Data privacy

As the operator of this online service, we, HIRO LIFT Hillenkötter + Ronsieck GmbH, Meller Str. 6, 33613 Bielefeld, managing director Constantin Hein are the controller for processing your personal data as a user of our online service within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We take the protection of your privacy and your personal data very seriously. We therefore process your personal data in accordance with the contents of this data privacy policy and the GDPR.

With this data privacy policy, we would like to inform you about which personal data we process about you, for which purpose this is done and according to which legal basis the processing is permitted.

Data protection officer

You can reach our data protection officer at:
datenschutz(at)hirolift.de

Personal data

Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes all information about your identity, such as your name, your e-mail address or postal address and online identifiers. Information that cannot be associated with your identity (such as the number of users of the online service), however, is not personal data.

You can generally use our online presences without disclosing your identity or personal data. However,  personal data will be collected from you for some of the services offered.

Storing personal information

Your data is stored by us on specially protected servers. These are protected by technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons. Access to your data is only possible for a few authorized persons. They are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial support of our servers.

Use of our website

Information about your computer

Each time you access our online service, we collect the following information about your computer: your computer's IP address, the request from your browser and the date and time of this request. Furthermore, the status and the amount of data transferred is recorded as part of this request. We also collect product and version information about the browser used and the operating system of the computer as well as the Internet service provider. We also record the website from which the online service was accessed.

The legal basis for processing this data is Article 6 Para. 1 f GDPR.

We process this data so that the website can be shown on your computer. The IP address is not used by us to identify the user. However, we may use the collected IP adresses for (anonymous) statistical evaluations. Furthermore, we use the information to prevent misuse. Moreover, we use the data for operating the online service, in particular to detect and eliminate errors, to determine the utilisation of the online service and to make adjustments or improvements.

These purposes simultaneously justify the legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 Para. 1 f GDPR.

Your computer's IP address is only stored for the time of use of the online service and is subsequently deleted or made anonymous by truncation. The remaining data is stored for a limited duration not exceeding seven days.

Use of cookies

We use cookies. They are small text files that are stored on your computer and that store certain settings and data for exchange with the online service from us via your browser. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie file was sent as well as information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identifier. There are different types of cookies depending on content and storage duration. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies" that are deleted when your browser session ends. In addition, there are also some persistent cookies that we use to recognise you as a visitor. Many cookies come directly from us; in addition, individual cookies are also stored and evaluated by service providers (so-called "third party cookies").

Some cookies are technically necessary to enable you to use our online service. We collect and save the following data with these cookies:

  • language settings
  • content of an online form
  • information to identify or authenticate the user

Furthermore, we use cookies on our website that enable an analysis of your user behaviour, so-called "analysis cookies". We collect and save the following data with these cookies:

  • frequency of page visits
  • use of website functions

Data collected with cookies is pseudonymised so that allocating the data to the respective user is no longer possible.

The legal basis for processing data with cookies is Article 6 Para. 1 f GDPR.

Cookies enable us to recognise your computer and to make any possible default settings immediately available. Cookies help us to improve our online service and to offer you a better and user-friendly service. The use of cookies is necessary to make using our online services easier for you. Some functions can only be offered to you by using cookies. This includes the online form.

We use analysis cookies to improve and optimise the quality of our online services and its content and to check and improve the reach and retrievability of our online service.

These purposes simultaneously justify the legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 Para. 1 f GDPR.

The technically necessary cookies used by us are so-called "session cookies", which are automatically deleted at the end of your browser session. The remaining cookies are stored on your computer. You can delete these stored cookies yourself at any time. Furthermore, most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it informs you as soon as cookies are sent. Please note that you potentially may only be able to use our online service to a limited extent or not at all if you refuse the storage of cookies.

We use the following programs to analyse user behavoiur for the aforementioned purposes, which in turn use cookies as explained. The stored data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the aforementioned purposes.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics for statistical analyses. Google Analytics is a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94034, USA („Google“). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand within a member state of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address transferred within the framework of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionalitiy of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google's collection and use of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which can be found under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You will find more information at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en (general information on Google Analytics and data privacy). We would like to point out that on our website Google Analytics has been enhanced with the code "anonymizeIp()," in order to make the IP addresses anonymous, whereby the last octet is deleted.

Communicating with us

You can get in touch with us in different ways, including the contact form on our website.

Contact form

If you want to use the contact form in our online service, we record the personal data that you must enter in the contact form, such as your name and email address. We also store the IP address and date and time of the enquiry.

We process the data transmitted via the contact form exclusively for the purpose of being able to answer your enquiry or your request.

After we have dealt with the matter, the data will initally be stored in the event of any further queries. Deletion of the data can be requested at any time; otherwise deletion takes place after the matter has been completely settled.

Legal basis for using contact options, revocation

The legal basis for processing the data for using the contact options provided is your consent in accordance with Article 6 Para 1 a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time. We will then delete the data immediately unless we are obliged to store it in accordance with commercial or tax regulations.

Social media

Our online service includes links to the social networks Facebook, Google+ and Instagram, the career network Xing, Flickr, a photo service from Yahoo, and the short messaging service Twitter. The links can be recognised by the providers' respective logo.

By clicking on the links, the corresponding social media pages are opened to which this data privacy policy does not apply. Please refer to the data privacy policies of the individual providers for details of the provisions applicable there; you will find these at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Google+: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

Xing: https://www.xing.com/privacyhttps://privacy.xing.com/en/your-privacy  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en

YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Flickr: https://policies.oath.com/us/en/oath/privacy/products/flickr/index.html

Your rights

You have a right to information regarding the personal data concerning you and a right to have the data corrected, deleted or restricted. Furthermore, you have have a right to object to the processing of personal data.

If the processing of your data is based on a consent or a contract, you also have the right to obtain this data from us. In that case, you also have the right to transfer this data to another controller. To this end, you have the right that this data is transmitted directly by us to another controller.

You also have the right to complain about us to the responsible supervisory authority at any time.

Further information

Disclosing data to third parties

We generally do not transfer any personal data to third parties outside the purposes explained in this data privacy policy. However, if we are legally obliged or obliged by a court order to do so, we will transfer your data to the bodies entitled to information.

Links to other websites

Our online service includes links to other websites. These links are usually labelled as such. We have no influence on the extent to which the applicable data protection provisions are observed on the linked websites. We therefore recommend that you also find out about the respective data privacy policies on other websites.

Changes to this data privacy policy

The status of the data privacy policy is indicated by the date (below). We reserve the right to change this data privacy policy with effect for the future at any time. The current version can be viewed directly via our online service. Please visit the online service regularly and find out about the valid data privacy policy.

This data privacy policy was last updated in: May 2018