Privacy Policy

Data capture on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

Data collected on this website will be processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This can be for example data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as browser and operating system you are using or when you access the page.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information without charge about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its capture. You also have the right to demand it to be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, your surfing behavior may be analyzed for statistical purpose. This happens primarily by using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

General and mandatory information

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Data protection

As the operators of this website, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, personal data will be collected. Personal data is any data w you could be personally identified with. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Responsible party for this website

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc). In case of this website:

Hartmann, Mathias und Partner
Erkrather Straße 234a
40233 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 909871-0
E-Mail: info@hmpartner.de

 

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal e-mail will be sufficient for your request. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Your right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Your right to data portability

You have the right to request data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically. It may be delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require direct transfer of data to another responsible party, information will be ported within the scope of technical feasibility.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection transmitted confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, clearance

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored, its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Objection to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressively requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

Data Collection on our website

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Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, 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.” They will be automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies allow to recognize your browser the next time you visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Analytics and advertising

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Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre 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 to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie a is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored according to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both website and advertising.

IP Anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address sent will be sent to a Google server in the US and will be shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the cookie settings.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

 

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

 

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reporting age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data derives from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. Data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can reject the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.

Newsletter

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Newsletter Data

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data will be collected. We will only use this data to send the requested information and not pass it on to third parties.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter into the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription. In this case it will be deleted after you have unsubsribed from the newsletter. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

Plug-ins and Tools

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YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server will be informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged into your YouTube account, YouTube will associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy.

Vimeo

Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers will be established. Vimeo server will be informed about which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo will receive your IP address, even if you are not logged into Vimeo when you visit our website or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.

If you are logged into your Vimeo account, Vimeo will associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on handling of user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform displaying of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts complies with the interest in a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site uses Google Maps service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps complies with the interest in making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

 

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