Privacy

Data Privacy Statement

This data privacy statement provides information about the type, extent and purpose of the collection and use of data within the website and online service of North Channel Bank GmbH & Co. KG, Erthalstrasse 1, Bonifaziusturm B, 55118 Mainz as the party responsible for data protection (hereinafter: “we” or “us”).

We are pleased with your visit to our website and your interest in our company, our products and services.

It is an essential principle of ours to respect the privacy rights of our clients and partners. As a matter of course, this principle also applies to the use of data from your Internet visit.

An individual’s general right to privacy includes the right to autonomy concerning digital information. The protection thereof is guaranteed by provisions of law, e.g. the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz).

We are certain that you, as an Internet user, wish to have your privacy guaranteed. Therefore, we collect, process and use personal data of users only within the scope of the relevant data protection legislation. This means that user data is only used when authorized by law or upon the individual’s agreement. We take organizational, contractual and technical security measures in order to ensure compliance with data protection regulations and that the data administered by us is protected against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized third parties. Users should, however, be aware that the absolute control of access to publically visible data is not possible.

Every time a user accesses this site, data is saved in a log file. This is non-personal data, i.e. you can use the website anonymously: In accordance with, and pursuant to, legal regulation we use the log file data solely for statistical analysis for the purpose of operations, security and optimization of services, without identifying the user or creating any other type of profile. We reserve the right, however, in case of specific reasons, to subsequently check the log file data if there is legitimate suspicion of unlawful use.

All information provided to us is stored on servers within the European Union (‘EU’). We work with affiliated companies as well as non-group companies and service companies in order to provide a comprehensive service package. These companies are provided with the above-mentioned data only for purposes of individual consultation and the customized provision of information on our behalf.

The IP address of the computer sending the query is not stored so that personal user profiles cannot be created. The stored data is only analyzed for statistical purposes of North Channel Bank GmbH & Co. KG. It shall not be passed on to third parties. Our website uses cookies. Cookies are information transmitted from our web server or third-party webservers to the web browser of the user and stored for later access. It is possible to view our website without using cookies. If users do not wish to have cookies stored on their computers, they are asked to deactivate the relevant option in their system settings of the browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser.

The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions regarding the presentation of this website. It is possible to administer many online ad cookies by companies using the American site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/. Users are informed that visits to this website may lead to the automatic installation of cookies, which are stored temporarily in the user’s computer memory or hard drive. Cookies do not enable the identification of the user, but record information about the user behaviour on the website.

Users of this website confirm that they have been informed of this procedure and agree with its usage by North Channel Bank GmbH & Co. KG. Users may deactivate cookies via the system settings of their browser. With the exception of Google Analytics, we do not use any other technologies to track the access behaviour of users. It may be the case, however, that third-party contents, such as YouTube videos, map data by Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are incorporated in this website:

1. Which requires that the parties providing these contents (hereinafter: “third-party providers”) be aware of the user’s IP address, as without an IP address they would be unable to send content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore necessary to display the respective content.

2. North Channel Bank endeavours to use only third-party content where the respective provider uses the IP address solely to provide information. However, we have no influence on whether or not the third-party provider stores the IP addresses for statistical purposes, for example. To the best of our knowledge, the following sections serve as appropriate disclosure and education for users.

Google Analytics:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies regarding your use of this website is, as a rule, transmitted to and stored in a Google server in the US. In the event of the activation of the IP anonymization on this website however, your IP address will first be abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or other states which are a party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there.

You can prevent the use by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de This sets up an opt-out cookie, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

Please note that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended to include the code “gat. anonymizeIp();”, in order to guarantee an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). Users are entitled to apply for information, free of charge, about their personal data stored by us. The contact information can be found in the Legal Disclaimer section.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage towards the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data held by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the relevant settings of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can furthermore prevent the collection of data generated by the cookies and acquired by your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de). You can find more information at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

In addition, users have the right to correct false data, revoke their consent, block or delete personal data, insofar as there is no legal obligation to retain such data. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Statement to adapt it to changing legal circumstances or changes to the service or data processing. Users are therefore requested to inform themselves regularly of the content of the Privacy Statement.

Status of the Data Privacy Statement: February 2015