We take the protection of your personal data very seriously in the collection, processing and use on the occasion of your visit to our website and want you to know when we collect what data and how we use it. We have taken the technical and organizational measures to ensure that the rules on data protection are observed by us as well as by any service providers. This privacy statement clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter “data”) within our website and the websites, functions and contents associated with it, as well as our external online presences, such as our social media profiles (hereinafter: “online offer”).
Responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the meaning of article 4 No. 7 DSGVO is
Finanz-PR & Vertriebs GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)40 40 19 99-50
Name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer of the controller is:
Michael H. Heng
C/O PJM + Partner
Any person concerned can contact our data protection officer directly for any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.
Types of data processed
Categories of persons affected
Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter: “users”), customers, interested parties, business partners.
Purpose of processing
Relevant legal bases
Article 13 DSGVO determines that we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not expressly stated in the following data protection declaration, the following shall apply:
In order to secure your data, we maintain technical and organisational security measures according to art. 32 DSGVO, which we constantly adapt to the state of the art. Measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data. We have established procedures to ensure the perception of the rights concerned, the deletion of data and the reaction to the data being compromised. We also take into account the protection of personal data by means of technical design (privacy by design) and data protection-friendly preferences (privacy by default), art. 25 DSGVO. Your personal data will be transferred to us in encrypted form. This applies to all communication conducted through our website. We use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encoding system. However, we would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet, for example, can have security gaps when communicating via e-mail.
Cooperation with processors and third parties
If we disclose data to processors or third parties as part of our processing, transmit them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is done solely on the basis of a legal permission, e.g. if you have agreed with article 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO, the transmission to third parties pursuant to article 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO is necessary for the performance of the contract, a legal obligation so provides, article 6 (1) lit. c DSGVO, or on the basis of our legitimate interests, article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. For processors, the transfer takes place on the basis of the order processing contract concluded with the processor in accordance with article 28 DSGVO.
Transmission to third countries
A transfer of data to a third country, e.g. when using third-party services, takes place only if it is to fulfil our (pre) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, due to a legal obligation or on the basis of our Legitimate interests in accordance with the aforementioned legal bases. Subject to other legal or contractual permits, we process or leave the data in a third country only in the presence of the special conditions of art. 44 ff. DSGVO (e.g. on the basis of special guarantees, such as the official recognition of an EU level of data protection (e.g. for the USA by the "Privacy shield") or observance of officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called "Standard contractual clauses").
The rights of the persons concerned
Deletion of data
Unless otherwise expressly stated, the data stored by us will be deleted in accordance with article 17 DSGVO as soon as they are no longer necessary for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with statutory retention obligations.
If the data are not deleted because they are necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing is restricted according to article 18 DSGVO, i.e. the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons. According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage is carried out in particular for 10 years according to § § 147 abs. 1 No. 1, 4 and 4a, para 3 AO, 257 paragraph. 1 No. 1 and 4, para 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trading books, taxation of relevant Documents, etc.) and 6 years pursuant to § § 147 paragraph. 1 No. 2, 3 and 5, para 3 AO, 257 paragraph 1 No. 2 and 3, paragraph 4 HGB (commercial letters).
Website operation and access to the website
The hosting services used by us at our host provider are designed to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services as well as technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating the website.
We, or our hosting provider, process stock data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta-and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offer based on our legitimate interests an efficient and secure provision of this online offer pursuant to article 6 (1) p. 1 f DSGVO in conjunction with article 28 DSGVO.
We, or our hosting provider, also process access data. These include:
We use these log data without any assignment to your person or other profiling for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of our online offer, but also for the anonymous recording of the number of visitors to our website and the extent and manner of use of our website and services, as well as for billing purposes, in order to measure the number of "clicks" received by cooperation partners. Based on this information, we can provide personalized and site-specific content, analyse traffic, troubleshoot and troubleshoot errors, and improve our services. Herein is also our legitimate interest according to article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO. We reserve the right to check the log data retrospectively if, on the basis of concrete evidence, the legitimate suspicion of illegal use exists. We store IP addresses in the log files for a limited period of time if this is necessary for security purposes or for the provision of services or the settlement of a service, for example, if you use one of our offers. After cancelling the order or after receipt of payment, we delete the IP address if it is no longer required for security purposes. We store IP addresses even if we have a specific suspicion of a crime in connection with the use of our website.
We use so-called session cookies on our pages to optimize our online offer. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent to each server when you visit a website and is cached on your hard disk. This file as such contains a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the shared session. This will allow your computer to be recognized again when you return to our website. These cookies will be deleted after you close your browser. They are used, for example, to allow you to use the basket function across multiple pages. We also use a limited amount of persistent cookies (also small text files that are stored on your device) that remain on your device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit. These cookies are stored on your hard drive and are deleted by itself after the specified time. Their lifespan is 1 month to 10 years. In this way, we can present our offer to you more user-friendly, more effective and safer, for example by displaying information tailored to your interests on the site.
