Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy Policy: Information pursuant to art. 13 EU Regulation 2016/679

The company hGears Holding GmbH with registered office in Brambach 38– 78713 Schramberg-Sulgen, Germany, VAT no. DE280393535 (hereinafter referred to as "hGears") recognizes the importance of the protection of personal data and considers its protection one of the main objectives of its activity.
Before communicating any personal data, hGears invites you to carefully read this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy"), as it contains important information on the protection of personal data and on the security measures adopted to guarantee confidentiality in full compliance with the Applicable Regulations.

It is specified that this Privacy Policy is made exclusively for the www.hgears.com website ("Website") while it does not apply to other websites that may be consulted through external links and must be considered as information provided pursuant to art. 13 of the EU Regulation 2016/679 to those who access and interact with the Website.
It is specified that hGears has decided to comply also with the provisions of Recommendation no. 2/2001 concerning the minimum requirements for online data collection in the European Union, adopted in May 17th, 2001 by the Article 29 Working Party.

hGears informs you that the processing of your personal data will be based on the principles of lawfulness, correctness, transparency, purpose limitation and conservation, data minimization, accuracy, integrity and confidentiality. Your personal data will therefore be processed in accordance with the legislative provisions and the confidentiality obligations therein provided.

Holder of data treatment

The data controller of the Website is hGears as defined above and the contact details are as follows:

mail: privacy@hgears.com
telephone: +49 7422 566 0

Personal data subject to treatment

"Personal Data" means any information concerning an identified or identifiable natural person with particular reference to an identifier such as the name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more characteristic elements of his or her physical identity , physiological, psychic, economic, cultural or social.
As a result of what has just been specified through this Website, hGears may collect the following data:

Navigation data

The computer systems of the Website collect some Personal Data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This information is not collected to be associated with you, but by its very nature it could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow you to be identified.
Among these are the IP addresses or domain names of the devices used to connect to the Site, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) ​​addresses of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numeric code indicating the status of the response given by the server (success, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to your operating system and IT environment.

These data are used in order to obtain anonymous statistical information on the use of the Website and to check its correct functioning; to allow - given the architecture of the systems used - the correct provision of the various features you requested, for security reasons and to ascertain responsibility in the event of hypothetical cybercrimes against the Website or third parties and they are canceled after 7 days.

Data provided voluntarily

Through the Website you have the possibility to voluntarily provide Personal Data such as name and surname, e-mail address, telephone number and curriculum vitae to contact hGears through the "Contacts" form, or to submit your application in the section "People".
hGears will process this data in compliance with the industry regulations, assuming that they refer to you or to third parties who have expressly authorized you to provide them on the basis of an appropriate legal basis that legitimates the processing of the data in question. With respect to these hypotheses, you are acting as an independent data holder, assuming all legal obligations and responsibilities. In this sense, you grant on the point the widest indemnity with respect to any dispute, claim, claim for compensation for treatment damage, etc. that should reach hGears from third parties whose Personal Data have been processed through your use of the Website in violation of the Applicable Regulations.

Cookies and related technologies

hGears collects Personal Data through cookies. More information on the use of cookies and similar technologies is available in the specific policy to which reference is made.
PURPOSE, LEGAL BASIS AND OBLIGATORY OR OPTIONAL NATURE OF TREATMENT

Purpose, legal basis and obligatory or optional nature of treatment

The Personal Data you provide through the Website will be processed by hGears for the following purposes:

  • purposes related to the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract (e.g.: contact request via the Contact form, application for a job position);
  • purposes of statistical research / analysis on aggregate or anonymous data, without therefore the possibility of identifying the user, aimed at measuring the functioning of the Website, measuring traffic and assessing usability and interest;
  • purposes related to the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which hGears is subject;
  • purposes necessary to ascertain, exercise or defend a right in judicial proceedings or whenever the judicial authorities exercise their jurisdictional functions;

The legal basis for the processing of Personal Data for the purposes referred to in point a) is the provision of a service or the response to a request that does not require consent pursuant to EU Reg. 2016/679. The purpose referred to in point b) does not involve the processing of Personal Data, whereas the purpose referred to in points c) and d) represents a legitimate treatment of Personal Data pursuant to Reg. 2016/679 as, once conferred Personal Data, processing is indeed necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which hGears is subject or to exercise its right of defense in court.
Providing your Personal Data for the purposes listed above is optional, but failure to do so could make it impossible to meet your request or fulfill a legal obligation to which hGears may be subject.

