The following notes offer a simple overview, explaining what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data which make it possible for you to be personally identified. Comprehensive information on the subject of privacy and data protection may be found in our Data Protection Declaration, which is appended below.
Data acquisition on our website
Who is responsible for data acquisition on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. The latter’s contact details may be found in the publishing details given on this website.
How do we acquire your data?
In the first place your data are collected when you communicate them to us. These may for example be data that you enter on a contact form.
Other data are automatically acquired by our IT systems when you visit our website. These include above all technical data (e.g. the browser you are using, your operating system and the time when you visit the page). These data will be automatically registered the moment you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some data are acquired in order to support the smooth functioning of the website. Other data may be used by us to analyse your user habits.
What rights do you have in relation to your data?
You have the right at any time to be given information free of charge about the origin, recipients and purpose of use of your stored personal data. You have the right moreover to call for the correction, blockage or deletion of these data. For this purpose, as well as for any other issues relating to privacy and data protection, you can get in touch with us at any time, using the address given in the publishing details. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.
In addition you have the right, in certain circumstances, to call for the restriction of the processing of your personal data. Details about this may be found in the Data Protection Declaration below in the section ‘Right to the restriction of data processing’.
Analysis tools and tools of third party suppliers
When you visit our website, your surfing habits may be subject to statistical evaluation. This is based above all on cookies, along with what are known as analysis programs. Analysis of your surfing habits is as a rule anonymous; that is to say, the surfing pattern in question cannot be traced back to you. You can decline to allow this analysis procedure, or prevent it by avoiding the use of certain tools. More detailed information may be found in the Data Protection Declaration below.
You can choose to opt out of this analysis. Our Data Protection Declaration gives you information about the possibilities of opting out that are available.
2. General Notes and mandatory Information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential, in compliance with statutory requirements relating to data protection and the provisions of our own Data Protection Declaration.
When you use this website, various items of personal data will be collected. Personal data are data which make it possible for you to be personally identified. The present Data Protection Declaration explains what data items we acquire and what we use them for. It also explains how this happens and for what purpose.
We beg to inform you that data transmission over the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may be subject to security loopholes. Seamless protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible party
The party responsible for data processing on this website is:
EPP European Property Partners GmbH Sackgasse 6 65549 Limburg an der Lahn GERMANY
The responsible party is the natural or juridical person who, either alone or in conjunction with others, makes decisions on the purposes and methods of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses and the like).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing procedures are only possible on the basis of your express consent. If you have already given your consent, you can revoke it at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail communication is sufficient. The legality of the data processing that has been carried on prior to the time of revocation remains unaffected thereby.
Right of objection to data collection in special cases, and to direct advertising (article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation / GDPR)
If data processing is being carried out on the basis of article 6, section 1, letter e or f of the GDPR, you have the right at any time, for reasons emanating from your particular situation, to lodge an objection to the processing of your personal data; this applies likewise to any profiling justified on the basis of the above provisions. The legal justification on which the processing is based may be found in the present Data Protection Declaration. If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your personal data in question, except in cases where we can show compelling grounds worthy of being upheld for the processing such as to outweigh your interests, rights and personal freedoms, or where the data processing serves for the assertion, exercise or rebuttal of legal claims (objection based on article 21, section 1 of the GDPR).
If your personal data are being processed for direct advertising purposes, you have the right to lodge an objection to the processing of your personal data in question for the purpose of this kind of advertising at any time; this applies likewise to any profiling that may be associated with such direct advertising. Following your objection, your personal data will then no longer be used for the purpose of direct advertising (objection based on article 21, section 2 of the GDPR).
Right of complaint to the responsible supervisory authorities
In case of violation of the provisions of the GDPR, the data subject has the right of complaint to a supervisory authority, especially in the member state where the data subject customarily resides, at the data subject’s place of work or at the place where the violation is alleged to have taken place. This right of complaint remains in force irrespective of any other forms of legal recourse based on administrative law or court proceedings.
Right to data portability
You have the right to call for data which we are automatically processing, based on your consent or for the fulfilment of a contract, to be issued to yourself or to a third party in a standard machine-readable format. If you request the direct transmission of the data to another responsible party, this will only be carried out to the extent that it is technically feasible.
SSL and TLS encryption
For reasons of security and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content (like orders or enquiries, for example, which you send to us as the site operator), this website uses SSL and TLS encryption. You can recognise that the connection is encrypted through the fact that the address line of the browser changes from ‘https://’ to ‘https://’, and a lock icon appears in the browser heading.
When SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you communicate to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction of data
Based on the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right at any time to be given information free of charge about your stored personal data, as well as about the origin, recipients and purpose of use of such data, and in certain circumstances you may have a right to insist on the correction, blocking or deletion of the data in question. For this purpose, as well as for any other issues relating to privacy and data protection, you can get in touch with us at any time, using the address given in the publishing details.
Right to the restriction of data processing
You have the right to call for the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For this purpose, you can get in touch with us at any time, using the address given in the publishing details. The right to the restriction of data processing applies in the following cases:
If you dispute the correctness of the personal data we have stored relating to you, we will as a rule require time to look into the situation. For the duration of the scrutiny you have the right to call for the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If your personal data are being or have been processed illegally, rather than asking for the data to be deleted you can call for the restriction of the processing of the data in question.
