Privacy Statement – Crocodilian Berlin

The protection of your personal data is important to us. In the following text we will inform users of our website on what kind of data we save, when we save it, and how we use it. The legal grounds of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG - Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) and the Telemedia Act (TMG - Telemediengesetz).

 

1.    Personal data

Personal data is information that helps identify a person.

When you use the online-form to inquire about, request, or offer a flat through Crocodilian you will be asked to provide certain personal details such as: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, prospective tenants, date of birth, occupation, and employer.  We require this information in order to carry out our work as a housing agency. It is your independent decision to disclose this information to us. If you do not wish to give us this information, we will be unable to work for you.

We store your information on specially protected servers in Germany and France. Only a few people who take care of technical support of the server have access to it.


When visiting our website, we collect data (server log files), such as name of the website accessed, file, date, time of access and amount of data transmitted, notice of successful retrieval, browser type and version, user’s operating system, referral URL (previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider. The data will not be used in a personal way. Crocodilian uses the log data solely for statistical evaluation, operational purposes, and for the security and opitmisation of the site.

Crocodilian reserves the right to review log data retrospectively if there is concrete suspicion of unlawful or illegal activity by the user.

 

2.    Handling of personal data and transfer to a third party

Crocodilian only requests and stores personal information that is necessary for the conclusion of a rental agreement.  We only pass these on to third parties – tenants / landlords or their representatives, if it is a pre-requisite for a successful mediation.

If, in the context of processing an order, we pass on data to service providers (such as cleaning companies, etc), this will only be done if they themselves have committed to data protection in accordance with the BDSG. We will transfer your data to the appropriate authorities, should we be obligated by law or court order to do so.

 

3.    Right of Withdrawal

You have the right to have any personal data given us deleted at any time.

Data for billing and accounting purposes or data that is relevant to an existing lease is not affected by a termination and cannot be deleted.

 

4.    Retention Period

If a contract is concluded personal data is kept for 10 years. If Personal data is given, but does not result in a contract, it will be deleted within 6 months.

 

5.    Contacting Crocodilian by e-mail

When contacting Crocodilian, information provided by the user will be stored in order to process the request and to process any follow-up questions.

 

6.    Newsletter

The newsletter provides you with information about us and any offers we may have.

If you want to receive the newsletter, we need a valid email address and information that we can use to verify that you are the owner of the given email address and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. This date is only used for sending the newsletter and will not be given to third parties.

When registering for the newsletter, we save your IP and the date of registration.  The sole purpose of this is in case a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers for the newsletter without the knowledge of the entitled person. You can revoke your consent to the storage of this data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by notification to the above contact options.

 

7.    Cookies

Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific device-related information on users' access devices (PCs, smartphones, etc.). They serve the purpose of user-friendliness of web pages (for example storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to record the statistical data of website usage in order for analysis and improvement of the website to take place. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it must be noted that the use and especially the comfort of use of the website are limited without cookies.


You can find information on how to manage online advertising cookies from companies through the US-American site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/

 

8.    Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics a service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics stores textfiles (cookies) on your computer to allow for an analysis of your use of the visited webpages. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will shorten the IP address of the user 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 sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. IP anonymisation is active on this website.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate users' use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address provided as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly. However, users may not be able to use all features of this website in their entirety in this case. In addition, users may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and other information related to the use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available under the following link Download and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

For more information about Google's use of data, settings and opt-out options, please visit Google's websites: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/ ("How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services "), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (" Use of Data for Advertising "), http://www.google.com/settings/ads (" Managing Information Google uses to show you ads ") and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ (" Determine which ads Google shows you ").

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout to prevent Google Analytics from using your data on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.

 

9.    Using Google Maps

To determine the approximate location of the furnished apartments offered by Crocodilian our website uses the map service Google Maps. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States: By using the Website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of the information collected by Google, its verifiers or third parties. The terms of use of Google Maps and other information can be found here:
https://maps.google.com/help/terms_maps.html
https://policies.google.com/privacy

 

10.    Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on the user's computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including the IP address of the users) and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information may be shared by Google with Google affiliates. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored from you. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; however, users may not be able to use all features of this website in their entirety in this case. By using this website, users agree to the processing of data collected about them by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.

 

11.    Withdrawal of information, changes, corrections and updates.

The user has the right, upon request, to receive free information about personal data that has been stored about them. In addition, the user has the right to the correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of their personal data, as far as no legal obligation of storage opposes this.