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Data privacy statement

​This website (henceforth “website”) is provided by HHLA Next GmbH (henceforth “us” or “we”). Further information regarding the provider of the website may be found in our Legal Notice.

A. Handling of personal data

The following provides information about how personal data is handled when using this website. Where not described otherwise in the following sections, the legal basis for handling your personal data arises from the necessity of handling it for the purpose of providing the functionalities requested by you on this website (Section 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)).

B. Use of the website​
1. Calling up the website

When you call up our website, your browser automatically transfers certain data to our web server in order to provide you with the information you have called up. In order to make your visit to our website possible, the following data is collected, briefly stored and used:

  • IP address

  • Date and time of the request, time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

  • Content of the request (specific page)

  • Operating system and its access status / HTTP status code

  • Data volume transferred

  • Website from which the request comes

  • Browser, language and version of the browser software.

To safeguard our legitimate interests, we also store this data for a limited time to allow derivation of personal data in the case of unauthorised access or attempted access to local servers (Section 6 (1) (f) GDPR).​

2. Newsletter

Our website gives you the option to sign up for our newsletter to receive emails that keep you up-to-date with new online magazine articles. We require only your email address for registration. We use a double opt-in process for the purpose of signing up for our newsletter. Once you have signed up on our website, we will send a message to the email address you have provided requesting confirmation. Your consent constitutes the legal basis for the processing of your data (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR). You may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. To do so, you can either click on the unsubscribe link found in every newsletter you can object to the processing of your data. To do this, please refer to the contact details in this website’s legal notice or get in touch with our data protection officer.

Our newsletters are sent via Mailchimp, an email newsletter platform operated by the US company Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA. When you provide us with your data (your email address as well as further, optional details) in order to subscribe to our newsletter, this will be saved on Mailchimp’s servers in the USA. Mailchimp utilises this information for mailing purposes and for statistical analysis of newsletters on our behalf. Mailchimp’s data privacy policy can be found at: Data is transferred on the basis of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses. Mailchimp is obliged to process personal data in compliance with the EU Standard Contractual Clauses.

3. Transfer of data for processing on our behalf

We use specialised service providers to process some of your data. We carefully select and regularly monitor our service providers. They process personal data via order processing exclusively on our behalf and strictly in accordance with our instructions on the basis of corresponding agreements.

Data will only be processed outside the EU/the European Economic Area where an adequate level of data privacy is guaranteed.

4. Information about your rights

You have the following rights based on the applicable data protection laws:

  • Right to information about the data we have stored about you

  • Right to rectification, deletion or limitation of the processing of your personal data

  • Right to object to processing that serves our legitimate interests, a public interest or profiling, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the enforcement, exercise or defence of legal claims

  • Right to data transferability

  • Right to complain to a supervisory authority

You can revoke the consent you gave for the collection, processing and use of your personal data at any time with future effect. More detailed information relating to this can be found in the respective sections above, which describe data processing based on your consent.

Should you wish to exercise your rights, please direct your concerns to the contact person named below.

C. Contact

For matters relating to data protection please contact our Data Protection Officer: Email

D. Amending the data protection declaration

We reserve the right to update this data protection declaration from time to time. Updates to this data protection declaration will be published on our website. Changes apply from the date of their publication on our website. We therefore recommend that you regularly visit our website and take note of any possible updates.

As of: April 2022

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