Buy Berlin Investments GmbH, represented by the managing director Darrell Smith, MommsenStr. 57, 10629 Berlin, Email: info@buyberlin.co.uk (“Buy Berlin” or “We”). We are responsible, the controller), for processing data in connection with the use of this website within the meaning of Art. 4 p. 2. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation - “GDPR”).

Dear Visitor,

We appreciate your interest in our company and our website. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. The processing of your personal data is carried out in strict compliance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union ("GDPR") and will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for the purpose for which they were collected.

We would, therefore, like to explain when we save your personal data and how we use it and how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information and procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy.

Our website may contain links to websites of other providers. We have no influence on whether these providers comply with data protection regulations.

1. Collection of personal data for informative use

When you visit our website your browser will automatically send information to us. We do not collect any personal data with the exception of the information that your browser sends and stores temporally in a so-called log file. The following data may be collected and saved until it is automatically erased:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the website access
  • Name and URL of the requested data
  • Website from which the request is made (“referrer URL”)
  • Internet service provider
  • Browser type and version, operating system, access provider.

The data will be processed for the purposes of ensuring a frictionless connection to our website, a comfortable use of our website, system security and further administrative purposes. Legal basis for processing your personal data is Art. 6 p. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.

The log files are deleted after the end of the respective browser session, at the latest after seven days, unless their further storage is necessary for the purposes mentioned above. The statistical analysis of anonymous data records remains reserved.

By using our website, you also consent to the use of cookies that we use to analyze the use of our services, to personalize your browsing experience and to present you with interesting information.

2. Collection and processing of personal data

On our website you can send us requests via different contact forms. You may be required to enter your name, e-mail, phone number and address. Only if you have made this data available to us voluntarily within the framework of a registration, where we are entitled to use or process this data as a result of a consent issued by you or on the basis of a statutory regulation.

In this case we use your personal data to the extent necessary in each specific case, e.g. in order to respond to your enquiries, requests or to provide you access to specific information or offers. Should you not (or no longer) be in agreement with such usage and exploitation, you can inform us at any time in order that we can delete the data accordingly. In this case, you can contact us via an e-mail to the e-mail address named at the end of this data protection declaration and we will delete the respective data upon receipt of such message. Data is processed on legal basis of Art. 6 p.1 s.1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that a website generates and which your Internet browser saves on your hard drive when you visit our website. We use so called session cookies to enable you to use our website and the services it offers, optimizing our website usability, speed up or enhance your experience on our website. Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in these purposes. The legal basis is Art. 6 p.1 S.1 lit. f GDPR.

Session cookies do not collect information from your computer. They store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify you. Session cookies are deleted after the end of the respective browser session, at the latest after seven days.

You can prevent the use of cookies at any time by setting your Internet browser so that it does not accept new cookies. Already saved cookies can also be deleted in the settings of your Internet browser.

With your consent we also set cookies to statistically analyze your visit on our website: technically necessary cookies, web analysis cookies and tracking cookies.

3.1 Web analytics cookies (Google Analytics)

For web analysis, we use the web analytics service, Google Analytics, which is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website e.g. browser type, browser version, operating system, referrer URL, host name (IP address), date and time of the server request, is usually sent to a server of Transferred to Google in the USA and stored there.

However, when the IP address is anonymised on this website, the IP address is shortened before transmission within the Member States of the European Union or other signatories of the Convention on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The anonymised IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Obtaining the statistics makes it possible for us to improve our services and make them more interesting for you as a user. In the rare event that personal data are transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google (Universal) Analytics is your explicit consent Article 6. (1) (a) GDPR.

You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of our website (including your IP address) from being collected and sent to Google as well as the processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to its full extent.

You can find more information on Google Analytics' terms of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

3.2 Google AdWords (with conversion tracking)

Our website uses the online advertising service Google AdWords with conversion tracking by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

We use the service to place advertisements on the results page of a Google search or a website of the Google advertising network with the help of Google (so-called AdWords). We use it to draw your attention to our offers. With conversion tracking, we can use certain parameters (e.g. display of ads or clicks by the user) to measure how successful our individual advertising measures are. When you click on an advertisement placed by Google, Google stores a conversion tracking cookie on your computer. These cookies generally lose their validity after 30 days and are not intended to identify you personally. The transmission of your information to a third country outside the EU is covered by an adequacy decision by the Commission within the meaning of Art. 45 GDPR, because Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

You can prevent participation in this tracking process by making the appropriate settings in your browser or setting your browser so that cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com are blocked at https://www.google.de/settings/ads.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is your explicit consent according to Art.6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can find more information about Google AdWords data processing at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.

3.3 Facebook (Facebook pixel tracking, retargeting and custom audiences)

This website uses the Facebook pixel and Facebook remarketing function “Custom Audiences” from Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook”).

Due to the marketing tools used (Facebook tracking pixel), your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Facebook server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Facebook through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our level of knowledge: By integrating Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook receives the information that you are visiting our website Have accessed our website or clicked on one of our advertisements.

