Data protection declaration

The TesTneT Engineering Group welcomes you to our websites and is pleased about your interest in our products and services. Data protection and data security for our customers and users have, from time immemorial, been of great significance to our Group. The protection of your personal data is therefore very important and a special concern of ours.

Privacy policy

General guidelines and mandatory information

This privacy policy gives you an overview of the type of data collected by TesTneT Engineering Group and what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. We shall treat your personal data confidentially and in compliance with the legal data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy. When you visit our website, your browsing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done using cookies, analysis tools and tools of third-party providers. In principle, your browsing behaviour is analysed anonymously; this browsing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by avoiding the use of particular tools. Detailed information about this can be found in the following guidelines to our privacy policy.

1 Information about the collection of personal data

In the following sections we shall inform you about the collection and further processing of personal data when you visit our website. Personal data refers to all data which relates to you personally or with which you can be identified personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, or user behaviour.

The Controller, according to Article 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is

TesTneT Engineering GmbH
Eschenallee 11
D-85445 Oberding

Email: datenschutz (at) h2-test.net

You can reach our legally designated data protection specialist at:

  1. datenschutz (at) h2-test.net with the subject line “Data protection specialist”
  2. or through our postal address with the tag “Data protection specialist”.

When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, we shall store the personal data you submit to us (your e-mail address, your name and your telephone number, if necessary) for purposes of responding to your questions. We shall delete the data connected with this event as soon as its storage is no longer required, or we shall restrict the processing of this data if there are any legal obligations necessitating its storage.

If we engage contracted service providers for individual functions of our service provision, or if we want to use your data for advertising purposes, we shall hereafter inform you in detail about the respective procedures. At the same time, we shall also tell you the fixed criteria for the storage duration.

Insofar as your inquiry necessitates the transmission of personal data to particular recipients, the data will also be shared with third parties. This will always take place within the framework of legal regulations.

This website uses SSL and/or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential contents, e.g. submitted contents of a form. If the encryption is activated, the data transmitted to us cannot be read by third parties. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of your browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in the browser bar.

The use of the contact details published in connection with the obligatory legal notice for sending not explicitly solicited advertising and information material is hereby excluded. The operators of the websites reserve the right to take express legal steps in the event of unsolicited circulation of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.

2 Your rights

You can assert the following rights against us regarding your personal data:

  • a. Right to information,
  • b. Right to rectification or erasure of personal data,
  • c. Right to restriction of processing,
  • d. Right of objection to the processing,
  • e. Right to data portability.

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

3 Collection of personal data when you visit our website

If you are simply visiting our website for information purposes, and not to register or send us any information at all, we shall still collect the following personal data which will be transmitted to our server by your browser.

  • a. IP address
  • b. Date and time of your inquiry
  • c. Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • d. Contents of the request (precise page)
  • e. Access status / HTTP status code
  • f. The respective amount of data transmitted
  • g. Website originating the request
  • h. Browser
  • i. Operating system and its interface
  • j. Language and version of the browser software

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, which allows the processing of technically requisite data that ensures a stable and secure operation of the website.

In addition to the data mentioned earlier, cookies are stored on your computer when you visit our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard disk and associated with the browser you use; through these cookies, information is transmitted to the institution which has placed the cookie on your computer (here, our organisation). Cookies cannot run any programmes on or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make our web content more user-friendly and more effective as a whole.

Use of cookies:

  • a. This website uses the following types of cookies, whose scope and functionality is described here below:
    I. Transient cookies (refer to b)
    II. Persistent cookies (refer to c)
  • b. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. This type of cookie stores what is known as a “session ID” with which different requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. Through this, your computer can be recognised the next time you visit our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or when you close the browser.
  • c. Persistent cookies are deleted after a pre-determined time, which can vary from one cookie to the next. You can delete cookies at any time through the security settings of the browser.
  • d. You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and reject the placement of third-party cookies, for instance, or of all cookies. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions on this website to the fullest extent.
  • The legal basis for the processing of your data in this case is still Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR (e.g. for proper operation of the website). Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysis of your browsing behaviour) are stored on your computer, these will be treated separately in our privacy policy.

4 Registration on this website

You can register on our website to be able to use other functions on the website. We use the data submitted only for purposes of using the respective product or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information required during registration must be submitted in full. Otherwise, we will reject the registration.

