Data privacy statement for the website

Data privacy
The HPA takes the protection of your personal data extremely seriously. We want you to know when and what data we are collecting and how we use it. Technical and organisational measures have been taken to ensure that the data privacy regulations are observed both by ourselves and by our service providers.
During the further development of our web pages and the implementation of new technologies it may be that changes to this data privacy statement become necessary. Therefore, we recommend that from time to time you read through this data privacy statement again.

Stored data
At some places on our website, your are requested to enter personal data in forms (e.g. to register for a newsletter or in an online survey). We require this information in order to meet your wishes. You can decide freely whether you wish to enter this data or not. Your personal data is not combined or compared with other data, rather it is only used for the purposes desired by you. Further storage of the data does not take place.

Forwarding of personal data
Personal data, which has been logged during access to the HPA's website, is only transferred to third parties outside the HPA insofar as we are obliged to do so by law or by a court order, or the forwarding is necessary, in the event of attacks on the Internet infrastructure of the HPA, for the purposes of legal or criminal prosecution. Forwarding to third parties for any other purposes does not take place.

Use of cookies
The website of the HPA uses temporary session cookies, comprising a sequence of numbers used to identify you (ID) during a session. These data are used, for example, to maintain the font size set by you or the data you have already entered in form fields. The session cookie loses its validity upon closing of the web browser and is automatically deleted.

Most browsers are set up so that they automatically accept cookies. You can set up your browser so that you can decide on a case by case basis whether you wish to accept cookies or you can exclude the use of cookies completely.

Webanalyst service / eTracker

This website uses etracker technology ( to collect and store data on marketing and optimization purposes. From this data, usage profiles can be created under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the web browser's web browser. The cookies enable the Internet browser to be recognized. The data collected with the etracker technologies are not used to personally identify the visitor of this website without the separate consent of the data subject and are not combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. Data collection and storage can be denied at any time with effect for the future: Disable eTracker data collection here.

Use of data for our newsletter
When registering for the newsletter, we use the data required for this purpose and provided by you in order to send you our regular e-mail newsletter in accordance with your consent. The deregistration from the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done either by a message to the contact option described below or via a dedicated link in the newsletter. An unlawful transfer of your data to unauthorized third parties does not occur.

Note on web communications
The transmission of the online forms used in the website of the HPA takes place, as does the sending of emails, without encryption. It is therefore possible that your data may be intercepted by unauthorised persons and viewed, changed or deleted. As the HPA cannot, at the current time, offer a secure connection or data encryption, you should, if you do not want to take this risk, use another means of communication. Otherwise the transfer of data takes place at your own risk.

Version 15/08/2017