If we no longer require your personal data, but you need them for the exercise, rebuttal or assertion of legal claims, you have the right, rather than asking for the data to be deleted, of calling for the restriction of the processing of the personal data in question.
If you have lodged an objection based on article 21, section 1 of the GDPR, your interests and our interests need to be weighed in the balance. For such time as it has not been made clear whose interests predominate, you have the right to call for restriction of the processing of the personal data in question.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data may only be processed – apart from their being stored – with your consent, for the assertion, exercise or rebuttal of legal claims, for protection of the rights of another natural or juridical person or for reasons connected with an important public interest of the European Union or of a member state.
Objection to advertising e-mails
Use of the contact details published here in connection with the obligation to supply publishing details for the purpose of sending advertising and information materials not expressly requested is hereby forbidden. The website operators expressly reserve the right to resort to legal measures in case of the unsolicited dispatch of advertising information, as in the form of spam e-mails for instance.
3. Data Acquisition on our website
In some cases the pages of this website make use of what are known as cookies. Cookies do not do any damage to your computer, and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve for the purpose of making what we offer on the site more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are deposited on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are what go by the name of ‘session cookies’. At the end of your visit these will be automatically deleted. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognise your computer on your next visit.
You can adjust the settings of your browser in such a way that you will be informed about the placement of cookies, and allow them to be placed only in individual cases, or else to prevent the acceptance of cookies in specific cases or altogether, or to enable the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality of the website may be restricted in certain respects.
Cookies which are required for the purpose of effecting electronic communication procedures, or for the provision of certain functions which you wish to have the use of (e.g. the shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of article 6, section 1, letter f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the sake of the technically impeccable and optimised provision of the services offered. In so far as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing habits) are stored, these will be given special treatment in the context of this Data Protection Declaration.
Server log files
The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in the form of what are known as server log files, which your browser transmits to us automatically. These consist in the following data items:
the browser type and browser version
the operating system you are using
the referrer URL
host name of the visiting computer
time of the server query
No collocation of these data with other data sources takes place.
These data are acquired on the basis of article 6, section 1, letter f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically impeccable presentation and optimisation of the website, and server log files need to be registered for this purpose.
When you send us an enquiry using the contact form provided, your data from the enquiry form, including any contact details you have given, will be stored by us with a view to answering your query and in case of any subsequent queries. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.
The processing of the data you provide us in the contact form is thus exclusively based on your consent (cf. article 6, section 1, letter a of the GDPR). If you have already given your consent, you can revoke it at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail communication is sufficient. The legality of the data processing that has been carried on prior to the time of revocation remains unaffected thereby.
The items of information you have provided on the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete them, until you revoke your consent to their being stored or until the purpose for which the data are being stored no longer applies (e.g. after your enquiry has been answered conclusively). Mandatory statutory stipulations (especially those relating to the obligation of data retention) remain unaffected thereby.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only in so far as they are required for the establishment, detailed formulation or modification of the legal relationship in question (contract data). This is based on article 6, section 1, letter b of the GDPR, which authorises the processing of data for the purpose of fulfilment of a contract or in connection with precontractual measures. Personal data arising from the use of our internet presentation (utilisation data) will be collected, processed and used by us only to the extent that it may be required to facilitate users’ availing themselves of the service in question or to charge them for it.
The customer data collected will be deleted after the conclusion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Statutory provisions relating to data retention remain unaffected thereby.
4. Analysis Tools and advertising
This website uses certain functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses what are known as ‘cookies’. These are text files which are stored on your computer and form the basis for analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will as a rule be sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Our storage of Google Analytics cookies and use of this analysis tool are based on article 6, section 1, letter f of the GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour, in order to optimise both his internet presentation and his advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within a member state of the European Union, or in another country party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On the instructions of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to draw up reports on website activities and to provide other services to the website operator associated with website and internet use. The IP address passed on from your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be collocated by Google with other kinds of data.
Browser plug in
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly. But we beg to point out that in this case you may be unable to use the full functionality offered by the website. You can moreover prevent the registration by Google of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address), and Google’s processing of such data, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which you can find by clicking on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data acquisition
You can prevent the acquisition of your data by Google Analytics if you click on the link shown below. This will result in the placement of an opt-out cookie, which prevents the registration of your data on future visits to this website. Disable Google Analytics:
We have concluded a commissioned data processing contract with Google, and our use of Google Analytics complies fully with the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities.
Demographic features on Google Analytics
This website uses the ‘Demographic features’ function of Google Analytics. This makes it possible to draw up reports containing information about the age, sex and interests of visitors to the website. These data emanate from Google’s interest-related advertising as well as from the visitor data of third party suppliers. These data cannot be assigned to any specific person. You can disable this function at any time by way of the Google advertising settings in your Google account, or prevent registration of your data by Google Analytics generally as described in the section ‘Objection to data acquisition’.
5. Plug-ins and tools
This website incorporates an API which facilitates the use of the Google Maps service. The provider of this is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. In order to use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary for your IP address to be stored. The information is as a rule sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The supplier of this website has no influence on the data processing that is involved.
Our use of Google Maps is in the interest of the appealing presentation of our online content, and so as to make it easier to find the locations mentioned by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest as understood by article 6, section 1, letter f of the GDPR.