We shall use the e-mail address submitted during registration to inform you about important changes, for example to the scope of the offer, or technically significant changes.

The data submitted during registration is processed on the basis of either a contract (Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR or your consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. You can do this by sending us an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing already carried out shall remain unaffected by the revocation.

Data collected during the registration is stored by us for as long as you are a registered member on our website; thereafter it will be deleted. Legal retention periods shall remain unaffected.

5 Other functions and services of our website

Apart from the purely informative use of our website, we also offer various services which you can use if interested. To do this, you generally have to give us more personal data, which we shall use to provide the respective service and for which the previously outlined principles of data processing apply.

We shall partly engage external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us; they are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored by us.

Furthermore, we can share your personal data with third parties if we have arranged to participate in promotions, competitions, conclusion of contracts or other similar services in collaboration with our partners. You can get more information about this by providing your personal details or in the subsequent description of the service offered.

Provided that our service providers or partners have their headquarters in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we shall inform you about the consequences of this state of affairs in the description of the service offered.

6 Objection to or revocation of the processing of your data

If you have consented to the processing of your data, you can always revoke this consent at any time. After you have expressed such a revocation to us, it will influence the permissibility of processing your personal data.

Provided that we are basing the processing of your personal data on the need to balance interests, you can raise an objection to this processing of your data. This is the case if the processing is not required in particular to fulfil a contract with you, a fact which we endeavour to outline in the subsequent description of the respective functions. When exercising such a right of objection, we request that you outline the reasons why we should not process your personal data in the manner we have described. If you present to us your reasons, we shall check the circumstances and either stop and/or adjust the processing of the data, or present compelling counterarguments for continuing with the data processing.

You can of course object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can inform us of your objection to the use of your data for advertising through the following contact address: By e-mail to datenschutz (at) h2-test.net or by post to TesTneT Engineering GmbH, Eschenallee 11, D-85445 Oberding, Germany

Analysis tools and advertising

1 Analysis tools and advertising

1.1 LinkedIn conversion tracking

This website uses LinkedIn conversion tracking, a web analysis service of the LinkedIn Corporation. LinkedIn conversion tracking uses what are known as ‘cookies’, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer via the LinkedIn insight tag, and which allow website usage to be analysed.

The information collected by the LinkedIn insight tag about your usage of our website is encrypted. The cookie is stored in the LinkedIn member’s browser until the member deletes the cookie or it expires (the expiry date is on a rolling basis, six months after the member’s browser last loaded the insight tag).

LinkedIn members can opt out of LinkedIn conversion tracking and block/delete cookies at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/advertising/ , as well as disable demographic features. There is no separate opt-out option for third-party impressions or click tracking for campaigns that run on LinkedIn in LinkedIn settings, since all underlying campaigns respect LinkedIn member settings.

In addition, you can prevent cookie storage by adjusting your browser software or third-party provider tools accordingly. Please note that, in this case, you will not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

We use LinkedIn conversion tracking to analyse the usage of our website and to continually improve the web site. We can improve the experience we offer and make it more interesting for you as a user by using the statistics that are collected. The legal basis for using LinkedIn conversion tracking Article 6, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, lit. f of the EU GDPR.

Additional third-party information: LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA;

http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy ; https://www.linkedin.com/help/lms/answer/85787 ; https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/87150/linkedin-marketinglosungen-und-die-datenschutz-grundverordnung-dsgvo-?lang=de ;

LinkedIn has joined the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

1.2 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, which are text files stored on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website (including the shortened IP address) is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

This website uses Google Analytics exclusively with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”, which ensures an anonymization of the IP address by shortening it and excludes a direct personal relationship. As a result of the extension, your IP address will previously be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. In these exceptional cases, processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes.

