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The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data refers data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the website operator, this site uses an SSL or. TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

1. Contact details of the person responsible for processing

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation is:
Memmert GmbH + Co. KG
Aeussere Rittersbacher Strasse 38
D-91126 Schwabach
Telephone: +49 9122 925-0
E-Mail: info@memmert.com

The data protection officer has been appointed:
Mr. Stephan Hartinger
Coseco GmbH
Tel.:  +49 8232 80988-70
E-Mail: datenschutz@coseco.de

2. Collection of general access information

Each time you visit our website, server log file information that your browser transmits to us is automatically recorded. These are:

  • IP address (Internet protocol address) of the accessing computer
  • The website from which you are visiting us (referrer)
  • The website that you visit with us
  • The date and duration of the visit
  • Browser type and browser settings
  • Operating system

We would like to point out that this data cannot be assigned to a specific person. We use this technical access information exclusively for the following purposes:

  • To improve the attractiveness and usability of our website,
  • To identify technical problems on our website at an early stage.
  • Deliver the content of our website correctly,
  • And to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack.

As a technical precaution, these data are stored for a maximum of 7 days to protect the data processing systems against unauthorized access.

3. Collection and disclosure of personal data

We only use your personal data for the purposes stated on this information page on data protection.
The following input masks exist on our website for the collection of personal data:

3.1 Contact form

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

3.2 Registration on this website

You can register on our website in order to use additional functions on the site. We use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be given in full. Otherwise, we will refuse the registration.

For important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or for technically necessary changes, we will use the e-mail address given during registration to inform you in this way.

The processing of the data entered during registration is based on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing that has already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data recorded during registration will be stored by us as long as you are registered on our website and will then be deleted. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

3.3 Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only as far as they are necessary for the establishment, content or change of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data on the use of our website (usage data) only as far as this is necessary to enable the user to use the service or to bill.

The customer data collected will be deleted after the order has been completed or the business relationship has ended. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

3.4 Newsletter

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided, and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have saved for other purposes.

We use Rapidmail (rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg i.Br., Germany) to send the newsletter.

Rapidmail is a service with which, among other things, the dispatch of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. The data you enter for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored on the Rapidmail servers in Germany.

If you do not want an analysis by Rapidmail, you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for this in every newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

For the purpose of analysis, the emails sent with Rapidmail contain a so-called “tracking pixel” that connects to the Rapidmail servers when the email is opened. In this way, it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened.

Furthermore, with the help of Rapidmail, we can determine whether and which links are clicked on in the newsletter message. All links in the email are so-called tracking links with which your clicks can be counted.

The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the Rapidmail servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have saved for other purposes.

We have concluded a contract with Rapidmail in which we oblige Rapidmail to protect the data of our customers and not to pass them on to third parties.

For more information on the analysis functions of Rapidmail, see the following link:
https://de.rapidmail.wiki/kategorien/statistiken/ and https://www.rapidmail.de/datensicherheit.

3.5 Application form

By applying via our career portal, you are providing us with your personal data via a specific application for the purpose of looking for a job. Your data will be stored and processed on the systems of our software partner Haufe-umantis AG.

During the application process, in addition to the salutation, surname and first name, the usual correspondence data such as postal address, e-mail address and telephone numbers are stored in the applicant database. Furthermore, application documents such as letters of motivation, curriculum vitae, professional training and further education qualifications, as well as job references are recorded.
These data will only be saved, evaluated, processed or forwarded internally as part of your application.
They are only accessible to the HR department and the persons responsible for the selection at Memmert GmbH + Co. KG.

Under no circumstances will your data be passed on to companies or persons or used for other purposes. The data can be processed for statistical purposes (e.g. reporting). No conclusions can be drawn about individual persons.

When you start a job, your personal data, or an extract from it, will be placed in your personnel file. If you have applied but have received a negative decision, your details will be deleted 6 months after the application process has been completed in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act and the GDPR (profile and application). There is no notification of the deletion of the data.

If, in the context of your application, you have agreed that your data will be stored beyond a specific position in order to notify you of interesting vacancies, your application will be assigned to a talent pool. In this case, you will receive a message for your information. If you do not agree or are no longer interested, you have the option of deleting your data (profile and application) yourself at any time. If your application is assigned to a talent pool, the data will be deleted 12 months after the application process has been completed. There is no notification of the deletion of the data.

4. Cookies

Some of the websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you require (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are stored, these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.

5. Deployment and use of tracking and analysis tools

5.1 Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are saved on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. The full IP address will only be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

We have concluded an order processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
This website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as from visitor data from third-party providers. These data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Objection to data collection”.

