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Privacy policy

We at Dipl.-Ing. H. Horstmann GmbH, Heiligenhaus (hereinafter also referred to as "Horstmann GmbH"), take the protection of your personal data very seriously, and adhere strictly to the provisions of data protection laws.

Your data is collected, processed and stored in strict compliance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). In the following sections, we provide you with information about the type of data we collect when you visit our website and how we use it:


1. Logging of usage data

Horstmann GmbH automatically collects and stores log file information sent to us by your browser. Every time a user accesses our website or a file stored on our website, data about this process is stored in a log file. The data is stored only for internal system-related use and statistical purposes. The following information will be stored:

  • Type and version of the browser used;
  • Operating system used;
  • Referrer URL (previously visited page), only if transmitted by the user;
  • IP address of the computer requesting the connection;
  • Date and time of the server request;
  • Name and URL of the accessed file and the volume of data transferred;
  • Successful access messages

While this data could be used for identification purposes, this is prevented by storing and using the data in an anonymised form. Horstmann GmbH will not use the data to identify a specific individual and will not combine this data with other data sources.

Horstmann GmbH collects this data mainly to optimise the website, i.e. for statistical purposes, and to ensure the proper functioning of the website, including, in particular, system security and administration. Horstmann GmbH does not disclose data to third parties. Horstmann GmbH will delete the aforementioned data after it has been used for the above purpose (statistical evaluation, system security and administration).

Additional personal data will only be collected if you provide it to us voluntarily, e.g., if you make a query or register on our website.


2. Collection and processing of personal data

We only collect personal data such as details of personal or material circumstances, in particular, your name, date of birth, email address, telephone number or postal address during your visit to our website when you provide it to us voluntarily.

In such cases, we use your personal information in order to process your query or request. We collect and store only data necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes in question; e.g., if you use our contact form to make a general query, we would only collect your name and email address.

If the nature of your request allows it, you can also send it to us anonymously or under a pseudonym. Horstmann GmbH will only pass on your data to third parties—in particular, order data to suppliers—if this is necessary to process the contract, for billing purposes or with your express prior consent. If we are not required to store your data in the long term, your data will be deleted.

We will not disclose, sell or rent your personal data to third parties without your express consent or request. We reserve the right to disclose information about you when we are required to do so by law or if the data is requested by public authorities or law enforcement agencies.


3. Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. Cookies allow us to recognise your Internet browser.

We do not use cookies on our website to collect personal information about you or your website use. You can delete cookies yourself by selecting the relevant menu item in the settings of your browser or directly from the relevant directory on your hard drive. For details, please refer to the help menu of your browser. Please pay attention to the information on the use of the Google Analytics service, which also uses cookies.


4. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files stored on your computer, which allow analysis of the use of this website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. IP anonymisation has been enabled on this website. This means that Google will truncate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there.

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide us with other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided. Under the following link:


5. Changes to the privacy policy

The ongoing evolution of Internet technology makes it necessary for us to adapt the privacy policy of our company to the changing environment from time to time. We, therefore, reserve the right to change or update the privacy policy without advance notice. Please read our privacy policy before using our website in order to remain abreast of any changes or updates.


6. Right to information and the right to revoke your consent

Upon request, Horstmann GmbH will provide you with information regarding the personal data we store in relation to you free of charge. In addition, you have the right to revoke your prior consent at any time with effect for the future. This is not subject to any particular requirement of form.

The stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to storage, if it is no longer required for the fulfilment of the purpose for which it was stored or if the storage of data proves to be contrary to law.


Contact for data protection

Should you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of personal data, require further information or wish to revoke your consent, please contact us using the following email address:

Dipl.-Ing. H. Horstmann GmbH
February 2015


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