COBRA Real Estate analyzes, plans and manages the marketing of your real estate. All of our marketing solutions are based on the precise analysis of a full spectrum of the latest real estate and market parameters. Once this analysis is complete, we produce a precise appraisal of the real estate you want to market. This allows us to develop a bespoke, perfectly calibrated investment memorandum for the marketing of your real estate. We support you every step of the way. Our core competences include due diligence process management, preparation for impending Q&As, coordination of negotiations, all the way through to the successful closing of your transactions.
COBRA Real Estate offers sophisticated real estate solutions for the most discerning of clients. We determine the value of your real estate. We broker investment properties. As a matter of principle, we are asset class agnostic and successfully broker both commercial and residential real estate. Our client base features institutional investors, family offices, developers, asset managers, pension funds and foundations. We leverage our diverse and long-standing experience and our extensive network of real estate industry contacts to find the best individual solution for you. We connect investors and owners.
COBRA Real Estate is synonymous with clear structures throughout the buying and selling process. Of course, we guarantee discreet handling of off-market deals. Thanks to our tactful approach and professional expertise, we have been able to conclude a large number of real estate transactions at premium prices. In everything we do, we aim to deliver solutions that are more than satisfactory for all parties involved. This is how we create true “win-win” deals. We put great store in cultivating personal relationships, make time for you, and do everything in our power to achieve your goals as effectively and efficiently as possible.
COBRA s asset class agnostic. We are equally at home advising institutions, private investors, private equity firms and developers. Our experts provide you with the support you need on an extensive range of investment topics in Germany, Europe and globally. COBRA Real Estate’s advice is always geared to the individual needs of every single investor.
Our consultants have amassed a wealth of experience encompassing a wide range of investment opportunities – from office and residential, retail and shopping center, to hotels and development land. And as and when the need arises, we are fully prepared to bring specialists and local experts into our teams to secure the best outcomes for you. As a result, our clients around the world benefit from our local expertise at every stage of the entire transaction process.
COBRA Real Estate’s regular clients include family offices, funds, developers and private equity firms. Our consultants draw on decades of experience and leverage unrivaled real estate industry networks to achieve the best results for you.
In everything they do, our consultants operate holistically and in your best interests. Their actions are based on sound strategies and in-depth local market expertise. Investments, optimizations or transactions involving your residential real estate – whatever task you give us, we will work sustainably with your long-term success in mind.
COBRA Real Estate supports you with comprehensive, honest, professional and sustainable advice based on many years of experience and comprehensive market knowledge. Our guiding principles are always the same, whether we are marketing commercial buildings, retail parks, discount stores, shopping centers or department stores.
We advise private and institutional investors, developers, builders, foundations, funds, family offices and private equity firms on office transactions in every region of Germany. Whatever your goals, you can be sure that your investments and development projects will benefit immensely from our professional and results-oriented approach.
COBRA Real Estate offers you rapid and professional support on all matters associated with development land. We provide sellers and investors with valuable support whenever they buy or sell land, as well as assisting them with the planning of development land they already own.
COBRA Real Estate is also active in specialized markets. Our experienced advisors provide you with reliable and dedicated brokering solutions for your alternative real estate investments, including nursing homes, senior residences and healthcare real estate.
We support investors, owners, developers and hotel groups in the acquisition and sale of their investments. Our advice is finely tuned to the special wants and needs of hotel investors. You can rely on COBRA Real Estate throughout the entire transaction process.
Land, logistics facilities, business parks – COBRA Real Estate is your ideal partner for industrial real estate. Our consultants’ unique expertise and our well-established network are guarantees of attractive, long-term returns in this asset class.
The market is always evolving. New types of real estate, such as student housing and micro-apartment complexes, not only offer new opportunities, they also create new risks. Our specialists advise private and institutional buyers and developers in these newly emerging market segments.
“We are ready to buy!” COBRA Real Estate is on the lookout for new investment properties to expand its portfolio.
