Meridian Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter also referred to as “Meridian“) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and adheres to the statutory provisions and in particular also the regulations of data protection law.2. Controller
Meridian is the controller within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please find more information about us in our imprint. You may reach our contact person for data protection issues under info[at]meridian-deutschland.com .3. General Information
The following statement will provide you with an overview of what type of per-sonal data are collected in connection with our website for what purpose and on what legal basis. Personal data are all data relating to you personally, e.g. name, address, email address, user conduct. In addition, we will inform you on your rights towards us as the controller.4. Data Processing on this Website
During the mere informational use of this website, Meridian will automatically collect and store information in the server log files your browser transmits to us. These data are technically necessary for us in order to show you this website and to guarantee stability and security (the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR):
Meridian will not attribute these data to specific persons and there will not be any merger of these data with other data sources.
Moreover, we will delete the aforementioned data after they have been used for the above-mentioned purposes (system security and administration).
Furthermore, cookies will be stored on your computer when you use the website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you use, and with which the provider of the cookie (in this case us) re-ceives particular information. Cookies cannot execute programmes or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to render the internet services more user-friendly and more effective as a whole.
We only use session cookies to operate our website. These cookies store a so-called session-ID with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to the joint session. As a result, your computer can be recognized when you re-turn to the website. The session cookies will be deleted when you close the browser.
You have the option to contact us via the contact form on your website. In order to process your request, it is required that you indicate a valid email address. In addition, we will store your IP address as well as the time of your request. This is to prevent abuse. The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If you are contacting us with the intention of entering into a contract with Meridian or making use of our brokering activities, Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. b will addition-ally apply as the legal basis. Further mandatory information include your full name as well as your telephone number. You will give your express consent to such processing within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR by click-ing a tick-box. You may withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the fu-ture. Once your request has been dealt with, our server will delete the data in accordance with data protection laws.7. Open Street Map
We integrate the maps of OpenStreetMap on our website, which are provided by the OpenStreeMap Foundation. This enables us to display interactive maps to you directly on our website and to provide you with comfortable map functions. The legal basis for the use of OpenStreetMap is Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
When using the map function on our website to navigate, your IP address will be transmitted to the provider. In addition, depending on your device settings, GPS data may be transmitted as well, during the navigation process.
More information regarding the provider can be found at https://www.openstreetmap.de/.8. Google Fonts
We use so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, on our website to display fonts. When you visit our website, the required web fonts are loaded into your browser cache to display text and fonts correctly.
Therefore, your browser must connect to Google’s server. Your IP address will be transmitted to Google. The use of Google Fonts is required to implement a consistent and attractive visualization on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest for us. Therefore, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
You have the following rights vis-à-vis us with regard to the personal data con-cerning you:
In order to assert these rights, please contact our data protection officer Cordula Niemann-Valerius under cniemann[at]meridian-deutschland.com. As a matter of principle, the exercise of your rights is free of charge for you.
Moreover, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority on our processing of your personal data.
effective: April 2018