Privacy Policy

General Re Corporation (“KAITAI”, “us” or “we”) understands that visitors to our website ( are concerned about the privacy of information. We have established policies and procedures concerning the collection, use and security of personal information that will help protect the privacy of our website users. Our information privacy standards are designed to help us serve our users while maintaining our own strict security standards, and are intended to comply with the applicable privacy and data protection laws where we do business. We want you to understand how and why we collect, use and disclose personal information about you on our website (“website”). This Website Privacy Policy (“Policy”) provides you with information concerning our practices and procedures as they relate specifically to information we collect on this website. If you have additional questions or would like further information on this topic, please feel free to contact:


Andrew Gifford

By Mail: General Reinsurance Corporation

120 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut 06902, USA

By Phone: +1 203 328 6171

By Email:


We may update this Policy from time to time, so please check periodically for changes.


Information We Collect and Use at this Website

We will collect personal information from visitors to this site, including their names, company names and/or email addresses, from forms that the visitors voluntarily submit, such as subscription, ordering, event or newsletter registration, and based on their usage of this site, such as their IP address, as well as other connection data like time and transferred data . This information is only collected in order to enable Kt-thermo to better identify and serve its users and to respond better to their needs.  We will also collect data about information visitors access through this site, such as newsletters or articles visitors read or the information topics contained therein, or by sending information to a Kt-thermo email address provided on a Kt-thermo site. We will use this data to manage visitor subscriptions and to inform visitors about Kt-thermo services and information that may be of interest, unless visitors inform us that they no longer wish to receive any publications/promotion material from Kt-thermo.


In the event we receive personal information via this website, we will only use it for the purposes described where it is collected or otherwise described in this Policy, and we will not sell, license, transmit or disclose this information outside of Kt-thermo and its subsidiaries and affiliates unless (1) you expressly authorize us to do so; (2) it is necessary to allow our service providers or agents to provide services for us, (3) it is necessary in order to provide our products or services to you (and contacting you when necessary), (4) subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other entities with whom we have joint marketing agreements, (5) subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of Kt-thermo or the merger of Kt-thermo into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which Kt-thermo is not the survivor, (6) it is necessary in connection with other business purposes including, without limitation, customer care, service quality, business management and operation, risk assessment, security, fraud and crime prevention/detection, monitoring, research and analysis, marketing, customer purchasing preferences and trends, dispute resolution, credit checking and debt collection, or (7) otherwise as we are required or permitted by law.


To the extent not otherwise explicitly permitted by our visitors, we will collect information including the IP address, the browser that visitors use to visit our website, and browsing activities such as page views and visits, and we will use this information in aggregated form for troubleshooting or diagnostics to serve our users better. No logfile analysis will be performed using this information and the information will be deleted on a routine basis.


In no event, however, are users of this site requested to provide sensitive personal data.  Please avoid providing such data through this site.


Our website does not respond to Do Not Track signals.


Use of Cookies

This site utilizes cookies. A cookie is a small file that is created to help visitors navigate a website, and is useful to track the traffic to and at a site. Cookies will allow the web server to recognize your computer on a connection to a Kt-thermo site, which will allow the server to make downloading of pages faster than on a first viewing. It is possible to set the browser on your computer to notify you when a cookie is being placed on your computer s hard drive. It is also possible to set the browser to prevent cookies from being placed on your computer. However, the procedure for refusal of cookies may differ depending on the computer and/or the software product. You may check with your software helpdesk or software supplier if you wish to refuse cookies. You may refuse the cookies, but certain site functionalities on Kt-thermo sites may not function properly.



Google Analytics is used on to analyze user behavior and visitor traffic. Google Analytics uses cookies (small data files) stored on your computer to anonymously collect and store Internet log information. This anonymous information collected by the cookies is transmitted to Google and in general stored on a server located in the United States. This data on Google Analytics is then used to evaluate website visitors’ behavior and to generate statistical reports for the website activity on Kt-thermo does not use any analytics tool that will collect or track any personal identifiable information of the visitors to this site. Kt-thermo has activated Google s IP address masking. The IP address will thus in general be shortened before being transmitted to Google s servers located in the United States. Only in particular cases, the full IP address will be first transmitted to these servers and then shortened. Google does not report the actual IP address information or any other personal identifiable information to Google Analytics customers. Google will process and use the information on the use of Kt-thermo s websites on behalf and under the instruction of Kt-thermo for the purposes described above. The transmitted IP address will not be combined with other information on the website usage. You may refuse the storing of cookies on your computer by using the appropriate setting of your internet browser but certain services on a site may not then function properly.In addition, you may prevent the collection of the information generated by Google Analytics cookie by downloading and installing the following linked browser plug-in. English version) / German version)]. For additional information concerning Google Analytics, please   to learn more.


Where permitted we might share your personal information (whether collected online or offline) with third parties for their marketing purposes. As applicable, however, you may ask us to refrain from such sharing of your personal information. Please tell us your preference by contacting us as indicated above.



We are committed to preserving online privacy for all of the visitors to our website, including children. Our website is a general audience website, and we do not knowingly collect information about children or provide services to children. Consistent with applicable law, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. The website is not designed to attract anyone under the age of 18.



We appreciate your questions and comments about our website and services, and welcome your email messages to mailboxes listed on our website. We will share your messages with those within our organization that are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We will keep a copy of your message until we have had an opportunity to address your concerns. We may archive your message for a certain period of time or discard it, as appropriate.



To ensure that we carry out your instructions accurately, improve our products and services and for security, we may monitor transactions and activities on our website. Any records of such monitoring are and shall remain our sole property.