Privacy Policy


Data Protection Declaration by Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH:

Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH as a company owned by the federal state of Hesse is subject specifically to the provisions of the Hessian Data Protection Act – HDSG ( and of the Telemedia Act – TMG (


Use of the Website

Our website can be visited without disclosing personal details regarding identity such as your name, your e-mail address, address data or other personal details.

For improved customization of our website services to your needs we do not store your IP addresses when you access our website but replace it for twelve months with an md5 hash stating the date, time and page visited. The data are also evaluated for statistical purposes.

Use of a md5 hash (e.g.: C2E71B0A3C837E9F9AC39DB47EBCA6A6) instead of an IP address ensures that the number of visitors to a website can still be determined. Personal data such as the access provider, country or region or origin are thus no longer evaluable however, as these data are no longer stored.

For improved customization of our website services to your needs we store the IP address abbreviated to the last number stating the date, time and pages visited for a period of twelve months when you access our website. The data are also used for statistical purposes. The abbreviated IP address cannot be traced specifically to you on the basis of the stored data.

Where you opt to contact us or to order one of our website services such as subscribing to a newsletter or ordering information material to be mailed to you we need your personal details such as your e-mail or mailing address. Disclosure of your personal details is voluntary at all times and is at your discretion. We will only record and process the data necessary for fulfillment of the respective purpose. After the purpose has been fulfilled or at your request we will delete the personal data unless we are obligated to store them by law, for example, under tax law for the calculation of non-gratuitous services.

Your data will be stored exclusively on well-protected computer systems in Germany. Access to these systems/the data stored on them is only permitted to persons entrusted to use of the data within the scope of their original functions in the company and for whom password-protected authorization has been set up. Using adequate technical and organizational measures for data protection and for guaranteeing IT security we ensure that your information is treated confidentially at all times. Your personal data will not be disclosed to bodies other than those involved in handling your concern.

To the extent that we hired external service providers to process personal data (e.g. for mailing information material, for maintenance purposes or for destruction of data carriers), the hiring will comply with the data protection regulations and it will be ensured that the service providers only use the entrusted data in accordance with our contractually agreed instructions and we are conceded a right to monitor the technical and organizational measures to be complied with by the contractor.


Transmission of Personal Data to Third Parties

Your personal data will only be recorded, stored or processed internally by Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH and by external service providers contractually bound by the applicable data protection regulations as a contract data processor.

We will disclose your data to any bodies authorized to receive information to the extent that we are obligated by law or by court order to do so or for the prosecution of an offense.


Links to Other Websites

Despite careful inspection no liability is being assumed for the content of external links. The website owners of the linked sites will be exclusively liable for the content thereof. When the links were placed there was no indication that the content of the pages being retrieved violated any legal provisions. Please inform us at once if a linked page does not comply or no longer complies with the legal provisions. The licensing and terms of use of the respective website owner will apply.


Automatic Data Recording

For technical reasons the following data are transmitted to us when you visit our website:
• Browser type and version,
• Operating system used,
• Website, from which you are visiting us (Referrer URL),
• Website you are visiting
• Date and time of your access,
• Your Internet protocol address.

These data are stored separately from any personal data and cannot be traced to a specific person. They are used exclusively for statistical purposes, for optimizing our website and for improved customization to your needs. These data are deleted after evaluation.


Use of Cookies

We use “session cookies” on some of our pages for the purpose of making the use of our websites more convenient for you. These are small text files which are only stored on your hard drive for the duration of your visit to our website and which may be deleted again upon termination of the browser, depending on your browser setting. These cookies do not retrieve any information stored on your hard drive and do not interfere with your PC or files. Most browsers are adjusted so as to automatically accept cookies. You may deactivate the storage of cookies at any time or adjust your browser so that it shows when cookies are being sent.


Use of Facebook plugins (here only share button, the like button is not used)

Plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into our pages. You will recognize the Facebook plug-ins on the basis of the Facebook logo or the “share button” on our pages. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here:

If you visit our pages and give your consent again by clicking on the Facebook logo, a direct connection will be established between your browser and the Facebook server. In this way, Facebook receives the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “share button” while you are logged onto your Facebook account you can link our website content with your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to trace your visit to our website to your user account. Please be advised that as the provider of the pages we have no knowledge of the content of the data being transmitted or of their use by Facebook. For further information go to Facebook’s data protection declaration at


General safety notice: If you do not want Facebook to be able to trace your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.



Use of LinkedIn Plugins

Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time a page containing a LinkedIn functions is retrieved a connection is established to the servers of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is informed that you visited our Internet pages with your IP address. If you click on the "Recommend Button" by LinkedIn and are logged onto your account at LinkedIn, LinkedIn will be able to trace your visit to our website to your user account. Please be advised that as the provider of the pages we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of their use by LinkedIn.

You will find further information on this in the data protection declaration by LinkedIn at:



Use of Twitter Plugins

Our pages integrate functions by the service provider Twitter. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through use of Twitter and the function "Re-Tweet" the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In this process, data are also transmitted to Twitter. Please be advised that as the provider of the pages we have no knowledge of the content of the data being transmitted or of their use by Twitter. More information on this can be found in the data protection declaration by Twitter at

You can change your data protection settings at Twitter in the account settings under



Use of Xing Plugins

Our website uses the functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you retrieve one of our pages containing Xing functions, a connection to the Xing server is established. To our knowledge, personal data are not stored in this process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or user behavior analyzed.

More information on data protection and the Xing share button can be found in the Xing data protection declaration by Xing at



Safety of Data Transmission

In the case of data communication on open networks such as the Internet, absolute protection of the data being transmitted can presently not be guaranteed given the current level of technology and the data cannot be fully protected from third party access. For this reason, do not send us confidential data via the Internet (e.g. contact form or e-mail) without sufficient protection. However, all forms on this website in which personal data is gathered, were encrypted using the https protocol. Therefore, they are protected by a recognized as safe encryption method.


Protection of Children’s Privacy

Our website services are not suitable for children and adolescents under the age of 14. Children and adolescents under the age of 14 are not permitted to send us any personal data via the Internet without the consent of a parent or guardian. We confirm that we do not knowingly record, store or process any personal data of children or adolescents under the age of 14.


Processing of Data in States Outside of the European Union and Economic Area

Your personal data recorded by us via our website and in our computing systems will not be processed outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area.


Information on Data Processing, Correction and Deletion of Data

You have the right at any time to obtain information regarding your personal data that is being stored or processed, the origin thereof as well as the recipient and purpose of the recording and processing. If you gave your consent to the storage or processing of your data you have the right to refuse this at any time to take effect in future (e.g.

We will delete your data stored in our systems as soon as the purpose for the storage or processing of the data no longer exists. For this purpose there will be a review on a regular basis determining the necessity of the storage. If you request that your personal data be deleted we will comply with this request.


Data Protection Representative

If you have any questions regarding data protection, you may contact the data protection representatives at HA Hessen Agentur GmbH / Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH as well as the data protection representative of HA Stadtentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (HASEG) in Frankfurt am Main:

Lothar Beck (Data Protection representative Hessen Agentur / Hessen Trade & Invest)
Tel.: +49 611 / 950 17-8286
Fax: +49 611 / 950 17-58286
E-mail: datenschutzbeauftragter(a)

Jan Alkemade (Data Protection Representative HASEG; data representative deputy Hessen Agentur )
Tel.: +49 6002 / 939593 · Mobil +49 177 858 6594
Fax: +49 6002 / 939685
E-Mail: jan.alkemade(a)


© 2016 Hessen Agentur GmbH / Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH