Data Protection Policy

Last updated: 05/2018

As a data controller, Allianz Global Investors GmbH (“Allianz Global Investors” or “we”, Bockenheimer Landstr. 42-44, 60323 Frankfurt, Germany) would like to thank you for visiting our website (“website”) and for your interest in our services and products.

Your privacy is important to us and we want you to feel comfortable when visiting our site. We take steps to ensure that your personal data, (i.e. any items of information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person) collected, processed and used in connection with your visit to our website will be protected. We permit the anonymous use of the website, or the use of the site under a pseudonym as far as technically possible and reasonable.

This Data Protection Policy may be updated from time to time. We therefore ask you to consult it regularly.

We have created this Data Protection Policy to explain how and why specific types of personal data are collected from users of this website, are processed and used. This Data Protection Policy also provides an overview of the appropriate protection measures taken to safeguard your personal data.

What is the purpose and scope of this Data Protection Policy?

This Data Protection Policy applies to all personal data collected, processed and used by Allianz Global Investors when you visit the website. It does not apply to websites controlled by third parties to which the website may contain links (“third-party websites").

Please check the data protection policies of third-party sites, as Allianz Global Investors is not responsible for the content or privacy measures of third-party sites and has no control over them.

The content of this Data Protection Policy may also be subject to any additional conditions or disclaimers or other contractual terms that you have entered into with Allianz Global Investors, as well as any applicable and binding laws and regulations.

What information do we collect from you and for what purposes?

When you visit the website, our web server automatically records details of your visit (for example your IP address, the website from which you linked to our website, the type of browser software used, the individual sub-pages of the website that you actually accessed, the date and duration of your visit).

We also collect, process and use personal data that you provide through the website, such as personal details (i.e. name, gender, address, email address, telephone/fax number) that you enter on a login page or when you subscribe to an email newsletter.

Allianz Global Investors collects, processes and uses your personal data for:

  • the purposes of technical administration and research and development of the website;
  • customer and user management;
  • marketing, to inform you about our services and products;
  • online application processes

On what legal basis do we process the data, and for how long do we store your personal data?

Your personal data is processed in accordance with the above-mentioned purposes for the completion of (pre-)contractual measures and to pursue our legitimate interests, such as the further development of the website or marketing.

We store your personal data for as long as we need it to achieve these objectives. As soon as we no longer need your personal data for the purposes mentioned, we will delete the data from our systems, unless we are legally obliged to store it.

How do we use tracking technologies?

Allianz Global Investors uses tracking technologies such as cookies and tags. For details on how we use cookies and similar technologies, especially for the purposes of marketing, market and opinion research, please refer to our Allianz Global Investors Cookie Policy.

Who do we share your information with?

For the purposes of providing services to Allianz Global Investors, and for the other purposes set out above, Allianz Global Investors may share your information with affiliates and representatives of Allianz Global Investors, and third parties such as marketing agencies or web analytics service providers within and outside of your country of residence.

Our affiliates (see https://www.allianzgi.com/en/our-firm/contact-us), representatives and third parties who have access to the personal data collected, processed and used via the website are obliged to observe data protection regulations.

Your personal data may be transferred to recipients in countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Area, which may have a lower level of data protection. Unless the EU Commission has already established an adequate level of data protection for such a recipient country, we ensure that the recipients of your personal data comply with such an appropriate level. To ensure this, we may conclude, for example, standard contractual clauses approved by the EU Commission with the recipients, or agree binding corporate regulations with our affiliated Group companies, each of which is available at: https://www.allianzgi.com/en/our-firm/contact-us.

We may also share your information with government agencies and institutions, regulators, etc. in accordance with the applicable laws, regulations, a court order or an official request, or in accordance with and for the purposes of official (regulatory) policies or similar procedures as required or permitted by applicable law.

What security measures have we implemented to protect your information we collected through our website?

Allianz Global Investors has implemented appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data that Allianz Global Investors has collected from unauthorised access, misuse, loss and destruction.

How do we handle electronic messages sent to and from Allianz Global Investors?

All electronic messages sent to and from Allianz Global Investors are protected by appropriate technical and organisational measures within our systems, and may only be accessed by individuals not directly involved in the communication in specific, justified cases according to the applicable laws and regulations (e.g. a court ruling, suspected criminal behaviour, breach of supervisory obligations); they are only accessed by certain individuals in defined functions (e.g. legal, compliance, risk). Each part of the procedure and the search criteria used are logged.

