Privacy Notice

We are pleased to welcome you to the website of H+E and thank you for your interest in our company. We take the protection of your private data seriously. The protection of your privacy in the processing of personal data is an important concern for us, which we take into account in our business processes.

We have therefore prepared these notes and information about our data processing, in which we explain our handling of your data and the rights you have under the Data Protection Act.

We reserve the right to change the content from time to time. It is therefore advisable to read our notes on data processing periodically.

 

Responsible for Data Processing

Responsible for data processing is:

H+E GmbH
Ruppmannstr. 33 b
70565 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 7866-380
E-Mail: info@he-water.com

Our data protection officer can be reached at the above mentioned address or under the following e-mail:

datenschutz@he-water.com

Anonymous Data Collection

You can always visit our website without telling us who you are.

Each time you visit our website, the following information is automatically stored by the web server:

- browser type and version
- the operating system used
- URL of the previously visited page
- anonymised IP address of the accessing computer
- time of the server request

This information may be evaluated for statistical purposes, but the individual user remains anonymous. A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done.

Contact Form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. The processing and use of this data is confidential and earmarked in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other statutory provisions on data protection. We will not share this information without your consent.

Please note that the transmission of the data is not encrypted and therefore no confidential information should be sent via the contact form.

Cookies

H+E’s websites use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure.

Cookies are stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser in order to get informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Use of Google Analytics

Our websites use Google Analytics, an internet analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). This uses so-called cookies, which are stored on your computer and allows an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie about your use of this website (including your anonymised IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google Inc. in the United States.

Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services related to website and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required by law or when third parties process this information on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google Inc. data. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the aforementioned purposes.

We would like to point out that our website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIP ()", so that IP addresses are only recorded in a shortened form, thus excluding direct personal relationships. You may opt-out of data collection, processing and use at any time by using the following browser extension with effect for the future: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

Use of Piwik

This website uses the open source web analytics service Piwik. This uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before saving.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.

If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can disable the storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie is deposited in your browser that prevents Piwik from saving usage data. If you delete your cookies, this will also result in the Piwik opt-out cookie being deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated when visiting our site again

Purpose and Legal Basis of the Processing

We process your personal data in compliance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and all other relevant laws (e.g. German Telemedia Act etc.).


First and foremost, the data processing is used to answer your questions; a legal basis is given by your separate consent in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 a) i.V.m. Art. 7 DS-GVO as data protection regulation.

Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties

Within our organisation, only those individuals and entities receive their personal data, who need it to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations.

In addition, we may transfer your personal data to other recipients outside the company to the extent necessary, in order to fulfill its contractual and legal obligations.

Your Privacy Rights

You can request information regarding stored data about your person under the above-mentioned address. In addition, under certain circumstances, you may request the correction or deletion of your data. You may continue to have the right to restrict the processing of your data and to have the right to disclose the data you provide in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

Right of Objection

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes without giving reasons. If we process your data in order to safeguard legitimate interests, you can object to this processing for reasons that arise from your particular situation. We will then no longer process your personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is intended to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Revocation of Consent

If you give us your consent - based on Article 6 (1) a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR - on the use, processing and transmission of your personal data for marketing purposes (e.g. electronic newsletters or submission of offers, use of Google Analytics), you can revoke them at any time without observing a specific form or deadline with effect for the future. In addition, as far as we use your data in a legally permissible framework, e.g. for postal marketing measures, you can object to this use.

Right of Appeal

You have the option of complaining to the above-mentioned Data Protection Officer or to a data protection supervisory authority. The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Postfach 10 29 32
70025 Stuttgart

Duration of Data Storage

We will delete your personal information as soon as it is no longer necessary for the above purposes. After termination of the business relationship, your personal data will be stored as long as we are legally obliged to do so. This is regularly the result of legal proof and retention obligations, which are regulated inter alia in the Commercial Code and the Tax Code. The storage periods are thereafter up to ten years. In addition, personal data may be retained for the period in which claims can be asserted against us (statutory limitation period of three or thirty years).

Data Transmission to a Third Country

Your data will not be transferred to a third country.

Are you required to provide your data?

In order to process your inquiries, we need your contact details, otherwise we are unable to contact you.

Automated case-by-case decisions or profiling measures

An automated individual decision or profiling measures does not take place.

Data Security

We secure our website and other systems by technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons.

Links to Other Websites

Our websites contain links to other websites. We have no control over the fact that the operators of other websites comply with the data protection regulations. We are responsible as a provider of own content according to the general laws. From these own contents, links to the content provided by other providers are to be distinguished. We do not accept any responsibility for third-party content provided via links to use and do not adopt its content as its own. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and especially for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information presented, the provider of the page to which reference was made is liable.

Links to Other Websites

If you have further questions about privacy, please contact us. For questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, correction, blocking or deletion of data and revocation of granted consent, please contact:

H+E GmbH
Michael Biesinger
Ruppmannstr. 33 b
70565 Stuttgart
Tel: +49 711 7866-380