Privacy Policy

 

We welcome your interest in our online portal at www.meggle.de and our company.

 

We take the protection of your personal data – as collected, processed and used on the occasion of your visit to our portal – very seriously. We have taken steps both technically and organisationally to ensure that the provisions of data protection legislation are followed both by our company and our external service providers.

 

In this part of our site, we would like to inform you about the scope, nature and purpose of the collection and use of personal data you supply us with, and about their processing and application.
 

1. Collection and processing of data 

“Personal data” means information about you as an individual. This includes details such as your name, address, phone number and email address.

 

In general, you can visit our website without leaving behind any personal data – such as when you simply want to find out about our products, for example, and just click on the relevant pages. When used in this way, we log all accesses made to our website and every download of a file stored on our website. The log files thus recorded are used for internal system administration and statistics. Our log files record the name of the file accessed, the date and time of the access, the data volume transferred, whether the access was successful, the web browser and the domain used for access. This process does not transfer any personal data from your computer, however, and the information we log is also stored separately from any personal data that you do make available to us. We also log the IP addresses of computers accessing our site.

 

In some circumstances, however, we do need your name and address – and other details – to ensure we can provide you with the services you require. These other items of personal data are recorded and stored only if you volunteer such information to us – such as when sending us an enquiry, registering on our site, making (or enquiring about) an order, and so forth.

 

You can withdraw your consent to use your data at any time. If you wish to do so, please email Mr Michael Nobis at michael.nobis@meggle.de or write to us at MEGGLE AG, Megglestr. 6–12, 83512 Wasserburg, Germany.

 

 

 

2. Specific purpose, usage and sharing of personal data 

If you provide us with your personal data we will use such data only to answer your enquiries, to handle questions about our services (participation in prize competitions, etc.), in relation to your feedback about advertising campaigns or in order to provide you with access to certain items of information or offers. Every use we make of your data should follow the letter of the law.

 

We will collect, process and use the personal data that you provide us with online only for the purposes that we have informed you about. Your personal data will be shared with or otherwise disclosed to third parties only if this becomes necessary in order to perform one of the activities as listed under Section 2. paragraph 1, e.g. in cases where MEGGLE Group companies contract service providers (e.g. so as to deliver goods you have ordered) or when you have agreed to such sharing of your data beforehand. Such third parties are prohibited from using the data for other purposes.

 

We naturally respect your wishes, should you not want your personal data to be used to further facilitate our customer relationship (and in particular for direct marketing or market research purposes).

 

We disclose personal data about our customers only if we are required to do so by law or if a court order requires us to disclose this data or if the sharing of such data is necessary in order to assert or uphold our General Terms & Conditions or other agreements we have made. The same applies in relation to the storage of these data.

 

No data are ever disclosed for our commercial benefit. Our employees and the service companies that we contract to work for us are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and to agree to observe the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act. All access to personal data by our employees is restricted to the employees who require access to the data concerned in order to perform their duties at our company.

 

3. Deletion 

Personal data we have stored about you are deleted as follows: if you have withdrawn your consent to the storage of your data; if knowledge of the data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which they were stored; or if their storage is prohibited for other legal reasons – except in such cases where statutory data retention periods prohibit such deletion, where the data are then locked out rather than deleted.

 

4. Information 

If you submit a request in writing, we will be happy to inform you about the data we have stored about you.

 

We make every effort to ensure that all technical and organisational steps have been taken to store your personal data so that they are safe from any unauthorised access. For email communications, we cannot guarantee that your data are 100% safe: if you wish to send us information in confidence, we recommend you do so by post.

 

5. Cookies 

When you visit one of our websites, we may opt to store information on your computer in the form of a “cookie”. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser by a web server and then stored on your computer’s hard disk.

 

The information stored in these cookies serves to help us identify you automatically when you next visit our website and make our products and services more user-friendly for you – such as giving you simpler menu options, for example. Cookies also help us to personalise the website to your interests, for example, or to save your password, so that you don’t need to keep entering it when you visit.

 

You may of course visit our websites without using cookies. If you do not want us to recognise your computer when you visit, you can prevent your PC from saving cookies to its hard disk by selecting the option “Do not accept cookies” in your web browser settings. For specific details of how this works, please read the instructions provided by your browser supplier. If you do not accept any cookies, however, this may restrict the functionality of our products and services.

 

6. eTracker 

This website utilises technology from etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) to collect and store data for the purposes of marketing and service optimisation. This data may be used to create user profiles identified by a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the web browser used by the person visiting the website page. These cookies enable the browser to be recognised on the next visit. Without the explicit and specific consent of the person affected, the data collected by eTracker technology are not used to personally identify the website visitor and are not aggregated with personal data owned by the bearer of the pseudonym. Consent to the continued collection and storage of such data can be withdrawn at any time.

 

www.etracker.de/privacy

 

7. Facebook 

Our website integrates plugins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognise such plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. For an overview of the Facebook plugins, please visit developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

 

When you visit our website at www.meggle.de, the plugin makes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. In the process, Facebook is informed that you – i.e. your computer and IP address – have visited our site.

 

If you click the Facebook “Like” button when you are also logged into your Facebook account, then you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to associate the visit to our website with your user account. We expressly inform you that we, as the provider of this website, have no information about the data sent to Facebook, nor the ways in which Facebook uses them. For further details, please consult Facebook’s Privacy Policy at www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

 

If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account beforehand.

 

8. Changes to the terms of our Privacy Policy 

We reserve the right to modify our security and data protection systems in cases where technological advances make this a necessity. In such cases, we will also modify the terms of Privacy Policy accordingly. Therefore please ensure you always consult the latest version of our Privacy Policy.

 

9. Links 

If you make use of links that are offered on the pages of our website, then our Privacy Policy does not extend to cover these links. When we offer links, we make every effort to ensure that these links also reflect our Privacy Policy and our security standards. We cannot, however, influence other providers and force them to comply with our Privacy Policy and security standards. Accordingly, please consult the web pages of these other providers – and, in particular, the Privacy Policy published on their sites.

 

10. Children and young people 

As a general rule, persons under 18 years of age should not provide us with any personal data without the approval of their parents or guardians. Furthermore, we expressly inform you that we neither explicitly request nor collect nor share any personal data concerning children or young people with third parties.

 

 

11. Responsible party/right to refusal/contact options 

You may, at any time, withdraw your consent to our collection and storage of your personal data. You can also contact us if you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or if you want to correct or delete anything in relation to your data. Please email Mr Michael Nobis at michael.nobis@meggle.de or address your letter to Molkerei Meggle Wasserburg GmbH & Co. KG, Megglestr. 6–12, 83512 Wasserburg, Germany.

 

Last changed: January 2015