Privacy Policy

The following privacy notices apply to this website. Should websites from third parties be accessible from our website via hyperlinks, our privacy policy does not affect these linked websites.

For the processing of your personal data, the controller in the sense of data protection law is the company specified in the imprint.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer at datenschutz(at) or privacy(at)

Processing of personal data

Personal data is processed through the following functions of the blog:

  • Contacting us by e-mail
  • Subscribing to the HIMA Smart Safety Update
  • Google Web Fonts

In order for you to access the webpages and to comply with data protection requirements, usage data is automatically recorded on the web server (including IP address, time of access, file accessed, amount of data transferred, form and mail content, connection data, etc.). Data is stored to ensure IT security and that our systems are protected.

All data is processed only for the purpose for which they were deployed to us. Any further processing will be in accordance with legal requirements, e.g. when subcontracting, submitting to public authorities or other transfers to third parties.

We will delete your personal data if the purpose for which you provided us with your information is fulfilled or done, and if we are not legally entitled or required to continue to store it. Applicant information is automatically deleted in the application tool 6 months after completing the application process.


Any processing of your personal data that goes beyond this privacy policy is only possible if you have given us your consent to do so. On our website you have the opportunity to grant such explicit consent. As part of your consent, you will be provided with additional information about the processing of your data.

Smart Safety Update

If you subscribe to our Smart Safety Update, you agree that HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH as well as their current and future national companies (hereinafter collectively "HIMA") can store and evaluate the data specified during registration, changes in this regard (eg name, address) and your user behavior in the sent information and that this information can be assigned to your person or your e-mail address.

The evaluation of your user behavior includes in particular on which areas of the e-mailings you are staying, which links you are using there and which downloads you have made. The information obtained will be used by HIMA for market research, analysis and marketing purposes and you will be contacted by mail, e-mail and / or telephone for these purposes to inform you about HIMA's products and services.


Cookies are also used in conjunction with our internet services. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on the hard disk of your computer via the browser. They manage the internet connection during your visit or during later visits to our webpages and therefore make the visit more convenient (including language setting). We also use cookies to analyze data traffic (see Google Analytics section).

Cookies that ensure the functionality of the website will be automatically saved. Upon visiting our website, a popup window will ask you if you authorize the use of cookies. Cookies for data analysis are not created until you have given your consent. You can revoke permission relating to the use of cookies by deleting the cookies from your memory in any browser you have used.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the relevant settings in your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to make use of the full functionality of this website.

Usage Analysis on our website

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Web Analytics service from Google Inc. ("Google").

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()". Google shortens the IP addresses within Member States of the European Union as well as within other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. A direct transfer of personal data in the context of further processing can thus be excluded. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the provider of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services related to the use of the website and the Internet against the website operator. The IP address submitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You may prevent Google from gathering data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address). You can also stop Google processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link:

Google Analytics is used in accordance with the requirements that the German data protection authorities have agreed to with Google.

Third-party information:

Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

Terms of service:

Overview Privacy Policy:

Privacy Policy:

Facebook Page

We run a company profile on the social network Facebook. Facebook is operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. On this Facebook Page, we want to interact with our customers, prospects, and users and share information on our services. In accordance with Article 26, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR, we are joint controllers together with Facebook for the processing of data collected from a visit to our Page. The resulting obligations are specified in the Page Insights Controller Addendum, which is a mutual arrangement between Facebook and us. This arrangement can be viewed here:

Facebook provides us with aggregated data (known as “Facebook Insights”) so that we can analyze how you have engaged with our Page. These Insights do not contain any personal data. As operators of the Page, we have no access to personal data. We cannot view or retrieve the information gathered during your visit to Facebook. We cannot identify individuals from the data available to us, and we do not create profiles of individual users.

We use user statistics to optimize our Page for various purposes, including improving the customer experience, market research, and advertising. Cookies are placed on the user’s computer to enable the analysis of statistics. According to Facebook, these cookies are only used to identify you and improve your browsing experience on the Page. Facebook states that it will delete or anonymize cookies and cookie information within 90 days. To our knowledge, entries on the local computers of non-Facebook members will not be made.

We process your personal data collected in connection with a visit to our Facebook Page for the purpose of legitimate interests (Article 6, Paragraph 1, lit f GDPR) to be able to effectively inform users and communicate with you. However, data is also processed outside the EU or the EEA, in particular on Facebook servers in the US. This creates additional data protection risks. In the US, the enforcement of the rights of data subjects is considerably more complicated. Nevertheless, data transfers to the US are subject to the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1250, also known as the EU–US Privacy Shield. Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield framework and is obligated to provide an adequate level of protection. If data is transferred to the US in joint responsibility with Facebook, this is done on the basis of Article 45 GDPR.

Our mutual arrangement with Facebook states that Facebook agrees to take primary responsibility for the processing of Insights Data. Facebook therefore agrees to take primary responsibility to comply with all applicable obligations under the GDPR with respect to the processing of Insights Data, including, but not limited to, Articles 13 and 14 GDPR, and assumes primary responsibility for safeguarding your rights as a data subject. Requests for information and the assertion of other data subject rights can be obtained most quickly from Facebook itself, as only Facebook has access to user data, as described above. We advise users of our Facebook Page to visit to exercise their rights according to Article 12 GDPR, the right to erasure under Article 17 GDPR, the right to restrict processing under Article 18 GDPR, the right to object to processing under Article 21 GDPR, and the right of access under Article 15 GDPR. If you require any help, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact details published on this page.

For more information concerning how Facebook processes and uses data, visit More information specific to Page Insights data can be found at Information regarding privacy settings and your rights to object or opt-out can be found at and

Google Web Fonts

On this website, external fonts, Google Fonts, are used. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. (“Google”). The integration of these web fonts is carried out through a server, usually a Google server in the USA. Thereby the information about which of our internet pages you visited will be transmitted to the server. The visitor’s terminal browser’s IP-address will also be documented by Google. You can find more information about Google’s data protection notice here:

IT Security

To secure all data stored by us, we use technical security elements to protect your information from possible damage, loss and unauthorized access. The safety measures are regularly updated and improved with the constant technical development.

Due to a restrictive allocation of access rights, your data transmitted to us are only accessible to the group of persons required for the fulfillment of the purpose.

The visit to our website takes place via an encrypted SSL connection. This protects your activities from unauthorized access.

Your rights

In accordance to article 15 DSGVO, you have a right to information regarding the personal data stored about you. In addition, you have the right to transfer, correct, restrict and delete data as well as to withdraw a previously granted consent (Article 16-21 DSGVO). In addition, there is a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority.

You have the right to withdraw to the processing of personal data concerning you. If you withdraw, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we are legally obliged to do so or can prove compelling reasons for processing.

The assertion of all mentioned rights is basically free of charge for you and can be done in free form. Please contact the controller for exercising your rights at the adress in the imprint. For further questions please contact our data protection officer.