Marie-Louise Holzweißig is a business administration graduate with long-standing experience in the real estate industry. In 1995, she founded PROCENTER GmbH in Berlin. The company provided property management services for a broad range of commercial real estate, including shopping centers, office buildings, business parks and logistics properties. After successfully growing the company to 130 employees and 550 property management mandates in 13 locations across Germany, she sold PROCENTER GmbH to Goldbeck and founded COBRA Real Estate GmbH in 2019. She serves as COBRA’s Managing Partner and has shareholdings in a number of investment companies.
Mirko Herbst is a businessman with a wealth of experience in the finance and real estate industries. In addition to numerous positions as an investment management specialist and senior manager for German and international investors, he has also spent many years as a sales and marketing manager. He has held positions with a wide spectrum of employers, including developers such as Gundlach and several prestigious brokerage houses, including JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle), Corpus Sireo, Eschner & Partner. Mirko Herbst has over 30 years of comprehensive experience in all major real estate asset classes, from residential to office, retail to special-purpose. Throughout his career, his primary focus has always been on the acquisition and brokerage of a wide variety of real estate assets across the whole of Germany. Thanks in part to his outstanding network of professional contacts, he boasts an extensive track record of successfully brokered investment properties. He founded his own company in 2019 and is now Managing Partner of COBRA Real Estate GmbH.
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COBRA Real Estate GmbH
Telephone: +49 33203- 86 96 80
Management: Marie-Louise Holzweißig, Mirko Herbst
Registered at the District Court of Potsdam
Register No.: HRB 32238P
VAT ID no.: DE 323145713
Municipality of Kleinmachnow
Registry authority pursuant Section 34c of the German Trade Act (GewO)
License issued 07.05.2019
Municipal Trade Licensing Office Kleinmachnow
Registration reference no.: 32.2/Schi § 34c 9/19
Professional and directors & officers liability insurance
Allianz Agentur Oliver Breuche
Keithstr. 2-4 (im Dorlandhaus)
Insurance policy valid in: Germany
Policy no.: GHV 10/0450/1033142
Obligation to continue further education in accordance with Section 34c
paragraph 2a GewO i. V. m. Section 15b paragraph 1 MaBV.
All representatives of COBRA Real Estate GmbH are obliged to continue their education and commit to their continual education obligations.
Limitation of liability for content
Pursuant to Section 7.1 of the German Interstate Media Act (MDStV), we, as a service provider, are responsible under general law for the content we have created for these pages. However, in accordance with Sections 8 to 10 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG), we are not obliged to permanently monitor any third-party content that we transmit or store.
Our legal obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected. However, we can only assume liability in this respect once any infringement becomes known to us. As soon as we become aware of any such infringement, we will immediately remove or block the relevant content.
Limitation of liability for links
Our website contains links to websites operated by third parties (“external links”). As we have no control over the content of these websites, we do not accept any liability for such external content. The relevant providers and/or operators of linked third-party websites are solely responsible for the content of such linked websites. When the links were created, we did not detect any infringements of the law.
It is, however, unjustifiable to expect us as a service provider to constantly monitor the content of linked websites without firm indications of legal infringements. As soon as we become aware of any such legal infringement, we will immediately remove or block the relevant link.
The content and works published on our website are subject to German copyright law. The duplication, modification, distribution and any type of use outside the limits of copyright law shall require the prior written approval of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use.
Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the operator makes every effort to respect the copyrights of third parties. In particular, content provided by third parties is clearly marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we kindly ask you to inform us accordingly. We will remove such content immediately upon becoming aware of any infringements.
1. CONTRACTUAL PARTNER AND APPLICATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1.1. The provider of these General Terms and Conditions is COBRA Real Estate GmbH, represented by the Managing Partners Marie-Louise Holzweißig and Mirko Herbst; Richard-Strauss-Weg 8, 14532 Kleinmachnow; telephone: +49 33203- 86 96 80; email: firstname.lastname@example.org (hereinafter referred to as “Broker”). Broker is considered a broker within the meaning of Sections 652 et seq. of the German Civil Code (BGB) and therefore provides brokerage services in return for payment (commission). Broker warrants and guarantees that Broker fulfils the legal prerequisites for running a real estate brokerage company.
1.2. These General Terms and Conditions shall apply to all present and future contractual relationships between Broker and a contractual partner (hereinafter referred to as “Client”). Deviating, contradictory or supplementary General Terms and Conditions shall not form part of the contract, even if Broker becomes aware of them, unless Broker expressly agrees to their validity upon conclusion of the contract.
