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Data Privacy Declaration

§1 Information on the collection of personal data and provider identification

(1) In what follows, we inform you about the collection of personal data during your use of this website. Personal data is data that can be used to identify you. This includes information such as your name, postal address, e-mail addresses and user behaviour.

(2) The service provider as per §13 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and responsible party as per §3 subpara. 7 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is HASCO Hasenclever GmbH + Co KG, Römerweg 4, 58513 Lüdenscheid, Germany. See our Imprint on this.


§2 Rights to information and revocation

(1) You are entitled, at any time, to request information from us on the data that has been stored about you, and on its origin, the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the data has been disclosed, and the purpose of storage.

(2) If you have given your consent to the use of your data, you may withdraw this consent at any time.

(3) Any requests for information or revocations regarding the processing of your data should be sent by e-mail to portal@hasco.com.


§3 Data security

We deploy up-to-date technical measures to guarantee data security and, in particular, to protect your personal data from risks during data transmission and to prevent third parties from gaining access to it. These measures are updated as necessary to represent the current state of the art.


§4 Collection of personal data during use for information purposes

(1) If you are using the website solely to obtain information, i.e. if you have not logged on, registered or otherwise conveyed information to us, we do not collect any data, with the exception of the data sent to us by your browser to enable you to visit the website. This data is:

    – IP address

    – Date and time of request

    – Time zone difference compared with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

    – Content of the request (specific page)

    – Access status/HTTP status code

    – Volume of data transmitted

    – Website issuing the request

    – Browser

    – Operating system and its interface

    – Language and version of browser software.

(2) Cookies are also stored on your computer when you use the website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive, associated with the browser you are using, and through which certain information flows to the entity placing the cookies (to us, in this case).  Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make an internet offering more user-friendly and efficient overall.

We use cookies so that we can identify you next time you visit us, if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you would have to log in again each time.

a) This website uses cookies as follows:

    – transient cookies (temporary use)

    – persistent cookies (time-limited use)

    – [third-party cookies (from third-party providers)]

    – [flash cookies (permanent use)].

b) Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close the browser. These include session cookies, in particular. Session cookies store a so-called session ID that can be used to allocate different requests from your browser during the shared session. In this way, your computer can be recognised again when you return to the website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a pre-specified time, which can differ according to the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in your browser's security settings.

d) You can configure your browser setting as you require and refuse to accept third-party cookies or, indeed, any cookies at all, for example. You should, however, be aware that this may prevent you from using all the functions of this website.

[e) The flash cookies used are not captured by your browser but by your flash plug-in. Flash plug-ins save the necessary data independently of the browser used and do not have an automatic expiry date. If you do not wish the flash cookies to be processed, you must install the corresponding add-on, such as "Better Privacy" for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome.]

[(3) This stored information is saved separately from any other data submitted to us. The cookie data, in particular, is not associated with your other data.


§5 Use of our web shop for business customers

Our web shop is intended solely for use by business customers. To be able to order items, you must first set up a customer account in which your data is saved for future purchases. The mandatory details required for processing the contracts are specially marked. Other details are voluntary. When you set up an account, the data you specify for that purpose will be stored, but may be revoked.


§6 Newsletter

(1) We employ the double opt-in method for subscribing to our Newsletter. This means that, when you enter your e-mail address, we send an e-mail to that address asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the Newsletter. If you confirm that you wish to receive the Newsletter, we store your e-mail address until you unsubscribe from the Newsletter. Your address is stored solely for the purpose of sending the Newsletter to you. In addition, when you subscribe and confirm your subscription, we save your IP addresses and the time so as to prevent any abuse of your personal data.

(2) The personal data is used solely for personalising the Newsletter. This data is also deleted in its entirety when you unsubscribe.

(3) You can unsubscribe from the Newsletter at any time. To unsubscribe, you can click on the link provided in each Newsletter e-mail, send an e-mail to info@hasco.com or send notification to the contact data set out in the Imprint. The data you enter will not be passed on to third parties.

(4) Please note that, when we send out the Newsletter, we evaluate your user behaviour. For this evaluation, the e-mails we send out contain so-called web-beacons, which are also known as tracking pixels. These are single-pixel image files that link to our website and enable us to analyse user behaviour. This is done by capturing the data set out in §4 and using web-beacons that are allocated to your e-mail address and associated with a unique ID. Using the data obtained in this way, we compile a user profile so that we can provide you with a Newsletter tailored to your interests. We record the time you read our Newsletter and the links you click in it and, from this, derive your personal interests, We link this data to your actions on our website. You can object to this tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link provided in each e-mail or notifying us via the contact channels set out in Paragraph (3). Tracking of this type is also not possible if you have deactivated the display of pictures as the default in your e-mail program. In this case, however, the Newsletter will not be displayed in full and you may not be able to use all the functions. If you have the pictures displayed manually, the above-mentioned tracking function will be switched on.


§7 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, allowing the website to analyse your use of the site. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website will normally be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated by Google from within a member state of the European Union or from within any other country which is party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with other services relating to website use and internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser during the use of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data that is generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) for Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

You will find more information on this at
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
(general information on Google Analytics and privacy). We would like to draw your attention to the fact that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "gat._anonymizeIp();" to guarantee the anonymous capture of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).


§8 Integration of the services of third parties

Our website uses plug-ins for the YouTube page operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server is informed of which of our web pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to allocate your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

You will find further information on the handling of user data in the YouTube Privacy Policy https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy


§9 Data privacy officer

You can contact our data privacy officer as follows:

Michaela Dötsch