Privacy policy

Data Protection Information

The following data protection information gives you an overview of the way in which we process your personal data when using the “Deutsche Bank Alumni Circle Portal”.

Responsible entity / data controller:

  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Taunusanlage 12
  • 60325 Frankfurt am Main
  • Phone: (069) 910-10000
  • Fax: (069) 910-10001
  • E-Mail-address:

Our internal data protection officer may be contacted at:

  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Datenschutzbeauftragter
  • Taunusanlage 12
  • 60325 Frankfurt am Main
  • Telefon: (069) 910-10000
  • E-Mail-Adresse:

Please find below which personal data we collect and how we process the data obtained. Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; the latter is a person who can just be identified directly, or indirectly, by the available data such as name, email address or telephone number. However, technical information that can be linked to a person is considered personal data as well.

Please note

  • that our website is operated by Paulbergman GmbH (https://www.alumnii.deprocessing your information on our behalf
  • that the collection of your personal data on this website is not required, neither by law nor contract

You are also not required to enter personal data on this website. Nevertheless, the services of this website and the download of a newsletter require the processing of your information.

If you visit our website …

… we collect your information, which is transferred when using an Internet page, in particular date and time of access, your IP address, source of access (the so-called referrer) and data on your operating system and browser. In addition, we collect information on the sub-pages you use.

IP addresses are assigned to each device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, PC) connected to the Internet. Which IP address this is, depends on how your device is connected. It may be the IP address assigned to you by your Internet provider, for example, if you are connected to the Internet via your W-LAN at home. However, it can also be an IP address assigned to you by your mobile phone provider, the IP address of a provider of a public or private W-LAN or other Internet access. In its most common form (IPv4), the IP address consists of four blocks of digits.

Private users generally do not use a constant IP address, but rather an IP address temporarily assigned to them by the provider ("dynamic IP address"). In principle, a permanently assigned IP address ("static IP address") makes it easier to identify the user. We do not make use of personal data obtained in such way, except for the purpose of legal action due to unauthorized access. It is kept in anonymized form on dedicated serves at Paulbergmann GmbH by shortening the last four blocks of the IPv6 address!

Our website already supports the new IPv6 addresses. If you use an IPv6 address, we would like to make you aware of the following: The IPv6 address consists of eight blocks of four. The first four blocks are, just like IPv4 address, typically assigned dynamically to private users. However, the last four blocks of an IPv6 address (so-called "interface identifiers") are determined by the device you use to browse the website.

Unless otherwise set in the operating system you use, the so-called MAC address is used for this purpose. The MAC address is a kind of serial number assigned uniquely to each IP-capable device worldwide.

Consequently, we do not store the last four blocks of your IPv6 address!

In general, we recommend to switch on the so-called "Privacy Extensions" on your end user device to anonymize the last four blocks of your IPv6 address. Many operating systems have a "Privacy Extensions" function, which may not be switched on by default, though.

Log-files become automatically eligible for disposal after a period of 30 days at the latest, as defined by internal processes.

The legal justification to process personal data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation permits the processing of personal data as far as a "legitimate interest" of the controller exists, as long as the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject or other interests do not override. The legitimate interest exists in ensuring Deutsche Bank’s IT security and IT operations in this particular case.

Our website also uses cookies if you have agreed to their use. These are small text files which are transferred to your computer. These will, for example, keep you signed in as a user and/or member or they remember if you have visited our website in the past.

We also use cookies to remember how often you visit our web pages, how many users visit them and, for example, which web pages visitors go to most often and how long they linger.

We use the open source Program MatomoTo to evaluate the information collected and store the data on internal servers of Paulbergman GmbH. The information is pseudonymized and cannot be linked back to you, which is not intended in any way anyhow.

If you have chosen to block cookies on your browser, some services will just not work without them and it can generally affect the way you will be able to use our services. You can switch off tracking by Matomo here:

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All personal data is eligible for deletion after a period 24 months at the latest.

If you subscribe to our newsletter or use the contact form ...

… we will collect the personal data you provide in the relevant forms, in addition to the information captured above. We store this data for the purpose of executing your request in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR. When processing contact requests, the data collected will be deleted after completion. You can trigger deletion of your personal data in connection with a newsletter subscription yourself by unsubscribing from the newsletter, e. g. by clicking on the link at the end of the each newsletter send.

When becoming a member …

… we collect the same data as for non-members visiting our website (please see above). In addition, we collect data when using our services. For example, we collect contact data you give us and images you upload. We collect messages you send to other members, anything you comment on, groups you join, your tags and participation in events. We collect information when you open and click on email newsletters to improve and tailor the content, but this information is pseudonymized and cannot be linked back to you. We collect this information to enable the alumni network to communicate, Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b GDPR. For this purpose, we collect at least your name and email address to enable you to exchange emails amongst each other and receive invitations to alumni events. If you wish to use additional services, further information will be collected as well.

You can view the information we hold for about you in your profile settings, so that you know which information we keep. You also have the option of requesting the deletion of your data in the settings area. On this basis your contact details are made available to other alumni in the network portal. You can determine which information can be viewed by other members by your profile settings. The information is processed on serves of Paulbergman GmbH. Your information is not transferred abroad.

What are my rights?

You have the following rights according to GDPR:

  • You may ask
    • for a copy of your personal data we process. In particular, this includes the processing purpose, categories of personal data affected, categories of recipients and how long this information will be hold for. You will find further information in your profile settings.
    • to correct or complete the data we keep. You may also correct your information in your profile settings.
    • to delete your information processed by us. The easiest way to do this is to go to your profile settings.
    • to release your information in a machine-readable format and transmit it to another controller.
  • You may revoke any consent granted for the processing of your information at any time. To do this, just go to your profile settings.
  • You may object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your information based on Article 6 paragraph 1 f GDPR (data processing based on balancing of interests). If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your information, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests and rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Moreover you may exercise your right to lodge a complaint with our data protection officer or the data protection supervisory authority. The competent data protection supervisory authority is:

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