Data protection

Data protection declaration

This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of visitor and user data (hereinafter collectively referred to as “user”) by Hermann + Hermann, Owner: Matthias Petermann, Unter den Golläckern 36, 64295 Darmstadt as the body responsible for data protection.

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. As far as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our pages, this is always on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent. We point out that Communication on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may contain security risks. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

If you have any questions about data protection, you can reach us on workdays by e-mail at

Collection of access data

The provider collects data about every access to the online offer (so-called server log files). Access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the protocol data without assignment to the person of the user or other profiling in accordance with the statutory provisions only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimisation of the online offer. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log data subsequently if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete indications.

Collection and use of personal data

Personal data is only collected and used by the provider if this is permitted by law or if the user agrees to the data collection. As a rule, users can see which data is stored when using the service, such as name, e-mail address and message when using the order form.
The personal data provided for the purpose of ordering goods (such as name, e-mail address, address, payment data) are used by the seller to fulfil and process the contract. This data is treated confidentially, transmitted in encrypted form and not passed on to third parties who are not involved in the ordering, delivery and payment process.
When contacting the provider (via contact form or email), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.
The provider has taken organizational, contractual and technical security measures to ensure that the provisions of data protection laws are observed and that accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons is prevented.

Data forwarding to third parties

User data will only be passed on to third parties if this is permitted by law or if a user has consented to the forwarding.
This is the case, for example, if the forwarding of the data serves to fulfil contractual obligations towards the user and the postal address is handed over to a forwarding company after a shop order. Or if the data is requested by competent authorities such as law enforcement authorities.
The personal data of users will in no way be sold or passed on to third parties for advertising purposes or for the purpose of creating user profiles.


Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. At the end of your visit, they will automatically be deleted. Other cookies will remain stored on your device, until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you visit the next time. You can adjust your browser settings so that you are informed when cookies are used and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases, generally deactivate the acceptance as well as the activation of the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website might be limited.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us. These are: Browser type and browser version, used operating system, Referrer URL, Host name of the accessing computer, Time of the server request. This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A combination of this data with other data sources is not made. We reserve the right to change this data later to investigate if we become aware of any concrete indications for illegal use.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for in the case of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Newsletter data

If you want to receive the newsletter offered on the website, benötigen we require your e-mail address, information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use this data exclusively for the dispatch of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. You may revoke your consent to the storage of your data, your e-mail address and the use thereof for sending the newsletter at any time, such as the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually stored on a Google server in the USA.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the agreement before the transfer to the USA. The full IP address is only sent to a Google server in the USA in exceptional cases and is shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activity and to provide further services connected with the use of the website and the internet to the website operator. The IP address used under Google Analytics by your browser will not be matched with other data from Google.

Browser plugin

If you choose to refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can furthermore also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and your use of the website (including your IP address) and processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plugin:

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics
More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found at Google’s data protection declaration:

Contract data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and implement the strict requirements of the German Datenschutzbehörde in the use of Google Analytics completely.

Demographic features of Google Analytics

This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. Thus reports are provided, which contain statements to age, sex and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third-party providers. This data will not be assigned to any particular person. you may disable this feature at any time or generally prohibit Google Analytics from collecting your information as described in “Opt-out of data collection”.

Using Facebook Social Plugins

This online offer uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins can be identified by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here:
When a user calls up a website of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to the user’s browser and integrated into the website by the browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to their level of knowledge: By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. When a user interacts with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to obtain and store their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the relevant rights and setting options for the protection of users’ privacy, can be found in Facebook’s data protection information:
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his membership data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the website and delete the corresponding Facebook cookies. It is also possible to block Facebook social plug-ins with browser add-ons, for example with the “Facebook Blocker”.

+1 button from Google+

This online offer uses the buttons of the social network Google+ (e.g. “+1” button), which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). When a user accesses a website of this online offer that contains such a button, the browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers. The content of the buttons is transmitted by Google directly to its browser and integrated into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the extent of the data that Google collects with the buttons.
According to Google, no personal data is collected without a click on the button. Only with logged in members of Google+, such data, among other things the IP address, are raised and processed. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as the rights and setting options of the users in this respect to protect your privacy can be found in Google’s data protection information on the “+1″ button: and the FAQ: If a user is a Google+ member and does not want Google to collect data about him via this website and link it to your membership data stored by Google, the user must log out of Google Plus before visiting this website and delete the cookies belonging to Google within the browser.

Using the Pinterest buttons

The buttons (“Pin It”) of the Pinterest service, are used on this site. With the help of the buttons it is possible for users to share the provider’s articles on their “Pinterest Boards”.
When a user accesses a website that contains a “Pin It” button, his browser establishes a direct connection to Pinterest’s servers. Pinterest transmits the content of the “Pin It” button directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the extent of the data that Pinterest collects using the “Pin It” button and informs users according to their level of knowledge. After this, only the IP address of the user and the URL of the respective website are transmitted, but only used for the purpose of displaying the “Pin It” button and for sharing the content. For more information, please see Pinterest’s privacy policy at

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

The user has the right, upon request and free of charge, to receive information about the personal data stored about him by the provider. Contact details can be found in the imprint of the provider.
In addition, the user has the right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data, unless there is a legal obligation to store such data.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The provider reserves the right to change the data protection declaration in order to adapt it to changes in the legal situation or in the event of changes to the service or data processing.


For security and protection of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as a site operator, this site uses an SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If the SSL encryption is activated, the data you send to us, can not be read by third parties.