Data privacy statement

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Namibia Office (hereinafter referred to as “FES Namibia”) and the Namibia Institute of Democracy (hereinafter referred to as “NID”) appreciate your visit to this website and your interest in Dialogue on Namibia’s past.

We take the security, confidentiality and integrity of your personal data serious. The following privacy policy explains how your personal data is processed while visiting this website.

1. Controller

Responsible for the processing of your personal data as joint controllers are
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Namibia Office, 95 John Meinert Street, Windhoek, Namibia
Namibia Institute of Democracy, 70-72 Dr. Frans Indongo Street, Windhoek, Namibia.

2. Transfer of personal data

As part of the data processing, the data may be transmitted to other entities, companies, legally independent organizational units or persons or may be disclosed to them. The recipients of the data may include, e.g. service providers commissioned with hosting services or providers of services and content that are integrated into this website. In such cases, we take care to ensure the security of your personal data. Further information on recipients can be found in the following chapters of this privacy policy.

3. Processing of your personal data on this website

3.1 Processing of your personal data on this website

Personal data is processed when you visit this website. This involves technical connection data of the server access, the following data categories:

  • IP address, date, time, requested page, browser information.

The processing of this information serves the following purposes in particular:

  • Delivery and provision of the website
  • Monitoring the technical function
  • Increasing the operational security of our web server
  • Anonymisation and compilation of statistics.

This processing is carried out with regard to an economic interest in the secure and functioning operation of the technical systems.
For the purpose of operating the website, this data is passed on to Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG, Königsberger Straße 4-6, 32339 Espelkamp, Germany as a service provider (hosting as a processor).

3.2 Cookies

Cookies are set on this website. Cookies are small text files that are produced by a website during your visit and stored on your device. By selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, you can manage and prevent the storage of cookies and the transfer of the data collected. Cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time.

On the one hand, technically required cookies are set on this website. These cookies are required for the website to function properly and therefor cannot be deactivated. You can configure your browser to block these cookies or to inform you when they are set. However, some areas of the website may then no longer work. We have a legitimate interest in the functionality of the website.

You will be informed below about all other cookies used on this website, in particular in connection with third-party services.

3.3 Google Fonts

For the consistent display of the typeface, the fonts of the provider Google (Google fonts) are dynamically integrated on this website. This means, that the fonts are reloaded each time the website is called up. Your personal data, in particular your IP address, will be transmitted to Google in the USA on the basis of your consent.

3.4 Newsletter

In this newsletter we inform you about new content on the website and events in Namibia on topics related to Namibia’s colonial past and its consequences. We send the newsletter exclusively on the basis of your consent. The data you provide when registering for the newsletter (e-mail address, name) will be transferred to our service provider who sends the newsletter to the recipients. There are no other recipients of your personal data.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time, i.e. withdraw your consent or object to further receipt. You will find a link to unsubscribe from the newsletter either at the end of each newsletter of you can otherwise use the contact options provided at the end of this privacy policy. Once you have unsubscribed, we will remove your e-mail address from the list of recipients.

3.5 Comment function

You have the option of leaving a comment on content on this website. To leave a comment, you must enter your name and e-mail address for the purpose of any further questions. Your comment will be published with your name after it has been reviewed. Commenting on posts is voluntary. We have a legitimate interest on processing your name and e-mail address in order to be able to ask you questions and enter into an exchange with you. Your comment will remain for an indefinite period of time . We will delete any correspondence after ommission of the purpose, which regularly occurs when the queries are answered.

3.6 Youtube videos

Video content from the YouTube platform is linked on this website. This means that you will be redirected to the YouTube website when you access such videos. Google is responsible for processing your data on this website, see

4. Contacting us

When you contact us (e.g. by e-mail), the information you provide will be processed insofar as this is necessary to answer the contact request and any measures requested. Your personal data is processed for the purpose of responding to your request or message and otherwise on the basis of our legitimate interest in responding to requests and maintaining contacts.

Your data will not be passed on to third parties and will be deleted after the enquiry has been answered.

5. External links

This website may contain links to websites of other providers. If you click on these links, you will be forwarded directly from this website to the website of the other party. You can recognize this by the change of the URL. We cannot guarantee the confidential handling of your personal data on these third-party websites, as we have no influence on the data processing carried out there. Please refer directly to the websites of these providers for information on how they handle your personal data.

6. Questions

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or about data protection at FES Namibia or the NID, please contact: office(at) (FES Namibia) oder naitahishoono(at) (NID).