Recipients

Your Personal Data may be shared, for the purposes specified, with:

  • subjects necessary for the provision of the services offered by the Website including, by way of example, the analysis of the operation of the Website which typically act as data processors of hGears;
  • persons authorized by hGears to process Personal Data and who are committed to confidentiality or who have an adequate legal obligation of confidentiality; (e.g. hGears employees and collaborators);
  • courts in the performance of their duties when required by the Applicable Regulation.

Transfers

Some of your Personal Data are transferred to Recipients that could be found outside the European Economic Area. hGears ensures that the electronic and paper processing of your Personal Data by Recipients is in compliance with the Applicable Regulations. Indeed, the transfers are based alternatively on an adequacy decision or on the Standard Model Clauses approved by the European Commission.

Data storage

hGears will process your Personal Data for the strictly necessary time to achieve the purposes indicated at the previous point. By way of example, hGears will process your Personal Data up to the time permitted by Italian law to protect its interests (Articles 2946 and 2947 of the Civil Code). In any case, the data collected through the Job Area will be kept for a period not exceeding 24 months from the collection date.

Your rights

Within the limits of the sector legislation, you have the right to ask hGears at any time, the access to your Personal Data, the rectification or cancellation of the same or to oppose their treatment, the limitation of treatment and to obtain your data in a structured, commonly used and automatically readable format.

Requests should be sent by e-mail to: privacy@hgears.com

Under the Applicable Law, you have in any case the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (Guarantor for the Protection of Personal Data) if you believe that the processing of your Personal Data is contrary to the current legislation.

Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy is an integral part of the Privacy Policy of the company hGears Holding GmbH with registered office in Brambach 38– 78713 Schramberg-Sulgen, Germany, VAT no. DE280393535 (hereinafter referred to as "hGears")

Definitions and characteristics of cookies

Cookies and similar technologies are information that websites and apps send or read on your devices on the first visit, to then be re-transmitted to the same websites, apps on the next visit. Thanks to these technologies, websites and apps remember actions and preferences (such as, for example, login data, the chosen language, font sizes, other display settings, etc.) so that they should not be indicated again at the next visit.

These technologies are used to perform computer authentication, session monitoring and storage of information regarding the activities of users accessing a service and may also contain a unique identification code that allows to track the user's navigation within the website for statistical or advertising purposes.

There are different types of cookies which, depending on their characteristics and functions, may persist on your device for different periods of time: the so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close the browser; and the so-called persistent cookies, which remain on your device up to a set time.

In line with industry regulations, your prior consent for the use of cookies is not always required. In particular, this consent is not required for "technical cookies", e.g. those used for the sole purpose of transporting a communication through an electronic communication network, or strictly necessary to provide a service expressly requested by the user. In other words, cookies that are indispensable for the operation of a site.

Your prior consent is instead required for non-anonymized "analytical" cookies and for profiling cookies, e.g. those that provide statistical analysis on the use of a website or that create user profiles to send advertising messages in line with the preferences they expressed during browsing.

Types of cookies used by the Website and the possibility of de-selection

While browsing the Website, you will receive the following cookies:

Cookies of a technical nature for the functioning of the visited website;

Third-party cookies, i.e. cookies from websites or servers of different third parties and therefore different from those of hGears. Keep in mind that these third parties, listed below with links corresponding to their privacy policies and opt-out mechanisms, treat your Personal Data as data controllers on behalf of hGears. In fact, these third parties have signed agreements for data processing with hGears and cookies have been anonymized by masking IP addresses. Third-party cookies are:

- Google Analytics. These are cookies that allow to analyze and improve the functioning of the Website. To disable Google Analytics cookies, it is possible to download and install the browser add-on for the opt-out provided by Google Analytics. This add-on instructs the Google Analytics javascript code (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) to prevent the sending of information to Google Analytics. The add-on is available for the most used browsers. Learn more about the Google Analytics opt-out add-on.

How to view and modify cookies via browser

You can authorize, block or delete (in whole or in part) cookies through the specific functions of your browser or through additional third-party components. However, disabling technical cookies on the Website may cause that some services or features of the Website will not be available or may not work properly and you may have to change or manually enter some information on each visit.

For more information on how to set your cookie usage preferences through your browser, see the following instructions: