Privacy Policy

General information regarding data protection

NORDGATE is your gate to the Hamburg metropolitan region. Together, the six towns of Neumünster, Bad Bramstedt, Kaltenkirchen, Henstedt-Ulzburg, Quickborn and Norderstedt along the A7 motorway offer you optimally located commercial real estate through NORDGATE – with ideal connections to Hamburg Airport and Harbour, first-class infrastructure and comprehensive advice. The one-stop service for your success story!

In the following, we will inform you about the collection and use of personal data as well as your rights. This includes information about data protection when using our website.
Personal data means all data with a personal reference to you, e.g. name, address, email address, or user behaviour.

The use of our website is generally possible without indicating personal data. Insofar as personal data (for instance name, address or email address) is collected on our site, this occurs on a voluntary basis wherever possible.

We hereby inform you that data transmission on the internet (e.g. in communication by email) may involve security vulnerabilities. Data cannot be completely protected against access by third parties.

The controller in accordance with Art. 4 (7) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Entwicklungsgesellschaft Norderstedt mbH
Rathausallee 64-66
22846 Norderstedt, Germany

This company is legally represented by the Managing director Dipl.-Kfm. Marc-Mario Bertermann.


Our data protection officer is
ePrivacy GmbH,
represented by Prof. Dr Christoph Bauer,
Address: Burchardstraße 14, 20095 Hamburg

For any questions and concerns regarding your data, please contact

If you wish to communicate directly with our external data protection officer (for example because you have a particularly sensitive concern), please contact this officer by postal mail, as there are always security vulnerabilities involved in communication by email. Please mention that your enquiry relates to the company Entwicklungsgesellschaft Norderstedt mbH.

We collect and process the following data for the following purposes.
a) If we have received data from you, we only process these data according to the intended purposes for which they were obtained or collected.
Data processing for other purposes is only considered if the required statutory provisions apply in accordance with Art. 6 (4) GDPR. Of course, we will observe any obligations to provide information in accordance with Art. 13 (3) GDPR and Art. 14 (4) GDPR.

b) The legal basis for processing of personal data is generally Art. 6 GDPR, unless there are other specific legal provisions. In particular, the following options are available in this regard:

  • Consent (Art. 6 [1][a] GDPR)
  • Data processing for the performance of contracts (Art. 6 [1][b] GDPR)
  • Data processing based on weighing legitimate interests (Art. 6 [1][f] GDPR)
  • Data processing for the fulfilment of a legal obligation (Art. 6 [1][c] GDPR)

c) We process the data as long as this is required for the intended purpose.
If legal retention obligations apply, for instance under trade law or tax law, the personal data in question will be stored for the duration of the retention obligation. After the expiry of the retention obligation it will be reviewed whether processing is still necessary. If it is no longer necessary, the data will be deleted.

d) Your personal data will only be transferred to third parties if this is required in order to implement the contract with you, if transfer is permitted based on legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR, if we are legally obligated to transfer the data, or if you have given your consent to the transfer.

Your rights as a data subject:

You have the right:
a) To withdraw your consent at any time after granting it to us. As a consequence, we will not be allowed to continue with the data processing related to this consent in the future (Art. 7 [3] GDPR);

b) To request access to information regarding your personal data that we process. In particular, you can request information about the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipient to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of the right to request rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data or to object to such processing, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, and where the personal data is not collected from the data subject, any available information about its source, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and meaningful information about the details involved (Art. 15 GDPR);

c) To request rectification and/or completion of inaccurate or incomplete personal data we have stored concerning you (Art. 16 GDPR);

d) To request the erasure of personal data we have stored concerning you, unless this processing is required for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (Art. 17 GDPR);

e) To obtain a restriction of processing concerning your personal data, insofar as you contest the accuracy of the personal data, the processing is unlawful but you oppose the erasure of the personal data and we no longer require the data, but you require it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or if you have objected to processing in accordance with Article 21 GDPR (Art. 18 GDPR);

f) To data portability: You are entitled to receive the personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request its transmission to another controller (Art. 20 GDPR)

g) To make a complaint: You may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In general, you can do this by contacting the supervisory authority for your habitual residence or place of work, or our company headquarters (Art. 77 GDPR).

