We, Mey GmbH & Co. KG and the affiliated companies (hereinafter referred to as “Mey”), are delighted by your interest in our web presence at www.meyb2b.com (hereinafter referred to as “web presence”) and take the requirements associated with protecting and securing your personal data very seriously.
The data protection officer/supervisor:
If you have any questions regarding data protection, or simply require further information, then please get in contact with our data protection officer/supervisor:
1. PERSONAL DATA
Personal data comprises all information that can be ascribed to an individual. This includes, for example, name, address, telephone number, email address, goods ordered, payment data and other personal data that may be required for business transactions.
2. COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Within the framework of our web presence, you can gather information on our new products and fantastic offers and order goods directly from our online “Mey B2B shop”.
We collect, process and utilise your personal data solely within the framework of our web presence to the extent that you consent to this or that it is permitted by legislation. No further transfer of your data to third parties will take place without the relevant legal basis. We collect and process your personal data solely within the framework of utilising our web presence within the following scope and for the following purposes:
a) Visiting our web presence
In terms of purely informative use of our web presence, i.e. in the event that you do not register, sign up or otherwise transfer information in order to use the web presence, we do not collect any personal data, with the exception of data that your browser transfers in order to permit the visit to the web presence. These include: IP addresses, date and time of the inquiry, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the request (actual site), access status/HTTP status code, any transferred data, website from which the request came, browser, operating system and its interface, language and browser software version.
In addition to the use of our web presence for purely informational purposes, we offer additional services which may interest you. To use these services, you must generally enter further personal data in order for us to provide the service in question. In the event that additional information is possible, this is identified as such accordingly.
b) Use of our “Mey B2B Shop”
As a Mey trader (“trader”), you can register at our “Mey B2B Shop” and order selected goods there directly. In order to register as a trader, you must then enter into the registration screen and send to Mey your data including your Mey customer number, company, title, name, address, email address, telephone number and a password you have selected. Mey will then check your inquiry. You will receive an email from us following successful activation. Once you have received the email, you can log in to the “Mey B2B Shop” and finalise your registration. If you have already registered as a trader, you can easily sign up using your Mey customer number, email address and personal password. In the event that you are making your order through our “Mey B2B Shop”, we will save your data that we require in order to meet the contract, including information on payment methods. Furthermore, we will save the data you have entered voluntarily.
You can change your login data at any time using the customer area of the Mey b2b order portal.
For further information on how we use your data for marketing purposes, please see “Use for marketing purposes”.
c) Use of the Mey trader login
As a Mey trading partner (hereinafter referred to as “trading partner”), you can register exclusively with our Mey trader login to download image data, advertisement templates and logo data. In order to register as a trading partner, you must then enter your data including email address, Mey customer number, company, name, address, telephone number and language (German, English or Dutch) in the registration screen. Mey will then check your inquiry. You will receive an email from us following successful activation. Once you have received the email, you can ‘log in’ and finalise your registration. If you are already registered as a trading partner, you can very easily register using your customer number and your location.
You can change your login data for the accessible area of the Mey trader login at any time and manage the data you have saved there.
For further information on how we use your data for marketing purposes, please see “Use for marketing purposes”.
Cookies are used and evaluated solely for the purposes of statistical evaluation and optimising and designing our web presence as required. We primarily use session cookies, which are deleted from your hard drive once your internet browser is closed. Session cookies are used, for example, to authenticate your login and for the user-friendly design of our website. Multiple session cookies are used to save user settings that were once in place and, in doing so, to help you to use certain services in future.
e) Data transfer to third parties
Insofar as this is required in order to provide various services offered within the scope of the web presence, we transfer your personal data to third parties in accordance with the prevailing legalisation, e.g. within the framework of fulfilling contractual services.
In addition, Mey uses external service providers who process data on our behalf. We carefully select and commission this data in writing. It is bound by our instructions and is regularly monitored by us.
f) Contact requests
In the event that you have any questions regarding our web presence, the goods or services, or if you wish to get in touch for any other reason, we have made a contact form available on our website. Of course, you can also get in touch using the contact data below. In order to process your contact requests as effectively as possible, we collect, process and use the personal data you have shared with us such as title, name, email address and any other data you may have shared.
g) Ordering our newsletter
You have the opportunity to register for a newsletter subscription to Mey GmbH & Co. KG and the affiliated companies on our website.
We use what is known as the double opt-in process to register for our newsletter. Once you have entered your surname and email address in the form provided, we will send you a confirmation email with a clickable confirmation link. In this confirmation email, you are asked to confirm the confirmation link by clicking to verify that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not send your confirmation within 24 hours of receiving the confirmation email, your registration will be automatically cancelled. Your email address will only be added to the distribution list once your confirmation using the link has been received. It will be saved until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. It will be saved solely for the purposes of being able to send you the newsletter.
In order for you to receive the newsletter, you must enter your email address, title and surname. Your title and surname are used to personalise the newsletter.
Your consent is voluntary in terms of sending the newsletter and can be revoked for the future at any stage. A link can be found at the end of each newsletter and on our web presence under the newsletter heading via which you can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.
h) Use for marketing purposes
Mey processes and uses the personal data you submit for the purposes of marketing and opinion canvassing solely within the scope permitted by the law, i.e. insofar as this is legally permissible or with your consent.
You may withdraw your consent for processing and using your personal data for advertising purposes and for marketing and opinion canvassing at any time.
In this case, please refer to the contact details below or send a message using the contact form available on the web presence.
