hte is delighted that you have visited our website and thanks you for your interest in our company. hte takes data protection seriously. This Privacy Statement describes:
- the personal data hte collects when you visit our website
- the purposes for which hte uses such data
- the legal basis for the processing of personal data
- the recipients of such personal data
- the period for which such personal data will be stored
- whether you are obliged to provide personal data
Furthermore, we would like to inform you about:
- the existence of your rights regarding the processing of your personal data
- the Controller in the meaning of data protection laws and, where applicable, our Data Protection Officer
1. What personal data does hte collect when you visit our website?
(1) When you visit our website without contacting us or signing in, your browser transmits the following information automatically to our server:
- IP address of your computer
- Information about your browser
- Website that you were on right before you landed on our website
- URL or file requested
- Date and time of your visit
- Volume of data transmitted
- Status information, e.g. error messages
(2) If you contact us by email or by contact form on our website, we receive the following information:
- Your email address and further information that you provide by email or contact form
- Date and time of your message
2. To what extent and for what purposes does hte process such data?
(1) When you visit our website, we use your IP address and the other data that your browser transmits automatically to our server (see Section 1 (1)) in order to:
b) protect us from attacks and to safeguard the proper operation of our website. In doing so, we store said data transiently and with restricted access for a maximum period of 180 days. Such period may be extended if and to the extent necessary to prosecute attacks and incidents.
hte will investigate the user of an IP address only in case of an illegal attack.
(2) We store the IP address of your computer after having removed the last octet of the IP address, i.e. in anonymous form, for web audience measuring that allows us to improve our website. We remove the last octet of the IP address immediately after collection. That is why we do not collect personal data about your use of our website.
(3) If you contact us by email or by contact form on our website, we use the data under Section 1 (2) to answer and, if possible, to meet your request. We store such data to the extent necessary to answer and meet your request.
3. Are you required to provide the data? Are you entitled to object to processing?
When you visit our website, your browser transmits the information under Section 1 (1) automatically to our server. You are free to transmit such data. Without providing such data we are not able to serve you the requested content.
You are not obliged to let us use your anonymized data for web audience measuring.
If you want to contact us by email or by contact form on our website, you are free to transmit the data under Section 1 (2). We will mark mandatory fields, if any, of a contact form. Without providing the required data you may prevent us from answering and meeting your request properly.
4. What is the legal basis for the processing?
The legal basis for the processing under Section 2 is point (f) of Article 6 (1) General Data Protection Regulation. The legitimate interests are determined by the purposes described under Section 2.
5. To what recipients do we transmit your data?
We transmit the data mentioned in Section 1 to Data Processors based in the European Union for the purposes determined in Section 2. Such Data Processors process personal data only on instructions from us and the processing is carried out on behalf of us. We do not intend to transfer your personal data to a third country.
6. How do we protect your personal data?
hte implemented technical and organizational measures to ensure an appropriate level of security to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful alteration, destruction, loss or unauthorized disclosure. Such measures will be continuously enhanced in line with technological developments.
Cookies are text files that are placed on a computer system via a web browser and saved there.
By using cookies, we can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services, which would not be possible without setting cookies.
At any time, the person concerned can prevent cookies from being set by our website by making a corresponding setting in the web browser being used, thus permanently blocking cookies from being set. In addition, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs. This is possible in all current web browsers. If the person concerned deactivates acceptance of cookies in the web browser being used, they may then not be able to use the full functionality of our website in certain circumstances.
This website uses the following types of cookies, whose scope and functionality are explained below:
- Transient cookies (see a)
- Persistent cookies (see b).
a) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. They include, in particular, session cookies. These save a so-called session ID, with which different requests from your browser can be assigned to the shared session. This allows us to recognize your computer when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
b) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time, which can differ from cookie to cookie. You can delete these cookies at any time in your browser's security settings.
Cookies for web audience measuring:
(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 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 may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
(2) Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This means that abbreviated IP addresses are further processed, thus ruling out direct reference to a particular person. If the data collected about you is attributed a personal reference, this is therefore excluded immediately and the personal data thus deleted instantaneously.
(5) We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website and make regular improvements to it. Using the statistics obtained, we are able to improve our offering and make it more relevant to you, the user. In exceptional cases in which personal data is transmitted to the USA, Google has undertaken to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
(6) Information on the third-party supplier: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.
Terms and conditions of use can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html, data privacy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en, and at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
(7) This website also uses Google Analytics for cross-device tracking of visitor flows, which is implemented via a user ID. You can deactivate cross-device tracking of your usage in your customer account under "My data", "Personal data".
