Data Protection Declaration

We are delighted in your interest in our company and our products and we also wish you to feel secure when visiting our internet pages with regard to the protection of your person-related data. As the protection of your privacy is also a particular concern of ours we take the protection of your person-related data very serious. As far as the gathering, processing and use of person-related data within our internet activities are concerned the regulations and provisions of the European Union regarding data protection as well as German data protection laws apply.

Technical data (anonymous access)

For technical and organisational reasons the following data are saved when you use the web pages of HSH Nordbank AG: the names of the pages called up, of the browser being used and of the operating system, as well as supplementary information such as date and time of access, the search engines used, the names of downloaded files and your IP address. An evaluation of this technical data is carried out on an entirely anonymous basis and purely and simply for statistical purposes and to improve the internet presence of HSH Nordbank AG. These anonymous data are saved separately from person-related information on secure systems and does not allow any conclusions regarding individual persons. Your person-related data and your privacy are thus protected at all times.

Cookies

In order to optimise the web pages the internet portal of HSH Nordbank AG operates with session cookies which depend on the browser setting of the user. Only if the user allows cookies in his or her browser will these be used for the length of the connection and after that they will be deleted. There is no analysis of the surfing behaviour with the aid of cookies.If no cookies are allowed the internet portal runs in the same manner. The cookies serve only technical purposes.

Person-related data

We only save your person-related data if you as a user actively make this data available to us deliberately, for example within a protected section of our internet operations. For such registered clients the contractually agreed arrangements and provisions apply. We require the data in order to identify you when visiting protected pages of our internet operations. Your data will be used only for the purpose for which you have made them available to us. Your data will not be used to analyse your surfing behaviour.

Passing on information to third parties

Person-related data will be used by us solely for internal purposes in the course of client relationships. Nothing will be passed on to third parties without your express and required consent. Any compilation of person-related data and any transfer of such data to institutions and authorities which are entitled to obtain such information are carried out only to the extend required by law or if we are obliged to do so by virtue of a court order or court ruling. Members of staff and third party service providers are bound by HSH Nordbank AG to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and to comply with data protection rules and our internal guidelines.