Last Update: 05/01/2021
I. Data processing for providing the website
In order for us to display the websites to you, it is necessary to process certain information. This is already done when you visit our website. In addition, we offer various functionalities on our websites which require further data processing.
- Log Files
When you use our services or visit our websites, various information is passed on to our servers, which we treat as personal data.
- your IP address,
- the page you visit on our site,
- date and time of your visit,
- browser version,
- operating system.
In addition we may use third party services that collect, monitor and analyze your website visits, see section: II. Usage analysis and tracking.
- Contact Forms
At various points on our websites you will find contact forms via which you can send us an enquiry or, for example, request a quotation for one of our services. For inquiries, the following information is requested: company, name, e-mail address, telephone and your message
We use this data exclusively for answering your inquiry and the associated communication.
Your data will be deleted as soon as your request has been processed. In case of a contract conclusion we process the data if necessary for the fulfilment of the contract.
If you are interested in distributing our services as a Hornetsecurity partner, you can register via our websites in our partner program. To do this, you must fill out the online partner application in the course of which you must provide these information: company name and address, company website, email address, name, phone number, job title.
- Information on the newsletter and consents
With the following information we will inform you about our newsletters as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter you agree to the receipt and the described procedures. We will only send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information (hereinafter “newsletters”) with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. If the contents of a newsletter are specifically described within the scope of a registration, they are decisive for the consent of the users.
- a) Double-Opt-In and logging
Subscription to our newsletter (more precisely referred to on the websites as “Hornetsecurity News”) takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. The login and confirmation time, as well as the IP address is stored.
- b) Statistical surveys and analyses
The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the Pardot server when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are initially collected. The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked.
- c) Termination/revocation
You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent.
- Other personal data
Clearly personal data is only collected if you provide it voluntarily, e.g. in the case of individual inquiries/as part of an application/talent loyalty programme or in the case of a service or support inquiry via a contact form, by e-mail, online or in writing. We may forward your personal data to the department responsible for the processing of your inquiry/application.
II. Usage analysis and tracking
- Google (Universal) Analytics
These websites use Google Analytics. Google collects information about your use of these websites (including your IP address via a cookie, and stores the information. Google analyses the information collected and sends us reports on the usage activities on our websites and provides us with additional services for this purpose
In addition to blocking all cookies by your browser, you can prevent Google from processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent future collection by Google Analytics within these websites (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain, if you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again): Disable Google Analytics at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
- Google AdWords
Our websites use the advertising tool “Google AdWords” from Google including its conversion tracking. We use this tool to determine how successful advertising for our services on websites other than our own is.
You can prevent tracking by disabling the conversion tracking cookie in your browser settings.
We also use Google’s Doubleclick service. A cookie is set and a pseudonymous identification number (ID) is assigned to your browser. The cookie determines whether and which advertisements were displayed and clicked in your browser. This enables us to tailor your advertising even better to your interests. Google analyses the information collected and sends us reports on the usage activities on our websites and provides us with additional services for this purpose
In addition to the general options mentioned above for preventing cookies, you can also specifically prevent Google from saving the Doubleclick cookie by downloading an appropriate browser plug-in. You can find it here.
- Facebook-Custom Audience
We use so-called Facebook pixels on our websites. This is the function of a web analysis service of Facebook. This enables us to track which of our sub-pages you have visited. We share this information with Facebook to better match our ads there to your real interests and to analyze the effectiveness of our ads on Facebook. Depending on your use of our websites, Facebook assigns you to certain groups of interested parties known as custom audiences. For more information on how Facebook Trackingpixel collects data, visit here or here.
Irrespective of this, you can generally object to the use of such cookies via various third-party sites, e.g.:
- Network advertising initiative: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/
- aboutads: http://www.aboutads.info/choices
- Youronlinechoices: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/
We use the Pardot Marketing Automation System (“Pardot MAS”) from salesforce.comWhen you visit our websites, the Pardot records your click path and creates an individual user profile using a pseudonym. For this purpose, cookies are used that enable the recognition of your browser.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, please contact the above-mentioned responsible body. In addition, you can deactivate the creation of pseudonymized user profiles at any time by configuring your Internet browser so that cookies from the “salesforce.com” domain are not accepted. However, this can lead to certain limitations in the functions and user-friendliness of our offer.
- LinkedIn Analytics
- Bing Ads
On our websites we use the Bing Ads Conversion Tracking of Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”).
Bing Ads places cookies on your computer if you have accessed our websites via a Microsoft Bing advertisement. This allows Microsoft Bing and us to determine that our ad has been clicked, as well as that the visitor has been redirected to one of our websites and has reached a predetermined target page (conversion page). We do not receive any personal information about you, only the total number of users who came to the conversion page via a Bing advertisement will be provided. This allows us to determine the effectiveness of our ads.
- Push Notifications
If you activate push notifications for these websites using the “Signalize” service, a function of your Internet browser or mobile operating system will be used to provide the notifications for you. Only anonymous or pseudonymous data is transmitted for the purpose of sending messages. Depending on the configuration of the websites, this may be:
- Pseudonymous User ID: a randomly generated value (example: 108bf9a85547edb1108bf9a85547edb1) stored in a tracking cookie ID
- Pseudonymous digital fingerprints, pseudonymous mobile device codes and where required pseudonymous cross-device identifiers
This data is only processed to deliver the notifications you have subscribed to and to configure notification-related settings. You can object to receiving notifications at any time via the settings of your browser or mobile device. Information about unsubscribing for push notifications can be found here.