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Data privacy notice

This notice contains information on processing of your personal data when you use our website and your rights under data protection law.

Who is responsible for data processing and who can I contact?

The responsible organisation is:

B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. Holding AG
Untermainanlage 1
60329 Frankfurt, Germany
Phone (+49) 69 2104-0
Fax (+49) 69 281429
Email: metzler@metzler.com

You can contact our corporate data protection officer at:

B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. KGaA
Verena Anders
Untermainanlage 1
60329 Frankfurt, Germany
Phone (+49) 69 2104-0
Fax (+49) 69 281429
Email: datenschutzbeauftragter@metzler.com

Which data do we use?

Every time you access our website the following data is recorded in a log file:

  • The page visited/name of the file retrieved
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Notification whether access/retrieval was successful
  • Data volume transmitted
  • Your computer's current IP address and the browser type used

In addition, our website uses the Matomo (formerly Piwik) web analysis service. Matomo uses cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored on your computer, which transmit the following usage information to our server:

  • Your computer's current IP address (abbreviated)
  • User data
  • Surfing pattern

You can prevent the use of cookies by Matomo by altering the settings in your browser software. However, if you do this, you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. If you object to the use of these cookies, an opt-out cookie will be placed in your browser. In this case, Matomo will not collect any data on your session. Please note: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted so you may have to activate it again.

Some services collect personal data such as your email address. In some cases, you will be required to enter login data.

You will find links to Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, Xing, LinkedIn and kununu (“social media”) on our website. We do not enable these sites’ social plugins so no personal data are transmitted to them when you visit our website. You can only access these sites by clicking on one of the social media symbols at the bottom of our website or on a link to a social media site. Data are then collected, processed and used on these sites. We have no control over which data these sites collect and how they process it or use it. To find out the purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing and use of the data, please see the privacy notices on the relevant sites:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de

Youtube: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Google+: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Xing: https://www.xing.com/privacy

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

kununu: https://www.kununu.com/de/info/datenschutz

Why do we process your data (purpose of processing) and what is the legal basis?

Your data are used on the basis of a consideration of the justified respective interests in accordance with Article 6(1f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to optimise our web offering, to ensure IT security and to prevent cyber attacks. The data are regularly deleted.

Any data such as your email address that you make available to us are used in correspondence with you. Such data are used solely for the purpose for which you provide them. Some emails received via our website are forwarded to a company in the Metzler Group for direct processing. If you object to this, please inform us of this in your email.

If you have given us your consent to process your personal data for specific purposes (e.g. to send you marketing materials by email), the lawfulness of such processing is based on your consent.

Who receives my data?

As a matter of principle, your data are not forwarded to third parties.

Service providers and agents used by us may receive data where this is necessary for the performance of services such as IT services, advice and consulting.

Further data recipients may be departments for which you have given us your consent to data transmission.

What are my privacy rights?

Every data subject has the right to access pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, the right to rectification pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, the right to erasure pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, the right to object pursuant to Article 21 GDPR and the right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 GDPR. The right to access and right erasure are subject to the restrictions set out in sections 34 and 35 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Furthermore, there is right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR in conjunction with section 19 BDSG).

You can withdraw your consent to processing of your personal data by us at any time. This also applies to withdrawal of declarations of consent submitted to us before the General Data Protection Regulation came into force, in other words, before May 25, 2018. Please note that the withdrawal of consent only applies for the future. It does not affect data processed before you withdrew your consent.

Information on your right to object pursuant to Article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data, which is based on point e of Article 6(1) GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and point f of Article 6(1) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a consideration of legitimate interests).

If you exercise your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can provide evidence of compelling legitimate interests in processing that take precedence over your interests, rights and freedoms or if processing is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Such objection may be submitted informally and should be addressed to:

B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. Holding AG
Untermainanlage 1
60329 Frankfurt, Germany
Fax (+49) 69 281429
Email: metzler@metzler.com