Privacy Policy

General Note

The following notes represent a summary of what is happening to your personal data when visiting our website. All data that can be used to personally identify you is considered as personal data.

According to §38 BDSG – Federal Data Protection Act - (new version) in conjunction with Article 38, paragraph 1 DSGVO- General Data Protection Regulation- the responsible individual is not obliged to appoint a data protection officer as there are less than 10 people regularly working on automated processing of data.

Collection of data on our website

Collection of data is carried out by our website operator. Please find their contact details from this website’s imprint. On one hand, your data is collected once you inform us of them. On the other hand some data is automatically collected through our IT systems while visiting our website. This is technical data in particular. Collection of this data is automatically processed when accessing our website. Part of the data is collected to enable error-free access to our website. Other data can be used to analyze user-specific behavior. You do any time have the right to demand information of origin, receiver and purpose of your stored data, free of charge. You do also have the right to demand correction, suspension or elimination of your stored data. If you should have additional questions or remarks according to data protection, please feel free to contact us under the contact details in the imprint. Furthermore you do have the right to complain in front of the according regulating authority.

Personal data

The operators of this website are taking the protection of your personal data very seriously. We do treat your personal data as confidential and according to the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. While visiting our website, different personal data is being recorded. All data that can be used to identify you personally is considered as personal data. This data collection declaration explains which data we do collect and what we are using them for. It also explains how and for which purpose we are using them. Please note that data transfer on the internet might be subject to certain security vulnerability. An uninterrupted protection of access by a third party is not possible.

The following company is responsible for data processing on this website:

Diok RealEstate AG
Kleingedankstraße 11a
50670 Cologne
Germany

Phone +49 (0) 221 / 80 149 800
Fax +49 (0) 221 / 80 149 811

Revocation of your consent to data collection and processing

Many data collection processes are only possible upon your explicit agreement. You may any time revoke a consent once granted. An informal e-mail is sufficient for this purpose. Legitimacy of data processing until the date of revocation remains untouched from revocation.

Right of appeal in front of the according regulating authority

In case of violation for reasons of data protection, the according individual is entitled to complain in front of the according regulating authority. Regulating authority in regards to data protection issues is the Federal State Commissioner for Data Protection within the federal state the company is located in. A list of data protection officers along with their contact details can be taken from the below link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

Right of data transfer

You or an authorized third party do have the right to receive data that we are collecting and processing - due to agreement or by execution of an agreement – in a commonly machine-readable format. In case you should demand transfer of the data to another responsible individual, this will only be realized if technically possible.

Disclosure, Suspension, Elimination

According to legal regulations, you do any time and free of charge have the right to ask for disclosure of your individually stored data, their origin, their purpose and receiver. You do also have the right to ask for correction, suspension or elimination of these data if applicable. If you should have additional questions or remarks according to data protection, please feel free to contact us under the contact details in the imprint.

Objection against unsolicited commercial e-mail

Usage of our contact data as part of the published imprint contact details is hereby strictly prohibited. We do reserve the right to take legal steps in case of unsolicited submission of advertisement and spam mails in particular.

Secure Socket Layer Encryption

This website is using a secure socket layer for security reasons. You do recognize an encrypted connection when the address prefix changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser address.

Newsletter Data

If you wish to register for our newsletter offered on our website, we need to be informed of your e-mail address along with information that allows us to perform a check confirming you as the owner of the e-mail address provided to us and to obtain your consent of newsletter receipt in parallel. Further data will not be obtained unless they are submitted by choice. This data is solely used for transmission of information requested. We do not circulate this data. Processing of data under our newsletter registration form is carried out exclusively based on your consent according to Article 6, phrase 1 lit. a DSGVO - General Data Protection Regulation. Your consent to store your data, your e-mail address and its usage for newsletter subscription can be canceled any time by using the unsubscribe link of the newsletter for example. Legitimacy of data processing until the date of revocation remains untouched from revocation. Your data stored for the purpose of newsletter receipt will remain stored until removal from the newsletter distribution list and will be deleted after cancellation. Data that has been stored for other purpose remains unaffected thereof.

Server-Log data

Service Provider of the websites is collecting and saving automatically processed information, so-called server-log data that is being submitted to us by your browser automatically. These include browser type, browser version, system software in use, referrer URL, Hostname of the accessing processor, time of server access and IP address. This data will not be combined with other data source. This data is being collected based on Article 6, phrase 1 lit. b DSGVO - General Data Protection Regulation – that allows processing of data in order to enable fulfillment of a contract or conditions precedent measures to the policy. According to Article 6, phrase 1, lit. f DSGVO - General Data Protection Regulation – (legitimate interest), data is also being collected for recognition and handling of potential illegal usage or for fault clearance reasons.

Session Cookies

For the user-friendly and secure presentation of content, this website uses so-called session cookies, small text files that are stored on your device and automatically deleted at the end of your visit. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted. The legal basis for the use of session cookies is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Google Web Fonts

This website is using so-called web fonts in order to ensure unified display of fonts, provided by google. When opening a website, your browser does load the required fonts in your browser cache in order to display the texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, your browser needs to connect to the google servers. By doing so, google is informed that your IP address has accessed our website. Usage of google fonts is carried out due to legitimate interest of a unified and pleasant display of our online appearance. This is a legitimate interest according to Article 6, phrase 1, lit. f DSGVO - General Data Protection Regulation. In case your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. Further information on google web fonts are available at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the data protection declaration of google at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This website uses the map service of Google Maps via API. Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA is the service provider. In order to use the service provided by Google Maps, it is mandatory to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored on a server of Google in the USA. The provider of this website does not have any impact on the data transmission. Usage of Google Maps is carried out in the course of an attractive presentation of our online content and for improving the findability of the locations indicated on our website. This indicates legitimate interest according to Article 6, phrase 1, lit. f DSGVO - General Data Protection Regulation. You can find further information about the usage of user data in the data protection declaration of Google under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.