Data protection [German version]

The protection of your personal rights is of great importance for the GDV. Therefore, we proceed with all data processing according to the principle of limiting data processing only to the required information and the required degree.

By way of our Further information on data processing at GDV, we inform you of the purposes for which personal data are collected, processed and used when you visit this website.


“Controller” in the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the German Insurance Association (Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.), Wilhelmstraße 43 / 43G, 10117 Berlin (“GDV”).

Data collection when using our website

When you access our website, the browser on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website / application and temporarily stores it in a log file. We have no influence over this. The following information is also recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted::
  • the IP address of the requesting Internet-enabled device;
  • the date and time of access;
  • the name and URL of the retrieved file;
  • the website from which access was made (referrer URL);
  • the browser you are using and, if necessary, the operating system and user interface of your Internet-enabled computer as well as the name of your access provider;
  • an individual process ID, status code (information about the data retrieval process, e.g. whether it was successful), the response time of the server and the amount of data transferred in bytes.
The legal basis for processing the IP address is Article 6(1)f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes of data collection listed below. We are unable to draw any direct conclusions about your identity from the data collected.

The IP address of your terminal device and the other data listed above will be used by us for the following purposes::
  • to ensure a smooth connection setup;
  • to ensure comfortable use of our website;
  • to evaluate system safety and stability.
The server log files can also be checked subsequently if there are concrete indications of illegal use of our website. The data are stored for a period of 6 months and then automatically deleted. Furthermore, we use cookies, tracking tools and social media plug-ins for our website. The exact procedures involved and how your data are used for this purpose are explained in more detail below.


Personal data (name, address data, e-mail addresses) are collected and processed in accordance with Article 6(1)b GDPR in order to process orders of association publications or individual inquiries, for example. To send publications, it may be necessary to pass on your address data to companies that support us. Furthermore, we will not pass on your personal data unless, in an exceptional case, an authority requests the data, e.g. for criminal prosecution or security purposes. After complete processing of your request, your data will be blocked and deleted after expiry of the storage obligations in tax and commercial law.


We use technical and organisational security measures to warrant that your personal data are protected against loss, falsifications and unauthorised access by third parties at all times. All safety measures are continuously adapted to technical progress. If you are requested to enter personal data within the offer, data will be transmitted over the Internet encrypted using SSL and thus protected against unauthorized access.

Your rights

If we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you may object to such processing for reasons relating to your particular situation. We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can document compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

You can request information about the data stored by us at any time. Please contact the data protection officer at GDV by e-mail ( or by post to the controller’s above address.

You may also request that your data be corrected or deleted under certain circumstances. As soon as you assert a claim for deletion or if the data are no longer necessary to fulfil the purpose for which they were stored or if the storage thereof is inadmissible for other legal reasons, we will delete the personal data you have stored. You may also have the right to restrict the processing of your data and to have the data you provide disclosed in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

You have the option to contact the aforementioned data protection officer or a data protection supervisory authority with a complaint. The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Friedrichstr. 219, 10969 Berlin.

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