Privacy Principles

Last updated: 02/2017

Allianz Global Investors GmbH (Bockenheimer Landstr. 42–44, 60323 Frankfurt, Germany) as data controller ("Allianz Global Investors" or "We") appreciates your visit to this website ("Site") and your interest in our services and products.

Your privacy is important to us and we want you to feel comfortable visiting our Site. We take care to protect your personal data collected, processed and used in connection with visits to our Site. As far as it is technically possible and reasonable, we will allow the use of the Site in pseudonymized or anonymized form at the request of the user.

This Privacy Notice may be updated from time to time. We therefore ask you to consult it on a regular basis.

We have developed this Privacy Notice to describe how and for which purposes what type of personal data from users of the Site are collected, processed and used. This Privacy Notice also outlines reasonable precautions which are taken to keep your personal data secure.

What is the purpose and the scope of this Privacy Notice?

This Privacy Notice applies to any personal data collected, processed and used by Allianz Global Investors when you use the Site. It is not applicable to any internet websites controlled by third parties that the Site may link to ("Third Party Sites").

Please review the privacy statements of Third Party Sites as Allianz Global Investors 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 or disclaimers or other contractual terms you have entered into with Allianz Global Investors such as client privacy statements or notices, and any applicable mandatory laws and regulations.

What information do we collect from you and for what purpose?

When you visit the Site, our web server automatically records details about your visit (for example, your IP address, the web site from which you visit us, the type of browser software used, the individual website pages that you actually visit including the date and the duration of your visit).

In addition, we collect, process and use personal data which you provide through the Site, for example when you enter personal details (i.e. name, gender, address, email address, phone/fax number) on a registration page, when you apply online for a job or if you sign up for an email newsletter.

Allianz Global Investors collects, processes and uses your personal data:

  • for the purposes of technical administration and research & development of the Site,
  • for customer and user administration and marketing,
  • to inform you about our services and products, and
  • for the management of job applications.

How do we use tracking technologies?

Allianz Global Investors uses tracking technologies such as cookies or tags. For details how we use cookies and similar technologies, in particular for the purpose of marketing and market and opinion research please refer to our Allianz Global Investors Cookie Policy.

To whom do we disclose your information?

Allianz Global Investors may disclose your information to its affiliates and its and their agents and third party providers inside or outside your country of residence to perform services for Allianz Global Investors and for the purposes stated above.

Our affiliates, agents and third party providers who have access to personal data collected, processed and used through the Site are obliged to respect privacy.

Your personal data may be transferred to recipients outside of the European Union or European Economic Area. In such case we make sure that the recipients of your personal data maintain an adequate level of data protection.

We may also disclose your information to governmental agencies or entities, regulatory authorities, or other persons in line with any applicable law, regulations, court order or official request, or under any and for the purposes of any guidelines issued by regulatory or other authorities, or similar processes as either required or permitted by applicable law.

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

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

How do we treat electronic messages sent to and from Allianz Global Investors?

All electronic messages sent to and from Allianz Global Investors are - in our systems - protected by reasonable technical and organizational measures and may only be accessed by persons not directly involved in the communication in justified cases in line with applicable laws and regulations (e.g. court order, suspicion of criminal conduct, violation of regulatory obligations) by specific persons in defined functions (e.g. Legal, Compliance, Risk). Every step of the process, as well as the search criteria used, are logged in an audit trail.

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 Site 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 exists in your country of residence.

Please note that we accept no responsibility or liability for the security of your information whilst in transit over the internet to Allianz Global Investors. In order to protect your privacy we would like to remind you that you may choose another means of communication with Allianz Global Investors, where you deem it appropriate.

How can you exercise user rights?

You may, where permitted by applicable law or regulation:

  • check whether we collect, process and use your personal data,
  • ask us to provide you with a copy of your personal data, or
  • require us to correct any of your personal data that is inaccurate.

You may object to the use of your personal data for the purposes of marketing or market or opinion research.

Please contact us with any questions or comments related to data protection and to exercise the aforementioned rights and your rights to update or delete your personal data:

Allianz Global Investors GmbH
Data Protection Office
Legal & Compliance
Bockenheimer Landstraße 42-44
60323 Frankfurt

or send an email to:

Use of Social Media plugins:

Our Site uses the following Social Media Plugins ("Plugins")

Facebook Share Button operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S.
California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
Tweet Button operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600,
San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
LinkedIn Share Button operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029
Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

All Plugins are marked with the brand of the respective operators Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing, Youtube and Soundcloud ("Operators").

When you visit the Site that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of the Operator. The Operator directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the Site, enabling the Operator to receive information about you having accessed the respective page of our Site. Thus, Allianz Global Investors has no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and we inform you according to our state of knowledge: The embedded plugins provide the Operator with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our Site. If you do not wish to have such data transferred to the Operators, you need to log out of your respective account before visiting our Site. XING AG, however, will only use your data in order to provide the share functions (e.g. calculation/display of counter value) and not store any personal data from you or evaluate your user behaviour.

