Data Privacy

Menk-Schmehmann Group

Responsible body in terms of data protection laws is:

Menk-Schmehmann GmbH & Co.KG
Fritz-von-Opel-Str. 20
D – 56470 Bad Marienberg
Fon: +49 (0)2661.621-0
Fax: +49 (0)2661.621-12

Collection of general information

When you access our website, general information is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content of websites you have requested and is mandatory when using the Internet. We statistically evaluate anonymous information of this type in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

Contact form

If you contact us by email or contact form, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

Deletion or blocking of the data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to achieve the mentioned purposes or for the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose ceases to exist or these deadlines have expired, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are saved on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. 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 related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

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 functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics.

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website and this browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Use of Adobe Analytics (Omniture)

This website uses Adobe Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited ("Adobe"). Adobe Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. If a tracking data record is transmitted from a website visitor's browser to the Adobe Datacenter, the server setting we make ensures that the IP address is anonymized before geolocation, i.e. that the last octet of the IP address is replaced by zeros. Before saving the tracking package, the IP address is replaced by individual generic IP addresses. On behalf of the operator of this website, Adobe will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by users, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Adobe Analytics will not be merged with other Adobe data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, this offer points out to the users that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Users can also prevent Adobe from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Adobe by using the browser plug available under the following link -Download and install. The current link is: http://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/opt-out.html

Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map functions by visitors. You can find more information about data processing by Google in the Google data protection information. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center.

You can find detailed instructions on how to manage your own data in connection with Google products here.

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you have reached our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The cookie for conversion tracking is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.

If you do not want to participate in the tracking, you can refuse the setting of a cookie required for this - for example by setting your browser, which generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies or set your browser so that cookies from the domain "googleleadservices.com" are blocked.

Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not want measurement data to be recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you have to set the respective opt-out cookie again.

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or, apart from the mandatory data storage for business transactions, deleted. Please contact our data protection officer. You can find the contact details at the bottom.

So that data can be blocked at any time, this data must be kept in a lock file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, provided there is no statutory archiving obligation. If there is such an obligation, we will block your data on request.

You can make changes or withdraw your consent by notifying us with effect for the future.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to occasionally adjust this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration then applies to your next visit.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an email or contact our data protection officer directly:

Dipl.-Ing. Carlo Grifone

Moltkestr. 1  -  57518 Betzdorf

Fon: +49 (0)2741 9358384
Fax: +49 (0)2741 9358385