Data Protection Statement

1. Data protection at a glance

The following information provides an easy-to-understand overview of what happens with your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our Privacy Policy below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data is collected on this website by the website operator. You can obtain the website operator’s contact details from the legal notice on this website.

How do we collect your data?

Some data is collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This data consists primarily of technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse how you use the site.

What are your rights regarding your data?

You have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge on the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You may contact us via the address provided in the legal notice about this and any other questions you may have about data protection at any time. Moreover, you have the right to file complaints with the competent supervisory authority.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your browsing behaviour. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your browsing behaviour is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General notes and mandatory information

Data Protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidential and in accordance with the data protection provisions, as well as this data protection statement.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this is accomplished and for what purpose.

We expressly note that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. E-mail communication) may be insecure. Complete protection of data against third party access is not possible.

Withdrawal of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out before the withdrawal.

Right to file complaints with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of data protection breaches, the data subject has the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the data protection officer of Baden-Württemberg.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL / TLS encryption

This website uses SSL and TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content such as orders or enquiries you send to us as the site operators. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from ‘http://’ to ‘https://’ and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, third parties cannot read the data you transmit to us.

Access, blocking, deleting

You are entitled within the scope of applicable laws to be informed at any time and free of charge about your personal data which is stored, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing as well as correction, blocking or deletion of said data if applicable. You may contact us via the address provided in the legal notice about this and any other questions you may have about personal data at any time.

Objection to advertising emails

The use of contact data published within the bounds of the disclaimer obligation to send advertising and information that is not expressly requested is hereby forbidden. The site operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event that advertising information is sent through unrequested spam e-mails.

3. Data protection representative

Statutory data protection representative

We have appointed a data protection representative for our company.

HZ Hardware - B. Hesse
Bernd Hesse
Elisabeth-Selbert-Straße 40

71364 Winnenden

Phone: +49 (0) 7195 942120
E-mail: datenschutz(at)

4. Data collection on our website


Some of the internet pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies a small text files, which are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we used are what are referred to as session cookies. They are deleted automatically after you end your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to identify your browser the next time you visit us.

You can configure your browser to notify you when cookies are placed and to only permit cookies in exceptions, to exclude the acceptance of cookies in particular cases or in general as well as to automatically delete the cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies required to carry out electronic communications or provide certain functions you desire (e.g. the shopping cart function) are stored based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies in order to provide and optimise its services without technical errors. Insofar as other cookies are stored (such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on the website), they are discussed separately in the privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider collects and stores information automatically in server log files, which your browser transmits to us automatically. These are:

·         Browser type and version

·         Operating system used

·         Referrer URL

·         Host name of the accessing device

·         Time of the server request

·         IP address

This data is not combined with other data sources.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send enquiries to us through the contact form, we will store the information you supplied in the contact form including any contact details for the purpose of processing your enquiry. We will not share this data without your consent.

The data entered into the contact form is therefore processed exclusively subject to your consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out before the withdrawal.

The data you enter into the contact form remains with us until you request that we delete it, withdraw your consent to its storage, or the purpose for which the data was stored becomes obsolete (e.g. after your enquiry has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - particularly record retention periods - remain unaffected.


5. Analytics tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service of Google Analytics. These services are provided by Google Ireland Limited.

Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and which permit analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of the website generated by the cookie is, in general, transmitted to and stored by Google Inc. on servers in the United States.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour, both to optimise its web presence and advertising.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of such Cookies if you instruct your browser accordingly; please note, however, that if your browser setting prevents the storage of such Cookies, that you may not have full access to all of the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent the transmission of the data to Google that is created by the Cookie and that relates to your usage of this website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under:

Objection to Data Collection

You can prevent collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. Doing so will place an opt-out cookie which will prevent your data from being collected when you visit this website in future: Deactivate Google Analytics.

You can find more information about what Google Analytics does with user data in Google’s privacy policy:

6. Plugins and tools

Google Maps

To allow you to find us more easily, we have incorporated map data from the Google Maps service of Google Ireland limited into our website via an API. In order to show the content in your browser, Google must obtain your IP address, otherwise Google would not be able to provide this integrated content.

The legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR because the IP address is required to provide you with the content. As part of this processing, our cooperation with Google takes place based on a contract on our joint responsibility pursuant to Article 6 GDPR, which can be accessed here .

For further information on Google’s data processing, please refer to Google’s privacy policy at