Privacy Notice

1. Controller and data protection officer

For the purposes of the data protection regulation, the controller, as defined in Art. 4 (7) of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (EU General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR”), with regard to the processing of your personal data (section 2) on com (the “website”) is Hovmand A/S, Rustkammervej, 4180 4180 Sorø (“Hovmand”), mail@hovmand.com, +45 57 83 33 00. You can reach the Data Protection Officer appointed by Hovmand at: (Hovmand A/S, Priska Hert Greisen, Rustkammervej 10, DK-4180 Sorø (phg@hovmand.com, +45 57 83 33 00)

2. Personal Data

Personal data means all information related to an identified or identifiable natural person (Art. 4 (1) GDPR). In particular, this includes the data categories listed in section 3.

3. Processing of your Personal Data
3.1 Provision of this website and creation of log files

Every time you access this website, your Internet browser automatically transfers data and information (known as log data) to the web server of Hovmand:

  • information about browser type and version,
  • operating system used,
  • referrer URL (of the previously visited site),
  • IP address of the enquiring computer,
  • access date and time of the server request, and
  • file request of the client (file name and URL).

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is needed in order to make the website available to you. For this purpose, the IP address must be saved for the duration of website use. The legal basis of this processing is Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, lit. b) GDPR. The above-mentioned data are saved in the log files as well to ensure functionality and safety, as well as for website optimisation. However, the IP address is saved in an anonymised form, so it cannot be attributed to you as the user of this website. The data collected to make the website available are deleted once the session on the website is terminated. The log files are deleted after 30 days at the latest.

3.2 Contact request using the contact form and by e-mail

On this website, Hovmand offers you the possibility of sending electronic messages to Hovmand using a contact form. Hovmand collects the following data categories via this contact form.

  • Company
  • Salutation
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • E-mail
  • Telephone
  • Country
  • Purpose (drop dow menu: product info, price offer)
  • Message (free text)

Alternatively, you can contact Hovmand using the e-mail address provided on http://www.hovmand.com/contact/. In this case, Hovmand saves the personal data sent in your e-mail. The data you provide are saved by Hovmand in order to process your request or answer your questions by e-mail or telephone. The legal basis for the processing of the data provided to Hovmand is Art. 6 (1), first sentence, lit. f) GDPR. The purpose of processing is to handle your contact request. This is the legitimate interest of Hovmand in the processing. To process your contact request, we forward the data you provide to us to Hovmand A/S, Rustkammervej 10, DK-4180 Sorø, www.hovmand.com. Hovmand deletes this data as soon as it is clear from the circumstances that your concern has been fully addressed or your question definitively answered. If there are statutory retention periods, Hovmand limits the processing. If you contact Hovmand, you can object to the processing of your personal data at any time. In such a case, Hovmand cannot continue to process your request. You can send your objection to mail@hovmand.com.  In this case, all data will be deleted.

3.3 Protected, exclusive area for Hovmand product dealers

If you are a dealer of Hovmand products, Hovmand additionally offers you to log in on this website with the username and password provided to you by Hovmand. In addition, the following is saved when you log in:

  • Username
  • Date and time

The data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1), first sentence, lit. b). Hovmand uses these data only to provide special content, in particular photos and documents related to Hovmand products that you as a dealer need for sales and marketing purposes. The data are deleted when you are no longer the dealer and no longer have access rights.

3.4 Cookies

Hovmand uses session cookies on this website. These are small text files saved on your hard drive only for the duration of your visit to this website and deleted when closing your browser, depending on your browser settings. These cookies do not retrieve any information about you stored on your hard drive and do not affect your computer or your files. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to inform you when cookies are being sent. You can prevent the installation of cookies by using the corresponding settings in your browser, for example using the setting that deactivates the automatic dropping of cookies in general or in specific cases, e.g. only cookies from the “googleadservices.com” domain are blocked. You can delete saved cookies at any time. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, lit. b) GDPR. The cookies are used for technical reasons in order to facilitate the user of this website and optimise user-friendliness. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysis of your usage behaviour) are stored, they will be addressed separately in this data privacy notice (see section 3.4).

3.5 Use of Google Analytics

If you granted your consent, Hovmand uses Google Analytics on this website. This is a web analysis service Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files saved on your computer that enable an analysis of your use of this website. The following data are saved:

  • browser type/version,
  • operating system used,
  • referrer URL (of the previously visited site),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of server request.

The information generated by these cookies are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. On this website, Hovmand uses Google Analytics with an IP anonymisation function. In this case, your IP address is shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and thus anonymised. Hovmand uses the data collected by the cookies to track the usage behaviour of the visitors to this website. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics if you granted your consent is Art. 6 (1), first sentence, lit a) GDPR. According to Google, it will never combine your IP address with other Google data. Hovmand deletes the data as soon as they are no longer needed for analysis purposes. This is the case after 14 months. You can revoke your consent to the processing of your data and prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, Hovmand would like you to be aware that in this case, you might not be able to use all the features of this website in full. Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation option for the most common browsers, which gives you more control over which data are collected and processed by Google. If you activate this option, no information about the website visit will be sent to Google Analytics. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link. http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de Alternatively, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be dropped, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie works only in this browser and only for this website; it is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you have to drop the opt-out cookie again. More information on data privacy in connection with Google Analytics is available in Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de)

4. Rights of data subjects

If your personal data are processed on this website, you are a data subject in accordance with Art. 4 (1) GDPR. You have the following rights vis-a-vis the controller:

4.1 Information, rectification and/or completion, deletion, restriction, objection, revocation and data portability

You have the following rights vis-a-vis Hovmand with regard to your personal data processed by Hovmand:

  • right to information, i.e. confirmation of whether personal data that concerns you are processed, and if yes, information about these data (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • right to rectification and/or completion (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • right to deletion (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).
4.2 Right to lodge a complaint

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority of your habitual residence or place of work or the headquarters of Hovmand in connection with the processing of your personal data by Hovmand (Art. 77 GDPR).

4.3 Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1), first sentence, lit f) GDP, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR on grounds relating to your particular situation or if the objection is aimed against direct marketing. In case of direct marketing, you generally have a right to object, which is implemented by Hovmand without specifying a particular situation. If you would like to exercise your right to revoke or object, just send an e-mail to mail@hovmand.com

4.4 Right to revoke

You have the right to revoke your data privacy consent at any time. Revocation of consent does not affect the legality on the basis of the consent until its revocation.

5. Security of your data

We use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to ensure the security of the data you provide to us. In particular, when assessing the level of protection, we take into account the risks associated with this processing on this website, and in particular, unintentional or unlawful destruction, loss, change or unauthorised disclosure and/or access to personal data that are transmitted, saved or processed in another manner. When sending very sensitive data or information, Hovmand asks that you use the postal service, because complete data security cannot be guaranteed by e-mail.

6. Validity and changes to this data privacy notice

This data privacy notice is currently valid and is dated 25/05/2018. In consequence of further development of this website and its content, due to changed legal regulations or requirements of supervisory authorities, it may be necessary to change this data privacy notice. You can view and print out the latest data privacy notice at any time by visiting http://www.hovmand.com/privacy-notice/ In case of questions about this data privacy notice or complaints, please use the contact form under http://www.hovmand.de/contact/ to contact Hovmand or get in touch with Hovmand’s data protection officer (for contact information see section 1).