The protection of your data is our concern
We are delighted at your interest in our company and our products and services and we would also like you to feel secure with respect to the protection of your personal data when visiting our website, because we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Adherence to the regulations of the German Data Protection Act is for us a matter of course.
We would like you to know which data we collect, when we collect it and how we use it. We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed not only by us, but also by external service providers commissioned by us.
Personal data is information about your identity. It includes, for example, data such as name, address, telephone number and email address. It is not necessary for you to divulge your personal data in order to use our website. In certain cases, however, we require your name and address as well as further data so that we can render the desired services.
This applies, for example, to the sending of information material and goods that you have ordered, or for answering individual questions. We will inform you accordingly where this is necessary. Beyond that we store and process only data that you voluntarily place at our disposal and, where applicable, data that we automatically collect when our website is visited (see: ‘Data collected automatically when visiting our website’).
In cases where you use our services, we generally only collect such data as is necessary in order to render these services. Any further data that we ask for is supplied by you voluntarily. Personal data is processed exclusively for the fulfilment of the requested service and for the protection of our own justified business interests.
Purpose of the personal data
In general, we use the personal data supplied by you in order to answer your enquiries, to process your orders or to provide you with access to certain information or offers. For the maintenance of customer relations it may also be necessary for us or a service provider commissioned by us to use this personal data in order to inform you about product offers or to conduct online surveys in order to improve our handling of the customers’ tasks and requirements.
Naturally we will respect your decision, should you not want to provide us with your personal data for the support of our customer relations (in particular for direct marketing or for market research purposes). We will neither sell your personal data to third parties nor market it in any other way.
Use for a specific purpose
We will collect, process and use the personal data supplied by you online only for the purposes that you have been informed about. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
The collection of personal data and its transmission to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information take place only in the context of the relevant laws or in the case that we are legally obliged to do so. Our employees and the service providers commissioned by us are committed by us to discretion and to adherence to the regulations of the German Data Protection Act.
Data collected automatically when visiting our website
For organisational and technical reasons, the following data are stored when using our webpages: the names of the pages you visit, the browser and operating system used by you, the date and time of access, the search engines used, the names of downloaded files and your IP address.
We evaluate these technical data anonymously and only for statistical purposes in order to continuously optimise our website and to make our Internet offers even more attractive. These data are stored separately from other personal information on secured systems. Individual persons are not identified through this data.
If you visit one of our websites, we may store information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small text files sent by a web server to your browser and stored on the hard disk of your computer.
Apart from the IP address, none of the user’s personal data is stored. The purpose of this information is to recognise you automatically when you next visit our websites and to facilitate navigation for you. Cookies permit us, for example, to adapt a website to your interests or to store your password, so that you do not have to enter it again each time.
Of course, you can also view our websites without cookies. If you do not wish us to recognise your computer, you can prevent the saving of cookies on your hard disk by selecting ‘do not accept cookies’ in your browser settings. Please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions of for details of how to do this. Please note, however, that if you do not accept cookies this can lead to restrictions in the function of our offers.
We have taken technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access.
All of our employees and all persons involved in the processing of the data are obligated to adhere to the provisions of the German Data Protection Act and other laws relevant to data protection and to treat personal data confidentially.
Our security measures are revised on a continual basis in accordance with technological developments.
Changes to our data protection regulations
We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures if technical developments make this necessary. In such cases we will also adapt our data protection information accordingly. Therefore, please always observe the current version of our data protection declaration.
If you use external links offered on our webpages, this data protection declaration does not extend to these links. If we offer links, we assure you that there were no recognisable breaches of applicable laws on the webpages linked to at the time of setting the links. However, we have no influence on the adherence of other providers to the data protection and security regulations. Therefore, please refer to the data protection declarations provided on the webpages of the other providers.
Right to be informed and to object
You can obtain information at any time about the personal data related to you which we hold.
Furthermore, you can at any time rescind your agreement to the collection, processing and use of your personal data by us. If necessary, please write to our data protection officer Mr. Florian Stäbler, Sindelfinger Str. 21, 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany +49 (0)711 9751-1518, datenschutz(at)mhz.de.
Questions, suggestions, complaints
If you have any questions about our data protection information or about the processing of your personal data, you can also contact our data protection officer directly. He is also at your disposal as a contact in case of requests for information, suggestions or complaints.