Data privacy statement

Protecting your personal data upon your visit to our website is very important to us. Therefore we observe the legal regulations in respect of the data protection, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG), as well as the data protection regulations of the individual federal states.

All data submitted to us by you will, of course, be treated confidentially. We do not make your data available to others as a principle, unless you have agreed to this or we are obliged to disclose the data due to a request made by an authority or a court order.

Your personal data are raised, stored, processed and utilised exclusively in compliance with the following regulations of the data protection declaration.

1. Raising, storing, processing, and utilising person-related data

a) Raising, storing, processing, and utilising data upon calling up the website www.mez.de

We do not raise, store, process, and utilise any of your person-related data in connection with just calling up the website www.mez.de. There is, however, data that is stored in a protocol data file on our server preliminarily, for the purpose of securing data, which may make identification possible (e.g. IP-address, date, time and called-up data files). These are evaluated anonymously for statistical purposes by way of internal assessments regarding user interests and user behaviour. For this purpose the IP-address is shortened by the last octet (last three figures of your IP-address) prior to its evaluation. This makes a subsequent identification of your person impossible.

An evaluation of these utilisation data for setting up a person-related utilisation profile will not be carried out, if you have not explicitly agreed to such a utilisation. We explicitly reserve the right for an evaluation in case our website is improperly accessed or in case of other legal infringements that may be chargeable by the prosecution. Beyond this, your user data will not be evaluated or passed on to third persons .

The raw data of this statistics will be deleted after 2 weeks.

b) Storing, processing, and utilising data that you have told us explicitly

Apart from that we only raise person-related data, if you have made these available to us yourself, e.g. within the scope of a registration by filling in forms or sending e-mails, within the scope of ordering products or a service, enquiries, or requesting material.

We use person-related data received from you (form of address, name, company, company’s address, e-mail address, telephone number) in compliance with the German Data Protection Act.

As far as your person-related data are necessary for reasoning, setting up or changing the contract (inventory data), these are exclusively used for executing contracts signed between us, that is for dispatching goods to the address named by you. Beyond that, your inventory data is not used for the purpose of market research or for appropriately designing our offers.

Your person-related data that is required to be able to use our services and have them invoiced (utilisation data), is also exclusively used for executing contracts signed between us. Such utilisation data represent the features of your identification as user, details about the start and end as well as the extent of the relevant use, and also details about the telemedia services that you have used.

c) Storing, processing, and utilising your data upon your explicit approval

Upon your consent we are entitled to raise, process resp. store person-related data, combine, archive, and utilise these together with other data. This consent is made separately and voluntarily and will be protocolled; you can call up its contents at any time. In as far as you have agreed to have you person-related data - being subject to a reservation of consent - utilised for special purposes, you can revoke this consent at any time. We will subsequently delete your data. In as far as data is transmitted to third persons with your consent, the third person will be informed at once and requested to delete the data. You are entitled to restrict the consent of making use of your data. In this case only data within the scope of the restriction will be deleted.

d) Data processing and - utilisation in spite of having been revoked and/or missing consent

The Federal Data Protect Act does, however, allow a processing of data and their utilisation, if this takes place within the scope of the purpose of a contract or a mutual trust similar to a contract, or in as far as this is necessary for maintaining the legitimate interest of the place storing the data and there is no reason to assume that the person’s interest to be protected is more important than the exclusion of processing or utilisation. Despite having revoked or cancelled the declaration of consent completely or in part, a processing of data and their utilisation can still be executed even without your consent in a restricted, legally permissible scope, in particular due to legal obligations of archiving.

2. Revoking, blocking, deleting, and correcting your person-related data

a) Revocation

You are entitled to revoke your consent in respect of the storing of your person-related data at any time or to request these data to be corrected. You are furthermore entitled at any time to revoke your consent in respect of raising and storing further voluntarily submitted data by us. We point out that we will check your identity before such measures are carried out in order to protect your privacy.

Should you wish to revoke the utilisation of your data in future and / or your consent, please contact the following address in writing by attaching a copy of your identity card, if possible:

MEZ GmbH, Lichtensteinstraße 150, 72770 Reutlingen

In case of revoking the storage, processing, and utilisation of your person-related data, we shall delete all your stored data without delay. Please consider, however, that in such a case services that require a registration will no longer be available to you.

b) Blocking, deleting, and correcting your person-related data

You are entitled to have person-related data stored with us blocked resp. deleted and corrected.

