Privacy Policy

House of IT Privacy Policy:

As a state-owned company of the State of Hessen, the website operator of the House of IT, HA Hessen Agentur GmbH is subject, with regard to data protection, to the provisions of the data protection law of Hesse HDSG (www.datenschutz.hessen.de/hdsg99.htm) and the Telemediengesetzes – TMG (German telemedia services act) (www.bundesrecht.juris.de/tmg/index.html).

Use of the Internet service

In principle, it is possible to visit our online presence without disclosing personal details about your identity, such as your name, your e-mail address, address information or other details about yourself.

In order to be able to better adapt our Internet service to your needs, we do not save your IP address when you access our webpages. Instead, we replace it with an MD5 hash with the date, time and pages viewed for twelve months. The data will also be used for statistical purposes.

The use of an MD5 hash (for example: C2E71B0A3C837E9F9AC39DB47EBCA6A6) instead of an IP address also guarantees that statements can be made about the number of visitors to a website. However, personal data, such as access provider, country or state of origin can no longer be evaluated because this data is no longer saved.

If you decide to order one of our Internet services, such as a newsletter subscription or receiving information by post, we will require personal information, e.g. your e-mail or postal address. It is always up to you to decide whether you give your personal details or not. We will only collect and process data that is required for the fulfilment of the respective purpose. We will delete your personal information at your request or after the purpose has been served, providing that there is no legal obligation to keep it, e.g. for tax purposes for calculating chargeable services.

Your data will only be saved on specially protected computer systems in Germany. Only persons that are entrusted with the use of data as part of their genuine professional roles and for whom special password-protected access authorisation has been set up are permitted to access these systems or the data stored on them. Using the appropriate technical and organisational measures for data protection and IT security we guarantee that your information is always treated as confidential. Your personal information will not passed onto offices other than those involved in processing your request.

If we have commissioned external service providers to process your personal information (e.g. sending information by post, for maintenance purposes or for destruction of data carriers), it is done with due regard to regulations on data protection and with the assurance that the service providers will only use the data entrusted to them following our contractually agreed instructions and that we are granted right to inspection with regard to the technical and organisational measures to be adhered to by the contractor.

Forwarding of personal data to third parties

Personal information shall only be collected, saved and processed within ouse of IT or HA and by external service providers that are contractually bound as contract data processors within the scope of valid laws on data protection.

If there is a legal obligation and if we are obligated by court order and for the purposes of prosecution, we will send your data to the bodies entitled to the information.

Links to other websites

Despite careful checks, no liability is accepted for the content of external links. Only the operators of linked sites are responsible for their content. When the links were established there was no recognisable indication that the content of the pages to be called up did not correspond to the legal provisions. Please inform us immediately if a linked page does not or no longer conforms to legal provisions. The licensing and usage conditions of the respective operator of the Internet presence are applicable.

Automatic data collection

For technical reasons, the following data is transferred to us when you visit our website:
Browser type and version, Operating system used, The website from which you are visiting us (referrer URL), Websites that you visit Date and time of your access.

This information is stored separately from any personal data you may have given and does not allow any inferences to be made about a specific individual. It will be evaluated exclusively for statistical purposes to improve our Internet service and to adapt it better to your needs. This data is deleted following evaluation.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are saved in your browser environment on your computer and that may contain specific data with regard to your user behaviour when you visit our webpages. We use cookies to simplify users’ access behaviour and to adapt the Internet presence perfectly to the needs of our visitors. However, you can deactivate this function by changing settings of the web browser you are using.

Security during data transfer

The current standard of technology cannot guarantee that data transferred is completely protected against third party access during data communication in open networks, such as the Internet. Therefore you should not send any confidential information to us via the Internet (e.g. using a contact form or by e-mail), without adequate protection.

Child protection

Our Internet service is not aimed at children and adolescents under 14 years of age. Children and adolescents under the age of 14 may not send personal data to us via the Internet, without the agreement of their guardians. We make sure that we do not intentionally collect, save or process personal data from children or adolescents under 14 years old.

Processing of data in countries outside of the European Economic Area

Your personal data collected via our Internet site and stored on our computer systems shall not be processed outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area.

Information on data processing, amendment and deletion of data

You have the right to information about data regarding you that is being saved or processed, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the collection and processing. If you have authorised us to save or process your data then you have the right to refuse this at any time and to refuse it with effect for the future.

We will delete your data saved in our system as soon as the purpose of saving or processing no longer exists. For this purpose there are regular checks to determine whether saving is still required. We will delete your personal data if you want it to be deleted.

Data protection officers

For queries about data protection you may contact the data protection officers of the website perator of the House of IT at HA Hessen Agentur GmbH and HA Stadtentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH in Frankfurt am Main or its representative:

Lothar Beck
Tel.: +49 611-774-8286
Fax: +49 611-774-58286
E-Mail: datenschutzbeauftragter(at)hessen-agentur.de

Klaus Jäckel
Tel.: +49 69-951187-1-8824
Fax: +49 69-951187-1-8864
E-Mail: datenschutzbeauftragter(at)hessen-agentur.de

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