Data protection

Here, you will find out everything important about data protection.

Privacy policy

1. Data Protection at a glance

General information

The following information will provide you with a straight-forward overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are any and all data with which you, personally, can be identified. For detailed information on the topic of data protection, please see our privacy policy listed below this text.


Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is being performed by the operator of the website. For said operator’s contact information, see the Legal Notice of this website.

How is your data collected?
Your data are collected, on the one hand, by you communicating it to us. This may, for example, be data you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you are visiting the website. The latter is primarily technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system, or time of calling up the page). The collection of this data takes place automatically once you access our website.

What is this data being used for?
Part of the data is being collected serves to ensure a problem-free provision of the website. Other data can be used for the analysis of your user behaviour.

Which right do you have with respect to your data?
You have the right to receive at any time, free of charge, information regarding the origin, recipient(s) and purpose of your stored personal data. You, furthermore, have a right to demand rectification, restriction or erasure of this data. You can contact us, at any time, regarding this as well as regarding other questions regarding the topic of data protection at the address stated in the Legal Notice. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.


Analysis tools and tools of third-party providers

When visiting our website, your surfing behaviour can be analysed statistically. This is primarily done with cookies and with so-called analysis programmes. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is typically performed anonymously; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. For detailed information regarding this, see the privacy policy below.

You may object to this analysis. For information regarding your options to object, see our privacy policy.


2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operator of these pages takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy.

When you visit this website, various personal data is being collected. Personal data are data with which you, personally, can be identified. The privacy policy at hand explains which data we collect and what we are using the data for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is taking place.

We would like to point out that the transmission of data on the Internet (e.g. in case of communication via e-mail) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to fully protect data from being accessed by third parties.


Information regarding the controller

Responsible for the data processing of this website is:

HDO Druckguß- und Oberflächentechnik GmbH
Halberstädter Str. 7-13
33106 Paderborn, Germany
Telefon +49 (0) 52 51 / 7 04-33 00
Fax      +49 (0) 52 51 / 7 04-33 01


Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

A lot of data processing processes are only possible with your express consent. You may, at any time, withdraw a consent already granted. To do so, an informal notification to us via e-mail is sufficient. The lawfulness of the data processing that took place up until the withdrawal shall remain unaffected.


SSL- and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries that you are sending to us as the operator of the website, this website uses SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection by the address bar of the browser switching from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser bar.

When SSL and/or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit cannot be read by third parties while in transit.


Information, restriction, erasure

Within the context of the applicable statutory provisions, you have, at any time, the right to information, free of charge, regarding your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing, as well as a right to rectification, restriction, or erasure of this data. You can contact us, at any time, regarding this as well as regarding other questions regarding the topic of personally identifiable information at the address stated in the Legal Notice.


Objection to advertising mailings

We hereby expressly object to the use of the contact data published as part of our obligation to publish an Legal Notice for the purpose of sending us any advertising or information materials that we have not expressly requested. The operator of the pages expressly reserves the right to take legal action against any party sending unsolicited advertising information, for example spam e-mails.


3. Data protection officer

Statutorily required data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

HDO Druckguß- und Oberflächentechnik GmbH
Ms Andrea Gerdes
Halberstädter Str. 7-13
33106 Paderborn, Germany
Telefon +49 (0) 52 51 / 7 04-33 316
Fax      +49 (0) 52 51 / 7 04-33 633


4. Data collection on our website


The Internet pages do, in part, utilise so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our web presence more user-friendly, more effective, and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are deposited on your computer and which your browser stores.

Most of the cookies we are utilising are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit ends. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser upon your next visit.

You can configure your browser such that you are informed when cookies are set and to allow cookies only in select cases, to exclude the accepting of cookies in certain cases or in general, as well as to activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, this website’s functionality may become limited.

Cookies that are required for carrying out the electronic communications process or for providing certain functionalities requested by you (e.g. shopping cart functionality) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 Lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storing of cookies for the technically problem-free and optimised provision of their services. To the extent that other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are covered separately in this privacy policy.


Server log files

The provider of the pages collects and automatically stores information in so-called server log files that your browser transmits to us automatically. This includes:

• browser type and browser version
• operating system used
• referrer URL
• hostname of the accessing computer
• date and time of the server inquiry
• IP adress

A merging of this data with other data sources is not being performed. The basis for the data processing is Art. 6 Par. 1 Lit. b GDPR which allows for the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or of pre-contractual measures.


Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact information you specified therein, is stored by us for the purpose of processing your inquiry and in case there are follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent. As such, the processing of the data entered into the contact form is carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Par. 1 Lit. a GDPR). You may withdraw this consent at any time. To do so, an informal notification to us via e-mail is sufficient. The lawfulness of the data processing processes that took place up until the withdrawal shall remain unaffected by the withdrawal.

The data you entered in the contact form shall remain with us until you request its erasure, withdraw your consent to its storage, or the purpose for the data storage no longer exists (e.g. once the processing of your inquiry has been completed). Binding statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – shall remain unaffected.


5. Analysis tool and advertising

Google Analytics

This website utilises the function of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics utilises so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow for an analysis of your utilisation of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your utilisation of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 Lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of the user behaviour in order to optimise both its web presence as well as its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transferred by Google to the US and then shortened there. On order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your utilisation of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide additional services associated with the website utilisation and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser – as part of Google Analytics – is not combined with other data of Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use all features of this website to their fullest extent possible. Furthermore, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your utilisation of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collecting of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. It set an opt-out cookie that prevents the collection of your data when visiting this website in the future: Deactivating Google Analytics.

For more information regarding the handling of user data at Google Analytics, see the privacy policy of Google:

Processing by a processor

We have entered into a contract regarding processing by a processor with Google and are fully implementing the strict provisions of the German data protection authorities in the utilisation of Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics

This website is utilising the “demographic characteristics” functionality of Google Analytics. Therewith, reports can be generated that contain statements regarding the age, gender, and interests of the site visitors. These data originate from interest-related advertising of Google as well as from visitor data from third party providers. These data cannot be attributed to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the advertising settings in your Google account or you can object to the collection of your data by Google Analytics in general as indicated in the section “Objection to data collection”.


6. Plugins and tools


Our website utilises plugins of the YouTube website operated by Google. The operator of that website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. In the process, it is being communicated to the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to attribute your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The utilisation of YouTube is performed in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online presence. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Par. 1 Lit. f GDPR. For additional information on the handling of user data, see the privacy policy of YouTube at:

Google Maps

This page is using the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (Register number 368047) located in Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland.

For the utilisation of the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is typically transmitted to a server of Google in the United States and stored there. The provider of this page does not have any influence on this data transmission.

The utilisation of Google Maps is carried out in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online presence and in the ease of finding places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Par. 1 Lit. f GDPR.

For more information regarding the handling of user data at Google, see the privacy policy of Google:

Information on the storage of personal data


Once we get in touch with you, be it as a job applicant, customer, or supplier, we store and process the most diverse of personal data. We would like to inform you below of the type and scope of data storage.

Job applicants

Due to your job application, we process the following data on you:

Personal data
Any and all personal data you are sending with the job application.

Purpose of the processing
Handling and decision-making regarding hiring.

The processing of your data is necessary for looking into a hiring. Without said data, an employment agreement cannot be arrived at.

Legal basis
Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with §26 German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG – Bundesdatenschutzgesetz)
Art. 6 Par. 1 Lit. a GDPR Consent to longer storage of the documents (by arrangement)

Recipient of the data
HR department as well as the affected internal specialist departments.

Retention period
In case of hiring: 10 years after your work for us has ended

In case of rejection: 3 months after the rejection letter

Potential and existing customer and suppliers as well as other business contacts

We process the data of your points of contact as follows:

Personal data (to the extent that individual information is known)

Names of points of contact
Company, company`s address
Function, job
Telephone number, fax number
E-mail address

Purpose of the processing
Handling of your request
Realisation of the existing and/or future business relationships
Providing the contractually agreed upon deliveries and services

Legal basis
Art. 6 Par.1 Lit. f GDPR

The realisation of the business relationships as well as the provision of the contractually agreed upon deliveries and services are not possible without this information. Therefore, a legitimate interest in the processing of the data exists.

Recipient of the data
Specialist department

Retention period
Until the end of the business relationship and/or until the fulfilment of the statutory provisions


The following rights apply to all groups of persons:

  • Information about the data stored regarding your person
  • Rectification of incorrect data
  • Erasure, to the extent it is legally permitted
  • Restriction of the processing
  • Objection to the processing
  • Lodging a complaint with a supervisory authority


HDO Druckguß- und Oberflächentechnik GmbH
Martina Gundelach / Executive Management

Data Protection Officer
Andrea Gerdes