On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, we should point out that in that case you might not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may permanently refuse Google to collect data generated by cookies regarding the use of the website (including your IP address) and to process them. You can download and install the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser plug-in or for browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link in order to set an opt-out cookie which disables Google Analytics to collect data on this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only functions for this browser and this domain. If you delete your cookies on this browser, you must click again on this link):

Disable Google Analytics

Google LLC, based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Social media and other plug-ins

  1. Social media plug-ins

We currently use the following social media plug-ins on our website:

  • a. WhatsApp
  • b. Facebook
  • c. Twitter
  • d. Pinterest
  • e. Xing
  • f. LinkedIn

We use the two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is sent initially to the plug-in providers. You can identify the provider of the plug-in by the marking on the box, via the provider’s initial letters or logo. We give you the opportunity to communicate directly with the plug-in provider via the button. The plug-in provider will receive the information that you have visited the relevant page on our website only if you click on the marked field and thereby activate it. In addition, the data specified in Part 1, Section 3 of this policy will be transmitted. In the case of Facebook and Xing, according to these providers, the IP address is anonymised immediately after being collected in Germany. When the plug-in is activated, your personal data is therefore sent to the relevant plug-in provider and stored there (in the case of US providers, in the USA). Because the plug-in providers carry out data collection using cookies in particular, we recommend deleting all cookies via the security settings in your browser before clicking on the greyed-out box.

We have no influence on the data collected or on the data processing operations, nor do we know the full scope of the data collection, the purposes of the processing or the retention periods. We also have no information regarding the erasure of the collected data by the plug-in providers.

The plug-in provider stores the data collected regarding you as usage profiles and uses these for advertising and market research purposes and/or for ensuring that its website is designed in accordance with requirements. Such use is carried out in particular (including for users who are not logged in) for the purposes of displaying appropriate advertising and informing other users on the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles. To assert this right, you must contact the relevant plug-in provider. Via the plug-ins, we offer you the opportunity to interact with social networks and other users so that we can improve the experience we offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of plug-ins is Art. 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR.

The data transfer takes place irrespective of whether or not you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged into your account. If you are logged into your account with the plug-in provider, your data collected on our website will be linked directly to this account. If you click on the activated button and e.g. link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and shares it publicly with your contacts. We recommend regularly logging out after using a social network, in particular before activating the button, as in this way you can prevent a link being made by the plug-in provider to your profile.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the collection and processing of data by the plug-in provider is available in the privacy policies of these providers listed below. In these privacy policies, you can also find further information on your associated rights and setting options for protecting your privacy.

Addresses of the relevant plug-in providers and URLs for their privacy policies:

WhatsApp / Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/#terms-of-service further information on data collection

Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=en . Google has joined the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework .

Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php ; further information on data collection: http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084 , http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications and http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo . Facebook has joined the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework .

Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; https://twitter.com/privacy . Twitter has joined the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework .

Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA ("Pinterest") https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy further information on data collection

Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE; http://www.xing.com/privacy .

LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy . LinkedIn has joined the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework .

  1. Integration of YouTube videos

We have integrated YouTube videos in our website. These videos are stored on http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. The videos are all integrated in “enhanced data protection mode”, meaning that no data regarding you as a user is transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. The data specified in paragraph 2 is transmitted only when you play the videos. We have no influence over this data transmission.

Through the visit to the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the relevant page on our website. In addition, the data specified in Part 1, Section 3 of this policy will be transmitted. This takes place irrespective of whether you have a user account with YouTube that you are logged into or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in on Google, your data will be linked directly to your account. If you do not want your data to be linked to your YouTube profile, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses it for advertising and market research purposes and/or for ensuring that its website is designed in accordance with requirements. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users on the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles. To assert this right, you must contact YouTube.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the collection and processing of data by YouTube is available in the privacy policy. Here, you can also find further information on your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy . Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has joined the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework .

  1. Integration of Google Maps

We use Google Maps on this website. This enables us to display interactive maps directly on the website and provides you with convenient use of the map function.

When you visit the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the relevant page on our website. In addition, the data specified in Part 1, Section 3 of this policy will be transmitted. This takes place irrespective of whether you have a user account with Google that you are logged into or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in on Google, your data will be linked directly to your account. If you do not want your data to be linked to your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses it for advertising and market research purposes and/or for ensuring that its website is designed in accordance with requirements. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users on the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles. To assert this right, you must contact Google.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the collection and processing of data by the plug-in provider is available in the provider’s privacy policies. Here, you can also find further information on your associated rights and setting options for protecting your privacy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy . Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has joined the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework .

  1. Use of Google Web Fonts

This site uses web fonts provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) to uniformly display fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you are using must have a connection to Google’s servers. In this way, Google will be informed that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used for the purpose of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers and its use is in our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used by your computer.

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Further information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.