Data Protection

Privacy Statement

Scope of validity

This Privacy Statement explains to users the type, scope and purpose of the collection of personal data on behalf of the responsible operator - HET Filter GmbH, Dieselstrasse 1, D-63674 Altenstadt,,  +49 (0) 6047 - 9644 - 0  - on this website (hereinafter the “offering”).

The legal basis of data protection can be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

Access data/ Server log files

The website operator (respectively the web space provider) collects/acquires data each time when accessing the offering (so-called server log files). The access data include:

Name of the accessed website, file, date and time when accessing, transmitted data amount, report on successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (URL of the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

The website operator shall use the log data exclusively for statistical evaluations concerning the operation, safety and optimization of the offering. The website operator, however, reserves the right to subsequently check the log data, when the legitimate suspicion of unlawful use is given based on concrete evidence.

Handling of personal data

Personal data are information, with which a person is determinable, meaning data, which can be tracked back to a person. Such data include the name, the E-mail address or the telephone number. But also data such as preferences, hobbies, memberships or the web pages that were visited by a person, count as personal data.

Personal data are only collected, used or passed on by the website operator when legally permitted or when users consent to the data collection/acquisition.


When establishing contact with the website operator (e.g. via contact form or E-mail), the users data/information will be stored/saved for the purpose of processing the request, as well as for the case of follow-up questions.

Embedding services and third party contents

Within this online offering, it may happen that third party contents, such as YouTube videos, mapping material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, are embedded. This always assumes that the providers of the contents (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers") perceive the IP address of the users. After all, without the IP address, the third-party provider could not send the contents to the browser of the respective user. Thus, the IP address is required for representation of these contents. We make every effort to use only such contents, where the respective website operators merely use the IP address for delivering the contents. Nonetheless, we have no influence on whether these third-party providers store/save the IP address, e.g., for statistical purposes. As far as this is known to us, we inform the users hereof.


Cookies are small files that enable the storing/saving of specific, device-related information on the user's access device (PC, smartphone, etc.). On the one hand, they contribute to the usability of websites and thus support the users (e.g. for storing login data). On the other hand, they are used for the collection/acquisition of statistical data on website usage and their analysis, with the purpose of improving the offering. The user can influence the use of the cookies. Most browsers provide an option, which either limits or completely prevents cookies from being stored/saved. It must be pointed out, however, that the usage and particularly the usage comfort of websites is limited without cookies.

Many online-ad-cookies from companies can be administered via the US American webpage or the EC page .

Google Analytics

This offering is used by Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called „Cookies“, text files, which are stored/saved on the user's computer. They enable the usage of the website to be analyzed. The information - generated by the cookie - on the usage of this website through users are generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

In case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, the IP addresses of Google users within Member States of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, however, will be abbreviated before being transmitted. In exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. The IP anonymization on this website is active. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use these information to evaluate the usage of the website by the users, to draw up reports on the website activities and to provide further services connected with the website and Internet activity to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with other Google data. Users can enable cookies with the appropriate settings in their browser software. This offering points out to the users that in this case, possibly not all function of this website can be fully used. Beyond this, users can prevent the collection/acquisition of the data generated by the cookie and related to the website usage (incl. your IP address) from Google as well as the processing of these data through Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

As an alternative to the browser add-on or for browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link in order to prevent future collection/acquisition through Google Analytics within this website. In the process, an opt-out cookie is enabled on your device. When deleting cookies, this link must be clicked on again.

Revocation, changes, corrections and updating

On application, the user has the right to receive free-of-charge information on the personal data stored on him. Additionally, the user has the right to have faulty data corrected as well as personal data blocked and deleted, as far as there is no legal obligation to retain such data.

Data-protection sample by Attorney Thomas Schwenke - I LAW it