Data protection

In the following you will find information about the use of your personal data. The first section explains the use of your personal data when visiting our website. In the second section of this data protection information you will learn more about data protection concerning insurance contracts.

Controller of your personal data in connection with the use of our website is HDI Global SE

Should you have questions or suggestions concerning data protection beyond this information, or should you desire to assert your rights for information and correction, our contacts for data protection will gladly assist you. Furthermore, you are, under certain conditions, entitled to restrict processing, enforce deletion of your data, or demand disclosure and furnishing of all of your provided personal data in a structured, established and machine readable format. Our data protection team can be contacted at:

HDI Global SE,
Protection des données personnelles
Succursale française
Tour Opus 12
La Défense 9
77 Esplanade du Général de Gaulle
92914 Paris La Défense Cedex

The supervisory authority responsible for us is the supervisory authority Niedersachsen (Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen). Please contact this authority should you have questions or complaints.

You may also contact the Commission Nationale Informatique et Liberté (CNIL).

Part 1: Data protection when visiting our Internet pages

1.Log files

Upon each visit of our website, your browser automatically sends information to the servers of our website, which is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following data is recorded without any action on your part and stored until automatic deletion:

  • IP address of the computer issuing the request,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the file(s) accessed/retrieved,
  • website which directed you to our Internet presence (referrer page),
  • operating system and browser employed,
  • name of your internet access provider.

Collecting and processing of this data takes place to make the use of our website possible (for establishing the connection), to ensure continuous system security and stability, to allow for technical administration of our network infrastructure and optimization of our website, as well as for internal statistics use. The IP address is only used for statistical purposes, as well as in case of an attack on our network infrastructure. This does not allow any inference to your person. It takes place under consideration and within the scope of the weighing of interests according to article 6 para 1 (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To the extent that further storage of log files is required for purposes of proof, these are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified. 

The data collected will be deleted after four weeks at the latest.

We have taken due measures to ensure that no minor may give consent to the processing of his or her data. Should we obtain knowledge that personal data of a minor has been processed, we will delete such personal data immediately.

2. Cookies and website analysis

We are continuously working on improving and optimizing our online services and offering you a pleasant visit of our website. Logging your access to our website into log files, as well as employing cookies and web analysis, are important for this. The legal basis for data processing using cookies – also for purposes of web analysis – is our legitimate interest in the analysis, the optimization and the commercially viable operation of our website pursuant to article 6 para 1 lit (f) GDPR.

2.1 Cookie information and cookie management

Cookies are automatically stored onto your computer when you visit our website. Cookies are text files which contain a pseudonymized alias and thus do not permit any form of attribution to a specific person. Only we are able to read these cookies.

The cookies that we employ may be categorized as follows: generally required cookies, function-related cookies, and service-related cookies.

Generally required cookies are used to make our website user-friendly. Certain actions you perform are stored for the duration of the respective visit to our website with the purpose of optimizing your user experience.. E.g., your entries to the calculator are stored so you do not have to re-enter them . These cookies are deleted when you close/exit the browser.

Function-related cookies enable us to adjust our website to the personal preferences of our users. As an example, we store the settings the user makes (e.g., country or language).

Service-related cookies help us to measure usage of our website. With these cookies, we can determine which areas of our website are visited most frequently . This information helps us to identify potentials to further improve our website.

As a user of our website, you are asked to select your own privacy settings to determine if you accept or reject cookies, or wish to be notified about receiving a new cookie. In addition, you can delete previously stored cookies. If you delete your cookies, this may result in opt-out cookies being deleted. You will therefore have to select your choice again the next time you visit our website. The affected opt-outs must then be reactivated to become effective again. Deactivating cookies may lead to parts of our website not being fully functional or not being displayed correctly.

Additionally, you can adjust your settings in our Cookie Management Center. 

