Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company and our products and services.

We see data protection as a sign of quality for our customers. We place great importance on protecting your personal data, in particular in terms of safeguarding individual privacy. Any personal data you provide us with will be handled with due care and in accordance with applicable data protection regulations.

At this juncture, we would like to inform you of what personal data we collect when you visit our website and how we process this information.

Union Investment Institutional GmbH, Weissfrauenstrasse 7, 60311 Frankfurt/Main (www.union-investment.com) is responsible for ensuring your data is processed lawfully. You can contact our Data Protection Officer at dataprotection@union-investment.com.

What is personal data?

Personal data as defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR) means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This data is subject to data protection legislation, in particular GDPR and the German Data Protection Act (BDSG), and is protected by technical and organisational measures.

Collecting usage data

All visits to our website are stored in a log. In creating this log, the following data is collected and stored by us until it is automatically deleted: the IP address of the computer sending the query, the date and time the website was accessed, the pages you visit and the website that directed you to our website. This data is collected and processed for the following purposes: ensuring consistent system security and stability, optimising our website, and creating and analysing internal statistics and profiles on how users surf the site. The legal basis for this processing is derived from Article 6(1), sentence 1, point (f) GDPR.

Cookies

Our websites use cookies. These are small text files that are stored on the user’s hard drive and exchange certain settings and data with our systems via the user’s browser. Generally, cookies contain the domain name from which the cookie data was sent, information on the cookies’ age and an alphanumeric ID. Cookies allow us to personalise the website and improve your browsing experience, for example by storing certain data entered by you so that you do only have to do so once. We do not use the information stored in these cookies to identify the user, nor do we combine it with other personal data.

Web analysis tools

We have enlisted the services of the company Webtrekk GmbH (hereinafter “Webtrekk”) to collect statistical data on the use of our website and optimise the site accordingly. Webtrekk is data protection-certified by TÜV Saarland in the field of Web Controlling Software. Using a pixel, Webtrekk’s technology collects and stores anonymous data solely for optimisation purposes. This data is then used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies that collect and store data solely in pseudonymised form can also be used for this purpose. The data is not used to personally identify the website visitor. You have the option to configure your browser to inform you as soon as cookies are set so that you can refuse them as you wish. You can also activate a setting in your browser to prevent cookies being installed. In this case, however, you may find that certain functions on our website do not work properly. No personal data is stored. The user’s IP address is anonymised, so website visitors can never be traced.

If you do not wish to be tracked for this specific website, you can opt out here

To be excluded from Webtrekk’s web controlling on this website, a cookie named “webtrekkOptOut” is used. This selection is valid until the cookie is deleted. For each domain, the cookie is set per browser and per computer. This means that if you want to use our website at home and at work or with different browsers, for example, you would need to set the cookie each time.
Webtrekk also uses what are known as long-term cookies when you visit our websites. These allow our website to recognise you if you ever visit our website again and to optimise its content for you. Our standard setting is to allow cookies for a maximum term of 6 months. However, to allow us to optimise our website in the long term and provide specific content or user information, we also require cookie information for longer periods of time. Under this extended cookie use, you consent to the long-term cookies being held for a maximum of 12 months.

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Data you send to us

Data you send to us in contact forms will be forwarded to the Union Investment Group company responsible for processing it, where it will be stored.

We, or the Union Investment Group company responsible for handling your query, use this data solely for processing and responding to your query, providing you with the information you need and sending you the information you are looking for, possibly via a mail-handling service provider obligated to maintain confidentiality. Your data is not forwarded to third parties. The legal basis for processing the above-mentioned data is derived from Article 6(1), sentence 1, points (b) and (f) GDPR.

Your personal data is stored on servers with special protective measures. Your data is read and processed in line with strict internal regulations and solely for the purposes for which you provided us with the data originally. We do not sell or loan personal data to third parties.

Passing on your data to third parties

For some technical processes to analyse, process or store data, we enlist the services of external providers. These service providers are selected carefully and meet high data-protection and security standards. They have a strict obligation to maintain confidentiality and process data solely as mandated and instructed by us. Apart from in the cases set out in this privacy policy, we will only forward data to third parties without your consent when obligated to do so by law, the authorities or a court.

Storage period

We store the usage data described in point 2 for 18 months. Otherwise, your data is deleted when it is no longer needed for the purposes mentioned, unless legal requirements stipulate a longer storage period.

Rights regarding stored personal data

You have right of access to the personal data we have stored about you, provided this has been obtained via newsletters or forms, for example, and the right to amend or delete your data, to opt out, and to restrict processing under the respective statutory requirements.

You can also lodge complaints regarding data use with the competent supervisory authority.

Update to this data protection policy

As at: May 2018

We reserve the right to update or add to this declaration as necessary (if the various companied within the Union Investment Group offer new products and services or in line with further developments in internet and IT security technology). All amendments will be published here.