Privacy Notice According to Art. 13, 14 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The following data protection information is intended to explain to you in an understandable, transparent and clear manner how we, PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (hereinafter: "PwC WPG"), process your personal data in connection with your use of our websites, applications ("apps") and online services. However, if you have any questions of understanding or other queries about data protection at PwC, you are welcome to contact our Data Protection Officer at DE_Datenschutz@pwc.com or the other contact details provided below.

 

1. Controller

The controller within the meaning of Art 4 no 7 GDPR for the processing of your personal data is:

PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft.

Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37

60327 Frankfurt am Main

E-mail: webkontakt_anfragen@de.pwc.com

Switchboard: +49 69 9585-0

Fax: +49 69 9585-1000

 

2. Data Protection Officer

PwC WPG has appointed a data protection officer in accordance with Art 37 GDPR. You can reach the Data Protection Officer of PwC WPG, Dr Tobias Gräber, at the following contact details:

Email contact: DE_Datenschutz@pwc.com

Telephone: +49 69 9585-0

Address for postal contact:

PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH WPG

Dr. Tobias Gräber, Data Protection Officer

Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37

60327 Frankfurt am Main

 

3. Rights of the Data Subject / Your Rights Under Data Protection Law

You have the following rights under applicable data protection law with respect to personal data concerning you.

Right of access: You can request information from us at any time about whether and which personal data we store about you. The provision of information is free of charge for you.

The right to information does not exist or is subject to limitations if and to the extent that confidential information, such as information that is subject to professional secrecy, would be disclosed.

Right to rectification: If your personal data stored by us is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to obtain rectification of this data from us at any time.

Right to erasure: You have the right to request that we erase your personal data if and to the extent that the data is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected or, if the processing is based on your consent, you have withdrawn your consent. In this case, we must stop processing your personal data and remove it from our IT systems and databases.

A right to erasure does not exist insofar as

  • the data may not be deleted due to a legal obligation or must be processed due to a legal obligation;
  • the data processing is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that PwC WPG restrict the processing of your personal data.

Right to data portability: You have the right to receive from us the data you have provided in a structured, common and machine-readable format, as well as the right to have this data transferred to another controller. This right only exists if

  • you have provided us with the data on the basis of consent or on the basis of a contract concluded with you;
  • the processing is carried out by automated means.

Right to object to processing: If the processing of your data is based on Article 6 para 1 lit. f) GDPR, you may object to the processing at any time.

 

You can assert all of the data subject rights described above against PwC WPG if you address your specific request to the following contact details:

By email: DE_Datenschutz@pwc.com

By mail:

PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH WPG

Dr. Tobias Gräber, Data Protection Officer

Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37

60327 Frankfurt am Main

 

4. Right of Lodge a complaint with a Supervisory Authority

In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection law.

 

5. Provision of Data

Even if partial automatic transmission of data takes place when you call up our website, you are not legally or contractually obliged to provide data in connection with the use of our homepage.

In connection with the contact form and contacting us by e-mail, you are free to send us data via these channels, but without providing us your personal data in the context of contacting us in this way we cannot process and answer any enquiries from you in this respect.

PwC will disclose personal data to authorities, courts or other bodies if PwC is required by law or by official or court order to disclose personal data to authorities, courts or other bodies.

We disclose your data to service providers bound by instructions, such as IT service providers, who support us in our activities, e.g. in the context of the administration and maintenance of the websites and the associated systems and/or for other internal or administrative purposes.

 

6. Description of Data Processing on the Website and Legal Basis for Processing

 

6.1 Processing of Personal Data when Accessing the Website

When you visit our website, we collect the data that is technically necessary to display this website to you. This involves the following personal data which is automatically transmitted to our server by your browser:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of your request/call to the website
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (information about which specific page you called up)
  • Access status/http status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request came
  • Browser (information about the browser you are using)
  • Operating system and its interface (operating system of the computer you used to access the website)
  • Language and version of the browser software

The processing of this personal data is based on Art. 6 para 1 lit. f) GDPR. The website cannot be accessed and offered to users without using such data; there is a legitimate interest in making the call-up and use of the website technically possible. In addition, the data is stored in order to technically secure the website. The responsible party has an interest in the security and availability of this website.

