Secretariat for the Development Partners Working Group on Decentralisation and Local Governance is located at:
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Bonn and Eschborn, Germany
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40
53113 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 228 44 60-0
Fax: +49 228 44 60-17 66
Phone: +49 61 96 79-0
Fax: +49 61 96 79-11 15
Local court (Amtsgericht) Bonn, Germany: HRB 18384
Local court (Amtsgericht) Frankfurt am Main, Germany: HRB 12394
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Dr Friedrich Kitschelt, State Secretary
Tanja Gönner (Chair of the Management Board)
Dr Christoph Beier (Vice-Chair of the Management Board)
Dr Hans-Joachim Preuß
Webdesign & Production:
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Tel: +49(0) – 221 – 511109
Fax: +49(0) – 0221 – 511129
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Piwik web analytics and user tracking “privacy compliant”
Automatically anonymised visitor IPs
By default, Piwik stores any visitors IP address in the database for each new visitor. If a user has a static IP address this means his browsing history could be easily tracked across several days and even across websites tracked within the same Piwik server.
To ensure that the visitors IP is not stored, which is Personally Identifiable Information (PII), IP anonymisation is enabled, with at least 2 bytes masked from the IP.
Deletion of old visitors logs
Piwik is configured to automatically delete the older logs from the database. For privacy reasons, we keep the detailed Piwik logs for only 3 to 6 months and delete older log data.
Web analytics opt-out feature (using an iFrame)
Below, visitors can “opt-out” being tracked by the Piwik server. By default, all of the website visitors are tracked, but if you opt-out by clicking on the iframe link, a cookie ‘piwik_ignore’ will be set. All visitors with a piwik_ignore cookie will not be tracked.
Respect DoNotTrack preference
Do Not Track is a technology and policy proposal that enables users to opt out of tracking by websites they do not visit, including analytics services, advertising networks, and social platforms. By default, Piwik respects users preference and will not track visitors which have specified “I do not want to be tracked” in their web browsers. For more information about DoNotTrack, check out donottrack.us.