Data privacy

The protection of your data is important to us

Thank you for visiting this website and for your interest in our products. The protection of your personal data is important to us and we want you to feel secure when using our website.

With this data protection declaration, we inform you which personal data we process, for what purpose, how and where, in particular in connection with our website and our other services. With this data protection declaration, we also inform you about the rights of persons whose data we process.

Special, supplementary or further data protection declarations as well as other legal documents such as general terms and conditions (GTC), terms of use or conditions of participation may apply to individual or additional offers and services.

Our offer is subject to the data protection law of the European Union (EU) with the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

1. Contact addresses

Responsibility for the processing of personal data:

DeA Capital Real Estate Germany GmbH
Prinzregentenplatz 15 · 81675 Munich
birgit.hauser@deacapital.com

We point out if there are other persons responsible for processing personal data in individual cases.

Data protection representation in the European Economic Area (EEA)

We have the following data protection representation pursuant to Art. 27 GDPR in the European Economic Area (EEA) including the European Union (EU) and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway as an additional point of contact for supervisory authorities and data subjects for enquiries in connection with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

Contact Data Protection Officer

Dominik Mikulovic
d.mikulovic@data-security.one

2. Processing of personal data

2.1 Terms

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data is processed. Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the storage, disclosure, acquisition, collection, deletion, storage, modification, destruction and use of personal data.

The European Economic Area (EEA) comprises the European Union (EU) and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) refers to the processing of personal data as the processing of personal data.

2.2 Legal basis

We process personal data – if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – in accordance with at least one of the following legal bases:

  • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data for the performance of a contract with the data subject as well as for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.
  • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data to protect the legitimate interests of us or of third parties, unless the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the data subject prevail. Legitimate interests are, in particular, our interest in being able to provide our offer permanently, in a user-friendly, secure and reliable manner, as well as to be able to advertise for it as required, information security as well as protection against misuse and unauthorised use, the enforcement of our own legal claims and compliance with European law.
  • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which we are subject in accordance with any applicable law of Member States in the European Economic Area (EEA).
  • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO for the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
  • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO for the processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
  • Article 6(1)(d) of the GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.

2.3 Scope and purpose

We process the personal data that is required to provide our services in a permanent, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such personal data can fall into the categories of inventory and contact data, browser and device data, content data, meta or marginal data and usage data, location data, sales, contract and payment data.

We process personal data for the period of time required for the relevant purpose(s) or as required by law. Personal data whose processing is no longer required is anonymised or deleted. Persons whose data we process generally have the right to have their data deleted.

In principle, we only process personal data with the consent of the data subject, unless the processing is permitted for other legal reasons, for example for the performance of a contract with the data subject and for corresponding pre-contractual measures, in order to protect our overriding legitimate interests, because the processing is evident from the circumstances or after prior information.

In this context, we process in particular information that a data subject voluntarily and self-submits to us when contacting us – for example, by letter, email, contact form, social media or telephone – or when registering for a user account. We may store such information, for example, in an address book or with comparable tools. If you transmit personal data to us via third parties, you are obliged to ensure data protection vis-à-vis such third parties as well as to ensure the accuracy of such personal data.

We also process personal data that we receive from third parties, obtain from publicly accessible sources or collect in the course of providing our services, if and to the extent that such processing is permitted for legal reasons.

2.4 Processing of personal data by third parties, including abroad

We may have personal data processed by commissioned third parties or process it jointly with third parties and with the help of third parties or transmit it to third parties. Such third parties are in particular providers whose services we use. We also ensure appropriate data protection for such third parties.

Such third parties are generally located in the European Economic Area (EEA). However, such third parties may also be located in other states and territories on earth as well as elsewhere in the universe, provided that their data protection law – in the opinion of the European Commission – guarantees adequate data protection, or if adequate data protection is guaranteed for other reasons, such as through a corresponding contractual agreement, in particular on the basis of standard contractual clauses, or through a corresponding certification. Exceptionally, such a third party may be located in a country without adequate data protection, provided that the requirements under data protection law, such as the express consent of the data subject, are met.

3. Data subjects’ rights

Data subjects whose personal data we process have the rights under European data protection law. These include the right to information as well as the right to correction, deletion or blocking of the personal data processed.

Data subjects whose personal data we process may – if and to the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable – request confirmation free of charge as to whether we are processing their personal data and, if so, request information about the processing of their personal data, have the processing of their personal data restricted, exercise their right to data portability and have their personal data corrected, deleted (“right to be forgotten”), blocked or completed.

Data subjects whose personal data we process may – if and insofar as the GDPR applies – revoke consent they have given at any time with effect for the future and object to the processing of their personal data at any time.

Data subjects whose personal data we process have a right of appeal to a competent supervisory authority.

4. Data security

We take appropriate and suitable technical and organisational measures to ensure data protection and, in particular, data security. However, despite such measures, the processing of personal data on the Internet can always have security gaps. We can therefore not guarantee absolute data security.

