Data Protection

Data protection – Data privacy
All personal information collected on this website is stored, processed and possibly passed on to network companies exclusively for your individual support, for transmission of product information or for the submission of service offers. MEG guarantees that your data will be treated confidentially in accordance with data privacy regulations.

The use of our website is possible as a rule without providing personal information. Insofar as personal information (such as name, address or email addresses) is collected on our website, this occurs as far as possible only on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We point out that data transmission over the internet (such as communication by email) can have security vulnerabilities. Completely secure protection of data from third parties is not possible.

The use of published contact data, within the context of the German requirement to provide contact information, by third parties for sending promotional and informational materials that were not expressly requested is hereby expressly not permitted. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited promotional information such as spam emails.

Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)
Our website includes integrated plugins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Facebook plugin is recognisable by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our website. An overview of the Facebook plugin can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our website, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established. Facebook thereby receives information that you have visited our website along with your IP address. If you click the Facebook Like button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our website to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your user account. We point out that as the website provider we receive no information about the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. For more information, please see the Facebook privacy statement under http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not wish Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy statement for the use of Youtube
Our website uses plugins from Youtube.de/Youtube.com, which are operated by Youtube, LLC, Cherry Ave., USA – represented by Google Inc. If you open an internet webpage with such a plugin on our website, a connection is established to the Youtube servers, and the plugin is shown on the webpage through notification of your browser. This allows for the transmission of information to the Youtube server regarding which of our webpages you have visited. If you are logged in as a Youtube user, Youtube will associate this information with your personal user account for this platform.

We point out that as the website provider we receive no information about the content of the transmitted data or its use by Youtube.

Through the use of these plugins, such as clicking the start button for a video or posting a comment, this information will be associated for example with our Youtube user account. You can prevent this only by logging out before using the plugin. Information on the collection and use of data by the platform or plugins can be found in the data privacy policy: http://www.youtube.com/static?&template=privacy_guidelines

Privacy statement for the use of Twitter
Our website integrates features from the service Twitter. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” feature, the websites visited by you will be connected with your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter as a result.

We point out that as the website provider we receive no information about the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. More information on this can be found in Twitter’s data privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy

You can adjust your privacy settings on Twitter under account settings: http://twitter.com/account/settings

Privacy statement for the use of Instagram
On our website, we use the social media plugin from the microblogging service Instagram. The operator and provider of this service is Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The plugin can be recognised by the Instagram logo (white “camera” on a blue square or the “Instagram” sign) or is marked with the statement “View on Instagram”. An overview of the Instagram buttons and their appearance can be found here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges

When you visit one of our webpages that contains such a plugin, the browser creates a direct connection with the Instagram servers. The contents of the plugin are directly transmitted to your browser by Instagram and then integrated into the website. We have no influence on the scope of data that Instagram collects with the help of this plugin and hereby inform you of the status of our knowledge with regard to this data. Through this integration, Instagram receives the information that you have visited certain pages on our website. If you are logged in to your Instagram account while using our website, the visit can be associated with your user account. If you interact with the plugin, for example by using the “follow” button or posting a comment, the corresponding information from the browser will be sent directly to Instagram and stored there. At the same time, the information will be published on the Instagram account and, depending on the settings of your account, will be shown in any case to your contacts. Even if you do not have an Instagram account, it is possible that in the context of your use of our website, Instagram will gain knowledge of your IP address, send it directly to a server in the USA and store it.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and its subsequent processing and use by Instagram as well as the respective rights and settings options for the protection of users’ privacy can be found in Instagram’s data privacy policy: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/

If you do not want Instagram to collect data about you via our website and connect it with your saved user data, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our website. It is also possible to block the collection of data by Instagram with add-ons for your browser, for example with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/). This, however, can lead to restrictions on the use and display of these webpages.

Access, deletion, suspension, revocation
We point out that you always have the right to request information free of charge about the personal data stored on you. In addition, you can always request the correction, suspension or deletion of this data or revoke prior consent regarding data privacy at any time with effect for the future. For questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal information as well as the disclosure, correction, suspension or deletion of data, please take up informal contact with us using the address provided under the contact information.

Use of cookies
We use cookie technology for our website. These are small text files that are sent from our webserver to your browser as part of your visit to our website and stored on your computer for later retrieval. Under settings in your browser, you can stipulate whether cookies can be set or retrieved. You can completely disable the setting of cookies in your browser, restrict it to certain websites or configure your browser so that you are automatically notified when a cookie is being set and asked for permission. However, for the complete functioning of our website, you must for technical reasons allow cookies to be set during the session. The collection or storage of personal information on cookies will not, however, be done by us in this context. We also do not use any technology that connects user data with information gathered through cookies.

Online dispute resolution:
Under http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/, the European Commission has made a platform available for extra-judicial online dispute resolution (so-called OS platform). We point out that we will not participate in dispute resolutions before a consumer dispute resolution body.