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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

for

www.meding.com 

 


I. Who is the responsible body (“controller” in terms of the GDPR) and how can I contact the data protection officer?
Meding GmbH, Kruppstraße 8, 58553 Halver, info@meding.com

You can contact our data protection officer which is JURANDO GmbH (https://www.jurando.de) under datenschutz@meding.com or by postal letter to our address; in the latter case, please add: “Att. data protection officer”.

II. Which are the rights you are entitled to?

You are entitled to the following rights which you can assert against us with respect to the personal data concerning you:

  • Right to information/ access (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR),Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR),
  • Right to object to the processing (Art. 21 GDPR).

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint about us with a supervisory authority according to Art. 77 GDPR.

Where you have consented to the processing, you have the right to withdraw the consent at any time; however, the withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on the consent before its withdrawal.

III. For what purposes do we process personal data and what is the legal basis for the processing?

When you visit our website
When you visit our website for mere information purposes, i.e. when you do not register or otherwise transfer or disclose information to us, we only collect those personal data which your browser transfers to us. This includes (to be agreed with the person in charge of your website)

  • IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Details of the query (specific page accessed)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Website from which the query is made (so-called “referrer”)
  • Operating system and its surface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

We require this data for technical reasons to be able to display our website, ensure stability and security and optimize our presentation.
The legal basis for this is Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR; our legitimate interest consists in the afore-mentioned purposes.We erase this data after seven days at the latest. We will only store data beyond that time after the personal data has been erased or anonymized. In the case of IP addresses, anonymization can be procured by appropriate shortening of the IP address.

Cookies
We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your system and which provide us with certain information.
We use transient and persistent cookies on our website. Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close the browser. These comprise in particular session cookies. They store a so-called session ID which enables several queries from your browser to be allocated to one and the same session. This enables us to recognize your computer when you visit our website again. The session cookies are deleted when you log out from our website or close the browser. Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after expiry of a pre-defined validity which can vary, depending on the cookie used from time to time. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

You can set your browser as you wish, and you may, for instance, refuse to accept third-party cookies or even all cookies. However, please be aware that, if you do so, you might be unable to use all features and functions of this website.

Moreover, we use cookies to be able to identify you when you visit our website again provided you have opened an account with us. Otherwise, you must log in anew for every visit.

We use cookies to render the use of our website and services offered there more comfortable and optimize user-friendliness. In addition, we use cookies to statistically document how our website is used and to analyse such user behaviour to optimize our website presentation and the services offered there. The cookies enable us, when you access our website again, to realize automatically that you have already visited our website before. These cookies are deleted automatically after a pre-defined period of time.

When you access our website, we show you a cookie information which refers to this Privacy Policy to make you aware that we use cookies. There you can also consent to the use of the cookies.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR; our legitimate interest consists in the purposes mentioned above. If you consent to the use of cookies, the legal basis is Art. 6 subs. 1 a) GDPR.

Contact form
When you use our contact form, we will use the data you have transferred to us; the only information you must necessarily disclose to us is a valid email address, all other information is disclosed to us voluntarily to enable us to answer your request. The information you disclose to us may be stored in a Customer Relationship Management System (“CRM system”) or similar software.
Data processing for the purposes of communication is based on Art. 6 subs. 1 b) GDPR if and to the extent that your request pertains to the performance of contractual duties or initial approaches for contract conclusion (“taking steps prior to entering into a contract”). In other cases, the legal basis is Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR; our legitimate interest consists in the purposes mentioned above.

The personal data we collect when you use the contact form are deleted automatically after your request has been settled unless we are required by law to retain the data or we need the data for contract performance. You may also at any time object to the processing when the processing is based on a legitimate interest.

Email contact
When you contact us via the email addresses we have indicated for such purpose, we will store the personal data you have transferred to us in order to answer your requests. The information you have provided to us might be stored in a Customer Relationship Management System (“CRM system”) or similar software.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR; our legitimate interest consists in the purposes mentioned above. Where the email by which you contact us is aimed at contract conclusion or when you send us an email in the context of an existing contractual relationship, the legal basis is Art. 6 subs. 1 b) GDPR.

The data is deleted after the request has been finally settled unless we are required by law to retain the data or we need the data for contract performance. You can also at any time object to the processing when the processing is based on a legitimate interest.

Web shop
When you place an order in our web shop, you have to disclose personal data for contract conclusion that is required for executing your order. Required fields are marked as such, disclosure of other data is voluntary. We process the data you have disclosed to us for the purpose of executing your order. In this context, we also disclose your data to our main bank and/or payment services provider as well as to the commissioned carrier or shipping company.

