Hydrometeorological Instruments & Facillities Dyrk Peters (HIM) and their brands, which include but , value and respect the privacy and security of the visitors of the website and all the regional websites connected with it. We put great effort and care in protecting your information. We collect information about you through our website(s) in an effort to improve your shopping experience and to communicate with you about our products, services, contests and promotions. This privacy policy tells you what information we collect from you, how we may share your information among our brands, under certain circumstances, with third parties that provide services on our behalf or with whom we have partnered to offer a particular product or service. This policy also describes which steps we take to ensure your information is protected and the choices you can make about how we collect and use your information. If our information practices change, we will post an updated version on the web and you will be able to check the latest version by the date at the bottom of this policy.

What kind of information do we collect?

In some cases we may ask you for personal information, such as name, address, gender, telephone, age, credit card, interests, etc. This is the case when you request information about a certain product, register for contests/promotions/surveys or purchase an item in our shop and also for services that require your registration or subscription. We maintain a record of your product interests and the purchases you make online or by phone. Sometimes we combine all this information about you with information we obtain from our joint marketing partners, from unrelated parties and from our other brands. In most cases though you can visit our website and all its content without telling us who you are and no personal information is transmitted to us. We may monitor visitor traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of our website and thus improve our service to you; however you will remain anonymous unless you tell us who you are. When you supply us with your personal information this is entirely voluntary, though without sufficient details we may not be able to serve you entirely. We sometimes might also collect information about a third party from you, this is the case if the website offers e-card services or if you want to send specific information of our website to somebody you know. We will not contact this third party after this "one-time" event unless the third party contacts us. We may also combine all this information with data that is publicly available and data that we receive from other reputable sources. This data may include postal address updates and demographic data. All data combined and stored with online data is protected by this privacy policy.

How do we use your information?

Personal information we gather from you is recorded, protected and used by us in accordance with current data protection legislation and this privacy policy. We will mainly use your personal information in the following ways:

§                       Processing and completing your order, including the confirmation emails to confirm the status of your order/shipment

§                       To communicate with you about our products and events or other promotional purposes unless you have clearly indicated to us not to do so

§                       To improve your shopping experience with us

§                       To help us learn more about your preferences

§                       For trends and statistics

§                       To improve the website design and layout

§                       To administer promotions, contests, surveys and other features presented on our website(s

§                       To better respond to your customer service enquiries

§                       To protect the integrity and security of our business and website(s)

§                       To contact you if necessary

§                       With our service providers managing our customer information and who perform services on our behalf, such as sending newsletters to our customers, doing surveys, communicating with our customers, etc. These service providers are however not authorized to disclose any of this personal information.

It is always possible for you to not receive any marketing information or calls from us. To find out more about how to "opt out" please see the section addressing this issue later in this policy. We do never rent or sell any of the personal information you have provided to us. We may however decide to disclose your personal information under certain circumstances such as to comply with the law, enforce or apply the terms of any of our agreements and/or to protect the rights, property or safety of this website and our users.

Who keeps our visitors information safe?

The local and global website(s) of Hydrometeorological Instruments & Facillities Dyrk Peters (HIM) and all the information collected, are managed and controlled by Hydrometeorological Instruments & Facillities Dyrk Peters (HIM)  a Germany based company. We have implemented various security measures, such as sophisticated encryption and authentication tools, to safeguard your personal information. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your online order information. The SSL encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. To make sure that you are on our secure servers please check the lower left hand corner of your browser (internet explorer) where there should be an unbroken key or a closed lock, this means SSL is active. You should also see that the URL at the top of your browser (location line) shows "https" instead of the regular "http" in front of the address of our website. If for whatever reason you are unable to have SSL as described above and you are not comfortable with the way your shopping experience is going with us, please feel free to contact us at one of our telephone numbers listed below in the "How can I contact you?" Our servers are located in Germany. If you are located outside of these countrie, please take note that the information that you give to us will be transferred to one of these countries and that by submitting this information to us you authorize this transfer. Hydrometeorological Instruments & Facillities Dyrk Peters (HIM). has made such agreements with these hosting providers that there are sufficient safeguards for the protection of your personal data; current protection legislation is being adhered to as well as this Privacy Policy. Your personal information is thus contained behind secured networks and only a limited amount of personnel with special authorizations has access to this data and is required to keep it confidential. While we strive to keep your information confidential, there is always a risk that third party organizations get access to your data when you submit this online to other websites

The Use of cookies

A cookie is a small string/file with information that is stored by your web browser on your computer. This is for identification purpose and will allow you to place an order on our website or to follow your activity on our website, which will help us improve your overall experience during your visit on our website. It also allows us to personalize your online surfing and shopping experience with us. They are, amongst others, used to:

§                       Enable you to express checkout

§                       Recognize you when you come back to our site

§                       Remember the items which you have put in your shopping basket

§                       Analyze the behavior of our visitors

§                       To remember your passwords and username (if you decide so)

You can make the choice to turn off all cookies in your browser configuration or to be warned when they are being used, to do this refer to the Help menu of your browser or Google it online. If you turn cookies off completely you may however not have access to all the features that our website(s) offer and probably you will not be able to place an order via our online shop. Cookies do in no way damage your system and are usually automatically accepted by your browser's settings.


"Phishing" is used by scam people who are trying to steal your personal information. We will never ask you for your personal information via an email and if you do receive such a request and it looks like it is coming from us and asking for your personal information such as usernames, passwords or credit card numbers DO NOT RESPOND.

Links to other websites

Sometimes on our website you may find links to other websites containing information that might be useful for your shopping experience with us, their privacy policy may differ from ours. We are never responsible for the content of these websites as well as their practices. We strongly advise you to read the privacy policy of such websites.

Delete or modify your personal information stored with us, opt-out.

Our communication with you is on a voluntary basis and you may at any time opt-out to receive any emails and/or messages from Hydrometeorological Instruments & Facillities Dyrk Peters (HIM). If you want to access or even have your personal information deleted from our database please feel free to send this request to If you just want to be removed from our mailing list please send a request to


How can I contact you?


When you have questions, comments or complaints about this policy or the content of our website(s), please