We are delighted by your interest in our company. Data protection is a very high priority for management at Meurer Verpackungssysteme. You can use our website without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use particular services we provide via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we obtain the consent of the data subject.
As the data controller, Meurer Verpackungssysteme has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to protect personal data processed via this website as comprehensively as possible. Nevertheless, data transferred over the Internet is always vulnerable to security breaches, so we cannot guarantee absolute protection. Every data subject is therefore free to send personal data to us by alternative means, such as by phone.
a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data subject
A data subject is an identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting its processing in the future.
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.
Pseudonymization means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or data controller
Controller or data controller means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law are not regarded as recipients.
j) Third party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.
Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and address of the controller
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions relating to data protection is:
Meurer Verpackungssysteme GmbH
Von Tambachstrasse 3 – 5
3. Data protection officer
You can contact us in the following ways:
Meurer Verpackungssysteme GmbH
Von Tambachstrasse 3 – 5
Every data subject may contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.
5. Collection of general data and information
The website of Meurer Verpackungssysteme collects a range of general data and information every time the website is accessed by a data subject or automated system. This general data and information is stored in the server’s log files. The following data may be collected: (1) Browser types and versions used; (2) the operating system used by the accessing system; (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (the referrer); (4) the subpages that are accessed by an accessing system on our website; (5) the date and time of website access; (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address); (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system; and (8) other similar data and information that is used for protection in the event of attacks on our IT systems.
Meurer Verpackungssysteme does not use this general data and information to identify the data subject. This information is only required (1) to correctly provide the contents of our website; (2) to optimize the content of our website and associated advertising; (3) to ensure the our IT systems and our website equipment functions continuously; and (4) to provide prosecutorial authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Meurer Verpackungssysteme therefore analyzes this data and information (which is collected anonymously) for statistical purposes and for the purpose of increasing data protection and data security at our company, with the aim of ensuring the best possible protection of the personal data we process. The anonymous data in the server log files is stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.
Contact form and email contact
There are various contact forms on our website which can be used to contact us electronically. If a user contacts us in these way, the data he or she enters on the screen will be transferred to us and stored:
– Title (optional)
– First name
– Last name
– Phone (optional)
– Address (street, building number, city, zip code, country) (optional)
– Free space for other text
– IP address of the user
– Date and time that data is sent.
Depending on the contact form, other data may also be entered on the screen. Alternatively, it is possible to contact us using the email address provided. In this case, we store the user’s personal data provided in the email. The legal basis for processing the data is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. If the purpose of contact is to conclude a contract, the legal basis is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. The data is used exclusively for contact and subsequent communication. In this context, we pass on the user’s data to our partner companies, which support us in the proper performance of the contract, to the extent permitted by law. Our partner companies include our retail and distribution partners. These companies are themselves obliged to comply with the applicable data protection provisions. If we use the data for other purposes, we obtain the user’s consent in advance. The personal data provided on the contact form screen and the personal data sent by email is deleted when communication with the user has ended, i.e., as soon as it can be inferred from the circumstances that the issue has been closed.
6. Routine erasure (deletion) and blocking of personal data
The controller only processes and stores the data subject’s personal data for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or where provided for by the EU law or other laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by EU law or other laws or regulations expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
7. Rights of the data subject
a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
b) Right of access
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right under EU law to obtain from the controller, at any time and free of charge, information on the personal data stored about him or her, and a copy of that data. EU law also gives the data subject a right of access to the following information:
– The purposes of the processing
– The categories of personal data concerned
– The recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations
– Where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
– o The existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing
– The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
– Where the personal data is not collected from the data subject, any available information as to its source: Any available information as to the source of the data
– The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject
The data subject also has the right to be informed, where personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If data has been transferred in this way, the data subject also has the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
c) Right to rectification
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right under EU law to obtain rectification of any inaccurate personal data concerning him or her without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject also has the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
d) Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right under EU law to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
– The personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
– The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing is based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR, and where there is no other legal basis for the processing.
– The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
– The personal data has been processed unlawfully.
– The personal data has to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
– The personal data has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) GDPR.