What should you bear in mind when sending data over the internet?

The internet is generally not considered to be a secure environment, and information sent via the internet (such as to or from the website, or as an electronic message) may be intercepted by unauthorised third parties, which may lead to divulging information, changes to content or technical failure. Even if both the sender and the recipient are located in the same country, data sent via the internet may be transmitted across international borders and forwarded to a country where the level of privacy is lower than in your country of residence.

Please note that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for the security of your data while it is being transmitted via the internet to Allianz Global Investors. To protect your privacy, we remind you that you can use other means of communication with Allianz Global Investors where appropriate.

How can you exercise your rights as a user?

Where permitted by law, you have the right to:

  • Request information about your personal data, including information such as the source and categories of data, reasons for processing, recipients (or categories of recipients) and the retention period;
  • Update or correct your personal data so that it is always correct;
  • Have your personal data supplied in an electronic format, to you or to a third party specified by you;
  • Request that your personal data be deleted from our systems, once it is no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes;
  • Restrict the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances, e.g. if you dispute the accuracy of your personal data, until we have verified its accuracy;
  • Object to the processing of your personal data for specific reasons relating to your particular situation which take priority over our legitimate reasons for processing the data; and
  • Withdraw your consent at any time, if your personal data is being processed with your consent, without this affecting the lawfulness of the processing that took place before your consent was withdrawn;
  • File a complaint with us or the relevant data protection authority.

You may object to the use of your personal data for the purposes of marketing and market research or opinion polling.

Please contact us if you have any questions or comments regarding privacy or to exercise your aforementioned rights:

Allianz Global Investors GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Legal & Compliance
Bockenheimer Landstraße 42-44
60323 Frankfurt
Germany

or send an email to:
privacy@allianzgi.com

Use of Social Media plugins:

Our Site uses the following Social Media Plugins ("Plugins")

Facebook Share Button operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S.
California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
Tweet Button operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600,
San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
LinkedIn Share Button operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029
Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Xing share button, operated by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32,
20354, Hamburg, Germany
YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC, headquartered at 901 Cherry
Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
YouTube is represented by Google Inc., based in 1600 Amphitheatre
Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Soundcloud is operated by SoundCloud Limited, headquartered at 33
St James Square, London SW1Y 4JS, UK.

All plug-ins are labelled with the brand of the respective operator (the “operators”): Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing, YouTube and Soundcloud.

When you visit the web page that contains a social network plug-in, your browser creates a direct connection to the operator’s servers. The operator submits the content of the plug-in directly to your browser, which embeds it in the web page, thereby enabling the operator to obtain the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. Allianz Global Investors therefore has no control over the data collected by the plug-in and we inform you to the best of our knowledge that: The embedded plug-ins inform the operator that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. If you do not want this information to be transmitted to the operators, you must log out of your respective account with them before visiting our website. However, XING AG will only use your data to provide the share functions (e.g. the calculation/display of the counter value) and will not store any personal data or evaluate your user behaviour.

For more information on the purpose and scope of collection, processing and use of data, please refer to the data protection policies of these operators:

Facebook: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
XING AG: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

YouTube: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy

Allianz Global Investors Cookie Policy

Last Updated: 05/2018

Through this Cookie Policy we, Allianz Global Investors GmbH, Bockenheimer Landstr. 42-44, 60323 Frankfurt, Germany (“Allianz Global Investors” or “we”), inform you about how we use cookies and similar technologies on our website (“website”). For more information on how we collect, process and use personal data, please see our Privacy Notice.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

Cookies. We use cookies to make our website function smoothly and optimally for our users and to continuously improve its operation. Cookies are small text files that contain a sequence of alphanumeric characters, which are stored on your device. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is deleted when you close your internet browser. A persistent cookie remains stored even after the internet browser has been closed, and can be used by your internet browser on subsequent visits to our website. Your internet browser may well offer settings for cookies. Please note that you may not be able to make full use of the features in the services offered on our website if you either delete cookies or choose not to allow them. We also use third-party cookies in connection with the services provided through our website. For example, we use Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytical data. We may not process or react to “Do not track” signals from internet browsers or similar processes that indicate that a user visiting our website or using the services provided through our website does not want to be tracked online. A list of the cookies used on our website, including their purpose and the data stored in each case, can be found in the table below. Your consent to the intended use is required before placing and using cookies on your device. This consent can also be given by adjusting your browser settings accordingly.

