We, SHP Scheffner & Hoffmann, Kurfürstenanlage 36, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany, thereinafter referred to as „provider“, take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the regulations of the data privacy acts. This website collects personal data only to the extent required for technical purposes. In no case collected data are sold to third parties or handed out for other reasons.

The following statement gives you an overview on how we guarantee data protection and which data are collected for which purpose.

Data Processing on this Website

The provider collects and stores the information automatically transferred from your browser in log files on their own server.

These information include:

  • browser type/version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL (where the client came from)
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address)

–          time of connection

The provider is not able to associate this data with certain persons. A merging of this data with other data sources is not carried out.


Use of Cookies

We use so-called “cookies” to better customize our offer to your requirements and to be able to collect statistical data about the use of our website. Cookies are small text files a web page may store locally in your web browser cache on the computer you use. Cookies especially enable recognition of the web browser. The cookies of our website do not collect personal data about you or your usage. You may delete installed cookies anytime by opening the respective menu of your web browser or by deleting the cookies from your hard drive. You will find details on this in the help menu of your web browser.


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” i.e. text files that are placed on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of this website. The information about your use of the website generated by the cookie are generally transmitted to and stored by a Google server in the USA. We have activated IP anonymization on this website so that IP addresses within member states of the European Union and in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area are shortened by Google. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. By order of the provider of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to perform other services to the provider of this website connected to the use of the website and the Internet. Google does not merge the IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics with other data. You can impede the storing of cookies by a respective adjustment of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. Furthermore, you can impede the collection of data generated by the cookie and linked to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You will find further information on data protection by Google Analytics under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.



Our Internet presence uses the “+1” button of the social network Google Plus, run by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button may be recognized by the sign“+1” on white or coloured background.

If you open a website of our Internet presence including such a button, your browser builds up a direct connection to the Google servers. Google transmits the contents of the“+1” button directly to your browser which adds it to the website. We therefore have no influence on the size of data Google collects with the help of this button, but we suppose that your IP address is also recorded.

Please apply to the Google data protection information on the “+1” button regarding purpose and size of data collection, further processing and use of the data by google as well as your respective rights and possibilities of adjustment to protect your privacy: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html.

If you are a member of Google Plus and do not want Google to collect data about you via our Internet presence and to link it to your membership data stored by Google, you have to log out from Google Plus before visiting our website.



For registration for our newsletter (in German language), we need the form of address, your name and your email address. The data collected by us are exclusively used for the administration of the newsletter distribution list and the dispatch of the individual newsletters.

For the administration of our newsletters and the dispatch of the individual newsletters we use MailChimp, a service of The Rocket Science Group, LLC. Within the scope of the “Safe Harbor” agreement between the USA and the EU, the provider has committed to adhere to a data protection level corresponding to EU regulations. You will find details in the entry of The Rocket Science Group, LLC in the “Safe Harbor List” of the Department of Commerce. In addition, the compliance with the legal regulations on the protection of personal data is regularly evaluated and certified by TRUSTe.

When subscribing to our newsletter you agree to a transmission of your data to the USA and to storage and processing on The Rocket Science Group, LLC servers.


Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service of Google Inc. (“Google”) to embed advertisements. Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are placed on your computer and enable an analysis of website use. Google AdSense also uses so-called “web beacons” (invisible graphics). These web beacons enable analyses of information such as traffic on these websites.

The information on the use of this website (including your IP address) generated by cookies and web beacons and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google may pass on this information to contracting partners of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.

You can impede the installation of cookies by a respective adjustment of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. By using this website you agree with the processing of the data about you collected by Google as described above and for the purpose stated above.


Further Information

Your trust is important to us. Therefore we are at your disposal anytime to answer your questions regarding the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions not answered by this data protection statement or if you wish more detailed information, please contact us anytime.


Right of Information

You always have the right of information regarding the personal data stored, their origin and recipients as well as the purpose of storage.

By using this website you agree with the processing of the data about you collected as described above and for the purpose stated above.

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