If one of the above grounds applies and a data subject wishes for personal data stored by Meurer Verpackungssysteme to be erased, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The Meurer Verpackungssysteme employee shall arrange for the request for erasure to be complied with promptly.
Where the Meurer Verpackungssysteme has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) GDPR to erase the personal data, Meurer Verpackungssysteme, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, such personal data. The Meurer Verpackungssysteme employee shall make the necessary arrangements in each case.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right under EU law to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
– The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
– The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of its use instead.
– The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
– The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request restriction of the processing of personal data stored by Meurer Verpackungssysteme, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The Meurer Verpackungssysteme employee shall arrange the restriction of processing.
f) Right to data portability
Every data subject has the right under EU law to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He/she also has the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.
To exercise the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of Meurer Verpackungssysteme.
g) Right to object
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right under EU law, on grounds relating to his/her particular situation, to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him/her which is based on Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on those provisions.
Meurer Verpackungssysteme shall no longer process the personal data following the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Where Meurer Verpackungssysteme processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for the purpose of such direct marketing. This includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes to Meurer Verpackungssysteme, Meurer Verpackungssysteme shall no longer process the personal data for such purposes.
Where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes at Meurer Verpackungssysteme pursuant to Article 89(1) GDPR, the data subject, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, has the right to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
To exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee at Meurer Verpackungssysteme or another employee directly. In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may also exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right under EU law not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller; or (2) is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or (3) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller or (2) if it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, Meurer Verpackungssysteme implements suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
i) Right to withdraw consent to processing
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right under EU law to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
8. Data protection for job applications and the job application process
The controller collects and processes the personal data of job applicants for the purpose of handling the job application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends job application documents to the controller electronically, e.g., by email or via a web form on the website. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment contract in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be erased (deleted) automatically two months after notice that the application has been rejected, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller prevent such erasure. Other legitimate interest in this case means, e.g., a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the German General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG).
9. Processing on behalf of the controller Web analytics by WiredMinds LeadLab
Our website uses counting pixel technology provided by WiredMinds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) to analyze visitor behavior. This involves processing a visitor’s IP address. The data is processed only for the purpose of collecting company information, such as the company name. IP addresses of natural persons are excluded from any further processing by means of a whitelist. The IP address is not stored in LeadLab under any circumstances. When processing data, it is our particular interest to safeguard the data protection rights of natural persons. Our interest is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. At no time does the data we collect allow us to identify an identifiable person.
WiredMinds GmbH uses this information to create anonymized usage profiles of visitor behavior on our website. Data obtained in this process is not used to personally identify visitors of our website.If you wish to object to analysis of your pseudonymized visitor data, please click here. Please note that objecting creates a cookie on your device, which prevents your pseudonymized usage data being collected. If you delete your browser cookies or use a different browser for your next visit, you will need to click the link again.
10. Legal basis of processing
Article 6(1)(a) GDPR is our legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, for processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the performance of any other service or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to take steps prior to entering into a contract, e.g., for inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation that makes the processing of personal data necessary, such as to meet tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor is injured on our premises and as a result his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information needed to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Processing would then be based on Article 6(1)(d) GDPR. Processing operations may ultimately be based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Processing operations not covered by any of the above legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. We are permitted to perform such processing operations in particular where they have been specifically defined by EU law. Under EU law, there may be such a legitimate interest if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).
11. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, we have a legitimate interest in the performance of our business activities for the benefit and wellbeing of all our employees and our shareholders.
12. Duration for which the personal data is stored
The relevant statutory retention period is the period for which personal data is stored. After the period has expired, the relevant data is routinely deleted (erased), provided that it is no longer required to perform the contract or to take steps to enter into a contract.
13. Statutory or contractual requirements on the provision of the personal data; a requirements necessary to enter into a contract the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data
Please note that the provision of personal data is required by law in some cases (e.g., tax regulations) or arises from a contract (e.g., details of other party). In some instances, in order to conclude a contract it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that we have to process subsequently. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data when our company enters into a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before the data subject provides personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will explain to the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether the data subject is obliged to provide the personal data and of the possible consequences of failure to provide such data.
14. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automated decision-making or profiling.