Privacy statement

Data privacy and protection

The objective of this privacy policy is to comply with the information requirements for this website (as stated in Article 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation / GDPR). It concerns only the data capturing and processing operations involved in visiting this website.

1. Name and contact of the person(s) in charge of processing data and the company’s data protection officer

This privacy policy applies to the processing of data by:

Responsible party:
Zieher Business Center GmbH & Co. KG
represented by Managing Director Andrea Klockenhoff
Kurfürstendamm 30
10719 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 30 886200-0
Fax: +49 30 886200-200
Email: info@zieher.de

Our data protection officer can be contacted at the same address, c/o Mr. Ramon Wolf or at datenschutz@zieher.de.

2. Collecting and storing personal data, types of data processing, data use

a) During your visit at our website
As you visit our website htpps://www.zieher.de, the browser on your online device automatically transmits information to our website server. This information is stored temporarily in a log file. The following information is captured automatically (i.e. without any additional action on your part) and is stored in the log file until it gets automatically deleted:

  • your device’s IP address;
  • the time and date of your access to our website;
  • the name and URL of the page you access;
  • the referrer URL, i.e. the URL of the website from which you access our website;
  • the browser you use as well as your device’s operation system and the name of your online access provider.

We use these data for the following purposes:

  • to ensure full and uninterrupted access to our website;
  • to make sure that you can use our website comfortably;
  • to evaluate the security and stability of our system;
  • and for further administrative purposes, especially
  • to ensure the best possible presentation of our services – office rentals, conference and meeting room rentals, business address services, and office support services – and to generate request for these services.

Legal basis for data processing is Article 6 Section 1, 1 GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the data processing purposes stated above. Under no circumstances will we use these data to identify persons or draw conclusions as to their preferences or any other personal information.

The data listed above will be deleted automatically after no more than two years. Upon request, we will delete the data within ten days.

Our website also uses cookies and analytics tools. Please refer to sections 4 and 5 of this privacy policy for more information on cookies and analytics tools.

b) When you use our contact form
Our website provides a contact form to facilitate your inquiries to us. The contact form requires you to leave a valid email address to allow us to identify and reply to the sender of the inquiry. Further information can be provided on a voluntary basis.

We process these data that you provide in the contact form in compliance with Article 6, Section 1.1 GDPR based on your voluntary agreement.

The personal data we captured in our contact form will be deleted once your inquiry has been resolved.

c) Contacting us by e-mail, telephone and fax
You may also contact us via the email address and/or the phone and fax numbers provided on our website. If you contact us by email you will need to provide a valid email address to allow us to identify and reply to the sender of the inquiry. If you call us or send us a fax, our phone system will capture the number from which you are calling. Further information can be provided on a voluntary basis.

We process these data that you provide in the contact form in compliance with Article 6, Section 1.1 GDPR based on your voluntary agreement.

All personal data captured by us as you contact us via email, call, or fax will be automatically deleted once your inquiry or any other process initiated in relation to your contacting us has been completed.

3. Information disclosure

We will not disclose your personal data to third parties for any other than the purposes listed in the following.

We will only disclose your personal data to third parties under the following circumstances:

  • if you have given your consent according to Art. 6 Sect. 1.1 GDPR;
  • if the disclosure is necessary for the raising, exercising, or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that your legitimate interest in non-disclosure of your data outweighs these claims;
  • if there is a legal obligation to disclose the data according to Art. 6 Sect. 1.1 GDPR;
  • and if this is legally admissible and necessary according to Art. 6 Sect. 1.1 for our contractual relationship with you.

4. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small files automatically generated by your browser and stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) as you visit our website. Cookies do not harm your device. They do not contain viruses, Trojans, or any other kind of malware.

The cookies serve to store information based on the device you use to access our website. They do not allow us to identify you.

Cookies help us make visiting our website more comfortable for our users. For example, we use session cookies to determine which pages on our website you have already visited. These session cookies are automatically deleted as you leave our site.

To enhance usability, we also use temporary cookies that will remain stored on your device for a defined period of time. If you visit our website again it will automatically register that you have visited us before and identify your previous settings and input on our website so you do not have to adjust them again.

We also use cookies for statistics reasons in order to measure and evaluate our website usage and optimize and improve its usability (see Clause 5). These cookies allow us to recognize you as previous visitor to our website on a later visit. They get deleted automatically after a defined period of time.

Data processing via cookies is necessary for the purposes stated above as well as for guarding our and others’ legitimate interests according to Art. 6 Sect. 1.1 GDPR.

Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies. You may however change your browser settings so that no cookies will be stored on your device or you receive a notice before a cookie is created. Deactivating cookies altogether may limit your website experience as you may not be able to use our website’s full functionality.

Specifically, the website uses the following first-party cookies: cookie 1 = session cookie (created by the CMS); cookie 2 created by cookie bar = persistent cookie with 180 days TTL (time to live). We also use the following third-party cookies as temporary/persistent cookies with TTL = 183 days (Google Maps), 2 years and/or 2 days (Google Analytics), and 1 day (Google AdWords, Conversion Tracking).


Google Maps:
Google Maps is a web mapping service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. A Google Maps component can be added to a business’s web site to provide customers directions to the business location. When you use Google Maps, information on your use of our website (including your IP address) may be transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. For more information on privacy and Google Maps terms of use please visit: https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html and https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

5. Analytics and tracking tools 

Google Analytics
To allow for demand-oriented development and continuous improvement, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”; 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/ ). Google Analytics creates pseudonymous user profiles and uses cookies (see section 4). The cookie captures information on your website visit, including:

  • your browser type and version;
  • your device’s operation system;
  • the referrer URL (URL of the previously visited website);
  • your device’s host name (IP address);
  • the time of access.

