Data collection upon visiting our website
Each time a user visits the Hermes Germany GmbH website, our web servers temporarily store and process certain data in a log file. In order to comply with the requirements of data protection legislation, each user’s IP address is anonymised before datasets are stored. The following data is collected in a log file each time our website is accessed:
- the anonymised IP address of the computer submitting a query
- the date and duration of the user’s visit
- the data identifying the browser and operating system used
- the Hermes Europe GmbH website visited by the user
- the website from which the user reached our website
This data is analysed exclusively for statistical purposes and to improve our website and is deleted after a set period of time.
Collection and processing of personal data
We only collect personal data when you voluntary disclose such information to us. This might occur, for example, in the context of a request for information or through the use of our website’s contact form.
Use and disclosure of personal data
We store the personal data you disclose to us for as long as necessary to respond to your enquiry. This data will only be disclosed to other companies in the Hermes Logistics Group and only where necessary to process your enquiry. This might be the case, for example, if you request information about services provided by Austrian or Italian companies in the Hermes Group.
Use of social plug-ins
This website uses social plugins (the Facebook Share button, Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn, Instagram).
Please note that we have no control over the scope of data that social networks collect through their interfaces. For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by individual social networks, as well as information on your rights in this regard and settings options to protect your privacy, please see the individual social networks’ privacy policies.
Once you activate a social network’s interface, that social network will be able to collect data irrespective of whether you interact with the interface. If you are logged in to a social network, it will be able to attribute your visit to this website to your user account.
If you are a member of a social network and do not want the data collected upon your visit to our website to be connected to your saved account data, you must log out of the social network in question before activating its interface.
Embedding YouTube content
Our website uses the provider YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, in order to embed video content.
YouTube embedding uses a technical process known as framing. Framing means that simply inserting an HTML link provided by YouTube in the code of a website creates a frame on the third-party site, thereby making it possible to play videos saved on YouTube servers.
Hermes uses the framing code generated by YouTube in “privacy-enhanced mode”. According to information provided by YouTube, this mode means that the activities of cookies and the collection of data they initiate is only triggered when watching the video. This mode prevents data from being collected when a visitor simply uses a website with framed content.
Withdrawal of consent to data storage
In accordance with Section 15 of the German Telemedia Act, visitors to this website can object to the storage of pseudonymised visitor data so that this data is no longer collected on this website in the future.
Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics
Please note that, in order to prevent individual user identification, only truncated IP addresses are processed on this website as we use Google Analytics with the “_anonymizelp()” function.
We use demographics reports from Google Analytics in which data from interest-based advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers (such as age, gender and interests) is used. This data cannot be traced back to specific individuals and can be deactivated at any time in Google Ad Settings.
Data at user or event level that is stored by Google and linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g. User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. double-click cookies, Android advertising ID) is anonymised and/or erased after 26 months. Click the following link for further details: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en.
You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by selecting the appropriate browser settings; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to make full use of all the features of this website. You may, moreover, prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie which relates to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You may prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. This sets an opt-out cookie, which prevents the collection of your data by Google Analytics when you visit this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
Right of access
You have the right to access information regarding your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of storage at any time. Access to this information is granted by the Data Protection Officer of Hermes Germany GmbH. Further information on data protection is available on the websites of other companies in the Hermes Logistics Group.
Hermes Germany GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Essener Strasse 89
22419 Hamburg, Germany
Right to lodge a complaint
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a Data Protection Authority regarding our processing of your personal data. The supervisory authority for issues relating to postal services is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Husarenstr. 30, 53117 Bonn, Germany (https://www.bfdi.bund.de/en).
Pursuant to Article 4 Paragraph 7 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the controller is
Hermes Germany GmbH
– represented by the directors Olaf Schabirosky (Chair of the Executive Board), Dennis Kollmann, Marco Schlüter and Hendrik Schneider –
Essener Strasse 89
22419 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)40 53755 – 0