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Data Protection Policy

Dear visitors, Thank you for visiting our website. We would like you to feel safe and comfortable with us, and the protection of your privacy is very important to us. The purpose of the following Data Protection Policy is to inform you of how we collect, use, and disclose your personal data.

Website operator
KENSINGTON Finest Properties International AG
Konstanzerstrasse 37
CH - 8274 Tägerwilen
headoffice@kensington-international.com

Usage data
In order to improve the quality and functionality of our website, and in the event of criminal prosecution, we store data on each individual access to our website for statistical purposes. These data records consist of
•    the page from which a file was requested, 
•    the name of the file, 
•    the date and time of the request, 
•    the amount of data transferred, 
•    the access status (file transferred, file not found), 
•    a description of the type of web browser used, 
•    the IP address of the computer from which the request was sent.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (legitimate interests of the data controller).
The above-mentioned reasons also constitute the legitimate interest for the processing of your data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence f) GDPR.

Cookies
We use cookies for better user guidance. The use of cookies simplifies the user experience of websites. Certain pages cannot be accessed or cannot be launched without errors without the use of cookies. These reasons also constitute the legitimate interest for the processing of this data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence f) GDPR (the use of cookies for analytical purposes is covered below). Most popular browsers offer the option of rejecting the use of cookies. You can adjust your browser settings in such a way that you will be informed of the placement of cookies, and that you can allow cookies in individual cases, reject them altogether, or activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you make the adjustments described above.

Newsletters
We offer you the opportunity to inform yourself about new contents of our website by newsletter. All we need from you for this purpose is your e-mail address. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter at a later time, you can simply unsubscribe via e-mail. The legal basis for the processing of the user’s data upon when subscribing to the newsletter is the user’s consent.


You can subscribe to the newsletter offer on our website by registering via our online form. We will use the data you share with us exclusively for sending our newsletter, which may contain information or offers. Our newsletter is sent via rapidmail, which entails the transmission of your data to rapidmail GmbH. rapidmail GmbH is prohibited from using your data for any other purposes than sending the newsletter, nor is rapidmail GmbH entitled to transfer or sell your data to third parties. rapidmail is a certified newsletter software provider based in Germany and has been selected in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data and their use for sending our newsletter at any time, for example via the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

Contact form
You can contact us with questions or suggestions via a contact form at any time. In order to answer your questions or send you feedback, we require the following details: name, surname and e-mail address. We use this data exclusively for the purposes mentioned above.

Analytics software

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” (text files which are stored on your computer and permit an analysis of how you use the website). The information about how you use this website, which is generated by the cookie, is typically transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator to analyse how you use the website, to create reports on website activities, and to provide further services related to website and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software; however, we would like to point out that this may prevent you to use the full features of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie in relation to your usage of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link.

For further information about how Google uses your data, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html and http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour, both in order to optimise their advertising and to fund the customer-focused usage, adaptation, and updating of the website.

IP anonymisation is activated on this website.
 

Social plug-ins

Facebook
This website uses so-called social plug-ins of the social networking site facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, (“Facebook”). These can usually be recognised by the “thumbs up” symbol. An overview of the social plug-ins of Facebook is available here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

When launching this website, a connection is established between your browser and the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly to your browser by Facebook and embedded in the website. We therefore have no influence on or knowledge of the scope of the data collected by Facebook by means of this plug-in.

By embedding the plug-in, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed a certain page of their offer. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can link the visit to your Facebook account. When selecting (clicking on) the plug-ins, the corresponding information is directly transmitted to Facebook by your browser and stored there. Even if you do not have a Facebook account, Facebook may identify and store your IP address. According to Facebook, IP addresses are stored in EU member states in anonymised form only.

For further information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of this data by Facebook, and for information about your rights and settings available to you, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
Facebook social plug-ins can also be blocked with browser add-ons such as “Facebook Blocker” or the “AdBlock Plus” add-on for Firefox. For further information, please visit https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook-tracking-stop/.

