Data Protection

Data Protection Notice

We are delighted at your interest and your visit to our website. Protection of your personal data is especially important to us in every phase of the collaboration. We would therefore like to explain to you what information we collect and how this information is used.

1. Handling of usage data on our homepage

1.1 Collecting and processing personal data

As a rule, personal data, e.g. your name, phone number or e-mail address, are not collected when you visit our website. If you voluntarily state personal data, e.g. in the context of enquiries, we will process and use it in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), while safeguarding your interests that require protection, but only for one of the purposes stated below:

  • Making contents available to the user

  • Subsequent recognition during later visits (possibly by using cookies)

  • Making contact when web forms are used

  • Granting access in protected customer areas

  • Analysis of the use of our website

  • Using social plug-ins

The statutory basis for processing personal data is described in detail in Article 6, Para 1, Letter f and c of the General Data Protection Regulation in conjunction with the Telemedia Act.

Justified interests for data processing within the meaning of Article 6, Para 1, Letter f of the GDPR are:

  • Personal approach and user loyalty

  • Subsequent recognition of users

  • Traceability of use to optimise and improve the offering

The recipients of personal data are:

  • Web analysis service providers to evaluate the use of our website

Duration of storage

Personal data is stored for as long as needed for the purposes mentioned above, and for as long as required by statutory preservation periods. Web server log files are stored for seven days, and web tracking data for 26 months. Cookies expire after 14 months.

If you use our contact form, the obligatory information in it is identified. This information is necessary to enable us to answer your question. Apart from that, the information is voluntary.

1.2 Information collected automatically

During your visit, basically every web server records the IP address of the inquiring computer, your browser’s file requests (file names and URLs), the http response codes and the internet page from which you visit us.

1.3 Cookies

We use cookies to optimise our website and to determine page requests. These cookies are valid only for the respective session. They do not contain any data about you personally and are automatically deleted from your web browser at the end of your internet session.

Cookies with longer durations are required for certain offers and services. For example, these cookies are used to enable contents corresponding to your interests to be displayed to you. Basically, these cookies do not contain any information about you personally. These cookies are automatically deleted from your web browser at the end of their lifetime.

Cookies can contain personal data only if you made corresponding statements yourself on the relevant page. You will receive information about the purpose of the cookies used in each case if you want to use the corresponding offers and services.

2. Handling job application data

2.1 Collecting and processing personal data

With your consent, personal data, e.g. your name, your address and your telephone number or e-mail address are communicated to us through your job application. In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and ensuring that your interests requiring protection are safeguarded, we process this data only in the context of the staff recruitment process for the advertised position or for a similarly situated vacancy for which we are considering employing you. If you do not agree to your personal data being processed for a different vacancy, please inform us of this fact in writing to jobs(at) after your job application has been submitted, or by post to the following address:

HOYER GmbH Internationale Fachspedition
Corporate Human Resources
Wendenstrasse 414–424
20537 Hamburg, Germany

The statutory basis for processing personal data is described in Article 6, Para 1, Letter b of the General Data Protection Regulation.

2.2 Duration of storage

Your job application documents will be stored for as long as they are needed for the purposes mentioned above, and for as long as statutory retention periods require it. We will delete your data after six months have elapsed since the vacant position was filled, unless we have received your permission to store the data for longer.

3. Information on Data Protection for Business partners and contact persons

We collect personal data on business partners and contact persons.

We process your data for the following purposes:

  • Professional contact

  • Maintaining business relationships

  • Internal administration

The legal basis for processing this data is Article 6, Para 1, Letter f GDPR: Our legitimate interests are the execution of the contract and the maintenance of the business relationship with you. If we process any further personal data, this is based on your consent (Article 6, Para 1, Letter a GDPR).

For this we process the following categories of data:

  • Your name

  • Your professional contact data

  • Your employer

We only process further data if you share this voluntarily. 

We do not share your information with third parties unless you have consented to us doing so. In addition, service providers who are involved in the provision or maintenance of our IT infrastructure, and hence may gain insights into your data, are separately obliged to maintain confidentiality. The length of time data is stored depends on the purposes mentioned above and, if applicable, on the requirements of statutory preservation periods.

4. Rights of the persons involved

As an affected person, you are entitled to the following rights insofar as the statutory conditions required for them are fulfilled:

  • The right to information, Article 15 of the GDPR

  • The right to correction, Article 16 of the GDPR

  • The right to deletion, Article 17 of the GDPR

  • The right to restrict processing, Article 18 of the GDPR

  • The right to data transferability, Article 20 of the GDPR

  • The right to object, Article 21 of the GDPR

You have the right at any time, with effect for the future, to revoke the consent you have given to the processing of data.

You have the right to appeal to the Data Protection Supervisory Authority about data processing.

5. Contacting the Data Protection Officer

If you have any other questions on the subject of data protection and the handling of your personal data in the HOYER Group, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

fox-on Datenschutz GmbH
Pollerhofstrasse 33a
51789 Lindlar/Cologne, Germany
E-mail: dsb(at)
Tel.: + 49 2266/90 15 920