Clear GIFs/Web Beacons. Clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) are typically very small transparent graphics (typically 1 pixel x 1 pixel) used on a website which can be used within the scope of the services we offer on our website and are typically used in conjunction with cookies to track our users and their usage patterns.

How we use cookies and similar technologies

We use cookies and we automatically collect information in order to: (1) personalise our website and the services we offer on our website, e.g. to save data related to you so that you do not need to re-enter this data while using our website, or on your next visit to our website or when you use services provided on the website; (2) provide you with customised advertising, content and information; (3) monitor and analyse the effectiveness of our website and the services provided on our website, as well as third party promotional activities; (4) produce aggregate usage statistics, such as total number of visitors and page views; and (5) track your entries and the status of promotions or other activities and services offered via our website. Tracking technologies also help us to maintain and improve the usability of the website (1) by determining whether there has been any contact between your computer and us in the past, and (2) by identifying the most popular areas of our website.

Further details can be found in the table below:

 

Name File(s) Description Period of validity Opt-out Cookie type/other technology
PageDisclaimerCookie PageDisclaimerCookie This cookie stores information about when (what time) a visitor accepted the Terms and Conditions on the website 30 days No Application Cookie
Google Analytics
  • _ga
  • _gat
  • __utma
  • __utmb
  • __utmc
  • __utmz
  • __utmv
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer, to help analyse how you use the website. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there.  

In the event of activated IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address is initially truncated within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. 

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports about website activities and provide further services to the website operator related to website and Internet usage. The IP address transferred from your browser by Google Analytics will not be linked with any other data held by Google. IP anonymisation is enabled on this website. 
up to two years You can prevent the use of cookies by using the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website. You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting this data by refusing to give your consent to the use of the technology, or by downloading and installing the browser plug-in for your internet browser available at the following link, thereby withdrawing your consent for the future: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB . Third party cookie.
AllianzGIRoleCookie AllianzGIRoleCookie When visiting the website, a visitor must select a “role” (e.g.: financial advisor, individual investor). This individual role ID is stored in the cookie. 30 days No Application Cookie
AllianzGIRoleLevelTnCCookie AllianzGIRoleLevelTnCCookie This cookie stores information about the role ID, the Terms and Conditions page ID for the respective web page, and the exact time at which the role was accepted. 30 days No Application Cookie
PageTermsAndConditionCookie PageTermsAndConditionCookie This cookie stores information about whether a visitor accepted the Terms and Conditions on the website. This includes the web page ID to which the Terms and Conditions apply. 30 days No Application Cookie
Disclaimer_cookie Disclaimer_cookie This cookie stores information about whether a visitor accepted the Cookie Policy Information. 30 days No Application Cookie
recentSearch recentSearch This cookie stores the search words used in searches (during a browser session). Browser Session No Application Cookie
germany#lang germany#lang This cookie stores information about the language preferences for a website. Browser Session No Application Cookie
FundsInMyWatchList FundsInMyWatchList This cookie stores the respective Fund IDs from a watch list. 30 days No Application Cookie
Sitecore
  • ASP.NET_SesssionID
  • SC_ANALYTICS_
  • GLOBAL_COOKIE
  • BIGipServerEU_EXT_WEB ­_prod_allianzgi_com­_443.app­~ EU_EXT_WEB_prod­_allianzgi _com­_443_pool
  • BIGipServer~WEB~EU_WEB ­_prod_allianzgi_com­_443.app­~ EU_WEB_prod­_allianzgi_com ­_443_pool
The information collected by Allianz Global Investors through the Sitecore cookies allows us to analyse the browsing behaviour of users on the Allianz Global Investors website, and in particular allows us to provide you with a better experience over time when using the web pages on the Sitecore-based website. The aim is to improve the content and facilitate the use of the website. For example, we use cookies to store the following information:
1. Language and country
2. Browser settings and browser extensions (plug-ins)
3. Use of this Sitecore-based website
4. Role selected to browse this website
5. Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions
6. Search terms used on this website

The cookies allow the Allianz Global Investors website (a Sitecore-based platform) to save your settings and avoid asking for the same information each time you visit the Allianz Global Investors website. It also allows data to be stored across multiple sessions (to ensure that the data is available even when the browser is closed and reopened).
Session No Application Cookie