Privacy Policy

Information on the data controller

Dear Sir/Madam,

on the basis of Art. 13 para. 1 of the Regulation (EU) of the European Parliament and of the Council 2016/679 of April 27, 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing your personal data (hereinafter: GDPR), we hereby inform you that;

The data controller of the personal data (hereinafter: Data) is Hoerner Polska Sp. z o.o. ul. Wilcza 56/5, 00-679 Warszawa (hereinafter: Hoerner Polska).

In all matters relating to the protection of personal data at Hoerner Polska, contact is possible at the following email address:
In addition, contact with the data controller is possible:
1. at the above-mentioned location of Hoerner Polska,
2. by phone at the telephone numbers given on the Hoerner Polska website,
3. by letter to the address of Hoerner Polska.

Purpose and legal basis for data processing:
Hoerner Polska processes your data. The purpose of processing is defined by our company’s business profile, which is based on finding heirs of the deceased outside the territory of the Republic of Poland. Therefore, the legal basis of processing is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, which allows for the processing of data that is necessary for the execution of the contract or the initiation of actions at the request of the person affected by the data before the contract is concluded. The performance of the contract means the collection of data for the purposes of the contract, and then the collection of the data necessary to determine your inheritance claim. Finally, we will also collect your data necessary for the payment of the inheritance due. Providing the data is voluntary but necessary for the performance of the contract, and the rejection of sharing them makes its effective performance impossible.

After the performance of the contract, we will process your data on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, and this requirement allows for this in the case of a justified interest of the data controller.
Our interest may be:

– fulfilment of legal obligations, in particular tax obligations,

– defence or assertion of claims in connection with the contract.

Period of storage of data
Your data will be processed during the period of the determination of heirs of a deceased, although it is difficult to estimate the time required to carry out this activity. After that, the data will be processed for the duration of the case when the inheritance certificate is issued. After this period, the data remains in the resources of Hoerner Polska for the purpose of proving the proper fulfilment of the contract in relation to the respective case, for a period of 7 years from the end of the case.

Categories of data recipients
With regard to the nature of the contract binding you with Hoerner Bank AG, data can be passed on to inheritance courts, relevant bodies are not recipients. In connection with the inheritance proceedings, your data will also be disclosed to a certain extent to other heirs. The need to obtain documents from offices makes it also necessary for your data to be passed on to them in accordance with legal requirements as they can provide us with the information necessary for executing the case.

Our company also uses the services of a computer scientist and bookkeeping with whom contracts for data processing have been concluded.

Data co-controller:
The data controller of your personal data is Hoerner Bank AG with its registered office at Oststrasse 77, 74-072 Heilbronn in Germany. Telephone contact is possible at +49 7131/9332-0, by email at

Rights of the person concerning the data
You have the right to access your personal data and the right to request their correction or the restriction of their processing. The data will not be used for automated decision making, including profiling. You can also withdraw your consent to process your contact details at any time, request the transfer of your data, and file a complaint with the supervisory authority (Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Personal Data) against Hoerner Polska’s actions. The above follows from para. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 GDPR.

Terms of use

These conditions govern access to and use of the information and materials offered on the Bank’s website. In addition, reference is made to legal framework conditions and the responsible publishers are specified.

By using the website, the conditions of use for the website are recognized as binding.

The use of this Internet site provided by the Bank, hereinafter referred to as the provider, shall be based on the following terms and conditions:

Range of information

  • The provider’s website offers a variety of different information to the user. Some of this information originates directly from the provider, while some is made available to the user by cooperation partners (third-party offers) and can clearly be recognized as such.
  • The provider cannot guarantee that information, such as up to date financial data and company reports, will be reported instantly. The underlying time zone is to be taken into account when times are specified.

The provider makes every reasonable effort to provide correct, up-to-date and complete information via his presence online. The provider does not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of the information available on his website.

No contract offer and no advice

  • The content of this website does not constitute an offer of contract nor financial or other advice on the part of the provider. It provides product information and the products presented are non-committal. The information provided does not contain any guarantees or other assurances.
  • This website does not constitute advice in financial or other matters. Nor does it provide a substitute for advice. None of the contents of the website are to be understood as a recommendation to carry out or refrain from certain transactions without first obtaining advice that takes into account the needs of the user. A responsible contact person can be named on request, gladly also by mail inquiry to the following e-mail address:

No contracts for the supply of goods or services, including financial services, are concluded on this website.

By filling in the online forms made available by the provider, the user does not make a contractual declaration regarding the delivery of goods or the provision of services, including financial services, unless the provider expressly requests that contract-related identification data be entered in the respective order form. Excluded from this are only contracts in which the user makes recognizable declarations to third parties. Here, without the provider requesting the input of contract-referred identification data, the user can deliver contractual declarations which can lead to the conclusion of contracts.

Assignments via internet banking, e-mail or online forms
The online forms used within this internet site are exclusively for nonbinding information enquiries. Orders placed with Hoerner Bank AG by e-mail or online form will not be executed. This requires personal contact or a telephone/fax declaration.

Regulations on third-party offers
In addition to the provider’s own content, the internet site of the provider may also include content from cooperation partners of the provider (hereinafter referred to as partners). These offers are marked separately and may refer to the respective partner’s own contractual conditions. The provider’s partners offer their services to the user in their own name and for their own account. If the user concludes a contract with a partner, no contractual relationship is established between the user and the provider.

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer. They are used to guide the internet connection during your visit to our website and make your visit more comfortable. No personal data is stored through the use of cookies.

Some browsers already allow cookies in their default settings. Should you not wish this, you can change your browser settings. Please refer to the supplier’s specifications for information on how this is done. If you decide not to use cookies it is possible that you will not be able to use certain features our internet site has to offer.

Matomo Analytics
This website uses the web analysis services “Matomo“ (formerly known as Piwik), an Open-Source-Software for statistical evaluation of visitor hits.

Matomo uses so called “cookies“ (small text files), which are saved on your computer. These “cookies“ make it possible to do an anonymous user analysis of the website. It is not possible to draw conclusions about a specific user, as your IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before storage.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using “cookies” is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We use Matomo to find out how our website is being used and to constantly improve the quality of our website, its contents and user-friendliness.
The “cookies” that Matomo uses are saved on the user’s computer and then transferred to our site. In this way you, the user, has full control over how the „cookies“ are utilized. All “Cookies“ can be deleted at any time This can also be done automatically.
You can object to the storage and evaluation of this data by Matomo at any time under “Data protection”. In this case a so-called “opt-out cookie” is permanently stored in your browser, which prevents Matomo from collecting any data for storage and evaluation. Should you however delete this cookie (on purpose or by mistake), this will automatically also cancel your objection against data storage and evaluation which can be renewed under “Data protection. Alternatively, most modern browsers have a so-called “Do Not Track” option, which tells websites not to track your user activity. Matomo respects this option.