The HB-Laserkomponenten GmbH, Heldenbergstraße 26, 73529 Straßdorf is the operator of this website and the services offered thereon and are therefore responsible for the collection, processing and use of personal data within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

Tot e extent that there is any scope within the context of the Internet facility at HB-Laserkomponenten GmbH to include personal or business data, the inclusion of this data expressly assumes that the user consents to providing it. HB-Laserkomponenten GmbH expressly declares that this data will only be uses for the specified purpose and shall not be forwarded to third parties. All data will be treated in a confidential manner in accordance with the applicable legislation on data protection.

  1. Definitons

This Data Privacy Statement of HB-Laserkomponenten GmbH is based on the terminology that the European legislator of directives and regulations used when issuing the General Date Protection Regulation (GDPR) Our Data Privacy Statement should be easily readable and understandable for the general public, as well as for our customers and business associates. To ensure this, we wish to first explain the terminology used:

  1. Personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A natural person is regarded as identifiable, if he/she can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier, such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more particular characteristics that express the physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

  1. Data subject

A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

  1. Processing

Processing means any process carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures, or any series of such processes, in connection with personal data, such as collecting, recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or altering, retrieving, requesting, using, disclosing by means of transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, collating or linking, restricting, erasing or destroying.

  1. Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim f limiting the processing of this data in future.

  1. Pseudonymistation

Pseudonymisation means the processing of the personal data in such a way that the data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data cannot be ascribed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  1. Controller or controller responsible for the processing

The controller, or the controller responsible for the processing, is any natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other entity that, alone or joints with others, decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. If the purposes and means of this processing are prescribed by Union or Member State law, the controller, or the specific criteria for the controller’s nomination, may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

  1. Commissioned processor

A commissioned processor is any natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other entity that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

  1. Recipient

A recipient is any natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other entity to whom personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether or not such person or entity is a third party. However, public authorities that possibly receive personal data within the framework of a particular inquiry user Union or Member State law will not be deemed to be recipients.

  1. Third party

A third party is any natural or legal person, public authority, institution or entity other than the data subject, controller, commissioned processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or commissioned processor, are authorized to process personal data

  1. Consent

Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he/she, by a statement of by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him/her.

  1. General information on personal data processing

We obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR of the European General Data Protection Regulation serves as the legal basis.


In the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 lit. I B of the European General Data Protection Regulation serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject Article 6 lit. I C of the European General Data Protection Regulation serves as the legal basis.

In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 lit. I D of the European General Data Protection Regulations serve as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Article 6 lit. I F of the European General Data Protection Regulations serves as the legal basis for the processing.


  1. Collection of personal data
  1. When visiting the Website

When you visit our website, the browser on your device automatically sends information to the server on our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection. The following information is recorded without action on your part and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the computer requesting access
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • Website from which access is made (referrer URL)
  • Identification data of the browser and operating system used (browser type/version, operating system used)
  • Usage data (e. g. pages visited, interest in content, access times)

This data is processed for the purpose of enabling use of the website (connection establishment), system security, technical administration of the network infrastructure, optimization of the internet offer and convenient use of our website as well as measuring the coverage and for marketing purposes. The IP address is only evaluated in case of attacks on the network infrastructure and for statistical purposes.

  1. When subscribing our newsletter

Users of this website have the possibility to subscribe to our company’s free newsletter.

HB-Laserkomponenten GmbH uses this newsletter to inform its customers and business partner’s regularly about the company’s products and services. It is only possible to receive our company’s newsletter if the person requesting in has a valid email address and the person requesting it registers for the newsletter to be sent to them. When a person registers for the newsletter for the first time, a confirmation mail using the double-opt-in process is sent to the registered email address for legal purposes. This confirmation mail serves to ensure that the owner of the email address has authorized the receipt of the newsletter as the person in question. The personal data that is collected for the registration of the newsletter is used solely for the purpose of sending out the newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by email should this be necessary for the newsletter service or a registration to this effect, such as in the case of changes to the newsletter service or changes in the technical conditions related to the newsletter.