2.2. Web analysis

We use cookies for our website that enable the analysis of your surfing behavior (service-related cookies). For this, we use the web analysis service “Piwik Pro”. This service only uses pseudonymized data with shortened IP address such as date and time of page view, duration of the visit, frequency of page view or pages referring you to our website. You can activate and deactivate these cookies as outlined in section 2.1.

3. Communication with us

3.1 Newsletter

If you subscribe to one of our newsletters, we store your e-mail address, surname, first name, salutation (if applicable), and country of residence, as well as any voluntarily supplied information. We use these exclusively to provide our newsletter service.

We collect statistics about when and how often the respective newsletter issues were read. This data is collected on a pseudonymized and statistical basis. This means that we do not record or store which individual recipient has opened an email.

We generally process your personal data on the legal basis of your consent pursuant to article. 6 para 1 (a) GDPR. You may cancel your subscription to our newsletter at any time via a link provided in each issue. We will then delete your data from our mailing list.

When subscribing to our newsletter, we additionally store the IP address as well as the date and time of subscription and confirmation, in order to be able to provide proof that you have agreed to receiving the newsletter and to protect the email address submitted, as well as to protect our services from abuse. This collection and storage of data is performed on the legal basis of the weighing of interests in accordance with article 6 para 1 (f) GDPR.


3.2 Contact form

If you wish to send us a message, you may use our contact form. Data you have entered into the contact form such as name, e-mail address, insurance policy number, and message submitted, is stored and used only for the purpose of our individual communication with you. This communication is performed by the HDI Global SE branch office determined by your choice of country and/or language. After completion of the communication process, your personal data will be, as a general rule, deleted. Legal basis for this processing of personal data is - if consent of the user has been given - article 6 para 1 (a) GDPR.

3.3 Offer calculator / Online booking system

Data entered into one of our calculators or online booking systems is stored and used exclusively for the purposes of offer and policy preparation according to article 6 para 1 (b) and (f) GDPR-. We are assisted with this by external service providers which are subject to existing data protection agreements in accordance with applicable legal requirements. Data protection information for specific services or products is made available - if necessary - when using the calculators or the online booking system.

3.4 Online services

Our Internet presence offers online services which require your registration, such as the “Insurance Certificate Online” for our transportation insurance, or the “bAVnet”, with which our customers can manage their contracts for company pension plans. The data processing required for such registration is performed according on the legal basis of article 6 para 1 (b) and (f) GDPR, and is described in more detail during the registration process.

4. Content and third-party technology

For embedding HDI videos, we use content and technology of the online video service Vimeo. This service is operated by Vimeo, LLC, with headquarters at 555 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011, United States of America.

When retrieving pages from our webssite containing a Vimeo plug-in, a connection to the servers of Vimeo is established, and the plug-in displayed. This transmits which of our pages you have visited to the Vimeo server by transferring your IP address. If you are logged on to Vimeo as a member, Vimeo assigns this information to your personal Vimeo user account. When using the plug-in, for example by clicking the start button of a video, this information is also assigned to your account. Additional information about usage may be collected, e.g. which, when and for how long you have viewed a video. You can prevent such assignment by logging off from your Vimeo account and deleting the respective Vimeo cookies before using our website.

Vimeo accesses the tracker of Google Analytics via the iframe inside which the video is being displayed. We have no access to this tracking by Vimeo. You can prevent transmission and use of your data, which is generated by the cookie and relates to your usage of the website (including your IP address), to Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Please note that we have no influence on the mode and scope of collection, use or processing of your data by Vimeo. For information on this, please consult the data protection information of Vimeo at

5. Notice of the right to object

If we process your personal data on the legal basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to article 6 para 1 (f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to article 21 GDPR, provided that there are grounds related to your particular situation, or you object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In the latter case, we will comply with your objection regardless of grounds relating to your particular situation. Please contact our data protection team (contact details above) if you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection.

Your privacy settings for our website

Your privacy is important to us! Therefore, you decide which of your data we may process. Regardless of your selection, we always adhere to the strict requirements of European data protection law (GDPR).