Data Privacy

Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH (HBM), Im Tiefen See 45, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany takes the privacy of your data very seriously. We adhere strictly to the provisions of data protection law.

Personal data is collected only to the extent necessary on this website. Your personal data is transmitted to third parties only as part of the purposes explained here. Otherwise your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties without your consent unless we are required to do so by law or official orders. HBM does not intend to sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties.

The following explanation will give you an overview of how we ensure this data protection and what type of data is collected for which purpose.

Data processing on this website

HBM automatically collects and stores information in its Server Log Files transmitted to us by your browser. This includes:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system in use
  • Referrer URL (page previously visited)
  • Abbreviated IP address of the accessing computer (the address is abbreviated to exclude the possibility of it being used to identify a person)
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This Server Log Files information must be saved for technical reasons and to ensure system security. This data is evaluated by service providers acting under our orders exclusively for statistical purposes and to improve the quality of our Internet site.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics (www.google.com/analytics), a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze how you are using the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your abbreviated IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Regarding the discussion about the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the "_anonymizeIp()" extension, and therefore only processes abbreviated IP addresses to exclude the possibility of associating an address with a person.

According to the Google Analytics Terms of Service, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities for website operators and to provide other services associated with use of the website and Internet. Google may also forward this information to third parties, provided this is prescribed by law or if the third parties process the information under orders from Google. Google warrants that your IP address will not be combined with other data of Google under any circumstances. You can prevent the installation of cookies with an appropriate setting in your browser software. We point out to you, however, that if you do so you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you declare yourself in agreement with processing of data about you collected by Google in the manner previously described and for the purpose previously stated.

Collection and storage of data by Google Analytics can be revoked at any time with effect for the future:

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons for HBM. No individual users are identified and this data will not be combined with other data sources by HBM or by third parties acting under order of HBM.

Cookies

Internet pages use cookies in a number of places. Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies." They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. In some cases, however, cookies will also be saved beyond the duration of your visit for statistical evaluation (see the explanation above of how Google Analytics technology is used) . Most Web browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can change the setting of your browser so that it does not allow any cookies or notifies you as soon as cookies are set. You can generally obtain instructions to disable cookies from the "Help" feature of your Internet browser. Please note, however, that the functionality of our web pages may only be available to a limited extent in this case.

HBM uses the following cookies:

  • fe_typo_user: Inherits a session ID - only lasts for a session
  • tx_phpmyadmin, be_typo_user, typo3-login-cookiecheck: Used for the user log-in on hbm.com - only lasts for a session
  • PHPSESSID: Saves form input data - only lasts for a session
  • geoip_L, geoip_cn: Saves the language and country a user has selected - lasts for one year
  • hbm_campaignid, hbm_campaignname: Saves non-personalized campaign codes - lasts for one year
  • __utma, __utmb, __utmz, __utmc: Google Analytics cookies
  • NID, PREF, khcookie: Google cookies
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, PREF: YouTube cookies

Requests

We collect and use your voluntarily provided contact information (such as your name, e-mail address and in some cases phone number) and direct them to the regionally responsible company of the HBM Group* or to our responsible branch office or authorized reseller in the region in response to your contact requests. If you contact the corresponding company of the HBM Group or our authorized reseller directly by e-mail, your contact information will be collected and used by them directly. You are free to decide whether you will provide us with information or what information you do provide in this manner. Please note that representatives residing in countries outside of Europe to which your requests may be directed or forwarded for routine processing may not guarantee a data privacy standard comparable to the standard in the European Economic Area.

* Please click here to see the worldwide sales offices of HBM.

Newsletter

If you would like to receive the Newsletter offered on our website, we require a valid e-mail address from you as well as information that will allow us to check whether you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and/or whether the owner of the address agrees to receive the newsletter. No other data will be collected. You can revoke your agreement to receive the Newsletter at any time.

External Service Providers and Companies in the Group

To provide the services described here, we also work with external service providers and other companies in the HBM Group.

Right to Obtain Information

You have the right at any time to obtain information regarding data we have saved related to your person, the origin and recipients of the data and the purpose for storing it. The HBM data security administrator can provide you with information about saved data:

Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH
Data Security Administrator
Gabriele Muhs
Im Tiefen See 45
64293 Darmstadt

Updated: April 7, 2011 (german version)
Translated: August 3, 2011