Privacy policy

The Deutsche Bundesbank takes the matter of protecting your personal data very seriously. The following privacy policy gives you an overview of the kind of data that are collected and for what purpose.

This privacy policy applies to the website We adhere strictly to the provisions of the applicable German and European data protection laws, in particular of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


The controller responsible for processing your personal data within the meaning of Article 4(7) of the GDPR is:

Deutsche Bundesbank
Postfach 10 06 02
60006 Frankfurt am Main

Data collection, processing, use and possible disclosure of personal data to third parties

We do not usually require you to provide any personal data when you access the Bundesbank’s websites. Certain data are saved in a log file (see section “Use of cookies”) and are used solely to optimise our websites and for statistical purposes.

Data submitted in email queries are used only to respond to such queries and are stored for a maximum of two years after processing has been completed.

Data processing for registration and participation in the euro20+ event

When you apply to take part in Euro20+ using the registration form, your data will be processed solely for this purpose and will be deleted no later than six months after the event. Should it be necessary to pass on your registration data for the event, you will be informed of this separately.

You can register to apply for the Euro20+ event on the website. To register, you must provide us with the following data:

  • first and last name;
  • email address;
  • date of birth;
  • ​​​​​​​gender;
  • postcode and town/city;
  • ​​​​​​​occupation, training programme or course of study;
  • reasons for application.
  • ​​​​​​​Optionally, you can also submit a profile picture and links to your social media accounts.

Before you submit your registration, we will ask you whether you consent to the processing of your data. The legal basis for this is your consent pursuant to Article 6(1) sentence 1 point (a) of the GDPR.

If your application was successful and you have confirmed your acceptance, you will be presented as a participant on our website with a short participant profile (first name, profile picture, place of residence).

Further details in your profile will only be visible to other participants who have likewise successfully applied via the application platform and confirmed their participation. These include last name, age, occupation, training programme or course of study, as well as any links to your social media accounts.

Your complete profile is visible only to the employees of the host entrusted with running Euro20+. In each case, the legal basis for processing these data is your consent pursuant to Article 6(1) sentence 1 point (a) of the GDPR, which we will request during the course of the registration process.

We will not disclose your data to third parties without your express consent unless this is required by law, owing to a court decision or in connection with legal or criminal proceedings following an attack on the Bundesbank’s internet infrastructure. Data will not be disclosed for other non-commercial or commercial purposes.

In cases where the Bundesbank engages third parties, as outlined in this privacy policy, they must also undertake to observe the relevant data protection provisions.

Deletion and blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data minimisation, and thus store your personal data for only as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes listed here or in accordance with the various data retention periods provided by law. After the respective purpose ceases to apply, or after these retention periods have expired, the corresponding data are routinely deleted or blocked in accordance with the legal provisions.

The personal data that you have used to apply for our event will be processed solely for this purpose and will be deleted no later than six months after the end of the event. With respect to any and all data processing that we conduct on the basis of the consent that you have provided, we will delete your personal data as soon as you have withdrawn your consent from us and no later than six months after the end of the event.

Use of cookies

The Bundesbank’s website has been designed, as far as possible, to not use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache.

Most browsers have been set up to allow cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the function to allow cookies at any time, or change your browser settings so that cookies are cleared when you close the browser.

Ssl encryption

To ensure the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption algorithms (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Data collection using Matomo

The Bundesbank’s websites uses the open source tool "Matomo" to statistically evaluate its website and to analyse usage data. We don´t  use cookies to analyse this data.

The data generated by Matomo is processed and stored exclusively on Deutsche Bundesbank servers and is therefore subject to strict German and European data protection acts and standards. The data is used exclusively to analyse the use of the website.

Data processing is performed on the legal basis of Article 6 (1) letter f (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). The optimisation of the Bundesbank’s online presence and website constitutes a legitimate interest. The IP addresses are anonymised so that no assignment to individual persons is possible. They are not used in any other way, merged with other data or passed on to third parties.

Further information on Matomo's data protection can be found at https:/​/​​privacy .

Display of social media content using flockler

To display social media content on, the Bundesbank uses a service called Flockler, which is operated by Flockler Oy, Rautatienkatu 26 B 32, 33100 Tampere, Finland. Flockler creates a social media feed from multiple social media channels on

When you access the website, a connection to Flockler’s servers will be established. Your IP address will be transmitted. When loading content, data will also be transmitted to the relevant social media platforms. This also applies if you are not logged in to these social media platforms or if you do not have an account with them. Please note that the Bundesbank, as the host of the website, has no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or how these are used by the social media platforms. Further information can be found in each platform’s privacy policy.

The use of the Flockler plugin is governed by Article 6(1) point (f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in being as visible as possible on social media platforms.

Flockler’s data protection provisions and further information on this service provider can be found at:

Protection of minors

Persons under 18 years of age should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children or young people. We do not knowingly collect such data or disclose them to third parties.

Links to external websites

This website may contain links to external sites that are not covered by our privacy policy. We have no control over whether these websites comply with data protection regulations.


We hereby refer explicitly to the disclaimer section on the legal notice page.

If you have any questions about your personal data held on file, please contact the Bundesbank’s Data Protection Officer.

Official data protection officer, data protection information, rights of data subjects

The Bundesbank processes your personal data in accordance with the relevant data protection provisions.

Contact details of the Official Data Protection Officer:

Official Data Protection Officer of the Deutsche Bundesbank
Tel.: +49 (0)69 9566 2369
Fax: +49 (0)69 9566 4341
E-Mail (link to contact form)

Postfach 10 06 02
60006 Frankfurt am Main

The Bundesbank processes your personal data solely to fulfil the purposes for which they are collected. These data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for such purposes.

You have the right to obtain information concerning which of your data are being processed. Information on the processing of your personal data as part of a request for information can be found in the PDF document under “Requirement to provide data” further down on this page. Furthermore, you may demand that incorrect personal data be corrected or your data be deleted once the reason for which they were processed no longer applies. In certain cases, you also have the right to limit the processing of your personal data. Aside from this, you are entitled to object to your data being processed.

Should you have questions regarding your rights or the handling of your personal data, you may address them to the Official Data Protection Officer.

If you feel that the processing of your personal data by the Bundesbank constitutes a violation of your rights, you have the option of contacting the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. The contact details of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information can be found at the link below.

Federal commissioner for data protection and freedom of information

Contact details of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

in German only

Requirement to provide data

Requirement to provide data pursuant to Article 13 of the GDPR in the case of requests for information

in German only

22.06.2020 | 17 KB, PDF

Amendments to this privacy policy

As we develop this website further, implement new technologies, and improve the services that we provide to you, it may be necessary to amend our privacy policy. We therefore recommend that you re-read this policy notice from time to time.

This version is dated July 2021.