Data Protection Declaration
The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to legal data protection provisions as well as this data protection declaration.
Using our website is generally possible without stating personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) are collected on our sites, this will always take place on a voluntary basis where possible.
These data will not be passed on to any third parties without your express consent. Furthermore, the transmission of your data to a third country is explicitly excluded. We would like to point out that data transfer on the internet (e.g. during email communication) may involve gaps in security. A complete protection of data from access by third parties will not be possible.
According to Art. 15 of the European General Data Protection Regulation, all people concerned have the right to demand a confirmation from the responsible authority free of charge, to obtain the information if respective personal data are processed.
If this is the case, there is a Right of Disclosure for people concerned about the purpose of the data processing, the categories of personal data which are processed, recipients or categories of recipients to whom personal data have been disclosed and the duration for which personal data are planned to be saved.
Furthermore, people concerned have the Right of Rectification or Deletion of respective personal data or the Right of Restriction or Opposition of the processing of their personal data.
Please direct all disclosure requests to the following address:
CEO Bernd Scheurer
Tel: +49 9161 6239 200
Moreover, people concerned have a Right of Appeal at the responsible Supervisory Authority for Data Protection:
Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (BayLDA)
Tel: +49 981 53 1300
We take data protection very seriously and have commissioned an external and independent data protection officer for the continuous review of the respective standards.
Contact data of the data protection officer:
Dipl.-Kfm. Christian Leopold
Certified Data Protection Officer TÜV-SÜD
Tel: +49 (0)174 3105460
Server Log Files
The site provider automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files which your browser transmits automatically. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
These data cannot be attributed to a certain person. They are not brought together with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently examine these data if there is concrete evidence for illegal usage.
If you send us requests via our contact form, your data from the request form including the contact data stated by you are saved by us in case there should arise any further questions or for the purpose of processing the request. These data will not be passed on without your written consent.
This page uses an SSL encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content like e.g. requests which you send to us as the website provider. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and that there is a lock icon in your browser line. If the SSL encryption is active, the data which you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
On our sites, plugins of the social network Facebook, vendor Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. You will find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. If you visit our sites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. With this, Facebook will get the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. This way, Facebook can associate your user account with the visit of our sites. We would like to point out that we as the site provider have no knowledge whatsoever of the content of the transmitted data as well as its usage by Facebook. You will find further information in Facebook’s Data Protection Declaration on https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not wish Facebook to be able to associate the visit of our sites with your Facebook user account, please log off your Facebook user account before visiting our sites.
On our sites, functions of the service Twitter are implemented. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and its feature “Re-Tweet”, the websites visited by you are linked with your Twitter account and made public to other users. During this process, data are transmitted to Twitter as well. We would like to point out that we as the site provider have no knowledge whatsoever of the content of the transmitted data as well as its usage by Twitter. You will find further information in Twitter’s Data Protection Declaration on https://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your data protection settings at Twitter in the account settings under https://twitter.com/account/settings.
On our sites, functions of the service Instagram are implemented. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This way, Instagram can associate the visit of our sites with your user account. We would like to point out that we as the site provider have no knowledge whatsoever of the content of the transmitted data as well as its usage by Instagram. You will find further information in Instagram’s Data Protection Declaration on https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The vendor is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. At each calling up of one of our sites which contains functions of LinkedIn, a connection with the servers of LinkedIn is established. LinkedIn is informed about your visit of our internet pages with your IP address. If you click on the “Recommend” button of LinkedIn and are logged into your account at LinkedIn, it will be possible for LinkedIn to associate the visit of our sites with your user account. We would like to point out that we as the site provider have no knowledge whatsoever of the content of the transmitted data as well as its usage by LinkedIn. You will find further information in LinkedIn’s Data Protection Declaration on https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Our website uses functions of the network XING. The vendor is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. At each calling up of one of our sites which contains functions of XING, a connection with the servers of XING is established. According to our knowledge, no storing of personal data takes place during this process. In particular, no IP addresses are saved or any user behavior is analyzed. You will find further information about data protection and the XING “Share” button in XING’s Data Protection Declaration on https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
Google Web Fonts
This page uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google for the uniform representation of font types. When visiting a site, your browser uploads the required Web Fonts to your browser cache in order to represent texts and font types correctly. For this purpose, the browser used by you must establish a connection with the Google servers. Due to this, Google is informed about the fact that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Using Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online content. This constitutes a justifiable interest in line with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit f. GDPR. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a default font type from your computer will be used. You will find further information about Google Web Fonts under https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Analytical Tools and Tools of Third Party Vendors
At the visit of our website your browsing behavior can be statistically analyzed. This particularly happens with cookies and with so-called analytical programs. The analysis of your browsing behavior usually happens anonymously; the browsing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools.
Links to other Providers
Our website also contains – clearly visible – links to the online presences of other companies. However, we take over no responsibility at all for the content and the data protection / data security conceptions of these websites.
Basic Safety Principles
In order to protect the data of our employees/customers/suppliers stored at our company from accidental or willful manipulations, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized people, we have taken respective technical and organizational measures. The security levels are regularly reviewed together with security experts and adapted to new security standards.
Objection to Advertising Emails
We herewith explicitly object to the usage of contact data published within the context of the obligation to provide an imprint to send not explicitly requested advertising and information material. The site operators explicitly preserve the right to take legal steps in case of unsolicited mailing of advertising information, e.g. via spam emails.
Processing of Data (Customer and Contract Data)
We collect, process and use personal data only insofar as they are required for the justification, content-related design or change of legal relations (inventory data). We only collect, process and use personal data about the use of our webpages (usage data) insofar as this is required to make the use of our services possible for the user or to bill them.
For further details, please see our Data Protection Declaration in German: https://hws-gruppe.de/datenschutz/