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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is intended to inform users about the ways, the extent, and the purposes for which VAN HEES GmbH collects and uses personal data pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-DSGVO), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

VAN HEES GmbH respects the personal rights of visitors to this website. The protection and security of personal data have a high priority for us. Therefore we strictly adhere to the regulations set forth in the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Our Privacy Policy is designed to protect the privacy of individuals. It explains what information we collect from visitors to this site during the duration of our relationship, how we use this information, and how visitors can update and verify the uses of the information they provide to this site. We will update this policy from time to time to protect your personal data. We encourage you to review this policy on a regular basis in order to stay up to date on how we use and protect your data and continually improve the content of our website. If we make significant changes to the collection, use and/or disclosure of the personal data that you provide to us, we will inform you by posting a clear and highly visible notice on the website. By using this website, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

General Privacy Policy

By using our website, you agree to the collection, processing and use of data as described below.

What kind of information do we collect?

Our website can be visited without registration. Data, such as pages accessed or the name of the file accessed, date and time, are stored on the server for statistical purposes without this data being directly connected to you personally. However, for some services or areas of this site, we may ask you to register if you have not already done so and to provide us with information about yourself and/or your company, such as your name, job title, e-mail address and other data that better enables us to provide you with services and information. Personal data, in particular name, address and e-mail address, are collected as far as possible on a voluntary basis. The data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent. When you visit our site, we collect certain routing and technical data about your computer to facilitate your use our site. For example, we register environmental data such as the type of browser, the operating system and the speed of your host computer as well as the Internet protocol address of your original Internet service provider in order to optimize our services for you. We also store search queries and results to improve the accuracy and efficiency of our search engine. We use your IP address for statistical purposes to track your use of this website.

Who do we share your data with?

We do not sell your email address or any other information identifying you to third parties. However, we do share your information with companies that are part of the VAN HEES Group and/or with selected third parties in order to pursue the objectives set forth in this policy, in other contacts with you, or on the site (e.g. "Lettershops" that handle dispatch and to provide you with additional advertising and information material that may be of interest to you).
We share information about you with others when we believe in good faith that we are required by law or legal process to respond to claims or protect the rights, property or safety of the VAN HEES Group or others.

Privacy Policy for Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that make it possible to store specific information relating to the user on the user's device while he/she is using the website.

The website www.van-hees.com uses two types of "cookies". "Cookies" are small files that typically consist of a sequence of text and numbers that assigns you a unique ID. A "client cookie" is sent to your browser so that our system remembers your searches and tracks the pages you visit on our site, as well as the services you use. A "server cookie" is installed on our system to recognize you when you access this website again. This information enables us to manage the site better and make our services more personalized and user-friendly. We only evaluate the collected data anonymously.
You can configure your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to opt out of cookies altogether. In this latter case you may be limiting the functionality of services that you can expect when you visit our site.
In particular, cookies make it possible to determine the frequency of use and number of users of the pages, analyze behavior patterns in site usage and make our services more customer-friendly. Cookies are stored at the end of a browser session and can be retrieved the next time you visit the site. If you do not wish this to happen, please set your Internet browser to opt out of cookies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allows an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this website, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties 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 US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google information. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by using the link below (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) to download and install the available browser plugin.

You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html or www.google.com/intl/en/policies/. Please note that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "anonymizeIp" in order to ensure an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).

Access to Information, Amendments, De-registrations, Right of Objection

We store customer information, such as data on accessing the site, for a period of time that meets our business requirements. Please contact us if you wish to correct or update any personal information that you sent to us or if you have any questions about the information we have stored.
If you operate within the European Community or another legal system that guarantees you statutory right of access to your data, then you have access to your personal information and/or the right to correct or update it in accordance with the applicable law when you contact us.
You can choose not to receive any more information about activities, products or services from VAN HEES GmbH, and/or you can decide to prohibit the passing on of your data to third parties for marketing purposes, by contacting us.
If there are no necessary or legal reasons in connection with a business transaction and you have given your consent for processing, you can object to the storage of your personal data in writing (e.g. by e-mail or fax) at any time with immediate effect.
If you have any complaints about the processing of your personal data, please contact the Hessian Data Protection Officer, PO Box 3163, 65021 Wiesbaden, Germany.

Security of Your Data

The personal data you provide to us will be secured through all technical and organizational security measures in such a way that this data is inaccessible to unauthorized third parties. When sending very sensitive data or information, we recommend that you use the postal service, as full data security via e-mail cannot be guaranteed.

Duration of Storage

The personal data that you provide will be stored by us for the duration of use of the website or, in the event of the provision of information, services or support, until expiry of the statutory storage period, under full consideration of the fundamental principles of the DSGVO to the permissible extent.

Further Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or the collection of your data, please contact us at any time at the following address:
Data Protection Officer of VAN HEES GmbH:
Christian Wolff
Data Business Services GmbH & Co. KG
Schierholzstraße 27, 30655 Hannover