Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by Hillesheim GmbH, Am Haltepunkt 12, D-68753 Waghäusel. Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.
Access to the website and the website stored files can be logged for internal system-related purposes. This does not store the IP address from which the page request is coming. A personal user profile cannot be created.
Contact, catalog order
When contacting us via our forms on our website, we collect personal information from you. Mandatory fields are required and must be completed for a reasonable settlement. The entered details will be sent directly to us via unencrypted e-mail. Since no encryption takes place no confidential information should be transmitted by this way. For sensitive data, please use other means (eg mail delivery) to contact us. By submitting your information you consent to the collection, processing and use of your data.
We use the newsletter software from the CleverReach service provider to create and manage our newsletters. Through the newsletter, we send information about products and news concerning the company Hillesheim GmbH. The required data of the newsletter recipients are hosted on a server of CleverReach, in an area where we have password-protected access. The terms and conditions of CleverReach, which you can read under www.cleverreach.de, are the contractual basis between us and CleverReach. Accordingly, it is assured that CleverReach neither accesses the data of the newsletter recipients nor uses them in any other way. The newsletter software from the service provider CleverReach analyzes the range of the respective newsletters to ensure that the mails actually reach the recipient. The individual patterns of behavior that are recognizable are only used for a statistical evaluation of success of the newsletter and are in no way passed on to third parties or used for other purposes. By using the newsletters you agree to the data processing by CleverReach to the extent indicated.
Use and Disclosure
The personal data provided by you is only used to respond to your inquiry and for technical administration. Disclosure of your personal data to third parties (eg suppliers, etc.) only takes place where it is necessary to process your request or order processing. In addition, there is only a transfer of your data to third parties with your permission or to comply with legal requirements.
Use of Google Analytics with anonymization
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google". Google Analytics employs so-called "cookies", text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google's location in the US and stored there. We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization feature on our website. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website- and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent this data is processed by third parties on Google´s behalf. Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
Google also offers a disabling option for the most common browsers, thus providing you with greater control over the data which is collected and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no information regarding your website visit is transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the activation does not prevent the transmission of information to us or to any other web analytics services we may use. For more information about the disabling option provided by Google, and how to enable this option, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Use of Google-Adwords
For purposes of promotion, our website also employs the Google ad tool "Google-Adwords". As part of this, our website employs the analysis service "Conversion-Tracking" from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google". If you access our site by way of a Google ad, a cookie is placed on your computer. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores to your computer. These so-called "conversion cookies" cease to be active after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally. If you visit certain pages of our website while the cookie is still active, we and Google know that you, as user, have clicked on ads placed on Google and were redirected to our site. Google uses the information obtained through "conversion cookies" to compile statistics for our website. These statistics tell us the total number of users who have clicked on our ad as well as which pages of our site were then accessed by each user. However, neither we nor other advertisers who use "Google-Adwords" receive any kind of information that can be used to personally identify users.
The use of Google Remarketing
You can disable this feature by making the appropriate settings under http://www.google.com/settings/ads
On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.