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Privacy Policy

 

Basics

Your privacy and data security are important to us and we take this subject very seriously. We rely on a trusting cooperation with you and make every effort to satisfy you. This also applies to the handling of your personal data.

With this Privacy Policy we provide you with information, which data is collected on our website and how your personal data is processed at HÜBNER. Please take note of the information below.

The operator of the website and responsible body for the purposes of data protection is the

HÜBNER GmbH & Co. KG
Heinrich-Hertz-Strasse 2
34123 Kassel
Germany (hereafter called HÜBNER)

Changes to this Privacy Policy may be required as part of the development of our website and the implementation of new legal requirements or new technologies, or to improve our service to you. Therefore, we recommend that you read this Privacy Policy from time to time.

 

General information on the processing of personal data

This Privacy Policy applies to data, including personal data that are collected about you by HÜBNER. Personal data are data or a combination of individual pieces of information that identify you.

We collect, process and use your personal data in compliance with the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and the data protection regulations of the European Union. In no case will we pass on your personal data to third parties outside the HÜBNER Group for advertising or marketing purposes without your consent.

As an international corporate group, we use external service providers. To the extent that the processed data is personal data, appropriate contractual arrangements and organizational measures have been taken in accordance with applicable law to ensure the security of your information.

In our companies, compliance with the legal provisions and this Privacy Policy is monitored by our data protection officers. Our employees are trained in handling personal data and are explicitly committed on a written basis to complying with data protection regulations.

As a general rule, our website can be used without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (name, address or email addresses, for example) are collected, this is always on a voluntary basis whenever possible. We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may involve gaps in security. We attempt to protect your data from unauthorized access by third parties by means of precautions such as pseudonymization, data economy, observing deletion periods and in consideration of the current state of the art technology. Despite these protective measures, however, we cannot completely rule out unlawful processing by third parties.

 

Type and extent of data collection and data processing

When you visit our website, our web servers save each access temporarily to a log file. The following data are entered and saved until automated deletion:

  •     Anonymized IP address of the requesting computer
  •     Date and time of the access
  •     Name and URL of the called data
  •     Report whether the call was successful
  •     Identification data of the used browser and operating system
  •     Website, from which the access is carried out
  •     Name of your Internet access provider

The lawful processing of these data occurs for the purposes of enabling use of the website (establishing connection), for system security, for technical administration of the network infrastructure and for optimization of the Internet offering. By agreeing to this privacy policy, you give your consent to our collection of these data. You may refuse this data processing. Insofar as you refuse the use of the data, we hereby inform you that our services may only be usable to limited degree.

These personal data are not processed beyond the cases indicated above, unless you explicitly consent to further processing.

In accordance with the principle of data avoidance and data minimization, we only collect personal data on our website if it is either required for your desired purpose, we are obligated to do so due to legal regulations or contracts, if we have a legitimate interest and/or if you provide this data voluntarily.

When entering personal or business data (e.g. email address, name, address), the disclosure of your data is expressly voluntary. We process your contact and business related data based on statutory regulations in connection with existing or pending business relationships. In addition, with your input, you declare your consent for the data entered to be collected, processed or used for the purpose designated by you. We process and save your provided data only as long as required for the intended purpose and delete these after fulfilling the purpose or after expiration of the respective retention periods. A collection, processing or use for any other purpose will not be performed. This consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future.


4  This is how we use your data

We use the information we collect to provide the products and services you request, to provide you with information about other products and services offered by HÜBNER, and

to administer our websites and services (e.g. newsletters) and to comply with our statutory rights and obligations of data processing.

The following are possible ways which we might use your data:

Due to statutory regulations:

  • Execution of our General Terms and Conditions
  • Management of our business
  • Protection from or determination of possible fraudulent transactions

Owing to contractual purposes:

  • Payment processing for purchases and other services
  • Processing of your application documents

Due to your consent:

  • Making contact
  • Sending of samples, rewards, products and information
  • Registration with competitions, programs or offers at your request
  • Delivery of other services that we have offered to you
  • If permissible by law, delivery of user-specific, unsolicited offers and information about the products and services of HÜBNER
  • Surveys on our websites
  • Development and provision of advertising that is adjusted to your interests

Owing to our legitimate interest:

  • Determination of the effectiveness of our advertising
  • Development of new products and services
  • Analysis of the use of our products, services and websites
  • Knowledge, how you reached our website

 


5  Your privacy rights as a concerned party

You have the right to request the following from HÜBNER:

  • Information from the responsible body (person) about the data stored about you, the origin and recipients of the information and the purpose of data processing
  • Correction, blocking, restriction or deletion of stored data, provided that there is no legal obligation to retain these data
  • Revocation at any time of any consent given by you for the processing and use of your data, which is not required on the basis of a primary legal provision or directly for the execution of an existing contractual relationship

Upon request, we will inform you in writing in accordance with applicable law, whether and which personal data from you we have stored.

 

Protection of minors

As a rule, children and persons under the age of 18 should not submit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians. We do not knowingly solicit personal information from children and persons under the age of 18, and we ensure that we will not knowingly collect, use or disclose any personal information from children and persons under the age of 18 in an unauthorized way.


Transmission of data via the Internet

The Internet is a globally open platform. Due to the Internet's own mode of operation and systemic risks, all data transfers initiated by you are at your own risk. Other conditions apply only if we offer you an encrypted transmission path.

 

8  Links

This Privacy Policy applies to all data collected and processed by HÜBNER. In a few cases, the HÜBNER websites use a link that leads you directly to the website of another provider for whose content the respective provider is responsible. We assume no responsibility for the content and the handling of external websites. Thus, when leaving HÜBNER websites, we recommend that you ask for the privacy policy of the operators of the linked websites.

 

9  Cookies

Our Internet pages also use so-called “cookies". Cookies are small text files that are stored locally on your computer. They cause no damage there,contain no viruses and are used only for recognition purposes. Cookies allow us, for example, to identify your preferences and thereby to adjust our website and navigation to your needs.If you refuse the use of cookies (by a possible setting in your browser), the use of our website is still possible, but may be restricted in certain respects.

You will find further information about cookies in section 10.1 of this Privacy Policy.

 

10  Web analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider of these services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
For more information on how user data is handled by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

10.1 Objection to data collection

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software. However, please note that by doing so, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.

In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

10.2 Order data processing

We have concluded an agreement with Google for order data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

10.3 IP anonymization We use the function "Activation of IP anonymization" on this website. As a result, within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area your IP address will be truncated by Google before being sent for storage. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics (from your browser) will not be combined with other Google data.

 

11  Social media plugins

The website of HÜBNER may use third-party content (so-called plug-ins). These can take the form of YouTube videos, RSS feeds or graphics of other sites or through social media buttons, such as the Facebook “Share” button.

If you are on a HÜBNER website where third-party content is involved, it may happen that under certain circumstances a connection with the respective social network will be established in the background. This allows the transfer of the content of the buttons to your browser and from the browser to the website. This means that the respective provider always receives the information that you have called up the HÜBNER website. For this, it does not matter if you are a member of a social network or if you are logged in. Furthermore, regardless of whether you actually interact with the content involved, information is automatically collected through the social network.

When this occurs, the following data can be transmitted:

  • IP address
  • Browser information and operating system
  • Screen resolution
  • Installed browser plugins (e.g. Adobe Flash Player)
  • Origin of the visitor (from which page you have been linked to the HÜBNER website)
  • URL of the current page

If you are logged in to one of the social networks while using HÜBNER's website, the information about accessing the website may be linked to your member data and stored. If you are a member of a social network and do not want this data to be transferred, you must log out of the social network before visiting the HÜBNER website.

If you use one of the plugins – for example, by commenting or using the share button – the provider can assign your accessing of the website directly to your profile. These data are transmitted directly to the social network, stored there and are used for profiling about you.

Furthermore, the corresponding information will be published in the respective social networks and showed to your contact persons.

HÜBNER has no influence on the extent of the data collected through the social networks. The nature, scope and purpose of the data collection, information about the further processing of the data as well as their respective rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the privacy regulations of the respective social network.

You also have the option of blocking social media plugins with add-ons in your browser and thus preventing data transmission.

 

12  Availability of the Privacy Policy

You can access this Privacy Policy from any HÜBNER website under the "Privacy Policy" link and print it if necessary.

 

13  Your contact in data protection matters

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer directly, who is also available for information requests, other requests or complaints:

HÜBNER GmbH & Co. KG
Data Protection Officer
Heinrich-Hertz-Strasse 2
34123 Kassel
Germany

ds.hks@hubner-germany.com

Upon request, you will be notified in writing in accordance with applicable law, whether and what personal data we have stored about you.