The responsible supervisory authority for Schleswig-Holstein is the ULD:
"Unabhängige Landeszentrum für Datenschutz" (Independent State Centre for Data Protection) Schleswig-Holstein
Holstenstraße 98, 24103 Kiel, Germany
Phone +49 (0)431 988-1200
Fax +49 (0)431 988-1223

Duration of storage of personal data

Personal data are stored for the duration of the respective statutory retention period. After the expiry of this period, the data are routinely erased unless further storage is required due to particular circumstances.

Data security

We implement security measures to protect your data that we manage against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorised persons.

We collect and process the following data for the following purposes when you use our homepage, based on Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Insofar as processing is based on a contract with you, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR. If you haven given effective consent, Art. 6 (1)(a) is the legal basis:

a) Creation of log files
Every time the website is accessed, EGNO records data and information using an automated system. These are saved in the server’s log files. The following data could be collected in this process:
(1) Information about the browser type and the version used
(2) The user’s operating system
(3) Contents of the request (specific page)
(4) Access status/HTTP status code
(5) Volume of data transmitted in each case
(6) The user’s internet service provider
(7) The user’s IP address
(8) Date and time of access
(9) Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website (referrer)
(10) Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website
Data are processed in order to deliver the content of our website, to ensure the functional operation, stability and security of our IT systems and to optimise our website. The data in the log files are always saved separately from the user’s other personal data.

b) Establishing contact via email or contact form/entry field
If you contact us by email or using a contact form on the website, we will save the data you provide (your email address, potentially your name and phone number, other data you communicate) in order to answer your questions. We erase the data recorded in this context after storage is no longer necessary, or restrict processing if statutory retention obligations apply.
For contact details, joint responsibility is shared by all 6 towns of Neumünster, Bad Bramstedt, Kaltenkirchen, Henstedt-Ulzburg, Quickborn, Norderstedt and the EGNO. An agreement was concluded with all these towns in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR that specifies the data protection obligations among the joint controllers.


If you have granted your express consent, we use your email address and voluntary personal information to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. In order to receive our newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an email address. Upon confirmation using the double opt-in procedure, the time and date of subscription are recorded. No data are transferred to third parties in connection with data processing for newsletter mailing. The data are exclusively used for newsletter mailing.

At the end of each newsletter there is a link that you can use to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.

SSL encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries that you send to use as a website operator, this website uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the address line of your browser changing from "http://" to "https://" as well as the lock symbol in your browser line. If the SSL encryption is active, data that you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.


Some of these websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our service more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognise your browser when you return to our website.

You can change your browser settings so that you will be informed when cookies are set, only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, accept cookies for specific cases or prevent them as a rule, or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when your browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, this website’s functionality might be restricted.

Matomo (Piwik)

This website uses the open source web analysis software Matomo on the provider’s own servers. Matomo uses "cookies." These are text files that are saved on your computer, enabling analysis of your use of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is saved on our server. The IP address is anonymised before storage.

The information generated by the cookie about use of this website is not transferred to third parties. You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly; however, we inform you that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be saved in your browser that prevents Matomo from saving usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated if you visit our website again.

Integration of third-party services and content

It is possible that third-party content is integrated within this website, for example videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "Third-party providers") are able to detect the user’s IP address. Without the IP address, they would not be able to send the content to the specific user’s browser. Accordingly, the IP address is necessary in order to display this content. We endeavour only to use content if the respective providers exclusively utilise the IP address for the purpose of content delivery. However, we have no influence over whether the third-party providers save the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. Where this is known to us, we will inform the user of these circumstances.


Our website uses plugins from the website YouTube operated by Google in privacy enhanced mode. The website operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 9406, USA6, USA. Wenn Sie eine unserer mit einem YouTube-Plugin ausgestatteten Seiten besuchen, wird eine Verbindung zu den Servern von YouTube hergestellt. Dabei wird dem Youtube-Server mitgeteilt, welche unserer Seiten Sie besucht haben. Wenn Sie in Ihrem YouTube-Account eingeloggt sind ermöglichen Sie YouTube, Ihr Surfverhalten direkt Ihrem persönlichen Profil zuzuordnen. Dies können Sie verhindern, indem Sie sich aus Ihrem YouTube-Account ausloggen. Weitere Informationen zum Umgang von Nutzerdaten finden Sie in der Datenschutzerklärung von YouTube unter:

Objection to advertising emails

Use of the contact data published in the Legal Information in order to send advertisements and informational materials that have not been expressly requested, is not permitted. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unrequested sending of advertising information, for instance spam emails.