Data protection information


– Information pursuant to Article 12 et seq. of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) –


In the following, we inform you about the processing of your personal data by us and the claims and rights to which you are entitled according to the data protection regulations, in particular the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Personal data in the sense of the GDPR are all data that can be personally related to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, date of birth etc.

We use the data protection terms used in our data protection information according to the GDPR. This includes terms such as personal data, processing, restriction of processing, profiling, pseudonymisation, controller, processor, recipient, third party, consent, undertaking, supervisory authority and international organisation. For these terms, you can find corresponding definitions in Art. 4 GDPR.

Notice regarding the transmission of third party data by yourself:

If you transfer personal data about your spouse, life partner, relatives or other third parties (such as guarantors), please inform them about the processing of their personal data by us and refer to this data protection information. If necessary, the consent of these persons to the data transfer is required.


1.  Who is responsible for data processing and whom can I contact?

Hines Immobilien GmbH
Joachimsthaler Str.1
10623 Berlin

Please direct any enquiries regarding data protection to us as follows:


2. For what purposes do we process your data and on what legal basis?

We process personal data that we receive from you as part of your use of our website and, if applicable, our business relationship.

In the case of solely informative use of the website, i.e if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. When you visit our website solely for information purposes, we collect the following access data, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security. This access data includes the IP address, date and time of the request, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the request (i.e. name of the specific website accessed), access status/HTTP status code, amount of data transferred in each case, referrer URL (previously visited page), operating system and its interface, browser type as well as language and version of the browser software, notification of successful retrieval.

Furthermore, we receive your personal data if you contact us, for example via contact form or e-mail. Personal data here are e.g name, address, e-mail, telephone number and, if applicable, the data you send us as a message (hereinafter referred to as “contact data”). We process personal data for the following purposes and on the following legal basis:


Purposes Legal basis
We process your data based on legitimate interests of
us or third parties. This included in particular the
following data processing:
• Presentation of real estate projects of
Hines Immobilien GmbH as well as of project
companies having business relations with
Hines Immobilien GmbH;
• Preparation and implementation of events
in connection with the above activity.
Within the framework of the balancing of interests for the protection of legitimate interests, Art. 6 para. 1f GDPR
In addition, we are subject to legal obligations.
These include, in particular, the fulfilment of
storage, control and reporting obligations under tax law.
Due to legal requirements, Art. 6 para. 1c GDPR, or in the public interest, Art. 6 para. 1 e GDPR


If you have given us your consent to process personal
data for certain purposes (e.g. storing your data
for future rental offers, passing on data to third parties,
sending newsletters), this processing is lawful
on the basis of your consent. Consent given can
be revoked at any time.
The withdrawal of consent does not affect
the lawfulness of the processing carried out
on the basis of the consent until the withdrawal.
Based on your consent, Art. 6 para. 1a GDPR


3. Who can access my data?

Within our company, only those departments will have access to your data that need it to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations.

Processors used by us (Art. 28 GDPR) may also receive data for these purposes. These are companies in the categories of IT Services, event management. If we use processors to provide our services, we take appropriate legal precautions and technical and organizational measures to ensure the protection of personal data in accordance with the relevant legal requirements.

• Data is not transferred to other third parties.


4. How long will my data be stored?

For security reasons (e.g. to clarify acts of abuse or fraud), log file information is stored for a maximum of seven days and then deleted (see point 2 above). Data whose further storage is necessary for evidentiary purposes is exempt from deletion until the final clarification of the respective incident.

As far as necessary, we process and store your personal data for the duration of our event series. After completion of this activity, the personal data will be deleted.

Finally, the storage period is also assessed according to the statutory limitation periods, which, for example, according to §§ 195 et seq. of the German Civil Code (BGB), are usually 3 years, but in certain cases can be up to thirty years, whereby the regular limitation period is three years.


5. Is data transferred to a third country or to an international organisation?

A data transfer to third countries (countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Union) does not take place.


6. What data protection rights do i have?

Each data subject shall have the right to
access their data according to Art. 15 GDPR (i.e. you have the right to request information about your personal data stored by us at any time),
rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR (i.e. in the event that your personal data is inaccurate or incomplete, you may request that it be rectified),
erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR and the right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR (i.e. you may have the right to request the erasure or restriction of the processing of your personal data if, for example, there is no longer a legitimate business purpose for such processing and legal retention obligations do not require the continued storage),
data portability from Art. 20 GDPR (i.e. you may have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance).

Furthermore, you can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with § 19 BDSG). You can find the supervisory authority responsible for you at


In addition, we would like to point out your right of objection according to Art 21 GDPR:

Information about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR
You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Article 4(4) of the GDPR which we use for questionnaire evaluation or advertising purposes. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. The objection can be made form-free and no transmission costs other than those according to the base rates will be incurred. The objection should be sent to the contact details provided above.


7. To what extent is there automated decision making including profiling in individual cases?

We do not use fully automated automatic decision-making pursuant to Article 22 GDPR. We also do not process your data automatically with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects (profiling).


8. Is there an obligation for me to provide data?

On our website, you must provide the personal data necessary for using our Website for technical or IT security reasons. You can only use our website in a restricted manner if you do not provide the above-mentioned data.

There is no obligation to provide any further data.


9. Where do we get your data from and what categories of data are involved?

We process personal data that we receive from you in the course of our business relationship.

We also receive your information from the following sources:

• Lists of business partners about potential interested parties in the event series.


10. Cookies

We use cookies on our Internet pages. Cookies are small text files, usually consisting of letters and numbers, which are stored on the user’s computer when visiting certain Internet pages.

By default, we only use necessary cookies. Necessary cookies enable the core functionalities of our website. The website cannot be displayed properly without these cookies or individual areas may not function properly. Necessary cookies can only be prevented by making the appropriate settings in your browser (the browser’s help page will tell you how to set cookie handling).