Data protection

Data protection and protecting your personal data are of the highest priority for us. Here we explain how your personal data is processed on our website. Personal data is processed in compliance with the German Data Protection Act in the version of 24 May 2018 (Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes – BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetzes – TMG), as well as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on 25 May 2018, and the New German Data Protection Act.

Name and address of the controller

Meyer & Meyer Holding SE & Co. KG, Hettlicher Masch 15/17, 49084 Osnabrück, Germany

represented by the executive board: Maximilian Meyer, Theresa Meyer, Peter Schnitzler

Phone: +49 541 9585-01, Email: info@meyermeyer.com

Contact information for the data protection officer

Detlef Breuker, c/o C&S Consulting, An der Blanken Mühle 17, 49328 Melle, Germany
Email: info@datenschutz-os.de

Processing of personal data on our website

Website provision and creation of log files
You are not required to provide any personal data in order to visit our website and access the information it contains. During your visit, we will only collect and use information that your Internet browser automatically shares with us:

• Date and time you visit our web pages
• The type of browser you’re using
• Your browser settings
• Your IP address
• The pages you visit

We use this information to make it possible for you to visit our web pages from a technical perspective. Additionally, we use this data for statistical purposes and to optimize our website’s layout and design. We save your IP address in order to safeguard and maintain IT security (e.g. so we can identify and protect against DoS attacks) and to preserve functionality.
The lawful basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6, Subparagraph 1 (f) of the GDPR.

 

Personal data forms
Personal data shall only be collected where it is voluntarily provided as part of a contact enquiry or an employment application. 

 

Contact form, application
Our website features several contact forms that can be used to make contact with us online. If you choose to use these forms,  the information you enter into the input fields will be transmitted to us and stored.
The data collected depends on the form:

Last name
First name
Email address
Phone number

For the purposes of processing the information, you may be required to consent to the use of your data and referred to our data protection statement during the transmission process. Data provided via the form is transferred to us in an encrypted format. Alternatively, we can also be contacted using the email address provided. In this case, the user’s personal information that is shared via email will be stored by us.

 

Purposes and lawful basis of data processing
The processing of personal data from input fields is solely for the purpose of fulfilling the contact request. Where we are contacted by email, processing the data is also necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests.

 

The lawful basis for processing data we receive via email is Art. 6, Subparagraph 1 (f)  of the GDPR. Where email contact is made with the aim of concluding a contract, further lawful basis for processing the data can be found in Art. 6, Subparagraph 1 (b) of the GDPR.

The lawful basis for processing data within the employment application procedure can be derived   from Section 26 of the New German Data Protection Act, as well as Art. 88 of the GDPR. The purpose of collecting your personal data is your employment application. Therefore, your application information  will   only  be used  for the  purpose  of processing  your  application.

 

Period for which the data will be stored or criteria for defining that period
Contact forms: Where the purpose for storing the data no longer applies, the personal data in question will be locked or erased, provided we are not under any legal obligation to retain the data.
Employment applications: We will store your  personal data upon receiving your application. Should your application lead to your employment, we will store your application data for the legally defined period following any termination of the relevant employment relationship. If your application is rejected, we will store your  application data for six months following the rejection, unless you consent to us storing it for longer.

 

Recipients or the categories of recipients of data (where the data is shared or transferred)
Within the company those departments receive your data that need it to fulfill your request. Order processors used by us (Art. 28 GDPR) in the field of web hosting can also receive data. These service providers are obliged to process your order with corresponding agreements.

 

Notes on the rights of data subjects
Every data subject has the following data protection rights under the GDPR:

• Right of access pursuant to Art. 15 of the GDPR
• Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 of the GDPR
• Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 of the GDPR
• Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 of the GDPR
• Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 of the GDPR
• Right to object pursuant to Art. 21 of the GDPR

To exercise your aforementioned rights, or to withdraw your consent to use your data, please contact us at the email address found under “Imprint”.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You may exercise this right with a supervisory authority in the member state where you reside, where you work, or in the location where the suspected breach occurred.

We would ask that you contact our data protection officer to clarify the issue before lodging a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. 

 

Planned data transfer to third countries
At present, data is not transmitted to third countries, and this is not planned for the future.

Use of cookies

We use cookies on various parts of our website to improve the user experience on our website, to enable certain functionality, to display relevant products and for market research purposes.

