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
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.
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.
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.
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:
Right to data portability
- 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.
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.
VII. Regelfristen für die Löschung der Daten
Soweit eine gesetzliche Aufbewahrungsvorschrift nicht besteht, werden die Daten gelöscht bzw. vernichtet, wenn sie für die Erreichung des Zwecks der Datenverarbeitung nicht mehr erforderlich sind. Für die Aufbewahrung von personenbezogenen Daten gelten unterschiedliche Fristen, so werden Daten mit steuerrechtlicher Relevanz i.d.R. 10 Jahre, andere Daten nach handelsrechtlichen Vorschriften i.d.R. 6 Jahre aufbewahrt. Schließlich kann sich die Speicherdauer auch nach den gesetzlichen Verjährungsfristen richten, die zum Beispiel nach den §§ 195 ff. des Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuches (BGB) in der Regel drei Jahre, in gewissen Fällen aber auch bis zu dreißig Jahre betragen können.
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.
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.