Hornetsecurity - privacy policy


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Headquarter Hannover:
Am Listholze 78
30177 Hannover

Hornetsecurity® GmbH

Further information

Managing Directors (Geschäftsführer): Oliver Dehning, Daniel Hofmann, Daniel Blank
Commercial register: Local Court Hannover, Germany, HRB 201937
VAT ID: DE256599255
Editorial Department & Webdesign: moc.y1532145473tiruc1532145473esten1532145473roh@o1532145473fni1532145473

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO):
 moc.y1532145473tiruc1532145473esten1532145473roh@y1532145473cavir1532145473p1532145473 (Mr. Olaf Petry)

Notes on privacy policy

We analyse the behaviour of users of our online products and services. When you visit our websites, we may store your access information (date, time, page viewed). These data are no personal data, as they cannot be used to identify any particular individual. The data is used solely for statistical purposes.

Use of cookies

We use the term “cookies” to refer to corresponding or similar technologies used by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR/EU-DSGVO) in relation to electronic exchange.

You can find more detailed information in our Cookie Policy.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files stored on your computer, which allow your use of this website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States. Hornetsecurity GmbH uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizelp()”. This means that Google will truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity for website operators and provide them other services relating to website activity and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the deployment of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under the following link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. You can prevent data being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the link. This sets an opt-out cookie, which will prevent future collection of your data when visiting this website. For more information about conditions of use and data protection, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics has been supplemented by the code “gat._anonymizelp();” to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (“IP masking”).


Personal Data

Again we would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “_anonymizeIp();” in order to guarantee anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). Therefore, Hornetsecurity GmbH does not store any personal data of a website visitor.


Distinct personal data is only collected if provided voluntarily, e.g. in the case of individual inquiries / as part of an application or a talent retention program via a contact form, or by email, online or in writing. In order to answer your questions or your application, we may forward your personal data to the responsible department. Furthermore, the data will not be passed on to third parties or used for purposes other than those stated in each case. Personal data transmitted to us (e.g. name, address, telephone number, fax number or email address) will only be used to answer your inquiry or to process your request or application. Your personal data is processed and stored via the marketing automation tool Salesforce Pardot, the ticket system OTRS and our servers. We store them only for as long as it is necessary for the aforementioned purposes or as long as we are legally obliged to store them. We would like to point out that messages via email in an unencrypted form are not an absolutely secure means of communication against access by third parties and in particular can become accessible to the email provider.


By submitting your information on our career page or by registering for the talent pool, you also agree that we may contact and inform you in writing and by telephone as part of our recruitment marketing or talent retention programs. Should you no longer wish to do so at a later date, you can have your data deleted at any time without giving any reasons. All you need to do is send a short message to moc.y1532145473tiruc1532145473esten1532145473roh@b1532145473oj1532145473


Google Re-/Marketing-Services

As a Google AdWords customer, we also use Google Conversion Tracking, an analysis service from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). When you click on an advertisement run by Google, Google AdWords places a cookie (“conversion cookie”) on your computer. These cookies expire after 30 days, contain no personal data and cannot be used to identify any individual. When you visit specific webpages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can identify that you have clicked on the advertisement and have been directed to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. This is why cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the help of the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted-in to conversion tracking. By this, AdWords customers learn how many users have clicked on their advertisement and have been redirected to a website provided with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not obtain any information that could be used to identify a particular user. If you do not want to take part in this tracking procedure, you can opt out from having the cookie stored on your computer. For this, change your browser settings to prevent the automatic acceptance of cookies. You can also disable conversion tracking cookies by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “googleadservices.com”. Furthermore, we use the remarketing technology from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, mountain view, CA 94043, United States; “Google”). This technology allows us to show ads to users who have already visited this website through targeted advertising on the websites of the Google partner network. The advertising is displayed with the help of cookies that have been stored on the user’s computer. These cookies are used to analyze user behavior on the relevant websites and to generate targeted product recommendations and interest-based advertising. If you prefer not to receive any interest-based advertising, you can disable the use of cookies by Google for these purposes by going to the following website. Alternatively, users can disable the use of third-party cookies by visiting the opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative. By using this site you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described and for the aforementioned purpose. Please note that Google has its own privacy policies, which are independent of ours. We accept no responsibility or liability for these policies and procedures. We recommend you familiarize yourself with Google’s Privacy Policy before you use our website.