 

The processing of your personal data for these purposes is carried out partly based on a balancing of interests, with legitimate prevailing interests in the optimised presentation of our services in accordance with Art. 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR or based on consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(1)(a) GDPR. For information about the individual cookies, your consent and the option to revoke your consent for the future, please see:

 

Cookie policy

 

Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (these are known as session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us to identify your browser the next time you visit us (known as persistent cookies). You can check the retention period in the cookie settings of your web browser.

 

You can also configure your browser so that you are notified whenever cookies are set. In addition, you may also adjust your browser settings in such a manner that you can decide whether to accept a cookie in each individual case. Moreover, you may generally exclude the acceptance of certain cookies by means of specific browser settings. Since each browser is different in terms of cookie management, please refer to the help menu of your browser for further information. For the most common browsers you will find further information under the following links:

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer: windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Apple Safari: support.apple.com/kb/ph21411
Google Chrome: support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py
Mozilla Firefox support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Opera : help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html


Please note that if you exclude or do not accept certain cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). This service collects and stores data to create usage profiles under pseudonyms. These profiles serve the purpose of analyzing user behaviour and are analyzed in order to optimize and tailor the design of our website.

Google Analytics uses cookies, small text files which are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of website usage. Information collected by the cookies about your website usage (including parts of your IP address) are sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to analyze your usage in order to create reports on website activities for site operators, as well as to deliver services associated with website and Internet use. Google may also share this information with third parties where this is legally required or where the relevant third party is processing the data on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstances will Google connect your IP address with other Google data. We also will not connect anonymous profiles with personal information about the bearer of the pseudonym, without your explicit consent.  Data capture for the purpose of usage statistics and transmission to Google takes place with the extension “gat._anonymizeIp()”. Your IP address is therefore anonymous (a process called “IP masking”).

You can veto the collection, use and storage of your data for the purpose of web analytics at any time with effect for the future by preventing the installation of cookies in your browser settings; however, if you choose to do this, you will not be able to access the full functionality available on our website.

Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s capture and processing of data about your use of this website (including parts of your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: www.tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Social Media

 

Facebook

We use functions of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos. When you call up a website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with Facebook's servers. By clicking on the button, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will learn and store his or her IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and settings options for protecting the privacy of users , can be found in the privacy notices of Facebook: www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her via this offer and link it to his or her membership data stored on Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.

 

Instagram

Our website uses plugins from Instagram, which is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The plugins are marked with an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an "Instagram camera". You can find an overview of the Instagram plugins and their appearance here: blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges

When you call up one of our pages that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Instagram. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Instagram directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Instagram receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, regardless of whether you have an Instagram profile or are currently not logged into Instagram. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of Instagram in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can directly assign your visit to our website to your Instagram account.

If you interact with the plugins, for example, click on the "Instagram" button, this information is also transmitted directly to an Instagram server and stored there. The information is also published on your Instagram account and displayed there to your contacts. For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Instagram, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Instagram's data protection information: help.instagram.com/155833707900388/

If you do not want Instagram to directly assign the data collected via our website to your Instagram account, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our website.

 

LinkedIn

We use functions of the LinkedIn network of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We would like to inform you that when you call up our pages that contain functions from LinkedIn, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn receives information that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn button and are logged into your account at LinkedIn, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to your user account. We point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by LinkedIn. If you do not want this procedure, you must log out of your LinkedIn account beforehand.
For further information, please refer to LinkedIn's privacy policy: www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

XING

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing XING functions is called up, a connection to XING servers is established. As far as we are aware, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or usage behavior evaluated. Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in the XING data protection statement at: www.xing.com/app/share

Security measures

We take various technological and organizational measures to protect your personal data, especially against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against unauthorized access.

We are continuously improving these security measures in line with the latest technological developments. However, despite our best efforts, please be aware that, when transmitting data online, there is still a risk that unauthorized persons may copy or tamper with the data.

Contact

If you have any questions or feedback on this data protection statement, please contact us using the email address listed under “Imprint”.

Updating our data protection guidelines

Ongoing developments in IT technology and the Internet require us to regularly update our data protection guidelines. We therefore reserve the right to supplement or make changes to this data protection statement. This statement was last updated on 16th November 2020.