with HIW Hamburg Invest Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft for the Hamburg real estate service/real estate portal
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The placement of offers requires the conclusion of a user agreement.
§ 1 Object of the contract
Hamburg Invest offers commercial and private real estate providers the Hamburg real estate portal on the internet at www.invest-immobilien.hamburg – a platform for promoting commercial real estate offers. Interested parties can access providers’ advertised objects via the internet and contact them.
The object of the contract is the provider’s use of Hamburg Invest’s real estate portal.
§ 2 Hamburg Invest services
2.1 Hamburg Invest developed the Hamburg Real Estate Database (hereinafter referred to as the “Hamburg real estate portal”) as a showcase of Hamburg’s real estate market and makes it available on the internet at www.invest-immobilien.hamburg.
Hamburg Invest makes it easier for companies to look for a suitable commercial or industrial property for setting up business, expansion, or relocation. It is also thereby one of the conditions necessary to allow Hamburg companies to grow and others to set up business in Hamburg
2.2 Hamburg Invest gives providers access to an interface that enables the placement of third-party real estate offers on the Hamburg real estate portal (hereinafter referred to as the “interface”). Real estate offers can only be added to the Hamburg real estate portal if the provider is in possession of a corresponding real estate interface (OpenImmo e.V. – www.openimmo.de).
Hamburg Invest does not guarantee the compatibility of the interface with the provider’s system. The providers are responsible for verifying the compatibility of the interface and their own system. Should third-party services be necessary to connect the provider’s system to the Hamburg real estate portal via the interface, it is the responsibility of the provider to commission these services and bear the related costs. Hamburg Invest will provide the provider with a documentation of the interface.
2.3 The OpenImmo (OpenImmo e.V. – www.openimmo.de) real estate interface will be used to secure a smooth data exchange of real estate offers. For this purpose, Hamburg Invest will give providers an FTP account. The providers can then use OpenImmo to upload the data in XML format to the server.
Hamburg Invest may display real estate offers transmitted by the provider via the interface referred to in § 2, section 2.2, or display selected parts of it in the Hamburg real estate portal.
Providers have no claims regarding the display of real estate offers in the Hamburg real estate portal.
2.4 The purpose of the Hamburg real esate portal is to provide potential interested parties with the most comprehensive range of commercial properties and spaces available in Hamburg. Providers are aware that their offers are not presented exclusively on the Hamburg real estate portal, but are shown alongside offers from other providers of Hamburg Invest.
In the case of Hamburg Invest receiving data from several providers for the same property (duplicates), a system-inherent random principle will decide which provider’s offer will be showcased on the Hamburg real estate portal.
2.5 To guarantee the uniform presentation of all real estate offers in the adaption phase after the conclusion of contract, a consultation process will take place between the provider and Hamburg Invest to ensure the smooth import of data.
§ 3 Services ensured by the provider
3.1 The provider ensures the technical conditions to link his system to the Hamburg real estate portal via the interface described in § 2, section 2.2.
3.2 To give potential customers information on the properties offered by the provider, the provider will give Hamburg Invest offers for commercial real estate and space in Hamburg to be integrated into the Hamburg real estate portal via the interface described in § 2, section 2.2.
Providers may only advertise real estate that they are promoting themselves for which they have been contracted, and they are obliged to provide truthful information to Hamburg Invest about the real estate offers.
For each type of property, the minimum information such as location (ZIP code, street, and house number), size and price of the object has to be specified. For properties on sale, at least one representative photo of the property and a floor plan in the standard JPG format should also be made available. In doing so, the provider will only upload object-specific images and graphics that will be exclusively used for the presentation of the property. Company logos, HTML tags, java script applications, internet addresses, and other promotional material are not permitted in photographs and floor plans.
The provider will update all offers entered via the aforementioned interface on a daily basis.
3.3 If the provider receives inquiries and/or contact data from parties interested in the commercial real estate or space in Hamburg, the provider will offer expert advice to the potential customer and offer him a suitable property in the provider’s portfolio.
All transactions are handled by the provider, not by Hamburg Invest.
3.4 The provider will regularly inform Hamburg Invest about commercial real estate transactions in Hamburg supported or concluded by offers promoted on the Hamburg real estate portal or through requests from potential customers received by Hamburg Invest.
§ 4 Fees
4.1 Hamburg Invest will be paid a one-off amount by the provider for the provision of access to the Hamburg real estate portal interface. The amount is due once the provider has ensured the technical requirements to connect his system to the Hamburg real estate portal via the interface. This amount covers all expenses incurred by Hamburg Invest for the provider’s initial integration into the Hamburg real estate portal as well as for the use and for all data transfer.
4.2 For transactions that were promoted or came about through the provider’s offers being listed on the Hamburg real estate portal or through the provider receiving requests from potential Hamburg Invest customers, Hamburg Invest will not charge the provider.
4.3 Hamburg Invest has the right to ask providers for appropriate contributions to costs linked to the further development of the Hamburg real estate portal. Should Hamburg Invest make use of this right, it shall notify the provider of the costs involved. The provider has the choice to declare his consent or to terminate the contract without prior notice.
4.4 The provider is not entitled to a payment of fees and/or remuneration and/or ancillary costs and/or to demand any other charges from Hamburg Invest. In particular, this applies to objects offered by the provider and communicated to third parties. This does not result in any claim against the Hamburg Invest on compensation of the provider's service.