Data privacy statement

Section 1: Information on the collection of personal data

(1) In this section, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data include all data that can be personally linked to you, e.g., your name, address, e-mail addresses and user behaviour.

(2) The controller in accordance with Article 4 Section 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Verband der Freien Sparkassen e.V.

Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany

Postal address: Universitätsallee 14, 28359 Bremen, Germany


For further contact information, please refer to our legal notice.

(3) When you contact us via e-mail or using a contact form, we save the data you transmit to us (your e-mail address and possibly your name and your telephone number) for the purpose of answering your queries. The data collected for this purpose are deleted again once saving them is no longer necessary or their processing is restricted insofar as legal storage obligations apply.

Section 2: Your rights

(1) You have the following rights where your personal data are concerned: - Right to access; - Right to rectification or erasure; - Right to restriction of processing; - Right to object; - Right to data portability.

(2) Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of your personal data with a data protection supervisory authority.

Section 3: Collection of personal data when you visit our website

(1) When you visit the website solely for information purposes, in other words, you do not register or transmit any data to us by any other means, we collect only the personal data transmitted by your browser to our servers. If you want to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically required for us to be able to display the website and guarantee its stability and security (the legal basis for this is Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 (f) of the GDPR).

This data policy was compiled in: May 2018