Data protection

Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in German government securities, our company and our Internet pages.
Protecting your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. We therefore feel it is important for you to know when we store personal data, what personal data we store and how we use this data.

It goes without saying that we comply strictly with the provisions of German data protection laws and treat your data confidentially.
Personal data means any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. For instance, this can be your name, address, telephone number or details concerning your debt register account. Information that cannot be directly linked to a specific individual does not qualify as personal data.

Anonymity when visiting our Internet pages

It is generally possible to visit our Internet pages without stating your name or similar details.
When you visit our Internet pages, it is standard procedure for our web server to store only the name of your Internet service provider, your IP address, the website from which you visit us (search engines, e.g.), the pages you visit on our website, and the date and duration of your visit. This data is used for statistical purposes. For us it is not possible to establish any reference to your person.

Collection, processing and use of personal data; disclosing data to third parties

We only collect personal data if you provide us with these details of your own free will, for instance, for the purchase or sale of German government securities, or if you provide these details when registering for information services from us, for instance, when ordering brochures or a newsletter.
This data is processed and used by us for the purposes of our service provision. You will also receive (product) information from us if you have given your consent to this.
The personal data you provide us with during your visit to our Internet pages will not be used for any purposes other than for the performance of our contractual obligations and for the processing of your enquiries.

External links

On our Internet pages we have created links to third-party websites where further information is available.
The Federal Republic of Germany – Finance Agency has no influence on the content and design of these third-party Internet pages. We therefore stress that the statements we have made here regarding data protection do not apply to these third-party Internet pages.


If you visit our Internet pages, we will store a cookie for the duration of your visit to our website (session cookie). We need this information in order to facilitate your use of our website, e.g. when you order information material, or to present the disclaimer.
Cookies are small text files that will be only saved to your hard disc during your visit on our website, and that will be deleted - depending on the settings of your internet browser - by closing the browser application. These cookies don't retrieve any personal information stored on your hard disc and don't affect your computer or your files. Most browsers accept cookies by default . You are free to deactivate the automatic acceptance of cookies in your browser or to setup a notice from the browser if a cookie is going to be created.

Do you have any questions about data protection?

If you have any questions about the statements we have made here, about data protection in general or about the data we have stored about you, please contact our data protection officer.

Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Finanzagentur GmbH
- Data Protection Officer -
Lurgiallee 5
60439 Frankfurt am Main


Status  March 2017

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