The above data is stored for 7 days and then deleted.

This website is hosted by a service provider [Host Europe GmbH, Welserstraße 14, 51149 Cologne], the data collected on our website is therefore stored on the servers of the service provider. The server locations are

exclusively in Germany.

A data transfer abroad does not take place.

 

6.2 Contacting Us by E-Mail

If you have any questions about the investment guarantees, our website or other inquiries, you can contact us by e-mail.

When you contact us via the contact form or by e-mail, the data you provide (in particular your e-mail address, your first and last name and the text of your inquiry as well as any other information you have provided) will be stored by us in order to process your enquiry and answer your questions.

The data processing is justified according to Art. 6 para 1 lit. f) GDPR. We have an interest in contacting you via the website in response to your enquiry.

We will delete the data generated in the course of your enquiry/contact as soon as it is no longer required for the processing of your enquiry. Insofar as there is a legal obligation to retain data, the data will be stored for the duration of the legally required retention period. The use of the contact form is voluntary for you and is not a prerequisite for the use of the website.

 

7. Newsletter

With our newsletter you will regularly receive up-to-date information on investment guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany. If you order the newsletter, we store and process your e-mail address for the purpose of sending the newsletter to which you have subscribed.

The newsletter functionality is operated by an external service provider [dialogue1, Katharinenstraße 33, 20457 Hamburg]. The data collected on our website is therefore stored on the service provider's servers. The server locations are

in Germany and in other EU countries (France).

Data is transferred abroad, but only to countries in the European Union or the European Economic Area.

The data processing for sending the newsletter is based on your consent, which is a permissible circumstance according to Art. 6 para 1 lit. a) GDPR. Your data will be stored for this purpose as long as it is necessary for sending newsletters and you have not revoked your consent. The data will be deleted when you unsubscribe from the newsletter. If there are legal storage obligations, the data will be stored for the duration of the legally required storage obligation.

You can revoke your consent at any time without additional costs, e.g. by e-mail with effect for the future. We will provide you with the e-mail address for revocation in each newsletter message.

 

8. Integration of SmartMaps

On this website we use the offer "SmartMaps" of YellowMap AG, CAS-Weg 1-5, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany.

This allows us to show you maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.

In order to be able to show you the maps, SmartMaps uses your IP address when the SmartMaps components are called up by the browser. This is held in the memory of the web server for approx. 5 minutes to prevent DoS attacks, after which it expires and is neither processed nor stored in any other way.

This data processing is justified according to Art. 6 para 1 lit. f) GDPR. The map function cannot be called up and offered to users without the use of this data. There is a legitimate interest in making the call and use of the website technically possible. The controller has an interest in the security and availability of this website.

YellowMap AG is therefore a recipient of data. However, YellowMap AG does not process the data for its own purposes, but exclusively on behalf of and on the instructions of PwC. PwC has concluded a data processing agreement with YellowMap AG in accordance with Art 28 GDPR.

 

9. Links

Our website contains hyperlinks to websites/services of other providers. When activating these hyperlinks, you will be redirected from our website directly to the website of the other provider. You will recognise this by the change of URL, among other things. We cannot accept any responsibility for the confidential handling of your data on these third-party websites, as we have no influence on whether these companies comply with data protection regulations. Please inform yourself about the handling of your personal data by these companies directly on these websites.

 

10. Use of Cookies

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we and certain third parties use cookies on our website. These are small text files that are stored on your terminal device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable us or our partner companies to recognise your browser the next time you visit us (so-called persistent cookies).

In addition, the following cookie categories are used if you give your consent:

 

10.1 Cookies technically necessary for the operation of our website

These cookies are technically required for the operation and functionality of the website. They make the website technically accessible, secure and usable and provide essential and basic functionalities, such as navigation on the website, correct display of the website in the internet browser or consent management.

