We thank you for your visit to our website, www.hatzconsult.com, and your interest in our company and our offers. To optimize our web presence, we have routed the three domains, www.hatzconsult.de, www.hatzconsult.at, and www.hatzconsult.eu, to the central domain and main website, www.hatzconsult.com.
The protection of your personal data, in connection with its collection and processing of use on the occasion of your visit to our Internet pages, is an important concern for us. The collection, processing, and use of your personal data takes place within the scope of the statutory provisions of which you may, for instance, obtain information from the website www.bfd.bund.de.
The processing of your data takes place under German law and in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), known as “Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO)” in German and hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”.
Our website contains links to other websites owned and operated by third parties. If you use these links, you leave our website. These links are provided for convenience and informational purposes only. Despite careful control of their contents, we do not assume any liability for external links to third party websites. The links do not constitute an endorsement or approval by HatzConsult of any of the products, services, or opinions of the corporation, organization, or individual. HatzConsult bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external sites or subsequent links, as it has no control over the contents of any linked website.
This also applies for logos on our website which are linked to websites owned and operated by third parties. Throughout our website, we display logos of customers, partners, and other companies which are part of our network. Those logos are linked to the respective customer’s or partner’s website. If you click on the logos and use these links, you leave our website and we do not assume any liability for external links to such third party websites.
We consider any user coming to our website to be a “visitor”. As we do not offer online purchases, we refer not to “customers” but to “visiting users”, hereinafter referred to with the standardized term “visitor”.
In the following, we explain which information we record on the occasion of your visit to our website and how the information is used.
1. Collection and Storage of Personal Data and the Nature and Purpose of Their Use
a) When visiting the website
Whenever a visitor visits our website, the Internet browser used on your device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in what is called a Server Log File.
The following data is collected in this connection and stored, without any action on your part, until the time of automatic deletion:
- the IP address of the accessing computer as well as the device’s ID or individual device identifier and type of device,
- the name of the retrieved file and the transmitted data volume, as well as the date and time of the retrieval,
- the report on the successful retrieval,
- the accessing domain,
- the description of the type of Internet browser used and the operating system of your device, as well as the name of your access provider, and
- your browser history data as well as your default web log information.
We do not collect any location data; no third-party provider is commissioned by us to do so. However, kindly be informed that as per the default settings of your device, a rough location can always be determined from its IP address. Depending on the type of device, you can change the location settings in the device settings.
The above-mentioned data is stored on the web server for seven days. Our justified interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR is based on the following purposes:
- ensuring the smooth establishment of a connection and comfortable use of the website,
- analysis of system security and system stability, and
- other administrative purposes.
b) When using our contact form
Should you have questions of any kind, we offer you the possibility to contact us via a contact form provided on our website. In this connection, the specification of at least your salutation, title, given name, surname, and a valid email address is required so that we can determine who sent the inquiry and are able to answer it. Further information, such as a phone number, may be provided on a voluntary basis.
The data processing for the purpose of establishing contact with us takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily granted consent.
The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically erased after the inquiry you have sent us has been answered.
If you do not wish to use the contact form on our website, you can alternatively contact us by e-mail address via email@example.com. In that case, your personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored. It is used exclusively for processing the conversation and will not be passed on to third parties.
2. Disclosure of Personal Data
No transmission of your data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below will take place.
We disclose your data to third parties only if:
- you gave your express consent to such disclosure (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR),
- it is required for the performance of contracts in which you are a party (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR),
- there is a legal obligation to disclose the data (Art. 6 para.1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR), or
- the disclosure is required for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR).
In these cases, the volume of the disclosed data is however restricted to the necessary minimum.
Our data protection and data privacy provisions are in compliance with the applicable provisions of data protection legislation of the Federal Republic of Germany and the EU. We process the data only in the EU; however, we also work with third parties who may process the data outside the EU. All third parties with whom we work are listed in this privacy polic
3. Rights of Data Subjects
Upon your request, we would be pleased to inform you whether and which of your personal data are stored with regard to your person (Art. 15 GDPR), in particular for the purposes of processing; the category of personal data; the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed; the intended storage period; the existence of the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection; the existence of the right to lodge complaints; the origins of your data if they were not collected by us; and the existence of automated individual decision-making, including profiling.
You also have the right to both rectify any incorrectly collected personal data and have incompletely collected data completed (Art. 16 GDPR).
Moreover, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your data by us if the legal prerequisites are fulfilled (Art. 18 GDPR).
You have the right to receive any personal data that concerns you in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format or to demand transmission of the data to another controller (Art. 20 GDPR).
Moreover, you have the Right to be forgotten”, i.e., you are entitled to demand that we erase your personal data as soon as the legal prerequisites for such erasure are fulfilled (Art. 17 GDPR).
Irrespective of the above, your personal data will automatically be erased by us when the purpose of the data collection no longer exists, or the data processing has been unlawful.
In accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to revoke your consent given to us at any time. As a consequence, we will not be permitted to continue the processing of data that was performed on this basis in the future.
You, in addition, have the right to object at any time against the processing of your personal data if a right to object is provided for by law. In the event of a legally valid objection, your personal data will also be automatically erased by us (Art. 21 GDPR). If you wish to avail yourself of your right to revocation or objection, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event of any violations of the provisions of data protection legislation, you are able, in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority. This competent supervisory authority is either the Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit / Data Protection Officer for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Hessen (https://datenschutz.hessen.de/), Postfach 3163, 65021 Wiesbaden, Germany, email@example.com, or any other supervisory authority.
4. Duration of Data Storage
The collected data are stored by us for as long as necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected or as long as you have not exercised your right to erasure or to transfer the data to another company. As for the server log files, data are deleted after seven days.
5. Captcha and Honeypot
To protect your inquiries via the contact form, we use Captcha and Honeypot. These programs are used to differentiate whether the query is made by a human being or is misused through automated, mechanical processing. With the programs used by us, no personal data are passed on to the respective operator.
6. Google Web Fonts and Font Awesome
This website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google Inc. for the standardized illustration of fonts. When you visit our website, your browser loads the required web fonts from Google and Fonticons into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the Google and Fonticons servers. This will allow Google and Fonticons to ensure that your IP address has been used to access our website. The use of these web fonts is in the interest of a consistent and appealing presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
If your browser does not support the display of web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
For more information about Google’s web fonts, visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and read Google’s privacy statement at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
7. Links to our Internet Presence in Social Networks
We have integrated links to our Internet presence in social networks (such as LinkedIn and Xing) on our website, which can be reached by clicking the respective buttons on our website.
We would like to point out in this connection that these are only links that redirect you to our Internet presence in the respective social network; these are not so-called plug-ins that enable you, for instance, to “share” or “like” information on our website in the respective network. As far as we know, it is technically not feasible for the above-mentioned social network to collect personal data on our website by means of this mere linkage. Regarding the purpose and scope of the data collection made by each network, you may wish to consult the data privacy information of the relevant network.
8. Data Security and Data Privacy
We endeavor to take any and all necessary technical and organizational security measures to store your personal data in such a way that they are not accessible by third parties or the general public. Should you wish to contact us by e-mail, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that, when using this means of communication, the confidentiality of the transmitted information cannot be ensured in full. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information exclusively by postal mail.
9. Contact Details of Those Responsible for the Processing of the Data
The controller with regard to compliance with data protection legislation is HatzConsult GmbH, Rossmarkt 21, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
If you have any questions about data protection or you want to exercise rights or claims with regard to your personal data, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 13, 2019