LinkedIn
Data Protection Policy for using the LinkedIn “Recommend” button: This website contains plug-ins of the social network LinkedIn of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”). LinkedIn plug-ins on this website can be recognised by the LinkedIn logo or the “share button” (“Recommend”). When you visit this website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server, providing LinkedIn with the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. By clicking the LinkedIn “share button” while logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of this website to your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to associate your visit of this website with your user account. Please note that, as the provider of this website, we are unaware of the exact content of the data transmitted and its use by LinkedIn. For details concerning data collection (purpose, scope, further processing, use) as well as your rights and settings available to you, please read the LinkedIn Privacy Policy available here:

http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv.
 

Your rights as a user

a) Right of acknowledgement
Each data subject has the right to request information on whether their personal data is being processed.

b) Right to information
Each data subject has the right to receive information about the personal data stored about them as well as a copy of this information free of charge.

c) Right to rectification
The data subject has the right to demand from the data controller to rectify incorrect personal data stored about them without delay.

d) Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)
Each data subject has the right to request that the corresponding personal data stored about them be deleted without delay if one of their statutory rights applies and if the processing of this data is not required.

e) Right to limited processing
Each data subject has the right to request the limitation of the processing of their data, provided that one of the reasons stated in the law applies.

f) Right to data portability
Each data subject has the right to receive the personal data they have provided to a data controller in a structured, common, and machine-readable format, and to communicate this data to another data controller without hindrance, provided that the processing of this data is based on their consent or a contract and that the processing of this data is performed by automated means, where the processing of this data is not required in order to perform a task which is in the public interest or where the exercise of public authority has been delegated to the data controller.
In addition, the data subject is entitled within the scope of their right to data portability to request that their personal data be transmitted directly from one data controller to another, provided that this is technologically feasible, and that the rights and freedoms of other persons remain unaffected.

g) Right to revoke consent to a data protection policy
Each data subject has the right to revoke their consent to the processing of their personal data at any time.
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h) Right to objection
Each data subject has the right to object to the processing of their personal data at any time for reasons arising from their specific situation. This also applies to profiling activities based on these provisions. Where personal data is processed for direct advertising purposes, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of their personal data for the purpose of such advertising at any time; this also applies to profiling activities related to such direct advertising.
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i) Automated decisions on a case-by-case basis, including profiling
Each data subject has the right not to be subjected to decisions based exclusively on automatic data processing (including profiling), which are legally binding for them or significantly affect them in a similar way, provided that the decision
•    (1) is not required in order to conclude or fulfil a contract between the affected person and the data controller; or
•    (2) is permitted by legislation of the European Union or one of its member states whose legislation the data controller is subject to, and this legislation provides for appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms, as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject; or
•    (3) is based on the express consent of the data subject.
In the cases referred to in (1) and (3), appropriate measures are taken to safeguard the rights and freedoms, as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the rights to effect personal intervention on the part of the data controller, to present one’s own position, and to contest the decision.

j) Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of data protection breaches, the data subject has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. This is the Data Protection Officer of the federal state in which our company is based. For a list of data protection officers (German only), please click here: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.


Duration of personal data storage
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the applicable statutory retention period. Upon expiry of this retention period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required in order to fulfil or initiate a contract.

Other data
We store the following other data for the following purposes:
Transferring data where available: Name, surname, address, e-mail address, recipient: OnOffice GmbH, Charlottenburger Allee 5, 52068 Aachen, Germany, purpose: creating an offer and sending an exposé.

Third-party content
Our website may also include third-party content (e.g. YouTube videos or videos of other providers, Google Maps, RSS feeds, etc.). The providers of this content usually store cookies on the user’s computer. You can prevent this by adjusting the settings of your browser. However, you may no longer be able to display this content correctly in this case.
In addition, many (third-party) providers store the IP addresses of users in order to be able to send relevant content to the user’s browser. We have no influence on how (third-party) providers may use your IP address.