  • ppms_privacy: name: ppms_privacy, cookie category: technically required cookie, function: stores visitor's consent to data collection and use. Duration: 365 days / Provider: www.investitionsgarantien.de

 

10.2 Analytics/Analysis Cookies

The analytics cookies enable us to store data in an aggregated form about our website visitors and their experiences on our website. We use this data to fix bugs and improve the experience for all visitors.

  • pk_id.<websiteID>.<domainHash>, Cookie category: analytics cookie, Function: used to recognize visitors and record their various characteristics. Duration: 13 months / Provider: www.investitionsgarantien.de
  • pk_ses.<websiteID>.<domainHash>, Cookie category: analytics cookie, Function: Indicates an active session of the visitor. If the cookie is not present, the session ended over 30 minutes ago and was counted in a pk_id cookie. Duration: 30 minutes / Provider: www.investitionsgarantien.de
  • piwik_auth, Cookie category: analytics cookie, Function: stores session information for the Piwik PRO user interface (UI). As long as this cookie is valid and contains a login and a token_auth parameter, a visitor is considered logged in and a PIWIK_SESSID cookie is updated. Duration: 24 minutes / Provider: www.investitionsgarantien.de
  • PIWIK_SESSID, Cookie-Category: Analysis-Cookie, Function: Stores a PHP-Session-ID. Duration: 24 minutes / Provider: www.investitionsgarantien.de

 

The legal basis for the use of required cookies is Sec 15 para 1 sen 1 German Telemedia Act ("TMG") or on the basis of Art 6 para 1 lit f) GDPR to protect our legitimate interests. In particular, our legitimate interests lie in being able to provide you with a technically optimised website that is user-friendly and tailored to your needs, and to ensure the security of our systems. Furthermore, we use cookies on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art 6 para 1 lit a) GDPR.

Insofar as we use cookies on the basis of your consent, you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future, e.g. by adjusting your cookie settings here:

 

Your revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out until revocation

 

10.3 Deactivation of cookie settings

Most browsers are pre-set to accept cookies automatically. You can object to the creation of cookies by disabling cookies in your browser’s system settings. Please note, however, that some of the cookies are technically necessary for the functionality of our website, otherwise the page cannot be requested and displayed. By disabling cookies, you will not be able to use parts of the website (without restrictions).

We will only use cookies that are not technically necessary for the functionality of our website if you have provided us with your prior express consent.

In addition, you can also control the installation of cookies yourself at any time by changing your browser settings and/or deleting all cookies.

Further information on the use of cookies can be found in our privacy policy (data protection information in accordance with Articles 13, 14 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)).

 

Legal Disclaimer

The copyright of PwC WPG covers the content and all information and illustrations on this website and serves only to present the state "Investment Guarantees" processed by PwC WPG to the interested Internet user. We do not assume any responsibility for decisions made by the user on the basis of the aforementioned information. We would like to point out that the present content does not constitute individual legal, accounting, tax or any other professional information or recommendation and is not suitable to replace individual advice by competent persons taking into account the specific circumstances of the individual case.

 

To the extent described above, all texts, images, graphics, sound, video and animation files as well as their arrangements are subject to the copyright of PwC WPG and other laws protecting intellectual property. They may not be copied for commercial purposes or for distribution, nor may they be modified and used on other websites. Some pages of the domain www.investitionsgarantien.de also contain images that are subject to the copyright of those who provided them.

 

The information has been compiled with due diligence. Nevertheless, we do not assume any liability, for whatever legal reason, for the accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the information provided.

 

This website contains links to websites set up by third parties. PwC WPG has no control over these websites and the information, goods or services offered there. PwC WPG therefore accepts no responsibility whatsoever, on whatever legal grounds, for the content of third-party websites.

 

PwC WPG reserves the right to change or update the information, products or services offered on this website at any time without prior notice.

 

The company names, logos and trademarks registered by PwC WPG are its property and may not be used without its prior written consent.

 

Any legal relationships that may exist or arise in the future shall be governed exclusively by German law and only German courts shall have jurisdiction.