Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

General terms of use

Our websites may only be used by acceptance of the following requirements. If you are not comfortable with this, please do not use our websites or any contents of our websites.
All websites are developed by the SonoQ and will be administrated by them. We reserve to ourselves every right to change or close our websites, their Legal Requirements, our Terms and Conditions in general and our Conditions of Sale and Delivery at any time without any announcement in general or partly.
Our Terms and Conditions – as amended from time to time – will become part of any contract we conclude. Because of this reason we beg you to take a close watch on our Terms and Conditions next time you visit our website again. Please take knowledge of any changes related to our Terms and Conditions and our Legal Requirements. Please notice that you have the possibility to print our Terms and Conditions from your Internet Browser and our Legal Requirement as well as you have the chance to save them permanently on a data medium of your personal choice.

Marks and Intellectual Property Laws; Surrender of Use

All Trademarks named on our Websites are exclusively entitled to the SonoQ, unless they are explicitly distinguished by us as legal rights of third parties or you may recognize them in another way as legal rights of third parties.    
All rights concerning the contents which are published in the framework of our websites, that means especially information, documents and graphic representations or legally protected elements of any kind are exclusively entitled to the SonoQ, without any exception.
The unauthorized use of our Trademarks or in another way for us legally protected texts, images, graphics, videos (with or without sound), video animations (with or without sound) including the layouts of our websites are expressively not allowed to anyone and are a violation of our Trademarks, Intellectual Property Laws or any other rights, which are protected in favor to our Group of Companies, as far as we will not authorize it explicitly.
The copying, publishing or the use of our websites – or parts of them – in other electronical publications or in print publications – as well as in the medias of internet – will be only authorized by explicit permission of the SonoQ. This permission can be granted by the online desk of our websites, so you may get in touch with our desk, if you are interested.  
A permission of any kind takes place only under the reservation that all information you can find on our websites will not be changed in any way by you. This means also that all representations you can find on our websites are only allowed to publish in other medias by giving an explicit indication of source to the SonoQ. Of course, you can set a hyperlink to our websites to give the kind of reference which is mentioned in the sentence before. The reprint and the evaluation of our press releases are for sure always allowed with an indication of sources.

Limitation of Liability

All information you can find on our websites are researched in a professional matter by intern and extern sources. All contents have been phrased as easy to use as possible. It is our strong approach to set all information up to date as often as possible und to offer you some more information from time to time. All information you can find at our websites are served to the representation of the SonoQ, our products and our services. Of course, we cannot assume any liability – neither explicit nor silent – that this information will be complete or true. Please take notice that all this information are only up to date at the day of their publication and that these information are may not be up to date in the moment you are visiting our websites. Because of these reasons you should proof those information before using them, in which way you may use them ever.
All representations you can find on our websites will not free yourself from an own proof of our present information, especially information about data and technical information. The same applies related to the applicability of our products with regard to your individual use of our products and the individual targets you may follow.
If you need individual suggestions or instructions related to our products, or if you need a special service, please get in direct touch with us. The users of our websites agree with the circumstances that they use our websites and their contents on their own risks.  
Neither SonoQ nor third parties, which are involved in the construction, production or visualization of our websites, will be liable to someone, who maybe will be damaged or harmed because of the use of our websites, especially because of the access or the impossibility of an access to our websites, the use or the impossibility by using our websites. The same takes place, if you should depend on any information you may find on our websites.

Websites of 3rd Parties / Hyperlinks

Our websites contain hyperlinks or references to websites of third parties. Hyperlinks of this kind amount no acceptance of the SonoQ to any contents you may find on these websites of third parties. We do not adopt such kinds of contents by websites of third parties. We set hyperlinks to such websites exclusively for the purpose of maybe helpful information. The SonoQ assumes no reasonability for the availability, contents or the modification of such websites. Any liability for damages or injuries resulting from the use of such websites – of which kind ever – will be excluded. We offer Hyperlinks to other websites only as a comfort for the users of our websites. HY–LINE Group of Companies will not assume any liability, that any hyperlink you may find on our websites will inform you on a constant level of quality. Any connection to such websites only takes place on your own risks.

Privacy Policy

Commencement Clause

The following declarations on liabilities, legal hints and data protection in general are related to the SonoQ.


The SonoQ will always appreciate your visits on our websites. We are very pleased that you take care of our Group of Companies and our products. We take data protection – both private and business – very serious and we are counting on a trusted cooperation with you while visiting our websites. Of course, we respect all legal matters of data protection. Our staff is completely obliged to protect your data. They will be trained constantly on all the relevant topics of data protection and data security. Hereinafter we will show you how we protect your data and what it means to you, if you may use our websites.

