Privacy and data protection

Data protection policy of KfW Stiftung

You can rely on us for the protection and safe keeping of your personal information: KfW Stiftung recognises that respecting your privacy in the processing of personal data is an important issue.

This website collects and processes anonymised data for the purpose of continuously improving and analysing our online services; anonymised means that the data is modified to rule out any possibility of linking it back to users. Pseudonyms are created for anonymised user profiles and are used to replace names or any other details that are indicative of the user's identity, ensuring that users can no longer be identified. These provisions also apply to any cookies used to collect and store anonymised data. In no event shall that data be used to identify visitors (assuming that technology allows for such identification) or be linked to the data about the individuals to whom pseudonyms are allocated.

Some information may be stored on your computer with the help of "cookies" which allow us to optimise our website to match your preferences. This data cannot be linked back to individual users, thus preserving their anonymity.

Other personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or email address is not recorded unless you have provided this information voluntarily. Almost all of the KfW Stiftung web pages can be used without the need to provide personal details.

A small number of services and offers on our web pages require you to enter personal information (for instance when making enquiries or using online services) if you wish to use them. Such personal data will only be collected, processed and used if it has been given voluntarily.

KfW Stiftung will not share any personal information it has obtained from you with third parties without your express consent.

We have implemented technological and organisational security measures to protect the personal data that you have communicated to us against random or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continually improved using state-of-the-art technology. As a matter of course, our employees are obliged to maintain strict confidentiality as required under Sec. 5 of the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG). Should you have any questions regarding the treatment of your personal information, you can contact our data protection officer at KfW Stiftung, who is equally at your disposal for any enquiries, suggestions or complaints you might have and for requests asking that data should be corrected or deleted. The data protection officer is responsible for monitoring compliance with the above-named data protection provisions. These data protection provisions only apply to KfW Stiftung's web pages.

Opt-out of data collection

Pursuant to Sec. 15 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG), website users have the right to opt out of the storage of their collected and anonymised user data, effectively preventing all future collection of such data.

To opt out of Webtrekk web controlling, a cookie named webtrekkOptOut will be created by the domain kfw-stiftung.de. The opt-out is effective until you delete the cookie. Please click on the following link to complete the opt-out.

Create opt-out cookie

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Your opt-out has been duly registered and your web browser will not be included in web analytics. Your opt-out has been stored in a cookie named webtrekkOptOut. Please refrain from deleting this cookie as otherwise you will need to repeat the opt-out in order to be excluded from web analytics.