Privacy Policy

(This translation of my original German Datenschutzvereinbarung just for informational purposes.)


For me, Michael Hönnig, protection of your personal data has a high priority and to the best of my knowledge I obey the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany (BDSG or EU-DSVGO) as well as the Telemediengesetz (TMG).

This privacy statement applies to the use of my business Internet services under the domains and, it applies regardless of the type of access (e.g. PC, smartphone, tablet) and regardless of the type of access used (eg web or e-mail).

My digital services may contain third-party links. Where I, personally, also adhere to the principles of data protection in my activities on third-party media platforms (such as Twitter or XING), only the respective operators can be responsible for the final guarantee of data protection in their realm. Therefore, the privacy statements of respective third party providers apply.

Responsible Person

Responsible for the processing of your personal data is:

Michael Hönnig
Bürgermeister-Bolt-Straße 50
D-26424 Hage

Purpose of processing personal data

I gather, process and store personal data only for

  • the settlement of contractual relationships,

  • project acquisition,

  • the technical exchange of knowledge,

  • technical reasons

  • and to fulfill legal obligations.

Data transfer to third parties

Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties if this is necessary for the purpose of contract execution, billing or technical implementation (for example, to my Internet server service provider), you have previously explicitly consented or there is a legal basis for disclosure.

Duration of storage

Generally, I delete personal data in a timely manner, after this date is not relevant anymore for any of the above purposes. Legal retention periods are up to ten years after the end of the calendar year in which the data was gathered.

Since e-mails sent to me can also contain legally-relevant content, I archive incoming and outgoing e-mails for up to 11 years.

I also keep personal data for the periods in which claims could be issued against me (legal period of three or up to thirty years).

Backups on my Internet server provider will also be kept for two weeks, thus the duration of data storage can be extended by this period.


Some of my web services may use a technology called "cookies" to recognize repeated visitors on the respective website to save settings and to adapt the website to personal preferences as well as to be able to keep a single visiting session when changing pages on the website.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on the website visitor’s computer and contain data about the respective user, e.g. login credentials. I may use both session cookies, which are only stored temporarily during a session on the visitor’s computer, at most until the respective window in the web browser is closed, as well as persistent cookies, which you can delete at any time in your web browser.

The use of cookies on my websites is announced to you on the respective site and their storage takes only place if you agree explicitly agree to it. It should be noted, however, that refusing cookie storage can interfere with some functions in the related website.

Web-Analytics / Webtracking / Log-Files

I reserve the right to create and store anonymous access statistics to optimize my services. Neither the IP address, nor the specific browser recognition can be recovered from this anonymization.

At the moment I do not use web-analytics (webtracking) software on my websites. Only the IP addresses incl. referrer URL (link origin), browser type identification as well as date and time of access are stored for a few days for technical reasons, e.g. for troubleshooting or detection of attacks.

For billing purposes, my Internet server service provider stores the aforementioned access logs. Further, log data is gathered when sending e-mails, in particular the sender and recipient e-mail address as well as the date, time, and the IP address of your mail server or a forwarding mail server.


Currently, I do not use third-party social media plugins on my websites. Links to third-party sites are not covered by this restriction because you must actively click them to send any data to the linked website.

Data Security

Data transmission from and to my Internet services is always encrypted, e.g. via HTTPS on the web and via TLS for e-mails.

The data itself is stored exclusively on encrypted storage media, including the data backups.

Access to personal data is restricted to authorized persons subject to the obligation of confidentiality.

Your Rights

Within the applicable legal regulations, you have the right to receive information for free about:

  • personal data stored by me,

  • the origins of this data,

  • the recipient(s) in case of forwarding to third parties

  • as well as the purpose of data gathering.

Under the condition of applicable law, you also have the right, to get any invalid data corrected and to have your personal data deleted on request, this applies as long as your request is not in conflict with any other legal or contractual obligation.

Furthermore, you have the right to have your personal data handed over to you in a standard, machine-readable format.

If you have given consent to the processing of personal data for specific purposes, you may revoke your consent at any time with future effect.

Above actions about information, deletion, correction, delivery in machine-readable form or revocation of a consent will be performed within 4 weeks after your request.

In any of such cases, please feel free to contact me anytime through the above contact details.

In relevant cases, you have also the opportunity to contact the governments' data privacy agency which is responsible for me:

Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
Der Hamburgische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Prof. Dr. Johannes Caspar
Klosterwall 6
D-20095 Hamburg