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Privacy Policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data that can be used to identify you personally. Please refer to our Data Privacy Statement under this text for more details on the subject of data protection.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Its contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

Your data is collected if you disclose it to us. This could, for example, be 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 the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What are your rights regarding your data?

You have the right – at any time and free of charge – to obtain information on the origin and recipients of personal data concerning you and the purpose for which it is stored. You also have the right to demand that your data be rectified, blocked or erased. If you have further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time under the address stated in the imprint. You also have a right to lodge complaints with the responsible supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and tools of third-party providers

You browsing behaviour is analysed statistically when you visit our website. That is mainly done using cookies and analytics programs. Your browsing behaviour is usually analysed anonymously and cannot be traced back to you. You can object to such analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find details of that in the following Data Privacy Statement.

You can object to your data being analysed. We will inform you of ways you can do that in this Data Privacy Statement.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and handle it in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this Data Privacy Statement.

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

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security risks. It is impossible to ensure absolute protection of data against unauthorised access by third parties.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website / Controller

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Hoffmann GmbH Maschinenbau
Mergelgrube 5 | 76646 Bruchsal-Helmsheim

Telefon: +49 7251 9544-0
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The responsible party is the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of processing personal data (such as names, email addresses, etc.).

Withdrawal of your consent to processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw any consent you have given at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before you withdrew it.

Right to lodge complaints with regulatory supervisory authority

The data subject has a right to lodge complaints with the responsible supervisory authority if he/she considers there has been a violation of data protection law. The responsible data protection supervisory authority is the Data Protection Commissioner of the German state in which our company is headquartered. You can find a list 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.

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive data we process automatically on the basis of your consent or to perform a contract, or to have it transferred to a third party, in a commonly used machine-readable format. If you ask for your data to transferred directly to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or 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 if the padlock icon is displayed in the bar.

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

Access to, information on, blocking and erasure of data

Under prevailing statutory provisions, you have the right – at any time and free of charge – to have access to and obtain information on the personal data we store concerning you, its origin and recipients, and the purpose for which it is processed. You also have a right to demand that your data be rectified, blocked or erased, if applicable. If you have further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time under the address stated in the imprint.

Objection to advertising mail

We hereby expressly prohibit the contact data we are obliged to publish on our website from being used to send us unsolicited advertising or information material. The operators of the website explicitly reserve the right to take legal action against anyone sending them unsolicited advertising material, e.g. in the form of spam e-mails.

3. Data collection on our website

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 are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser when you visit our website again.

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 an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your surfing behaviour) 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-adress

These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of the data transmitted via the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO). You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The information you provide in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or delete the purpose for data storage (for example, after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The input data will only be used for the purpose of using the respective site or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject your registration.

To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes, we will use the email address specified during registration.

We will process the data provided during registration only based on your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

4. Social media

Facebook plugins (Like & Share button)

On our pages plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the "Like-Button" ("Like") on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook's privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Twitter Plugin

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our sites. These features are available through Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. https://twitter.com/privacy.

For more information, see the privacy policy of Twitter at https://twitter.com/account/settings

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in Account Settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

LinkedIn Plugin

Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. Provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.

Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, it connects to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click LinkedIn's "Recommend Button" and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn.

For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy statement at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING Plugin

Our website uses functions of the network XING. Provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time you visit one of our sites that contains XING features, it will connect to XING servers. A storage of personal data is not done to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behaviour is evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING's privacy policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as in a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please visit the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

6. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we need a valid e-mail address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

We will therefore process any data you enter into the contact form only with your consent in accordance with (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and e-mail 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, when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members' area) remain unaffected.

7. Plugins und Tools

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 is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behaviour 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 the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

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

When you call up a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection with Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of 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 is 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 website uses the Google Maps map service via an API. This service 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 website has no influence on this data transfer.

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

Further information about handling user data can be found in the privacy policy of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Status and update of this data privacy statement

This data privacy statement has the status of May 25, 2018. We reserve the right to update the data privacy statement at the appropriate time and to improve data protection and / or adapt it to changes in accordance with in regulatory practice or jurisdiction.

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