Privacy Policy

We care about your personal data

IDS GmbH – Analysis and Reporting Services (IDS) appreciates your visit to this web application (Website) and your interest in our services and products. Your privacy is important to us and we want you to feel comfortable visiting our Website. This privacy notice explains how and what type of personal data will be collected, processed and used during and following your visits to the Website, why it is collected, with whom it is shared, and your rights in this regard. Please read this notice carefully.


This privacy notice applies to any information obtained by IDS through your use of the Website. It does not apply to any websites controlled by third parties not affiliated with IDS that the Website may link to ("Third Party Sites"). Please review the privacy statements of Third Party Sites as IDS is not responsible for and has no influence on the content or the privacy practices of Third Party Sites.


The terms of this privacy notice are subject to any additional terms, disclaimers or other contractual terms you have entered into with IDS such as client privacy statements or notices, and any applicable mandatory laws and regulations.


This privacy notice may be updated from time to time; please do check it on a regular basis.

Who is the data controller?

A data controller is the individual or legal person who controls and is responsible to keep and use personal data in paper or electronic files. IDS is the data controller as defined by relevant data protection laws and regulations.

What personal data will be collected?

When you visit the Website, our web server automatically records details about your visit including:

  • IP address;
  • the website from which you visited us;
  • the type of browser software used;
  • the Website pages that you visit; and
  • the date and duration of your visit to the Website

We will also collect and process various types of personal data, which you can voluntarily  provide to us when using the contact functionality of our Website, including:

  • Surname, First Name, Title
  • Address;
  • Contact Details;
  • Company Name, Business or Profession;

How will we use your personal data?

IDS will use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • for technical administration, research and development of the Website;
  • for customer and user administration and marketing;
  • to maintain business relationships;
  • to conduct research and analysis with regard to our business relations;
  • to inform you about our events, services, products and news when you visit the Website or when you subscribe to our newsletter or mailing lists;
  • for fraud prevention and detection;

We will inform you where we require your consent to process your personal data. Otherwise, we will process your personal data to meet our legitimate business interests (including maintaining contact with clients, providing updates and information about IDS, organizing and hosting events, and conducting market research and analysis) or where it is needed to comply with a legal obligation. In addition, we may also process your personal data to enter into a contract with you, or to perform our obligations under an existing contract with you.


IDS respects applicable laws and regulations in its use of personal data.

Are cookies used on the Website?

IDS uses tracking technology such as cookies or tags to gather information as outlined above to understand how visitors use the Website.


Tracking technology helps us manage and improve the usability of the Website, for example by detecting whether there has been any contact between your computer and us in the past and to identify the most popular sections of the Website.


You can control tracking technologies using your browser. Please ensure that your browser setting reflects whether you wish to be warned about and/or accept tracking technologies (such as cookies) where possible. The specific capabilities of your browser and instructions on how to use them can usually be found in the manual or help file of your browser.


Refusing, disabling or deactivating tracking technologies may result in a reduced availability of the services provided by the Website, or parts of the Website may no longer function correctly.


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google.


The purposes of the data processing are the evaluation of the use of the website and the compilation of reports on activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services will be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.


You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. You may also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics (

Who will have access to personal data collected through the Website?

We will ensure that your personal data is processed in a manner that is compatible with the purposes specified above. For the specified purposes, your personal data may be disclosed to the following parties who operate as third party data controllers:

  • Other Allianz Group companies;
  • Authorized third party service providers.

Finally, we may share your personal data in the following instances:

  • With law enforcement agencies, government and regulatory bodies to meet applicable legal or regulatory obligations.

Where will collected personal data be processed?

Your personal data may be processed both inside and outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) by the parties specified above, subject always to contractual restrictions regarding confidentiality and security in line with applicable data protection laws and regulations. We will not disclose your personal data to parties who are not authorized to process them.


We will take steps to ensure that in the case of transfer of your personal data outside of the EEA, it receives an adequate level of protection as it does in the EEA. You can find out what safeguards we rely upon for such transfers (for example, Standard Contractual Clauses) by contacting us as detailed below.

What are your rights in respect of your personal data?

Where permitted by applicable law or regulation, you have the right to:

  • Access your personal data held about you and to learn the origin of the data, the purposes and means of the processing, the details of the data controller(s), the data processor(s) and the parties to whom the data may be disclosed;
  • Withdraw your consent at any time where your personal data is processed with your consent;
  • Update and correct your personal data so that it is accurate;
  • Delete your personal data from our records if it is no longer needed for the purposes indicated above;
  • Restrict the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, e.g. where you have contested the accuracy of your personal data, for the period enabling us to verify its accuracy;
  • Obtain your personal data in an electronic format;
  • File a complaint with us and/or the relevant data protection authority; and
  • object to us processing your personal data, or tell us to stop processing it (including for purposes of direct marketing).

What security measures have we implemented to protect your information collected through the Website?

IDS has implemented reasonable technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data collected by IDS via the Website against unauthorized access, misuse, loss or destruction.

What should you consider when sending data over the Internet?

The Internet is generally not regarded as a secure environment, and information sent via the Internet (such as to or from the Website or via electronic message) may be accessed by unauthorized third parties, potentially leading to disclosures, changes in content or technical failures. Even if both sender and receiver are located in the same country, information sent via the Internet may be transmitted across international borders and be forwarded to a country with a lower data protection level than in your country of residence.


IDS does not accept responsibility or liability for the security of your information whilst in transit over the Internet to IDS. In order to protect your privacy you may choose another means of communication with IDS, where you deem it appropriate.

How long is personal data retained for?

We will not retain your personal data for longer than is necessary and we will hold it only for the purposes for which it was obtained.

How can you contact us?

If you have any queries about how we use your personal data, you can contact us via the details specified below:

IDS GmbH – Analysis and Reporting Services
Koeniginstrasse 28
80802 Munich, Germany