INFORMATION ON THE TRANSMISSION OF PERSONAL DATA TO GENERALI WITH A VIEW TO UPCOMING MERGER 

 

On May 31, 2021, the acquisition of "AXA Insurance S.A." by the Generali Group and its renaming to "GENERALI HELLAS I Insurance Company S.A." were completed. As a result, the Boards of Directors of "Generali Hellas Single Member Insurance Company S.A." ("Generali") and "GENERALI HELLAS I Insurance Company S.A." ("Generali I") decided to commence with merger proceedings, by which the first entity shall absorb the second. This merger will result in the creation of an even more robust insurance organization with a leading position in all types of insurance and will certainly provide significant benefit to all its insured persons (policyholders).

For this purpose, the gradual transfer to Generali of all data maintained in relation to existing insurance contracts, is required, so that upon completion of the merger, the continuation of smooth and uninterrupted service to the policyholders by Generali, will have been fully secured, without any effect on their rights: the only exception being that Generali will henceforth be their contractual counterparty, and the sole Data Controller, bearing all relevant obligations  towards them, in accordance to national and European law regarding the protection of personal data.

In the meantime, until the completion of the merger, Generali I and Generali will temporarily act as Joint-Controllers of their personal data for the above purpose. As such, they hereby  inform the policyholders of the following:

 

Identity & contact details of the Joint- Controllers:

  • "GENERALI HELLAS I Insurance Company S.A.", Athens (48, Michalakopoulou Str.) compliance.dataprotection@axa.gr, tel.: +30 210 7268000
  • "GENERALI HELLAS Single Member Insurance Company S.A." (35-37, Ilia Iliou & Pytheou Str.) dpo@generali.gr, tel.: +30 210 8096100 

 

Categories of personal data to be transmitted to Generali

The data that have already been collected and processed by Generali I in the context of the existing cooperation, as detailed in the existing information on " Processing of Personal Data" and in particular in the section "Personal data collected and processed by AXA Insurance" which is posted at https://www.axa.gr/proswpika-dedomena.

 

Purpose and legal basis of data processingThe transmission of the data to Generali and their processing in general, aims to complete the merger of Generali I with Generali and is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the two companies to ensure the smooth and timely completion of the merger, for the benefit of their policyholders/ insured persons [legal basis of paragraph 1 of Article 6( section f) of the General Data Protection Regulation].

 

Rights relating to Personal Data
Until the completion of the merger, individuals whose data will be transmitted according to the above, can at any time file a written application with the Compliance and Personal Data Protection Division of Generali I, either by sending an e-mail to the electronic address compliance.dataprotection@axa.gr or by post to 48, Michalakopoulou Str., 115 28 Athens, attn: to the aforementioned Division, to ask for any clarifications and also to exercise, as applicable, the following rights enshrined in the General Data Protection Regulation:

 

(a) the right of access, in order to be informed with respect to what data are processed by Generali I, for what reason and their recipients, and in this case, for the transmission to Generali;
(b) the right to rectification, in order to have errors, inaccuracies and deficiencies in their data corrected;
(c) the right to erasure, in order to secure the erasure of their data from the Generali I records;
(d) the right to restriction of processing in the event of a dispute over the accuracy of the data, provided that they have exercised their right to object and the decision is pending, and in case that their data are no longer necessary for the original purpose but cannot be deleted due to legal reasons; 
(e) the right to data portability, in order to receive their data from Generali I and to transmit them to third parties;
(f) the right to object to the processing of their personal data for the purposes of the merger. In this case, if they exercise the right to object, it will be weighed if the reasons cited, which must relate to their own special situation, override the legitimate interests of the companies in relation to the merger.

 

Also, in case the insured persons consider that their personal data have been infringed, they have the right to file a complaint before the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (dpa.gr).

 

Following the completion of the Merger and given that Generali will succeed all rights and obligations of Generali I, the insured persons will be able to exercise the above rights either by sending an e-mail to dpo@generali.gr  or by post to 35-37, Ilia Iliou & Pytheou Str., Athens.