Privacy policy

We welcome you as a visitor to our website and thank you for your interest in our company, our products and the information presented by our web pages. 
As a visitor to our website, we take the protection of your privacy seriously. Please therefore ensure you have read and understood the following sections:

Anonymous data collection
You are always free to visit the Merz Maschinenfabrik GmbH website without having to disclose your identity. We only collect the name of your internet service provider, the web page that referred you to our website and the web pages you visit on our site. This data is then analysed for statistical purposes. As an individual user, you remain anonymous at all times.

Collection and processing of personal data

Personal data is collected only if you voluntarily provide us with this data – such as when sending us an enquiry, registering for personalised services or concluding a contract, for example. All personal data collected from our customers is handled and stored in strictest confidence.

Usage and sharing of personal data

In the absence of your consent to other uses, the personal data collected on the Merz Maschinenfabrik GmbH web pages is used only for handling your enquiries and for contract execution. Items of data required for conducting this business may be shared with affiliated companies and suppliers, or with banks for account settlement purposes.

Export and processing of data in states outside the European Economic Area

No data is exported to states outside the EEA.

Please be advised that data communications over the Internet (e.g. communication by email)
may not be entirely secure. Data cannot be provided with end-to-end protection from access by third parties.

Some parts of this website utilise ‘cookies’. Cookies are not harmful to your computer and do not contain any viruses. We use cookies to make our website more secure, more efficient and more user-friendly. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your web browser.
Most of the cookies that we use are the type known as ‘session cookies’: these are deleted automatically after you leave our website. Other types of cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them: we use these cookies to recognise your browser when you visit our website again.
You can configure your browser to notify you before cookies are set, to allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, or you can permit cookies to be set only in certain situations or stop cookies being set at all. You can also have your browser delete cookies automatically when it is closed. Please note that disabling cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

Use of a Consent Management Tool from Osano
On our website, we use a cookie consent tool, a web service provided by Osano, Inc, 3800 N Lamar Blvd,, Ste 200, Austin, TX 78756, USA (hereinafter: Osano).
This tool always sets a cookie called "cookieconsent_status" to manage the cookie settings of the website visitor and to recognize whether cookies should be allowed or prohibited. Among other things, the following information can be collected: Date and time of the page view, information about the browser you are using and the device you are using, anonymized IP address, opt-in and opt-out data.
The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO based on our legitimate interest in providing a cookie consent management service for website visitors. The deletion of the data takes place as soon as the purpose of their collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please refer to Osano's privacy policy:

Server log files
The information sent to us by your browser is collected and stored by the website provider automatically in log files on the provider’s servers. 

This information includes:

  • Browser type and version, operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of computer accessing the website
  • Time of server request
This data is not personally identifiable information. In addition, this data is not aggregated with data from other sources. 
We reserve the right to analyse this data at a later point in time if we have reasonable grounds for suspecting a legal infringement.

Use of Google-Maps
We use the component "Google Maps" from Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google".
Each time you access the Google Maps component, Google sets a cookie to process user settings and data when you view the page that includes 
the Google Maps component. As a rule, this cookie is not deleted when you close your browser, but expires after a certain time, 
unless you delete it manually beforehand.
If you do not agree to this processing of your data, it is possible to deactivate the "Google Maps" service and thus prevent the transfer of data to Google. 
To do this, you must deactivate the JavaScript function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able 
to use "Google Maps" or only to a limited extent.
The use of "Google Maps" and the information obtained via "Google Maps" is subject to the Google Terms of Use. as well as the additional terms and conditions for "Google Maps".

Contact form
If you send us an enquiry via our contact form, the information you specify in the enquiry form, including your personal contact details, will be stored in order to allow us to process your enquiry and any follow-up questions to your enquiry. We will not share this information without your consent.

Newsletter data
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on our website, we need to know your email address as well as certain details that permit us to
verify that you are the owner of the stated email address and that you haven given your consent to receiving this newsletter. No other data is collected. 
The data we do collect is used solely to enable us to mail you the information requested and is not shared with third parties.
Your consent to the storage of your data and your email address, and our use of this data to send you the newsletter can be withdrawn at any time
– e.g. by using the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

SSL encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential data, such as the enquiries that you send to us as the site operator,
this website utilises SSL encryption. You can identify an encrypted internet connection by the presence of a padlock icon on your browser’s address bar and the prefix “https://” instead of “http://”. When SSL encryption is activated, the data that you send to us cannot be intercepted and read by a third party.

Information, erasure and blocking

You have the right to information about your stored personal data, its origin, recipients and the purposes for which it has been processed at no cost and at any time. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or erasure of this data. Your data will be stored by our hoster in a data center in Germany. Your data will be deleted as soon as you ask us to do so or the purpose is cancelled. Please feel free to contact us with questions on this topic or other personal data issues by writing to us at the address given in our Legal Notice.

Legal warning re unsolicited mail
Our contact details are published on this website to comply with German law. We hereby prohibit all use of such data to send us advertising or promotional materials that we have not explicitly requested. The website operators reserve the right to take legal action in the event of receiving unsolicited advertising
material, such as in the form of ‘spam’ emails.

Handling of applicant data

If you have any queries about this, please contact the member of staff responsible for data protection:

Merz Maschinenfabrik GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Mr. Steffen Wacker

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