Privacy Policy

1. Website Privacy Policy
We welcome you to our website. We would like to inform you about the management of your personal data in accordance with Art. 13 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Controller
The controller responsible for the described data collection and processing is named in the imprint.
Storage of Your IP address
We store the IP address transmitted by your web browser for a period of seven (7) days, strictly for the purpose of identifying, restricting and eliminating attacks on our website. After seven (7) days, we delete or anonymize your IP address. The legal basis for the processing of this personal data is provided for in Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Usage Data
When you visit our website, the data collected from the use of the website is temporarily stored on our web server for statistical purposes in order to improve the quality of our website. This data set contains:
• the page, from which the data is requested
• the name of the data file,
• the date and time of the query,
• the amount of data transferred,
• the access status (file transmitted, file not found),
• a description of the type of browser used,
• the IP address of the requesting computer shortened to such an extent that no reidentification of any persona data is possible.
The listed usage data is stored anonymously.

 

2. Data Transfer to Third Parties (Non-EU Countries)
In some cases, we may transfer personal data to third countries outside the EU. In each case, we ensure an appropriate level of data protection according to European standards. In the case of Google Analytics (USA), an appropriate level of data protection is en-sured by the corresponding participation in the Privacy Shield Agreement (Art. 45 para. 1 GDPR).

 

3. Cookies
We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored and read in your end-device. A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted when you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored even after your visit has expired. Cookies may contain data that enables the recognition of the device being used. However, in some cases cookies only contain information on certain settings which are not personal data.
We use session cookies and permanent cookies on our website. The data is processed in accordance to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR and in the interest of optimizing or enabling user guidance and improving our website presence.
Please be aware that you can set your browser to inform you when cookies are being stored or used on the website you are visiting. Thus, any use of cookies is transparent to you. You have the possibility to delete your browser configuration at any time and prevent any use of new cookies. In the event you refuse the use of cookies, please note that our web sites may not be displayed optimally and some functions are then no longer technically available.

 

4. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to create pseudonymous user profiles for improving and designing our website on demand. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your end device and can be read by us. In this way, we are able to recognize and count returning visitors. This data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR or § 15 para. 3 TMG and in the interest of finding out how often our website is viewed by different users.
The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers in the United States. We have activated IP-anonymization on this website , your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union. Only in exceptional cases is the whole IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there (an adequate level of data protection is ensured according to Art. 45 para. 1 GDPR because Google is a participant in the Privacy Shield Agreement). We have also con-cluded a contract with Google Inc. (USA) for commissioned data processing / order processing pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR. Accordingly, Google will solely use collected data for the purposes intended, which are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on website activities.

You can withdraw your consent to the processing at any time. Please use one of the following options:

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you proceed accordingly you may not be able to benefit from the full functionality of this website.

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 downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

As an alternative to opting out from being tracked by Google Analytics you can also click the following link. An opt-out cookie will be stored, which means that no web analysis will take place as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by your browser.
Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics processing your data.

 

5. Explanation of Data Security Measures
To avoid unauthorized access to your data, we have implemented technical and organizational measures. We use encryption technologies on our website. Your data will be transferred to our servers and back again via a connection that is protected by a TLS encryption technology. You can recognize that you are browsing on an encryption secured website by the locksymbol shown in the address bar of your browser and by the address bar starting with https://.

 

6. Rights as a User
As a website user, the GDPR grants you certain rights when processing your personal data. 
1. Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR): 
You have the right to obtain confirmation at to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed, and, where that is the case access to the personal data and the information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.
2. Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR): 
You have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and, if necessary, the right to have incomplete personal data completed.
You also have the right to obtain an erasure of the personal data concerning you without undue delay, if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer necessary for the intended purpose.
3. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):
If one of the conditions set forth in Art. 18 GDPR applies, you shall have the right to restrict the processing of your data to mere storage, e.g. if you revoke consent, to the processing, for the duration of a possible examination.
4. Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR): 
In certain situations, listed in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or demand a transmission of the data to another third party.
5. Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR): 
If the data is processed pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR (data processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising out of your particular situation. We will then no longer process personal data, unless there are demonstrably compelling legitimate grounds for processing, which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims. 
6.Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider the processing of the data concerning you infringes data protection regulations. The right to lodge a complaint may be invoked in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.



7. Contact Details of the Data Protection Officer
Please contact our data protection officer if you have any further questions, suggestions or wishes regarding data protection:
Datenschutz@melchers.de

 

8. Further Content of a Website Privacy Policy
8.1. Newsletter
On our website we provide the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. If you consent to this processing separately, this processing is pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. If necessary, please refer to a link and opening tracking this is also only permitted with your consent. Your consent can be withdrawn at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the prior processing. If consent is withdrawn, we will stop the corresponding data processing. 
You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, e.g. via the link to unsubscribe from the newsletter, which you will find in every newsletter email. 
8.2. Contact Form
You can contact us via our web contact form. In order to use our contact form we require your name and your email-address. You may provide us with further information, but you are not obligated to do so.
CONSENT
By submitting this contact form you agree to the electronic collection and storage of your personal data. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. We use your data exclusively for the processing of your request. You may withdraw your consent at any time, e.g. via an email to Datenschutz@melchers.de.
8.3. Online Applications
We process your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection regulations pursuant to § 26 BDSG. We process the data you provide us in the context of your online application strictly for the purpose of selecting applicants. Data will not be processed for other purposes.
You determine the amount of data you want to send us in the context of your online application. Online applications are transferred electronically to our HR department and processed as quickly as possible. The transfer is encrypted. As a rule, applications are forwarded to the heads of the relevant departments in our company. Furthermore, your data will not be transferred to third parties. Your details will be treated confidentially in our company. If the application is unsuccessful, your documents will be deleted after 12 months.
If we may also consider your application for other or future job openings, please indicate this on your application. We will then process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR.
8.4. YouTube Videos
On some of our websites we embed YouTube videos. Opening these websites results in YouTube content being downloaded. In this context, YouTube also receives your IP address, which is technically necessary for retrieving the contents. We have no influence on the further processing by YouTube. However, when embedding the videos, we activated the extended data protection mode offered by YouTube.