The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the recipient at any time. The consent to the recording of personal data, which the recipient has given in order to receive the newsletter, can be revoked at any time. There is a link in every newsletter for the purpose of revoking consent. Furthermore, it is possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter anytime in a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels. Tracking pixels are miniature graphics that are embedded in emails and are sent in HTML format to facilitate log file recording and log file analysis. This enables a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. With the embedded tracking pixel, HB-Laserkomponenten GmbH is able to see whether, and when, an email has been opened by a person in question and which of the links that are included in the email have been opened.

The personal data that is gathered from such tracking pixels that are embedded in the newsletter, is saved and evaluated by the controller, in order to optimize the newsletter and to customize the content of the newsletter more to the requirements of the recipient. This personal data is not forwarded to any third party. Newsletter recipients have the right to revoke the separate consent that they gave via the double-opt-in process at any time. Once revoked, the personal data will be deleted by the controller. HB-Laserkomponenten GmbH interprets unsubscribing the newsletter as an automatic revocation.

We use CleverReach services of the company CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstraße 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany for sending the newsletter. We transmit the email address and the details given voluntarily to CleverReach for the purpose of sending the newsletter. You can find further information about CleverReach’s privacy policy here: https//www.cleverreach.de/datenschutz/

  1. In the context of using our contact form

You can send us general enquiries using the contact form provided on our site. In addition to your message, we will ask you to provide your first and last name, a valid email address and a telephone number. Further personal information is not collected unless you provide this information voluntarily as part of the message. The commissioning is accordance with Art. 5 Section 1 a GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in being able to process your enquiries.

  1. Usage of personal data

The use of your personal data is for the purpose of the contractual relationship. We need

  • Your name and your address, to know who our contracting party is and who will receive our services.
  • Your contact details (e-mail address, telephone number) for sending offers and confirmations.
  • Your e-mail address for sending our newsletter, providing you have subscribed to our newsletter.
  • Your bank details for the accounting.
  1. Cookies

This site uses cookies. Cookies help to make your visit here more comfortable and useful in many ways. Cookies are alphanumerical text files, which are automatically saved to your hard drive when you visit our site. Cookies neither harm your hard drive, nor do they contain any viruses, Trojan horses or other malware. By setting cookies we receive personalized data. We use cookies, to make our site more users friendly. Some elements of this site require that we can recognize the user after a page change.

Beyond that we use cookies that aid in the analysis of users online behavior.

The legal basis for handling private data while using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 Sections 1 lit. a GDPR.

Data collected in this way are pseudonymized. This makes a matching of the data to the user impossible. Data do not get stored together with the user’s personal data. Using our site, the user is alerted to our use of cookies and asked for their consent. In this context we also explain how to suspend the storage of cookies by the user’s Web browser.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. But it is possible to configure the browser in such a way that it does not accept cookies at all or alerts you before accepting one. Deactivating cookies may mean that you cannot use our site’s full functionality.

  1. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analtytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. In case of activation of OP anonymization on this website, Google will, however, truncate your IP address beforehand within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in ex ceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
By using this website you consent to the processing of the data collected by Google in the aforementioned manner.

 

  1. Google AdWords

For purposes of promotion, our website also employs the Google ad tool “Google-AdWords”. As part of this, our website employs the analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, and hereinafter referred t as Google. If you access our site by way of Google ad, a cookie is placed on your computer. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores to your computer. These so-called “conversion cookies” cease to be active after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally. If you visit certain pages of our website while the cookie is still active, we and Google know that you, as a user, have clicked on ads placed on Google and were redirected to our site. Google uses the information obtained through conversion cookies to compile statistics for our website. These statistics tell us the total number of user who has clicked on our ad as well as which pages of our site were then accessed by each user. However, neither we nor other advertisers who use Google AdWords receive any kind of information that can be used to personally identify users. You can prevent the installation of conversion cookies by making the appropriate change to your browser settings, for example by setting your browser so that the automatic placement of cookies is deactivated or blocking cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com

You can obtain the relevant data privacy policy from Google at the following link: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

  1. Social Media Plug-Ins

On our site called Social Plugins the social networks Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn are used.

A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform fort he exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet communit to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to include the creeation of private profiles, upload photos and network thorugh friend requests.

