, data is collected from you, so that Howspace can provide its services. For example, Howspace can collect and process the following user data from users: First and last name; address details, telephone number, e-mail address, other personal data provided by users themselves, information provided by users when they evaluate our services or give feedback on our services, other data about users that the customer of Howspace enters the service. Howspace collects and processes user data exclusively in connection with the use of the Howspace service and the Howspace website and stores them on European servers. More information can be found in Howspace’s privacy policy.

Use of Microsoft Teams

p4d uses the Microsoft Teams tool from the American software company Microsoft Corporation for chats, file transfer and video conferences with customers, business partners, clients and employees. The company’s headquarters are located at One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399 USA. There is a contract for contract data processing with Zoom.

If you use MS Teams, data is also collected from you to enable Microsoft to provide its services. On the one hand, this is data that you deliberately provide to the company. This includes, for example, your name, your telephone number or your e-mail address. For more information, please see the Microsoft privacy policy.

Use of Cisco Webex

p4d uses the Cisco Webex video platform from the American software company Cisco Systems, Inc. with headquarters at 170 West Tasman Dr., San Jose, CA 95134 USA, for projects and digital events with customers, business partners, clients and employees. There is a contract for commissioned data processing with Cisco.

If you use Webex, data is collected from you so that Cisco Webex can provide its services. On the one hand, this is data that you consciously provide to the company. This includes for example your name, your telephone number or your e-mail address. You can find further information in the Cisco Webex privacy policy.

Change and adaption of our Privacy Policy

p4d reserves the right to change and adapt our privacy policy according to current law regulations or modifications of our services. For your next visit, the adapted privacy policy will apply.

Your rights and contact opportunities

At any time, you are entitled to make use of the following rights using the contact data given below:

  • Right of confirmation, if your personal data is being processed by p4d,
  • Right of accessto obtain free information about your personal data, all processed made with it and a copy of the given data,
  • Right to rectificationto obtain from p4d without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data,
  • Right to erasureyour personal data processed by p4d,
  • Right of restriction of processingyour personal data, if there are no legal claims applicable,
  • Right to data portability, if you have agreed in the processing by p4d or if we agreed in a contract,
  • Right to objectagainst any use of your personal data by p4d.

If you signed a data protection consent with p4d, you have at any time the right to withdraw that consent with effect for the future. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy or need disclosure of your personal data, please feel free to contact us:

p4d | partnership for development GmbH
Willy-Brandt-Allee 4
53113 Bonn, Germany
Fon: +49 – 228 – 98164 – 60
Fax: +49 – 228 – 98164 – 64

partnership for development GmbH, September 2018