Please see the Operators' data privacy statements in order to get further information about purpose and scope of the data collection and the processing and use:



Allianz Global Investors Cookie Policy

Last Updated: 02/ 2017

With this Cookie Policy we, Allianz Global Investors GmbH, Bockenheimer Landstr. 42-44, 60323 Frankfurt, Germany ("Allianz Global Investors" or "We"), provide you with information on how we use cookies and similar technologies on our website ("Site"). For further information on how we collect, process and use personal data please refer to our Privacy Notice.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

Cookies. When you use our Site, we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your device. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits of our Site. Your web browser may provide you with some options regarding cookies. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies, you may not be able to utilize the features of the services provided via our Site to their fullest potential. We may use third party cookies in connection with the services provided via our Site as well. For instance, we use Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytics data. We may not process or respond to web browsers’ “do not track” signals or other similar transmissions that indicate a request to disable online tracking of users who visit our Site or use the services provided via our Site.

Clear GIFs/Web Beacons. Clear GIFs (also known as Web Beacons) are typically transparent very small graphic images (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that are placed on a website that may be included on our services provided via our Site and typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify our users and user behavior.

How We Use Cookies and Similar Technologies

We may use cookies and automatically collected information to: (i) personalize our Site and the services provided via our Site, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your use of, or the next time you use, our Site and the services provided via our Site; (ii) provide customized advertisements, content, and information; (iii) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of our Site and the services provided via our Site and third-party marketing activities; (iv) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and (v) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities offered through our Site and the services provided via our Site.

Tracking technology also helps us manage and improve the usability of the Site, (i) detecting whether there has been any contact between your computer and us in the past and (ii) to identify the most popular sections of the Site.

For further details please refer to the table below:

Name File(s) Explanation Lifespan Opt out Cookie type / other technology
Google Analytics
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This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
up to 2 years You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: . Third party cookie.
  • ASP.NET_SesssionID
  • BIGipServerEU_
  • BIGipServer~WEB
The information Allianz Global Inverstors collects using Sitecore cookies permits us to analyze the Allianz Global Investors Site user's traffic patterns, which amongst other things, enables us over time to provide you with a better experience when using this Sitecore-based Site, both by improving the content and making it easier to use. As examples, We use cookies to remember your:
1. Language and country
2. Browser settings and plug-ins
3. Usage of this Sitecore-based Site
4. Role selected to browse the Site
5. Acceptance of terms and conditions
6. Search terms used within the Site

The cookies enable the Allianz Global Investors Site (Sitecore-based platform) to remember your settings, thereby avoiding having to ask for the specific information each time you visit the Allianz Global Investors Site and also enable data to be stored across sessions (for example, so that the data are retrievable even after the browser has been closed and reopened).
Session No Application Cookie
AddThis bt2 AddThis is a third party plug-in, which provides a suite of technologies to be made available on a website that allow a website user to share, follow, view, recommend and interact with content and allow AddThis to collect information from the website user as a result of the website user's visit to the website.

AddThis tools collect information on websites, do not directly identify an individual and are instead designed to identify the device used by the website user interacting with the website. When a website user visits this website, AddThis tools collect data via cookies and pixels (Clear GIFs/Web Beacons).

When a website user uses the AddThis tools on a website to share information and content (e.g., to share content to Facebook), the website user is redirected through the website before the website user is directed to the destination website.

Data may consist of the following:
  • Internet Protocol address (IP-address), Mobile Ad ID (MAID), browser type, browser language, type of operating system, the date and time the website user visited the website, and behavior on the website, such as how long the website user visited the website;
  • The web search the website user used to locate and navigate to the website;
  • Information regarding how often a website user uses the AddThis tools; and
  • Geo-location data derived from a website user's Internet Protocol address (IP-address).

Following is a description of the types of cookies used by the AddThis tools on websites:
  • Analytics Cookies — When an website user visits a website, AddThis places an analytics cookie on the website user's device that helps AddThis provide insights on website users' activities on a website, including how frequently a website user's device has visited or how the website user's device has interacted with the website.
  • Market Research Cookies — When an website user visits a website, AddThis may also place a market research cookie on the website user's device, or enable one of AddThis' partners to place such a cookie. Market research cookies are similar to analytics cookies in that they count how frequently a website user has visited a website, but these cookies also enable market research companies to evaluate the success of particular marketing programs by collecting aggregate data across multiple websites.
  • Targeted Advertising Cookies — When a website user visits a website that has AddThis tools enabled, AddThis also places a targeted advertising cookie on the website user's device that helps AddThis to deliver or enable the delivery of advertising that is customized to the website user's interests and to keep track of how many ads website users have seen.
255 days You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Third party cookie
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