Privacy Policy / Data Protection

Pro­tec­ting your per­so­nal data during the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data when you visit our web­site is important to us. Your data is pro­tec­ted in accordance with sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons.
In the fol­lo­wing, we would like to inform you about the natu­re and scope of the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data through this web­site in accordance with Artic­le 13 of the Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­ti­on (GDPR).

I. Infor­ma­ti­on on the respon­si­ble con­trol­ler

Meter‑Q Solu­ti­ons GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Stra­ße 10
D‑35510 Butz­bach

Tel. +49(0) 6033 92 45 20

II. Infor­ma­ti­on on the data pro­tec­tion offi­cer

Our exter­nal data pro­tec­tion offi­cer is hap­py to ans­wer any ques­ti­ons about data pro­tec­tion:
Mr. Arndt Hal­bach von der GINDAT GmbH
Wet­ter­au­er Str. 6, 42897 Rem­scheid
Tel. 02191 / 909 430

III. Data pro­ces­sing through the web­site

Your visit to our web­site is recor­ded. We gene­ral­ly coll­ect the fol­lo­wing data that your brow­ser sends to us:

    • IP address curr­ent­ly used by your com­pu­ter or your rou­ter
    • Date and time
    • Brow­ser type and ver­si­on
    • Ope­ra­ting sys­tem of your com­pu­ter
    • Web­pages you visit
    • Name and size of reques­ted file(s)
    • URL of refer­ral web­site, if appli­ca­ble 

This data is only coll­ec­ted for the pur­po­ses of data secu­ri­ty, impro­ving our web­site offer and ana­ly­sing errors based on Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. The IP address of your PC is only ana­ly­sed in anony­mi­sed form (shor­ten­ed by the last three digits). In all other respects, you are able to visit our web­site wit­hout pro­vi­ding infor­ma­ti­on on your iden­ti­ty. We would like to point out that data trans­mis­si­on on the Inter­net (such as email com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on) is sub­ject to secu­ri­ty vul­nerabi­li­ties. It is not pos­si­ble to com­ple­te­ly pro­tect data from access by third par­ties. Con­fi­den­ti­al data should the­r­e­fo­re be sent to us by other means, such as by post.

IV. Reci­pi­ents of per­so­nal data

We may uti­li­se ser­vice pro­vi­ders in con­nec­tion with data pro­ces­sing in order to per­form and exe­cu­te pro­ces­ses. Spe­ci­fi­cal­ly, we have invol­ved ser­vice pro­vi­ders for the pur­po­ses of hos­ting our web­site. Con­trac­tu­al rela­ti­onships are estab­lished with our ser­vice pro­vi­ders, which meet the requi­re­ments of Art. 28 GDPR; the con­trac­tu­al pro­vi­si­ons con­tain the sta­tu­to­ri­ly requi­red points on data pro­tec­tion and data secu­ri­ty.

V. Cloud­fla­re
We use ser­vices from Cloud­fla­re, Inc., 101 Town­send St, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94107, USA. Usual­ly Cloud­fla­re ist just a con­duit for infor­ma­ti­on con­trol­led by others But it´s also pos­si­ble that Cloud­fla­re gets to know infor­ma­ti­on about you. Depen­ding on the ser­vices which are imple­men­ted, it typi­cal­ly includes items such as cont­act infor­ma­ti­on, IP addres­ses, secu­ri­ty fin­ger­prints, DNS log data, and web­site per­for­mance data deri­ved from brow­ser. We use the­se ser­vices for secu­ri­ty reason’s and to opti­mi­ze the web­site per­for­mance. The basis for data pro­ces­sing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

VI. Use of coo­kies

Coo­kies are used in our web­site offer. Coo­kies are small text files that are saved by your brow­ser and stored on your com­pu­ter. The use of coo­kies allows the web­site offer to be desi­gned in a more user-fri­end­ly man­ner. For ins­tance, it is pos­si­ble to reco­g­ni­se the user for the dura­ti­on of the ses­si­on, wit­hout the user being requi­red to con­stant­ly re-enter their user name and pass­word. Coo­kies do not cau­se any dama­ge to your com­pu­ter and are dele­ted after your ses­si­on is ended. The basis for data pro­ces­sing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Some of the coo­kies we use are dele­ted direct­ly after you clo­se your brow­ser (‘ses­si­on coo­kies’). Other coo­kies remain on your ter­mi­nal device and enable your brow­ser to be reco­g­nis­ed when you next visit the web­site (‘per­sis­tent coo­kies’). Data pro­ces­sing in con­nec­tion with coo­kies, which only ser­ve to faci­li­ta­te the func­tion­a­li­ty of our web­site offer, occurs on the basis of our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest pur­su­ant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. If you do not wish to use coo­kies, you can con­fi­gu­re your brow­ser to pre­vent the sto­rage of coo­kies. Howe­ver, plea­se note that, in this case, you may not be able to use the full func­tion­a­li­ty of our web­sites.

VII. Sta­tu­to­ry dead­lines for the era­su­re of data

Inso­far as no sta­tu­to­ry reten­ti­on obli­ga­ti­on appli­es, the data shall be dele­ted or des­troy­ed once it is no lon­ger requi­red for ful­fil­ling the pur­po­se of data pro­ces­sing. Various dead­lines app­ly to the reten­ti­on of per­so­nal data. For ins­tance, data of tax rele­van­ce is gene­ral­ly stored for ten years, while other data is typi­cal­ly retai­ned for six years in accordance with pro­vi­si­ons under the Com­mer­cial Code. Fur­ther­mo­re, the sto­rage peri­od may also be deter­mi­ned by sta­tu­to­ry limi­ta­ti­on peri­ods, which may gene­ral­ly amount to three years in the case of Artic­les 195 et seqq. of the Civil Code, for exam­p­le, or in cer­tain cases up to even thir­ty years.