Access to our online offer takes place via transport encryption (SSL / TLS, in particular with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, abbreviated HTTPS). Most browsers indicate transport encryption with a padlock in the address bar.

Access to our online offer is subject – as is basically every internet use – to mass surveillance without any reason or suspicion, as well as other surveillance by security authorities in the European Union (EU), in the United States of America (USA) and in other countries. We cannot directly influence the corresponding processing of personal data by secret services, police agencies and other security authorities.

5. Use of the website

5.1 Cookies

We may use cookies on our website. Cookies – both our own cookies (first-party cookies) and cookies from third parties whose services we use (third-party cookies) – are data that are stored in your browser. Such stored data need not be limited to traditional cookies in text form. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit malware such as Trojans and viruses.

Cookies can be stored in your browser temporarily as “session cookies” when you visit our website or for a certain period of time as so-called permanent cookies. “Session cookies” are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Permanent cookies have a specific storage period. In particular, they enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website and thus, for example, to measure the reach of our website. Permanent cookies can also be used for online marketing, for example.

You can deactivate or delete cookies in full or in part at any time in your browser settings. Without cookies, our website may no longer be fully available. We actively request your express consent for the use of cookies – if and to the extent necessary.

In the case of cookies used for performance and reach measurement or for advertising, a general objection (“opt-out”) is possible for many services via the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), YourAdChoices (Digital Advertising Alliance) or Your Online Choices (European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, EDAA).

5.2 Server log files

We may collect the following information for each access to our website, provided that this information is transmitted by your browser to our server infrastructure or can be determined by our web server: Date and time including time zone, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access status (HTTP status code), operating system including user interface and version, browser including language and version, individual sub-page of our website accessed including amount of data transferred, website last accessed in the same browser window (referer or referrer).

We store such information, which may also constitute personal data, in server log files. This information is necessary in order to provide our online service in a permanent, user-friendly and reliable manner and to ensure data security and thus in particular the protection of personal data – also by third parties or with the help of third parties.

5.3 Tracking pixel

We may use tracking pixels on our website. Tracking pixels are also known as web beacons. Tracking pixels – also from third parties whose services we use – are small, usually invisible images that are automatically retrieved when you visit our website. Pixel counters can be used to collect the same information as server log files.

6. Notifications and messages

We send notifications and communications such as newsletters by email and through other communication channels such as instant messaging.

6.1 Success measurement and reach measurement

Notifications and messages may contain web links or tracking pixels that record whether an individual message has been opened and which web links have been clicked on. Such web links and tracking pixels may also track usage of notifications and communications on a personal basis. We need this statistical recording of usage for performance and reach measurement in order to be able to offer notifications and communications effectively and in a user-friendly manner based on the needs and reading habits of the recipients, as well as permanently, securely and reliably.

6.2 Consent and objection

As a matter of principle, you must expressly consent to the use of your e-mail address and other contact addresses, unless such use is permitted for other legal reasons. For any consent to receive e-mails, we use the “double opt-in” procedure where possible, i.e. you will receive an e-mail with a web link that you must click to confirm, so that no misuse by unauthorised third parties can take place. We may log such consents including Internet Protocol (IP) address, date and time for evidence and security reasons.

In principle, you can unsubscribe from notifications and communications such as newsletters at any time. This does not apply to notifications and communications that are absolutely necessary for our services. By unsubscribing, you can in particular object to the statistical recording of usage for performance and reach measurement.

6.3 Service provider for notifications and messages

We send notifications and communications via third-party services or with the help of service providers. Cookies may also be used in the process. We also ensure appropriate data protection for such services.

We use in particular:

Mailchimp: Communication platform; Provider: The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a Mailchimp (USA); Data protection information: Datenschutzerklärung («Privacy Policy»); «Mailchimp und Daten-Export aus Europa» («Mailchimp and European Data Transfers»).

7. Social Media

We are present on social media platforms and other online platforms in order to be able to communicate with interested persons and to inform them about our offer. In doing so, personal data may also be processed outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

The General Terms and Conditions (GTC) and Terms of Use as well as data protection declarations and other provisions of the individual operators of such online platforms also apply in each case. These provisions inform in particular about the rights of data subjects, which include in particular the right to information.

For our social media presence on Facebook, including the so-called Page Insights, we are jointly responsible with Facebook Ireland Limited in Ireland, if and to the extent that the GDPR is applicable. Page insights provide information about how visitors interact with our Facebook presence. We use Page Insights to provide our social media presence on Facebook in an effective and user-friendly way.

8. Success and reach measurement

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyze how our website is used. This includes, for example, measuring the reach of our website and the success of third-party links to our website. Google Analytics is a service of the American company Google LLC. The Irish company Google Ireland Limited is responsible for users in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Google also attempts to track individual visitors to our website that use different browsers or devices (cross-device tracking). This also involves the use of cookies. Google Analytics requires your Internet Protocol (IP) address, but this is not merged with any other data controlled by Google.

