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Privacy Policy

The following privacy notices apply to this website. Should websites from third parties be accessible from our website via hyperlinks, our privacy policy does not affect these linked websites.

For the processing of your personal data, the controller in the sense of data protection law is the company specified in the imprint.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer at HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH, Mr. Thomas Goehrig, at datenschutz(at) or privacy(at)

Personal data is processed through the following functions of the website:

  • Contact by e-mail
  • Subscribe to the HIMA press distribution list
  • Subscribe to the HIMA newsletter
  • Registration form for trainings and events
  • Login and registration information for Extranet, PartnerNet, and Employee Login
  • Submit applications via the application tool
  • Registration form for downloading whitepapers
  • Google Web Fonts

For the use of our website and also for the burden to fulfill the data protection policy it is necessary to log usage data on the Web server (including IP address, time of retrieval, retreived file, amount of data transferred, forms and e-mailing content, connecting data etc.). The storage is done to ensure IT security and the protection of our systems.

All data is processed only for the purpose for which they were deployed to us. Any further processing will be in accordance with legal requirements, e.g. when subcontracting, submitting to public authorities or other transfers to third parties.

We will delete your personal data if the purpose for which you provided us with your information is fulfilled or done, and if we are not legally entitled or required to continue to store it. Applicant information is automatically deleted in the application tool 6 months after completing the application process. Information from applicants who have consented to be stored in the applicant pool will be deleted after 18 months.

On our website, you can also create a profile for yourself in a protected login area, save data there and retrieve it when needed. In these profiles, your entered data and your initated actions are stored and are available for you to call up.

The following information can be stored in your profile:

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Subscription of HIMA documents to certain products

Your profiles are based solely on your given information. An automated profiling by us due to your behavior or other information does not take place. Access to your profile is password protected and only accessible to third parties if you grant access to it.

If you create a profile on our website, a contract is created between us for storing and maintenance the respective profile. The processing of your personal data is therefore legitimated according to Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR. An independent deletion of your personal data stored in your profile by us does not take place. However, you have the option of modifying or deleting individual data in your profile at any time, as well as completely deleting the created profile, which at the same time deletes all personal data stored there.

Any processing of your personal data that goes beyond this privacy policy is only possible if you have given us your consent to do so. On our website you have the opportunity to grant such explicit consent. As part of your consent, you will be provided with additional information about the processing of your data.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you agree that HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH as well as their current and future national companies (hereinafter collectively "HIMA") can store and evaluate the data specified during registration, changes in this regard (eg name, address) and your user behavior in the sent newsletters and that this information can be assigned to your person or your e-mail address.

The evaluation of your user behavior includes in particular on which areas of the newsletter you are staying, which links you are using there and which downloads you have made. The information obtained will be used by HIMA for market research, analysis and marketing purposes and you will be contacted by mail, e-mail and / or telephone for these purposes to inform you about HIMA's products and services.

Within our website cookies are used. Cookies are small data packages that are stored on the hard disk of your computer via the browser. They serve to control the Internet connection during your visit or during a later visit to our website, making the visit more comfortable.

Some browsers already allow cookies by default. If you do not want them, you can change the setting of your browser. How to do this, please refer to the manuals of the browser manufacturer. If you decide against cookies, it may happen that parts of our website can not be used.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Web Analytics service from Google Inc. ("Google").

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()". Google shortens the IP addresses within Member States of the European Union as well as within other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. A direct transfer of personal data in the context of further processing can thus be excluded. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the provider of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services related to the use of the website and the Internet against the website operator. The IP address submitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software. If you decide against cookies, it may happen that parts of our website can not be used.

You may also prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of such data by Google by using the information available at the following link Download and install the browser plug-in:

Google Analytics is used in accordance with the requirements that the German data protection authorities have agreed to with Google.

Third-party information:

Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

Terms of service:

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps to display maps and to generate directions. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.  If you use further features of Google, for example by clicking on the displayed map, you are using a Google service that is outside of our sphere of influence. In this case, the requirements and instructions made by Google apply in this context.

On you can find further information concerning Google’s terms of service, additional terms of use for Google Maps/Google Earth, the legal notices for Google Maps/Google Earth, as well as the Google data privacy statement. In Google’s data privacy statement you will find information about which data is collected and why, and what Google does with this data.

On our website we use so-called social media plugins ( "Plugins"):

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). An overview of the plugins of Facebook and their appearance can be found here:

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter"). An overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance can be found here:

YouTube is a service of Google Inc., San Bruno/California, USA. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ( "Google").  

Xing is operated by XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg.

LinkedIn is a service provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Due to the plugins, the providers receive the information that your browser has called the corresponding page, even if you do not have a profile with the respective provider or are not currently logged in to the service of the respective provider. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of the respective provider, if necessary to the USA, and stored there.

If you are logged in to one of the services of the providers, the providers can directly assign the visit of our website to your profile/account of the respective provider. If you interact with the plugins, for example the "like" button, the "+ 1" button or the "tweet" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of the provider and stored there. The information is also published on the social network or on your social media account and is displayed in your contacts. The purpose of the data collection and the further processing of the data by the providers as well as your respective rights and settings for the protection of your privacy can be consulted in the data protection information of the providers:






If you do not want the providers to assign the data collected via our website directly to your profile/account in the respective service, you must log out of the corresponding service before activating the plugins.

On this website, external fonts, Google Fonts, are used. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. (“Google”). The integration of these web fonts is carried out through a server, usually a Google server in the USA. Thereby the information about which of our internet pages you visited will be transmitted to the server. The visitor’s terminal browser’s IP-address will also be documented by Google. You can find more information about Google’s data protection notice here:

To secure all data stored by us, we use technical security elements to protect your information from possible damage, loss and unauthorized access. The safety measures are regularly updated and improved with the constant technical development.

Due to a restrictive allocation of access rights, your data transmitted to us are only accessible to the group of persons required for the fulfillment of the purpose.

The visit to our website takes place via an encrypted SSL connection. This protects your activities from unauthorized access.

In accordance to article 15 DSGVO, you have a right to information regarding the personal data stored about you. In addition, you have the right to transfer, correct, restrict and delete data as well as to withdraw a previously granted consent (Article 16-21 DSGVO). In addition, there is a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority.

You have the right to withdraw to the processing of personal data concerning you. If you withdraw, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we are legally obliged to do so or can prove compelling reasons for processing.

The assertion of all mentioned rights is basically free of charge for you and can be done in free form. Please contact the controller for exercising your rights at the adress in the imprint. For further questions please contact our data protection officer.