This website is owned and operated by HDI Global SE and its world-wide affiliates (collectively “HDI”). We are responsible for determining the purposes and means of processing your personal information and understand that you value your privacy.
HDI upholds the data protection principles as set out in applicable law that an individual’s personal information must:
- Be processed fairly and lawfully
- Be obtained only for specific, lawful purposes
- Be necessary for or directly related to a lawful purpose
- Be adequate, relevant and not excessive
- Be accessed only by personnel who require access for a lawful purpose
- Be accurate and kept up to date
- Not be retained for longer than necessary
- Be protected and processed in accordance with the individual’s data rights
This policy governs information you provide to us or that we learn from your use of this website and other contacts with HDI. It explains how we may collect, use, and in some instances share this information. By accessing and using HDI’s website and web-based services you agree to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in a lawful manner in accordance with the principles set out in this policy. When you choose to participate in some activity through our website (e.g. you sign up for a newsletter, or submit information as part of calculating an offer) you agree to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for the purpose(s) for which the information is submitted and any directly related purpose(s) as are described below.
Below you will find further information about the use of your personal information.
PERSONAL INFORMATION DEFINED
HDI considers “Personal Information” to include information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.
Should you have questions or suggestions concerning data protection beyond the information below, or should you desire to assert your rights regarding your data including but not limited to accessing further information regarding the processing of your Personal Information, correcting any inaccuracies or requesting that information be deleted, our data protection team will gladly assist you.
The data protection team can be contacted at:
Group Data Protection
The supervisory authority responsible for us is the supervisory authority Niedersachsen (Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen). Please contact this authority should you have questions or complaints.
You may also contact the local supervisory authority in Hong Kong:
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data
Room 1303, 13/F, Sunlight Tower
248 Queen’s Road East
Tel: +852 2827 2827
In the event of a complaint we are committed to cooperating to achieving a proper resolution of your privacy concerns.
Upon each visit of our website, your browser automatically sends information to the servers of our website, which is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following data is recorded without any action on your part and stored until deleted via an automated process:
- IP address of the computer issuing the request,
- date and time of access,
- name and URL of the file(s) accessed/retrieved,
- website which directed you to our Internet presence (referrer page),
- operating system and browser employed,
- name of your internet access provider.
Collecting and processing of this data takes place to make the use of our website possible (for establishing a connection), to ensure continuous system security and stability, to allow for technical administration of our network infrastructure and optimization of our website, as well as for internal statistics use. The IP address is only used for statistical purposes, and may be used in the event of an attack on our network infrastructure. This does not allow any inference to your person. It takes place under consideration and within the scope of the weighing the legitimate interests of HDI against your individual rights and freedoms under applicable law.
To the extent that storage of log files is required this data will be kept securely by HDI until the relevant data security incident has been resolved. Unless there are exceptional circumstances data collected will be deleted after a period of four weeks.