In any case, we have your Internet Protocol (IP) address anonymized before it is used for analytics purposes by Google. As a result, your full IP address is generally not transmitted to Google in the USA.

Further information on the nature, scope and purpose of data processing can be found in Google’s Privacy and Security Principles and Privacy Policy, in the Google Product Privacy Guide (including Google Analytics), in the explanation of how Google uses information from sites that use our services and in the information on how Google uses cookies. Furthermore, it is possible to use the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” and to object to personalized advertising.

9. Third party services

We use third-party services in order to be able to provide our offer in a permanent, user-friendly, secure and reliable manner. Such services are also used to embed content on our website. Such services – for example, hosting and storage services, video services and payment services – require your Internet Protocol (IP) address, as such services cannot otherwise transmit the corresponding content. Such services may be located outside the European Economic Area (EEA), provided that adequate data protection is guaranteed.

For their own security-related, statistical and technical purposes, third parties whose services we use may also process data in connection with our offer as well as from other sources – including cookies, log files and counting pixels – in aggregated, anonymised or pseudonymised form.

9.1 Digital infrastructure

We use third-party services to provide the digital infrastructure required for our services. These include, for example, hosting and storage services from specialised providers.

In particular, we use:

9.2 Social media functions and social media content

9.2.1 Facebook

We use social plugins from Facebook to embed Facebook functions and Facebook content on our website. These functions include “Like” or “Share”. This also involves the use of cookies. For more information, please visit Facebook’s “Social Plugins” page.

Social plugins are an offer of Facebook Ireland Ltd. in Ireland or of US-based Facebook Inc. If you are a registered Facebook user, Facebook can match the use of our online offering to your profile. For further information on the nature, scope and purpose of data processing, please visit Facebook’s privacy policy (“Data Policy”).

9.2.2 Instagram

We draw on the option of embedding functions and content from Instagram on our website. This allows us, for example, to show you images posted on Instagram on our website. This also involves the use of cookies.

Instagram is an offer of Facebook Ireland Ltd. in Ireland or of US-based Facebook Inc. If you are a registered user of Instagram or another Facebook service, Facebook can match the use of our online offering to your profile. For further information on the nature, scope and purpose of data processing, please visit Instagram’s privacy policy.

9.2.3 LinkedIn

We draw on the option of embedding functions and content from LinkedIn with the help of plugins on our website. This allows us, for example, to enable you to use LinkedIn’s “share” feature on our website. The process also involves the use of cookies. For more information, please visit LinkedIn’s page on plugins.

The plugins are offered by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company in Ireland or the US-based LinkedIn Corporation. If you are a registered LinkedIn user, LinkedIn can match the use of our online offering to your profile. For further information on the nature, scope and purpose of data processing, please consult the privacy policy, cookie policy and privacy portal of LinkedIn. Furthermore, it is possible to object to personalized advertising.

9.2.4 Pinterest

We draw on the option of embedding functions and content from Pinterest on our website. This allows us, for example, to show you images or pins posted on Pinterest on our website. The process also involves the use of cookies.

This is an offer of Pinterest Europe Ltd. in Ireland and US-based Pinterest Inc. respectively. If you are a registered Pinterest user, Pinterest can match the use of our online offering to your profile. For further information on the nature, scope and purpose of data processing, please visit Pinterest’s privacy policy page.

9.3 Entertainment

9.3.1 We use Vimeo to embed videos on our website. The process also involves the use of cookies. Vimeo is a service of the US company Vimeo Inc. For further information on the nature, scope and purpose of data processing, please see the FAQ on privacy at Vimeo and the Vimeo Privacy Policy.

9.3.2 We use YouTube to embed videos on our website. The process also involves the use of cookies. YouTube is a service of the US company Google LLC. The Irish company Google Ireland Limited is responsible for users in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. Further information on the nature, scope and purpose of data processing can be found in Google’s Privacy and Security Principles and Privacy Policy, in the Google Product Privacy Guide (including YouTube), in the explanation of how Google uses information from sites that use our services and in the information on how Google uses cookies. Furthermore, it is possible to object to personalized advertising.

9.4 Fonts

We use Google Fonts to embed fonts in our website. The process does not involve the use of cookies. This is a service of the US company Google LLC, which is offered independently of other Google services. The Irish company Google Ireland Limited is responsible for users in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. For further information on the nature, scope and purpose of data processing, please visit Google’s Privacy and Security Principles and Privacy Policy.

10. Website Extensions

We use Google reCAPTCHA to protect input forms from bots and spam while reliably supporting human input. The process also involves the use of cookies. Google Analytics is a service of the American company Google LLC. The Irish company Google Ireland Limited is responsible for users in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. For further information on the nature, scope and purpose of data processing, please visit Google’s Privacy and Security Principles, Privacy Policy and consult the information on how Google uses cookies.

11. Final clauses

We reserve the right to amend and supplement this privacy policy at any time. We will inform you about such amendments and supplements in an appropriate format, in particular by publishing the respective valid privacy policy on our website.