You can also open a customer account. In this case, we store your data for further purchase orders you may place with us in the future. You may at any time delete your customer account in the customer area.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 subs. 1 b) GDPR.

We further process your data to provide you with information on other interesting products from our product range. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR, § 7 subs. 3 of the German Unfair Competition Act (Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb – “UWG“).You may at any time object to, and thus prohibit, the use of your data for this purpose.

We are obliged under commercial and tax law to store your address, payment and order data for a period of ten years. We will however restrict the processing after two years which means that your data is then only retained and used to comply with legal obligations.

Social media plug-ins

We currently use the following social media plug-ins: [Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Xing, T3N, LinkedIn, Flattr, Pintrest]. For such purpose, we use the so-called double-click solution or another technically equivalent solution. This means that, when you visit our website, as a rule, no personal data is transferred to the plug-in provider at first. You can recognize the provider by the mark in the box above the provider’s initial letter or by its logo. We offer you the possibility to communicate directly with the plug-in provider via the button. Only when you click the marked field and thus activate it, the plug-in provider is informed that you have accessed the relevant website of our online presentation. In addition, the data collected during your visit to our website is transferred, too. In the case of facebook and XING, pursuant to the information provided by the relevant providers in Germany, the IP address is anonymized immediately after collection. This means that, when you activate the plug-in, your personal data is transferred to the relevant plug-in provider and stored there (in the case of US-American providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects data especially by cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies in the security settings of your browser before you click the greyed-out box.

We have no influence on the collected data or data processing activities nor are we aware of the scope of data collection, the purposes of the processing and the duration of data storage. We do not know about deletion of the collected data by the plug-in provider either.

The plug-in provider stores the data collected from you in the form of user profiles and uses them for advertising and market research purposes and/or to tailor its website to the users’ demands. The analysis in particular serves to display customized advertisements (also for users who are not logged in) and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to, and thus prevent, the preparation of user profiles; if you want to exercise this right, you have to address the relevant plug-in provider. We offer you the possibility, via the plug-ins, to interact with the social networks and other users which enables us to improve our presentation and services and offer you as the user a more interesting design.

The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR; our legitimate interest consists in the marketing purposes we pursue. When you click the plug-in and thus give your consent, the legal basis is Art. 6 subs. 1 a) GDPR.

The data is transferred regardless of whether or not you have an account with the plug-in provider and whether or not you are logged-in there. When you are logged-in to the plug-in provider, the data we have collected from you is immediately allocated to your account with the plug-in provider. When you click the activated button and, for instance, set a link on the page, the plug-in provider will also store this information in your user account and publicly communicate it to your contacts. We recommend that you generally log out when you have visited a social network, especially before you activate the social media plug-in button to prevent any allocation to your profile with the plug-in provider.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and data processing by the plug-in provider is available in the privacy policies of these providers set out below. These also contain further information on the rights to which you are entitled in this context and the possible settings to protect your privacy.

Addresses of the relevant plug-in providers and URL and their data protection information:

Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php; further information on data collection: http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications and http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo. Facebook joined the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=de. Google joined the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; https://twitter.com/privacy. Twitter joined the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE / Germany; http://www.xing.com/privacy.
T3N, yeebase media GmbH, Kriegerstr. 40, 30161 Hannover, Germany; https://t3n.de/store/page/datenschutz.

LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn joined the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Flattr Network Ltd. with registered office in: 2nd Floor, White bear yard 114A, Clerkenwell Road, London, Middlesex, England, EC1R 5DF, Great Britain; https://flattr. com/privacy.

Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA; https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy ]

YouTube videos
We have embedded YouTube videos in our online presentation which are stored on http://www.YouTube.com and can be started and played back directly from our website. All videos are embedded in an “enhanced data protection mode” which means that no data concerning you as the user is transferred to YouTube if you do not play back the videos. Only when you play back the videos, the data mentioned in the following paragraph will be transferred to YouTube. We cannot influence this data transfer.

When you visit our website, YouTube is informed that you have accessed the relevant page of our website. In addition, the data collected during your visit to our website is transferred, too. This happens regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account via which you are logged in or a user account does not exist. When you are logged in to YouTube, your data is directly allocated to your account. If you do not want your data to be allocated to your profile, you have to log out before you activate the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for advertising and market research purposes and/or to tailor its website to the users’ demands. The analysis in particular serves to display customized advertisements (also for users who are not logged in) and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to, and thus prevent, the preparation of user profiles; if you want to exercise this right, you have to address your objection to YouTube.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and data processing by YouTube is available in the privacy policy. The latter also contains further information on the rights to which you are entitled in this context and the possible settings to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google processes your personal data also in the USA and joined the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

The legal basis for embedding YouTube videos is Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists in the marketing purposes we pursue. If and to the extent that you give your consent by clicking the video, the legal basis is Art. 6 subs. 1 a) GDPR.

