For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 ("Act") the data controller is CBRE Limited.
We collect information from the users of our Site through various methods, such as when you register to use the Site. This information may include your name, company name, account number, address, telephone number, e-mail address, subscription details (i.e., particular types of markets or property types on which you request information), and other optional information that personally identifies you ("Personal and Account Information").
When you visit our Site, you may be required to provide us with Personal and Account Information. When you provide us with this information, we will let you know how we may use such information. We may also offer options for you to sign up for our newsletters. and promotional offers. You are always free to contact us with a question or problem related to your use of the Site. Our standard business practice is to retain any communications from our Site visitors for a period to help us to serve each of you better.
We may purchase marketing data from third parties and add it to our existing user database to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers in which we think you would be interested. We may also associate this marketing data to the personally identifiable information that you provide to us.
The cookies set by our site are listed below:
This is a Google analytics cookie and is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
This is a Google analytics cookie, used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
This cookie protects against Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF). A CSRF attack forces a logged-on victim’s browser to send a forged HTTP request, including the victim’s session cookie and any other automatically included authentication information, to a vulnerable web application. This allows the attacker to force the victim’s browser to generate requests the vulnerable application thinks are legitimate requests from the victim.
Tracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in etc. Affects guests and logged in users.
Every time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity is set to the current datetime. Used to determine expiry. This is essential for logged in users, but not for guests - it is set for both.
Sets the datetime that the user last visited the site, and is set for both guests and logged in users. If not set, is automatically set to 10 years ago. Affects guests and logged in users.
This cookie stores your search preferences when using 'Find an apartment' filter search, for example number of bedrooms and floor.
In order to keep our users informed about our latest news, products and services, and for administrative purposes such as future enhancing of this Site to meet your business needs, we may send e-mails and announcements to your personal email address that you provided to us while registering on our Site. If you elected to opt–in to any of our email lists and later decide that you no longer wish to receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from us, you may unsubscribe from such list by following the instructions contained in each email we send to you to unsubscribe from such e-mail list. We may use your personal information for advertising, marketing and promotional purposes but we will always at least give you an opportunity to opt-out of this at the time we collect the data and later as described below.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by following the instructions on the pages where we collect your data.
You have the right, pursuant to the Act, to ask for a copy of the personal data that we hold about you (for which we may charge a small fee) and to correct any inaccuracies. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please contact us.
We may share your personal information with companies acting as our authorised agents in providing our service (e.g., credit card processing, customer/support services) to you, all of which agree to use it only for such specified purposes. Each vendor must agree to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of your information in order to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure. Because we operate globally, we may transfer your information to countries or jurisdictions that do not provide the same level of data protection as the country in which you are based.
If we make such a transfer, we will, or our vendors will, as applicable, provide for the proper safeguards required by applicable law to ensure that your information is protected. In the event that CBRE is merged, or in the event of a transfer of our assets, Site or operations, CBRE may disclose or transfer your personal information in connection with such transaction. In the event of such a transfer, CBRE will notify you via email or by posting a prominent notice on our Site for 30 days of any such change in ownership of CBRE resulting in a change of control of your personal information.
We will also disclose your personal information when required to do so by law, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing your personal information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (whether intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property.
CBRE endeavours to protect the security of your personal information and your choices for its intended use. We use Secure Socket Layers or SSL technology to protect the transmission of sensitive personal information such as your credit card number. We store your personal information on a secure server, and use procedures designed to protect the personal information we collect from unauthorised access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure. Although we will take (and require our third-party providers to take) commercially reasonable security precautions regarding your personal information collected from and stored on the Site, due to the open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that any of your personal information stored on our servers, or transmitted to or from a user, will be free from unauthorised access. By using the Site, you acknowledge that any transmission is at your own risk.
You can obtain information about the UK's data protection regime by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website at https://ico.org.uk.
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