Privacy Policy

Data Protection Declaration

The party responsible for the website of FORTICA REAL ESTATE GmbH (Fortica.de) (“website”) is FORTICA REAL ESTATE GmbH, Blücherstraße 22, 10961 Berlin, Telephone 049 30 403 684 290, info@fortica.de, www.fortica.de.

We consider the protection of your personal data very important and collect, process and use your personal data exclusively in compliance with the following principles and in compliance with the applicable data protection statutes.

Provision of our Website

When you visit our website, the host name of the computer seeking access, the IP address of the user and the date and time of the respective visit are transmitted to us.

The legal basis for the temporary storage is Art. 6(1) f General Data Protection Regulation. The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary in order to enable a connection between the website with your computer. For this, your IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session. This also constitutes our justified interest in the data processing pursuant to Art. 6(1) f General Data Protection Regulation.

The data is deleted as soon as its collection is no longer necessary for the achievement of the purpose of its collection. In case of collection of the data for the provision of the website, this is the case once the respective session has ended.

The collection of data for the provision of the website is absolutely necessary for the operation of the Internet page. The user therefore has no possibility of objection if the website is to be used.

Cookies

Our website uses so-called cookies. These are text files which are stored on your computer. They serve to enable recognition of the user in case of registered users in order to record which content a user has already seen. They also enable an analysis of your use of the website. For example, cookies record information about the operating system, the browser, your IP address, the website you have used in the past (Referrer-URL) and the date and time of your visit to our website. When you visit our website, you are informed about the use of cookies for the purpose of analysis and we obtain your consent to the processing of the personal data used in this context. In this context, there is also a reference to this Data Protection Declaration.

 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data with the use of cookies which are technically necessary is Art. 6(1) f General Data Protection Regulation, and with the use of cookies for the purposes of analysis in case the relevant consent of the user has been obtained it is Art. 6(1) a General Data Protection Regulation. The purpose of the use of technically necessary cookies is to simplify your use of our website. Some functions of our Internet website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For them, it is necessary for the browser to be recognised once again after a change of page. Analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its contents. Analysis cookies inform us how the website is used and can continuously optimise what we offer. These purposes also constitute our justified interest in the processing of the personal data pursuant to Art. 6(1) f General Data Protection Regulation.

However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser in such a way that cookies are only stored for the duration of the respective connection to the Internet. We would nevertheless like to point out to you that some areas of the website may not work, or may not work properly.

Contact Form

Our Internet website contains a contact form which can be used for electronic contact. If a user takes advantage of this possibility, the data entered into the form is transmitted to us and stored. This data is: name, E-Mail address and telephone number as well as the IP address of the user and the date and time of registration.

Your consent is obtained to the processing of the data in the course of the sending process and reference is made to this Data Protection Declaration. Alternatively, contact can be made via the E-Mail address provided. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with this E-Mail is stored. In this context, the data is not passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for the dialogue with you.

In case the consent of the user has been obtained, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6(1) a General Data Protection Regulation. The legal basis for the processing of the data which is transmitted to us in the course of sending an E-Mail is Art. 6(1) f General Data Protection Regulation. If the E-Mail contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract in connection with real estate, then an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1) b General Data Protection Regulation. The processing of personal data from the form to be filled out exclusively serves the handling of the contact made. In case of contact made by E-Mail, this also constitutes the necessary justified interest in the processing of the data.

 

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the achievement of the purpose of its collection. This is the case for the personal data in the contact form to be filled out, and data transmitted by E-Mail, once the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is also ended if it can be deduced from the circumstances that the relevant facts and circumstances have been finally clarified and there is no interest in what we offer. The personal data collected additionally during the sending procedure is deleted at the latest after a time-limit of seven days.

The user has the possibility to revoke his/her consent to the processing of the personal data at any time. If the user makes contact with us by E-Mail, he/she can revoke his/her consent to the storage of his/her personal data at any time. In such a case, the dialogue cannot be continued. All personal data stored in the course of the establishment of contact will be deleted in this case.

Newsletter

If you are interested in a property we offer and make contact with us, we will in future send you a newsletter with other interesting offers. For this purpose, your name and your postal and E-Mail addresses are collected and stored. Your consent is obtained to the processing of the data in the course of the registration process and reference is made to this Data Protection Declaration. No data is passed on to third parties in connection with the data processing for the dispatch of the newsletter.

