VIP email is not customer service it is an email filtering service (henceforth the “VIP Service”). I endeavor to read and answer every email but those with VIP service will be filtered read and if warrented, answered. I can not commit to answer every email or every question. I am not a lawyer and can not provide legal counsel.
Property Search/Property of the Week
This is a service I offer in which I search for and vet investment properties. Vetting does not imply a warranty of any type. Before purchasing property in Germany one must consult both accounts and lawyers. While I endeavor to find good investment properties the nature of this business means that I will not be able to present properties on a regular basis. It is very possible that there will be nothing and then suddenly several excellent properties will come on board. I make no promises. Vetting means that I have researched the property and given my opinion but my opinion does not mean that you should buy. Please always do your own research.
Property of the Week is usually a property that I’ve done an analysis on. Again this does not imply that it is a good investment even if I give it a good rating. Always do you homework and research.
Scope of application
This data protection statement clarifies for users the type, scope and purpose of gathering and using personal data on this website by the Provider responsible for it (henceforth the “Service”):
The Property Guy Germany
Owner: Robert Lederman,Forstring 59 63225 Langen
E-Mail: contact (-AT-) thepropertyguygermany.com
Access data / server log files
The Provider (or his webspace provider) gathers data every time the Service is accessed (so-called server log files). This access data includes:Name of the requested website, file, date and time of the request, the amount of data transferred, a report on a successful request, browser type plus version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the last page visited), IP address and the provider making the request.The Provider only uses this log data for statistical purpose to evaluate the operation, security and optimisation of the Service. However, the Provider reserves the right to review log data retrospectively, if there are concrete grounds for legitimate suspicion of any illegal use.
How personal data is handled
Personal data means any information, which can be used to identify an individual person, i.e. details, which can be traced back to one person. This includes the name, e-mail address or telephone number. But pieces of information about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites someone has visited also count as personal data .Personal data will only be collected, used or passed on by the Provider, where this is permitted by law or users give their consent for data to be gathered.
By making contact with the Provider (for example by using a contact form or by e-mail), the user’s details will be saved for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case any follow-up questions arise.
Comments and contributions
If users leave comments on the blog or make any other contribuitons, then their IP addresses will be saved. This is done to protect the Provider, in case anyone writes any unlawful content (diffamatory remarks, illegal political propaganda, etc.) in the comments and contributions. If this occurs, the Provider may be prosecuted himelf for the comment or contribution and therefore has an interest in knowing the identity of the author.
We will use the newsletter to inform you about ourselves and our services.If you would like to receive the newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address from you, as well as other information, so that we can confirm that you are the owner of the e-mail address submitted or that the owner of this agrees to receive the newsletter. No further information will be gathered. This information is only used to distribute the newsletter and will not be passed on to any third-party.If you register for the newsletter, we will save your IP address and the date of registration. The information stored will only be used as evidence in the event that a third-party misuses an e-mail address and registers to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorized user.You may at any time withdraw your consent for information and the e-mail address to distribute the newsletter to be stored or used. This can be withdrawn using a link in the newsletters themselves, through your profile section or by sending a message to any of the ways of contacting above.
Inclusion of services and third-party content
It is possible that third-party content may be included within this online service, for example videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. The requirement for this is always that the providers of this content (henceforth referred to as “Third-Party Provider(s)”) recognise the user’s IP address. Without the IP address, they would not be able to send the content to the relevant user’s browser. The IP address is therefore required for this content to be shown. We endeavour only to use content, where the relevant providers only use the IP address to provide the content. However, we have no influence as to whether the Third-Party Providers save the IP address e.g. for statistical purposes. Where we do become aware of this, we will also make the users aware of this.
Data entered during registration will be used for the purposes of using the service. Users may receive by e-mail information relevant to the service or registration, such as changes to the range of services or technical issues. The data collected can be seen on the entry form completed when registring. This includes name, e-mail address, IP address for the purposes of the online community.
This service uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on the user’s computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.In case IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address first be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. IP anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
The IP address that your browser passes on within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.Users may also prevent the collection of the data created by the cookie and data connected to their use of the website (incl. their IP address) for Google as well as analysis of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link verfügbare: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.You can find out further information about how Google uses data for advertising purposes, and options for settings and declining permission on Google’s websites: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ (“How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (“Use of data for advertising purposes”), https://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Managing information, which Google uses to show you ads”) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ (“Decide which ads Google shows you”).As an alternative to the browser add-on or if you are using browsers on mobile devices, please click this link, to prevent future collection by Google Analytics on this website. This will place an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click this link again.
Use of Facebook Social Plugins
This service use Social Plugins (“Plugins”) from the facebook.com social network, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The Plugins can be recognised by one of the Facebook logos (white
“f” on a blue tile, the term “like” or “gefälltmir” or a “thumbs up” symbol) or are identified by the phrase “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be reviewed here:https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .
If a user accesses a website operated by this service, which includes one of these Plugins, his browser will set up a direct connection to Facebook’s servers. The content of the Plugin will be sent by Facebook directly to your browser and added onto the website by this. The Provider therefore has no influence over the nature of the data, which Facebook gathers with the help of this Plugin and therefore is informing users to the best of its knowledge:Once the Plugin has been integrated, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up on the corresponding page of the Service. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can link the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or make a comment, the corresponding information is sent directly to Facebook by your browser and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to identify and save that IP address. According to Facebook, in Germany only an anonymised IP address will be saved.The purpose and range of data gathered and how Facebook handles and uses the data as well as the relevant rights and options for changing settings to protect the user’s privacy, can be found in Facebook’s data protection policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ .
If a user is a member of Facebook and does not wish Facebook to collect data about him through this Service and connect this with the membership data Facebook has stored about him, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the internet site. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes can be made under the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads .
This service uses website elements (https://dev.twitter.com/web/overview), e.g. function buttons or integrated content in services provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using these website elements it is possible, for example, to share a contribution or page from this Service with Twitter or to follow the Provider on Twitter. In particular, individual tweets can be included on the website as further content.If a user calls up a web page from this internet site, which includes one of these website lements, his browser sets up a direct connection with Twitter’s servers. The website element’s content is sent by Twitter directly to the User’s browser. The Provider therefore has no influence over the nature of the data, which Twitter gathers using the website elements and is informing users to the best of its knowledge. According to this, only the User’s IP address is sent along with the URL of the relevant website by using the button, but not used for any other purpose than displaying the website element.Further information on this can be found in Twitter’s data protection statement at https://twitter.com/privacy .
Objecting, amending, correcting and updating
The user is entitled to receive information about any personal data stored relating to him, on request and free of charge. In addition, the User is entitled to correct any inaccurate data, to block and to delete his personal data, unless any legal duty of retention prevents this.
In event of any dispute, this policy is governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, and as such, the German language version of this policy takes precedence over the English translation.