Privacy Statement

Data protection

In accordance with Section 13 (1) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG), the provider of a teleservice must notify its users when they start using the service about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data in a generally understandable form. Users must be able to access the content of this notification at all times. Every company is obliged to notify users of what personal data it collects or uses.

 

HPC AG attaches the greatest importance to the security of its users’ data and to compliance with data protection regulations. The collection, processing and use of personal data are subject to the provisions of prevailing laws and the EU Data Protection Directive. In accordance with Article 4 (1) of the EU-DSGVO (EU-data protection regulations), personal data denotes any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person.

 

Personal circumstances: For example – name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, nationality, profession, medical data, religion, etc. Material circumstances: For example – income, financial situation, property owned, etc.

 

Data protection clarification
HPC AG warrants that it will collect, process, store and use users’ data only in connection with handling users’ inquiries and for internal purposes.

 

Transfer of data to third parties

Data shall not be transferred to third parties without the prior consent of the data subject or without a legal basis.

 

Cookies

HPC AG uses Cookies. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a web server when you visit a website and are stored on the user’s hard disk. The cookies enable recognition by the internet browsers. The data are used by the browser to aid navigation through the website and knowledge of all functions is the full responsibility of the user.

 

This website uses: Browser Cookies

 

Use of third-party cookies

On this website, there are third-party providers that bring in from edited texts or advertising [further] cookies (third-party cookies). Also the third party are obliged to follow strict data protection rules on the availability of personal data.

 

Control of cookies by the user

Browser-Cookies: The user can adjust all browsers to accept cookies only on demand. Also cookies can only be accepted by setting their pages just visited. All browsers offer features that enable the selective deletion of cookies. Acceptance of cookies can also generally be switched off, but must then be given if it restricts the ease of operation of this website at the time of purchasing.

 

Flash-Cookies: So-called Flash cookies are (cached) settings of the Flash Player. This is however not for browser cookies, which are managed by the respective settings of the browser, but are handled separately via the settings manager for Flash Player. External Link: www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/de/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html

 

Use of first-party cookies (Google Analytics cookie)

Google Analytics Cookies log:

 

  • Unique users – Google Analytics cookies record and group user data. All activities during a visit are grouped. Setting Google Analytics cookies means that a distinction is made between users and unique users.

 

  • Activities of users – Google Analytics cookies also store data on the time a visit to the website starts and ends and how many pages the user has viewed. When the browser is closed or if the user is inactive for a longer time (30 minutes as standard), the user session is ended and the cookie records the visit as ended. The date and time of the first visit is also recorded. The total number of visits per unique user is also logged. External link: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html

 

Users can prevent recording of the data relating to use of the website generated by the cookie (including the user’s IP address) by Google and processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the following link in the browser plugin: External Link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

 

More information can be found in the section “Web analytics service Google Analytics / Universal Analytics.”

 

Lifetime of the cookies used

Cookies are administered by the web server of this website. This website uses:

Session cookies (once-only use)

Lifetime: Until this website is closed

 

Disabling or removing cookies (opt-out)

Every web browser has an option for restricting or deleting cookies. You can obtain more information about this subject on the following websites:

 

Web analytics service Google Analytics / Universal Analytics

HPC AG uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files that are saved on the user’s computer and enable analysis of the website’s use. The information on  visits to this website generated by the cookie is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, the user’s IP address will be abbreviated by Google beforehand within the member states of the European Union or in other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

 

Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services for the website operator relating to website and internet use. The IP address sent from the user’s browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined by Google with other data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by activating the respective setting on their browser software. However, HPC AG points out that in this case, some functions of this website may not be able to be used to their full extent

 

Users can also prevent recording of the data relating to use of the website generated by the cookie (including their IP address) by Google and processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the following link in the browser plugin:

Link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

Alternative to the browser plugin or within browsers on mobile devices, the following link can be used to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent recording by Google Analytics within this website in future (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain; to delete cookies in this browser, click on the link again): <a href="javascript:gaOptout()">deactivate Google Analytics</a>

Notes on the integration of the opt-out cookies can be found under the following link:

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/?hl=de#disable

 

HPC AG points out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” which means that IP addresses are only processed further in abbreviated form in order to prevent them from being directly linked to a particular individual.

 

Use of Google Maps

The HPC AG website uses Google Maps to display maps and to generate route maps. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, you agree with the collection, processing as well as the use of the automatically collected data and the data entered by you (including your IP address) by Google, one of its representatives or third-party providers.

The terms of use for Google maps can be found at the following link:

https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html

 

In-depth detail about transparency and choices, as well as the data protection policy can be found at the Privacy Center from google.de:https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/?fg=1

 

E-Mail Security

The customer agrees to proceed with electronic communications as soon as they have opened the electronic contact with the HPC AG. The customer should be aware that emails can be read or modified on its unauthorized and unnoticed. HPC AG uses software for filtering undesirable emails (spam filter). This spam filter might reject your emails if they are erroneously identified as spam due to certain characteristics.

 

Data transfer – SSL encryption

128-bit SSL (AES 128) encryption technology is used on this website. Users’ data is transferred solely in encrypted form. This includes the IP address of the user.

 

Right to information

In accordance with Article 15 EU-DSGVO, users have the right to be provided free of charge with information on the data stored on them and, if applicable, a right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted (Art. 5 Abs. 1 d), e), Art. 12 as well as Art. 17-19 EU-DSGVO). Upon request, HPC AG will inform users in writing, in compliance with prevailing law, of what personal data is stored on them at HPC AG. This information is provided free of charge.

 

Right of objection be users

If users do not wish to have their data actively used by HPC AG for internal purposes, they have the right under Article 21 Abs. 2-4 EU-DSGVO to object to its use and processing at any time. They merely need to send an e-mail to this effect to homepage@hpc.ag . In special cases where the law stipulates that data must be blocked instead of being deleted, according to Articles 17–19 EU-DSGVO, shall thereby remain unaffected.

 

Data transfer and logging for internal system and statistical purposes

For technical reasons, the user’s Internet browser automatically sends data to the web server when this website is accessed. Every data record consists of the date and time of access, the URL of the referring web page, the called file, the quantity of data sent, the browser type and version, the operating system and the IP address of the user. It is not possible for this data to be linked with a specific person. The stored data is only analysed internally and solely for statistical purposes.

 

Security through technical and organisational measures

In accordance with Article 32 Abs. 1 EU-DSGVO, HPC AG uses technical and organizational measures to protect personal data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. The security measures used are continuously improved to reflect technological advances.

 

Protection of minors

Persons who have not yet completed their 16th year  are not allowed to send personal data to HPC AG without the consent of their parent or guardian. Persons who have not yet completed their 16th year  may provide personal information to HPC AG only if their parent or guardian has given their explicit consent or the person has attained their 16th year or is older. This data is processed in accordance with this data protection policy.

 

Trademark protection

Each company or trademark mentioned herein remain the property of their respective company. The naming of names, trademarks and licenses is only for information purposes.

 

This imprint and data protection policy have been created by:

Deutsche Datenschutzkanzlei Datenschutz-Office München – www.deutsche-datenschutzkanzlei.de

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