Hydro Data protection

DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION

The operators of this website are taking the protection of your personal data serious. We handle your personal data confidential, according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection declaration.

I. Name and address of controller

The controller, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and other member state national data protection regulations, as well as other data protection regulations, is as follows:


HYDRO Systems KG
Ahfeldstrasse 10
77781 Biberach/Baden Germany

 

Represented by:
General partner: HYDRO Management GmbH
Managing Directors: Barbara Huttegger, Thomas Besch, Dr. Klaus Beulker, Peter Prinz

 

Phone: +49 7835 787-0
Fax: +49 7835 787-8888
E-mail: info@hydro.aero
Website: www.hydro.aero


Data protection officer:

Dr.-Ing. Christian Scharff
Tel. +49 89 9034 000
c.scharff@accuris.de

 

II. Collection and storage of personal data and type and purpose of its use.


1. Website provision

a. Description and scope of data processing


Every time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information regarding the computer system of the computer making the request.
The following data is collected within this context:

  • The user’s IP address
  • The date and time the website was accessed

This data is also stored in our system’s log files. This data is not stored together with any other personal data concerning the user.


b. Legal basis for data processing


The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.


c. Purpose of data processing


The IP address needs to be temporarily stored by the system in order to make it possible to deliver the website to the user’s computer. Within this context, the user’s IP address needs to be stored for the entire duration of the session.


Storage in the log files is used in order to ensure the website’s proper functioning. In addition, the data enables us to optimize the website and ensure the security of our IT systems. The data is not analyzed for marketing purposes within this context.
These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in this data processing pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.


d. Duration of storage


The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required in order to achieve the purpose of its collection. In the case of the collection of data used for the provision of the website, this moment is when the corresponding session is terminated.


e. Objection and rectification options


The collection of the data used for the provision of the website, as well as the storage of the data in log files, is absolutely necessary in order for the website to work. Accordingly, the user does not have any options for objecting to it.

 

2. Disclosure of data


Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for any purpose other than those listed below.
We will disclose your personal data to third parties only if:

  • You have given your express consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR.
  • In accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, the data must be disclosed for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest that requires protection in terms of your data not being disclosed.
  • In accordance with Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR, there is a legal obligation to disclose it.
  • In accordance with Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, doing so is legally permitted for the performance of contracts to which you are a party.

 

3. Use of cookies


a. Description and scope of data processing


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are saved in or by your Internet browser on your computer. When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be saved on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that provides unique identification of the browser when the website is accessed again.
We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly.
The cookies we use are technical cookies. No personal data is obtained or saved.

 

b. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing personal data using cookies is Art. 6 Para 1 Item f GDPR.

 

c. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to make websites easier for the user to access. Some functions of our Internet site cannot be provided without the use of cookies.

 

4. E-mail contact


a. Description and scope of data processing


Our website features an option for contacting us by e-mail that can be used to contact us electronically. If this option is used, the user’s personal data that is transmitted by e-mail will be stored.
The data is not disclosed to third parties within this context. The data is used exclusively to handle the conversation.

 

b. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted when sending an e-mail is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. If the purpose of the e-mail contact is to enter into a contract, Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR is an additional legal basis for said processing.

 

c. Purpose of data processing

We will use the processing of this personal data exclusively for the purpose of handling the corresponding contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes our legitimate interest in processing the data.

 

d. Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required in order to achieve the purpose of its collection. For the personal data from the contact form input screen, as well as for personal data sent by e-mail, this moment is when the corresponding conversation with the user has ended. The conversation will be considered to have ended if the relevant circumstances make it possible to deduce that the corresponding matter has been definitively clarified.
If the contact leads to a business lead or to entering into a contract, the data will be deleted once it is no longer required in order to perform the contract. Even after the contract is entered into, it may be necessary to store personal data concerning the contracting party in order to be able to meet contractual or legal obligations, e.g., retention obligations. Based on the nature of the contract, this requirement exists during the contract duration and for a subsequent period of 10 years.

 

e. Objection and rectification options

If the user contacts us by e-mail, they can object to the storage of their personal data at any time. In this case, it will not be possible to continue the conversation.
You can send your objection to revoke@hydro.aero at any time. All personal data stored during the contact process will be deleted in this case.

 

5. Newsletter

a. Description and scope of data processing

Our website offers the option of subscribing to a free newsletter. When a user subscribes to this newsletter, the data from the input screen is transmitted to us.

  • Title (optional)
  • First name, last name (optional)
  • Company (optional)
  • E-mail address *

In addition, the following data is collected during subscription:

  • Date and time of subscription to newsletter.