Vimeo videos
We embed videos from the “Vineo” platform. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. The data collected during your visit to our website is transferred to this provider. In particular, the IP address needs to be transferred to enable the provider to transfer the contents.
Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and data processing by Vimeo is available in the privacy policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy.
The legal basis for embedding the Vimeo videos is Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists in the marketing purposes we pursue.

Google Maps
We use the services of Google Maps on our website. This enables us to show you interactive maps directly on our website and thus enables you to comfortably use the maps feature.
When you access the website, Google is informed that you have accessed the relevant page of our website. The data collected during your visit to our website is transferred, too. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged in or a user account does not exist. When you are logged in to Google, your data is directly allocated to your account. If you do not want your data to be allocated to your Google profile, you have to log out before you activate the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for advertising and market research purposes and/or to tailor its website to the users’ demands. The analysis in particular serves to provide customized advertisements (also for users who are not logged in) and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object, and thus prevent, the preparation of these user profiles; if you want to exercise your right to object, you have to address your objection to Google.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and data processing by the plug-in provider is available in the provider’s privacy policies which also contain further information on your rights and the possible settings to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google processes your personal data also in the USA and joined the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacy-shield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

The legal basis for the use of Google Maps is Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists in the afore-mentioned marketing purposes.

Google AdSense

This website uses the online advertising service Google AdSense which allows us to show you advertisements which are tailored to your interests. We thereby pursue the objective to show you advertisements which might be interesting for you to offer you a more interesting website presentation. For such purpose, statistical information is collected about you which is processed by our advertising partners. The advertisements can be identified as such by the note “Google advertisements” shown in the relevant advertisement.

When you visit our website, Google is informed that you have accessed our website. In this context, Google uses a web beacon to place a cookie on your computer. The data collected during your visit to our website is transferred. We have no influence on the data collected nor do we know about the scope of data collection and the duration of data storage. Your data is transferred to the USA and analysed there. When you are logged in to your Google account, your data can be directly allocated to your account. If you do not want your data to be allocated to your Google profile, you have to log out. It is also possible that this data is disclosed and transferred to contractual partners of Google, third parties and authorities.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists in the afore-mentioned marketing purposes.

[EITHER: This website does not show advertisements from third-party providers via Google AdSense.] [OR: This website has also activated Google AdSense advertisements from third-party providers. The aforesaid data may also be transferred to these third-party providers (which are listed under https://support.google.com/dfp_sb/answer/94149).]

You can prevent the installation of cookies by Google AdSense in different ways: a) you can set your browser software to prevent the installation of cookies; the suppression of third-party cookies in particular prevents receipt of advertisements from third-party providers; b) you can deactivate interest-based Google advertisements via the link http://www.google.de/ads/preferences; this setting will however be deleted when you delete your cookies; c) you can deactivate interest-based advertisements from providers which are part of the self-regulation campaign “About Ads” via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices; this setting will however be deleted when you delete your cookies; d) you can permanently deactivate the cookies in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome under the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin.

Please be aware that, if you do so, you might be unable to use all features and functions of this website without restrictions.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and data processing as well as further information on the rights to which you are entitled in this context and the possible settings to protect your privacy is available Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA;

Data protection regulations for advertisements:

http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/technologies/ads.
Google joined the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Google Adwords Conversion
We use the services of Google Adwords to draw the visitors’ attention to our attractive offers by advertising means (so-called Google Adwords) on external websites. We can determine the success of the various advertising measures by the data gained by the advertising campaigns. We thereby pursue the purpose to show you advertisements that are interesting for you, offer you a more interesting website design and ensure fair calculation of advertising costs.

Google distributes these advertising means via so-called “Ad Servers”. For such purpose, we use Ad Server cookies which enable the measurement of certain parameters for success measuring such as displays of advertisements or clicks by users. If you are referred to our website from a Google advertisement, Google Adwords stores a cookie on your PC. These cookies usually expire after 30 days and are not meant to identify you personally. With this cookie, usually the unique cookie ID, the number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), the last impression (which is important for post-view conversions) and opt-out information (check mark making clear that the user no longer wants to be addressed) are stored as analysis values.

