Protecting your privacy is of tremendous importance to us.


We therefore comply with legal requirements during all data processing procedures (e.g. collection, processing and transmission). The following statement is to provide you with an overview, which personal data will be requested on the website www.global-homing.com, in which manner your data will be used and transmitted, how and in which way you can receive information on the data provided to us and which security procedures we apply to protect your datafdghdfhProtecting your privacy is of tremendous importance to us.


Section 1 Collecting and Storing Personal Data


Personal data is specific data on personal or factual circumstances for a specific or identifiable natural person, such as, for example, your name, your address, your telephone number and your IP address. When using the web pages of www.global-homing.com, the following data is logged, whereby the storage of such data is exclusively for internal, system-related and statistical purposes: name of the visited pages, the browser used, the operating system and the enquiring domain, access date and time, search engine used, name of downloaded files and your IP address. All data on use, in particular your IP address, will be deleted as soon as possible, at the latest upon conclusion of the actual use.

We use Google Analytic for this so-called tracking of your usage data, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will 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 the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The 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 conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. For more information, please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Additional personal data is only collected if you provide it to us voluntarily, for example as part of your registration on www.global-homing.com. To take advantage of all the features of our portal and be accepted as a club member, it is necessary to register on the website www.global-homing.com. During this registration, we query all of your data, which we need to perform our services: your full name, postal address, e-mail address as well as your telephone number (mandatory information). You can provide optional information called for in the registration form or your portrait on a voluntary basis. We store the data you enter to set up your personal membership account. In addition, you must choose a password, which provides you with a simplified login without having to re-enter your data. Your e-mail address, which you specified during registration, serves as your user name. Please keep your password secret, as we cannot assume any liability for possible abuse by third parties. We store your data for as long as you maintain your registration and membership in our portal. You have the right to retrieve, amend and delete your registration data at any time. We delete your registration when legal requirements demand a deletion or upon cancellation of your membership provided no payment obligations exist and your travel points account does not have a negative balance. Furthermore, you can decide for yourself which additional personal data you wish to make public on the web pages of www.global-homing.com. You can amend your data in your user account at any time.


Section 2 Use, Transmission and Deletion of Personal Data


We use the personal data provided by you to answer your enquiries, for registration and processing of your membership on www.global-homing.com, as well as for the technical administration of our web pages and to make your use of our Internet services possible. The passing on, sale or other transmission of your personal data to third parties will only occur when the passing on is required for processing contracts, for invoicing purposes or collection of payments or when you have provided explicit consent. Any other use of the information is not permitted. Furthermore, we are authorised to pass on personal data for payment collection and we retain the right to exchange data with credit reference agencies (e.g. Schufa), provided the statutory provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) (cf. Section 28 a BDSG) are given. On occasion, we will request information from you anonymously as part of surveys we conduct.  We require this information so that we can make our offerings more attractive to you and for the purposes of constantly updating the information we have on file. These surveys are, of course, voluntary. Your data is collected anonymously and is treated confidentially. An identification of users is excluded. We would like to point out that upon order by the responsible authority we are authorised, on a case-by-case basis, to provide information on data, if this is required for prosecution, averting danger by the police authorities of the German states, complying with statutory requirements by federal and state authorities protecting the constitution, Bundesnachrichtendienst (Federal Intelligence Service) or the Militärischen Abschirmdienst (Military Counterintelligence Service), or if this is required for the enforcement of rights to intellectual property.


Section 3 References to External Social Networks


Facebook
We provide a link to Facebook on the Internet site www.global-homing.com. So-called Facebook plug-ins, such as the "I like" button, are not included. Solely responsible for Facebook and its website is Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereinafter referred to as Facebook). None of your personal data is initially transmitted to Facebook via our links to Facebook. You will be redirected to our Facebook page when you click the link. Data transfer to Facebook will only occur if you are logged in to your Facebook user account. Additional information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the subsequent data processing and use by Facebook can be obtained by referring to Facebook's data protection provisions. These can be found on the Internet under http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php. Here you will find, among other things, information on setting options for the protection of your privacy and on the additional rights regarding the collection, processing and use of your data by Facebook.
Google+ and Twitter
We also provide links to the social networks Google+ and Twitter on our website. Plug-ins or buttons for these services are not included. Solely responsible for Google+ and its website is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, for Twitter, Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103. None of your personal data is initially transmitted to Google+ and Twitter via our references to these services. You will be redirected to our respective Google+ or Twitter profiles when you click the link. Data transfer to Google+ or Twitter will only occur if you are logged in to your Google+ or Twitter user account. Additional information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the subsequent data processing and use by Google+ and Twitter can be obtained by referring to data protection provisions of Google+ and Twitter. These can be found on the Internet under the link  http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy for Google+ or under https://twitter.com/privacy for Twitter. Here you will find, among other things, information on setting options for the protection of your privacy and on the additional rights regarding the collection, processing and use of your data by Google+ or Twitter.
XING
In addition, we provide a link on the website www.global-homing.com to the professional network XING. Solely responsible for XING and its website is XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as XING). None of your user data is transmitted to XING via the links on our website. Additional information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the subsequent data processing and use by XING, when you visit XING's website, can be obtained by referring to XING's data protection provisions. These can also be found on the Internet under  http://www.xing.com/privacy. Here you will find, among other things, information on setting options for the protection of your privacy and on the additional rights regarding the collection, processing and use of your data by XING.


Section 4 Safety Notices


We have undertaken numerous safety measures to protect personal data adequately and to a reasonable extent. Our databases are protected by physical and technical measures as well as process-related measures, which limit access to the information to specially authorised persons in accordance with this data protection statement. Our information system is protected by a constantly updated software firewall, to prevent access by other networks, which are connected to the Internet. Only staff members who require the information to complete a special task receive access to the personal data. Our staff members are trained in security and data protection practices. We cannot guarantee full data protection for communication via e-mail or in the electronic transmission of the completed registration form via www.global-homing.com.


Section 5 Newsletter


You have the possibility of receiving a newsletter with specific information on www.global-homing.com as well as on our services. In this case, we must collect and store your e-mail address, which we will use exclusively for sending the newsletter. You can cancel the newsletter at any time via our homepage. There is a link at the end of the newsletter, which makes a trouble-free cancellation of the newsletter possible. Your data is deleted in this case.


Section 6 Cookies


We use so-called cookies on the web pages of www.global-homing.com. Cookies are small volumes of data in form of text information, which the web server sends to your browser. These are merely stored on your hard disc. Cookies can only be read by the server that initially placed them there and they contain information on what and when you looked at something on a web page. Use of the Internet can be designed more efficiently through the help from cookies. We use cookies for you in order to provide you with useful functions. Cookies themselves only anonymously identify the computer's IP address and do not store any personal information, for example your name. You can decide if you want to accept cookies. By changing your browser settings (generally under "Option" or "Settings" in the browser menu), you have the choice of accepting all cookies, to be informed when a cookie is set or reject all cookies. Should you decide to reject cookies from the website www.global-homing.com, it may be possible that the functionality of our pages is impaired and that some services cannot be used. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Section 7 Right to be Informed


You have the right to be informed on the personal data stored, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing at any time.  You can contact us at any time (info@global-homing.com or +49 69 20796087) should you have any questions regarding the topic of data protection. 


Section 8 Changes to this Data Protection Statement


We reserve the right of changing and amending this data protection statement at any time in light of recent events and without prior notification. Therefore, please inform yourself on a regular basis on this page of any changes to this data protection statement.