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 Chairman: Jan Weber
Phone: +49 541 9585-01, Email: info(at)

Contact information for the data protection officer

Detlef Breuker, c/o C&S Consulting, Ochsenweg 62 b, 49324 Melle, Germany
Email: info(at)

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, your data will be shared with the relevant departments, which require it in order to fulfil your request.


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 our website. These are small text files that are sent by our web server to your computer or device in order to identify it for the duration of your visit. We do not collect any personal data via these cookies.

You may also access our website without cookies being stored on your computer or device. Simply deactivate cookies in your browser settings, or configure the settings so that our browser tells you first when a site wants to store cookies. In this instance, you can decide whether to accept or reject the cookies. However, for technical reasons, you are required to provide full permission for temporary cookies in order to enjoy the full scope of functionality on our website.

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:

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.


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 24 May 2018.