Google Fonts

We use web fonts from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).


Google is certified for the “Privacy Shield” (https://www.privacyshield.gov/), which is intended to ensure compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.


When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser to display texts and fonts correctly. To do this, your browser connects to Google and tells Google that our websites have been accessed from your IP address.


The use of Google Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing representation of our web pages. If your browser does not support Google Fonts or Web Fonts, your device uses a default font.


For more information about Google Fonts and Google’s privacy policy, please visit the following web sites:





The legal basis for the processing of personal data using Google Fonts is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO (legitimate interest).


Blog Comments

When you post a comment on the blog, your IP address and your name will be saved. This is for our security against comments with illegal content. In this case, we could be prosecuted for the comment and are therefore interested in the identity of the comment writer.


Newsletter Notes

With the following information, we will inform you about our newsletters, the registration, sending and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described. We send newsletters, emails and other electronic notifications with advertising information only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of a newsletter are described correctly, they are authoritative for the consent of the users.


Double opt-in and logging

The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. After registration, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external email addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address.


Statistical survey and analyzes

The newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”, a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the Pardot server when the newsletter is opened. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval. This information is used to improve the technical performance of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their call locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times. Surveys also collect statistical facts, e.g. whether the newsletters will be opened, when they will be opened and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our goal nor that of Pardot to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.


Termination / Revocation

You can terminate receiving our newsletter at any time. At the same time, your consent to sending emails via Pardot and the statistical analyses will be extinguished. A separate revocation of the sending via Pardot or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible.


Marketing Automation

Our website uses Pardot Services, an analytical tool of salesforce.com, Inc, The Landmark @ One Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA. Pardot Services will set no more than two cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow us to analyze your use of the website. The cookies are a “visitor cookie and a “Pardot app session cookie”. The visitor cookie generates an ID number used to recognize the browser of the website visitor. The ID number is a generated numerical code that has no significance outside Pardot Services. The Pardot App session cookie is not set unless a customer logs onto the Pardot App as a user. All cookies contain only the number code generated. We also use Pardot in the registration process for our email service. Emails that are sent with Pardot use tracking technologies. We use this data to find out what topics you’re interested in by tracking whether our emails are opened and which links are clicked on. This information helps us to improve the emails that we send to you and the services we provide. If you wish to disable Pardot tracking you can change your browser settings or execute the appropriate browser extension. However, this can lead to functional restrictions and impair our website’s user friendliness.


Facebook Plugin & Remarketing / Retargeting

Our website uses functions of Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, whereby we use our legitimate interests (this means e.g. evaluations and optimisations of our online presence in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) to use Social Media Plugins of the social network Facebook. When you access our pages with Facebook plug-ins, a connection is established between your browser and Facebook’s servers. Data is already being transferred to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, this data can be linked to it. If you do not want this information to be associated with your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting our site. Interactions, in particular the use of a comment function or clicking a “Like” or “Share” button, are also shared with Facebook.


Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers an appropriate guarantee to comply with the provisions of the DSGVO (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active)


In the realm of usage-based online advertising, we make use of the “Custom Audience pixel” of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) on our website. With its help, we can keep track of what users do after they see or click on a Facebook advertisement. This enables us to monitor the effectiveness of Facebook ads for purposes of statistics and market research. Data collected in this way is anonymous to us, which means we cannot see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is saved and processed by Facebook, which we will inform you of to the best of our knowledge. Facebook can connect this data with your Facebook account and use it for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ . You can allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on and outside of Facebook. A cookie can also be saved on your device for these purposes.


Please click here if you would like to withdraw your consent: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_=_



Plug-ins for the social network LinkedIn from LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (referred to in the following as “LinkedIn”) are integrated in our web pages. When you visit our web pages, a direct connection is established between your browser software and the LinkedIn server via the plug-in. In doing so, LinkedIn is notified that you have visited our web page from your IP address. You can link the contents of our web pages with your LinkedIn profile by clicking the LinkedIn “Recommend” button while you are logged on to your LinkedIn account. This enables LinkedIn to associate your visit to our web pages with your user account. Please note that we as the provider of these web pages have no knowledge about the content of the transmitted data or how it is used by LinkedIn.


Details about the collection of data (purpose, scope, further processing, use), as well as your rights and configuration options, are given in LinkedIn’s data privacy notice, which can be viewed at http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv.