HIH Real Estate GmbH welcomes you to our website. We appreciate your interest in our company and would like to make your visit to our website as pleasant as possible. Responsible handling of your data, which complies in every respect with the legal requirements in Germany, is a matter of course for us.
a. Surfing on our website
In principle, you can visit our websites without revealing your identity to us. We collect data about every server access to our website (so-called “server log files”).
The access data includes the following information:
The data is used exclusively for the administration and optimisation of the website and for statistical purposes. No usage profiles will thereby be generated.
The IP address can constitute personal data as, under certain conditions, it is possible to learn the identity of the owner of the internet access used, through information from the respective internet provider. We only analyse the IP address if there is an attack on our internet infrastructure. In this case, we have a legitimate interest in the processing of the IP address according to Art. 6 para. 1 f) of the GDPR. It results from the need to defend against the attack on the internet infrastructure, to determine the origin of the attack in order to be able to prosecute the person responsible under criminal and civil law, and to effectively prevent any further attacks.
b. Contact and communication
On some web pages you can enter personal data into input fields for the purpose of corresponding with us. This data is processed only for the purpose for which you have given us the respective data: for example, to process your inquiries, and to enable us to contact you at your request. In this case, the processing of the personal data takes place with your consent, and is thus permissible pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR. We shall erase your related data if the purpose for which you provided us with your data has been fulfilled or completed, and we are not legally entitled or required to store it further.
Third-party content, such as videos on YouTube and map material from Google Maps, is integrated into our websites. The applications are hosted on the partners’ servers and operated by these partners. Please note that the use of such an application is subject to the data protection provisions of the respective partner, who is the “data controller” responsible for this processing according to Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR.
Our website uses plugins from YouTube to integrate and present video content. The provider of the video portal is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you access a page with an integrated YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. This informs YouTube which of our pages you have accessed. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can directly assign your browsing behaviour to your personal profile. You have the option of preventing this by logging out beforehand.
b. Google Maps
Our website uses plugins from Google Maps to integrate and present map content. The provider of the portal is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you access a page with an integrated Google Maps plug-in, a connection to Google’s servers is established. This informs Google which of our pages you accessed. If you are logged into your Google account, Google can directly assign your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You have the option of preventing this by logging out beforehand.
We use Google Maps in the interest of presenting our websites in an attractive way. This constitutes a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. For details on how we handle user data, please see Google Privacy’s Policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en.
Some cookies are “session cookies”. Such cookies are automatically deleted after the end of your browser session. On the other hand, other cookies remain on your device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognise you when you return to our website.
You have the option of setting the internet browser you use in such a way that cookies are not stored. Some browsers already allow cookies by default. If you do not want this, you can change this setting on your browser. To do this, please refer to the instructions provided by the manufacturer of your browser. The deactivation of cookies may limit the functionality of our website.
The placing of cookies, which are necessary to carry out electronic communication processes or to provide certain functions desired by you, is carried out based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in storing cookies in order to be able to provide our services in a technically fault-free and smooth way. If other cookies are placed (e.g. for analysis functions), they will be dealt with separately in this Data Protection Policy.
You have a right of access regarding the personal data concerning you that has been stored. In addition, you have the right to the rectification of incorrect data, and to the blocking and erasure of data. The assertion of these rights is free of charge for you. Please contact our Data Protection Taskforce at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post:
HIH Real Estate GmbH
Data Protection Team
From time to time, it may be necessary to update this Data Protection Policy – due, for example, to new offers on our website or to changes in the law. The current version can be found here. In general, we recommend that you regularly access this Data Protection Policy to check whether there have been any changes. You will be able to see this by, among other things, the date of the last update given at the end of this document.
You can directly print out and save this Data Protection Policy by, for example, using the print or save function in your browser.
Last updated on 18 May 2018.