1.3. These General Terms and Conditions apply to entrepreneurs within the meaning of Section 14 of the BGB. According to Section 14 of the BGB, an entrepreneur is any natural or legal person or partnership with legal personality who or which, when entering into a legal transaction, acts in exercise of his or its trade, business or profession.
2. Conclusion of a brokerage agreement
2.1. Brokerage agreements do not need to be concluded in writing. A brokerage agreement is also concluded when Broker offers a property (e.g. via the internet, a newspaper or on a notice board), is clearly identified as a broker, states a commission claim in the event of a successful transaction and an interested party contacts Broker in order to request services or marketing materials (e.g. a sales prospectus). In such cases, the brokerage contract becomes effective by implication.
2.2. Unless otherwise agreed, Broker is commissioned to provide evidence of opportunities to conclude contracts (e.g. property acquisition and rental contracts) for developed and undeveloped real estate, in particular residential and commercial buildings, developed and undeveloped land and areas, apartments, shop premises, offices, commercial and production halls, etc.
2.3. Brokerage agreements are concluded for an indefinite period of time.
3. Scope of services / Broker’s obligations
3.1. Broker shall act as a broker and/or intermediary by providing evidence of the opportunity to conclude a contract or by mediating such a contract.
3.2. Broker shall dedicate serious effort to providing evidence of the opportunity to conclude a contract or by mediating such a contract. At no time is Broker obliged to act, unless the parties have agreed otherwise (e.g. on the basis of an exclusive mandate).
3.3. Insofar as Client requests additional services, i.e. above and beyond the scope of Broker’s contractual obligation to provide evidence of the opportunity to conclude a contract, Broker shall also provide appraisal, price-setting, mediation and/or other customer services. Unless otherwise agreed, such additional services shall be performed by Broker in return for additional compensation and shall not affect the obligation to pay commission under this contract.
3.4. Broker expressly reserves the right to act for the seller (hereinafter referred to as “Vendor”) and the potential buyer in any transaction, either for a fee or free of charge. Even in the case of such “dual agency” agreements, Broker undertakes to at all times safeguard the interests of Client. Insofar as Broker is commissioned by one side to conduct price negotiations, Broker shall only perform price-neutral activities for the other side. At Client’s request, Broker may act as an intermediary in price negotiations.
4. Services / Client’s obligations
4.1. Client shall provide Broker with all property-related information, in a complete form and correct to the best of Client’s knowledge and belief. This applies in particular to the information under Section 16a of the German Energy Saving Ordinance (ENEV 2014) required to make the mandatory disclosures in real estate listings. If this information is not available or not provided, Client undertakes to draw Broker’s attention to the lack of relevant information.
4.2. Client is advised that according to Section 16.2 of the ENEV 2014, Client is obliged to present, clearly display or at least make available an Energy Performance Certificate, or a copy thereof, to potential buyers/tenants at the latest when they view a property. If no viewing is conducted, the Energy Performance Certificate, or a copy thereof, shall be forwarded to the potential buyer/tenant without delay, at the latest upon solicitation. The Energy Performance Certificate must always be made available during the course of any contract negotiations. Upon conclusion of the main purchase agreement, the original, or a copy of, the Energy Performance Certificate must be given to the buyer/tenant. According to Section 29.3.a) of the EnEV 2014, relevant recommendations for modernization measures in relation to an existing Energy Performance Certificate must also be forwarded or handed over together with the Energy Performance Certificate itself.
4.3. Client shall provide Broker with any and all information and documentation required by the German Money Laundering Act (GwG) to determine Client’s identity or the identity of the beneficial owner under the proposed main contract without undue delay, at the latest within ten working days of conclusion of the contract. In the event of infringements, Client indemnifies Broker against any and all claims of third parties resulting therefrom.
4.4. Client acknowledges Broker’s offer as the grounds for the conclusion of the main contract. If Client is already familiar with the offered property, Client is obliged to inform Broker of this fact immediately, at the latest within three working days, stating the source pf the previous offer. A letter, email or fax to Broker shall suffice to fulfil this obligation. Insofar as Client does not inform Broker of such prior knowledge, this shall preclude Client from subsequently exercising the right to invoke prior knowledge.
