Legal and data protection information

Provision of general data and information
Instone Real Estate makes every effort to ensure that the information and data contained on this website are correct. Instone reserves the right to modify or supplement the information or data provided without prior notice.

Contractual relations
The website contains hyperlinks to the websites of third-party service providers. Instone Real Estate enables users of its websites to also access the websites of partner enterprises. Users of the website enter into a contractual relationship with the respective service provider through the use of its services. The corresponding terms and conditions of this service provider are then applicable. The legal and textual responsibility for the services offered on the pages of the partner enterprises lies solely with the respective partner enterprise whose website can be called up via the homepage.
If the services of a service provider are used, contractual relationships are formed exclusively between the relevant partner enterprise and the user subject to the terms applicable to this contractual relationship.

The information which we provide to you on this website has been collated with the greatest possible care and is updated on an ongoing basis. Despite our best efforts, however, the absence of errors cannot be guaranteed. No liability shall be accepted nor any guarantee given with regard to the currency, correctness or completeness of the information and data provided.
Despite every effort to monitor content, we accept no liability for the content of external links. The operators of such linked pages are exclusively responsible for their content. Moreover Instone Real Estate Group N.V. accepts no responsibility for the data protection measures taken by the operator of such websites.

The content of the Instone website is protected by copyright. The copying, dissemination, storage, reproduction and transmission of all information or data, particularly the use of texts, parts of texts or images, or other works published on the websites, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Instone Real Estate Group N.V.. The texts and images in the “Press” area which are provided expressly for distribution are exempted.

Applicable law
All information or data, their use, the log-in to the Instone Real Estate websites as well as any associated action, inaction or omission are subject exclusively to German law. The place of jurisdiction is Essen.

Consumer dispute settlement
Instone Real Estate would like to point out that we are neither obligated nor willing to participate in a dispute settlement process before a consumer conciliation committee in accordance with the German law on consumer dispute resolution (Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz).

The responsible chamber of mediation is:

Allgemeine Verbraucherschlichtungsstelle des Zentrums für Schlichtung e.V.
Straßburger Straße 8
77694 Kehl am Rhein


Privacy Policy
The provider of the website is Instone Real Estate Group N.V., Baumstraße 25, 45128 Essen, Germany (hereinafter referred to as "Instone" or "we"). Further information about the provider can be found in the imprint of this website.

The protection of personal data is very important to us. We therefore operate our website in compliance with the applicable laws on data protection. Below you will learn about the extent and purposes of our collection and use of personal data in connection with the provision of this website. 

What are personal data?
Personal data are all pieces of information relating to a specific or identifiable natural person. Your name, address, mailing address, telephone number, or e-mail address are examples of such data. 

Accessing our website
When you access our website your web browser transmits certain data to our web server for technical reasons in order to provide you with the information you are retrieving. The following data are collected, temporarily stored, and used in order to enable you to access the website:

  • your IP address
  • the date and time of your request
  • the time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • the content of your request (specific page)
  • your access status / HTTP status code
  • the data volume transmitted
  • the website from which your request originates
  • the browser, language, and version of the browser software
  • the operating system and its user interface
  • the referring website

    When you visit our website third-party companies, in particular AddThis, collect anonymous information. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you Cookies and/or web beacons (tiny graphic images used to record, collect, and analyze simple actions such as visitor traffic on the website) may be used to collect this information. To learn more about this customary advertising practice you can visit the website 

    When you visit our website we may store information on your computer in the form of a “cookie”.  "Cookies" are small text files that are copied from a web server onto your hard drive. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain from which the cookie was sent. The cookies we use contain no personal data.

    We use what are known as "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Most of the cookies we use are known as “session cookies” which are necessary to ensure consistency during your visit, i.e. in order to ensure that your details remain in place during your session, for example. These session cookies are automatically deleted when your session ends.

    Persistent cookies remain on your end terminal for a longer period of time and enable us to make use of the tools described below for web analytics.

    The following cookies are used on this website:





    Google Analytics

    2 years


    Google Analytics

    1 day


    Google Analytics


    You have the option to accept or block cookies. The majority of web browsers automatically accept cookies. Normally, however, you can use your browser settings to block cookies. If cookies are blocked then you may potentially no longer be able use some of the functions of our website. If cookies are accepted you can block the accepted cookies again at a later point in time. If you delete the cookies then all of the settings managed by these cookies, including advertising settings, will be deleted and it may not be possible to restore them.

    Use of Google Analytics
    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("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 is normally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. IP anonymization was activated on this website so the user's IP address will be truncated by Google within a EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US.  Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.  Google will not associate the IP address of your browser with any other data held by Google.

    Further information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics can be found in Google's privacy policy:

    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 prevent Google from collecting data about your use of the website (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this data by downloading this browser plugin and installing it:

    You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents the collection of your data on future visits to the website:

    Disable Google Analytics

    Use of specialized hosting and e-mail service providers
    We cooperate with specialized service providers for the performance of certain services, in particular the hosting of the website as well as e-mail services. These service providers process your personal data on our behalf and strictly in accordance with our instructions and guarantee compliance with data protection regulations as well as the required security measures. In addition, the service providers only receive information from us that is necessary for them to perform the respective service.

    Protection of your data 
    We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to secure our website and IT systems against the loss, destruction, or unauthorized access, change, or distribution of your data.

    Right to information, correction, locking, and deletion of personal data and withdrawal of consent
    You have the right to obtain information on the data stored concerning your person as well as to demand its deletion, correction, or blocking free of charge.

    You may withdraw your consent to the future collection, processing, and/or use of personal data at any time.

    If you have any questions about data protection or the processing of your data then please contact us using the contact information provided in the imprint of this website and we will be happy to answer them for you.

    Updates to the privacy policy
    We reserve the right to update this privacy policy from time to time. Updates to this privacy policy are published on our website. Changes take effect once published on our website. We therefore recommend regularly visiting this page in order to stay informed about any updates.


    Status: May 2017