These data will be transmitted and stored at a Google server in the U.S. They are used to measure and evaluate website usage, create reports on website activities, and provide further services regarding website usage and website services for the purpose of marketing and demand-oriented development of this website. These data may also be disclosed to third parties insofar as this is legally required or these third parties process the data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will your IP address be connected with other Google data. IP addresses will be anonymized (IP masking) to render an assignment impossible.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Optionally and as an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you may prevent Google from capturing your data by clicking on this link. This will create an opt-out cookie that will prevent all future data capturing during visits on our website. The opt-out cookie will only work for the browser you are using right now and only for our website. It is a file that will be stored on your device. Deleting the cookies created by this browser will also delete the opt-out cookie so you will need to generate it again for future sessions.

For more information on privacy and data protection in the context of Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics help pages, e.g. https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.


DoubleClick, Google Analytics Audiences (GA Audiences), and Google AdWords Conversion
DoubleClick, GA Audiences, and und Adwords Conversion are services of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA (“Google”).

These services use cookies to identify and display relevant advertising. Your browser is assigned a pseudonymous ID to check which ads are displayed and accessed in your browser. These cookies contain no personal data. Using these cookies merely allows Google and its partner websites to display ads based on your search behavior and previous visits to our and other websites. The information captured and generated by these cookies is transmitted for evaluation to and stored on a Google server in the U.S. Disclosure of these data to third parties will only occur if legally required or for the purpose of contract data processing. In no case will Google combine these data with other data they capture.
You may deactivate DoubleClick with the following options: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en

To stop personalized ads from Google you can deactivate Google cookies for these purposes. To do so, follow the instructions at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662856?hl=en-AU.

For more information on Google services please visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en

6. Social media links

We specifically do not use social media plugins on our website. We do, however, link to our own profiles on Facebook, YouTube, and Xing. On these platforms, we provide additional information about our business according to Art. 6 Section 1.1 GDPR in order to increase our company’s visibility. Our social media profiles' promotional purposes represent a legitimate interest according to GDPR. The respective platform operators are responsible for the GDPR-compliant operation of their websites.

The respective social media will not receive any personal data when you click on the profile links provided on our website.
However, if you are logged in at Facebook, YouTube, and/or Xing as you click the link, these platforms will be able to connect your visit to our profile with your user account. They may use this information for promotional, marketing or demand-oriented development purposes. To do so, the social media networks create usage, interest, and relationship profiles, e.g. to measure and evaluate your visits to our profiles for ad personalization purposes, to inform other users of your activities on our profile (depending on your account settings), and to provide further services connected with your usage.

If you do not want Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Xing to assign the data captured on our profiles to your user account, you should log out of the respective platforms before clicking our profile links.

For the extent and purpose of data collecting, processing, and use by these platforms as well as your privacy rights and setting options, please refer to the relevant privacy policies for YouTube (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/), and Xing (https://privacy.xing.com/en).

7. User rights

Your user rights are as follows:
In compliance with Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to be informed about the personal data we process and store. Specifically, you have the right to be informed about the purposes of processing your data, the categories of personal data we collect and process, the categories of recipients to whom we may disclose your data, the planned duration of data storage, the existence of your right to rectification, erasure, and restricted processing, the right to object, and the right to appeal. Furthermore, you have the right to be informed about the source of your personal data as far as they haven’t been collected by us and about the existence of automated decision processed including profiling, including the right to receive detailed information on such processes, if applicable.

  • In compliance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to rectification of incorrect or completion of incomplete personal data stored by us.

  • In compliance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to erasure (deletion) of personal data stored by us if processing of these data is not necessary to ensure the exertion of the right to free speech and information, the compliance with a legal obligation, the public interest, or the assertion, exertion, or defense of legal claims.

  • In compliance with Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to restrict processing of your personal data if you contest the accuracy of these data, if processing these data is unlawful yet you reject their erasure and we do not need to use these data for other purposes than the assertion, exertion, or defense of legal claims or if you have objected to the processing in compliance with Art. 21 GDPR.

  • In compliance with Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to request an overview of the personal data you've provided us with in a structured, common, and machine-readable document or request the transmission of such a document to another responsible party.

  • In compliance with Art. 7 GDPR, you have the right to revoke your agreement that we collect and process your data at any time. In consequence of such a revocation of agreement we won’t be able to continue the data processing activities based on your previous agreement.

  • In compliance with Art. 55 GDPR, you have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a general rule, you may contact the relevant supervisory authorities at your place of residence, your business location, or our business location.

8. Right to object

Insofar as the processing of personal data is based on legitimate interests according to Art. 6 Sect. 1.1 GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing for reasons of your particular situation or if your objection is against direct advertising. In this latter case you have a general right to object, which we will comply with even if you do not state a special situation.
You can exert your right to object or revoke your agreement by sending an informal email to datenschutz@zieher.de.

9. Data security

As you surf our website, we use the commonly used SSL encryption method (secure socket layer) in combination with the highest encryption level your browser supports. Typically, this means 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256 bit encryption, we use 128 bit v3 technology as a fallback option. You can see from the green or closed lock or key symbol in your browser's status bar that data transmissions to and from the page you are currently visiting are protected by encryption.

In addition, we deploy suitable technology and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, or unauthorized access. Our security measures are subject to continuous improvement in line with the latest technological developments.

10. Validity and modification of this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid as of May 2018.