Privacy Policy

1. General

Markel International Insurance Company Ltd., German Branch
Sophienstr. 26
80333 München

The Markel International Insurance Company Ltd., German Branch (hereinafter referred to as „Markel “) values the protection of our customer’s personal data. With this privacy policy we want to make transparent what data we are processing when you are visiting our website.

2. Processing of personal data

Personal data is information that may directly or indirectly identify a single person or can be used to draw conclusions about an individual. Common examples are names and postal addresses. Listed below are all instances in which we may process personal data:

a) Basic access data and client information

Because of technical reasons it’s necessary to process certain data with each visit of our website (metadata). This data is necessary to establish a connection between our servers and your access device. This processing activity is covered by §§ 13 Abs. 1, 15 Abs. 3 TMG. The following data or data categories may be processed:

  • Name of the visited webpage
  • Date and time of your visit
  • Browser type and version
  • Used operating system
  • Refferer-URL
  • IP address

b) Sign-up

You may sign-up for Markel Academy to participate in our exclusive webinars. To complete the sign-up process you must provide the following data:

  • Email address
  • Title
  • First name
  • Last name

You may provide us with additional data voluntarily to improve communication with you. The data collected at sign-up will be used for providing the information society services and email based marketing activities. The processing activities are covered by Art. 6 Sec. 1 lit. a GDPR.

c) Newsletter

We offer regular News about special offers and other relevant information via email. If you are interested in receiving such information you may sign-up for our newsletter service with your email address. If you sign-up you will receive a confirmation email with an activation link. You can visit the link by either clicking it or alternatively by copying and pasting the link into the address box of your web browser. By visiting the link you complete registration and consent to receiving the newsletter. (double opt-in)

The processing activities are covered by Art. 6 Sec. 1 lit. a GDPR. The following data will be collected at sign-up and when receiving and viewing the newsletter:

  • Email address
  • Title
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Company

You may withdraw your consent at any time and without giving reasons by doing one of the following options:

  1. By visiting the “unsubscribe”-link present in all newsletter emails.
  2. By sending an informal unsubscribe notice via email to

d) Cookies

Cookies are text files which can be used to store any kind of information on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. This information is necessary for providing information society services on our website as well as ensuring the error-free functionality of those. This includes the detection and localisation of errors as well as troubleshooting measures. These processing activities are covered by §§ 13 Abs. 1, 15 Abs. 3 TMG. You may block us from storing and using cookies on your device by changing your browser settings accordingly. Please consult the user manual of your browser for specifics on how to block cookies in your browser. Blocking of cookies might result in a diminished user experience or misbehaviour of certain features on our website.

e) Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool of Google Inc. Google Analytics utilizes different techniques to analyse user behaviour on our website. While doing so personal data is being transferred to and stored on servers run by Google In. in the USA. However before any data is transferred we truncate the last octet (the last three digits) of your ip-address. These processing activities are covered by §§ 13 Abs. 1, 15 Abs. 3 TMG. You can find additional information about Google Analytics by visiting the following website: .

3. Categories of recipients of personal data

We may transfer personal data to the following categories of recipients:

  • Public sector entities due to legal requirements.
  • Affiliates for contractual performance or for providing information society services.
  • Processors within the meaning of Art. 28 GDPR in the course of commissioned data processing.
  • Other third parties for auxiliaries.

4. Transfer to third countries

Personal data will be transferred to countries outside of the European Union or the EEA on the basis of:

  • an adequacy decision by the Commission within the meaning of Art. 45 GDPR.
  • standard data protection clauses adopted by the Commission in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Art. 93 Sec. 2 GDPR.

5. Scoring

Your personal data collected on the website will not be processed for automated decision-making, including profiling, as referred to in Art. 22 Sec. 1 & 4 GDPR.

6. Security

Markel employs the legally required technical and organisational measures to protect personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation, theft and other unauthorised access.

7. Period of retention

Personal data will be stored only as long as it’s required for the fulfilment of the purposes for which the data was collected originally or as long as it is legally required. Data due for deletion will be securely removed in accordance with all legal requirements.

8. Rights of the data subject

You may assume your rights at any time:

  • Right of access in pursuance of Art. 15 GDPR.
  • Right to rectification in pursuance of Art. 16 GDPR.
  • Right to erasure in pursuance of Art. 17 GDPR.
  • Right to restriction of processing in pursuance of Art. 18 GDPR.
  • Right to data portability in pursuance of Art. 20 GDPR.
  • Right to object in pursuance of Art. 21 GDPR.

If you want to assume your rights please send your request via email to or via letter mail to the address found in section 1 of this privacy policy. Additionally you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in pursuance of Art. 77 Sec. 1 GDPR. You can request further information at your local data protection supervisory authority.

9. Data protection officer

Martin Holzhofer
Holzhofer Consulting GmbH
Lochhamer Str. 31
82152 München – Planegg