4.5. Client is free to decide whether to conclude the main contract for the proven purchase opportunity.
4.6. Insofar as Client decides that the negotiations to conclude the main contract should be terminated, Client shall inform Broker of this decision without undue delay. The same shall apply insofar as Client is no longer interested in acquiring or renting the property in question, or insofar as the property is no longer available for sale or rent. Broker shall also be informed without undue delay of the successful conclusion and the conditions of the main contract, insofar as Broker is not actually a party to the main contract. Insofar as Client fails to notify Broker without delay, Client shall be obliged to compensate Broker for any unnecessary expenses incurred as a result.
4.7. The property’s Vendor shall be obligated to provide Broker with the opportunity to enter and view the property with interested parties.
5. Non-disclosure agreement
All information, including evidence of the opportunity to conclude a contract, provided by Broker are intended exclusively for (prospective) Client, who is expressly prohibited from disclosing the property details and information to third parties without Broker’s prior written consent. Insofar as a breach of this obligation leads to a third party, having received the property details or other information from (prospective) Client, concludes a main contract with the property’s Vendor, (prospective) Client shall be obliged to pay Broker the commission owed in accordance with this contract.
6. Commission claim
6.1. Broker’s brokerage and/or intermediary services are in all cases provided in return for a brokerage fee (commission).
6.2. The amount of the commission, plus the applicable amount of the current statutory sales tax, is in each case disclosed in each property’s sales prospectus. The amounts disclosed in a property’s sales prospectus relate exclusively to the property detailed in the prospectus.
6.3. The obligation to pay Broker’s commission fee claim arises and is due at the moment in time the main contract is effectively concluded, provided that the concluded contract is similar in economic terms to the evidence of the opportunity to conclude a contract or intermediary services provided by Broker.
6.4. Client’s obligation to pay Broker’s commission fee shall not cease to apply insofar as the main contract was initially validly concluded and is subsequently terminated (e.g. by rescission), provided the termination is not due to culpable conduct on the part of Broker. In this case, Client shall not be entitled to the reimbursement of any commission fee already paid. In the event of termination of the main contract, the commission obligation in any case remains in force.
7.1. The offers submitted by Broker are non-binding. Errors and the interim sale/rental are expressly reserved.
7.2. All data and information related to a property offered by Broker are supplied by the respective property’s Owner/Vendor and have not been audited for accuracy or completeness by Broker. Liability for the accuracy and completeness of the information is excluded.
7.3. Broker is liable only for willful intent and gross negligence. This does not apply to liability for damages resulting from injury to life, body or health.
8. Client exclusivity
Insofar as Broker has acted as an intermediary between Client and an interested party for a specific property, Client undertakes not to offer any further properties to the interested party without the involvement of Broker or only against payment of a commission to Broker and to conclude a main contract for a period of two years, commencing with the communication of the interested party’s details to Client by Broker. The same shall apply insofar as Client wishes to rent/acquire further properties from Vendor introduced to Client by Broker. The amount of commission shall depend on Broker’s typical commission claim. If a main contract is subsequently concluded without the involvement of Broker, Broker’s commission claim shall be reduced by the amount of the expenses saved by Broker as a result. In all other respects, Client’s right to conclude transactions with third parties not introduced by Broker shall remain unaffected.
9. Termination / post-contractual fiduciary obligations
9.1 In principle, each of the contractual parties shall be entitled to terminate the brokerage agreement in an orderly manner. Termination is to be declared in writing to the other contractual party under observance of a period of notice of two weeks to the end of the month. The date of receipt of the written notice of termination is decisive for compliance with the period of notice.
9.2. The right to extraordinary termination without notice for good cause remains unaffected. In all cases, termination without notice must be justified.
9.3. Insofar as Broker has provided Client with evidence of an opportunity to conclude a contract, Client undertakes for a period of 18 months from the effective termination of the brokerage agreement not to make use of this opportunity to conclude a contract. Insofar as Client breaches this undertaking, Client shall continue to be liable to pay commission in accordance with this agreement.