Instead of using a browser plugin, you may prevent the processing of your data by clicking the following link. By doing so, a so-called „Opt-Out-Cookie“ will be set in order to prevent data processing in your current browser.
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8. What rights do you have?
You have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation including the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you, if you request it from us in writing:
Right to correct: if your personal is inaccurate or incomplete you have the right to have your personal information rectified;
Right to erasure: this is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information where there’s no compelling reason for us to keep using it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions. For example, we have the right to continue using your personal data if such use is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Right to restrict our use of your information: the right to suspend the usage of your personal information or limit the way in which we can use it. Please note that this right is limited in certain situations: when we are processing your personal information that we collected from you with your consent you can only request restriction on the basis of: (a) inaccuracy of data; (b) where our processing is unlawful and you don’t want your personal information erased; (c) you need it for a legal claim; or (d) if we no longer need to use the data for the purposes for which we hold it. When processing is restricted, we can still store your information, but may not use it further. We keep lists of people who have asked for restriction of the use of their personal information to make sure the restriction is respected in future;
Right to data portability: the right to request that we move, copy or transfer (where technically feasible) your personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, for your own purposes across different services;
Right to object: the right to object to our use of your personal information including where we use it for our legitimate interests, direct marketing;
Right to be informed: you have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your personal information; and
Right to withdraw consent: if you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal information with your consent up to that point is unlawful).
The exercise of these rights is free of charge for you, however you are required to prove your identity with 2 pieces of approved identification. We will use reasonable efforts consistent with our legal duty to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files.
When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints that we cannot resolve directly.
If you are not satisfied with the way any complaint you make in relation to your personal information is handled by us then you may refer your complaint to the relevant data protection supervisory authority.
9. Where can you lodge a complaint?
You have the right to lodge a complaint with our Data Protection Officer or with the following competent supervisory authority:
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10. Who is Controller and Data Protection Officer?
You can find the Controller in the meaning of data protection laws here.
Data Protection Officer at hte GmbH
hte GmbH, Kurpfalzring 104, 69123 Heidelberg
11. Privacy of Children
This Website is intended to be used by persons aged 18 and older. We do not seek to collect information about persons under the age of 18. No information should be submitted to or posted on the Websites by persons younger than 18 years of age. If such a person submits personal information via the Websites, we shall delete that information as soon as we are made aware of their age and thereafter shall not use it for any purpose whatsoever.
12. Google Maps
(1) We use Google Maps on this website. This allows us to display interactive maps directly in the website and to enable convenient use of the map function for you.
(2) When you visit the website, Google is informed that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data specified under Section 1 of this declaration is transmitted. This is done regardless of whether you are logged in with a user account provided by Google or whether there is no user account. If you are logged into Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as a usage profile and uses it for advertising, market research and/or to optimize the design of its website. Such analysis is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide relevant advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, but you must direct your objection directly to Google.
(3) For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider, see the provider's data privacy declarations. There, you will also find more information about your rights and about configuration options to protect your privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has undertaken to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
(1) With your consent, you can subscribe to our newsletter, which keeps you informed about news and events.
(2) We use the so-called double opt-in method for registration for our newsletter. This means that, after you have registered, we send an email to your specified email address, in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after a month. We also save your IP address and the time of registration and confirmation. We use this method in order to verify your registration and, if relevant, to reveal possible misuse of your personal data.
(3) The only information required for transmission of the newsletter is your email address. Provision of further, separately marked data is voluntary and will be used to enable us to address you personally. Once we have received your confirmation, we save your email address for the purpose of sending the newsletter. The legal basis is Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.
(4) You can withdraw your consent to transmission of the newsletter at any time and cancel your subscription to the newsletter. To withdraw your consent, click on the link provided in every newsletter email, send an email to marketinghte-company.de or send a message to the contact specified in the imprint.
(5) Please note that we analyze your usage habits when we send the newsletter. To enable this analysis, the emails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which represent single pixel image files that are saved on our website. For the analysis, we link the web beacons and the data specified in Section 1 with your email address and an individual ID. All data is collected in pseudonymized form, which means that the IDs are not linked to your other personal data and there is no possibility of a direct personal reference. You can object to this tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link provided in every email or by informing us via a different contact method. The information is saved for as long as you are subscribed to the newsletter. After cancellation of the subscription, we store the data purely statistically and anonymously.
We use external service providers (processors) e.g. to send newsletters. Separate data processing orders have been completed with the service providers, to guarantee the protection of your personal data.