Imprint &
Data Protection

Imprint & Data Protection

HOEHNER RESEARCH & CONSULTING GROUP GmbH
Adenauerallee 134
D-53113 Bonn

CEO
Markus A.W. Hoehner

Trade Register AG Bonn HRB 9226
VAT Number: DE 205-5123-0631

Phone +49(0)228-249 66-0
Fax +49(0)228-249 66-11

welcome@hrcg.eu
www.hrcg.eu

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HOEHNER RESEARCH & CONSULTING GROUP GmbH permanently reviews and updates the information published on this website. Despite all attention, data may have changed meanwhile. That is why we cannot assume liability or guarantee for the actuality, validity and completeness of the provided information. This also applies to all other websites that are referred to via hyperlink. HOEHNER RESEARCH & CONSULTING GROUP GmbH is not responsible for the contents of these websites. We reserve the right to change or update provided information anytime.

Privacy policy

In the following, the data protection regulations of Hoehner Research & Consulting Group GmbH, hereinafter referred to as HRCG, are explained.

  1. Subject of the data protection declaration

The present data protection regulations explain how HRCG handles personal data.

The confidential treatment of data from our relationships with customers, business partners, suppliers and market research interview partners is one of the most important prerequisites for our corporate success. When handling personal data HRCG therefore follows the following principles:

  • Compliance with the applicable laws and regulations
  • Confidentiality and fairness
  1. What is collected and for what purpose?

According to Art. 4 DSGVO, personal data is collected at events, trade fairs, customer projects and surveys. We collect and store your personal data in order to inform you about services, information and content relevant to you. We endeavor to collect the right kind of data to inform us about your preferences in order to make our communication as relevant as possible for you.

We will only use your personal information in the following ways (depending on the type of information): (I) for the purpose of concluding contracts; (II) for the purposes of complying with legal requirements; and (III) for the purposes of our legitimate business interests (namely to conduct and improve our business, analyze the use of our websites and services and to support our customers and website users).

  1. How is the data stored?

HRCG guarantees that the data concerning persons and companies will be treated absolutely confidentially and stored in a separate database created for this puropse. The data of the involved parties is exclusively used for the purposes mentioned under 2. and will not be passed on to third parties or used for further purposes at any time.

  1. Is there a passing on of data which reveal your person?

There is no passing on of data to third parties that reveal your person. HRCG uses your personal information only within the company. Otherwise, your personal data will not be passed on to third parties unless you have given your explicit consent or we are legally obliged to release it, for example due to a judicial or administrative order.

  1. General notes and information about the website

 

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Some data processing operations are only with possible with your explicit consent. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority

As a data subject, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority in the event of a breach of data protection law. The competent supervisory authority with regard to data protection issues is the State Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state in which our company is located. The following link provides a list of the data protection officers and their contact details: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data transferability

You have the right to have data handed over to you or to third parties, which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract. The data will be provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the “https://” address line of your browser and the lock symbol in the browser line. We would like to point out, however, if you send us data by using a contact form may be forwarded to us by e-mail and therefore cannot be guaranteed to be transmitted in an encrypted form for system-related reasons.

Contact form

Data transmitted via a contact form from our website will be stored including your contact data in order to be able to process your enquiry or to be available for follow-up questions. These data will not be passed on without your consent.

The data entered in the contact form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to revocation remains unaffected by revocation.

Data transmitted via the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or until there is no longer any need for data storage. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

 

Newsletter data

To send our newsletter we need an e-mail address from you. A verification of the given e-mail address is necessary and you have to agree to receive the newsletter. Additional data is not collected or is voluntary. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. For the revocation, an informal notification by e-mail is sufficient or you unsubscribe via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

Data entered to set up the subscription will be deleted in case of cancellation. If these data have been transmitted to us for other purposes and elsewhere, they will remain with us.

Sendinblue

This website uses the services of Sendinblue to send newsletters. The provider is Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany.

Sendinblue is a service that can be used to organize and analyze the sending of newsletters. If you enter data for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter (e.g. email address), this data is stored on the servers of Sendinblue.

Sendinblue is certified according to the “TÜV Rheinland certificate “. The “TÜV Rheinland certificate” proves that Sendinblue GmbH has established an effective process for the processing of personal data. You can find more information about the certificate here: https://www.sendinblue.de/datenschutz-uebersicht/

With the help of Sendinblue we can analyse our newsletter campaigns. When you open an e-mail sent with Sendinblue, a file contained in the e-mail (so-called web-beacon) connects to the servers of Sendinblue . This allows us to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on, if any. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. It is used exclusively for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.

If you do not want to receive any analysis from Sendinblue, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. Furthermore, you can also unsubscribe from the newsletter by sending us an informal email or using our contact form on the website.

The data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data that you provide us with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this.

You can find more details in the data protection regulations of Sendinblue at: https://www.sendinblue.de/datenschutz-uebersicht/.

Google Analytics

Our website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of the web analysis service is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses “cookies.” These are small text files that your web browser stores on your end device and enable an analysis of website use. Information generated by cookies about your use of our website is transmitted to a Google server and stored there. Server location is usually the USA.

The setting of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and, where applicable, advertising.

IP anonymization

We use Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymization function. It ensures that Google truncates your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before sending it to the USA. There may be exceptional cases in which Google transfers the full IP address to a server in the USA and shortens it there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports on website activities and to provide us with further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Browser Plugin

The setting of cookies by your web browser can be prevented. However, some functions of our website could be restricted as a result. You can also prevent the collection of data regarding your website usage, including your IP address and subsequent processing by Google. This is possible by downloading and installing the browser plugin accessible via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent the collection of your information on future visits to our site: Disable Google Analytics.

Details on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in the Google privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Order processing

In order to fully comply with the legal data protection requirements, we have concluded a contract with Google for order processing.

Demographic characteristics at Google Analytics

Our website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. It can be used to generate reports that contain information about the age, gender and interests of visitors to the site. This data is derived from interest-based advertising by Google and from visitor data from third parties. It is not possible to assign the data to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time. You can do this through the ad settings in your Google Account or by generally prohibiting the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as explained in the “Opting out of data collection” section.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

Our website uses Google AdWords. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.

AdWords is an online advertising program. As part of the online advertising program we work with conversion tracking. After a click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Google AdWords cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. The cookie enables Google and us to recognize that you have clicked on an ad and been directed to our site.

Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked through websites of AdWords customers. Conversion cookies are used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. AdWords customers learn how many users clicked on their ad and were redirected to pages with conversion tracking tags. However, AdWords customers do not receive any information that allows for personal identification of users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt out of using the service. In this case, the conversion cookie must be deactivated in the user settings of the browser. In this way, no inclusion in the conversion tracking statistics takes place.

The storage of “conversion cookies” is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. As website operators, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and our advertising.

Details on Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking can be found in the Google data protection regulations: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

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  1. What do we do if we need to change this privacy policy?

If significant changes to this Privacy Policy are required, they will be posted here. Alternatively, you can contact us at the address below.

  1. Contact person at HRCG

The company is responsible for compliance with data protection regulations:

Hoehner Research & Consulting Group GmbH
Adenauerallee 134
53113 Bonn
T: +49 (0) 228 5555455

If you have any questions regarding data protection, you can contact our data protection officer Yorick Tran at any time. Contact the data protection officer: tran@hrcg.eu

Last update: 06-2020

Yorick Tran