10. FINAL PROVISIONS
10.1. Amendments or supplements to this agreement must be made in writing. This provision also applies to this written form requirement clause.
10.2. This agreement and any all disputes arising out of this agreement shall be exclusively governed by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. The application of the Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is excluded.
10.3. Place of performance and jurisdiction for services and payments, as well as for any and all disputes arising between the parties, is Broker’s registered office.
10.4. Insofar as one or more of the provisions of this agreement are or become ineffective or invalid, this shall not affect the effectiveness or validity of the remaining provisions. The ineffective or invalid provision shall be replaced by the statutory provisions. The statutory provisions shall also apply in the event of a contractual omission.
10.5. The contractual parties shall inform each other of any circumstances which may be relevant or material to the performance of this agreement without undue delay.
10.6. Broker reserves the right to amend these General Terms and Conditions insofar as this appears or proves necessary, e.g. due to changes in the law, and provided that the contractual party is not adversely affected hereby under the principle of equity and good faith. Broker shall inform Client in writing or in another text form in the event of any such amendment to these General Terms and Conditions. In the event of amendments to these General Terms and Conditions, Client shall be entitled to object within a reasonable period of time to be specified at the time of the amendment. Insofar as Client does not object to any such amendment to the General Terms and Conditions, or fails to object within the specified period of time, the amended General Terms and Conditions shall become a component of the agreement concluded with Client.
Stand: August 2019
Name and address of the data controller
The data controller within the meaning of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”) and other data protection laws of the member states of the European Union and other data protection provisions is:
COBRA Real Estate GmbH
Management: Marie-Louise Holzweißig and Mirko Herbst
Tel.: +49 33203- 86 96 80
General Data Processing
Scope and consent for the processing of personal data
We only collect and process personal data from our website’s users (data subjects) to the extent necessary to guarantee the functionality of our website, website content and services. As a general rule, we only collect and process data subjects’ personal data with their consent.
One exception to this general rule applies where, for legitimate reasons, prior consent cannot be obtained and the processing of the data is allowed under statutory provisions.
The legal basis for processing personal data with the prior consent of the data subject is Article 6.1 a) of the GDPR. The legal basis for processing personal data required for the performance of a contract or to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract is Article 6.1 b) of the GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data to fulfil a legal obligation is Article 6.1 c) of the GDPR. The legal basis for processing personal data processing in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person is Article 6.1 d) of the GDPR. Insofar as processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and these interests override the interests of the data subject, under due consideration of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6.1 f) of the GDPR.
Erasure and storage periods
We will erase or restrict the processing of a data subject’s personal data as soon as we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing. The data may still be stored or processed insofar as required by law. In this case, the data will be restricted from processing or erased as soon as the legally specified storage period expires, unless the data are needed for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.
Data processing through use of our website
Visiting our website
Whenever you access our website, your device’s browser automatically sends information to our website’s server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called “log file.” The following information is automatically recorded and stored until it is automatically deleted: your device’s IP address, the date and time you access our website, the name and URL of any pages you visit, the website you visited prior to accessing our website (referrer URL), details of the browser you are using and, if applicable, your device’s operating system and the name of your internet service provider.
These data are processed by us for the purposes of ensuring the smooth operation and uninterrupted access to our website, to enhance your experience of our website, to evaluate system security and stability, and for other administrative purposes.
In this case, the legal basis for processing personal data is Article 6.1 f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest in collecting and processing these personal data follows from the purposes listed above. Under no circumstances will we use the data we have collected in this way to draw conclusions about your person.
Using our contact forms
We have integrated a contact form into our website, which you can use to contact us directly. If you contact us via the online contact form, the data you enter in the contact form, along with your device’s IP address and the date and time of your contact, are transmitted to us and stored. Before you transmit any data via our online contact form, we obtain your consent for the processing of these data during the sending process and make direct reference to this data protection policy. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in this case is provided by Article 6.1 a) of the GDPR.
Alternatively, you can contact us via the email address provided in our Legal Notice. In this case, we will store the personal data you transmit to us in your email. Personal data provided in this way will not be passed on to third parties. The legal basis for the processing of these data is Article 6.1 f) of the GDPR. Insofar as you have contacted us via email in order to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing your personal data is provided in Article 6.1 b) of the GDPR.
