Privacy Policy (CBIB+)

This Privacy Statement is meant to inform how CBIB+ collects, stores, processes, uses and protects personal information in the context of the services available on the website. This statement is also for informing the user about the user’s rights and how to contact CBIB+ in case the user has any questions regarding the processing of personal information. The processing of personal data will be based on the principles stated in this Statement. However, there may be more detailed guidelines and privacy statements in, such as banners and info screens, for highlighting some of the most important aspects of the processing of personal data.

If the user does not approve the processing of personal data according to this Statement and any other guidelines and privacy statements, the user may not be able to benefit from all aspects of and, thus, the user may not be able to register to

1 Data Controller

The data controller is Cross-Border Institution Building phase III project that is implemented by a consortium led by GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (hereinafter referred also as “CBIB+” or “we”).

2 Register matters

For inquiries regarding the processing of personal data, you may contact us by e-mail:

3 Name of the register

CBIB+ register for users of and project partners.

4 The purpose of personal data processing

This Privacy Statement will be applied to persons who use the website (and any applications thereof). As the content of is mainly for professional purposes, CBIB+ does not, in general, aim at children.

CBIB+ processes personal data from the following sources:

  1. Processing of personal data collected from the registered users
  2. Processing of personal data received from the programmes/project partners

CBIB+ may collect personal data considered as necessary for identifying the user. The personal data is collected from the user himself/herself but it may also originate from programmes/project partners as described below.

CBIB+ delivers newsletters, event information and communication letters to registered users. All such communication will include instructions on how to unsubscribe such communication in the future. In case a user decides to unsubscribe, CBIB+ may still provide email communication in case it is necessary for any of the legitimate purposes and compliance obligations.

5 Regular information sources and types of information collected by CBIB+

The processing of personal data is first and foremost based on the consent received from users. In case a user erases his or her consent CBIB+ will not process the data any further and any and all data will be erased unless the processing is in CBIB+’s legitimate interests (such as administering user account or contacting the user), or processing is necessary for complying with any legal obligation.

I Data received from the data subject

I.1 user’s personal information

Personal data relating to a user are mainly collected from the user and from user’s interactions with CBIB+. CBIB+ collects the e-mail address and account credentials, such as password, of a person registering to Once registered, the e-mail address will be used for creating and administering the user account and for communication with the registered user, such as posting newsletters and information on upcoming events and developments in, as well as e-forum (that is available to only limited number of stakeholders). Registered users may unsubscribe the newsletter.

I.2 Own and third-party tracking technologies

CBIB+ receives personal data through system logs and technologies that automatically collect user information. In CBIB+ uses its own cookies and also allows third parties to use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies in order to better reach any web users that can benefit from using and to better manage the website. For more information on cookies and online behavioural advertising see:


II Data received from programmes and public sources

CBIB+ receives information and documents from programmes. The information and documents may contain e-mail addresses of persons involved in projects and communicated to CBIB+. Information may also originate from a publicly available source. Once the e-mail address is received, CBIB+ will send to the e-mail address information on the purpose of the processing of the e-mail address and also how to terminate the processing.

The above-mentioned sending of information will be made in connection with the need to guarantee the accuracy of the data in CBIB+ systematically sends e-mail messages to all the project partners’ e-mails listed in the database to guarantee, as much as possible, that those e-mail addresses are working.

6 Regular information disclosure

CBIB+ may disclose information to data processors which process the data on behalf of CBIB+. In case is transferred to another legal person the personal data may be disclosed in the context of the transfer. The data processors are companies providing hosting and maintenance services for website. The data processors are located in the European Union or in the countries that are beneficiaries of Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). Unless otherwise instructed in the Privacy Statement, CBIB+ shall not disclose the personal data to other third parties without the consent of the data subject unless it is required by law or it is required for the reporting and auditing procedures to which CBIB+ is subjected.

7 Storage and securing of personal information

Personal data are collected to databases protected with firewalls, passwords and with other technical and organisational procedures for protecting the data from illegal and unauthorised use and deletion of the data. All personal data are saved and processed on servers that are located in the European Union or in the IPA countries. If the data are processed exceptionally outside of the European Union or of the IPA countries, CBIB+ will confirm the compliance with personal data regulation with respect to all transfers. In addition, CBIB+ will adopt adequate standard contractual clauses with respect to all transfers to third countries.

CBIB+ will retain the personal data only as long as the data subject remains as a registered user or as long as it is necessary for fulfilling CBIB+’s contractual and legal obligations, including answering and defending any claim or legal dispute, and also as long as the processing is in the legitimate interest of CBIB+.

8 The rights of the data subject

The user as a data subject has the right:

  • To access their own personal data and to rectify inaccurate or incomplete data. Requests for review must be in writing. Requests for rectification must specify the data to be rectified;
  • To have their personal data erased (“the right to be forgotten”)
  • To object the processing of personal data in certain situations;
  • To restrict the processing of their personal data;
  • To object to the disclosure and processing of their data for direct marketing and other marketing.

The data subject has the right at any time to lodge a complaint with the appropriate supervisory authority in the country where the data subject lives, works or where the claimed breach has taken place.

9 Changes to the Record of Processing Activities

This Privacy Statement may be updated or changed if it is necessary. The latest version will be accessible in  Continuing the use of will be considered as approval of the amended sections. All updates will be informed duly.