2. General data collection
Information of a general nature is automatically collected whenever our website is accessed. Such information (server log files) comprises, for instance, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and the like. Such information is necessary for technical reasons in order to correctly display the website contents you requested; also, it is absolutely imperative that such information is incurred when the internet is used. However, the information allows no conclusions or clues as to your person. In order to optimize our web presence and the underlying technology, our company as well is analyzing such anonymized data statistically.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers (log files) which we transmit to your computer via your web browser. They enable our systems to temporarily distinguish your browser from others.
On the one hand, we are transmitting to you so-called persistent cookies by means of which we record the search parameters you entered within the scope of our data bank, and we will save such parameters for our internal evaluations. We want to use the information thus collected in order to better tailor our offers and services to our customers needs. If you wish to suppress such a procedure, you may do so by deactivating cookies (see below). This deactivation has no effect or impact on the availability or the display of our website.
On the other hand, we use so-called session cookies which provide you with an anonymous session ID for the duration of your stay on our websites. This session ID enables us to recognize you as a specific anonymous user, thus allowing us to create continuity for you during your visit. The session cookie and your session ID will be deleted at the end of your visit to our website. Unfortunately, if you do not accept this cookie, we will be unable to provide you with a flawlessly functioning website.
Furthermore, you may prevent the installation of cookies by an appropriate setting of your browser software. The help function found in the menu bar of most web browsers will explain to you how to set your browser in such a way that it will no longer accept any cookies or accept them only in a restricted manner. You may also find information there on how to adjust you browser so that it will advise you when your computer is "offered" a cookie.
Additionally, we recommend you to always log out completely once you are done using a computer which you are sharing with others and whose browser is set so as to accept cookies. However, we should point out that in this case you may possibly not be able to use all functions of this website to their fullest extent.
4. Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so called "cookies", text files that are saved to your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information on your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the U.S.A. and saved there. Because of the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address is shortened beforehand, however, by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your usage of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to render further services connected with website use and internet usage on the website operator’s behalf. The IP address transmitted by your browser within Google Analytics will not be combined with other information by Google. You may prevent storage of cookies with appropriate settings of your browser software; however, we should point out to you, that in such a case you may possibly not be able to use all functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you may prevent Google from collecting and processing data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie pertaining to your usage of the website, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
5. Online application
During registration for the use of our online application management, some personalized data are collected – such as name, address, contact and communication information like telephone number and email address. If you are registered with us, you may subsequently upload and send your application documents. Of course, you may also adjust/change or delete the information provided during registration at any time; furthermore and upon your request, we will provide information to you, at any time, regarding the personalized data which we saved on you. If the applicant had provided appropriate consent, Scout24 AG may (in the future) relay personalized data to AutoScout24 GmbH and Immobilien Scout GmbH. As far as there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary, we will correct or delete your data upon your request. In order to contact us in this connection, please address us by email via email@example.com.
6. Contact form
In case of inquiries via our contact form, we will save the information you provided in order to process the inquiry as well as for any possible follow-up questions.
7. Deletion/ blocking of your data
We will save your personalized data only as long as necessary for achieving the purposes detailed here or for as long as specified within a statutory storage period. Following that, the relevant data are routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with statutory regulations.
Irrespective of any further statutory rights, you may request disclosure of the existence and extent of information saved on you at any time – following written or electronic notification to Scout24 AG or via email to “firstname.lastname@example.org”).
Valid as of March 08, 2017