Facebook also receives the relevant information when visiting the websites of third parties, which also contain a Facebook tracking pixel. If you are registered with a Facebook service, Facebook can assign the visit to your account.

Through the integration of Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook receives the in-formation that you have accessed a corresponding website provided by us or clicked an advertisement provided by us. If you are registered with one of Facebook's services, Facebook can assign the visit to your respective account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or Instagram or have not logged in, the provider may learn and store your IP address and other identifiers.

The Facebook pixel allows us to measure, evaluate and optimize the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. The legal basis for the processing of your data is your explicit consent according to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

You can deactivate the "Facebook Custom Audiences" at https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. You can also deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser at http://www.aboutads.info/choices. Further information on data processing by Facebook can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

3.4 Google Maps

Via an API, this website uses the Google Maps map service from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

This service enables us to show you interactive maps directly on our website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.

The use of Google Maps establishes a connection to a Googler Server in the USA. Personal data processed can be in particular your IP-address and your current location. Legal basis of processing your personal data in this context is Art. 6 p. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data processing by Google can be found in Google's privacy policy at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy There you will also find further information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy. Further information on how Google is processing your personal data can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps/. We do not collect or save any data in connection with your use of the Google Maps embedded on our website.

3.5 LinkedIn Insight Tag

We may use LinkedIn ‘Insight’ Tags across our website to monitor traffic from the social media platform. The LinkedIn Insight Tag is a piece of lightweight JavaScript code that is added to our website to enable in-depth campaign reporting and unlock valuable insights about our website visitors.

We can use the LinkedIn Insight Tag to measure the performance and ROI of our LinkedIn campaigns including clicks, conversions, and more. The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of metadata such as IP address, timestamp, and events such as page views. All data is encrypted.

More information about LinkedIn cookies policy and LinkedIn Insight Tag privacy and security can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy, https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy and https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/65799?lang=en.

4. Direct Marketing

If you have given us your consent, we will periodically notify you by email or telephone about our offers and construction projects that we market to various developers. We use your name, email address and telephone number for this. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 p.1 S.1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time via the link at the end of each email or by email to info@buyberlin.co.uk. The lawfulness of processing based on your consent until revocation remains unaffected.

4.1 Newsletter (Email Advertising)

On our website we offer you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. To validate your email address, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. After registering to the newsletter on our website, you will receive an e-mail requesting you to confirm your subscription to the newsletter. This ensures that no third party has misused your data. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

The dispatch of our newsletter is only possible with your prior express consent according to the double-opt-in principle. You can revoke your consent to receive our newsletter at any time via the link at the end of each email newsletter or by sending us an email to info@buyberlin.co.uk. On the withdraw of your consent your email address will be deleted from our newsletter mailing list. The lawfulness of processing based on your consent until revocation remains unaffected.

When registering to our newsletter, we also obtain your consent to newsletter tracking for the purpose of our personalized advertising and market research. With the help of so-called tracking pixels and links we collect the tracking information in connection with the use of our newsletter.

5. Data Security

We secure our website with appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. Despite regular checks, complete protection against all dangers is not possible.

6. Storage Period

In the event that the previous chapters do not provide otherwise, we store your data only as long as this is necessary for the performance of our website and the associated services or we are legally obliged to store your data.

7. There is fundamentally no disclosure to third parties

In principle, we will not pass any data to third parties unless you have expressly consented to such, or if applicable law provides this. Some of the data is forwarded under strict obedience of any contractual and/or statutory requirements: To external service providers for data processing: If a service provider comes into contact with the personal data of our customers (e.g. for the purpose of sending requested information brochures, web tracking or range measurement), this can be done within the framework of so-called order data processing. This is expressly provided for by law (§11 of the Federal Data Protection Act).

Buy Berlin Investments GmbH also remains responsible for the protection of your data in this case. The service provider operates exclusively in accordance with our instructions, which we ensure by means of strict contractual arrangements, technical and organisational measures and supplementary checks. Due to a legal obligation, in some cases, we are legally bound to transfer data to a requesting state agency and/or authority.

8. Your data protection rights

You have the right of access/information (Art. 15 GDPR), the right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), the right of deletion (Art. 17 GDPR), the right of restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), the right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR). The restrictions under §§ 34 and 35 BDSG apply to the right to information and the right to erasure.

You also have the right to object to data processing (Art. 21 GDPR). If our processing of your personal data is based on consent (Art. 6 P.. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), you can revoke this at any time; the legality of the data processing based on the consent up to the revocation remains unaffected.

You can contact us at info@buyberlin.co.uk. Or use our postal address at the beginning of this data protection declaration to assert all of these rights and to answer any further questions on the subject of personal data.

Irrespective of this, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority - in particular in the EU member state, where you live, where you work or where the alleged violation occurred - if you believe that the processing of your personal data is against the GDPR or other applicable data protection laws violates (Art. 77 GDPR, § 19 BDSG).