Controller Contact Information
The Controller is:
MEKRA Lang GmbH & Co. KG
Buchheimer Str. 4
91465 Ergersheim Germany
Managing Directors: Heinrich Lang, Susanne Lang, Dr. Werner Lang
Phone: +49 9847 989-0
Telefax: +49 9847 989 8160
You can visit our website without providing information about yourself. The only access information we automatically retain is data we store in server log files each time our homepage is accessed. When you access our website, the following data will be collected and stored:
We collect this information only to ensure smooth and uninterrupted operation of the website and for improving our service. Any analysis or evaluation will be performed for statistical purposes only and will not allow us to identify you as a person. The IP address is temporarily stored to allow us to deliver the website content to your device.
The legal basis for the temporary retention of access information is provided by Article 6, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph f of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This information is evaluated only to ensure continued, smooth operation of the website and to improve our website content as well as for transmission to law-enforcement authorities in the event of a cyber attack. It does not allow us to identify you as a person. The anonymous server log file data will be stored separately from any other personal data you provide. The above-mentioned purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in processing the data according to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph f of the GDPR. By evaluating the anonymously collected data and information statistically, we strive to improve our data protection and data security measures.
We use the open source web analysis service Matomo (previously PIWIK) for analyzing our website. Article 6, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph f of the GDPR provides the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
Processing personal data enables us to analyze our users’ browsing behavior. By evaluating the data we are able to continuously improve our website and its usability. The above-mentioned purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in processing the data according to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph f of the GDPR. By rendering the IP address anonymous, the users’ interest in the protection of their personal data is reasonably taken into account.
When individual pages of our website are accessed, the following data will be stored:
The software runs exclusively on our web page servers. Personal user data are only stored on those servers. The data will not be shared with third parties.
Our website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files which are placed on the user’s computer by the Internet browser. When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. The cookie contains a specific character string which uniquely identifies the browser when the website is accessed again.
Analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. They tell us how you use the website and enable us to optimize our service on a continuous basis. The above-mentioned purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in processing the data according to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph f of the GDPR. If the user has given his or her corresponding consent, the legal basis for processing personal data by using cookies for analyzing purposes is provided by Article 6, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph f of the GDPR.
You as the user have full control over the way cookies are used. You can deactivate or limit the transmission of cookies by changing your Internet browser settings. Cookies that have been stored can be deleted at any time. Please be advised, however, that the deactivation of cookies for our website may result in limited functionality.
For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content, e.g. the requests you send to us as website provider, we use SSL encryption. When a connection is encrypted the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and displays the padlock symbol.
By activating SSL encryption we ensure that the data you send us cannot be read by third parties.
We have taken appropriate technical and organizational safety measures to protect your data against unauthorized access, misuse, unauthorized disclosure and modification as well as loss and destruction. Your personal data will be stored and processed within the European Union only. We will give access to personal data only to those of our employees who need the data for operating our websites and providing the requested services and information.
However, you should also make sure that you take preventive steps for protecting your personal data, including but not limited to keeping your login information confidential and monitoring and controlling access to your computer.
We are always on the lookout for qualified personnel and update our job postings on a continuous basis. When you visit our website, you can use our Job Application Portal to send us your application for an advertised position directly. The collection and processing of your personal data in connection with the application process is subject to additional data protection regulations which we will inform you of before you submit your application documents and which you will have to accept.
We have a presence on YouTube to communicate with registered customers and interested parties and inform them of our offers.
Please be aware that using this platform and its functions is at your own risk. This is especially the case when using interactive functions such as commenting, sharing and leaving reviews.
We also want to inform you that your data may be processed outside of the European Union.
Your data may additionally be processed for market research and marketing reasons, meaning, for example, that a user profile may be created based on your usage and interests. As a result, advertising both on and external to the platforms may be activated, which supposedly correspond to your interests. In order for this to happen, cookies are usually saved on your computer. Independently, data that is not collected directly from your end devices may also be stored in the user profiles (especially if you are member of YouTube and if you are logged in).
Moreover, we, as the provider of this information service, collect and process no data from your use of our services.
The processing of users’ personal data is based on our legitimate interest in effectively informing and communicating with users in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1(f) EU GDPR. If a provider asks for your consent to data processing (e.g. by ticking a box or by clicking “confirm”), then processing is lawful in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1(a) and Art. 7 EU GDPR.
If you are a member of a social network and do not want your personal data to be collected through our website and linked to your membership data on the respective network, you must:
After logging in again, you will once again be recognised by the network as a specific user.
For more detailed information on how data is processed and how you can opt out, please visit the pages of YouTube listed below.
If you would like to request information or exercise your rights as a user, this can be done most effectively directly with the providers themselves as only they have direct access to user data and can therefore take appropriate action and provide information. If you do have any problems, you can of course contact us.
If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject as defined by the GDPR and you are entitled to certain data subject rights vis-à-vis the controller (website operator). At any time, you are entitled to request information free-of-charge about the data collected about you, their source and recipients as well as the purpose and intended length of storage, and to have said data rectified, blocked, or deleted subject to any applicable statutory regulations. Furthermore, you are entitled to receive information on whether personal data were transmitted to a third country or an international organization. If this is the case, you also have the right to receive information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transmission. In these cases sending an email with the specific information, rectification, erasure or blocking request to email@example.com will suffice.
You are entitled to withdraw at any time any consent you have given regarding the use of your personal data without giving reasons and with future effect by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Withdrawing consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing already performed and consented to until such withdrawal.
If data processing is permissible even without the consent of the data subject, you can object to such processing by citing grounds relating to your particular situation according to Article 21 of the GDPR. Withdrawing consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing already performed and consented to until such withdrawal.
Complaints to the Supervisory Authorities about Breaches of Data Protection Regulations
If you assume that data protection regulations were violated and your rights infringed during the collection, processing or use of your personal data, you can contact the competent data protection authority. It will investigate the complaint and inform you of the result.
Should you have questions or suggestions regarding our processing of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our data protection officer will be happy to assist you:
Please note that complete confidentiality and data security cannot be guaranteed for communications via the Internet (e.g. email). We therefore recommend sending confidential information by traditional mail.