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Privacy Declaration

1)    Basic Information on Data Processing

This privacy declaration explains how we use personal data on our website and for what purposes.

You can access this information at any time on our website.

We take the protection of your personal data seriously and treat your personal data as confidential, and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations. We collect, use, and store personal data exclusively within the scope of the provisions of data protection laws. These include, in particular, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-Neu), and country-specific data protection laws. In concrete terms, this means that we will only use your data if permitted by law. In other words, we may process your data if it is necessary for the provision of our services (e.g., processing requests) or if it is required by law, you have given your consent, or if the processing of the data is justified on the basis of our legitimate interests (commercial operation of our company and security of our website).

Terms such as "personal data" and "processing" correspond to the definitions in the GDPR.

2)    Controller

The controller for the data processing is:

HDE Trade Services GmbH, Am Weidendamm 1A, 10117 Berlin, Germany, telephone +49 (0) 30 726 250 93, fax +49 (0) 30 726 250 79, ,

3)    Legal Bases

Please note that the following legal bases exist for the processing of data:

  • Consent, Art. 6 para. 1 a) and Art. 7 GDPR.
  • Processing for the performance of our services, implementation of contractual measures, Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR.
  • Fulfillment of our legal obligations, Art. 6 para. 1 c) GDPR.
  • Protection of our legitimate interests, Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR.

4)    Disclosure of Data to Third Parties and Third Party Providers

We will only disclose your data to third parties within the scope of the legal requirements, for example if this is required for contractual purposes on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR or is justified on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR.

If we use third parties to provide our website, we will take appropriate legal precautions and appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the protection of your personal data.

5)    Collection and Use of Data

We collect and use the personal data of every user insofar as this is required for the user to be able to use our website. This includes, in particular, features identifying the user and details on the start, end, and scope of the use of our website.

We collect a range of general data and information each time our website is visited. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server (see point 7 of this privacy declaration).

6)    Security

We maintain technical and organizational measures for the purpose of ensuring data security. However, we draw your attention to the fact that online data transmission (e.g., when communicating via email) can be exposed to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to ensure the seamless protection of data against access by third parties.

7)    Server Logs

We collect data on every access to the server on which our online service is located based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR (so-called server log files). Your browser transmits these server log files to us automatically. The data collected in this way includes the date and time of access, location, country, state, region, town/city, URL (web address) of the referring website, the file retrieved, notification regarding successful retrieval, the browser type and the browser version, as well as information about the user's operating system. We use this information solely for statistical purposes and for internal analysis purposes, such as improving the website. This data cannot be attributed to specific people. This data is not combined with other data sources.

Exceptions apply if you use our login area. You can find further explanations under point 11 of this privacy declaration.

8)    Cookies

Cookies are used on our website to make the web pages more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and enable your browser to be recognized. They therefore also enable us to determine how frequently our websites are visited and the volume of users.

"Session cookies" are used on our websites. They are stored temporarily and only for the duration of the use of one of our web pages. They are then deleted automatically.

"Permanent cookies" are also used in order to record information about users who visit our websites more than once. With the aid of permanent cookies, we can recognize users and ensure that they enjoy optimal use of our websites.

Website users can prevent cookies from being stored on their computer by changing their browser settings. Cookies can be prevented from being stored by selecting the “Block all cookies” option in the browser settings. This may restrict the functionality of our website.

9) Matomo (Formerly PIWIK)

We use Matomo, an open source software for statistical analysis of user access. In Matomo, user IP addresses are shortened before they are saved. However, Matomo uses cookies that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the use of our website. In doing so, we can create pseudonymized user profiles from the processed data.

We process the data for reach analysis with Matomo in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR on the basis of legitimate interest, namely the interest in optimization and the commercial operation of our website.

If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data collected from your visit, you can object to it at any time using the following link To do so, remove the check mark under "You are currently opted in. Click here to opt out.". In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser that stops Matomo from collecting session data. Note: If you clear your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you will need to reactivate it.

10) Contact Form

If you submit an inquiry to us using the contact form, we will store your details from the contact form, including the contact details you have provided therein, for the purposes of processing the inquiry and in case there are any follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent (with the exception of the processors who help us to provide our website).

The data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR.

11) Use of the Login Area

If you wish to use our login area, you will need to register. To do this, you must first indicate whether you belong to an approved user group. You can then register by providing your email address and, where applicable, a password of your choice, as well as any additional data resulting from the data entry form.

When you use the login area, we will store the necessary data to make our login area available to you. On the basis of your login and the server log files, we can identify how the registered user used the login area.

The data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR.

12) Newsletter

Once you have registered for our login area, we will use your email address to send you a newsletter. The newsletter contains news about our products and services.

In accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR, we are entitled under data protection law to use your email address for a newsletter on the basis of our interest in direct marketing.

You can cancel your subscription to our newsletter or revoke your consent at any time. If you do not wish to receive further newsletters, please let us know by sending an email to the following address: .

Please put "Unsubscribe from Newsletter" as the subject.

13) Rights of the Data Subject

Provided that the statutory requirements are met, you are entitled to rights in accordance with Art. 15 to 22 GDPR. These are your rights of access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, and rights to data portability.

In addition, you have a right to object to the processing that is based on Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR and therefore on our legitimate interests. You may revoke your consent in the future.

14) Right to Lodge a Complaint With the Supervisory Authority

In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if you consider that your data is being processed unlawfully.

15) Erasure of Data

The data stored by us will be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for its intended purposes and the erasure does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements. In accordance with Section 257 of the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch, HGB), the statutory retention period is six years for trading books, inventories, commercial papers, opening balance sheets, etc. and ten years for books, accounting records, supporting documents, and other tax-related documents in accordance with Section 147 of the German Fiscal Code (Abgabenordnung, AO).