Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and comply with all applicable data protection laws.

Personal Data

If personal data are collected (your name, company name, address, telephone/fax number, email address) this only occurs – to the extent possible – with the prior consent of the user of the website. No forwarding of the data to third parties without the express consent of the user shall take place.

The following declaration will provide you with an overview of how we provide this protection and which kind of data is collected for what purpose

These data are stored and used solely for the purpose of answering your request or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request, this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question is finally clarified and provided that no statutory storage requirements are in conflict.

Data Handling on this Website

The server automatically collects information in its log files which is provided by your browser. This information includes:

- Browser type and version

- Operating system

- Referrer URL (the previously visited page)

- Host name of your computer (IP address)

- Time of server query.

A visit to our website can result in the storage on our server of information about the access (date, time, page accessed). This does not represent any analysis of personal data (e.g., name, address or e-mail address). Server data is not conflated with other data sources. The data is deleted following statistical analysis.

Cookie Policy

At several points these web pages use so-called cookies. They serve to make our services safer, more user-friendly and effective. Cookies are small text files which are saved on your computer by your browser. Most of the cookies used on this site are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted once you leave this site. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses.

Google (Universal) Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including the shortened IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This website uses Google Analytics exclusively with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()", which ensures anonymization of the IP address by curtailment and excludes a direct personal reference. The extension will truncate your IP address beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. In these exceptional cases, this processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO based on our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes.

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install:

As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent Google Analytics from entering this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain, delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again): Disable Google Analytics US-based Google LLC is certified under the US Privacy Shield, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection in the EU.

This site also uses Google Analytics for cross-device analysis of visitor traffic conducted through a user ID. You can disable the cross-device analysis of your usage under My Data, Personal Information in your customer account.

For more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy:

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Right to Information

We will gladly provide you with information on all your personal data stored with us. However, we only know what you do. What little we know, we will gladly share with you within the boundaries of access right law. If you have additional questions regarding our handling of your data, please send an e-mail to our address which can be found in the site’s imprint.

Duration of Storage of Personal Data

The duration of the storage of personal data is based on the respective legal retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods). After the deadline, the corresponding data are routinely deleted, if they are no longer required to fulfill the contract or to initiate a contract and / or on our part no legitimate interest in the re-storage persists.


Use of this Website

This website is owned and operated by Paul Hoess KG and is intended for your personal non-commercial use and information. Your use of this website is subject to the following Terms and conditions (the “Terms”) and all applicable laws. We, the Paul Hoess KG may modify, alter or otherwise update the terms applicable to this website from time to time without notice and you agree to be bound by such terms as are in effect at the time you access this website. Nothing in these Terms is intended to create a contract or agreement between the Paul Hoess KG and any user visiting this website. By accessing and browsing this website, you accept these Terms without limitation or qualification. If you do not agree with these Terms, whether in whole or in part, do not use this website. You are responsible for ensuring that your access to this website and the material available on or through it are legal in each jurisdiction in or through which you access or view the site or such material.


The information on this website is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of Paul Hoess KG in the future. The Paul Hoess KG hereby authorizes you to copy documents published by us on the world wide web for non-commercial use within your organization only. In consideration of this authorization, you agree that any copy of these documents which you make shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained herein. Each individual document published by us on the world wide web may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information relating to that individual document. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any license or right under any patent or trademark of Paul Hoess KG (Stanford Computer Optics is part of product name) or any third party. Except as expressly provided above nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any Paul Hoess KG copyright.
Note that any product, process, or technology in this document may be the subject of other intellectual property rights reserved by Paul Hoess KG, and may not be licensed hereunder.


Trade-marks displayed on this website are trade-marks of Paul Hoess KG (Stanford Computer Optics is part of the product name) or others and may not be used without written permission from the owners of such trade-marks. Nothing in this website is to be interpreted as conferring a right to use the trade-marks, the material found on this website or other intellectual property right of Paul Hoess KG or of any other person or entity.

Limitations of damages

Paul Hoess KG makes no representation or warranty regarding the functionality, good working order or condition of this website, the information, products, and services contained on this website, its suitability for use, or its use in an uninterrupted or error-free manner. All material, products, services, information on this website are provided to you “as is” without warranties of any kind. The Paul Hoess KG hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to the information, products, and services contained on this website, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non infringement. In no event shall the Paul Hoess KG be liable for any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, special, indirect or consequential damages, whether in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of information available from or through this website or for any damages resulting from any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on your information handling system or otherwise, even if the Paul Hoess KG is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages. The Paul Hoess KG does not represent or warrant that the information or material accessed from or through this website will be uninterrupted or free of errors, defects, viruses or other harmful components, or that any such problems that are discovered will be corrected. Your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using and accessing this website.


Links and references to other websites are provided to you as a convenience only. The Paul Hoess KG has not reviewed and does not expressly or implicitly endorse other websites or any information or material, or the accessibility thereof, via such links, and makes no representations whatsoever about any websites accessible through this one. All other websites are independent from the Paul Hoess KG, and the Paul Hoess KG has no control over them. The Paul Hoess KG does not accept any responsibility for the content or the use of such other websites. Users must take precautions to ensure that whatever they select for their use is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

Applicable Jurisdiction

This website is controlled and operated by Paul Hoess KG from Munich, Germany and these Terms shall be governed by the laws applicable in Germany without reference to principles of conflict of laws. Paul Hoess KG makes no representation that the material on the website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this website from other locations may do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent said local laws are applicable. You agree to be bound by the laws applicable in Germany, to the sole discretion of Paul Hoess KG. If you attempt to bring any legal proceedings against Paul Hoess KG, you specifically acknowledge that Paul Hoess KG is free to choose the jurisdiction of its preference as to where such action may be held and that Paul Hoess KG can choose to defend any such action in Germany entirely to its discretion, without regard to the jurisdiction in which the user may reside, or to the country from which the user visited this website.