Data Protection


We would like to make the use of our website easy and transparent. Therefore, here we inform about the processing of personal data while using our website.

Accountability and contact

For data processing in this website, the responsible agency for basic data protection regulation (abbreviated in the following DSGVO) is:
Project Office for Sustainability Research in Vietnam (VD-Office)
No. 16, Alley 4, Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Tel .: +84 (0)24 3203 9069


The conditions might be revised or adapted. We therefore recommend that you review this privacy policy from time to time. In case of significant changes, we will also announce it on the website.

Data processing when accessing our website

Access data and logging
When you visit our website with your browser, information is exchanged between your browser and our web server. The provider of the web server automatically creates so-called “Server-Logfiles” and collects the following data:

  • Visited website (File name or URL)
  • Time of access (Date & Time)
  • Amount of data sent
  • Source / reference, from which our internet offer was called (so-called “Referrer URL”)
  • Used browser
  • Operating system used
  • Used IP address (possibly in anonymous form)

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. A transfer or other use of this data does not take place. If there are specific indications of illegal use of our website, we reserve the right to subsequently check the Server Logfiles.


This website uses the so-called “Cookies”. These are small text files stored by the browser in a location (such as the hard disk) on your device. Such cookies set to some extent process user information such as browser data or IP address values. Some of them are called “Session Cookies”, which are automatically deleted after closing your browser. Furthermore, cookies can also serve to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website. Although these so-called “Persistent Cookies” are not deleted when you close your browser, they are automatically deleted after a certain period of time. This duration can vary from cookie to cookie. If we have integrated third-party services (for example map material) at certain points, cookies may also be set by this external site. Further details of such services are listed separately below in the sections labeled “Data Processing and External Services”.

With the use of cookies, we want to make the use of our website easier and simpler. If personal data are also processed, the processing is according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 b DSGVO either for the execution of the contract or pursuant to Art. 6 Abs. 1 f DSGVO to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the Internet offer and a customer-friendly and effective Design of the page visit.

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can change these settings yourself, for example, deactivate/prevent the saving or you can at least be informed directly by setting a cookie. These settings vary from browser to browser. More information can usually be found in the help menu of your browser.

By using cookies, we can facilitate the use of our website. We would also like to point out that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

Data processing when contacting

You can contact us via one or more provided e-mail addresses. The personal data transmitted in this process are automatically stored (Art. 6 Abs. 1 b, (f) DSGVO, or § 14 TMG). The storage is only for the purpose of processing your request or contacting us.

If the request has been finally processed and clarified, the data on our site will be deleted, provided this does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements.
When communicating by e-mail, complete data security can not be guaranteed, so we recommend that you send confidential information by post.

Storage and duration

Data economy and data avoidance are important to us. Therefore, we hold your personal data only until the processes described here are completed or as prescribed by the statutory retention periods. If these deadlines have expired or the respective purpose has been eliminated, we delete or block this data.


We have taken organizational and technical measures to prevent accidental or intentional unauthorized access to your personal information. This includes, for example, the use of encryption methods such as SSL. However, absolute or 100% protection with regard to the use of the Internet and the transmission of data is not possible.

Rights of the person concerned

On the basis of Art. 7 Abs. 3 DSGVO (“Right of Withdrawal of the Data Subject”), you can revoke your once granted consent to the processing of data at any time with effect for the future. If further processing can not be based on a legal basis for consentless processing, we will immediately delete your data. The legality of the processing up to this time of the revocation remains unaffected.

Please use the contact address given above under “Responsibility and contact”.

Information and change
On the basis of Art. 15 DSGVO (“Right to information of the data subject”), you can ask us if and which personal data we hold about you. Likewise, at your request, we correct or complete your data stored in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO (“Right to correction”).

Please use the contact address given above under “Responsibility and contact”.

Issue, transferability and deletion
In the context of Art. 20 DSGVO (“Right to Data Transferability”), you may receive your data stored in a machine-readable format. Of course, according to Art. 17 DSGVO (“Right to Cancel”), we will also comply with your request to remove your personal data, insofar as no statutory storage requirements preclude this.

Please use the contact address given above under “Responsibility and contact”.