Privacy Policy

With the following information we would like to inform you as a visitor to our website about what happens to your personal data we collect and for what purposes and to what extent we use this data. This privacy policy applies to all personal data we process on our website and on our external online presences (social media) in the course of providing our services.


1    Controller and data protection officer

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

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

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

The company's data protection officer can be contacted by phone at the number mentioned above or at


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 webserver. 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 listed data is processed by us on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) 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 (General Data Protection Regulation). 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 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.

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

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

2.5 Processing of business cards

Please note that on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 lit. b, c, f in connection with ERW. 44, 45, 47 GDPR for new business contacts in the context of pre-contractual measures, a comparison with sanctions lists of the EU is performed. For this purpose, the personal data are transmitted to our service provider AEB SE and compared. The personal data are processed exclusively in the territory of the EU and only for the purpose mentioned.

If you do not agree, you can at any time, without stating reasons, object to this processing. In the case of an objection, unfortunately, it is not possible for us to make contractual or pre-contractual initial business contacts.

2.6 Social Media

We maintain profiles with the social media providers Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram as well as with the video portal YouTube and use the technical platforms and services of the respective provider to display our content.

As the operator of the respective profile, we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social network within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR. When you visit our profile, personal data is processed by the controller. In the following, we will inform you about what data is involved, how it is processed and what rights you have in this regard.

We would like to point out that you use the website or smartphone app and its functions at your own risk. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating, etc.). We may take your comments and ratings as an opportunity to respond to them with our own comments. For this purpose, we make use of our legitimate interest in interacting with active users of our profile (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

If you have questions of any kind, you have the option of contacting us via personal messages. Your username may be automatically communicated to us. Further information can be provided voluntarily, in particular options for contacting us outside the social network. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR based on your voluntarily given consent. The personal data processed by us for the purpose of contacting you will be automatically deleted after your request has been dealt with, unless there are statutory retention obligations to the contrary (e.g. because a contractual relationship has been established between us on the basis of your request).

When you visit our profiles, the provider collects, among other things, your IP address and other information that is stored on your end device in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as the operator of the social media profile, with statistical information about the use of the website.

The data collected about you in this context is processed by the respective provider and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. What information the provider receives and how it is used is described by the provider in general terms in its data usage guidelines. There you will also find information on how to contact the provider and on the settings options for advertisements.

The way in which these providers use data from visits to the profiles for their own purposes, the extent to which activities on the websites are assigned to individual users, how long this data is stored and whether data is passed on to third parties is not conclusively and clearly explained by these providers and is not known to us. When you access our profiles, the IP address assigned to your end device is transmitted to the respective provider. It may be possible for the respective provider to assign IP addresses to individual users. If you are currently logged in to a social media provider as a user, a cookie with your identifier is stored on your device. This enables the provider to track that you have visited this page and how you have used it. If you want to avoid this, you should log out of the respective social media provider or deactivate the "stay logged in" function, delete the cookies on your device and close and restart your browser.

Addresses of the providers with their data protection notices:

Facebook: Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland;

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2, Irland;

Instagram: address like Facebook (s.o.);

XING: New Work SE, Am Strandkai 1, Hamburg, Germany;

YouTube: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA;

Information on your rights can be found in section 6.

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 GDPR 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 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR is required for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

4    Cookies

If you give us your consent when you visit our website, we use so-called cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device when you visit our site. Cookies do not contain 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 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 recognize 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 recognize 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 optimizing our offer for you (see Section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize when you return to our site that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period.

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

With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet requirements and is continually optimized. 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 optimizing our offer. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision. However, this only happens in the case of your prior consent in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, which you can revoke at any time.

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').

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 identity 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 / Revocation of consents

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 status bar of your browser.

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

9    Use of YouTube videos

This website uses the YouTube embedding function to display and play videos from the provider "YouTube", which is owned by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

Information on the use of our profile on YouTube and other social media providers can be found in section 2.6.

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, functional and content elements

On our website we use functional and content elements that are obtained from the servers of the respective third-party providers. External fonts from Google Fonts are provided on the HNPM web server, so that no data is transmitted to Google. The integration of other Google services (assets), such as Google Tag Manager or Google Analytics is carried out by a server call, usually by a Google server in the USA. This transmits to the server which of our Internet pages you visited. The IP address of the browser of the end device of the visitor to this website is also stored by Google.

You can find more information in the data protection information of Google, which you can find 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 documents will be automatically deleted six months after notification of this decision, unless you give us your consent to further storage, e.g. for inclusion in an applicant pool.

13    Updating and changing this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and was last updated July 2024.

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