We are delighted about your visit of our website and your interest in our company, our products, and services. Transparency with regards to data protection and data security for our website users, customers, employees and partners is a matter of paramount concern. We take the protection of your personal data in our business processes very seriously. For the further visit of our website, we would like to hereby inform you about which data we store at what process during your visit and in what way they are used -– naturally in compliance with the German Federal Data Protection Act.
1. Who is responsible for protection of your data?
We, the company Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Descostraße 3-11, D-76307 Karlsbad, Germany, are responsible for the processing and security of all data collected through operation of this website in compliance with the German Federal Data Protection Act. All (mobile) applications referring to this Data Privacy Statement are also subject to data processing by us.
In general, it is not required for you to provide personal data for using this website. However, it may be required to specify personal data for individual services, in order for us to be able to properly provide these services. To this end, we collect, use and process personal data about you. Naturally, that will only be done in compliance with the legal provisions, to the extent required, and only when you have given your consent. We particularly respect the basic principles of data reduction and data economy.
2. What data will be stored about you?
2.1 Anonymous data collection
As soon as you access our website, our web servers automatically record information of a general nature. These include
- the type of web browser and the operating system used;
- the domain name of the internet service provider;
- the IP address of the computer used;
- the website from which you accessed our site;
- the pages of our website that you access, as well as the date and duration of your visit.
The items stated above are all information that will not allow any identification of your person. We or third parties engaged by us will only evaluate the data for statistical purposes and only in an anonymous form for optimization of our website, for improvement of its user-friendliness, effectiveness and security.
We use so-called “Cookies” in various sections of our website. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer or mobile device by the web browser used. Cookies do not cause any damage on your computer and do not contain viruses; they are automatically deleted upon expiry. Some cookies expire when you exit your current internet session, others will be stored for a specific period.
2.3 Where and how is your data collected and processed?
In addition to the automatically recorded data, we also process data that you provide voluntarily. We currently collect the following data by using the specified tools set out below:
Contact and other forms: Your name, email address, postal address, phone number, the subject and message of your email so that we can contact you in case of questions or to provide information on your request.
We assume that you provide all data voluntarily when using our contact forms. The stated data are only used for the purposes specified in this data privacy statement. Item 9 provides information on your rights, for example on the options to object against the processing of data or on the possibilities to rectify your personal data.
3. For what purpose are your data used?
3.1 Contact form:
Your personal data is required for us to be able to respond to your request and to contact you. The data will be used only to fulfill your request. They will not be used for any other purpose, unless you have given your consent or we are lawfully authorized to do so.
3.2 Registration for seminars
We offer different trainings and seminars on our website, for which you may register online. We will use your data to inform you about the contents of the seminar and the schedule or to be able to perform any billing.
3.3 Download of data
Our website offers the option to gain access to different information materials. You need to register to use this download option. We will use your personal data to provide you with information and offers according to your exact needs.
3.4 Data use for our purposes
If you have provided us with your personal data in connection with an advertising campaign, an event, a (mobile) application, etc., we may send you emails or other messages that relate to the service you requested (for more information see item 9).
If you have already provided your personal data during the purchase of a product or service, we will inform you about similar products and services by email. You can revoke this type of information at any time and free of charge. You only need to click on the link provided in the email or message (for more information see item 9).
4. With whom do we share your data?
The protection of your personal data is a matter of paramount concern to us. Therefore, any information that you make available to us by using the forms on our website is stored on servers in Germany. This data can only be accessed by the competent parties within our company for the purpose of responding to your requests and wishes. We will not sell, rent, or make available your data in any other way to third parties. The transfer of personal data to governmental institutions and authorities shall only take place under mandatory national rules and regulations. Our employees are under the obligation to comply with strictest confidentiality and nondisclosure rules, such as data secrecy and telecommunications secrecy, among others.
5. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”; i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your usage of this website. The information generated by cookies with regard to your usage of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is activated on this website, so that your IP address will be shortened by Google in the member states of the European Union or in contracting member states of the agreement on the European Economic Area prior to their transfer. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use these pieces of information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide further services to the website operator in association with website usage and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser through Google Analytics will not be associated with other Google data. You may prevent cookies from being stored on your device by an appropriate setting of your browser software. However, we hereby inform you that in such a case it may not be possible for you to use all functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, it is possible for you to prevent that the data generated by the cookie referring to your website usage (incl. your IP address) be transferred to Google and be processed by Google, by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in provided at the following link.
You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An Opt-Out cookie will be placed on your computer which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
6. How do we protect your data?
To ensure the security of your data on our website and our systems, we operate appropriate technical and organizational measures to properly protect your data from loss, destruction, unauthorized access, and manipulation. These measures are subject to continuous development and advancement in accordance with the respective state of the art.
7. What are your rights to information and of objection?
Upon request, we are happy to give you written information about the kind and extent of your personal data that are stored with us. In the event that incorrect information has been stored despite our constant efforts with regards to the up-to-date status and correctness of your data, we will be happy to correct them. Under certain circumstances you have the right to blocking and erasure of your personal data stored with us.
If you generally wish to not receive any kind of advertising information or offers, neither by post, email, SMS, fax or phone, or if you wish to object to a consent you have given, you can contact us by mail or by email, at any time. In the event that we have doubts about your identity we might request clarifying information (e.g. masked copy of your ID card, providing first name, last name, address, and date of birth). In case of questions with regards to processing of your personal data at Herrmann Ultraschall, for ideas or complaints, please contact our data protection officer. Please send an email or a letter by mail to the given addresses:
Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG
8. When will changes of the Data Privacy Statement be implemented?
Our data privacy statement is revised and updated in regular intervals to comply with the legal rules and regulations for data protection as amended. Updates and revisions will be published on our website from time to time. In this way, you can obtain information on the currently applicable version.
Last updated: 16.02.2018