Privacy

DATA PRIVACY POLICY

Happy Thinking People (“H/T/P”) appreciates your visit to this website, your interest in our company and the services we provide.

To assure you of our responsible management of your personal information, we make it transparent how your data is used and what security precautions are in place to protect it. We will also inform you of your statutory rights in connection with the processing of this data.
The protection of your personal data is a serious concern for us. We will treat your personal data confidentially at all times, in compliance with this Data Privacy Policy and as required by applicable German law, in particular the German Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act.

PERSONAL DATA
As a rule, you may visit our website without having to disclose personal data. Personal data is collected only where you supply this data voluntarily, for example, when contacting us.
Please be advised that data transmission over the Internet (such as the exchange of emails) may not be entirely secure. Complete protection from third party access is not possible. However, you may use alternative communication methods such as letter post or fax, which offer greater security than do unencrypted emails.

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA FOR SPECIFIED PURPOSES ONLY
Any personal data we receive from you while visiting our website will be processed and used solely for specified purposes in compliance with the applicable laws and only with your consent.

USER PROFILES REQUIRE CONSENT
We will not create user profiles. If we should decide to create user profiles in the future, we will inform you when you access our website and provide you with the opportunity to object to the creation of a user profile. If you object, we will, of course, respect your decision and refrain from creating a user profile.

RIGHT TO INFORMATION, BLOCKING, ERASURE
Upon your request, we will inform you in writing whether or not your personal data has been stored and, if so, which data.

You have the right to obtain free information on the personal data stored and its origin, as well as the purpose for processing this data and any recipients thereof. In addition, you are entitled to request correction and erasure of your data.

Should you have any questions regarding personal data or other matters, please contact us at the address given under Impressum.

SERVER LOG FILES
The provider of these pages collects and stores information that your browser sends to us automatically through server log files, i.e.:
• browser type/browser version
• operating system
• referrer URL
• IP address of the accessing computer
• time of server request.

This data does not enable the identification of individual persons and will not be collated with data from other sources. We reserve the right to examine this data subsequently if there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful use.

SECURITY STANDARDS
H/T/P complies with the regulations of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the ESOMAR International Code on Market and Social Research and the guidelines of the association of German market and social researchers (BVM). Without your explicit consent, we will not disclose any data that would enable your identification. The results will be presented anonymously and in aggregate (for each group) exclusively, which means that the results do not reveal who provided the information.

We have technical and organizational measures in place to protect the data we store on our staff, customers and suppliers from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access from unauthorized persons. In collaboration with security experts, we regularly check security levels and continuously adapt them to new security standards.

COOKIES
Our internet pages occasionally make use of cookies. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, efficient and safe. Cookies neither harm your computer nor contain viruses.

Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer.

Most of the cookies used are session cookies, which will be deleted automatically when you leave our website. Other cookies will remain stored on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser when you next visit our website.

You can enable the following settings on your browser: to inform you when a cookie is placed; to allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis; to reject cookies generally or in specific cases; and/or to automatically delete cookies when closing the browser. Deactivating cookies, however, may limit the functionality of this website.

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG-INS
We do not use plug-ins provided by social network providers like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, we only offer links to the platforms we use: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Since these links are image links, no personal data will be provided to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service operated by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer to enable analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of the website generated by these cookies will, as a rule, be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. However, where IP anonymization has been activated for this website, Google will first truncate the IP address for member states of the European Union and the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and be truncated there. As requested by the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this website, compile reports on website activities, and provide other services relating to the use of the website and the Internet to the operator. The IP address provided by your browser to Google Analytics will not be collated with other data from Google. By adjusting your browser settings, you may prevent cookies from being stored; however, please be aware that as a result you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. In addition, you may block Google’s collection and processing of data relating to your use of this website (including your IP address) that was generated by the cookie by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

ANY QUESTIONS?
For any questions you may have, please contact our data protection officer for assistance.

LINKS TO OTHER PROVIDERS
Our website contains links to websites of other companies.

Where links to websites of other providers are provided, we have no control over the contents of these websites and cannot offer any warranty or liability therefor. The providers or operators of these external websites are solely responsible for their content. The pages linked to have been examined for any infringements and obvious breaches of applicable laws before linking. At the time of placing the link, no unlawful content was detected. However, without specific evidence, continuous examination of the content of the linked pages cannot be reasonably expected. As soon as infringements or violations are discovered, the links will be removed without delay.