Privacy Policy

We value your privacy

This Data Privacy Information explains when and why we collect personal data, how we use such data and how we protect such data and your associated rights.

We process and transfer your personal data on a legal basis only, in particular to fulfill contractual requirements, for legitimate interests or based on your consent. We will always comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when dealing with your personal data.  The purpose and the legal basis are mentioned separately for all functions of our website.

Responsible Controller:

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Your rights

You have the right of access, the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability and the right to object. Where data processing requires your consent, you can withdraw your consent to future use at any time. You also have the right to complain to the relevant data protection authority.

Retention period

Your data will be deleted as soon as storage is no longer required (e.g. fulfilling legal retention requirements, generation, execution or defence of legal requirements). We may also anonymize your data instead of deleting them. In this case any information suitable to determine your identity will be irrecoverably deleted. 

Data transfer
We do not use your personal data for business purposes. We use service providers to operate our Internet pages or for, e.g. e-mail services, authentication or web analysis. These service providers may obtain knowledge of your personal data. We exercise caution when selecting our service providers, particularly with regard to data protection and data security, and take all steps required by data protection regulations.
When you visit our website, we collect the following information: 
Name of the visited website, requested file, date/time, downloaded data volume, notification of successful retrieval, browser type/version, operating system, the previously visited website and the IP address. Legal basis: Legitimate interests – Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR – Safe handling of the website.
Marketing purposes
For our marketing purposes we reserve the right to process the following information: first and last name, e-mail address. We will use these data to send offers and information about our services and voluntary surveys. Legal basis: Consent – Art. 6 (1) a) and Legitimate interests – 6 (1) f) GDPR.
Our Website offers the following functions:
Contact Form 
You can contact us directly (e.g. to ask about our products, request support, etc.) by completing our contact form. Contact is normally established by e-mail. When submitting the contact form, the following data from the completed fields will be processed: First name, last name (optional), e-mail address, data concerning the request. 
Purpose: Answering/assisting you with your request
Legal basis:  Performance of a contract and/or entering into a contract – Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR
A cookie is a small text file saved to the user’s terminal by a website. Websites use cookies mainly to restore previous user settings, to follow user queries or analyse user behaviour.
You can also use the website without cookies. You can deactivate the storing of cookies in your browser, limit cookies to certain websites or set your browser to inform you before saving cookies. You can delete the cookies from your terminal’s hard disk at any time via the data protection function of your browser. In this case functions and user friendliness of the website may be restricted. Legal basis: Consent – Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR and Legitimate interests – Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR – Analysis, optimization and economic use of the website.
Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Information about data privacy. Google Analytics uses cookies to analyse how users use the website. Legal basis: Legitimate interests – Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR – Optimization of content and troubleshooting.
You may refuse the storage of Google Analytics cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on from this link: 

HEARRING on LinkedIn

We are offering you to connect with us on our LinkedIn page We are using the LinkedIn page for external relations as a service for those seeking information about, or services from HEARRING.

LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland) is a third-party social networking tool. It is not known to us which user data is collected by LinkedIn as a controller. Information about the data collection and further usage by LinkedIn can be found in the privacy policy at

We receive from LinkedIn anonymous statistics about the usage of our page. For example, the following anonymous information will be provided to us:

  • Follower: number of persons following HEARRING – including growth and development over a defined time frame.
  • Range: Number of people who see a specific contribution. Number of interactions on a post. For example, you can deduce which content in the community is better than other.
  • Advertisement performance: How much does HEARRING cost a click? How many people have seen an ad?
  • Demography: Average age of visitors, sex, place of residence, language.

We receive personal data via LinkedIn only if you actively transmit your data by sending a personal LinkedIn message. We use the provided data (e.g. name, surname) to respond to your query by our customer support. Your data will be saved for this purpose in our system.

Purpose: Publications, external communications and public dialogue

Legal Basis: Legitimate Interest – Art. 6 (1) f GDPR –  Analysis of use and optimization of our LinkedIn page


Social Media Plug-Ins
We also use so-called “embedded” social media plugins (interfaces to social networks) on the website. When you visit our website, these embedded plug-ins automatically connect to the applicable social network and transfer data (IP address, website visit, etc.). You can prevent data transfer by logging off of the applicable social network before visiting our website. The social network can only assign specific data to your activity profile through automatic data transfer when you are logged in. We use the Social Media Buttons so you can directly post or share our contents in these channels. 
Legal basis: Legitimate interests – Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR Post/share contents 
YouTube (Videos)
YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA,
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland,
Google (Social Widgets, Google Fonts, Social Widgets)
Change information:
We will update this data protection information when changing our website or for other reasons requiring such updates. The valid version is always posted on this website. Release date of current version: 12.12.2019.