Aareal Bank AG welcomes you to our website and thanks you for your interest in our company. The protection of your personal data is a serious matter for us and we want you to feel safe during the visit on our websites.
We will treat any personal data you may transmit to us with reasonable care and in compliance with data protection rules. Your data will not be used for any other purpose and will not be forwarded to third parties. For confidential messages, please use the regular mail service for your own safety.
Collection and processing of personal data
In most cases, you can visit the website of Aareal Bank AG without providing any personal data to us. We only get to know the name of your internet provider and the so-called IP address he has allocated to you, the websites from which you accessed our site and the websites you visit within our internet presence. This information is evaluated for statistical purposes only, the individual user identity remains anonymous.
Personal data will only be registered and processed when you supply it (i.e. to order information material), and solely for the respective purpose.
Use and transfer of personal data and predetermination for specific purposes
All personal data handled within the scope of Aareal Bank AG’s services will be collected, processed and used according to the pertinent laws and regulations concerning the protection of personal data solely for the purpose of contract execution and to preserve qualified business interest with regards to advising and supporting our customers and interested parties and to meet the demands of product design.
Aareal Bank AG takes technical and organisational measures in order to protect the data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our safety measures are consistently being improved in accordance with the technological development. In addition, our employees are obliged to respect the data security provisions defined in the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG) and are bound by banking confidentiality.
Right to request information and public index of procedures
Pursuant to applicable law, we will inform you on request in writing whether and which personal data concerning your person will be saved. The available details according to section 4 of the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG) are summarised in our public index of procedures.
Public index of procedures
The Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz- BDSG) stipulates in section 4g that the data protection representative has to make available the following information according to section 4e of the BDSG:
- Name of responsible body:
Aareal Bank AG
- Members of the Management Board:
Herr Dr. Wolf Schumacher (Chairman)
Herr Dirk Große Wördemann
Herr Hermann J. Merkens
Herr Thomas Ortmanns
Head of Data Processing:
Herr Peter Mehta
- Address of responsible body:
- Purpose of data collection, processing or data use:
The business objectives of the company are the conduct of banking transactions of any kind, financial and other services and the of international economic relations. The business segments of Aareal Bank comprise:
- Real Estate Structured Finance
- Definition of the affected group of persons and the pertinent data or data categories:
- prospective customers
- interested parties
- communication partners (i.e. press)
- Recipients or categories of recipients who may receive data:
- public authorities in compliance with preferential legal provisions
- external contractors according to section 11 of the Federal Data Protection Act BDSG (contract data processing)
- third parties on behalf of customers or to execute / achieve the objectives listed under point 4
- Standard deadlines for the deletion of data:
Upon expiry of the statutory retention periods, the relevant data are deleted. Where no such retention periods apply, the relevant data will be deleted once the objectives specified under point 4 have ceased to exist.
- Planned transmission of data to third countries:
No transmission of data to third countries outside the EU is planned, unless in accordance with customer orders.
Aareal Bank AG
Data Protection Representative
Internal Data Protection Representative
In line with the legal provisions, Aareal Bank AG has appointed a Data Protection Representative. Should you have any questions concerning the processing of your personal data, you may contact him directly.
Dr Daniela Westphalen
Data Protection Representative
c/o Aareal Bank AG
Tel.: +49 (0) 611/348-2942
Fax: +49 (0) 611/348-72942
As at: 10/2012