Personal Data Protection

Information pursuant to Articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the processing of personal data and Law no 9887 dated 10.03.2008 “On Protection of Personal Data”
We hereby inform you about the processing of your personal data and the data protection claims and rights to which you are entitled. The content and scope of the data processing depends largely on the products and services you have requested or which are agreed with you.
Who is responsible for data processing and whom can you contact?

Responsible for data processing:
Raiffeisen Bank SH.A 

Str. “Tish Daija”, Kompleksi KIKA 2, Tiranë, Shqipëri.

Contact data of the Data Protection Officer of the Bank:

Mirela Idrizaj
Phone +355698022250
E-Mail: [email protected]


Which data are processed and from which sources do they come?

We process the personal data that we receive from you as part of our business relationship. In addition, we process data that we have legitimately received from credit register (from publicly available sources (e.g business register, public sources, or media) or that are provided legitimately by other companies affiliated with the bank.

Personal information includes your personal details and contact information (e.g., name, address, date and place of birth, nationality, etc.) or identity and travel document information (such as signature sample, ID information). In addition, this may include payment and clearing data (e.g payment orders, turnover data in payment transactions), credit data (eg type and amount of income, recurring payment obligations for children's education costs, loan repayments, etc), data on marketing and distribution, credit transactions, image and / or sound recordings (eg video and telephone recordings), electronic log and identification data (apps, cookies, etc.), financial identification data (data from credit, debit, prepaid cards) or AML (anti-money laundering) and compliance data and other data comparable to the above categories.

For which purposes and on which legal basis are data being processed?


We process your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Law local no 9887 dated 10.0.2008 “On Protection of Personal Data” for the following purposes:


  1. to fulfill contractual obligations (Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR; article 6 (1)(b) Law “On protection of Personal Data)


The processing of personal data (Art 4 (2) GDPR and Article 3 (12) of local law) is carried out for the provision and the execution of your orders as well as for carrying out pre-contractual measures.

The purposes of the data processing are based primarily on the specific product (for example, account, credit, securities, deposits, brokerage, debit and credit cards) and execution of transactions.

Such data processing takes place, for example, in connection with debit/credit cards which RAIFFEISEN BANK SH.A makes available to you and with which you are in particular able to execute cash transaction and payment transactions with merchants at POS terminals and on the internet ( E-commerce payments in the online shop), to withdraw cash at designated ATMs .The legal basis of the data processing are a variety legal framework regarding Banks activity.

 To exercise your rights in connection with the data processing referred to in this paragraph, please contact RAIFFEISEN BANK SH.A.

For credit cards, the exchange of personal data, especially with merchants and account-holding banks is necessary for the execution of the credit card transaction. Specific details for the purpose of the data processing mentioned herein can be found in the respective contractual documents and terms and conditions.


  1. to fulfill legal obligations (Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR; Article 6(1) (ç) of Law “on Protection of Personal data”)


The processing of personal data shall only be carried out for the purpose of fulfilling various legal obligations derived from legal framework regarding Banks activity, On taxation, Anti Money Laundering, On Execution of Court Decisions


  • Reports to the Money Laundering Reporting Office in certain suspicious cases
  • Information is shared regarding  KYC procedures, to the following recipients (the "Recipients"):

           •   members of RBI group in Austria  or within the EU

           •   members of RBI group in third countries outside the EU

           •   other members of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group

              This is solely made in order to fulfill the Know Your Customer requirements of the bank.

  • Providing information to the Supervisory Authority Bank of Albania
  • Provision of information to tax authorities
  • Provision of information to prosecution authorities, court authorities as per their request in the context of court proceedings
  • Provision of information to bailiff offices as per their request in the context of execution of court decision
  • Assess and manage risks
  • Credit check on lending

Credit scoring uses statistical peer groups to assess default risk among loan applicants. The calculated "score value" is intended to enable a prognosis with which probability a requested loan is likely to be repaid. This score will be calculated using your master data (marital status, number of children, length of employment, employer), general financial information (income, assets, monthly expenses, amount of liabilities, collateral, etc.) and payment history (proper loan repayments, Reminders, data from credit bureau). If the default risk is too high, the loan application will be rejected.


  1. as part of your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR; Article 6(1) (a) Law “On Protection of Personal Data”


If you have given us your consent to the processing of your personal data for specific purposes (eg, disclosure of data to recipients named in the consent) processing will only take place in accordance with the scope and for the purpose as set out in and agreed in the consent form. A given consent may be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future.

Examples of such cases are the evaluation of your data (such as name, age, account turnover data and the like) and the query of   credit databases, in order to anticipate your credit rating for credit offers that RAIFFEISEN BANK SH.A provides to you.