When you contact us, we process your personal data in accordance with Article 6.1 a) of the GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent. The personal data we collect via our website’s contact form will be automatically deleted as soon as your request has been dealt with.
Transfers of personal data
We will never transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only transfer your personal data to third parties if you have given your express consent in accordance with Article 6.1 a) of the GDPR; if the transfer is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims in accordance with Article 6.1 f) of the GDPR and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data; insofar as the transfer of your data is legally permissible and necessary according to Article 6.1 c) of the GDPR; or where this is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party in accordance with Article 6.1 b) of the GDPR.
Cookies are small text files that store user-specific information in the internet browser or on the user’s computer system. They help us to make our website more user-friendly (e.g. by storing login data). They also help us to collect statistical data on the use of our website, which allows us to analyze user interactions with our website and to improve our website’s functionality and content. Users can manage the creation and storage of cookies on their devices. Most browsers allow users to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, if you do choose to deactivate or restrict cookies, you may not be able to use all of the functions of our website to their full extent.
We use technical means to pseudonymize the user data we collect via. This means that it is impossible for us to assign these data to individual users of our website. These data are never stored together with other personal data from individual users.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Article 6.1 f) of the GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technical cookies is Article 6.1 f) of the GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using analytical cookies is Article 6.1 a) of the GDPR, provided the data subject has granted their consent.
We use technical cookies to make it easier for you to use our website. A number of our website’s features cannot be provided without the cookies. For these, our website needs to be able to recognize your browser, even after a page change or upon a return visit.
We use analytical cookies to improve the quality of our website and its content. These analytical allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website, thereby enabling us to constantly optimize our services.
In using these types of cookies, we are pursuing our legitimate interest and processing personal data in accordance with Article 6.1 f) of the GDPR.
Data protection for job applicants
We collect and process the personal data of applicants in order to process their applications. This processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits their application documents electronically, for example by email or via a contact form on our website. If we conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with statutory provisions. If we do not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests on our part stands in the way of deletion. Other legitimate interests in this sense may include, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the German General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).
Your rights as a data subject
You have the right:
(1) pursuant to Article 15 of the GDPR to request information concerning the personal data we process that relates to you. In particular, you may request information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be transmitted, the planned storage period, the existence of your right of rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or to object to such processing, the existence of a right of your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, information on the origin of your data insofar as it has not been collected by us, and information on any automated decision-making processes, including profiling, and, where applicable, significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing;
(2) pursuant to Article 16 of the GDPR to request the immediate rectification of incorrect or incomplete personal data we store;
(3) pursuant to Article 17 of the GDPR to request the deletion of any of your personal data we store, unless processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
(4) pursuant to Article 18 of the GDPR to obtain the restriction of processing of your personal data insofar as you dispute the accuracy of the data, or the processing is unlawful but you oppose its erasure, or we no longer need the data, but you need it for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, or you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR;
(5) pursuant to Article 20 of the GDPR to receive the personal data you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller;
(6) pursuant to Article 7.3 of the GDPR to withdraw your consent at any time. If you withdraw your consent, we will no longer be able to continue any data processing that was based on your previous consent, and
(7) pursuant to Article 77 of the GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a general rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work or our registered office.
Right to object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6.1 e) or Article 6.1 f) of the GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.
The data controller will no longer process your personal data unless there are demonstrably compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you unless the decision
(1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller;
(2) is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests as a data subject, or
(3) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.
However, such decisions shall not be based on the special categories of personal data referred to in Article 9.1 of the GDPR, unless Articles 9.2 a) or 9.2 g) apply and suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests as a data subject are in place.
In the cases referred to in points (1) and (3), the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests as a data subject, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the data controller, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.
As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.
We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Usually this is 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can see whether a page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form from the icon of a closed padlock displayed in your browser’s status bar.
We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss and destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. We continuously improve our security measures in line with technological advances.
Validity and changes to this data protection policy
This data protection policy is currently valid and was last revised in August 2018.
Due to updates to our website and services or to changes to legal or statutory requirements, it may be necessary to amend this data protection policy periodically. You can access and print out the latest version of our data protection policy at any time from this page.