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Welcome to the Aareal ONE website, the digital employee magazine exclusively for current employees of Aareal Bank Group.

Collection and processing of personal data

In most cases, you can visit Aareal Bank AG's webpages without providing any personal data. Access to Aareal ONE is exclusively reserved for current employees of Aareal Bank Group. In order to create an Aareal ONE user account, we save your work email address, name and personal password. When logging in (including via single sign on access), a log-in cookie is stored on your computer which identifies you as having logged in. Authorised persons are therefore only able to access Aareal ONE when they have agreed to the use of cookies. Using the comment function in Aareal ONE will save the user's comment as well as information regarding the posting date and time, the user's email address and user name (real name). Third parties have access to the data saved, but this will not be used for any purpose other than user accounts maintenance, email support and operating the aareal-one.com website, and is treated as confidential.

We also use so-called non-personal cookies on Aareal ONE for statistical purposes as a way of making the site more user-friendly. These cookies inform us of the name of your internet service provider and the IP address it has assigned, the websites from which you accessed our site and the websites you visit while browsing our page. The individual user remains anonymous to us.

Web analytics cookies

This website uses the "Piwik/Matomo" web analytics tool. Analysing how visitors use the site is important, as it enables us to examine demand for content and to improve our service as a result. Piwik/Matomo collects the following data: date, number of actions on the website, time spent on the website, country of origin, browser version, operating system, number of new and returning visitors, referring URL, conversion rate. Statistical data and user profiles created under pseudonyms are saved for 15 months and automatically deleted after this time.

In the version we use, the Piwik/Matomo analytics tool anonymises IP addresses so that they cannot be linked to an individual. The Piwik analytics tool works by placing two small text files called cookies on your device. Piwik uses “persistent cookies”, which remain saved on your device after your visit. 

The cookies are sent from the domain “aareal-one.com” and are named as follows: _pk_id and _pk_ses. The cookie expires after 13 months. It allows us to:

  • recognise visitors who have already visited our site and create user profiles under pseudonyms in order to improve the website's user-friendliness
  • identify visitors' approximate location
  • rectify any errors on the website and improve our service.

Please note: Due to the authorisation structure enabling access to Aareal ONE, authorised persons are only able to access Aareal Bank Group's employee magazine when they have agreed to the use of cookies. 

Please read the following notes carefully to find out about our data protection provisions.

As an individual with access authorisation for Aareal ONE, when you click on the "I accept" button, you can finish logging on/registering on Aareal ONE and obtain (continued) access to Aareal ONE. In doing so, you also agree to this website using cookies with the goal of permanently improving user-friendliness. 

When you click on the "I would like to opt out" button, you will not be able to access Aareal ONE. Please note: You can only access Aareal One by clicking on the "I accept" button.

If you would like to oppose the data protection provisions, please click on the "I would like to opt out" button. Please note: Once you have clicked this button, you will no longer have access to Aareal ONE and will be deregistered.

Your decision - either "I accept" or "I would like to opt out" - will be saved so that you will no longer receive this consent notification. You have the option to change your mind at any time in the data protection provisions. 

You can find the button to opt out at the end of this page (please scroll down).

Right to opt out

You can disable the analysis of your use of this website by blocking cookies from this domain (aareal-one.com) in your browser. Please see your browser instructions for how to do this.

You can decide here whether to permit a unique web analytics cookie to be stored in your browser. This cookie enables the website operator to collect and analyse various statistical data.  If you decide against this, please click on the following link to store the Piwik/Matomo deactivation cookie in your browser.

Your visit to this website is currently being recorded by Piwik/Matomo web analytics. Click here to stop your visit being recorded.

Please note that if you deactivate cookies, it will not be possible to access Aareal ONE. 

You can decide here whether to permit a unique web analytics cookie to be stored in your browser. This cookie enables the website operator to collect and analyse various statistical data.

Please note that if you deactivate cookies, this website's functionality will be limited and it will not be possible to access Aareal ONE.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for safety reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as queries you send to us, the site operators. An encrypted connection is characterised by the address bar changing from "http://" to "https://", and the lock displayed in your browser bar.

Once SSL encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by others.

Data security

Aareal Bank AG takes technical and organisational security measures in order to protect data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are improved on an ongoing basis in accordance with technological developments. In addition, our employees must respect the data secrecy provisions defined in the Federal Data Protection Act and are bound by banking confidentiality.

Right to request information and public index of procedures

Pursuant to applicable law, we will inform you on request and in writing of whether and which personal data we hold about you. We have compiled this information in our public directory of procedures in accordance with Section 4e of the Federal Data Protection Act.

Public index of procedures

Section 4g of the Federal Data Protection Act stipulates that the Data Protection Officer must make the following information available in accordance with Section 4e of the Federal Data Protection Act:

1. Name of responsible body: Aareal Bank AG

2. Management Board: Mr Hermann J. Merkens (Chairman) Ms Dagmar Knopek Ms Christiane Kunisch-Wolff Mr Thomas Ortmanns Mr Christof Winkelmann Head of Data Processing: Mr Holger Spielberg

3. Address of responsible body: Paulinenstr. 15 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany

4. Purpose of data collection, processing or use: Aareal ONE is the digital employee magazine of Aareal Bank Group. As part of the Group's internal communication mandate, Aareal ONE provides a defined group of users (current Group employees) with information about the Group.

5. Definition of groups of persons affected and pertinent data or data categories:

  • Employees of Aareal Bank Group 

6. Recipients or categories of recipients who may receive data:

  • Public authorities in compliance with preferential legal provisions
  • External contractors according to Section 11 of the Federal Data Protection Act (contract data processing)
  • Third parties on behalf of clients or to execute/achieve the objectives listed under point 4
  • Service providers undertaking technical website maintenance (agency) with an obligation to comply with secrecy requirements

7. Standard deadlines for the deletion of data:

 Statutory retention periods are observed and data is deleted upon expiry of said retention periods. Where no such retention periods apply, the relevant data will be deleted once the objectives specified under point 4 have ceased to exist.

8. Planned transmission of data to third countries:

 Transmission of personal data to bodies outside the EU or the European Economic Area (EEA) takes place only within the framework of legally admissible arrangements or with the express consent of the parties affected.

Aareal Bank AG

Data Protection Officer Internal Data Protection Officer

In line with legal provisions, Aareal Bank AG has appointed a Data Protection Officer. If you have any questions concerning the processing of your personal data, you may contact him directly.

Email: Datenschutz(at)Aareal-Bank.com Tel.: +49 611/348-0  Fax.: +49 611/348-2549

I would like to opt out

When you click on the button, you will not be able to access Aareal ONE. You will be forwarded to the log-in-page.