Privacy Policy

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the “GDPR”), “processing” refers to any operation or set of operations such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the processing of such data either under our own control or in conjunction with others. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use to optimize our website and improve the user experience which may result in said third parties also processing data they collect and control.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

  1. Information about us as controllers of your data
    The rights of users and data subjects
    III. Information about the data processing
  1. Information about us as controllers of your data

The party responsible for this website (the “controller”) for purposes of data protection law is:

Digital Skills Accelerator Africa e. V.
Maastrichter Straße 38a

50672 Cologne

Telephone: +49 221500 545 27


The controller’s data protection officer is:

Martin Hecker

  1. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing to be described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to information about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users, and data subjects have the right to object to the controller’s future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

III. Information about the data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the deletion of the same is not in breach of any statutory storage obligations or unless otherwise stipulated below.

How do we collect your data?

Whenever you view our website, we will collect certain technically required information to be able to display our website to you. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) f GDPR:
IP address; date and time of the request; time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT); content of the request (concrete page); access status/HTTP status code; respective transmitted data volume; website from which the request originated; browser; operating system and interface; language and version of the browser software.

We collect the data that you submit through our contact form. This information helps us better handle your request. The information is communicated on voluntarily basis and with your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR. You also agree, that we may contact you through the provided e-mail address in order to respond to your request. It is your right to revoke your consent at any time. Your personal information may be added to our CRM system or other internal data bases.

How will we use your data?

Digital Skills Accelerator Africa e. V. uses your data for the following purposes:

  • for communication purposes. If you contact us via email or the contact form, the data you provide will be used for the purpose of processing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; otherwise, we will not be able to answer it in full or at all.
  • to improve user experience
  • to improve our website

How will we store your data?

Your data will be deleted once we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no further legal obligation to store your data, such as if an order or contract resulted therefrom. We will store your data on a secure cloud-based CRM platform.

What are cookies and why are we using them?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. This website may use several cookie types:

  • Transient cookies

As soon as you close your browser these cookies will automatically be deleted. Through the use of e.g. session cookies, your computer will be recognized if you return to our website. These session cookies will be deleted as soon as the browser is closed.

  • Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predefined period. The predefined period varies depending on the type of cookie. You are able to delete these cookies in your browser security settings.

Preventing cookies

You are able to prevent the use of cookies by refusing to accept all cookies. This may lead to a limitation regarding the functionality of this website.

Why we use cookies

We mainly use cookies to collect information about your website visit, followed links, browser/device/IP information and viewed content.

Social bookmarks

Our website includes social bookmarks (e.g. Instagram, LinkedIn, Xing). They are integrated as links to the respective services. You will be forwarded to the page of the respective provider as soon as you click on the integrated graphic. Your user information will only then be transmitted to that provider. Please read the privacy statements of the respective providers for more information on how they handle your personal information.

Website Analysis

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043). The use includes the operating mode Universal Analytics, which allows us to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID. Google Analytics uses cookies that enable it to analyse your use of the website. This information is transmitted to a Google Server in the United States, where it is stored. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be connected with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of this website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide other services connected with the website usage and internet usage to the operators of the website. Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is § 15 (3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.

You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software; please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website if you do.

Privacy policies of other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website. Please read their privacy policy if you click on a link to another website.

Changes to our privacy policies

Our company keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 8 May 2020.