Data Protection Statement & Disclaimer
by HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation on behalf of the real estate data base “HDB-Immobiliendatenbank (“the offer“).
We welcome you to our website and appreciate your interest in our services!
The protection of your personal data is an important concern for us. We thus like to inform you in this statement about the utilization of your data and our purposes of doing so. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer (see below for contact details).
What are personal data?
The concept of personal data is regulated by the German Data Protection Act. It defines personal data as indicators of personal or factual circumstances of a particular or determinable natural person. This includes, for example, your citizenship, your address, your telephone number, or your date of birth.
Principle of anonymous processing
Unless otherwise indicated in the following sections, no personal data are collected, processed, or used in any way when you are using our website. By keeping your anonymity, some pieces of information will, however, be transmitted when you visit our website, i.e. the type of web browser used to access our site, the website from which access to our site was requested, the name of the file accessed, the date, the time of the query, the amount of data transferred, the access status (file transfer, file not found). This information is analyzed by us anonymously for statistics and is exclusively used to improve the attractiveness, content, and functionality of our website.
Collection, processing and transfer of personal data
When using the offer, we collect, store and use the following data:
- anonymous statistics, revealing which offers and offer categories are clicked, when and how often (so-called click statistics);
- rental and purchase prices of object categories by district and district for market statistics;
- user location by geolocation API to collect the local origin of queries. For this purpose, the IP address of a query is matched with a corresponding database, with the result of the check being stored. The IP address will not be stored.
- The data entered by a registered user (i.e. name, address, title, title, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address) are stored and used for the duration of the registration, as far as it is required by the services demanded by the user. Deleting the registration will erase the corresponding data. Likewise, the request for deletion of all data will terminate the registration.
In addition, we will only collect personal data when they are being provided by your, for instance, in case of contacting us. Subsequent processing is only effected in regard to the purposes for the data were collected. A transfer of your data to third parties will not take place, unless we are legally obliged, a data transfer should be necessary to carry out the offer, or to following a prior consent, in which you expressly agreed the transfer of your data.
You can register with us and create a new customer account. Registration is voluntary, but may be a prerequisite for taking advantage of our offer.
As someone looking for properties, you will receive a confirmation mail once you registered to verify your e-mail address. By clicking the activation link in the e-mail, your access will be activated. As a provider of real estate, you also will receive a confirmation link via e-mail after entering the required data. After clicking on the activation link, you will receive a personal call from HWF's real estate service within 24 hours in order to verify your registration. A further e-mail informs you about the successful activation of your account.
When logging in, key data (i.e. name, first name, company, e-mail address) are stored in the HDB database. When visiting us again, this will allow you to log in with your user name and password and to manage your listings. There will be no further use of your data.
Right of Revocation
It is, of course, always possible for you to contradict the collection, processing, and use of your data and / or revoke your consent to the collection, processing, and transfer of your personal data in the future. To revoke, please contact us by mail: hdbnoSpam@noSpamhwf-hamburgnoSpam.noSpamde.
Integration of third-party services and content
This website integrates third-party content, such as maps from Geoportal.de. This always entails that the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers") perceive the users’ IP address. Without the IP address, they cannot send their content to the user's browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of these contents. We only make use of such content, whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. However, we cannot be held liable if a third party uses the IP address for, e.g., statistical purposes. For details on the data received by Geoportal.de, and any possible use of these data by Geoportal.de, please refer to the data protection policy of Geoportal.de.
Since the alignment with Google pursued by the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Information Freedom based of the decision of the Düsseldorf Circle on the data protection-compliant design of analytical methods for measuring the range of Internet offers, a data protection-compliant and complaint-free use of Google Analytics has been made possible under certain circumstances. We comply with these rules. Thus, we would like to point out that Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp ();" to ensure an anonymous detection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
Please also note the following information about the use of Google Analytics: This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and allow to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your website use is generally transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there.
However, in the case of the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website usage and Internet usage to the website operator.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent Google's processing of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug available at this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can prevent Google Analytics to capture your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics.
Right to information
You have the right to know whether and which of your personal data have been stored us. In addition, you have the right to rectify, block and delete this personal data in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Data protection officer
If you have any questions or comments on the subject of data protection, please contact our external data protection officer:
Personal / Confidential
Attn.: Sarah-Marie Holzgräfe (Hamburg Marketing GmbH)
D - 20097 Hamburg, Germany