You can find more information and Google's privacy policy at:
Terms of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html,
Overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html,
Data protection declaration: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

5.2 Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether data is entered on this website (e.g. in a contact form) by a person or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, length of stay of the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis are forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyzes run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place. The storage and analysis of the data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting his web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA can be found in the Google data protection provisions and the Google Terms of Use under the following links
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de or https://policies.google.com/terms.

5.3 Integration of YouTube videos

We have integrated YouTube videos into our website, which are stored on www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are integrated in the "extended data protection mode". This means that data about you as a user will be transmitted to YouTube even if you do not play the videos. We have no influence on this data transfer.

When you visit the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This happens regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are logged in to, or whether there is no user account.

If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be assigned to your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as a user profile and uses it for advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, although you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by YouTube can be found in the data protection declaration. There you will also find further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

6. Deployment and use of social plugins

6.1 Facebook

Our website has buttons with links to the short message network Facebook, the provider is Facebook, Inc. The provider is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the buttons by the Facebook logo. The buttons enable you to visit our Facebook profile. This means: only when you click one of the buttons to share content on Facebook will user data (your IP address, information about your surfing behavior) be transferred from you to Facebook. If you click on a Facebook button while you are logged into your Facebook account, Facebook can also assign your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of how it is used by Facebook. If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. If you want to completely prevent the transfer of data to Facebook, you also have to refrain from clicking the Facebook buttons. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your related rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in the link: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

6.2 LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection to the LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend button” and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of how it is used by LinkedIn.

The use of the LinkedIn plug-in is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media.

You can find more information on this in LinkedIn's data protection declaration at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

6.3 XING

Our website also uses the “share function” of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. If you click the XING “Share button” (plug-in), you will be forwarded to your user account in a separate browser window - provided you are logged into your XING user account - and you can view the electronic publication on our website with the addition of a comment divide. A direct connection between your browser and the XING server is established via the plug-in. As a result, XING receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. We would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data or their use by XING.

You can find more information on this in XING's data protection declaration at: https://www.xing.com/privacy.

6.4 Instagram

Our website also uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) from Instagram, which is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). The plugins are marked with an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an “Instagram camera”. When you visit a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Instagram servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Instagram to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Instagram receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are not currently logged into Instagram. This information (including your IP address) is sent directly from your browser to an Instagram server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can immediately assign your visit to our website to your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, for example, press the “Instagram” button, this information is also transmitted directly to an Instagram server and stored there. The information is also published on your Instagram account and shown to your contacts there. If you do not want Instagram to directly assign the data collected via our website to your Instagram account, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our website.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This enables Instagram to assign your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Instagram.

You can find more information on this in Instagram's privacy policy https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

7. Deletion, blocking and duration of storage of personal data

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data, provided that this does not conflict with statutory retention requirements. Furthermore, deletion takes place when the purpose for which the data was saved has been fulfilled or when your saving is not permitted for other legal reasons. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice or at info@memmert.com if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

8. Data protection rights of the data subject

If you have any questions about your personal data, you can contact us in writing at any time. According to the GDPR, you have the following rights:

  • The right to information (sub-item Art. 15 GDPR)
  • The right to correction (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • The right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • The right to restriction (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • The right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • The right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG)
  • Right to withdraw consent under data protection law (Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR)

9. Legal basis for processing

When processing personal data for which we obtain the consent of the data subject, Article 6, Paragraph 1, Clause 1 a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.
When processing personal data that are required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 Paragraph 1, Clause 1 b) (GDPR) serves as the legal basis. This regulation also includes processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 Paragraph 1, Clause 1 c) (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 f) (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing. The legitimate interest of our company lies in the conduct of our business activities as well as in the analysis, optimization and maintenance of the security of our online offer.

10. Transmission of data to third parties

We generally do not sell or lend user data. A transfer to third parties beyond the scope described in this data protection declaration will only take place if this is necessary to process the respective requested service.
We only transmit data if there is a legal obligation to do so. This is the case when state institutions (e.g. law enforcement authorities) request information in writing or a court order is available.
A transfer of personal data to so-called third countries outside the EU/EEA area does not take place.

11. Statutory or contractual regulations for the provision of personal data as well as possible consequences of non-provision

We hereby point out that the provision of personal data is required by law in certain cases (e.g. tax regulations) or can result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). For example, it may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract that the person concerned/the contractual partner must provide their personal data so that we can process their request (e.g. order) at all. There is an obligation to provide personal data, especially when concluding contracts. If no personal data is provided in this case, the contract cannot be concluded with the person concerned. Before the data subject provides personal data, the data subject can contact our data protection officer or the person responsible for processing. The data protection officer or the person responsible for processing then informs the data subject whether the provision of the required personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of a contract and whether the concerns of the data subject result in an obligation to provide the personal data or what consequences a failure to provide the requested data has for the person concerned.

12. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling in our business relationships.

13. Additional Information

In addition to this web-specific data protection information, there is also the option of viewing our transparent information.