We respect the privacy of everyone who visits our website. Personal data that you provide is treated in accordance with the HBK code of confidentiality. This privacy statements explains how we treat your personal data: which pieces of personal data we collect and use, and the purpose for which we use them. We advise you to read this statement carefully.
As a visitor to this website, you do not have to enter any personal information to be able to make use of this website.
In principle, we process personal data only because you are making use of our services and/or because you are supplying us with them yourself. In processing personal data, we comply with the requirements stipulated in data protection laws.
Depending on the services and functions you use, we can process the following personal data:
Name and address details, contact details, salary details, company details, VAT number, social security number, and any other financially relevant information.
Purposes for processing data
We can process this data for one or more of the following purposes:
- to implement an agreement that we have made with you
- to contact you if you have requested this
- to offer you our digital account environment and the security it provides
Your personal data will not be used for any purposes other than the ones for which you provided us with this data unless we have explicitly received your permission for this or if this is required or permitted according to legal provisions and/or quality rules.
We will retain your personal data no longer than is necessary for satisfying the purposes stated in this privacy statement or for as long as legally required to do so.
Confidentiality & disclosure to third parties
We treat your personal data with great care. We will not disclose the personal data we have collected to third parties for their use in direct marketing. We will release your personal data to other companies or agencies (such as the Tax Authority) only when this is necessary for implementing the agreement, after receiving your permission for this, or if we are legally required to do so.
We work with third parties for the purpose of providing our services. If necessary, we have entered into a processor’s agreement with these third parties in order to ensure that they will also treat your data with care.
Data about visitor and click behaviour
The website keeps track of general visitor data such as your computer’s IP address and browser type. This data is used solely for statistical analyses of visitor and click behaviour at the website so that HBK can optimise how the website operates. This data is made anonymous whenever possible.
Our website makes use of Google Analytics to keep track of how users use the website. The information obtained in this way – including the computer’s IP address and browser type and cookies – is transferred to Google and retained on servers by Google. Google uses this information to keep track of how our website is used, to provide us with reports about the website, and to be able to provide its advertisers with information about the effectiveness of their provision of services. Google can supply third parties with this information if Google is legally required to do so or insofar as these third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence over this.
Our website contains hyperlinks to websites of third parties including social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. HBK is not responsible for the privacy protection at these websites. HBK recommends that you always read the privacy statement of such a website (which can be revised often) before providing your personal data.
HBK retains the right to introduce revisions into this privacy statement at any time in accordance with the prevailing legislation and regulations.