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DATA PROTECTION POLICY

1. AN OVERVIEW OF OUR DATA PROTECTION POLICY

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when visiting our website. Personal data are all data that can be used to personally identify you. For in-depth information on data protection, please see the data protection policy to be found below this text.

 

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is performed by the website’s operator. Please see the legal notice of this website for the relevant contact details.

 

How do we collect your data?

Some of your data is collected when you provide it to us. These might be data that you e.g. enter into a contact form. Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system, or the time of the page view). These data are collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

 

What do we use these data for?

Some of the data are collected in order to ensure the fault-free provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.

 

What are your rights regarding your data?

You have the right to request information about the origins, recipients, and purposes of your personal data stored by us at any time and free of charge. You also have the right to request the rectification, restriction or erasure of these data. If you have any questions concerning this or any other aspect of data protection, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in our legal notice. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.

 

Analytics Tools and Tools from Third-Party Providers

When visiting our website, your browsing behavior can be statistically analyzed. This is predominantly carried out using cookies and so-called analytics programs. The analysis of your browsing behavior is generally performed anonymously; your browsing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can opt out of this analysis or prevent it by disabling the use of certain tools. You can find detailed information on this in the following data protection policy. You can opt out of this analysis.fh3 We will inform you of ways to opt out in this data protection policy.

2. GENERAL INFORMATION AND MANDATORY INFORMATION

DATA PROTECTION

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with data protection law and this data protection policy. When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data are data that can be used to personally identify you. This data protection policy explains which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and to which purpose this is performed. Please note that data transmitted via the Internet (e.g. via e-mail communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

 

The responsible data controller for the processing of data on this website is:   

Dietrich E. Rogge CEO ROCKSTONE Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG
Alter Wall 34-36
D-20457 Hamburg
E-Mail: info@rockstonere.com
Tel.: +49-40-211-0760-10

The data controller is the natural or legal person who, solely or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, or similar).

 

Many data-processing procedures are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your previously provided consent at any time. An informal notification by e-mail will suffice. The legality of the data processing conducted prior to the revocation shall remain unaffected. 

 

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as orders and inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address bar when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed there. When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

 

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to request information about the origins, recipients, and purposes of your personal data stored by us at any time and free of charge. If desired, you also have the right to the rectification, restriction or erasure of these data. If you have any questions concerning this or any other aspect of personal data, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in our legal notice.

 

We hereby prohibit the use of the contact data published as part of our duty to provide a legal notice in order to send unsolicited promotional and informational materials. The operators of this website reserve the express right to take legal action in the case of the unsolicited receipt of advertising, e.g. via spam e-mails.

3. DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE

COOKIES

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” These are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, and to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your browsing behavior) are also stored, these will be treated separately in this data protection policy.

 

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in so-called server log files. These are:

- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

 

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share these data without your permission. We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form exclusively with your consent pursuant to point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal notification by e-mail will suffice. The legality of the data processing conducted prior to the revocation shall remain unaffected.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

4. ANALYTICS TOOLS AND ADVERTISING

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files stored on your computer to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analytics tool are based on point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site:  Deactivate Google Analytics 

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s data protection policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. These data come from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. These collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.

5. PLUGINS AND TOOLS

YOUTUBE

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This informs the YouTube server about which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you are enabling YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used in the interest of making our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

For more information about how YouTube handles user data, see YouTube’s data protection policy at:  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

 

For the uniform display of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google is thus informed that our website was accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR..

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at  https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s data protection policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

 

This website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is generally sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The provider of this website has no influence on the transmission of these data. 

Google Maps is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our website and to make it easy to find the locations indicated on our site. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR..

For more information about how Google handles user data, see Google’s data protection policy at:  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de.