Vonovia (formerly Deutsche Annington) takes the protection of personal data very seriously, which is why we conduct our online business in accordance with the applicable data protection and data security legislation.
We are aware that our business will only be fully accepted by you, in terms of how we handle personal data, if we establish the highest possible level of security by way of measures, technology and good conduct. This is why we protect your personal data using modern security systems, comply with the applicable data protection and security regulations and only process or use your data for the purposes that you have authorized us to pursue. Personal data refers to any information about the personal and factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person.
When you visit our website, we may store information on your computer in the form of cookies. We register which pages you access (type of articles, topics) and how long you stay on each page (number of pages accessed on a given day) using an anonymous user ID number and a cookie. This helps us to improve the content, visual design and technology of our websites and this data is processed in an anonymized form in a database.
Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the web browser of the page visitor. Cookies enable the web browser to be recognized at a later date.
Please note that it is NOT possible to use this data to determine your name, postal address or additional personal data.
We use this data for statistical analysis to enable us to better adapt our services to the interests of our users, to supply our partners with aggregated or anonymous data and to display content and advertising that matches your interests.
LINKS. Our websites contain links to websites of other companies. If you view these other websites, we are not responsible for any lack of rigor in their data protection policies nor for the content of the websites.
Disabling cookies. If you do not wish for us to recognize your computer or do not consent to receiving cookies from us or other websites, please configure your browser so that it deletes cookies from your hard drive, blocks all cookies or warns you when such a cookie is saved so that you can take any steps you deem to be necessary.
2. We Take Precautions to Ensure the Security of your Personal Data.
Your data is diligently protected from loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access. 3. Commissioned Data Processing.
All systems used to store your personal data are password-protected and only accessible to a select group of persons who require the data for processing purposes you have authorized. In this regard, we ensure that when transferring data to internal and external service providers in accordance with statutory provisions (Section 11 of the Federal Data Protection Act [Bundesdatenschutzgesetz
– BDSG]), these service providers also process, use and, where appropriate, transfer the data only under the conditions agreed here. Under no circumstances will we sell your personal data to third parties or otherwise market it without your consent. 4. SSL.
All transmission of data to us via our online customer section is encrypted. For such transmissions, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, which is a security standard supported by most web browsers. Websites that transmit data in encrypted form via SSL are identifiable by the address of the website containing the prefix “https” in the address bar. Pages on which you have entered private data are also password-protected. 5. Erasure.
We ensure that your personal data is erased in accordance with statutory requirements. Erasure is particularly required in accordance with Section 35 (2) (3) BDSG as soon as your personal data is no longer required for the purpose for which it was stored.6. Website Analysis
a) Google Analytics.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer and enable an analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server located in the U.S., where it is stored. However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within the territory of Member States of the European Union or within the territory of a member of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server located in the U.S. and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyze your usage of the website, to compile reports about website activity and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address sent by your browser for the purpose of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google. You can prevent storage of the cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; however, we must advise you that if you do so, you may not be able to comprehensively use all functions of this website. You may also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, and also prevent the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
By using this website, you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner and for the purpose described above. It is possible to withdraw consent for the collection and storage of data at any time with future effect.
In light of the discussion surrounding the use of analytics tools with full IP addresses, please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizeIp()” extension, meaning that IP addresses are only processed in truncated form to eliminate the possibility of direct personal identification.
On this website, the following data is collected and stored for marketing and optimization purposes using technologies of etracker GmbH (etracker.com
), in particular using pixel tags and cookies.
- Request (filename of requested file)
- Browser type/version (e.g., Internet Explorer 6.0)
- Browser language (e.g., English)
- Operating system used (e.g., Windows XP)
- Display resolution
- Java on/off
- Cookies on/off
- Color depth
- Referrer URL (the website visited previously)
- IP address – is deleted immediately
- Time of access
- Town/city and country
- Any form content (where free-form text fields are used, for example, for names or passwords, only “completed” or “not completed” is transmitted)
This data is used to compile user profiles under pseudonyms. Without the specifically issued consent of the data subject, the data collected using etracker technologies will not be used to personally identify visitors of this website and will not be associated with personal data of the pseudonymized individual. Consent to the collection and storage of data may be withdrawn at any time with future effect by clicking on the following button. This causes an “opt-out” cookie named “cntcookie” to be placed in your browser. This cookie must not be deleted for as long as you wish for your objection to remain effective.
7. If You Order Informational Material or a Newsletter and If You Use the Postbox, We Will Ask You for Personal Information.
It is entirely your choice as to whether to provide this data or not. We store the information that you provide on especially secure servers located in Germany. Data protection regulations are observed.
If you have any questions or comments regarding how your personal data is processed, you may directly contact our Data Protection Officer, who is also the point of contact for inquiries about specific stored data, requests and complaints.
Data Protection Officer:
Dr. Peter Katko
44803 Bochum, Germany
8. Recording of Communications With Analysts and Investors
- If you are an investor or analyst that wishes to participate in a meeting with us or otherwise communicate with us, we will prepare notes and minutes in relation to our communication with you, for which we will process the personal data that you provide us with during the communication as well as the content of the communication.
- Your personal data will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in providing you with relevant information and being able to investigate misunderstandings or inaccuracies on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Rene Hoffmann, Head of Investor Relations, Universitätsstrasse 133, 44803 Bochum, Germany