We are very pleased to welcome you to our website.
Data protection has a particularly high priority for us. The use of our website is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and if there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the applicable country-specific data protection regulations. By means of this data protection declaration, we would like to inform you and the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.
As the controller, the Meplato GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures (TOM) to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can always be vulnerable to security risks, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
Name and address of the controller
The responsible party 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 of a data protection nature is:
Managing Directors Andreas Wall and Georg Wall
Tel.: +49 30 577000-910
FAX: +49 30 577000-919
Contact details of the data protection officer
Any data subject may contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection. The data protection officer of the controller is:
BullProtect, a brand of NetBull GmbH
You can reach our data protection officer by mail at our previously mentioned address with the addition of “data protection officer” or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collection of general data and information
Our Internet pages collect a series of general data and information each time the Internet pages are accessed by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server.
For example, the following can be recorded
(1) browser types and versions used,
(2) the operating system used by the accessing system,
(3) the website from which an accessing system arrives at our website (so-called referrer),
(4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
(5) the date and time of any access to the Website,
(6) an Internet Protocol (IP) address,
(7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and
(8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, no conclusions are drawn about the data subject.
Rather, this information is needed to
(1) to deliver and display the contents of our website correctly,
(2) to optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it,
(3) to ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and
(4) to provide law enforcement authorities with information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyberattack.
Therefore, the data controller analyzes anonymously collected data and information on one hand for statistical purposes and on the other hand for the purpose of increasing data protection and data security, so as to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.
Legal basis of processing
Art. 6 (1a) DSGVO serves as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing 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, with processing operations that are necessary for a delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 Para. lit1. b) DSGVO. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If we are subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for compliance with tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 Para. lit1. c) DSGVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and as a result his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 Paragraph (d) of1 the GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 Para. lit1. f) DSGVO. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of us or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital sentence 47DSGVO2). If the processing of personal data is based on Article Paragraph6 f) DSGVO, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.
Duration for which the personal data are stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract or that no further statutory or legal requirements stand in the way of the deletion.
Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or where provided for by the European Directive and Regulation or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Legal or contractual requirements for the provision of personal data
We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual or pre-contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if we conclude 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 providing personal data by the data subject, 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 required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.
Registration on our website / use of input masks and forms
The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller by providing personal data or to enter personal data in input masks. This may be necessary, for example, for the receipt of a newsletter, contact via contact form, registration for participation in events or other similar registration options. Which personal data are transmitted to the data controller in this context results from the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller and for its own purposes. The controller may arrange for the data to be transferred to one or more processors, for example a parcel service provider, who will also use the personal data exclusively for an internal use attributable to the controller.
When you contact us (e.g. via the provided form or upload function), personal data is collected. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6 Para. lit1. f) DSGVO. If the purpose of your contact is the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 Abs. lit1. b) DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request, this is the case when it can be seen that the matter concerned has been conclusively clarified and provided that no statutory or legal retention obligations prevent the deletion.
By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject, the date and the time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that only in this way can the misuse of our services be prevented and, if necessary, this data makes it possible to clarify committed crimes. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for the protection of the data controller. As a matter of principle, this data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a legal or statutory obligation to pass it on or the passing on serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.
The registration of the data subject by voluntarily providing personal data serves the purpose of the controller to offer the data subject content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users or those who explicitly request this. These persons are free to modify the personal data provided at any time or to have it completely deleted from the data inventory of the controller.
The controller shall provide any data subject at any time, upon request, with information about what personal data is stored about the data subject. Furthermore, the controller shall correct or delete personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as this does not conflict with any statutory or legal retention obligations. The entire staff of the controller shall be available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.
Recipients or categories of recipients
Depending on the purpose of the collection of the personal data, we transmit this data, for example, to the following recipients or categories of recipients or they are directly involved in the processing of the personal data:
- IT service provider
- the groups of contractors you have chosen
- other recipients depending on used tools
- various other service providers (depending on the options you choose)
Third country transfer
Data transfer to a third country does not take place.
