Important Information

Allianz Global Investors Privacy Principles

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 number) on a registration page 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 such purposes as otherwise specified.

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 and LinkedIn(“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.

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: