Who we are

The address of our website is: https://h-p-m.info.

HPM Human Potential Management GmbH
Im Friedenstal 8
51379 Leverkusen

Tel: +49 (0)2171 – 741161
Fax: +49 (0)2171 – 741171
E-Mail: future@h-p-m.info

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

General processing of customer data

In connection with the business relationship with our customers (i.e. direct customers or recipients of goods that we supply on behalf of third parties, hereinafter referred to as “customers”), we process their address, identification and contract content data as well as sales figures. If the customers are natural persons, this is personal data. This includes data such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone and fax number, date of birth, VAT ID, GLN. The processing is carried out for the purposes of uniquely identifying the customer and initiating, implementing, managing and processing contracts, assessing creditworthiness and collateral, preparing invoices/credit notes, managing and enforcing claims, processing and documenting and providing evidence of agreements and conditions, communicating and sending product information, complying with legal regulations, data security and in the interests of comprehensive customer support. For communication purposes, we also process the names and contact details of the customer’s contact persons. In some cases, we use processors for processing. The legal bases are Art. 6 para. 1b), c) and f) GDPR.


When visitors post comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, the visitor’s IP address and the user agent string (which identifies the browser) to help detect spam.

An anonymized string of characters (also known as a hash) can be created from your email address and passed to the Gravatar service to check whether you are using it. You can find the Gravatar service’s privacy policy here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After your comment has been approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.


If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website could download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.


If you write a comment on our website, this may constitute consent to store your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is a convenience function so that you don’t have to enter all this data again when you write another comment. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set up some cookies to store your login information and display options. Login cookies expire after two days and cookies for the display options after one year. If you select “Stay logged in” when you register, your registration will be maintained for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the post ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services and record your interaction with this embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to this website.

Deliveries/services for the customer

As part of customer support and the provision of services, we share the necessary customer data (name, address, telephone/fax number, e-mail address) with third parties that we use to provide the services. (e.g. external service providers). This is done for the purpose of providing the agreed services or performing them more quickly and easily. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1b) GDPR.

Payment information

Furthermore, we pass on certain personal data of the customer (name and address) as well as an assessment of his payment behavior to certain companies affiliated with us. This is done for the purposes of internal management of joint customers and to safeguard the interest of avoiding payment defaults at affiliated companies. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR.

How long we store your data

If you write a comment, it will be saved indefinitely, including metadata. This way, we can automatically recognize and approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the user name cannot be changed). Website administrators can also view and change this information.

Where necessary, we process your personal data for the duration of our business relationship; this also includes the initiation and execution of a contract. In addition, we are subject to various retention and documentation obligations arising from the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Fiscal Code (AO), among others. The retention and documentation periods specified there are up to ten years after the end of the business relationship or the pre-contractual legal relationship. Ultimately, the storage period is also determined by the statutory limitation periods, which, for example, according to Sections 195 et seq. of the German Civil Code (BGB), are generally three years, but in certain cases can be up to thirty years.

What rights you have to your data

The data subject has a right of access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability and objection (Art. 15-21 GDPR), if applicable, the right to withdraw consent (Art. 7 GDPR) and the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).

You have the right to request information about the personal data stored about you and the correction of incorrect or incomplete data at any time. If we process data to protect a legitimate interest, you can object to this processing of your data. In the cases provided for by law, you can request the erasure of your personal data or the restriction of processing or exercise your right to data portability. If you have any questions about the processing of your data, you can contact our data protection officer using the contact details above. You are also entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments could be examined by an automated spam detection service.

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