Information about data privacy

Even if the data you can call up in our portal (namely public data about industrial/commercial areas, properties, location profiles) is mainly no personal data, you will of course find the names of contacts in organisations, and therefore personal data to a small extent. With this Data Protection Notice, we would like to make it clear to you that we are constantly aware of the need to protect such data and that data privacy is therefore an important aspect of our work.
Although it is difficult to do so when setting up and maintaining an information service in the Internet, we respect and take account of demands for data minimisation (the principle that nothing more than those details that are absolutely essential may be collected and stored) to the greatest possible degree. The data processing procedure of our service is explained in what follows.

1. Responsible body (bodies)

Responsibility for the purpose of German data protection law, i.e. those legally responsible for the correctness of the data and their processing, lies – depending on the respective competence for the business sites and commercial properties – with the economic development companies/business promotion agencies of the administrative districts and the self-governing cities or the relevant competent authorities of the district towns and municipalities. Insofar as sites and properties are advertised by non-public entities, i.e. brokers, agents or other authorised officers, it is always the providers offering such sites or properties who are responsible under German data protection law. If you have any questions about data protection issues, you can find further contacts in the Imprint who can give you further information.

2. Order data processing

As the technical IT service provider for the responsible bodies, regio gmbh in Oldenburg administrates the central EDP services and provides for appropriate security measures in the technical and organisational domains.

3. Processing of user data

komsis uses the webanalytics platform PIWIK to analyse the usage of the portal. The following information is stored for that purpose:

  • the page from which the file has been requested,
  • the name of the file,
  • the date and time of the request,
  • the data quantity transferred,
  • the access status (file transferred, file not found etc.),
  • the description of the type of web browser used, and
  • the address of the computer.

The computer addresses of those requesting information are anonymised, i.e. they are replaced with an anonymous (incognito) address. The creation of person-related user profiles is therefore precluded. The data set comprising the above-specified data is evaluated solely for statistical purposes, namely to obtain an overview of the frequency of the hits accessing the site. This anonymous evaluation helps us to adapt the Internet portal to your needs even more effectively.

4. General

a)  Cookies
Cookies are small files that teleservice providers store on your computer for a number of different reasons. We do not specify the use of cookies as a precondition. If you allow cookies in your Internet browser, we only store data in the cookie that are used for the sequence control of the application and are not evaluated for any other purposes.

b)  Your rights as user
According to Sections 34 and 35 of the German Data Protection Act, you as user (the law refers here to the “data subject”) have the right to demand information from us at any time about what data we have stored about you and the purpose of this storage. Moreover, you can correct any incorrect data or demand the deletion of data that has been inadmissibly stored or is no longer required.

c)  Contact on the issue of data privacy
If you have any questions on the issue of data privacy and data protection on komsis, please contact our central point of contact by e-mail. Your inquiries will either be answered on the spot or passed on to the appropriate entity responsible: