Privacy Policy

The following privacy policy applies to this website. If offers of third parties are accessible from our website via hyperlinks, our data protection information does not apply to these linked offers.
The controller pursuant to data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is

HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH

Albert-Bassermann-Str. 28
D-68782 Brühl near Mannheim
Phone: +49 (0) 6202 / 709-0

We have appointed a data protection officer:

Data protection officer of HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH
c/o activeMind AG
Management and Technology Consulting
Kurfürstendamm 56
10707 Berlin


Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy so that it complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your next visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Processing of personal data when visiting our website

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. We therefore process your personal data, which is collected during the subsequently described activities on our website, only in accordance with the current legal regulations.
All data will only be processed for the purpose for which you have provided us with the data. Any processing is carried out in accordance with legal requirements, e.g. when subcontractors are commissioned, transmitted to state authorities or otherwise passed on to third parties.

Collection of general information when visiting our website – Server log files

Type and purpose of the processing:

When you visit our website general information will be automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser and operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, the IP address and other such information.
It is processed for the following purposes in particular:

  • Ensuring an unproblematic website connection
  • Ensuring seamless use of our website
  • Analysis of system security and stability

We reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

Legal basis:

The data is processed pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.


Your information will be shared with technical service providers working on the operation and maintenance of our website as a processor.

Retention period:

The information will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. This is generally what happens to data that is used to make the website available once a session has ended.

Mandatory or required provision

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is not legally or contractually mandatory. However, without an IP address the service and functionality of our website are not guaranteed. Furthermore, individual services may be unavailable or limited.


Like many other websites, we use ‘cookies’. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website.

Through cookies, we receive information including your IP address, type of browser and operating system used.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. We use the information contained in cookies to make the navigation of our site easier and to improve our website.

With the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you, enable the correct display of our websites and thus make your visit more convenient (including language settings). In addition, we use cookies to analyse data traffic (see section Google Analytics).

The data collected by us will not be shared with third parties under any circumstances nor will a link to your personal data be created without your consent.

For the cookies used via our website, we use the cookie management tool Cookiebot ( to inform you about the cookies used on our website and to obtain your consent to the use of cookies.

If you give your consent, a permanent cookie „CookieConsent“ will be stored in your browser for the purpose of saving your consent.

The following data is automatically logged:

  • IP number of the end user in anonymous form (the last three digits are set to ‚0‘)
  • Date and time of consent
  • User agent of the end user’s browser
  • URL from which the consent was sent
  • An anonymous, random and encrypted key
  • Consent status of the end user, which serves as proof of consent

The information generated by the cookie is not used to personally identify the visitor to our website and is not combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

The collected data is stored on servers within the EU.

If you do not agree with the storage of this data, you can object to its storage at any time; you can do this at any time by deleting the cookie data in the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings.

In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Cookiebot only provides cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of the website. Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and may have to be reactivated by you.

The „CookieConsent“ from Cookiebot is automatically deleted after 12 months, unless you delete it beforehand via the browser setting.

Use of technically necessary cookies

Type and purpose of the processing: We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Cookies to ensure the functionality of the website are stored automatically. Stored necessary cookies can be deleted by removing the cookies from the memory of the browser used. You can only view our website by using the necessary cookies. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.
The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognised even after a page change.

The following cookies are used:

Name: CookieConsent
Purpose: Saves the user’s cookie approval status for cookies on the current domain.
Storage duration: (1 year)

Legal basis:

The processing occurs according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, based on our legitimate interest in the user-friendly design of our website.


Recipients of the data may be technical service providers, who work on the operation and maintenance of our website as the processor. For this, we have the corresponding data processing agreements with the service providers.

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without this data the service and functionality of our website are not guaranteed.

Use of cookies that are not technically required

Type and purpose of the processing: Cookies can also be used to better tailor the offering on a website to the interests of the visitors or generally to improve the offer on the basis of statistical evaluations.

The cookies for data analysis are only created if you have given your consent.

Legal basis:

The legal basis for these processing operations is in each case your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR.

If you allow us to use cookies by giving your consent, the following cookies may be used on our websites:

Name: _pk_id
Purpose: Tracking via Matomo, used to store a few details about the user such as the unique visitor ID
Storage duration: (13 months)

Name: _pk_ses
Purpose: Tracking via Matomo, short lived cookies used to temporarily store data for the visit
Storage duration: (30 minutes)

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely based on your consent.

Deletion of stored cookies:

You can delete individual cookies or the entire cookie inventory via your browser settings. You will also receive information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or block their storage in advance. Depending on the provider of your browser, you will find the necessary information under the following links:

  • Mozilla Firefox:
  • Internet Explorer:
  • Google Chrome:
  • Opera:
  • Safari:

In addition, you can prevent the loading of so-called scripts by default. NoScript allows the execution of JavaScript, Java and other plugins only at trusted domains of your choice. Information and instructions on how to edit this function can be obtained from your browser provider (e.g. for Mozilla Firefox:

Insofar as these cookies can (also) affect personal data, we will inform you about this in the following sections.

Embedded YouTube videos

Type and purpose of the processing:

We embed YouTube videos on several of our websites. The operator of the respective plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter ‘YouTube’). YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter ‘Google’). When you visit a page with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be created, which tells YouTube which pages you visit. When you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your browsing behavior with you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by YouTube can be found in the provider’s privacy policy along with additional information on your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy ( There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy (

Legal basis:

Your consent is the legal basis for the integration of YouTube and the associated data transfer to Google (§ 15 para. 3 p. 1 TMG).


Visiting YouTube automatically triggers a connection to Google.

Withdrawal of consent:

If you have disabled cookie storage for the Google ad program there will be no cookies when you watch YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you should block the storage of cookies in your browser.

Further information on data protection at ‘YouTube’ can be found in the provider’s privacy policy at:

Transfer to third countries:

In the absence of an adequacy finding or appropriate safeguards for the transfer of data to the US, it cannot be excluded that authorities in the third country concerned may be able to access the transferred data (e.g. through intelligence gathering powers) in order to collect and analyse it. The enforcement of your data subject rights can therefore not be guaranteed. You can consent to the processing via the cookie banner accordingly or you can withdraw any consent already given.

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. If you do not provide this information, the website may have limited functionality.


Use of Matomo

Type and purpose of the processing:

This website uses Matomo, a web analysis service of Matomo, InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, Neuseeland. (hereinafter: „Matomo“).
The purposes of the data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. On the basis of the use of the website and the Internet, further related services are then to be provided.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data is based on the user’s consent (§ 15 para. 3 p. 1 TMG).


Matomo uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is stored on a server in Germany. We have configured Matomo so that no profiling takes place and only use the basic functions.
The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before it is stored by truncating the last 2 bytes. You have the option to prevent the installation of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software. We would like to point out that with the corresponding setting, not all functions of this website may be available.

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. If you do not provide your information, it could lead to limited functionality of the website.

Contact form

Type and purpose of the processing:

When use our contact form, some personal data is collected, such as name and communication data (e.g. e-mail address). Of course, we will also provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time.

Your profiles are based exclusively on your information. We do not automatically create a profile based on your behavior or other information. Access to your respective profile is protected by a password and only accessible to third parties if you yourself initiate the transfer. We advise against this.

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, e-mail address and the reason for the request.

Legal basis:

The data entered during communciation is processed on the basis of the user’s consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR).


Your information will be shared with technical service providers working on the operation and maintenance of our website as a processor.

Storage duration:

In principle, we will not delete your personal data stored in a profile independently. However, data will only be processed in this context if the corresponding consent has been obtained. Thereafter, or if you change or delete individual data in your profile, as well as completely delete the profile you have created, the data will be deleted, provided that there are no legal obligations to retain it.

Data is processed in this context only as long as the corresponding consent exists. Then it is deleted.

You can withdraw your consent to the storage of your personal data any time via e-mail to datenschutz(at)

Your data subject rights

You can exercise the following rights at any time by contacting our data protection officer:

  • Information about your data stored by us and its processing (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Rectification of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Deletion of your data stored by us (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Restriction of data processing, provided that we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 GDPR) and
  • Data portability, provided you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have given us your consent, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future by clicking on this link. If you object to processing, we will no longer process your personal data unless we are legally obliged to do so or can prove compelling reasons for processing.

Right to object on a case-by-case basis (right to object under Art. 21 GDPR)

You have the right at any time, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data pertaining to you, which occurs pursuant to 6(1)(f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision in accordance with Art. 4(4) GDPR.
If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, carrying out or defending legal claims. You can send your objection to the above-mentioned contact details.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You can contact a supervisory authority with a complaint at any time, including the supervisory authority for your place of residence and the authority that oversees us as the controller.
A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public area) and their addresses can be found at:


To secure all data stored with us, we use technical security elements to protect your information from possible damage, loss and unauthorised access. The security measures are regularly updated and improved in line with the constant technical development.

Due to a restrictive allocation of access authorisations, your data transmitted to us is only accessible to the group of persons required to fulfil the purpose.

SSL Encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Processors used

Where necessary, a corresponding contract for data processing has been concluded with organisations, companies or persons who have been commissioned by the operator of this website to process data.