In case the user has granted consent, the legal basis for the processing of the data after registration by the user is Art. 6(1) a General Data Protection Regulation. The collection of your data specified above serves the dispatch of the newsletter.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the achievement of the purpose of its collection. Accordingly, your data is stored for as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

You can terminate the subscription to the newsletters at any time. There is a corresponding link for this purpose in every newsletter.

Google Analytics

We use the programme Google Analytics for the analysis of the use of our website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These text files are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information about your use of the website generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in

 

the USA and stored there. However, in case of the activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address is shortened first by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other treaty states to the Treaty about the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a server of Google in the USA in exceptional circumstances and shortened there. The IP address transmitted within the framework of Google Analytics by your browser is not combined together with other data by Google.

Data is collected by Google Analytics (for example plug-ins, browser, duration of visit, language used, etc.) for marketing purposes, and processed and stored for the tailoring of our structure and offers. This data can be used under a pseudonym to create use profiles and target group segments which are used for targeted marketing or information campaigns. The data collected with the web analysis is not used for personal identification of the website visitor without separate consent of the data subject, and is not combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

By using Google Analytics, we can structure our website in accordance with your specific interests. This constitutes a justified interest as defined in Art. 6(1) f General Data Protection Regulation.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; in this case, however, you will not be able to use all functions of the website to the fullest extent. In addition, you can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Google reCAPTCHA

In order to protect your enquiries through an Internet form on our website, we use the programme reCAPTCHA of the company Google Inc. (Google). The query serves to distinguish whether the information was entered by a person or is being abused by automated machine processing. The query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of reCAPTCHA is not connected with other data by Google.

Your entry is transmitted to Google in order to distinguish whether the information was entered by a person or is being abused by automated machine processing

 

and put to further use there. Google will also use this information on the instruction of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of this service. We have a justified interest in preventing misuse of our website by automated processing by third parties as defined in Art. 6(1) f General Data Protection Regulation.

The data processed within the framework of the use of Google reCAPTCHA is governed by the company data protection provisions of Google. You can find further information about the data protection guidelines of Google under https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

We use the programme Google Maps for our website to show a site plan, to indicate the location of our real estate offers. Google Maps is likewise operated by Google Inc. (“Google”).

When you visit the site, Google receives the information that you have called up the relevant subpage in which Google Maps is integrated. In addition, the data specified in our Data Protection Declaration under the heading “Provision of our Website” is transmitted. Google stores your data as a user profile and uses it for purposes of advertising, market research and/or the tailored structuring of its website. Such evaluation takes place in particular for the provision of tailored advertising and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You are entitled to a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, but you must address this objection to Google in order to exercise it.

By using this website, you declare your consent to the collection, processing and use of the data automatically collected and the data entered by you by Google.

You will find the additional conditions of use for Google Maps under https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html, and the Data Protection Declaration under https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

Social Media Plugins

We use so-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of the social networks Facebook, Google+ and XING as well as the micro-blogging service Twitter on our website. These services are offered by the companies Facebook Inc., Google Inc., XING SE and Twitter Inc. (“providers”).

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You will find an overview of the plug-ins of Facebook and what they look like here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). You will find an overview of the plug-ins of Google and what they look like here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/

XING is operated by XING SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. You will find an overview of the plug-ins of XING and what they look like here: https://dev.xing.com/

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter“).You will find an overview of the plug-ins of Twitter buttons and what they look like here: https://about.twitter.com/en_us/company/brand-resources.html

If you call up our website which contains such a plug-in, your browser creates a direct connection with the servers of Facebook, Google, XING or Twitter. The content of the plug-ins will be transmitted from the respective provider directly to your browser and embedded in the site. Through the embedding of the plugins, the provider receives the information that your browser has called up the relevant page of our website, even if you have no profile or are not logged in at the relevant time. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of the respective provider in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to one of the services, the providers can directly attribute the visit to our website to your profile on Facebook, Google+, XING and Twitter. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking the button “Like”, “+1” or “Twitter”, the relevant information is likewise transmitted directly to a server of the provider and stored there. The information is also published in the social network, on your Twitter account and shown to your contacts there. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers, as well as your rights in this context and your settings options to protect your privacy, are explained in the data protection information provided by the respective providers.