  1. to safeguard legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR); Article 6 (1) (dh) of Law “On Protection of Personal Data”

If necessary, data processing may be carried out to protect legitimate interests of the Bank or third parties. In the following cases, data processing takes place to safeguard legitimate interests. Examples of such cases are:

  • Consultation and exchange of data with credit bureau for the determination of creditworthiness or default risks
  • Regarding operational activity of Collection Deprtament it is neccsary that borrower customers data in daly to be transferred in AWS Cloud of service provider with Dat Center in Franfurt , to ensure prevention and debt collection management  and supporting services. Personal data shall continue to be accessed from Raiffeisen bank Collection Department, using the same system under a different platform with securitye measures of highest standards with limited and monitored access.
  • Review and optimization of needs analysis and direct customer approach procedures
  • General info. mails and newsletters on service, products and related market information
  • Video surveillance to collect evidence in case of crime or to prove transactions and deposits (such as ATMs) - specially to protect customers and employees
  • Certain phone records (for service quality assurance or complaint cases)
  • Measures for business management and further development of services and products
  • Measures to protect customers and employees as well as to secure the property of Raiffeisen Bank and to prevent, contain and investigate criminally relevant conduct.
  • Bank areas that are publicly accessible are monitored (in particular cash desks, safe rooms, foyers, corridors, staircases, elevator areas, interior / exterior entrance areas, facades, garage) as well as automated cash dispensers (also outside the bank building)
  • Certain phone records (for quality assurance or complaint cases)
  • Measures for controlling business and further development of services and products
  • Measures to protect customers and employees as well as the property of the Bank
  • Measures in Fraud Transaction Monitoring, against anti-money laundering, terrorist financing and offending crime. At the same time, data evaluations (among others in payment transactions) are carried out. These measures also serve for your protection.
  • Data processing for law enforcement purposes
  • Asserting legal claims and defense in legal disputes
  • Ensuring the IT security and IT operations of the Bank
  • Prevention and investigation of criminal offenses

to safeguard legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR) in the marketing of our services

The evaluation of your data processed at RAIFFEISEN BANK SH.A for the purpose of

  • providing you with individual information and offers from RAIFFEISEN BANK SH.A
  • developing services and products that are tailored to your interest and life situation, as well
  • further improving the usability of our service facilities such as, apps, self-service devices and others
  • is based on our legitimate interest for the marketing of our services. The evaluation of the data for this purpose takes place only as long as you have not objected to this.

The following data, which either RAIFFEISEN BANK SH.A itself has collected itself or which you have transmitted to RAIFFEISEN BANK  SH.A, will be evaluated:


  • Personal data / master data

Gender, title, name, date of birth, country of birth, citizenship, occupation, employer, credentials such as driving license data, income data, address and other contact information such as telephone number or e-mail address and postal address, geographical location information,  internal ratings, such as the assessment of the revenue and expenditure situation and the asset and liability situation by RAIFFEISEN BANK SH.A.

  • Product and service data of RAIFFEISEN BANK  SH.A
    Data on the services of RAIFFEISEN BANK SH.A which you use including
    • means of payment used by you, such as debit and credit cards,
    • debits and credits and arrears on accounts and loans
    • interest rates and charges or charges charged in connection with these services,
    • payment transactions incoming and outgoing, recipients and senders, payment orders transmitting intermediaries, amount, purpose and payment references, payer references,
    • the frequency and type of transfers, in cashless payments, the data of the traders or service providers receiving the payments and information on transactions concluded with them,
    • Savings and securities transactions and custody accounts, including details of securities held
  • Device and contact center data (telephone service incl. voice-control- computer)
    Frequency, dates and locations of use of self-service devices and contact centers (telephone service including voice control computers) or telephone services of RAIFFEISEN BANK SH.A, and audio and video recordings conducted in connection with the use of these services by reference to the respective legal basis 
  • Data from services, website and communication
    Data relating to the use of electronic services and websites, functions of the websites and apps as well as e-mail messages between you and RAIFFEISEN BANK  SH.A, information about viewed websites or content and links accessed, including external websites, content response time or download errors, and the usage period of websites and information on the use and subscriptions of newsletters of RBI. This information is collected by way of using automated technologies, such as cookies or web beacons (counting pixels used to register e-mails or websites), or web-tracking (recording and analysis of surfing behavior) on the website or My ELBA and using external service providers or software (for example Google Analytics).


  • Technical data of end-user-devices
    Information about devices and systems used for accessing websites or portals and apps or other means of communication, such as internet protocol addresses or types and versions of operating systems and web browsers, and additional device identifications and advertising identifications or location information and other comparable data on devices and systems.
  • Data on user-generated content
    Information uploaded on RBI websites or apps, such as comments or personal messages and photos or videos and the like.

Who receives my data?