During the subscription process, your consent to the processing of the data will be obtained and a reference to this privacy policy will be made.
If you give us your consent, we will analyze your user behavior on our websites and within the newsletter sent by us and assign it to your e-mail address / your user profile within our database.
With regard to the newsletter sent to you, we will receive delivery and read receipts, among other information, as well as information regarding the links on which you have clicked in our newsletter. We will store information indicating the areas you have visited within our website. Our intent when creating a personal user profile is to align our marketing with your interests and optimize the offerings on our website for you.

 

b. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data following a user’s subscription to the newsletter is Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR.

 

c. Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required in order to achieve the purpose of its collection.

 

d. Purpose of data processing

The user’s data is collected in order to deliver the newsletter. The other personal data processed during the sending process is used to prevent misuse and ensure the security of our IT systems.

 

e. Objection and rectification options

The data subject can cancel their subscription to the newsletter at any time. Every newsletter features a link that can be used for this purpose. The subscription to the newsletter can also be cancelled by sending an e-mail to revoke@hydro.aero.

 

6. Use of Google Analytics


a. Description and scope of data processing


This website uses the “Google Analytics” service, which is offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) for the analysis of website usage by users. This service uses cookies – text files that are stored on your device. The information collected by these cookies is normally sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
IP anonymization is used for this website. The IP addresses of users are shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This masking eliminates the ability to establish a relationship between you and your IP address. Within the scope of the data processing agreement that the website operators have entered into with Google Inc., Google Inc. uses the collected information to generate an analysis of website usage and website activity and provides services associated with Internet usage.

 

b. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of this data is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

 

c. Purpose of data processing

This service enables us to analyze the activities of users on our website.

 

d. Duration of storage

The collected data is deleted automatically after a period of 26 months.

 

e. Objection and rectification options

You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device by configuring the corresponding settings on your browser. If your browser has cookies disabled, it is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all the functions on this website without limitations.
In addition, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc. The following link will take you to the corresponding plug-in: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. For more information on how Google Inc. uses data, visit: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

 

7. Use of YouTube


On the basis of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, we use services provided by service provider Google LLC on our website in order to make the website more appealing to you as a user. The underlying marketing purpose is to be viewed as a legitimate interest in accordance with the GDPR. The service provider is responsible for guaranteeing data-protection-compliant operation.
Our website uses plug-ins from the YouTube site, which is operated by third-party service provider Google LLC. The operator of the sites is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For more information on how user data is handled, visit the YouTube data protection declaration at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
You can disable the described data processing at the following link: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.


III. Data subject rights


1. Data subject rights

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject pursuant to the GDPR and have the following rights vis-à-vis the controller:
You have the right:

  • Pursuant to Article 15 of the GDPR, to request information about the personal data concerning you that we process. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes; the category of personal data; the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed; the planned storage duration; the existence of the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, or objection; the existence of the right to lodge a complaint; the source of your data if it is not collected by us; and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved.
  • Pursuant to Article 16 of the GDPR, to request for incorrect personal data concerning you that is stored with us to be corrected and incomplete personal data concerning you that is stored with us to be completed without undue delay.
  • Pursuant to Article 17 of the GDPR, to request the erasure of personal data concerning you that is stored with us, provided that the processing is not required in order to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information; due to public interest reasons; or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
  • Pursuant to Article 18 of the GDPR, to request for the processing of your personal data to be restricted, provided that you contest the accuracy of the data; the processing is unlawful and you oppose to its erasure; we no longer need the data but it is required by you for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; or you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1).
  • Pursuant to Article 20 of the GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format or request for this data to be transmitted to another controller.
  • Pursuant to Article 7(3) of the GDPR, to withdraw your consent at any time. If you do so, we will no longer be allowed to continue the data processing based on said consent.
  • Pursuant to Article 77 of the GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Normally, you will be able to contact the supervisory authority corresponding to your habitual residence, place of work, or our headquarters for this purpose.

 

2. Right to object


If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, you have the right, pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR, to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation or when the objection is against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, and we will implement the objection without the need for information concerning a particular situation.
If you want to make use of your right to withdraw consent or your right to object, sending an e-mail to revoke@hydro.aero will suffice.

3. Data security

For website visits, we use the popular SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol in conjunction with the highest encryption strength supported by your browser. Normally, this will be a 128-bit v3 technology. To determine whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form, look for the key or lock icon in your browser’s status bar – if it is “locked,” the page is being transmitted in encrypted form.
We also use a series of appropriate technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your data from random or intentional tampering, partial and complete loss, destruction, and unauthorized access by third parties. These security measures are being continuously