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Data protection declaration

We attach the highest importance to the protection of your privacy as a user of our website and adhere to the provisions of the data protection laws applicable to us when processing personal data. As the data responsible, we have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. However, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by post.

1 Name and contact details of the person responsible for processing 

HPS Home Power Solutions GmbH
Carl-Scheele-Str. 16
12489 Berlin
Germany
Telefon: +49 30 5169 581 0
Telefax: +49 30 51 69 581 99
E-Mail: datenschutz@homepowersolutions.de

2 Legal representatives 

Managing directors:
Mr. Zeyad Abul-Ella
Mr. Dr. Henrik Colell

3 Contact details of the data protection officer

You can contact our data protection officer at datenschutz@homepowersolutions.de.

4 Purposes of processing 

4.1 Cookies

Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. For example, information on the operating system, the browser, your IP address, the website you previously called up (referrer URL) as well as the date and time of your visit to our website are recorded. Cookies can be used to find out which websites are preferred. This enables us to better tailor the content of our pages to our web visitors and optimise our offers. Furthermore, this information is used to automatically recognize you on your next visit to our website and to make navigation easier for you. Cookies allow us, for example, to adapt a website to your interests or to save your password so that it is not necessary to enter it again. Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer.

It is also possible to use our websites without cookies. If you do not want your computer to be recognized, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. Please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer for details of how this works. If you do not accept cookies, this may lead to functional restrictions of our offers. You can delete cookies already set on your computer at any time. Alternatively, you can set your browser to block cookies from our domain. This is done by means of opt-out cookies. We would like to point out that you may not delete the opt-out cookies for the latter as long as you do not wish to record measurement data. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you will have to set the respective opt-out cookie again.

4.2 Server data / Server-Log-Files

For technical reasons, the following data, among others, which your Internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider, is recorded. This data includes:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Website from which you visit us (referrer URL)
  • Website that you visit
  • Date and time of your access
  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal data you may have provided and cannot be assigned to specific persons. They are evaluated for statistical purposes in order to be able to optimise our Internet presence and our offers. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.

4.3 Newsletter

With the newsletter we inform you at regular intervals about us and our offers. If you would like to receive the newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. This data will only be used for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties. A comparison of the data collected in this way with data that may be collected by other components of our site is not carried out.

When you register for the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of registration. This storage is only used as proof in the event that a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the entitled party.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. To revoke your consent, simply send an informal message by e-mail to datenschutz@homepowersolutions.de or unsubscribe using the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing procedures already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

4.4 Newsletter-Tracking

Our newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels (web bugs), which enable us to recognize whether and when an e-mail was opened and which links in the e-mail were followed by the personalized recipient.

This data is stored by us so that we can tailor our newsletter optimally to the wishes and interests of our subscribers. Accordingly, the data thus collected is used to send personalised newsletter to the respective recipient. We ask you to give your consent to this at the appropriate place. By revoking your consent to receive the newsletter, your consent to the aforementioned tracking is also revoked.

4.5 Contact form

On our website we offer you the possibility to contact us by e-mail or via a contact form. In this case, only the information you provide will be saved (first name, last name, e-mail address, subject, message). We use your data only for processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions. Your data will then be deleted, unless you have agreed to further processing and use. Legal obligations - especially retention periods - remain unaffected. The data collected in this way will not be passed on to third parties without your consent. A comparison of the data with data that may have been collected by other components of our site is also not carried out.

4.6 Google Analytics

Our website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Provider of the web analysis service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses "cookies." These are small text files that your web browser stores on your end device and enable an analysis of website use. For example, information on the operating system, the browser, your IP address, the website you have previously visited (referrer URL) and the date and time of your visit to our website are recorded. Information about your use of our website generated by means of cookies is transmitted to a Google server and stored there. Server location is usually the USA. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. If required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google, Google will also pass this information on to these third parties. This use will be anonymous or pseudonymised. You can find more detailed information about this directly at Google.

You can find more information on the handling of user data at Google Analytics in the Google data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

4.6.1 IP anonymization function

We use Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymisation function. It ensures that Google truncates your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before sending it to the USA, thereby making it anonymous. There may be exceptional cases in which Google transfers the full IP address to a server in the USA and shortens it there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports on website activities and to provide us with further services related to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

4.6.2 Browser Plugin

The setting of cookies by your web browser can be prevented. However, some functions of our website could be restricted as a result. Likewise, you can prevent the collection of data regarding your website usage, including your IP address and subsequent processing by Google. This is possible by downloading and installing the browser plugin accessible via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

4.6.3 Order processing

To fully comply with the legal data protection requirements, we have concluded a contract with Google for order processing.

4.6.4 Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics

Our website uses the "demographic features" function of Google Analytics. It can be used to generate reports that contain information about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising by Google and from visitor data from third parties. It is not possible to assign the data to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time. You can do this through the ad settings in your Google Account or by generally preventing Google Analytics from collecting your information as explained in the section "Opting out of data collection".

4.7 Google AdWords

Our web presence uses Google Conversion Tracking. Google Conversion Tracking is a service of the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

If you have reached our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google AdWords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad served by Google. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify you. If you visit certain pages on our site and the cookie hasn't expired, we and Google may know that you, as a user, clicked on one of our ads placed on Google and were redirected to our site. The information collected by the cookies is used by Google to compile visit statistics for our website. These statistics tell us the total number of users who have clicked on our advertisement and also which pages of our website were subsequently called up by each user. However, we or other advertisers using Google AdWords do not receive any information that can be used to identify users personally.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly, e.g. by changing your browser settings to generally deactivate the automatic setting of cookies or specifically to block only cookies from the domain "googleadservices.com". You can obtain the relevant Google privacy policy from the following link: https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html.

4.8 Google Maps

We use the component "Google Maps" of the company Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google" on our website.

Each time the "Google Maps" component is called up, Google sets a cookie to save user settings and information when displaying the page on which the "Google Maps" component is integrated.
-data. This cookie is usually not deleted by closing the browser, but expires after a certain time, unless you delete it manually beforehand.

If you do not agree with this processing of your data, there is the possibility to deactivate the service of "Google Maps" and thus prevent the transmission of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java-Script function in your browser. We would like to point out, however, that in this case you will not be able to use "Google Maps", or only to a limited extent.

The use of "Google Maps" and the information obtained via "Google Maps" is subject to the Google Terms of Use http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html and the additional terms and conditions for "Google Maps https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.

4.9 Facebook-Like components

Our website integrates the plugin of the social network Facebook of the company Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like-Button" ("Like") on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. Each time you visit our website that is equipped with such a component, this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding display of the component from Facebook. This process informs Facebook which specific page of our website you are currently visiting. If you visit our site and are logged in to Facebook during this time, Facebook recognizes which specific page you are visiting through the information collected by the component and assigns this information to your personal account on Facebook. For example, if you click on the "Like" button or make corresponding comments, this information is transmitted to your personal user account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, the information that you have visited our site will be transferred to Facebook. This happens regardless of whether you click on the component or not.
We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find further information on this in the Facebook privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account first.

4.10 XING-Empfehlungs components

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you access our website which is equipped with such a component, this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding display of the component from XING.

To the best of our knowledge, XING does not store any personal data about the user when he or she accesses our website. XING also does not store any IP addresses.

4.10.1 XING Share-Buttons

The "XING Share Button" is used on this website. When you access this website, your browser will establish a short-term connection to XING AG ("XING") servers, which are used to perform the "XING Share Button" functions (in particular the calculation / display of the counter value). XING does not store any personal data about you when you access this website. In particular, XING does not store IP addresses. There is also no evaluation of your usage behavior through the use of cookies in connection with the "XING Share Button". The latest data protection information on the "XING Share Button" and supplementary information can be found at www.xing.com/app/share. To prevent XING from assigning your visit to our website to your XING account, you must log out of your XING account before visiting our website.abmelden.

4.11 LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you click the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our site with you and your account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of this website, have no influence on and no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by LinkedIn.

For further information, please refer to the LinkedIn privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. To prevent LinkedIn from associating your visit to our site with your LinkedIn account, you must log out of your LinkedIn account before visiting our site.

4.11.1 LinkedIn-Recommend components

We use components of the LinkedIn network on our website. LinkedIn is a service provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you access our website that has such a component, that component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. This process informs LinkedIn which specific page of our website is being visited.

4.12 YouTube

Our web presence uses plugins from the Google operated site YouTube. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing habits directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. For more information on how user data is handled, please see the YouTube privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

4.13 User registration

We offer you the possibility to register on our website. The personal data voluntarily provided by you, such as name, address, contact and communication data such as telephone number and e-mail address, will be processed exclusively for the use of our offer. For important changes, for example in the scope of our offer or for technically necessary changes, we use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you in this way.

Registered users have the possibility to change or delete the data provided during registration at any time. We will also be happy to correct or delete them at your request, provided that there are no legal or contractual obligations to retain them. Please use the contact data provided on this page for this purpose.

When you register on our site, we will also store your IP address and the date and time of your registration. This serves as a safeguard on our part in the event that a third party misuses your data and registers on our site with this data without your knowledge. The data collected in this way will not be passed on to third parties, nor will it be compared with data that may be collected by other components of our site.

4.14 Customer / contract data

We process your personal data only insofar as they are necessary for the establishment, content or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). We process personal data on the use of our Internet pages (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable or invoice you for the use of the service.

4.15 Job advertisements

Your application data will be processed electronically by us for the purpose of handling the application procedure. The processing is particularly electronic if you send the application documents to our organisation electronically, for example by e-mail. If your application is followed by the conclusion of a contract of employment, the data you submit may be stored by us in your personnel file for the purpose of the usual organisational and administrative process in compliance with the relevant legal provisions.
If your application is rejected, the data you have submitted will be deleted automatically two months after the rejection is announced. This does not apply if longer storage is necessary due to legal requirements (e.g. the duty of proof under the General Equal Treatment Act) or if you have expressly agreed to longer storage in our database of interested parties.

4.16 Transmission security

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL). You can recognize an encoded data transmission by the "https://" at the beginning of the browser line. Please transmit your confidential information only if SSL encryption is activated.

5 Legal basis of the processing of personal data

We process your personal data only insofar as they are necessary for the establishment, content or modification of the legal relationship, if a legal regulation requires us to process personal data or if you have expressly consented to this.

6 Processing for legitimate interests

In order to safeguard other legitimate interests, we are legally permitted to process personal data, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned prevail.

7 Recipient of personal data

Within our organisation, access to your personal data will only be granted to those persons and bodies that need it to fulfil the purposes mentioned in point 4. Your personal data will only be passed on or transmitted to external recipients if this is necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes mentioned under point 4 (in particular processors in accordance with Article 28 DSGVO), if a legal or official obligation exists or if you have given your express prior consent. A transfer or transmission is made to processors in accordance with Article 28 DSGVO who, among other things, in the areas of IT services, marketing and finance, process your personal data on behalf of our organisation to fulfil the purposes mentioned under point 4, further service providers or partners on the basis of your express consent and authorities and/or state institutions on the basis of legal or official obligations, including federal or state administrations as well as courts, public prosecutor's offices or tax authorities. Our contract processors are obliged to comply with the applicable data protection regulations. Your personal data will not be transferred to other external recipients without express consent.

8 Transfer of personal data to a third country or to an international organisation

We do not transfer your personal data to a third country / international organization and do not plan to do so in the future.

9 Duration of storage of personal data

We store personal data for as long as it is necessary to provide a service that you have requested or for which you have given your consent, unless there are legal obligations to the contrary, such as retention periods under commercial and tax law.

10 Rights of the data subject

Regarding your rights as a data subject as well as further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time using the contact options given in the imprint, or contact us datenschutz@homepowersolutions.de.

10.1 Information

You have the right at any time to obtain information about the data stored about you or your pseudonym, also with regard to its origin, the recipients to whom the data is passed and the purpose of the data processing.

10.2 Corrigendum

You have the right to demand that we correct incorrect personal data concerning you without delay or complete incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

10.3 Deletion

Stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to storage, if you object to the processing of your personal data, if data storage is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which it was stored or if storage is not permitted due to legal requirements.

10.4 Restriction of processing

If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data stored about you, or if you need the personal data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, but at the same time no longer require it from us, you may request that the processing of personal data be restricted.

You may also request that the processing be restricted for the period from the time you object to the processing until a decision is made on whether or not to allow it. If the processing of your personal data is restricted, it will not be further processed.

10.5 Objection

If we process your personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest, both on our part and that of a third party, or if the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority, you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation.

In the event of an objection, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if we need the processing for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims. The right of objection applies equally to direct mail and related profiling.

10.6 Data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal information you provide about yourself in a structured, common, machine-readable format and to transfer it to another organization. You also have the right to request that we transfer the personal information concerned directly to another organization, where technically feasible.

11 Revocation

You have the right to revoke a given consent at any time. An informal notification by e-mail to datenschutz@homepowersolutions.de is sufficient for the revocation. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation remains unaffected.

12 Complaint to a competent supervisory authority

You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data. You can contact the relevant supervisory authority at any time at

Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationssicherheit
Friedrichstraße 219
10969 Berlin
Germany

13 Provision and nonprovision of personal data

In principle, you can visit our website without providing any personal information. We do not store any personal data in this context. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent. In order to improve our offer, we only evaluate statistical data which do not allow any conclusion to your person.

14 Automated decision making

We do not use processes for automated decision making within the scope of our web presence.

15 Change of purpose in the processing of personal data

If we intend to further process the personal data for a purpose other than that for which the personal data was collected, we will inform you of this other purpose before the further processing starts.

16 Changes to the data protection declaration

We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures if this becomes necessary due to legal and/or technical developments. In these cases we will also adapt our data protection information accordingly. Therefore, please note the current version of our data protection declaration.

17 Questions, suggestions and complaints

We are always available to answer your questions regarding the processing of your personal data by our organisation. If you have any questions that this data protection declaration could not answer, or if you require further information, suggestions or complaints, please contact us at the address given. Alternatively, you can contact our data protection officer directly if you have any questions regarding data protection law. You will find the contact details under point 3 of this data protection declaration.