Data protection notice according to GDPR Art. 13
www.pau-au.africa is a collaboration between
Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40, 53113 Bonn
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1 – 5, 65760 Eschborn
Contact details of the data protection officer:
The Pan African University (PAU)
Rue 1777 Joseph MBALLA ELOUMDEN – Nlongkak – Bastos
BP: 5383 Yaoundé, Cameroun
Contact details of the data protection officer:
GIZ and PAU are joint controllers within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR.
Information on the processing of collected data
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a public-benefit federal enterprise for international cooperation. GIZ works as a federal enterprise under private law. GIZ’s 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.
The Pan African University (PAU) is a continental initiative of the African Union Commission to revitalize higher education and research in Africa. PAU is envisaged as an academic continental network of higher education institutes of excellence for postgraduate studies and advanced research in all five geographical regions of Africa. The African Virtual and e-University, which was early declared a flagship project of the Agenda 2063 is to be operationalized as the open, distance and e-learning arm of the PAU. PAU aims to close the gaps in the African higher education in accordance with international standards, and to train young Africans to become the continent’s future leaders in science, government, business and civil society.
The following information is stored for each page you view and each file you download:
- Technical details of the browser used
- Anonymous IP address
- Date and time
- Page opened/name of the file downloaded
- Quantity of data transferred
- Notification of whether viewing or download was successful
Session cookies do not include any personal data and expire at the end of each session, or after the completion of a user survey, which is conducted as a rule every two years. We do not use methods such as Java applets or ActiveX controls that make it possible to track your browsing behaviour.
Information produced by cookies is shared only with the internally operated server. It is never shared with third parties. Data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1 f) of the GDPR for the purpose of pursuing the controller’s legitimate interests, in this case to improve the website.
You have the right to object to the processing of your user data for the purpose of user behaviour analysis by clicking "decline" on the consent banner prompted in your browser when you visit the website. Note, however, that this may impact the functionality of some parts of the website.
Notes regarding objection
If you clicked on the "Decline" option on the banner, an opt-out cookie is stored on your device to prevent your user data from being collected when you visit this site. For the cookie to be effective, it must be stored on every device you use to visit the site. As the cookie is stored in the browser (the program used to access websites), it must be stored on each browser if you use more than one browser per device (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox). You should also note that if you delete all cookies, you will also delete the opt-out cookie and will have to reinstall it.
Any personal details collected as part of the press mailing list subscription will only be used for the purpose of processing the subscription.
Your details will not be passed onto third parties. No use will be made of your details for consulting purposes, for advertising or for market research. If you cancel your subscription, all your personal details will be deleted from our database. Once you have entered your address, you will receive an email containing a confirmation link. Clicking on this link confirms that your email address and subscription request are genuine. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
Contact and order forms
For contact and order forms, your title, first name, family name and email address are processed.
Under Article 6 (1 b) of the GDPR, this data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, in this case for the purpose of receiving your enquiry entered in the contact form. Your data is never shared with third parties. Your data is transmitted to GIZ and PAU using SSL encryption, which makes it very difficult for unauthorised parties to access your data. As with enquiries sent to GIZ via email, enquiries sent via a contact form are deleted following a 12 months retention period.
Other web-based services
When you use other web-based services that require the submission of more extensive personal data, such as event registrations and online applications, an additional data protection declaration adapted to those services will apply.
Links to other websites
Duration of data retention
Personal data are regularly deleted when:
- they are no longer needed for contractual purposes (e.g. for employment, top-ups, rental, sale or service contracts)
- when the individuals concerned have not given any separate authorisation
- when statutory data storage obligations and periods have expired.
Reference to user rights
If you have questions or complaints about this website, you can contact the above-mentioned email addresses of the GIZ data protection officer or the PAU data protection officer.
You are entitled to object to the processing of your data at any time. You also have the right to request information about the personal data collected about you through this website, to have your data corrected if necessary, or to demand the restriction of processing or the deletion of the data. Any data protection request must be addressed to one of the above-mentioned email addresses of GIZ or PAU data protection officers.
You are also entitled to file a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority. The responsible authority in the case of GIZ is the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI). The role of the responsible authority in the case of PAU is determined by the African Union Commission in accordance to the African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection.