Privacy Statement

Of the Association of Foreign Banks in Germany

The Association of Foreign Banks in Germany e.V. is pleased to welcome you to our website. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and would like you to feel safe and comfortable when visiting our internet pages. In order to protect your data in the best possible way, we use SSL encryption. All data that you transmit to our website cannot be read by third parties thanks to SSL encryption.

1. Website

To provide our website, we use a web server provided by Plus.line AG, Erlenstr. 2, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. We have concluded a data processing agreement (AVV) with Plus.line AG.

The following data are stored in the log files:

  • browser type/ browser version
  • used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • IP/ hostname of the accessing computer
  • time of the server request
  • user (only relevant in case of http authentication)
  • request (downloaded content)
  • status code (HTTP status code such as 200 OK)
  • size of the returned object

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. Furthermore, these data will not be passed on to third parties and will only be used to maintain the operation (analysis and statistics purposes). Log files containing data listed above will be deleted after 180 days.

2. Requesting Information Material and Establishing Contact

By sending your request, you consent to the electronic processing and storage of the contact data you have provided. This is done for the purpose of processing and answering your enquiry. We store your data for six months, unless a longer period is required to process your order or respond to your request or is required by law. We do not pass on any personal data to third parties.

If necessary, your contact data will also be used to send additional information material. You can revoke your consent to this use. Further information on this can be found at the end of the privacy policy.

3. Contents and Links to External Offers of Third Parties

Our website includes content and links from third party providers. We have no influence on whether third party providers store IP addresses, e.g. for statistical purposes. As soon as you are on the website of third parties, they are responsible for the data protection of their offers within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

4. Newsletter

With your consent to receive our newsletter we have the possibility to inform you regularly about current developments and events.

To subscribe to the newsletters, we provide a registration form for requests to be added to the corresponding distribution list. To be included in the mailing list, you only need to enter your e-mail address (mandatory information). We use your e-mail address exclusively for sending the newsletter.

4.1 CleverReach

To send our newsletter we use the services of CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany. This enables us to organize and analyze the sending of our newsletters. The data you enter to receive the newsletter, such as your e-mail address, is stored on CleverReach’s servers in Germany and Ireland. A data processing agreement (AVV) has been concluded with CleverReach.

With the help of CleverReach’s analysis tools, we can track how many recipients have opened their newsletter and how often links were clicked on in the newsletter.

Details on CleverReach’s data analysis can be found at:

If you do not wish CleverReach to analyse your data, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. Your data will be deleted from CleverReach’s servers if you unsubscribe. If this data has been transmitted to us for other purposes and elsewhere, it will remain with us.

Details of CleverReach’s privacy policy can be found at:

Unconfirmed registrations are automatically deleted from CleverReach’s systems and servers after two months.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data after registration for the newsletter is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his consent.

You can object at any time for the future by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the end of the newsletter or by sending us an informal e-mail with your revocation to Unsubscriptions are automatically deleted from CleverReach’s systems and servers after two months.

5. VAB Events

The collection and processing of your data is carried out for the purpose of organising the event, communication in connection with the event and association topics. By registering for events, you consent to the electronic processing and storage of the contact data you have provided. The data will only be passed on to third parties for the purpose of carrying out the event as far as necessary (e.g. admission control of the host). Your data will be deleted after the event, unless they are subject to a longer retention period due to other legal requirements.

6. Member Area

Only registered employees from our members have access to the protected member area of the website of the Association of Foreign Banks in Germany e.V.. The access coordinates (user name and password) will be sent to the user upon request to The collection and processing of your data is carried out for the purpose of verifying your access authorization to the member area. In order to process your request and activate access to the member area, your given contact data (surname, first name, member institution, e-mail address) will be electronically processed and stored. The user will receive a password randomly generated by us. You can then reset this password by clicking on “Forgot password” and assign a new password yourself. The association expressly recommends this step. You have the option to have us deactivate access to the member area at any time. All you need to do is send a message with your name and e-mail address to

Your personal rights

You have the following rights:

  • Right of access, Art. 15 DSGVO
  • Right to rectification, Art. 16 DSGVO
  • Right to erasure, Art. 17 DSGVO
  • Right to restriction of processing, Art. 18 DSGVO
  • Right to data portability, Art. 20 DSGVO
  • Right to object, Art. 21 DSGVO

If you wish to make use of any of these rights, please contact the data protection officer of VAB. You will find the contact details at the end of the declaration.

It is also possible to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e) DSGVO (data processing in the public interest) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO (data processing on the basis of a weighing of interests).

If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

The objection can be directed formally with the subject “Objection” under indication of your name, your (vocational) address to the following contact:

Verband der Auslandsbanken in Deutschland e. V.
Data Protection Officer
Weißfrauenstraße 12-16
60311 Frankfurt am Main

The Association of Foreign Banks in Germany

Weißfrauenstr. 12-16
60311 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 975850 0
+49 69 975850 10