OVB Holding AG

Privacy Statement

Statement about the protection of your privacy

Privacy Statement

General notes
The protection of your privacy is important to us. Of course this commitment includes the handling of your data communicated to us during your visit to our website.

The following information is intended to deal with issues of privacy protection in handling your personal data, especially what kinds of data we collect and analyze, and how these data are used.

Automatically collected information and anonymity
You can generally access the OVB Holding AG Internet site without providing any personal data.
Your visit to the OVB Holding AG Internet site is recorded. In doing so, only the following data are collected:

  • The site from which our website has been accessed (referrer),
  • the IP address currently used by your computer,
  • the separate webpages accessed,
  • the day and time of the access,
  • the data volume transferred,
  • the indication if the data recall has been successful,
  • the operating system in use,
  • the Internet browser in use,
  • the number of visits, and
  • the average session length.

We cannot relate these data to an individual person because your computer's IP address changes with each login. We do not compose personal user profiles on the basis of the data recorded. The stored information is used only to find out which pages are of particular interest to you in order to improve our Internet resources for you.

Processing personal data
Without your prior explicit agreement, which can be also communicated electronically, OVB Holding AG does not collect, process, or use your personal data. This agreement can be revoked with immediate effect at any time.

If you decide to refer your personal data (e.g. name, residence, or e-mail address) to us for contact or other purposes, these data will be used for these purposes only. The disclosure of these data is voluntary in any case.

Your personal data are stored only until the purpose for which you have entrusted us with them is fulfilled. If prior to that you no longer agree to the storage of your data or if these data have become incorrect, they are deleted or updated upon your instruction.

The storage unit is OVB Holding AG.

We use cookies - cookies are files transferred from a website to your computer while you access that website. These files contain information which makes your use of that website more efficient and rewarding for you.

We employ cookies in order to simplify your navigation of our website. Cookies make it possible for us to adjust the website to the interests of the particular user or to store information e.g. user name and password so that you do not have to enter them with each single visit.

Most browsers are set up for the automatic acceptance of cookies. However, you can deactivate the saving of cookies or set up your browser to notify you whenever cookies are transferred. Your use of our Internet site will not be affected by that.

Questions and comments
Please refer your questions and comments per e-mail or letter to the following address:

OVB Holding AG
Data Protection Officer
Wolfgang Koch
Heumarkt 1
50667 Köln, Germany

E-mail: DSB@ovb.de

Register of processing particulars
According to Section 4g BDSG (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - Federal Data Protection Act), the data protection officer is obligated to make the following information available in a convenient way to any interested party upon their request.

However, rather than following this legal obligation only if requested, we are happy to communicate this information to you here:

  1. Name or title of the controller:
    OVB Holding AG

  2. Executive board:
    Mario Freis (Chairman)
    Oskar Heitz
    Thomas Hücker

  3. Address of the controller:
    Heumarkt 1
    50667 Köln, Germany

    Phone +49 221 20 15 - 0
    Fax +49 221 20 15 - 264

    E-mail: ovb@ovb.de
    Internet: www.ovb.eu

  4. Purposes of collecting, processing or using data
    The objects for which the Company is established are: to carry on the business of managing companies offering primarily financial and investment services as well as services related to the foregoing, for example, advisory and consulting services; to carry on the business of providing financial, investment and advisory services for building loan agreements and insurance contracts; to carry on the business of providing financial, investment and advisory services for property interests and investments of all types.

    The main purpose of our data processing is the execution of the aforementioned corporate objective. A secondary purpose of our data sales agents, customers, and interested parties. A secondary purpose of our data processing is the support of sales agents and interested parties.

  5. Groups of data subjects and appurtenant data or categories of data

    • Employee data
    • Sales agent data
    • Business partner data
    • Interested party data
    • Supplier data
    • Interested party data

  6. Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data may be transferred
    Public bodies under the provision of overriding statutory provisions, data processing agents according to Section 11 BDSG, product partners, as well as third parties with whom OVB Holding AG cooperates in fulfilling the purposes indicated under No.4.
  7. Standard periods for the erasure of data
    The legislator has provided for a great number of preservation provisions and preservation periods. With the expiry of these periods, the data stored at OVB Holding AG are erased via an automated procedure if the purposes indicated under No.4 have ceased to apply and the mandatory periods have expired.
  8. Planned data transfers to "third states"
    A data transfer to countries outside the EU (European Union) is not intended. The data is processed exclusively within the group of companies of OVB Holding AG. A data transfer to countries outside the EU (European Union) is not intended.


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