Within the Bank, those units or employees receive your data, as required by them to fulfill their contractual, legal and / or regulatory obligations and legitimate interests. In addition, contractors (especially IT and back-office service providers) will receive your data as long and to the extent as they need the data to perform their respective service. All processors are contractually obliged to treat your data confidentially and to process the data for the provision of the respected services.

If there is a legal or regulatory obligation, public authorities and institutions (Bank of Albania, tax authorities, Anti Money Laundry General directorate, etc.) as well as our Bank and auditors may be the recipients of your personal data. With regard to a data transfer to other third parties, we would like to point out that RAIFFEISEN BANK SH.A as Albanian bank is obliged to observe banking secrecy in accordance with art 91 of “Law On banks in Republic of Albania” and therefore is obliged to keep confidentiality regarding to all customer-related information and facts that have been entrusted to us or made available due to the business relationship. RAIFFEISEN BANK

SH. A, may only disclose such personal information, if you have exempted us in writing and expressly, or if the Bank is legally obliged by law to such a disclosure. The recipients of personal data in this context may be other credit and financial institutions or similar entities. We disclose to such recipients only those data as we need in order to conduct the business relationship with you. Depending on the respective contract, these recipients may be eg correspondent banks, custodian banks, credit bureau or other companies affiliated with the Bank (due to regulatory or legal obligation).

Data from the video surveillance of RAIFFEISEN BANK SH.A can be used on a case by case basis by competent authorities or the court (for evidence in criminal matters), security services (for security purposes), courts (to secure evidence in civil cases), and other state bodies for the purpose of law enforcement.

Is there a data transfer to a third country or to an international organization?

A transfer of data to third countries (outside the European Economic Area - EEA) will only take place if this will be necessary for the execution of your orders (e.g payment and securities orders), or if so required by law or if you have given us your explicit consent.

In addition, data may be transferred to RAIFFEISEN BANK SH. A’s subsidiaries or processors in third countries or subcontractors of RAIFFEISEN BANK SH. A’s processors in third countries. These are obliged to comply with European data protection and security standards. Information about this can be obtained from us.

Payments and cash withdrawals with debit and credit cards can lead to the necessary involvement of international card organizations and thus possibly to data processing by these card organizations in third countries. For example, the data protection measures taken by MasterCard ("Binding Corporate Rules") are available at

If so required by law, we will separately provide you with further details.


How long will my data be stored?

We process your personal data, as far as necessary, for the whole duration of the entire business relationship (beginning with the conclusion of a contract, its execution and ending with its termination) as well as in accordance with the mandatory storage and documentation obligation as required by law, in particular pursuant to the following Moreover,  the data storage is also subject to the statutory limitation periods, Data from the video-surveillance of the Bank will be deleted in principle after 60 days if no longer required for the purposes of video surveillance.

Which data protection rights do I have?

You have the right to access, rectification, erasure or restriction of the processing of your stored data, a right to object to processing and a right to data portability in accordance with the requirements of data protection law. Complaints can be addressed to Albanian Data Protection and Information Right Commissioner


Am I obliged to providing data?

As part of the business relationship, you must provide us with all personal information that is necessary to enter into and to maintain the business relationship with you, and also those data that we are required by law to collect. If you do not provide us with these data, we will generally decline either to conclude or to complete the contract, or we will be unable to execute an existing contract or we would be forced to terminate such contract. However, you are not obliged to give your consent to the processing of data if such data is not necessary for the performance of a contract or is not required by law or regulation.

Is there automated decision-making?

In general, we do not use fully automated decision-making within the meaning of Article 22 GDPR in order to establish and/or to conduct a business relationship. If we should use such procedures on a case-by-case basis, we will inform you accordingly by separate notice as so provided for by law.



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Every time a user accesses our website and every time a file is retrieved or attempted to be retrieved from the server, data about this process is stored in a log file. For us it is not directly recognizable, which user called upon which data. We also do not try to collect this information. This would only be possible in legally regulated cases and with the help of third parties (e.g. Internet service providers). In detail, the following data record is stored for each retrieval: The IP address, the name of the downloaded file, the date and time of the download, the amount of data transferred, the message as to whether the download was successful and the message as to why a download may have failed, the name of your Internet service provider, if applicable the operating system, the browser software of your computer and the website from which you are visiting us.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate interest (in accordance with Art 6 (1) (f) GDPR). This is to detect, prevent and investigate attacks on our website.

In addition, we process your personal data in special cases on the basis of the legitimate interests of us or legitimated third parties for legal proceedings or on behalf of legally authorized authorities or courts.

We generally store data for a period of one month to guarantee the security of our homepage. A longer storage only takes place as far as this is necessary to investigate determined attacks on our website or to pursue legal claims.