Existence of automated decision making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
Data protection during applications and the application process
The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure. The processing may also take place electronically. This is the case, in particular, when an applicant submits relevant application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example, by e-mail or via a web form located on the website. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted no later than six months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO of the controller prevent deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).
This data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance Maker when issuing the Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
a) personal data
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “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) person concerned
“Data subject” means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, 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 their future processing.
“Profiling” means any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.
“Pseudonymization” means the processing of personal data in such a way 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) File system
“File system” means. any structured collection of personal data accessible according to specified criteria, whether such collection is maintained in a centralized, decentralized, or functional or geographic manner.
h) Person responsible or in charge of the processing
“controller” (or “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 designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.
“Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.
“Recipient” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.
k) Third party
“Third party” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body, other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.
“Consent” of the data subject means any freely given specific, informed and unambiguous indication of his or her wishes in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
“Enterprise” means a natural or legal person engaged in an economic activity, regardless of its legal form, including partnerships or associations regularly engaged in an economic activity.
Rights of the data subject
a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
b) Right to information
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain at any time from the controller, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation has granted the data subject access to the following information:
- the processing purposes
- the categories of personal data that are processed
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations
- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
- the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her, or the restriction of processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
- if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article Para22.1 and DSGVO4 and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject
- Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about 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
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration – taking into account the purposes of the processing. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectify, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
- The data subject revokes his or her consent on which the processing is based pursuant to Art. 6 Abs. lit1. a) DSGVO or Art. 9 Para. lit2. a) DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- The data subject objects pursuant to Art. 21 Abs. DSGVO1 and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 Abs. DSGVO2 against the processing.
- The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
- The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 Abs. DSGVO1 collected.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by us, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. Our employee will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.
If the personal data has been made public by us and we as the controller are obliged pursuant to Art. 17 Paragraph DSGVO1 to erase the personal data, we shall implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, in order to inform other data controllers which process the published personal data that the data subject has requested from those other data controllers to erase all links to or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. Our employee will arrange the necessary in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:
- 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, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.
- The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
- The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 Para. DSGVO1 and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by us, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee will arrange the restriction of the processing.
f) Right to data portability
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which have been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data were provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. lit1. a) DSGVO or Art. 9 Abs. lit2. a) DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (b) of1 the 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, when exercising the right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 Paragraph DSGVO1, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals. In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of ours using the contact details provided above.
g) Right of objection
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. lit1. e) or f) DSGVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
We shall no longer process the personal data in the event of 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 assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
If we process personal data for the purposes of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for such marketing. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to us to the processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 Paragraph DSGVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact one of our employees. The data subject is also free to exercise his/her right to object in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, 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, where such decision
(1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or
(2) is permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject and that legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; or
(3) takes place with the express consent of the data subject.
Is the decision
(1) necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or
(2) it takes place with the express consent of the data subject,
we take reasonable steps to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person responsible, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
j) Right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority
If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the possibility to lodge a complaint with the above-mentioned data protection officer or with a data protection supervisory authority.
The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is:
Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
However, our data protection officer will also be happy to assist you under the 2.contact details listed under point!
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
Cookie consent tool
In order to be able to collect the aforementioned cookies and your given consent to them, we use a cookie consent tool, which is also known as the “cookie banner”.
Use and application of further plugins and tools
The controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, compilation and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data on which website a data subject came to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is predominantly used for the optimization of a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.
The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, Amphitheatre1600 Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is shortened and anonymized by Google if access to our Internet pages takes place from a member state of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.
Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently enable commission calculations.
By means of the cookie, personal information, for example the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject, is stored. Each time the data subject visits our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.
Further information can be found at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/de/. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.
The controller has integrated Google Fonts on this website. Google provides free fonts that can be used in the design of websites.
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google LLC, Amphitheatre1600 Parkway, Mountain View, CA USA94043, (“Google”) for the uniform display of fonts. When a page is called up, the browser of a data subject loads the required web fonts into the browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser used by a data subject must connect to Google’s servers. This enables Google to know that the corresponding website has been accessed via the IP address of the data subject. The use of Google web fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of the online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. lit1. f) DSGVO. If the browser of the data subject does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by the computer of the data subject.
For more information on Google Web Fonts, visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.