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Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our website. Your privacy is very important to us. Detailed information on how we handle your personal data is provided below.

Responsible authority
MeisterWerke Schulte GmbH
Johannes-Schulte-Allee 5
D-59602 Rüthen-Meiste

1. Hosting services by a third-party provider
Data is processed on our behalf by a third-party provider, Net.DE AG, Büttnerstrasse 57, 30165 Hannover, Germany, which hosts and displays the website for us. This helps to safeguard our legitimate interests in correctly displaying our offer, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests, Art. 6 Para. 1(f) GDPR All data which is collected within the scope of using this website or in the forms provided for this purpose in the online shop as described below is processed on its servers. Any processing on other servers only takes place within the scope outlined here.

2. Access data in server log files
Every time you call up a website, the webserver only automatically stores a server log file, which contains, for example, the name of the requested file, your IP address, data and time of the request, amount of data transmitted and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the request.

This access data is evaluated exclusively for the purposes of ensuring error-free operation of the website as well as improving our offer. This helps to safeguard our legitimate interests in correctly displaying our offer, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests, Art. 6 Para. 1(f) GDPR. All access data is deleted no later than fourteen days after the end of your visit to our site.

3. Data collection and use for initiating contact
We collect personal data if you provide it to us when initiating contact with us (e.g. by contact form or email). We use the data you provide to process your enquires. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1(a) p. 1 GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent.

After processing the enquiries, your data is restricted for further processing and deleted upon the expiry of any tax and commercial retention periods unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we have reserved the right to further data use which is permitted by law and about which we inform you below.

4. Data processing for postal advertising and your right to object
We also reserve the right to use your first and last name as well as your postal address for our own advertising purposes, e.g. to send you interesting offers and information about our products by post. This helps to safeguard our legitimate interests in marketing to our customers, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests, Art. 6 Para. 1(f) GDPR.

Marketing mail is sent within the scope of processing on our behalf by a service provider to whom we disclose your data for this purpose. You can object to the storage and use of your data for these purposes at any time with a message using the contact information indicated below.

5. Use of cookies
We use cookies on various pages to display our website attractively and to enable the use of particular functions, to display suitable products or for the purposes of market research. This helps to safeguard our legitimate interests in optimally displaying our offer, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests, Art. 6 Para. 1(f) GDPR. Cookies are small text files which are automatically stored on your end device. Some of the cookies that we use are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser. Other cookies remain on your end device and allow us to recognise your browser when you next visit our website (persistent cookies). The storage period can be found in the overview in your web browser’s cookie settings. You can configure your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies, and so you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept them. Alternatively, you can accept cookies under certain conditions or generally reject them. Every browser differs in the way that it manages cookie settings. Details are available in the help menu of every browser which explain how to change your cookie settings. Please refer to the following links for information on the respective browser:

Internet Explorer™: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Safari™: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

Chrome™: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en

Firefox™ https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Opera™: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies

If you do not accept cookies, this may restrict the functionality of our website.

6. Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analysisThis website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service of Google, LLC (www.google.de) for web analysis purposes, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland This helps to safeguard our legitimate interests in optimally displaying our offer, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests, Art. 6 Para. 1(f) GDPR. Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that make possible the analysis of your use of the website, such as cookies. The information that is automatically collected about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating IP anonymisation on this website, the IP address will be truncated before it is transmitted within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The anonymised IP address transmitted within the scope of Google Analytics from your browser is as a rule not combined with other Google data.

Insofar as information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the USA, the American company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate is available here

Due to this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has specified an appropriate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield. You can prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being sent to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:  http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click on the link below to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in future. This way, an opt-out cookie will be placed on your end device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click on the link once more.

7. Use of Google Maps to provide a specialist retailer proximity search 
We use Google Maps (API) from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) on our website. Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive maps in order to visually display geographical information. 

Already when accessing the subpages in which the Google Maps map is integrated, information about your use of our website (e.g. your IP address) is transferred to Google's servers in the USA and stored there. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account under which you are logged in or whether there is no user account. When you are logged in to Google, your information is directly associated with your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. Collection, storage and evaluation are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1(f) GDPR on the basis of Google's legitimate interests in the display of personalised advertising, market research and/or the demand-oriented design of Google websites. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, in which case you must contact Google in order to exercise this right.

Google LLC, with headquarters in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level in force in the EU.

If you do not consent to the future transmission of your data to Google within the scope of the use of Google Maps, it is also possible to completely deactivate the Google Maps web service by deactivating the JavaScript application in your browser. Google Maps, and thus also the map display on this website, can then no longer be used.

You can view Google's terms of use at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html. The additional terms of use for Google Maps can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html
Detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps can be found on the Google website (“Google Privacy Policy”): https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

8. Our online presence on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest 
Our presence on social networks and platforms allows us to communicate better and more actively with our customers and interested parties. There, we provide information about our products, the company and current special offers. If you visit our online presence on social media, your data may be automatically collected and stored for market research and advertising purposes. “User profiles” are created from this data using pseudonyms. These can be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interests. As a rule, cookies are used on your end device for this purpose. Visitor behaviour and the interests of the users are stored in these cookies. This helps to safeguard our legitimate interests in optimally displaying our offer, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1(f) GDPR, and in communicating with our customers and interested parties effectively. If you are asked by the respective social media platform operators for their consent to data processing, e.g. with the help of a checkbox, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1(a) GDPR.

Where the aforementioned social media platforms have their headquarters in the USA, the following applies: The European Commission has adopted an adequacy decision for the USA. This is based on the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate for the respective company can be viewed here [link to: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list].

For detailed information on the processing and use of the data by the providers on their websites as well as a contact option and your related rights and setting options to protect your privacy, especially opt-out options, please refer to the data protection information of the providers linked below. Should you need any help in this matter, do not hesitate to contact us.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ 
Google/ YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy   
Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 
Pinterest: https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy   
 

Opt-out option:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads 
Google/ YouTube: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

9. Contact opportunity and your rights 
You have a right to free-of-charge information on the data we store about your person or, if necessary, a right to rectification, restriction of processing, data portability or deletion of this data.

If you have questions on collecting, processing or using your personal data, or for information, rectification, restriction of processing or deletion of data as well as revocation of consent granted or objection to a particular data use, please contact our data protection officer directly. You can reach him by e-mail at datenschutz@meisterwerke.com or via our postal address in the legal notice. 

Furthermore, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority.


10. Right to object 
If we process personal data as explained above to safeguard our legitimate interests (which prevail in a balancing of interests), you may object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing is for the purpose of direct marketing, you can assert this right at any time as described above. If the processing is for other purposes, you have the right to object only on grounds that arise from your particular situation.

After asserting your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes unless we can prove the existence of compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override your interests, rights and freedom or if the processing is for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

This will not apply if the processing takes place for the purposes of direct marketing. In such a case, we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.