VIII. Your rights

Accor­ding to Artic­les 15–21 GDPR, you may exer­cise the fol­lo­wing rights with respect to per­so­nal data we store pro­vi­ded the rele­vant requi­re­ments of the GDPR are met.

Right of access
You have the right to access infor­ma­ti­on about your per­so­nal data that we pro­cess.

Right to rec­ti­fi­ca­ti­on
You are able to request the cor­rec­tion of incom­ple­te or incor­rect­ly pro­ces­sed per­so­nal data.

Right to era­su­re
You have the right to the dele­ti­on of your per­so­nal data, in par­ti­cu­lar on the basis of one of the fol­lo­wing reasons:

  • Your per­so­nal data is no lon­ger requi­red for the pur­po­ses for which it was coll­ec­ted or pro­ces­sed.
  • You with­draw your con­sent on which the pro­ces­sing of your data was based.
  • You have asser­ted a right of objec­tion to pro­ces­sing.
  • Your data was unlawful­ly pro­ces­sed.

The right of era­su­re does not app­ly, howe­ver, if such dele­ti­on is oppo­sed by the legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest of the con­trol­ler. For ins­tance, this may include:

  • Per­so­nal data that is requi­red for the asser­ti­on, exer­cis­ing or defence of legal claims.
  • Dele­ti­on is not pos­si­ble due to reten­ti­on obli­ga­ti­ons.

Inso­far as data can­not be dele­ted, you may exer­cise a right to the rest­ric­tion of pro­ces­sing (as fol­lows).

Right to the rest­ric­tion of pro­ces­sing
You have the right to request us to rest­rict the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data, if:

  • You dis­pu­te the cor­rect­ness of the data and we must the­r­e­fo­re review the cor­rect­ness.
  • The pro­ces­sing is unlawful and you decli­ne data era­su­re and ins­tead request rest­ric­tion of use.
  • We no lon­ger requi­re the data, but you still need the data in order to assert, exer­cise or defend legal claims.
  • You have sub­mit­ted an objec­tion to the pro­ces­sing of your data and it has not yet been deter­mi­ned whe­ther our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rests pre­vail over your inte­rests.

Right to data por­ta­bi­li­ty
You have the right to recei­ve your per­so­nal data, which you have pro­vi­ded to us, in a struc­tu­red, com­mon­ly available and machi­ne-rea­da­ble for­mat. Moreo­ver, you have the right to have us trans­mit this data to ano­ther con­trol­ler wit­hout hin­drance by us, pro­vi­ded that the pro­ces­sing is based on a con­tract or con­sent, and our pro­ces­sing takes place with the aid of auto­ma­ted pro­ces­ses.

Right to object
You have the right at any time to sub­mit an objec­tion to the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data, which takes place based on Art. 6 1) e) or f), for reasons ari­sing from your par­ti­cu­lar situa­ti­on; this also appli­es to pro­fil­ing based on one of the­se con­di­ti­ons. Inso­far as the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data is based on a con­sent, you have the right to with­draw this con­sent at any time.

Right to with­draw
If the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data is based on a con­sent, you have the right to with­draw this con­sent at any time.

IX. Right to lodge a com­plaint with a super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty

In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, each data sub­ject has the right to lodge a com­plaint with a super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty, if they belie­ve that the pro­ces­sing of their per­so­nal data is in vio­la­ti­on of the GDPR. The com­pe­tent super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty in data pro­tec­tion mat­ters is the sta­te data pro­tec­tion offi­cer of the fede­ral sta­te in which our com­pa­ny has its regis­tered office.

X. Dis­clai­mer

Lia­bi­li­ty for con­tent
As ser­vice pro­vi­der, we are respon­si­ble for our own con­tent on the­se web­pages in accordance with gene­ral laws (pur­su­ant to Art. 7 (1) Tele­me­dia Act, ‘TMG’). Howe­ver, as ser­vice pro­vi­der, we are not obli­ged to moni­tor trans­mit­ted or stored exter­nal infor­ma­ti­on or to inves­ti­ga­te cir­cum­s­tances that indi­ca­te unlawful acti­vi­ty (Artic­les 8–10 TMG). This shall be wit­hout pre­ju­di­ce to obli­ga­ti­ons to remo­ve or block the use of infor­ma­ti­on accor­ding to gene­ral laws. Lia­bi­li­ty in this con­nec­tion is only pos­si­ble from the time we recei­ve know­ledge of an actu­al vio­la­ti­on of the law. We will imme­dia­te­ly remo­ve the rele­vant con­tent as soon as we beco­me awa­re of cor­re­spon­ding vio­la­ti­ons of the law.

Lia­bi­li­ty for links
Our offer con­ta­ins links to the exter­nal web­sites of third par­ties, over who­se con­tent we have no influence. For this reason, we are unable to accept any lia­bi­li­ty for this exter­nal con­tent. The respec­ti­ve pro­vi­der or ope­ra­tor of the web­site is always respon­si­ble for the con­tent of the lin­ked web­pages. The lin­ked web­pages will be review­ed for pos­si­ble vio­la­ti­ons of the law at the time of lin­king. Unlawful con­tent could not be found at the time of lin­king. Howe­ver, it is not fea­si­ble to review the con­tent of the lin­ked web­pages on an ongo­ing basis, wit­hout spe­ci­fic indi­ca­ti­ons of a vio­la­ti­on of the law. We will imme­dia­te­ly remo­ve cor­re­spon­ding links as soon as we beco­me awa­re of vio­la­ti­ons of the law.

Meter-Q Solutions GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Straße 10
D-35510 Butzbach
+49 6033 92 45 20