  1. Facebook

Our website uses so called Social Plugins oft he social netword Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. In the EU, this service is also operated by Facebook Irlenad Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, hereinafter both referred to as „Facebook“. Facebook guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States. The legal basis is Art. 6 Section 1. lit f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

Further information about the possible plug-ins and their respective funtions is available from Facebook at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

If the plug-in is stored on one oft he pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon fort he plu-in from Facebook’s servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Facebook to process you IP adress. In addition the date and time of your visit to our website will also be recorded.

If you are logged into Facebook while visiting one of our plugged-in-websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Facebook. The information collected may then be assigned to your personal account at Facebook. If, for example, you use the Facebook Like button, this information will be stored in your Facebook account and published on the Facebook platfrom. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of Facebook before visiting our website or use and add-on for your browser to prevent the Facebook plug-in from loading.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Facebook’s privacy policy found at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

  1. Google+

We use the plug-in oft he Google+ social network on our website.

Google+ is an online service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter Google)

Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States. The legal basis is Art. 6 Section 1. lit f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

Further information about the possible plug-ins and their respective functions is available from Google at http://developers.google.com/+/web

If the plug-in is stored on one oft he pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon fort he plug-in from Google’s server in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Google to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to Google while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Google. The information collected may then be assigned to your personal account at Google. If, for example, you use the +1 button, this infromation will be stored in your Google Account and may be published on the Google platfrom. To prevent this, you must either log out of Google before visiting our site or make appropriate settingsi n your Google account.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Google’s privacy policy found at https://policies.google.com/privacy/

  1. Twitter

Our website uses the plug-in oft he Twitter social network.

The Twitter service is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

Twitter guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States. The legal basis is Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from Twitter’s servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Twitter to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of you visit to our website will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to Twitter while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Twitter. The information collected may then be assigned to your personal account at Twitter. If, for example you use the Twitter Tweet button, this information will be stored in your Twitter account and may be published on the Twitter platfrom. To prevent this, you must either log out of Twitter before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your Twitter account.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Twitter’s privacy policy found at https://twitter.com/privacy

  1. Instagram

Our website uses the plug-in of Instagram.

The Instagram service is operated by Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Wy, Building 14, First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Instagram guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States. The legal basis is Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from Instagram’s servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Instagram to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to Instagram while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Instagram. The information collected may then be assigned to your person account at Instagram. To prevent this, you must either log out of Instagram before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your Instagram Account.


Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Instagram’s privacy policy found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

  1. Xing

Our website uses the plug-in of Xing. Xing is a internet based social network, which is connecting users with business contacts.

The Xing service is operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from XING’s servers. For technical reasons, it is necessary for XING to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to XING while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by XING. The information collected may then be assigned to your person account at XING. To prevent this, you must either log out of XING before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your XING Account.


Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in XING’s privacy policy found at https://www.xing.com/privacy

Also you can found at the following link the XING plug-ins: https://dev.xing.com/plugins

  1. LinkedIn

Our website uses the plug-in of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a social network for exchanging knowledge.

The LinkedIn service is operated by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

If the plug-in stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from LinkedIn’s servers. For technical reasons, it is necessary for LinkedIn to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to LinkedIn while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by LinkedIn. The information collected may then be assigned to your personal account at LinkedIn. To prevent this, you must either log out of LinkedIn before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your LinkedIn Account.


Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in LinkedIn’s privacy policy found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=de_DE

  1. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard tot he data processing tob e described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processd, further information about the nature of data processing and copies of the data. (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • tot he immediate deletion of data concerning them (Art. 17 GDPR) or alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Section 14 GDPR, t restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR.
  • to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (Art. 77 GDPR)

In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, ,deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Section 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless users have a right to information about these recipients.

  1. Access, Correction, blocking and deleting

You have a legal right of disclosure with respect tot he stored personal data bout you and you have a right to correction of inaccurate data, blocking and deletion. We will honor any legal right that you have to access, modify or erase your personal information. To qrequest access and for any further information, please contact

HB-Laserkomponenten GmbH

Heldenbergstraße 26

73529 Schwaebisch Gmuend

Tel: 07171 104 692-0

Fax: 07171 104 692-200

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Timeliness of the data protection

This data protection declaration is currently valid and dated 08. May 2018.