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Privacy Statement of Zeitwohnen Rhein Ruhr GmbH

Data Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is a very serious matter to Zeitwohnen Rhein Ruhr GmbH. We want you to know what kind of data we save and how we use it. As a private-law company we are subject to the regulations of the federal law on data protection (BDSG – Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) and telemedia law (TMG – Telemediengesetz). We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the statutes for data protection are upheld both by ourselves and external service providers.

Personal data

You may choose to give us personal information directly in a variety of situations. For example, you may want to give us your name and contact information to communicate with you or to register for a service, to provide you with a subscription or to do business with us. Generally, you can use our internet presence without disclosing your identity. Personal data are information like your official name, address, postal address, or telephone number. Information that cannot be connected directly to your true identity (for example most used websites or the number of users on a site) is not considered personal data. We save your data on thoroughly protected servers in Germany. Our web server including the installed SSL certificate are fulfilling the required security standards and received the best assessment „A“.

Uses

We use your personal information only within Zeitwohnen Rhein Ruhr GmbH and transfer it to third parties, e.g. to landlords or their agency, only if it is necessary for a succesful placing of accommodation or other services or to fulfil your requests by us or by others involved in fulfilment. We use your data as well for market research and support our services you have obtained from us and for Web site usage statistics. We will pass on your data to institutions that are entitled to receive information, should we be obligated by law or court order to do so.

Information/Cancellation/Deletion

You may contact us anytime if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent (Federal Data Protection Act). Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.

Cookies and other technologies

As mentioned above, we collect information from your visits to our Web sites. We do so through the use of various technologies, including one called “cookies”. A cookie is a piece of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer as a tag that identifies your computer. While cookies are often only used to measure Web site usage (such as number of visitors and duration of visit) and effectiveness (such as topics visitors are most interested in) and to allow for ease of navigation or use and, as such, are not associated with any personal information, they are also used at times to personalize a known visitor’s experience to a Web site by being associated with profile information or user preferences. Over time this information provides valuable insight to help improve the user experience.

We use session cookies: they help you navigate through the Web site efficiently, stored in temporary memory and erased when the web browser is closed.
Most browsers, by default, automatically permit cookies, but also give you the ability to control the majority of cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. Look under the heading “Tools” (or similar heading) in your particular browser for information about controlling cookies. We may also include Web beacons in marketing e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and links contained within clicked on.

Use of Google Analytics with anonymization

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies“, text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there. In using Google Analytics our website employs the extension, “_gat._anonymizeIp”. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Google uses this information to analyze your use of our site, to compile reports for us on internet activity and to provide other services relating to website and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation add-on for most current browsers that provides you with more control over what data Google can collect on websites you access. The add-on tells the JavaScript (ga.js) used by Google Analytics not to transmit any information about website visits to Google Analytics. However, the browser deactivation add-on offered by Google Analytics does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services we may engage. You can find additional information on how to install the browser add-on at the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Use of Google-Adwords

For purposes of promotion, our website also employs the Google ad tool “Google-Adwords”. As part of this, our website employs the analysis service “Conversion-Tracking” from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. If you access our site by way of a Google ad, a cookie is placed on your computer. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores to your computer. These so-called “conversion cookies” cease to be active after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally. If you visit certain pages of our website while the cookie is still active, we and Google know that you, as user, have clicked on ads placed on Google and were redirected to our site. Google uses the information obtained through “conversion cookies” to compile statistics for our website. These statistics tell us the total number of users who have clicked on our ad as well as which pages of our site were then accessed by each user. However, neither we nor other advertisers who use “Google-Adwords” receive any kind of information that can be used to personally identify users. You can prevent the installation of “conversion cookies” by making the appropriate change to your browser settings, for example by setting your browser so that the automatic placement of cookies is deactivated or by blocking cookies from the domain “googleadservices.com“.
You can obtain the relevant data privacy policy from Google at the following link:
https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html

Links to Non-Zeitwohnen Rhein Ruhr GmbH Web Sites and Third Party Applications

To allow you to interact with other Web sites on which you may have accounts (such as Facebook and other social media sites) or join communities on such sites, we may provide links or embed third-party applications that allow you to login, post content or join communities from our Web sites. We may also provide you with general links to non-Zeitwohnen Rhein Ruhr GmbH Web Sites. Your use of these links and applications is subject to the third parties’ privacy policies, and you should become familiar with the third party sites’ privacy policies before using the links or applications.

Zeitwohnen Rhein Ruhr GmbH is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other Web sites.

Questions and comments

The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). For questions, suggestions, and comments concerning data protection, please refer to:

Zeitwohnen Rhein Ruhr GmbH
Management: Dipl.-Kff. Frauke Pflock
Blumental 34
D-50997 Cologne

Phone +49 (0) 221-800234-0
Fax +49 (0) 221-800234-20
E-Mail: info@zeitwohnen.de

Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.