We would like to inform you about the processing of personal data during the usage of our website.
The responsible party for these internet sites is Willy Meyer & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG (Stemmessiepener Weg 5, 58675 Hemer). Further information about our company and authorized persons can be found at our imprint page.
Legal Framework of Data Processing
In order to provide you with our internet website and the associated services, we process personal data based on the following legal framework:
- Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit a GDPR)
- For the Fulfilment of Contracts (Art. 6 para. 1 lit b GDPR)
- For Balancing of Interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR)
- For Compliance with a Legal Obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 lit c GDPR)
In conjunction with the relevant type of processing, we will refer back to the applicable terminology so that you know the basis of the data processing.
If personal data is processed based on consent, you have the right to revoke the consent for the future.
If we process your data based on balancing of interests, you have the right as an affected party to contradict the processing of personal data based on Art. 21 of the GDPR.
Upon visiting our website, personal data will be processed in order to show you the contents of the website on your device.
In order to that the site can be displayed on your device, the device’s IP address which you are using will be processed.
We are obligated by data protection law to guarantee the privacy and integrity of the processed personal data by our IT system. For this reason and interest the following information will be protocoled:
- IP address of the visiting device (maximal 7 days)
- Operating system of the visiting device
- Browser version of the visiting device
- Name of the accessed file
- Date and time of the access
- Transferred volume of data
- Referring URL
The IP address, related with the usage of these internet site, will be erased from all systems, at the latest, after 7 days. From this point onwards, we will not be able to establish a personal connection from the remaining files.
The data will be also used to investigate and troubleshoot problems on the websites.
We will be sending you a newsletter at irregular time intervals.
You can cancel the newsletter at any point in time. Alternatively, in every newsletter, there is a link to unsubscribe from the newsletter.
In order to analyse the popularity of our newsletter and to optimise the newsletter, we will protocol when the e-mail was opened and if links were clicked on within the newsletter. The usage analysis is based on legitimate interests. You may disagree to this processing by cancelling the newsletter.
Purposes of the Processing of Personal Data
We process the above mentioned data for the operation of our website, for compliance with contractual obligations to our customers and for retaining our legitimate interests.
With respect to inquiries that are not in the scope of an active customer relationship, we process the data for operational and advertisement purposes. You may disagree with the usage of your personal data for reasons of advertisement at any point in time.
In case you voluntarily provide us with data (e.g. forms), and if this data is not necessary for the compliance with contractual obligations, we process this data under the legitimate assumption that the processing and usage of this data is in your personal interest.
Receiving and Transferring of Data
Data which you have provided us with, will generally not be passed along to third parties. Moreover, your data will not be passed along to third parties for promotional purposes.
However, we employ service providers for the operation of this website or for other products or services. In this case, it may be possible that a service provider may receive personal data. We carefully select our service providers - especially with regards to data protection and security - and take all legal data protection measures to ensure permissible data processing.
Our social media appearances
Data processing through social networks
We maintain publicly available profiles in social networks. The individual social networks we use can be found below.
Social networks such as Facebook, Google+ etc. can generally analyse your user behaviour comprehensively if you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or banner ads). When you visit our social media pages, numerous data protection-relevant processing operations are triggered.
In detail: If you are logged in to your social media account and visit our social media page, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. Under certain circumstances, your personal data may also be recorded if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data is collected, for example, via cookies stored on your device or by recording your IP address.
Using the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which their preferences and interests are stored. This way you can see interest-based advertising inside and outside of your social media presence. If you have an account with the social network, interest-based advertising can be displayed on any device you are logged in to or have logged in to.
Our social media appearances should ensure the widest possible presence on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on divergent legal bases to be specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR).
Responsibility and assertion of rights
If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g., Facebook), we, together with the operator of the social media platform, are responsible for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. You can in principle protect your rights (information, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, data portability and complaint) vis-à-vis us as well as vis-à-vis the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. Facebook).
Please note that despite the shared responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are determined by the company policy of the respective provider.
The data collected directly from us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for their storage lapses, you ask us to delete it, you revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses. Stored cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular, retention periods – remain unaffected.
Individual social networks
We have a profile on Facebook. The provider is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.
We have signed an agreement with Facebook on shared responsibility for the processing of data (Controller Addendum). This agreement determines which data processing operations we or Facebook are responsible for when you visit our Facebook Fanpage. This agreement can be viewed at the following link:
You can customise your advertising settings independently in your user account. Click on the following link and log in:
We use the short message service Twitter. The provider is Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States. Twitter is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.
You can customise your Twitter privacy settings in your user account. Click on the following link and log in:
We have a LinkedIn profile. The provider is the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. LinkedIn uses advertising cookies.
If you want to disable LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link:
Data Processing outside of the European Union
If personal data is processed outside of the European Union, you may refer to the previous remarks.
Data Protection Officer
We have named a data protection officer.
You may reach this person as follows:
bits+bytes it-solutions GmbH & Co. KG
- Datenschutzbeauftragter –
Bahnhof Weidenau 6
Your Rights as an Affected Party
You have the right to obtain information about personal data that pertains to you. You may contact us at any time about this information.
For information inquiries, which are not made in written form, please understand that we may require you to provide us with proof of your identity.
Furthermore, you have the right of rectification, erasure or limitation of data processing as foreseen by law.
Finally, you have the right to object the data processing within the legal framework. The same applies to the right to data transfer.
Erasure of Data
In principle we erase personal data providing there is no necessity to save further information. A necessity may arise, when data is needed to process a contractual obligation, to verify and to either grant or reject warranty claims. In case of a legal obligation for retention, an erasure will be considered after the expiring of the legal retention obligation.
Right of Appeal at a Regulatory Authority
You have the right to appeal the processing of personal data at a regulatory authority for data protection.
Change to this Data Protection Notice
If our website is modified or on other occasions, we may edit this data protection declaration. The current version can be found on our website.
Last Update: 23 January 2019