A. Data protection declaration
Personal data which you provide us with when visiting this website is processed in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Data Protection Act and other legislation governing e-commerce.
Westend Bank AG
60599 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone: +49 69 660 595 6 00
Fax: +49 69 660 595 6 99
C. Name and address of the data protection officer
GAR Gesellschaft für Aufsichtsrecht und Revision mbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
- data protection officer –
60327 Frankfurt am Main
D. Gathering and using data
Each time our webpage or a file is accessed, the webserver stores the following data:
- your IP address,
- the internet site which you come from,
- the pages you click, and
- the date and duration of your visit.
We evaluate this information for statistical purposes and to improve our website pages without compiling a personal user profile. The information is also not transmitted to third parties.
Sometimes cookies provide information so that you can be automatically recognized. This recognition is possible because the cookie saves your IP address.
You can prevent the installation of cookies using the corresponding option on your browser, however, you may then not be able to use all of the functions on our website to the full extent.
F. Use of Google Maps
Our website uses the “Google Maps API” map service belonging to Google Inc. to show our location on an interactive map. Information about the use of our website including your IP address is transmitted to Google servers in the USA and stored there.
In the company’s own data protection declaration, Google undertakes not to transfer information to third parties but sometimes makes exceptions. The data gathered can be transferred to third parties as long as this is legally permissible in the USA or if the data is processed on behalf of Google. You can find the data protection declaration of Google Inc. here:
You have the possibility to turn off the map service and deny data transfer to Google by deactivating Java Script in your browser. However, in this case the use of the map display is restricted.
G. Use of contact possibilities
You have the possibility on our website to contact us by e-mail or by filling out a contact form. If you do so, your data will be processed so that we can contact you. Your data is not transferred to third parties. We also do not compare this data with data relating to other services offered on our website.
H. Other links to external providers
Should our website be linked to other providers, this data protection declaration does not apply to their content. We have no knowledge of, and no influence over, the data the operators of these websites possibly gather. You can receive information from the data protection information of the respective website.
I. Encrypting personal data
All of the information you provide us in dialog and application forms is securely encrypted using up-to-date internet technology and is only used for its intended purpose.
We use a transfer procedure based on the SSL protocol (Secure Sockets Layer). This enables the encryption of all data traffic between your browser and our server. This protects your data from manipulation during transfer and unauthorized access by third parties.
J. Intended use of your data
Your personal data is only used for the purpose you have authorized us or for use and transfer you have given your consent to. Gathering by, or transfer to, state institutions and authorities only takes place in the case of compulsory national legislation. Our staff are bound to secrecy and data confidentiality.
K. Data protection information – how we deal with your data and your rights in accordance with Articles 13, 14 and 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
In addition to our website, we also process personal data within the framework of our business relationship. You can find information about this data processing and your legal rights which sometimes also concern the data processing on our website in our Data Protection Information.
There you can find information regarding the following:
- Who is responsible for my data processing and who can I turn to?
- Which sources and data do we use?
- Why do we process your data (purpose of processing) and on what legal basis?
- Who has access to my data?
- How long will my data be stored?
- Is data transferred to a third country or to an international organization?
- What are my data protection rights?
- Am I obliged to provide data?
- To what extent does automated individual decision-making take place?
- To what extent is my data used for profiling (scoring)?
L. The use of Google Analytics with anonymization function
On our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service belonging to Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter ‘Google’. Google Analytics uses text files (cookies) which are stored on your computer and which enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies such as the place, time and frequency of your visit to our website including your IP address is transmitted to Google in the USA and stored there.
We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization function. This ensures that Google truncates and, therefore, anonymizes your IP address within member states of the European Union and in the countries belonging to the European Economic Area. Google uses this information to evaluate visits to our website in order to compile reports for us about user behavior and, if appropriate, to provide further services connected to the websites and internet use. In addition, Google will transfer this information to third parties if this is legally permissible or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google categorically rules out that your IP address will be connected with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies using the corresponding option on your browser, however, you may then not be able to use all of the functions on our website to the full extent.
Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation option for the most frequently used browsers. This gives you more control over which data is gathered and processed by Google. If you activate this option, no information about your website visits will be transferred to Google. However, this will also prevent you from providing us or other website analysis services which we use with information. For further information about Google’s deactivation option and how it can be activated can be obtained in the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de