Data Privacy Regulations

The protection of the users’ private data is one of our main concerns.
We believe that a portal such as mapolis can only be built based on trust and observing data privacy. In order to achieve this we have taken all technical and organizational measures to be able to sufficiently meet data privacy regulations.
Insofar, these data privacy regulations are added to the general terms of use of the platform

1. Basic Principles of processing the User’s personal Data
The platform shall gather, process and use personal data under consideration of the Data Protection Act of the Federal Republic of Germany and data protection guidelines of the European Union.
The platform shall use personal data only to enable the use of the provided services. Under no circumstances shall personal data be forwarded to third parties for advertising or marketing purposes or any other reasons.
As far as required in individual cases, the platform may forward personal data of a registered member to third parties if we have information that content uploaded by a registered member violates commercial protective laws (copyright law, brand rights or other ancillary copyright or any other immaterial rights).

2. Registration
In order for the user to register with the platform, certain personal data need to be gathered and processed as registration data.

3. Profile Data
The platform shall allow the user to create and display a profile of his or her own along with other data.

4. Cookies
mapolis shall use so-called Cookies (“small text units“) when you visit our platform. These Cookies shall be stored on your computer. This allows us to recognize the user and to adapt our platform to match your interests.
In case you do not wish us to recognize your computer (hard drive Cookies), you may adjust your browser in such a way that it deletes Cookies from your computer’s hard drive, blocks all Cookies or alerts you before a Cookie is stored. However, with settings like these we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use all our services without any restrictions.

5. Facebook
The platform shall use social plug-ins ("Plugins") of the social network, used and operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, ("Facebook"). These plug-ins are marked with a Facebook logo or the "Facebook Social Plugin" amendment.
When calling up the website that contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a connection to the Facebook servers. The plug-in’s content will be forwarded from Facebook to your browser right away and integrated into the mapolis website by your browser.
By integrating the plug-ins Facebook is informed of you having called up the respective page of our website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook will be able to assign your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-in by pressing the “Like”-button, for instance, or post a comment, your browser will forward this information to Facebook and the information will be stored there.
For more information on the purpose and scope of this data collection, further processing and use of data through Facebook as well as related rights and settings for protecting your privacy, please read Facebook’s data privacy information.
If you do not wish Facebook to collect data about you, you will have to log off from Facebook before visiting

6. Log Files
If the platform is called up by the user, access data will be stored on the server. The platform will use these logs anonymously for statistical purposes, so that the information will not be able to be allocated to any specific user.

7. Statistics Tools
Furthermore, statistics tools are deployed going beyond the abovementioned data, recording traffic on the website along with the following technical information which are transmitted from your browser automatically: availability Javascript, Java, Flash, monitor resolution, browser version, operating system, visit duration, recurring user, geographic background as well as the Internet address (IP address).
mapolis and the mapolis services website deploy Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies (text files), which are stored on your computer, allowing the analysis of your use of the website. The information about your usage of the website (including your IP address, which will be made anonymous by deploying the _anonymizeIp() method, so that it cannot be allocated to a specific computer anymore), will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports about the traffic on this website for the website operators and to render further services dealing with website and Internet usage. Google will transmit this information to a third party, if necessary, as far as this is legally required or as far as Google processes these data on behalf of third parties. As specified by Google itself, Google will not connect your IP-address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of Cookies by adjusting your browser software’s settings accordingly; we shall point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the services on this website. By using this website you shall agree with Google processing your data the way as described above and for the aforementioned purpose. You may object to your data being gathered through Google Analytics for the future by installing a deactivation add-on ( for your browser.
For further information, please refer to Google’s data privacy regulations directly.
All data gathered this way shall not be allocated to individual users. A connection of these data with other data sources shall not be carried through. Stored data will only be evaluated for statistical purposes.

8. Right to Information
You shall have the right to get information on data stored regarding yourself, their origin and recipient as well as the purpose of data processing anytime.

9. Right of Withdrawal
You shall have the right to withdraw your agreeing to future data processing and usage anytime. To do so, please send us a brief e-mail along with your address and e-mail address to . We will then delete your data immediately – justified exceptions in cases of abuse not included.

10. Changes of Data Privacy Regulations
In case of any changes to data privacy regulations the user shall be informed in writing via e-mail. Making hardcopies of these data privacy regulations or storing them is possible anytime.

Contact information:
We attach great importance to your comments regarding our data privacy regulations. In case you have any questions regarding these terms or believe these are not observed, please feel free to get in touch with us anytime by using the following contact data:
mapolis AG, Rosenheimer Straße 139, 81671 Munich, Germany, or by e-mail to

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Tel.:    +49 (0)89 / 62 81 70 - 20
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