Data Protection Statement
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Data Protection Statement

Thank you for visiting our website. When processing your personal data, we take the protection of your privacy and the observance of the legal requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG-neu – the German Federal Data Protection Act) and the Telemediengesetz (TMG – the German Telecommunications and Electronic Media Act) very seriously and seek to ensure that you feel safe when visiting our website. In the following sections, we would like to provide some explanation regarding data protection on our website.

The individual responsible for data protection at Semmelrock Immobilienagentur GmbH is

Bernhard Semmelrock
Langenscheidtstraße 4
D - 10827 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 5884 4780
Email: office@semmelrock-immobilienagentur.de

Which data do we process?

You can visit our website without us requiring any personal data from you. Our website is based on the WordPress content management system. This means that server log files are generated by WordPress and stored on our server in order to ensure the functionality of the website. These files contain the following information, among other things:

• IP address
• In the case of a registered user, their name
• Date/time of access
• The user’s browser
• The transfer protocol (http:// or https://)
• URL previously visited
• URL requested
• File name/path
• Server response
• Volume transferred

This data is not stored together with the user’s other personal data.

Cookies

In addition to this data, we also use cookies for our website. These are small text files which are stored on your computer (in your browser) after visiting our website. If you visit our website again afterwards, the browser you use sends the information stored in the cookie to our website and can thereby, for example, make navigation easier for you by making use of default settings. Cookies are not viruses and they cannot install malware or spyware on your computer. They are short bits of text which are exchanged between the web server and the browser.

Session cookies, which are needed for technical reasons, store what is called a session ID, by means of which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session and then be deleted again once you have closed your browser. We also use a cookie to store the language settings on our website.

Embedded content from other websites

Contributions appearing on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor were visiting the other website.

These websites may gather data about visitors, use cookies, embed third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with this embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in on this website.

Communication using the contact form

If you send us a message using our contact form, we will only collect the personal data that we need for the purposes of communication. If you provide additional information, this is expressly voluntary. Your email address will only be used in order to correspond with you. If it is a matter relating to the initiation of a contract with us, we move the correspondence to the relevant file and keep it there for as long as it is needed for processing and, if applicable, for as long as obligations concerning storage and documentation apply. Personal data is processed exclusively for the purposes of fulfilling the request and for the purposes of technical administration. We can assure you that we will not pass your data on to third parties, except in those cases where there is a legal requirement to do so, i.e. particularly in the event of justified requests for information from the authorities.

Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse website usage. The data thus obtained is solely used to optimise our website. Google Analytics allows us to adapt our site to the needs and interests of our visitors. We use the “Universal Analytics” version of Google Analytics. “Universal Analytics” refers to a Google Analytics method in which user analysis is based on a pseudonymous user ID and thus a pseudonymous profile of the user is created using information from different devices (termed “cross-device tracking”).

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States). Google processes website usage data on our behalf and is contractually obliged to take measures which ensure the confidentiality of the data processed.

During your visit to the website, the following data is recorded, among other things:

• Pages viewed
• Your behaviour on the pages (for example clicks, scrolling behaviour and length of stay)
• Your approximate location (country and city)
• Your IP address
• Technical information such as browser, internet service provider, device, and screen resolution
• The point of origin of your visit (i.e. the website or advertisement which brought you to us)

This data is transferred to a Google server in the USA. Google observes the data protection provisions of the “EU-US Privacy Shield” agreement. Google Analytics stores cookies in your web browser for a period of two years, dated from your last visit. These cookies contain a randomly generated user ID which can be used to recognise you on future visits to the website. The recorded data is stored together with the randomly generated user ID, enabling the evaluation of pseudonymous user profiles. This user-related data is automatically deleted after 14 months. Other data remains stored in aggregated form for an indefinite period.

If you do not agree to the collection of this data, you can prevent this by installing a browser add-on for the deactivation of Google Analytics. This only needs to be done once.
You can find the add-on at the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Google Maps-Plug-In

Our website uses Google Maps to display maps. This allows us to show you the location of our properties. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you visit our website, Google receives information about the particular webpage you have visited. This occurs regardless of whether you have a user account with Google or are logged in with it. In the event that you are logged in via a Google user account whilst using the website, the data will be directly assigned to your user account. If you do not want this to happen, you must log out of Google before using our website.

Security

We have implemented technical and administrative security measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All of our employees and the service providers who work for us are bound by the relevant data protection laws.

Whenever we collect and process personal data, it is encrypted before being transmitted. This means that your data cannot be misused by third parties.

Data transfer to third parties

As a matter of principle, we do not pass your data on to third parties. We also take appropriate measures and carry out regular checks to ensure that third parties cannot view or access the data we collect from outside.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

We would now like to explain the legal basis for the collection of personal data. Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing operations involving personal data, Article 6 (1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

When it is necessary to process personal data in order to fulfil a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations which are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual actions.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6 (1) (c) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make the processing of personal data necessary, Article 6 (1) (d) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary in order to protect a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, and the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the aforementioned interest, Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

Rights of the data subjects

We would like to inform you of your rights as a visitor to our site under the General Data Protection Regulation.

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether your personal data is being processed, as well as to information concerning this data, and to further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR.

According to Article 16 of the GDPR, you have the right to request that your personal data be completed and that inaccurate personal data be rectified.

In accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, you have the right to demand that your personal data be erased without delay or alternatively, and in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR, to demand that the processing of the data be restricted.

You have the right to request the receipt of the personal data about yourself which you have provided us with in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR and to demand that it be transferred to other data controllers. According to Article 77 of the GDPR, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

The place of jurisdiction is the registered office of the estate agent.