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Data protection

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We take the protection of your data seriously. In the Privacy Statement below you can read about what precisely happens with your data, when you visit our website.

Privacy Statement

1. General

We attach great importance to the protection and security of personal data. In conjunction with this online presence we collect, process and use your personal data under due consideration of the relevant statutory data protection regulations. In particular we are subject to the stipulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG)) and of the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz TMG). Under this legislation we are particularly entitled to collect, process, and to use personal data to the extent necessary for the establishment and content or amendment of the contractual relationship concerning the use of this online presence and the services (contract data) and the services offered via this online presence (usage data), as well as for the processing of purchase orders.

We would like to strengthen the trust of users in our offering and for this reason disclose the handling of personal data. Here you will learn what information is collected and how the information is used.

2. Collection, processing and use of personal data

Personal data is information concerning personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person

Access to the website
when a user accesses a MEWA website and at call up of a file, data concerning this procedure is stored in a log file. Use of personal data does not occur.

Contact forms
Personal data is collected when you communicate personal data to us in a contact form on the website intended for this purpose or when you contact us via email. In this manner you can enter into contact with us, request information from us or participate in prize competitions. You can freely decide whether to communicate information to us and what information you communicate to us via the possibilities described above. In this respect, the collective personal data particularly includes your contact data, such as first name, last name, company address, email address and telephone number as well as an optional fax number. Moreover there is additional data such as the number of employees in the company and your function within the company in order to better process your inquiry.

MEWA Shop
In the MEWA Shop you can place orders, initiate returns, repairs or change orders, and avail yourself of additional online services. As part of the registration as a myMEWA user we collect personal data, such as first name and last name, company address, your function in the company, email address and telephone number. As a registered user, via a username and a password you have access to your customer account, in which, among other things, you can change the customer master data.

In addition, for the processing of purchase orders we collect data concerning the bank account of your company and save contract-relevant information, such as ordered items, purchase price, delivery and payment modalities. We use the data cited above and fulfilling the contract purpose, in particular for processing the purchase orders managing the customer relationship, delivering the goods and payment processing and for this purpose if necessary forward this data to service partners that MEWA uses for contract processing (e.g. credit institutes).

MEWA online job application
You can submit your job application documents to us online. To do this you can either fill out a contact form with personal information (first name, last name, address, telephone numbers, date of birth and email address) as well as information concerning hiring preferences professional career, school-leaving qualification, training/academic studies, professional experience, languages, IT expertise and other expertise), or you can enter this data in an online application form. In the online application form personal information is collected (first name, last name, address, date of birth, place of birth2 and email address) as well as information concerning your reason for applying, schooling, professional training, academic studies, practical experience, language expertise, IT expertise and other expertise. In addition you can upload your application cover letter and your CV. The data collected as part of the online application will be stored on behalf of the MEWA company issuing the job advertisement on the basis of order processing as stipulated in § 11 of the Federal Data Protection Act by Knowledge Network GmbH for the duration of the application procedure or – if desired – for consideration in future job advertisements in the MEWA Group. With consideration of your application for future job advertisements, you can declare your consent on the basis of the following declaration of consent:

"I consent that within a period of 12 months my application can also be considered for other job advertisements issued by companies of the MEWA group in Germany, as well as in other European countries and non-European countries, and stored for this purpose. If I should not agree, I can at any time request deletion of my data via email sent to karriere@mewa.de."
If you have declared that you do not consent to consideration for future job advertisements, your application data will be deleted after the application procedure is concluded.

MEWA Textil-Service AG & Co Management OHG headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany is responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data as part of the online presence. In the case of inquiries, online job applications or purchase orders in the MEWA Shop your data will be forwarded to the respective MEWA company that is responsible for the processing of your purchase order or inquiry, or for the job advertisement, as the responsible entity for further processing.

The respective MEWA company uses the data to process your inquiry, purchase order, or application and for its own advertising and marketing purposes, e.g. for the sending of information and quotations concerning MEWA products and services via regular mail, telephone or email, and also only if you have not objected to this use. If your consent is required in this regard – for example for the sending of newsletters – we obtain your consent beforehand. Your data will not forwarded to third parties outside of the MEWA group for autonomous, promotional targeting by third parties.

3. Cookies and web controlling
Cookies are files that are placed on your hard disk or in the cache memory of your Internet browser.

We use cookies to store session-relevant information within the website. These cookies are deleted at the end of the session and are not permanently stored.

For purposes of marketing and optimization on individual pages of the website www.mewa.de, products and services of WiredMinds AG (www.wiredminds.de) can be used. In this regard, data will be collected, processed and stored from which under a pseudonym use profiles will be created. Where possible, and effective the use profiles will be completely anonymized. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the user's Internet browser and enable the Internet browser to be recognized again. The collected data, which can also contain personal data, is transmitted to WiredMinds or is collected directly by WiredMinds. WiredMinds may use information that is left behind on the webpages through visits to create anonymized use profiles. The data obtained in this regard will not be used to personally identify the user of this website and they will not be combined with personal data concerning the bearer of the pseudonym without the separately granted consent of the data subject. If IP addresses are collected, they will be anonymized without delay after collection to deletion of the last number block. You can revoke your consent to the collection, processing and storage of data at any time with future effect.
Exclude from WiredMinds website tracking

Moreover we cannot exclude that in the case of a linking to external websites cookies or these types of technologies will be used. We have no influence on this. In this regard we refer you to the appropriate privacy statement of the respective website.

4. Google Analytics
If this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google") cookies will be used that enable an analysis of your use of the website. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. 

However, if IP anonymization has been activated on this website, Google will shorten the IP address beforehand for Member States of the European Union or for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On our behalf Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services to us relating to website activity and Internet usage.
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies through an appropriate setting of your browser software. However, we expressly state that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection, processing and use of data (including your IP address) produced by the cookie and relating to your use of the website by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

Alternatively, you can prevent recording on the part of Google analytics on your end device by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents the future recording of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.

More information concerning use conditions and data protection is provided at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
We expressly state that this website Google Analytics has been extended with the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymized recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

5. Security
We store your data on servers of MEWA Textil-Service AG & Co Management OHG in Germany. Access to the servers is only possible for a few specially authorized persons who deal with the technical, business or editorial upkeep of the servers. We take precautions to ensure the security of your personal data. Your data is conscientiously protected against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access or unauthorized disclosure.

6. No forwarding of your personal data to third parties
We use personal data as explained in this Privacy Statement and otherwise will never forward your personal data to third parties without your consent. A forwarding of personal data occurs regularly only if this is required for processing of a purchase order.

7. Other data processing and use of the data
More extensive processing and use of your personal data occurs only legislation expressly permits this or the user has explicitly consented to the data processing or use of the data.

8. Links to other websites
Our MEWA website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for compliance with the data protection stipulations on these websites.

9. Modification of this Privacy Statement
Further development of the Internet and of our online presence can have an effect on our Privacy Statement. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement in the future.

10. Contact
For further questions our data protection officer is available to you via email. Datenschutzbeauftragter@MEWA.de

Version: August 2016