HNP Mikrosysteme GmbH

Bleicherufer 25
19053 Schwerin
T +49 | 385 | 52190-300
F +49 | 385 | 52190-333

Privacy Policy

1    Name and contact details of the party responsible for processing the data and of the company's data protection officer

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

HNP Mikrosysteme GmbH, Bleicherufer 25, 19053 Schwerin,
Germany, CEO Dr. Thomas Weisener

T +49 385 52190-300
F +49 385 52190-333

The company's data protection officer can be contacted at the above-mentioned address, addressed to the attention of Mr Ralf Kunow, or by email sent to

2    Collection and storage of personal data as well as the type and purpose of its use

2.1 When visiting the website

When you visit our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to our website server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • The date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the downloaded file,
  • Website from which access is made (referrer URL),
  • the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The data listed will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection to the website;
  • ensuring comfortable use of our website;
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 Page. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest arises from the purposes listed above for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. For further explanations, please refer to §§ 4 and 5 of this privacy policy.

2.2 When ordering services and products

If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a contract you have entered into us such as for goods, service, or other or consideration, your data will be processed based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. This also applies to processing operations necessary before a contract is signed, such as responding to enquiries about our products or services.

2.3 Legal obligation to process

If HNP Mikrosysteme is subject to a legal obligation requiring the processing of personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR.

2.4 When registering for our newsletter

If, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 page 1 lit. a of the GDPR, you have expressly consented  we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. To receive the newsletter, all you need to do is provide your email address.

You may unsubscribe at any time, for example via the link provided at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your request to unsubscribe by email to at any time.

2.5 When using our contact form

If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us using the form provided on the website. A valid e-mail address is required so that we know who sent the request and can respond to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 page 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will automatically be deleted after your request has been processed.

2.6. Extended processing of personal data

Your personal data will be verified by our external service provider AEB Gesellschaft zur Entwicklung von Branchen-Software mbH in Stuttgart, based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. c DSGVO in connection with EU regulations 881/2002 and 2580/2001 in the fight against terrorism and the review of existing embargo regulations. This involves a comparison with anti-terrorist lists, which are provided by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control. The transfer of personal data will be encrypted and is protected from unauthorized access of a third party by contractual regulations and technical and organizational measures.


3    Disclosure of data

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for reasons other than those listed below.

We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have expressly consented to this under Art. 6 para. 1 page 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • the disclosure in accordance with Art. 6 Para 1 page 1 lit. f DGPR is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that disclosure  in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 page 1 lit. c GDPR is a legal obligation, provided
  • this is legally permissible and in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR is required for the processing of contractual relationships with you.


4    Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do no damage to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information is stored in the cookie that results in each case in connection with the specifically used terminal device. However, this does not mean that we immediately become aware of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These will be deleted automatically after leaving our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your end device for a specified period of time to optimize user-friendliness. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically recognise that you have already been with us and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you (see Section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognise when you return to our site that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies are required for the purposes mentioned for the protection of our legitimate interests as well as of third parties according to Art. 6 para. 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. Deactivating cookies, however, may result in your being unable to use all the functions in our portal.

5    Analytics

5.1 Tracking tools

The tracking tools listed below are used by us based on Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 letter f GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet requirements and is continually optimised. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

5.2 Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc for the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimisation of our pages. ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see under section 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website such as the

  • browser type/version,
  • operating system used,
  • referrer URL (the previously visited website),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of the server request,

will be sent to a server hosted by Google Inc. in the United States. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on advertising activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these Internet pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties where this is legally required, or where such third parties process the information. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP address is made anonymous so that an assignment is not possible ('IP masking').

You can adjust the settings of your browser to prevent the installation of cookies; however, we would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website.

You can also prevent cookie-generated data about your use of the website (including your IP address) being passed on to Google, and prevent this data from being processed by Google, by downloading and installing the browser add-on available at the following link (

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking this link . This sets an opt-out cookie which prevents any future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie applies only in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help (

6    Your rights

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may obtain information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if this has not been collected by us, and requires the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about its detail;
  • to immediately request the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR;
  • to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • according to Art. 18 GDPR to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as far as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need this to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another responsible person;
  • pursuant to Art. 7 para 3 GDPR to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future and
  • to file a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority with jurisdiction for your usual place of residence or workplace or our headquarters. The latter would be the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania State Officer for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.


7    Right of objection

If your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (f) GDPR, you have the right in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data if there are reasons for this which arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an email to

8    Data security

We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Usually this is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously updated according to technological developments.

9    Automated decision-making

We do use your data for automatic decision making or profiling.

10    Use of Google Maps

On our website, we use Google Maps, a web service for the display of interactive (land) maps to visually display geographical information provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Using this service will show you our location and make it easier for you to find us.

Even when opening sub-pages which include the Google Maps map, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This takes place regardless of whether Google makes available a user account via which you are logged in or no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google saves your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. An evaluation of this nature is carried out in particular in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 lit.f GDPR on the basis of Google's legitimate interest in the placement of personalised advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.
Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
If you do not agree to the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of the use of Google Maps, it is also possible to completely deactivate the Google Maps web service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. In this case, Google Maps and hence the map display on this website cannot be used.
You can view Google's Terms of Use at; the additional Terms of Use for Google Maps can be found at
Detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps can be found on Google's website ("Google Privacy Policy"):

11    Use of external fonts

On our website we use Google Fonts, external fonts provided by service of Google, Inc. ("Google"). Integration of these web fonts is implemented via a server access, typically a Google server in the United States. This transmits information to the server as to which of our website pages you have visited. The IP address of the browser on the visitor's terminal device is also stored by Google. Further information can be found in Google's privacy policy, which you can access here:

12    Data protection when applying for jobs

We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling your job application. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if you send us corresponding application materials, for example, by email or via a web form on the website. If we hire you, the data transmitted during the application process will then be stored for the purpose of processing your employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If we do not hire you, your application materials will be automatically deleted two months after we notify of that decision, provided that no other legitimate interests require us to retain your data. Such legitimate interest may, for example, be to serve as evidence for use in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

13    Updating and changing this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and was last updated May 2018.

It may be necessary to change this privacy policy as our website and other offerings evolve or if legal or regulatory requirements change. You can access and print out the current privacy policy at any time on our website