1. Scope of application and basic principles

We attach considerable importance to the protection of your personal data. You can learn more about the general and extensive measures that we take to protect your data in our Data Privacy Statement pursuant to Art. 13 and 14 EU General Data Protection Regulation. In the following we provide you with specific information in connection with your use of our website.

2. Use of cookies, Web analysis

Cookies are small files that we send through your Web browser to your computer's hard drive and which we can read during your current visit to our webpages and upon subsequent visits.

You can prevent cookies being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; we would, however, point out to you that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.

We use the following technical cookies without your explicit consent because they are necessary for the proper functioning of our website:

  • cookie banner accepted: Remembers that you have accepted the cookie policy on the cookie banner.
  • legal notices accepted: Remembers the pages for which you have accepted any preceding legal notices.
  • form ID cookie: Stores a random, variable and untraceable ID number in order to be able to distinguish actual visitors from bots when forms are submitted.
  • function cookies for stock and bond charts, the contents of which are supplied by external service providers and integrated into our website.

In addition to these technical cookies, we use the analytics tool Matomo for Web analytics purposes in order to optimise for you our Web offerings and in particular how they are presented. The analytics tool Matomo (further information at: http://matomo.org) uses cookies to analyse user behaviour. This analysis is, however, conducted on an anonymised basis because we use the "anonymizeIP" plugin to ensure that IP addresses are always logged anonymously (so-called IP masking). This step blanks the last two bytes of your IP address (e.g. 123.456.xxx.xxx).

You may control such logging of your visit to our website by Matomo via the following link.

You are currently opted in. Click here to opt out.

You are currently opted out. Click here to opt in.

We make use of offerings from external service providers in connection with the HTML Annual Report and the Applicants' Portal. In the case of both offerings, further cookies are placed on your computer when accessing the HTML Annual Report or upon registering with the Applicants' Portal. These areas are, however, subject to separate Data Privacy Statements of which you will be informed when making use of the respective offering.

3. Collection and processing of your data

We collect your data in various ways:

Access data and server log files

In order to technically optimise the utilisation of our Internet offerings, we require information about which technical tools are used to access which of our webpages. We save these data in so-called server log files. Unless otherwise required by law, the storage period is 12 months. The data do not include any personal data.

Subscription to our e-mail notification service

If you are a subscriber to our e-mail Notification Service, you receive e-mail notifications of current publications that you can access under www.hannover-rueck.de or www.hannover-re.com. We use the data provided by you for this purpose solely for sending our notification e-mails. You may choose to stop receiving these notifications at any time by sending an e-mail to privacy@hannover-re.com. In addition, each notification e-mail contains a link via which you can cancel the receipt of these e-mails.

Direct inquiries using contact forms or via e-mail

Inquiries that we receive via the contact or order form or which you send directly to a contact person at the Hannover Re Group are forwarded as necessary by us internally within the Group to the relevant responsible area.

In view of our global presence, the responsible area may be located outside the European Economic Area (EEA). In this case too, however, your data are used solely to respond to your particular inquiry and in accordance with the relevant applicable statutory provisions. In this respect, our binding corporate rules safeguard the necessary level of data privacy also in connection with such data transfers.

All data that you transmit using the e-mail form on our website are encrypted to protect them against misuse by third parties. We currently use TLS (Transport Layer Security (formerly SSL, Secure Sockets Layer)) encryption as recommended by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). We cannot, however, guarantee the security of data transmitted to us over the Internet.

4. Third-party contents and technologies

On our webpages we currently include icons for the social networks XING, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn that are associated with functions. In addition, there is a contact link via YouTube. As soon as you, as a user, activate these icons by clicking on them and/or follow the corresponding link under Contact, you leave our website and enter the sphere of influence of the relevant social network. You also have the option to follow us on YouTube, XING and LinkedIn. You are urged to familiarise yourself with the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the respective social network as well as with your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy by consulting the data privacy statements/notices of the social network in question.

5. Further information

Further information, particularly regarding the topics

  • disclosure of your data,
  • data security,
  • your rights,
  • our Data Protection Officer and/or
  • responsibility,

can also be found in our Data Privacy Statement pursuant to Art. 13 and 14 EU General Data Protection Regulation.

6. Reservation of right of modification

We reserve the right to modify these data privacy rules at any time within the limits set by applicable laws.

Information as of January 2019