When the cookie is activated, an identification number is assigned to it and an assignment of your personal data to this identification number is not made. Your name, IP address, or similar data that would allow a cookie to be assigned to you will not be placed in the cookie. Based on the cookie technology, we only receive pseudonymised information, for example, about which pages were visited. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies in advance and can decide in individual cases whether you exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain events or in general, or that cookies are completely prevented. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. This can limit the functionality of the site.
When contacting us (e.g. by e-mail, telephone or via social media), the information of the user for the processing of the contact request and its processing is according to article 6 para 1 lit. b) DSGVO processed. In answering your request, we also have a legitimate interest in processing your transmitted data in accordance with art 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. We will delete the requests if they are no longer required. We check the requirement regularly, at the latest every two years. The statutory archiving obligations also apply.
In the following notes, we inform you about the contents of our newsletter, the subscription, mailing and statistical analysis procedure as well as your rights to object. By subscribing to our newsletter, you declare your consent to the receipt, the described procedure and the transfer of the Data to third parties as explained in more detail.
We send out newsletters, emails and further electronic messages with advertising information (hereinafter “Newsletters") only with the consent from the recipients or with a legal permission. To the extent that the contents of a Newsletter are described in concrete terms in the context of subscribing to it, the contents are decisive for the Users’ consent. In addition, our Newsletters contain information about capital markets and the finance industry, in particular the fund, insurance and real estate industry. We research trends, provide analyses and studies, and report about personnel changes and market movements. The Newsletters are editorial but can be delivered including ads. Furthermore, there are also separate promotional Newsletters/mailings, study surveys as well as invitations to congresses, investor dinners, workshops and roundtables.
The subscription to our Newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means, you will receive an email after subscribing in which you will be asked to confirm your subscription. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can sign up with other people’s email addresses. The subscriptions to the Newsletter are logged to be able to verify the compliance of the registration process with the legal requirements. This includes that the time of the subscription and confirmation as well as the IP address is stored. Changes to your Data that is stored by the mailing service provider will also be logged.
To sign up for the Newsletter, please specify your first and last name, the company name and your job title. This has the following background: We use your first and last names to customise and personalise the salutation. We ask for additional Data so that we can design and structure the Newsletters’ contents better, optimise it and improve its usability by means of analyses that will not be shared with third parties. The information furthermore permits us to conduct improved reading analyses and improve the distribution and invitation management for congresses and workshops.
The mailing service provider can use the recipients’ Data in pseudonymised form, i.e. without attribution to any one User, for the purpose of optimising or improving its own services, e.g. for the technical optimisation of the mailing and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. The mailing service provider, however, does not use the Data of our Newsletter recipients to write itself to them or to pass on the Data to third parties.
The mailing service provider additionally also offers statistical analysis options for usage data, e.g. information as to whether a Newsletter was opened, when it was opened and which links are clicked in the Newsletter.
Although this information can be attributed to the individual recipients by for technical reasons required by the mailing service provider, the analyses based on this information, however, are used by our company generally in reference to groups and consequently in anonymised form, so that we can only see to how many Users an email has been sent, how many Users have opened the Newsletter, whether emails have been rejected or if a User has unsubscribed from the list upon receipt of an email. These analyses help us organise and administer the distribution list and detect the reading habits of Users, and they permit us adjusting our contents or instead also mailing different contents according to our Users’ actual interests.
Online presence on Facebook
Our company has established its own Facebook presence ("Fanpage") in order to communicate there with our customers, prospects and other Facebook users and to inform them about our offer and our services.
In this context, we point out that this data can also be processed outside the EU, especially in the US. However, Facebook is actively certified under the Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active), so Facebook is required to comply with EU privacy standards when processing users' data. Nevertheless, we expressly point out that the processing in the US may make it more difficult for you to enforce your rights as a user.
The Facebook Visitor data is generally processed for market research and promotional purposes, and uses it to create usage profiles that are used to serve advertisements both within and outside of Facebook that are in line with the user's alleged interest , For this purpose, cookies are generally stored with information about the user behavior and the interests of the user on the computer of the user. If the user himself is also logged in to Facebook, it may also be the case that further data is stored in the usage profiles on Facebook.
The processing of the personal data of the users takes place on the basis of our justified interests in an effective information of the users and communication with the users acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. In the event that the user of Facebook e.g. If the user is asked to consent to data processing by ticking off a control field or pressing a button, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 GDPR.
Inquiries and your user rights can be claimed directly from Facebook most effectively. Only Facebook has access to the data of its users and can directly take action and provide information. Of course, you can also contact us if you need help.
We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymization enabled. This means that the IP address of the users is reduced by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by the user's browser is not merged with other data from Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of their browser software; Users may also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer, as well as the processing of such data by using the browser plug-in available at the following link Download and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from entering this site in the future.
The opt-out only works in this browser and only for this domain.
An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you will need to click this link again.
For more information about Google's use of data, settings and opposition, see the Google Privacy Statement (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and the settings for displaying Ads by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated). The user's personal data will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.
Typekit fonts from Adobe
We rely on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) external "Typekit" fonts of the provider Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland. Adobe is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and provides a guarantee to comply with European Data Protection Law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNo9AAG&status=Active).
State of the Data Protection Declaration: 08 June 2018.