In the event that we ascertain your email address within the context of purchasing a product, we can inform you of similar products by email provided you have not withdrawn consent for the use of your email address. You may revoke consent at any time with effect for the future using the contact data below or by sending a message to us using the contact form available on the web presence, without incurring costs other than the transmission costs following the basic tariffs.
i) Credit assessment and scoring
If we pay in advance, for example in the case of a purchase on account, we may obtain a credit report in order to safeguard our legitimate interests on the basis of mathematical and statistical methods from Creditreform Boniversum GmbH, Hellersberstraße 11, 41460 Neuss. For this purpose, we send the personal data required for a credit check to Creditreform; we then use the information we receive on the statistical probability of a shortfall in payment to make a balanced decision on the establishment, execution or termination of the contractual relationship. The credit report can include probability values (score values) that are calculated based on scientifically recognised mathematical and statistical methods and their calculation includes address data feed. Your legitimate interests in accordance with the statutory conditions are always the top priority for us. You can contest this report at any time with future effect.
In this case, please refer to the contact details below or send a message using the contact form available on the web presence. This can result in us not being able to offer you every possible payment option.
3. USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, or text files, that are saved to your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this web presence will normally be passed on to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Please be aware that Google Analytics is extended on our web presence by the “anonymizeIp” code in order to guarantee an anonymous collection of IP addresses (known as IP masking). IP anonymisation is activated on this website. Your IP address originating from an EU member state or a contract partner of the European Economic Area will be truncated by Google before transmission. In some cases, the full IP address is passed on to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.
Google uses this information on behalf of us to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports on website activities for their operators, and to provide other services related to the use of the website and of the Internet with regard to Mey. Google Analytics will never associate the transmitted IP address with any other Google data.
Although you can adjust your browser software to prevent cookies from being saved, we would point out that if you do so, you might not be able to make full use of all the features on this web presence. You can furthermore prevent the collection of personal data by the cookie with regard to your use of the website (including your IP address) for Google as well as the dissemination of that data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
4. USE OF SOCIAL PLUGINS
Our web presence contains what are known as social plugins (hereinafter referred to as “plugins”) on the following social networks (hereinafter referred to as “providers”):
• facebook.com, operated by Facebook Ireland Limited Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”);
• twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc., Attn: Copyright Agent, 795 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”); and
• plus.google.com, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
The plugins are identified by a Facebook, Twitter or Google+ logo. If you request a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser will build up a direct connection to the servers of Facebook, Twitter and Google. The content of the plugin is passed by the relevant provider directly to your browser and integrated by it into the website. Through integration of the plugin, the provider obtains the information that you have called up on the relevant page on our internet site, even if you don’t have a profile or are not currently logged in. This information (including your IP address) is directly transferred to and stored on a server operated by the relevant provider in the USA.
You are logged into one of the services and the provider can immediately assign the visit to our web presence to your profile on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. If you interact with the plugins, for example, by activating the “Like”, the “+1” or the “Twitter” button, the corresponding information will also be transmitted directly to the provider’s server and saved there. The information is also published in the social network and your contacts will be displayed here.
For information on the purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing and use of data by the provider, as well as your rights in this regard and turn-off options for the protection of your personal privacy, please refer to the Facebook data protection information:
Twitter privacy statement: http://twitter.com/privacy
Google privacy statement: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ or http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html
Personal data exchanged between you and Mey is transferred via encrypted connections that correspond with the current state of the art. The data transfer in the access protected area is protected from illegal data access by third parties (128-bit SSL) using SSL (Secure Socket Layer). You can identify these encryption methods by the fact that the key symbol will appear in the lower menu bar of your browser window and the address begins with “https://www.”. To do this, we implement technical and organisational security measures to protect your data that we administer against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction and prevent access to it by unauthorised persons. Mey uses a Firewall system to prevent unauthorised access.
Our data processing and our security preferences are adapted in accordance with the technological developments of the current conditions and requirements and are continually developed. Our employees are obligated to comply with data security in accordance with Section 5 of the BDSG.
We are happy to share information held by Mey relating to you as an individual at no cost. If you would like your data to be corrected, blocked or deleted or if you have questions or suggestions on data protection and data security, we would be happy to assist you. You may also revoke any consent you have provided for further use of your personal data with effect for the future at any time.
In this case, please email email@example.com, refer to the contact data below or send a message to the contact form available on the web presence.
7. DELETION OF DATA
Your data is stored for the period of time necessary to provide our services, or to the extent that it is required for legal or legislative purposes.
8. AMENDMENTS TO THE PRIVACY STATEMENT
From time to time, the content of the prevailing privacy statement may require amendment. We therefore reserve the right to make changes at any time. We will also publish the amended version of the privacy statement at this point. For this reason, please read the privacy statement on a regular basis while visiting our web presence.
This version of the privacy statement is dated 01.01.2017.
If you have questions concerning the collection, processing, and use of your personal data, or if you want to inquire about, correct, block, or delete data then please contact:
Mey GmbH & Co. KG
Auf Steingen 6
|Address:|| Mey GmbH & Co. KG
Auf Steingen 6
|Company Director:|| Matthias Mey
Stuttgart HRA 400118
Platform of the EU Commission regarding online dispute resolution: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.
The Seller is neither obliged nor prepared to attend a dispute settlement procedure before an alternative dispute resolution entity.
Additional written agreements may differ from the standard terms and conditions. These shall apply provided they were signed and have no temporal limitation.
The delivered items can differ either individually or completely from their pictures. We try to stay as true to the original product as possible, but there can be various reasons why the picture may differ from the actual product, including changes in colour due to different computer screen settings.
All author and brand rights for the used pictures, graphics, texts etc. belong to Mey GmbH & Co. KG. Any use of these without express permission is not allowed.
Please be advised that the online platform of the EU Commission for online out-of-court dispute settlement (the so-called “OS Platform”) is not yet available. We will however already provide you with the link to the OS Platform. ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/