These cookies enable Google to recognize your Internet browser. If a user visits certain pages of the website of an Adwords client and the cookie stored on his computer has not expired yet, Google and the client are able to see that the user clicked the advertisement and was referred to this page. Every Adwords client is assigned another cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of Adwords clients. We ourselves do not collect and process personal data by the said advertising measures. We only receive statistical analyses from Google. We can see by these analyses which of the advertising measures we use is particularly effective. We do not obtain any other data from these advertising measures; in particular, we are not able to identify the user by the said information.

The marketing tools we use cause your browser to automatically establish a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data which Google collects by this tool, and therefore we inform you about what we actually know: Where AdWords Conversion is used, Google is informed that you have accessed the relevant part of our Internet presentation or clicked an advertisement we have posted. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can allocate your visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or are not logged in to Google, the provider might identify and store your IP address.

You can prevent participation in this tracking procedure in different ways: a) you can set your browser software to prevent the installation of cookies; the suppression of third-party cookies in particular prevents receipt of advertisements from third-party providers; b) you can deactivate conversion tracking cookies by setting the browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com“, https://www.google.de/settings/ads; this setting will however be deleted when you delete your cookies; c) you can deactivate interest-based advertisements from providers which are part of the self-regulation campaign “About Ads” via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices; this setting will however be deleted when you delete your cookies; d) you can permanently deactivate this function in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome under the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin.

Please be aware that, if you do so, you might be unable to use all features and functions of this website without restrictions.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR; our legitimate interest consists in the afore-mentioned marketing purposes.

Further information on data protection and privacy at Google is available under:

http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacyandhttps://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html. Alternatively, you can visit the website of Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at http://www.networkadvertising.org. Google joined the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

DoubleClick by Google
This website also uses the online marketing tool DoubleClick by Google. DoubleClick uses cookies to display advertisements which are of interest for the users, improve the reports on campaign success and prevent repeated display of the same advertisement to a certain user. Google learns, by means of a cookie ID, which advertisements are displayed in which browser and is thus able to prevent repeated display of these advertisements. In addition, DoubleClick uses cookie IDs to identify and record so-called conversions that are related to advertisement requests. This is for instance the case when a user sees a DoubleClick advertisement and then accesses the website of the advertiser later via the same browser and places a purchase order there. Pursuant to Google, DoubleClick cookies do not contain personal information.

The marketing tools we use cause your browser to automatically establish a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data which Google collects by this tool, and therefore we inform you about what we actually know: Where DoubleClick is used, Google is informed that you have accessed the relevant part of our Internet presentation or clicked an advertisement we have posted. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can allocate your visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or are not logged in to Google, the provider might identify and store your IP address.

You can prevent participation in this tracking procedure in different ways: a) you can set your browser software to prevent the installation of cookies; the suppression of third-party cookies in particular prevents receipt of advertisements from third-party providers; b) you can deactivate conversion tracking cookies by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com“, https://www.google.de/settings/ads; this setting will however be deleted when you delete your cookies; c) you can deactivate interest-based advertisements from providers which are part of the self-regulation campaign “About Ads” via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices; this setting will however be deleted when you delete your cookies; d) you can permanently deactivate this function in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome under the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin.

Please be aware that, if you do so, you might be unable to use all features and functions of this website without restrictions.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR; our legitimate interest consists in the afore-mentioned marketing purposes.

Further information on DoubleClick by Google is available at:

https://www.google.de/doubleclickandhttp://support.google.com/adsense/answer/2839090, and general information on data protection and privacy at Google is available at:

https://www.google. de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Alternatively, you can visit the website of Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at http://www.networkadvertising.org. Google joined the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Google Web Fonts
This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure uniform display of various fonts. When you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts to your browser cache to correctly display texts and fonts. For such purpose, the browser you use establishes a connection to the Google servers. Google thereby becomes aware that our website was accessed from your IP address.We use Google Web Fonts to ensure uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest in terms Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR which is the appropriate legal basis. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, your computer uses a standard font. Further information on Google Web Fonts is available at https://developers.googl


Applicants’ data
When you transfer your application to us, we will process the transferred data to perform our (pre-)contractual duties in the context of the application procedure. If your application is successful, we further process the data for the purpose of handling and executing the employment relationship.

The legal basis is Art. 6 subs. 1 b) GDPR as well as § 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG). If you voluntarily transfer to us special categories of personal data such as health data or religion, also Art. 9 subs. 2 b) GDPR serves as legal basis.

If your application is not successful, we will delete your data after six months at the latest.

Until that time, the data is stored to answer any possible queries relating to the application procedure and to comply with our documentation duties under the German Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG). If you withdraw your application, we will delete your data immediately.