Should you wish to have person-related data stored with us blocked, deleted, resp. corrected, please contact the following address in writing by attaching a copy of your identity card, if possible:

MEZ GmbH, Lichtensteinstraße 150, 72770 Reutlingen

3. Using www.mez.de without registration

You can use our internet offer without being registered at www.mez.de.

4. Using Cookies/Session-IDs, web analysing services, advertising partners

a) Cookies

On our domain www.mez.de we use cookies. Cookies are small information units that are temporarily placed on your hard disc by our server upon your visiting our website. They help us to carry out analyses on the use of our website. The cookies of our internet offer do not contain any person-related data, and no person-related data is generated, passed on or a link established to the person-related data. Our cookies are stored on our hard disc for 24 months and deleted thereafter. Upon individual sites being called up so-called temporary cookies are used to make the navigation easier. These session cookies do not contain any person-related data and become obsolete after the session. Most browsers are set such that they accept cookies automatically. You are, however, able to de-activate the acceptance of cookies or set your browser such that you are informed as soon as cookies are sent.

May we point out to you that by de-activating cookies some of the services on our website cannot be used or only restrictedly.

b) Web analysis service

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysing service by Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics also uses so-called „cookies“, text files that are stored on your computer and which enable to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your using the website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there.

The IP-anonymisation is activated on this website. Within the member states of the European Union or other states included in the contract of the European Economic Area, your IP-address will be shortened by Google beforehand. It is only as an exception that the complete IP-address is transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to put together reports about the website activities, and to produce further services for the website operator in connection with the utilisation of the website and internet use. The IP-address submitted by your browser to Google Analytics, will not be merged with other data obtained by Google. Also in this case you are able to prevent the cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly; but we point out that in such a case, you will not be able to use all functions on this website to their full extent. Beyond that you are able to prevent the data generated by the cookie and data related to you using the website (incl. your IP-address) to be transmitted to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: click here.

Alternatively, you can completely block the tracking on this site by deleting the check box “Deactivate Google Analytics”. So that this objection can be made permanent, your browser must accept cookies.

In order to de-activate/activate Google Analytics for future visits to this website please click here:

5. Commissioning Third Parties

We are entitled to commission carefully selected companies or individual persons in compliance with the Federal Data Protection Act to accept resp. carry tasks on our behalf that are connected with the purposes as laid down in this data protection declaration. These include, e.g. internet providers, server operators, companies processing payments and other supported companies resp. individual persons. Such companies are enabled to access personal data that they require to carry out their activities. These companies resp. individuals are not permitted to make use of the data in any other way.

6. Information about stored data

You are entitled to view your own person-related data stored with us free of charge at any time. The information will be given in writing. Should you wish to obtain information about your stored person-related data, please contact the following address in writing by attaching a copy of your identity card, if possible:

MEZ GmbH, Lichtensteinstraße 150, 72770 Reutlingen

7. Security of data

We endeavour to keep your data safe within the scope of the applicable data protection regulations. For this reason, the transmission of certain sensitive data to our servers and to our associated contract partners is coded. May we, however, point out that no electronic communication is completely safe. This means that any data and information submitted by you to us voluntarily can be obtained by third parties, procuring data illegally. We will not accept any responsibility or liability for information that is disclosed due to errors and / or unauthorised access by third parties during a data transfer.

8. Protection of Minors

If you are below 18 years, you should not transmit person-related data to us without your parent’s consent or that of your legal guardian. We do not request person-related data from children and youths. We do not collect such data knowingly or pass this on to third parties.

9. Amendment of the data protection regulation

We reserve the right to change these data protection regulations at any time by observing the legal data protection regulations.

10. Calling up the data protection regulation

You can call up and print out the data protection declaration from any site of the www.mez.de domaine, under the link ”Privacy“.

May we point out that upon leaving our website and by clicking on links contained on the website, the data protection regulations of the relevant website operator will apply and that these may deviate from these data protection regulations described here.