HIRSCH Technik, Entwicklungs- und Handels-GmbH takes the protection of personal data very seriously. We want you to know when we store which data and how we use it. As a company under private law, we are subject to the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We have implemented technical and organisational measures to ensure that both we and the external service providers comply with data protection regulations, and that the data we manage is protected against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons.
Personal data (collection, processing and use)
Personal data refers to information that can be used to establish your identity. This includes information such as your real name, address, postal address, telephone number. This does not include information that is not directly associated with your real identity (such as favourite web pages or number of users of a website).
You can always use our online services without revealing your identity.
If you register for one of our personalised services, order a product or subscribe to a service, we will ask you for your name and other personal information. We store your details on specially protected servers (or the servers of the web space provider) in Germany. Only a limited number of specifically authorised persons have access to it. They are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial management of the servers.
If you contact us via contact form or email, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.
It is entirely at your discretion whether you submit this data.
Personal data is deleted if it is no longer required or if there are no legal obligations to retain it.
Disclosure of personal information to third parties
In the case of product orders, we use your personal information only within Hirsch Technik, Entwicklungs-und Handels-GmbH and its affiliated companies.
We do not pass on your personal data to third parties without your express consent.
If data needs to be passed on to service providers within the scope of order data processing, these are bound to the BDSG, GDPR, other legal regulations and contractually to the data protection regulations of Hirsch Technik, Entwicklungs-und Handels-GmbH.
Insofar as we are obliged by law or court order to do so, we shall forward your data to authorities entitled to receive information.
Right to information, change, and/or revocation
If you request Hirsch Technik, Entwicklungs-und Handels-GmbH not to use and/or to delete your personal data for further contact, we shall proceed accordingly. Data that is absolutely necessary for order processing or for commercial purposes shall not be affected by a cancellation or deletion. In the event of revocation, a personalised service can no longer be provided, since this is based on the use of customer data.
Concerned users have the right, upon request and free of charge, to receive information about the personal data stored about them by Hirsch Technik, Entwicklungs- und Handels-GmbH. In addition, concerned users have the right to correct incorrect data, to revocation of consent, blocking and deletion of their personal data, as well as the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority if unlawful data processing is assumed.
Collection, processing and use of anonymous data
In connection with your access to our website, data is stored on our servers (or the servers of the web space provider) for security purposes which may allow identification (for example, IP address, date, time and pages viewed).
Further data is also collected about each access to our website (so-called server log files). These include: Name of the retrieved file, transferred data volume, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), and the requesting provider.
There is no personal utilization. This data shall not be merged with other data sources.
We reserve the right to conduct statistical analysis of anonymous data records.
Integration of services and contents of third parties
It may happen that third-party content, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are integrated into this online service.
This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) use the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We make every effort to use only the content whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. However, we have no influence on whether the third party providers store the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. As far as this is known to us, we inform the users about it.
During an online session, text information is collected in cookies and stored in a special file in ASCII format (cookie.txt) on the user’s hard drive. The WWW browser of the user controls where the cookie is stored by the user. Cookies are pieces of information that are sent back to the server during the next online visit. They can be read only by the server that previously stored them.
It is generally possible to use our services without cookies. The majority of browsers are set up so that you accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set up your browser so that it informs you as soon as cookies are sent.
Note about Google Analytics
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activities for Hirsch Technik, Entwicklungs-und Handels-GmbH, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Pseudonymous usage profiles of users may be created from the processed data in this respect. Google may also pass this information on to third parties if this is legally prescribed or if third parties process this information on Google’s behalf.
We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymisation. This means that the IP address of the user is first truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other Member States of the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will not link the IP address transferred by the user’s browser with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the online service by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Further information on the use of data for advertising purposes by Google, as well as setting and objection options can be found on the Google websites:
“Google’s use of information about your use of our partners’ websites or apps.”
“Advertising / Cookies / Other Advertising Technologies”
“You decide for yourself what Google Advertising shows you.”
By using this website, you declare your agreement to Google’s processing of the data recorded by Google about you in the previously described manner and for the previously stated purpose.
Data of minors
Children and persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to Hirsch Technik, Entwicklungs- und Handels-GmbH without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children and persons under the age of 18, do not collect it, and do not pass it on to third parties.
Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. We do not have influence on how their operators adhere to data protection regulations.
Kindly take note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., communication by email) may be associated with security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to protect the data completely against access by third parties. We recommend sending confidential information by post.
Questions and comments
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments on the subject of data protection, please contact the person responsible at Hirsch Technik, Entwicklungs-und Handels-GmbH by email: info(a)hirsch-technik.de
The rapid development of the Internet requires adjustments to our data protection information from time to time. We reserve the right to adapt it to changed legal situations or to changes in our services if necessary. You will be informed about the changes at this point. We would like to request you to read up about this regularly when you visit our website.