Access Data

While accessing to our websites we will generate access data, which will be saved because of security targets and normally allows an identification of data following the conditions below:

  • the name of your Internet Service Provider
  • the country from which you access the internet
  • the websites from which you came to our site us
  • the terms of search you used, if you came to our site via an internet search engine like Google
  • the webpages you visit while surfing through our websites
  • the tools (web browser, operating system) you use, while take access to our websites
  • data you have download from our websites
  • duration, date and time of your visit.

That data we only use to learn more about the behaviors of our users while surfing through our websites and to evaluate this data.

Personal Data

Personal data is information which will be used explicitly to proof your individuality. This means information like your name, your post address or your e-mail address. Personal data will only be saved by us, if you will give us such data by your own choice, for example, if you may register yourself to our websites as a user, take part in one of our polls, take part in a contest, contacting us, may sign to one of our newsletters or make a purchase order online.

We use personal data only in a way it is necessary to use and only in a context you have allowed to us, respectively in the framework of legal matters only. To have a secure transmission of your data, the SonoQ uses encryption in secured areas. This means, that the communication with your internet browser and e.g. our online order system is not being readable by third parties. All data will only be saved on special secured servers. The use of our order database applies an agreement with the retention and the use of your data (registration data) by the SonoQ.


The customer has the option to "opt-out" of the newsletter and the possibility of cancellation at all times. This can be done by either using the opt-out option in the newsletter itself or by sending an email response to the newsletter sender.

This cancellation is valid within one business day.

Registration data

The following data of registration includes personal data too, which will be exalted and processed:

  • the name of your company
  • your Value Added Tax identification number (VAT)
  • your order number
  • job identification
  • project
  • cost location
  • appellation
  • prename
  • last name
  • the address of your company
  • telephone numbers/ telefax number
  • e-mail address

Disclosure of personal data to third parties

The SonoQ render their services together with selected partners. These partners underlie the same strong rules of data protection as ourselves and they are furthermore integrated in the data protection framework of the SonoQ. A disclosure of Personal Data ensued exclusive in the contexts of

  • order data processing (for example, if you order some of our products online)
  • in a individual case, so if you have allowed us to use those data explicitly.

Further information, such as data you have given us freely like data related to your main areas of interests, we will not disclosure to third parties. We disclosure personal data to governmental institutions only in cases we are legally obliged by law or by adjudication.

Right of Revocation to use your data

If you request the SonoQ or your agent in charge by writing (e-mail, telefax or postal letter) not to use your personal data furthermore, to correct them or to delete them, we will do this immediately, with the exception, that we need this data for the use of accounting purposes of our own. If you are a registered user, you have the possibility to see your data by yourself, so that you may correct, change or delete it.

Google Analytics, Cookies

Our websites are using Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Cookies are used by a lot of websites. Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a website, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and do not expire at the end of your session. Our cookies aren't used to store or collect any personal information. The Cookies which are saved on our servers are only readable by us and not by a foreign website.

Cookies let us know when you return to our website and what pages or services you use when you're at our websites. It only lets us know that someone with your unique cookie has returned to our website.

By using cookies, we will be able to see how our website is being used. This means we'll be able to identify the most popular areas of our website and make it easier for you to access them. Cookies help us to be more efficient as we can learn what information is important to our customers and what isn't.

Most of current internet browsers are able to accept cookies automatically. If you do not want the benefits of using cookies, you can deactivate such functions in your internet browser. Of course, you can use our websites without cookies, but please notice, that this may reduce the functionality of the site.

Other active Tools (e.g. Javascript, ActiveX)

Javascript, ActiveX or other controls and scripting languages used by websites as executive routines, you may deactivate at every time. It is no problem to surf through our websites without the use of Javascript, but you might lose some comfort functions.


Our websites contain hyperlinks or references to websites of third parties. Hyperlinks of this kind amounts no acceptance of the SonoQ to any contents you may find on these websites of third parties. We do not adopt such kinds of contents by websites of third parties. We link such websites exclusively for the purpose of information. SonoQ assume no reasonability for the availability, contents or the modification of such websites. Any liability for damages or injuries resulting because of the use of contents of such websites – of which kind ever – will be excluded. We offer hyperlinks to other websites only as a comfort for the users of our websites. SonoQ assumes no liability, that any Hyperlink you will find on our websites will inform you on a constant level of quality. Any connection to such websites takes place on your own risk.


SonoQ reserves the rights to change these rules of data protection any time in accordance with the legal rules of data protection.

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