Privacy statement

This privacy statement is intended to inform the users of this website about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator MetShape GmbH.

The website operator takes your data protection very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory regulations. As new technologies and the constant further development of this website may result in changes to this data protection declaration, we recommend that you read through the data protection declaration again at regular intervals.

If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, name, addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. The use and payment of all offered services are permitted - if and so far technically possible and reasonable - without specification of any personal data or under specification of anonymized data or an alias. Every time a user accesses a page from the MetShape GmbH website and every time a file is retrieved, data about this process is stored in a log file.

We, the website operator or page provider, collect data on access to the website on the basis of our legitimate interest (see Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO (Germany)) and store these as "server log files" on the website server. The following data is logged in this way:

  • Time at the time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you accessed the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used
  • Name of the retrieved file
  • Message as to whether the retrieval was successful
  • Visited website

In addition, a cookie is set to recognize returning visitors. This website uses cookies for pseudonymized reach measurement, which are transferred to the user's browser either from our server or the server of a third party. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer's hard drive. However, it cannot read any data on your hard drive. Most browsers are preset to accept cookies automatically. You can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you before cookies are stored. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your end device for the purpose of measuring reach, you can object to the use of these files here:

Common browsers offer the setting option to not allow cookies. Note: It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you make the corresponding settings.

Disclosure or use of your personal data

The website operator only collects, uses and discloses your personal data if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the data collection. Personal data includes all information that can be used to identify you personally and that can be traced back to you - for example, your name, e-mail address and telephone number (see Art. 4 DSGVO (Germany)). If you have provided us with personal data, we use it in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act. That is:

  • within the framework of a contractual relationship (in particular when passing on order data to suppliers),
  • to protect our legitimate interests (in particular for billing purposes),
  • to protect the interests of a legitimate third party,
  • for advertising, market and opinion research purposes, provided you have consented to this and have not subsequently objected. To the extent permitted by law, this is data about members of a group of persons that is summarised in lists or otherwise and is limited to information about membership of this group of persons, occupational, industry or business designation, names, titles, academic degrees, address and year of birth.

We transmit personal data

  • to service providers commissioned by us as a result of their data processing/contract partners for the purpose of billing,
  • to service providers commissioned by us for the purpose of advertising, market and opinion research,
  • to bodies expressly designated by law or the judiciary for transmission, if applicable.

You can also visit this website without providing any personal information. However, in order to improve our online services, we store (without personal reference) your access data to this website. This access data includes, for example, the file you requested or the name of your internet provider. By anonymizing the data, it is not possible to draw conclusions about your person.

Dealing with contact data

If you contact us as the website operator using the contact options offered, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and respond to your enquiry. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent. We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. The use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation by third parties for the purpose of sending advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam mails.

The stored data is evaluated for statistical purposes of web analysis as well as web controlling and used for the continuous improvement of the websites, marketing & sales. Data is not passed on to third parties, except in the case of Google, Facebook and Twitter. See also the following additional paragraphs.

Use of social media plugins from Facebook

Due to our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimization and operation of our online offer (within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO (Germany)), this website uses the Facebook Social Plugin, which is operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The integrations are recognizable by the Facebook logo or the terms "Like", "Like", "Share" in Facebook's colors (blue and white). Information on all Facebook plugins can be found via the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

Facebook Inc. complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement.: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

The plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The website operator has no influence on the nature and scope of the data that the plugin transmits to the servers of Facebook Inc. You can find information on this here: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084

The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that you as a user have visited this website. There is a possibility that your IP address will be stored. If you are logged into your Facebook account during your visit to this website, the aforementioned information will be linked to it.

If you use the functions of the plugin - for example by sharing or "liking" a post - the corresponding information will also be transmitted to Facebook Inc. If you would like to prevent Facebook. Inc. linking this data to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website and delete the stored cookies. Via your Facebook profile, you can make further settings regarding data processing for advertising purposes or object to the use of your data for advertising purposes.

What data, for what purpose and to what extent Facebook collects, uses and processes data and what rights and setting options you have to protect your privacy can be found in Facebook's privacy policy. You can find them here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Google Analytics: Privacy policy for the use

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze your use of the website. This enables an analysis of the use of this website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie (including your IP address and user behaviour on this website) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

User rights

As a user, you have the right to request information free of charge about what personal data has been stored about you. You also have the right to have inaccurate data corrected and to have processing of your personal data restricted or deleted. If applicable, you can also exercise your right to data portability. If you believe that your data has been processed unlawfully, you can lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Data deletion

Unless your request conflicts with a legal obligation to retain data (e.g. data retention), you have a right to have your data deleted. Data stored by us will be deleted if it is no longer required for its intended purpose and there are no legal retention periods. If deletion cannot be carried out because the data is required for permissible legal purposes, data processing will be restricted. In this case, the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes.

Right of objection

Users of this website can exercise their right to object to the processing of their personal data at any time. If you would like to have your personal data corrected, blocked, deleted or accessed, or if you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or if you would like to withdraw your consent, please contact us at the following e-mail address: info@metshape.de