Data protection information of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Data protection information of Google:

http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

 

Data protection information of XING: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

 

Data protection information of Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy

The forwarding of personal data of the users to the aforementioned providers of social networks serves the connection of our company to the social networks and the communication between the company and the users. This constitutes a justified interest as defined in Art. 6(1) f General Data Protection Regulation.

 

If you do not want Google, Facebook, XING or Twitter to directly attribute data collected through our web presence to your profile in the respective service, you must log out of the relevant service before visiting our website. You can also entirely prevent the loading of plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

Your Rights

If your personal data is processed by us, you are entitled to the following rights:

Right to Revoke Consents Granted

You have the right to revoke your data protection law declarations of consent to us at any time by a notification without any form requirements, stating your address, to the following E-Mail address info@fortica.de and by post to Fortica Real Estate GmbH, Am Karlsbad 11, 10785 Berlin. Revocation of consent granted does not affect the legality of the processing which took place on the basis of the consent until the time of revocation.

Right of Objection

You can object to the use, processing and transmission of your personal data for marketing purposes, advertising purposes or for the purposes of market research and opinion polls to us at any time by a notification without any form requirements, stating your address, to the following E-Mail address info@fortica.de and by post to Fortica Real Estate GmbH, Am Karlsbad 11, 10785 Berlin. Every time we approach you with advertising, we inform you about this right of revocation once again.

Irrespective of the use, processing and transmission of your personal data for marketing purposes, you also have the right to object to the processing of personal data which affects you and which takes place on the basis of Art. 6(1) e or f General Data Protection Regulation for reasons resulting from your particular personal situation if the data is processed for other purposes. In case of objection, we no longer process the personal data affecting you, unless there are grounds for the processing which are worthy of mandatory protection which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Right to Information / Right to Cancellation or Correction

According to the statutory requirements, you have a right to information about your stored data to be provided free of charge, and if necessary a right to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data.

 

If further information is required or the correction, blocking or deletion of customer data is desired, you can send an E-Mail to info@fortica.de.

If statutory provisions do not permit the deletion, your data will instead be blocked so that it is only accessible for the purpose of mandatory statutory provisions.

Right to Restrict Processing

You can require the restriction of the processing of the personal data which relates to you if you dispute the correctness of the personal data affecting you for a period which enables us to check the correctness of the personal data or if the processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion of the personal data, instead demanding the restriction of the use of the personal data, or we no longer need the personal data for processing purposes but you need it for the assertion or exercise of or defence against legal claims, or if you have lodged an objection against processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) General Data Protection Regulation and it is not yet clear whether our justified interests outweigh your grounds.

If the processing of the personal data affecting you is restricted, then apart from its storage, this data can only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, or exercise of or defence against legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a member state.

If the restriction of the processing is restricted, you will be informed by us before we lift the restriction.

Right to Notification

If you have asserted the right to correction, deletion or restriction of the processing against us, we have an obligation to notify all recipients to whom the personal data relating to you was disclosed about this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of the processing, unless this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate amount of time, effort or expenditure. You are entitled to the right to be informed about these recipients.

Right to Data Transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data which affects you and which you have provided to us, in a structured, usual, mechanically readable format.

 

In addition, you have the right to request that we transmit this data to another responsible data controller, without obstruction by us, to whom the personal data was made available, if the processing is based on consent or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6(1) b General Data Protection Regulation and the processing takes place with the aid of automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to require that personal data which affects you is transmitted directly from one responsible data controller to another to the extent to which this is technically possible. Freedoms and rights of other persons may not be adversely affected by this.

Right to Complain to a Supervisory Authority

Notwithstanding any other legal remedy, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your place of abode, your workplace or the place of the alleged breach if you take the view that the processing of the personal data affecting you breaches the General Data Protection Regulation.

Further Links

Our websites can contain links to the websites of other providers, to which this Data Protection Declaration does not extend.

Adjustments

We reserve the right to update this Data Protection Declaration from time to time. Updates of this Data Protection Declaration are published on our website. Alterations apply from the time of their publication on our website onwards. We therefore recommend that you visit this site regularly in order to stay informed about any updates which have been made.

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