Legal and data protection

Legal Information

International Tax Compact

The ITC Secretariat is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

ITC Secretariat
c/o GIZ Office Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32
53113 Bonn

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Registered offices

Bonn and Eschborn

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36
53113 Bonn
T +49 228 44 60-0
F +49 228 44 60-17 66

Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1 - 5
65760 Eschborn
T +49 61 96 79-0
F +49 61 96 79-11 15


Registered at

Local court (Amtsgericht) Bonn, Germany: HRB 18384
Local court (Amtsgericht) Frankfurt am Main, Germany: HRB 12394

VAT no.

DE 113891176

Chairperson of the Supervisory Board

Jochen Flasbarth
State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Management Board

Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel (Chair of the Management Board)

Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven (Vice-Chair)

Anna Sophie Herken 


Copyright 2023 GIZ. All rights reserved.


This website has been compiled with the utmost care. Nevertheless, GIZ gives no guarantee that the information provided is current, accurate, complete or error-free. GIZ accepts no liability for damage or loss arising directly or indirectly from the use of this website, provided it has not been caused intentionally or by gross negligence.

GIZ expressly reserves the right to modify, append and delete the website in part or in whole without prior notice, or to halt publication completely or for a limited period.

This website contains links to external sites. Responsibility for the content of the external sites linked to this website always lies with their respective publishers. When the links to these sites were first posted, GIZ checked the third-party content to establish whether it could give rise to civil or criminal liability. However, the constant review of the linked external sites cannot reasonably be expected without concrete indication of a violation of rights. If GIZ itself becomes aware or is notified by a third party that a linked external site gives rise to civil or criminal liability, it will remove the link to this site immediately. GIZ expressly dissociates itself from such content.

Any geographical maps are for informational purposes only and do not constitute recognition of international boundaries or regions; GIZ makes no claims concerning the accuracy of the maps nor assumes any liability resulting from the use of the information therein.

Links to the GIZ homepage are admissible if the GIZ website retrieved becomes the sole content of the browser window.

Web design and development: Lucid. Berlin GmbH

Data protection

Data processing is the responsibility of the ITC Secretariat hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The ITC and GIZ take the protection of personal data very seriously. For more information on how GIZ processes personal data click here

Registered office of the company:
ITC Secretariat
c/o Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Postal address:
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36, 53113 Bonn
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1–5, 65760 Eschborn


Contact details of the data protection officer:

If you have any questions, complaints or concerns about this website or about the ITC Secretariat privacy policy, please contact us. You may also contact the GIZ data protection officer. You have also the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible data protection supervisory authority. The responsible authority in this case is the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).

Website Analytics

The ITC Secretariat has contracted a third-party service provider to track and analyse non-personally identifiable information about the usage of the ITC Secretariat website. All data collected by the service provider, Lucid. Berlin GmbH, is owned and used by the ITC Secretariat. The service provider uses Matomo to analyse user behaviour.

Cookies collect information about user behaviour on the site, including the abbreviated IP address of the device being used, and send it to the server. The server anonymises the information and stores it for the purpose of analysing user behaviour. The state of current technology ensures that, once information has been anonymised, it can no longer be traced back to the originating device or connection. Information produced by cookies is shared only with the internally operated server. It is never shared with third parties and is not transferred to third countries.

Data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1 f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (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. 

You have given consent to process your usage data if you have clicked on "Ok, I agree" on the Cookie Popup. If so, you can withdraw your consent at any time by clicking the button "Privacy Policy" at the bottom of the page.

In other words, information collected is non-personally identifiable, and only summaries of visitor’s behaviour are produced. Examples of this type of information include statistics on which pages are most popular and which are least popular. The information collected cannot be traced back to a particular individual. The purpose of this data collection is so that the ITC Secretariat can better understand the preferences of its visitors and improve its site and services. This information collected is never connected with any personal information you supply to us if you register on our website. Recording the IP address and information such as browser type and operating system helps the ITC Secretariat learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access our site. This information is never connected with the personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.


You might find embedded videos from YouTube. The platform (YouTube) may independently process your personal data in the form of cookies. Such processing is usually subject to your prior consent, which you may freely grant or refuse. The ITC and GIZ are not in any way responsible for such processing.

Duration of Data Retention

Personal data are regularly deleted when:
    • The individuals concerned have not given any separate authorisation,
    • Statutory data storage obligations and periods have expired.

Reference to User Rights

You are entitled to:
    • Object to data processing,
    • Enquire about your personal data and its processing,
    • Have this corrected if necessary, or to request restriction of processing or the erasure of the data.
The data will then be erased from our system.


The ITC Secretariat employs a range of technologies to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.