HSM privacy policy:

Data protection

The operators of these pages take protecting your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential, in accordance with legal data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy.

It is generally possible to use our website without entering personal data. If personal data (for example, your name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our pages, whenever possible, this happens on a voluntary basis. These data are not shared with third parties without your express permission.

Note that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) can have gaps in security. Flawless data protection against access by third parties is not possible.

Right of access, erasure, locking

You have the right to access to your stored personal data and receive information about their origin, recipients and the purpose of data processing for free at any time, as well as a right to the correction, locking or deletion of these data. For this purpose, and in the event of further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the publication details.


The Internet pages sometimes use what are known as cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer or contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our web services more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are what are known as "session cookies." These are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser upon your next visit.

You can adjust your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set and only permit cookies on a case-by-case basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general as well as activate the automatic erasure of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.

Server log files

The provider of these pages automatically gathers and stores information in what are known as server log files, which your browser transmits to us automatically. This information includes:
• Browser type/ browser version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. These data are not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to review these data retroactively if we become aware of concrete indications of unlawful use.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, we store your information from the inquiry form, including the contact data you have specified there, for the purpose of processing your request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not share these data without your consent.

Facebook plugins

Plugins from the social network Facebook are integrated on our pages (provider: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). Facebook plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our page. An overview of Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US.
If you visit our pages, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. As a result, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our page with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link content of our pages to your Facebook profile. Facebook can thus attribute the visit to our pages to your user account. Note that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. Further information about this can be found in Facebook's privacy policy at https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign the visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions from the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses what are known as "cookies." These are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

IP anonymisation

On this website, we have activated the IP anonymisation function. As a result, your IP address is shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or other countries that have signed the agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is your full IP address transmitted to a server by Google in the United States and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities and provide other services to the website operator related to website and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Browser plugin

You may opt out of the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website if you do so. Furthermore, you can prevent data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being recorded at Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin at the following link:

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the collection of your data upon future visits to this website:

Google Analytics deaktivieren

More information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics can be found in Google's privacy policy:

Commissioned data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing. We fully enforce the strict standards of German data protection agencies in the use of Google Analytics.

Demographic features with Google Analytics

This website uses the "demographic features" function of Google Analytics. This means that reports can be created that contain statements about the age, sex and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from the interest-based advertisement of Google as well as user data from third-party suppliers. This data cannot be assigned to any specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the display settings in your Google account or disallow the collection of your data by Google Analytics in general as described in point "Objection to data collection."

Google Maps

We incorporate maps of the "Google Maps" service, provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=en.

Google Fonts (local hosting)

This site uses so-called Google Fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. The Google Fonts are installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers.

Further information on Google Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Font Awesome (local hosting)

This site uses Font Awesome for the consistent display of fonts. Font Awesome is installed locally. A connection to servers of Fonticons, Inc. does not take place.

For more information about Font Awesome, please see the Font Awesome privacy policy at: https://fontawesome.com/privacy.


Our website uses functions of the network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time one of our pages that contains functions from XING is called up, a connection to XING servers is established. To our knowledge, personal data is not stored in this process. In particular, IP addresses are not stored and use behaviour is not evaluated.

Further information about data protection and the XING Share button can be found in the privacy policy of XING at:


Our website uses the analysis service etracker. The provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany. From these data, usage profiles can be created under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used to do so. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the buffer memory of your web browser. Cookies make it possible to recognise your browser. The data collected with etracker technologies are not used without a separately communicated agreement with the data subject or to identify the visitor of our website personally, and the data are not merged with the personal data of the bearer of the pseudonym.

You can opt out of data collection and storage at any time with effect for the future.

In order to opt out of data collection and the storage of your user data for the future, you can get an opt-out cookie for etracker at the following link, which results in no further collection and storage of user data from your browser by etracker in the future:

As a consequence, an opt-out cookie with the name "cntcookie" is set by etracker. Please do not delete this cookie if you would like your objection to remain in effect. Further information can be found in the data protection provisions of etracker:


Our website uses functions from the network LinkedIn, provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time one of our pages that contains functions from LinkedIn is called up, a connection is established to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn receives information that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click on the "Recommend" button from LinkedIn and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our Internet site to you and your user account. Note that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.
Further information about this can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy


Functions and content from the service Twitter may be incorporated in our online services (provider: Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). This may include content such as images, videos or text and buttons, which the user can use to signal that they like the content or to follow the authors of the content or our posts. If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign the retrieval of the content and functions named above to the profiles of the users on that site. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement, meaning that it guarantees to uphold European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy, opt-out: https://twitter.com/personalization (https://help.twitter.com/en/personalization-data-settings).


Our website uses plugins from YouTube, operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to YouTube servers. In the process, the pages on our site you have visited are shared with the Youtube server.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your browsing behaviour to your personal profile directly. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information about handling user data can be found in the privacy policy of YouTube at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

SSL encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send us as the page operator, this site uses SSL encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser's address bar switches from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock icon near the address bar.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you transmit to us cannot be intercepted by third parties.

Objection to advertising e-mails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published as part of the obligation to provide publication details to transmit advertisement and informational materials that have not been not explicitly requested. The operator of these pages explicitly reserves the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

Source: www.e-recht24.de