Privacy Statement

Welcome to our website. On this page you will find information about how we process your personal data when you visit our website.

We attach particular importance to compliance with the applicable data protection rules, this applies in particular to the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679; here also: “GDPR”), which is fully applicable from May 25, 2018.

1) Name and address of the person responsible for processing

This website is operated by H2UB GmbH , Essen (for them here also: “H2UB” or “we”). H2UB is solely responsible for the data processing operations associated with your visit, unless otherwise stated below. You can reach us under the following contact details:

Kallenbergstrasse 5
45141 Essen (Germany)

For more information about our company, please refer to our legal notice.

2) Contact details of the data protection officer

You can contact our company data protection officer at

3) Visit the website

Processed data: With every visit to our website, certain – mainly technical – information is collected, which may, however, be classified as personal by the case law. This includes the IP address, device identification, browser characteristics, operating system details, language settings, referring URLs, duration of visits and pages displayed. If you use our contact forms or functions for contributions and comments, we will collect the data you have transmitted and the time of transmission.

Processing purposes: We use the data transmitted by you via the contact form and other forms to process your request and initiate the resulting improvements. We use data transmitted by you in connection with functions for posts and comments for their publication and for processing questions that arise in connection with the content you have transmitted. When using other information, we generally do not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. This information is used to correctly deliver the content of our website, to protect it from cyber attacks, for scientific research and statistics, and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.

Legal basis for processing: Partial consent from data subjects; Execution of a contract or pre-contractual measures; Fulfillment of a legal obligation of H2UB; Processing to safeguard the legitimate interests of H2UB and third parties (see Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a to f GDPR). Further statistical evaluations of collected data are only carried out after the personal reference has been removed.

Pursued legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR: interest in operating a website; Securing our computer systems against attacks and optimizing the website; Tracking attacks on our computer systems.

Categories of recipients of personal data: Personal data are only disclosed to service providers for the operation of our website. Data transmitted via the contact form and other forms will be forwarded to the bodies required to answer / responsible for such questions.

No transfers to recipients in non-secure third countries: H2UB does not intend to transfer personal data to recipients in non-secure third countries (e.g. on the basis of the agreement of standard contractual clauses).

Storage period: The aforementioned personal data are generally stored for a period of seven days. The data is then anonymized or deleted. Exceptions are data that (i) are still required to investigate or pursue a cyber attack or which (ii) must be stored in accordance with a statutory or statutory retention requirement. We plan to store data transmitted by you via the contact form and other forms for a period of two years and then delete it.

Obligation to provide personal data: The aforementioned personal data do not have to be provided by you according to the law or contractual agreements. Processing restrictions can impair the functionality of our website.

The above-mentioned personal data will not be used to make automated decisions that have legal effects on you or significantly affect you in a similar way.

4) Google Analytics

We have integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and evaluation of data on the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data on which website a person concerned came to a website (so-called referrer), which sub-pages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page was viewed. A web analysis is regularly used to optimize a website and for a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA (here: “Google”).

We use the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. With this addition, the IP address of your Internet connection is shortened and anonymized by Google if you access our website from within the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is our legitimate interest in analyzing the flow of visitors to our website (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation). Google uses the data and information obtained on our behalf, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website provide.

Google Analytics places a cookie on your computer. What cookies are, we explain again in detail in section 5 below. By setting the cookie, an analysis of the use of our website is made possible. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, the Internet browser on your computer is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google is given knowledge of personal data on our behalf, such as your IP address, which, among other things, is used to trace the origin of visitors and clicks.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which access was made and the frequency of your visits to our website. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection you are using, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass this personal data collected through the technical process on to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as explained in section 5, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting in the internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on your computer. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

You also have the option of objecting to the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google and to prevent this. To do this, you can download and install a browser add-on from the link This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data or information on website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered an objection by Google. However, if your computer is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the browser add-on must be reinstalled in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If you uninstall or deactivate the browser add-on, you have the option of reinstalling or reactivating the browser add-on.

If you prevent the use of Google Analytics as described, this has no influence on the usability of our website.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at and at Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link

We do not store any personal data in the context of Google Analytics, as the data is immediately anonymized by Google.

A transfer of personal data to other recipients does not take place.

5) Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored and stored on a computer system via an internet browser.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation).

The personal data from the cookies are not transmitted to recipients. However, Google Analytics (Section 4) also use their own cookies.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in the internet browser you are using, you may not be able to use all of the functions of our website to their full extent.

We plan to keep the above data for the legal and statutory period and then delete it.

A transfer to third countries outside the European Economic Area (with the exception of the cookies from Google Analytics) is not intended.

6) Your Rights

In particular, you have the following rights, which H2UB will be happy to fulfill upon your request:
• Information about your personal data;
• Correction of personal data concerning you;
• Deletion or restriction of the processing of your personal data; or
• Objection to processing and the right to data portability.

Right to lodge a complaint: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Revocation of consent: You have the right to revoke your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

7) No responsibility for links to other websites

We have no influence on the websites of other providers that are offered under other domain names. Insofar as our website refers to such offers from third parties, we cannot assume any responsibility for how the third party handles your personal data. Please inform yourself accordingly with the respective third party.

Data protection officer

Status: June 6th, 2021