Data Protection Directive

We attach great importance to the protection of your data and the preservation of your privacy. Below, we would like to describe which data we process when and for what purpose and on what legal basis. It will explain to you how our offered services work and how the protection of your personal data is guaranteed.

Personal data are in accordance with Art. 4 para. 1 GDPR all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Identifiable is a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly. Further information can be found, inter alia. in Art. 4 para. 1 GDPR.

Insofar as we cite our legitimate interest or a legitimate interest of a third party as a legal basis for the processing of personal data (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), you are entitled to a right of objection pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO.

According to Art. 21 (1) and (2) DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data at any time. We do not process your personal data after a contradiction, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims (see Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO, so-called "limited right of objection"). In this case, you must explain the reasons for the contradiction that arise from your particular situation.

In the following text, we will refer you to the right of objection in the individual sections with the note "You have a right to object", if this right exists. There you will also find further information on the exercise of your right of objection.

Person responsible within the meaning of Art. 4 para. 7 DSGVO for the processing of personal data is:

HDAO Group Holding GmbH
Gartenstrasse 48, 74740 Adelsheim-Sennfeld, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)6291-64805-0
Managing Director: Mario Hermes

Contact for privacy
If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data or your rights regarding data protection, please contact:

HDAO Group Holding GmbH
data protection
Gartenstrasse 48, 74740 Adelsheim-Sennfeld, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)6291-64805-0

data security
We secure our website and other systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons. Despite regular checks, complete protection against all dangers is not possible.

SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses, for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as a site operator, an SSL or. TLS encryption. An encrypted connection is indicated by the browser's address bar changing from "http: //" to "https: //" and the lock icon in your browser bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us can not be read by third parties.

Purposes of processing and recipients
contract management
The company HDAO GmbH or service providers commissioned by us process your personal data for the fulfillment and / or initiation of a contract with you and / or your employer. This covers the complete processing of inquiry, order, project execution, invoicing, acceptance, complaint handling, visit report as well as the communication with you.

In order to fulfill the contract and / or the contract with you or your employer, we also transmit your personal data to third parties (eg affiliated companies within Germany, the European Union or third countries such as the USA or China). The legal basis for the processing and provision of your personal data is therefore the processing for the fulfillment of the contract and the performance of the contract.

Advertising and tailor-made offers through customer analysis
HDAO GmbH also uses your personal data to provide you with product information, Christmas and / or New Year's greetings as well as information about trade fairs and exhibitions. Legal basis is a legitimate interest. The legitimate interest of HDAO GmbH is to be able to offer you and / or your employer tailor-made products and services as well as to improve services and products and to keep the master data up-to-date.

Other recipients and purposes
If necessary, HDAO GmbH may execute any of the aforementioned processes and services by carefully selected and commissioned (IT) service providers, which may also have their headquarters outside the EU / EEA (third country). In these cases, a third country transfer of data takes place. With the service providers, data protection agreements that comply with legal requirements are established by contract in order to achieve an adequate level of data protection. Other companies commissioned by HDAO GmbH may be: tax office, insurance companies or affiliated companies. These process personal data on our behalf. If the service providers do not work for us as part of order processing, e.g. Design offices, suppliers or affiliates, is the legal basis for the disclosure of the data that the services of third parties for the purpose of optimized and efficient fulfillment of the contract with you or your employer is required. The legal basis for the transmission of data to third parties is a balance of interests. Our legitimate interest in this case is the evaluation of the acceptance of our products as well as the determination of the satisfaction of our customers and the evaluation of your interests.

Duration of storage and deletion of your data
We will delete your personal information from the contact records if you so wish, or if we determine during a review that the record is no longer assignable. All other documents are archived and secured at least in accordance with the legal foundations or the retention obligation specified in the contracts. The legal basis for the processing is a balance of interests.

Affected rights (Articles 15 et seq. DSGVO)
You have the right to request free information (Art. 15 GDPR) about your personal data stored with us. In the case of incorrect data you have the right to correct (Art. 16 GDPR). If the legal prerequisites are met, they are entitled to be deleted and restricted (Art. 17 et seq. DSGVO). The deletion takes place after expiry of the tax and commercial storage periods.

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you may complain to the Territorial Data Protection Officer about the processing of the data:

Dr. Stefan Brink
King Street 10a
70173 Stuttgart
0711 615541-0
0711 615541-15
poststelle (@)

Automated individual decision and profiling
Automated decision making and profiling do not take place on our website.

Data collection on our website
Below you can find out where we are or why we collect personal data from you.

Log files
Every time you visit our website, we automatically collect data and information from your device's system and store it in so-called server log files. This information is information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (here: website visitor). The data is automatically transmitted through your browser when you visit our website. This includes the following information:

  •     The time of the call of our website (request to the server of the host provider),
  •     URL of the website from which you accessed our website,
  •     the operating system you use
  •     Type and version of the browser you are using,
  •     IP address of your computer (The IP address is stored pseudonymized).

The purpose of this processing is to retrieve our website from your device and to allow the correct display of our website on your device or in your browser. Furthermore, the data is used to optimize our website and to ensure the security of our systems.

The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in presenting you with a website optimized for your browser and allowing you to communicate between our server and your device. The latter requires, in particular, the processing of your IP address. This data is stored with us one month.

Use of SalesViewer® technology:
This website uses SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interests (Section 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR) in order to collect and save data on marketing, market research and optimisation purposes.

In order to do this, a javascript based code, which serves to capture company-related data and according website usage. The data captured using this technology are encrypted in a non-retrievable one-way function (so-called hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymised and is not used to identify website visitors personally

The data stored by Salesviewer will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them.

The data recording and storage can be repealed at any time with immediate effect for the future, by clicking on in order to prevent SalesViewer® from recording your data. In this case, an opt-out cookie for this website is saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in the browser, you will need to click on this link again.

Right to object
You have the right to object. You can send or communicate your objection at any time. Please use the address of the person responsible for the privacy policy.

Our website uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your device to make using a website more comfortable. In cookies, input and settings can be stored on a website, so you do not have to re-enter or enter them every time you visit a website. Cookies contain a so-called cookie ID, which makes it possible to assign the device in which the cookie was stored.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

The purpose of this processing is to make the use of our website comfortable and to be able to save settings.

The legal basis for the processing - insofar as personal data are concerned - is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in presenting you with a website that stores your personal preferences and makes it easier for you to visit our website.

Right to object
You have the right to object. In your browser settings, you can limit the setting of cookies or prevent them altogether. You may also request the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser window, but we point out that in both cases you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the full extent.

Right to object to direct mail etc.
If we carry out a processing of data on the basis of the so-called balance of interests, you have the right at any time for reasons that arise from your particular situation to appeal against this processing. In particular, you have the right to object to the processing for advertising purposes.