Information about collecting personal data:
Given below is the information regarding collection of personal data when you use our website. Personal data is all data that is personally available to you, e.g. Name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
Data controller in accordance with Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
Herm. Meyer GmbH
Hildesheimer Strasse 78
31061 Alfeld / Germany
Telephone: +49 5181 / 8018-0
Fax: +49 5181 / 8018-64
You can contact our data protection officer at the following mail address
To answer any questions you may have, the information you provide (your e-mail address, your name and telephone number, if applicable) will be saved by us, when you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form. We delete all data occurring within this framework after the storage is no longer required, or limit the processing, if there are statutory record retention requirements.
If we rely on official service providers for some functions of our services or if we wish to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective transactions as described below. When doing so, we also mention the specified criteria of the storage period.
You have the following rights as regards the personal data relevant to you:
• Right to information,
• Right to rectification or erasure,
• Right to restriction of processing,
• Right to object to the processing,
• Right to data portability.
You also have the right to object to a data protection supervisory authority regarding the processing of your personal data by us.
Collection of personal data when visiting our website:
In case of merely informational use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or provide us with information otherwise, we/our provider only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure the stability and security (statutory source is Art. 6 (1) (1) f) GDPR):
• Date and time of request
• Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
• Content of the request (specific page)
• Access status / HTTP status code
• Respective transmitted amount of data
• Website from which the request comes
• Operating system and its interface
• Language and version of the browser software.
In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are also saved on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive, which is assigned to the browser you are using and by which the body that sets the cookie (here via us), certain information flow is effectuated. Cookies cannot run programmes or transmit viruses to your computer. They are used to make the online content more user-friendly and overall effective.
a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and operation of which are explained below:
• Transient cookies (refer to b)
• Persistent cookies (refer to c).
b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These particularly include the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This helps recognise your computer when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
d) You can configure your browser setting according to your requirements, e.g. refusing to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Kindly note that you may not be able to use all features of this site in that case.
f) The Flash cookies used are not detected by your browser, instead by your Flash plug-in. Moreover, we make use of HTML5 storage objects, which are stored on your device. These objects store the required data independent of your browser and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not want to process the Flash cookies, you must install a corresponding add-on, e.g. "Better Privacy" for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/en/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash killer cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using private mode in your browser. It is recommended that you manually delete your cookies and the browser history on a regular basis.
Usage of our document download area:
If you want to download documents from our website, you must register by entering your first and last name, your company and your position in the company, your e-mail address and a password of your choice. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for registration, i.e. your registration is only complete if you have previously confirmed your registration via an email sent to you for this purpose by clicking on the link contained therein. If you do not receive your confirmation in this regard within 24 hours, your registration will be automatically deleted from our database. The provision of the aforementioned data is mandatory; you can voluntarily provide us with any further information, in particular your company or your position, when you register.
When you download documents from our website, we save your data required to fulfil the contract until we finally delete your access. Furthermore, we save the data that you provided voluntarily for the duration of your use of the download area, unless you delete this beforehand. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) (1) f) GDPR.
Use of Google Analytics:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. If IP anonymisation is activated 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 will the full IP address be transmitted 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 the website operator with other services related to website and internet usage.
The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with processing by Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out, however, 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 downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl_de
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. As a result, IP addresses are further processed in abbreviated form, so that personal references can be ruled out. If the data collected about you can be linked to a person, this will be excluded immediately and the personal data will be deleted immediately.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and for regular improvements. We can use the statistics obtained to improve our web presence and make it more interesting for you as a user. In the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacy-shield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 (1) (1) f) GDPR.
Integration of YouTube videos:
In our online offer, we have included YouTube videos that are stored on http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all included in the "extended privacy mode", which means that as a user, you do not have to transfer data about you to YouTube, if you are not playing the videos. Only when you play the videos, the data mentioned in paragraph 2 will be transmitted. We have no influence over this data transfer.
As you visit the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data referred to in the third paragraph of this section will be transferred. This happens irrespective of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are logged in to, or no user account exists. When you're logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to link your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or preference-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is conducted (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about their activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these User Profiles, and you are required to go to YouTube, if you wish to exercise that right.
Integration of Google Maps:
On this website, we use the Google Maps service. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly in the website and facilitates a convenient use of the map feature.
As you visit the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data referred to in the third paragraph of this section will be transferred. This happens irrespective of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to, or no user account exists. When you're logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to link your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or preference-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is conducted (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about their activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these User Profiles, and you are required to go to Google, if you wish to exercise that right.