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MEPA - Pauli und Menden GmbH

Main plant and distribution

Rolandsecker Weg 37
D-53619 Rheinbreitbach  

Phone: +49 (0) 22 24 / 929 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 22 24 / 929 - 149
Email: info@mepa.de

Leipzig plant

Carsdorfer Höhe
D-04523 Pegau

Internet:  www.mepa.de / www.mepa.at / www.mepa.eu

Managing Directors: Reinhard Menden, Reiner Pauli

Commercial register: Local Court Montabaur HRB 10885
Tax number: 3266006133
VAT ID No.: DE 811 193 073
ILN: 40 27952 00000 7

Responsible for the content pursuant to § 10 Para. 3 MDStV: Reiner Pauli


Legal notice

General | With these internet pages (in the following referred to as “website”), the MEPA - Pauli und Menden GmbH (in the following referred to as “MEPA ”) presents, among other things, the comprehensive delivery programme around the sanitary installation in the bathroom and other sanitary facilities. Within the bounds of the so-called traditional 3-step distribution channel, MEPA products are exclusively sold via the sanitary wholesale trade. We would be glad to provide you with purchasing opportunities in your catchment area on request. Potential price quotations are always about recommended plant prices plus legal value added tax and they merely serve as a calculation basis for the specialist trade.

Exclusion of liability | The MEPA - Pauli und Menden GmbH (in the following referred to as “MEPA”), as a content provider, is according to § 7 (1) TMG (German Telemedia Act) responsible for its “own contents” which it makes available. Although all contents are carefully reviewed and updated periodically, MEPA cannot guarantee for completeness, correctness and topicality. MEPA shall therefore not be liable for any loss in connection with the use of these contents, unless the same is due to gross negligence or intent on the part of MEPA. MEPA reserves the right to carry out changes to the presented products at any time without notice.

A distinction must be made between these internal contents and cross references to contents created and offered by other providers. By the cross reference MEPA arranges the entrance to the use of these contents (§ 9 German Teleservices Act). MEPA is not responsible for those “foreign” contents, because MEPA has not arranged the transmission of the information, and has not chosen the addressee of the transmitted data as well as it has not chosen or changed the transmitted information. Also an automatic momentary intermediate storage of this “foreign information" does not take place because of the chosen retrieve- and linking methodology via MEPA, so thereby responsibility of MEPA for the "foreign contents" does not arise.

By “Links” we always mean a reference to “living” (dynamic) internet appearances of third parties. When MEPA initially establishes a link it checks the third-party content for evidence of any potential infringement of civil or criminal law. However, MEPA is not obliged to continually examine the content of websites that MEPA may reference from its own website for modifications that may change the basis of its liability. Only if MEPA finds - or if their attention should be drawn to it by others - that a concrete offer to which a link was made available will lead to liability under civil or criminal law MEPA will cancel the link to such an offer, provided this is technically possible and reasonable. The technical possibility and reasonability will not be influenced by the fact that after suppressing access from MEPA’s homepage the illegal or criminal offer can be accessed from other servers.

Copyright | The contents (text, images, graphics, sound, animations, video clips and similar as well as their arrangement) of the internet appearance of MEPA and its subsidiary companies are protected by copyright. In addition, some MEPA websites contain information that is protected by third-party copyrights. All rights reserved. With the exception of offered downloads for the use in original versions, the use of texts and pictures, even in extracts, without previous written approval of MEPA offends against the regulations of copyright and is therefore illegal. This applies in particular to all publishing rights such as the copying, translation of or use of these documents in electronic systems. Registered trademarks, trade names, pending patents and logos are used on our web site. Even if these are not explicitly identified as such at the pertinent places, the relevant statutory requirements apply.

Trademarks and protection of intellectual property | MEPA, the MEPA logo and the majority of product names on our websites are trademarks or service marks of MEPA and its subsidiary or affiliated companies. In connection with the material contained on MEPA websites, no further trademark or service mark or further license is transferred. Nothing herein shall be construed as transferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license for a patent, trademark or other right to intellectual property of MEPA or any third party. MEPA does not give any warranty that by using the information contained on this website, any patent, trademark or intellectual property of MEPA or any third party is not infringed. MEPA does not give any warranty or guarantee, whether express or implied, for the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any characteristics in connection with the information or the product to which the information refers to. The information contained on this website may contain typographical errors.


Privacy statement

Introduction | MEPA very much ensures the protection of your data. The present declaration explains what precautionary measures we take for the protection of your personal data when visiting our websites. It describes the personal information we are capturing, their intended purpose as well as how you can determine how we can use these data. Moreover, it is covered what safety precautions we take for the protection of your personal information and how you can view and update this information, if necessary. By visiting our websites you agree to the capture of information and the use practises set out in this privacy statement.

Capture of information | Information collected directly from you | Generally, you can visit MEPA’s websites without having to enter personal information. On certain pages, however, it may be that we ask you for personal information in order to be able to provide a particular service or to perform a transaction requested by you. Personal information captured by us can contain the following:

Contact information, e.g. name, title, name of your company/organisation, email address, phone and fax numbers and mail address; information about your company and your position, information which serves to individually adjust and facilitate the use of our websites, including login and technical data; inquiries about our products and services as well as orders of the same; information which helps us to identify products and services which are best suitable for your requirements; registration information for events, feedback about our websites as well as products and service in general. You need not submit any of this information; in this case, however, it may be that we cannot provide the required service or perform the transaction requested by you.

Automatically captured information | We capture anonymised information about your visit on our websites. This includes the quantity of pages you view, the number of bytes transferred, the links you click and the materials you access. Furthermore, we also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit. This includes, among other things, the IP address, your browser type and capabilities and language, your operating system, the date and time you access the site, and the website from which you linked to our site. This information is not linked to your identity.

Our statistical evaluation respects your privacy settings. In current browsers, there are data protection functions. Here you can set the following: “I do not want to be tracked” or “Do-not-track”. If this option is active, no statistical evaluation is made. You can get further information under the heading data protection by using Help in your browser.

For the purposes of marketing and optimisation, the products and services of the wiredminds GmbH, (www.wiredminds.de) are used on this website. While doing so, data is collected, processes and stored, by means of which user profiles are created under a pseudonym. Where possible and sensible, the user profiles are completely anonymised. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files which are stored in the browser of the internet visitor and serve to recognise the internet browser. The data collected, which may include personal data, are transmitted to wiredminds or collected directly by WiredMinds. wiredminds may use information that is left behind by visits to the website in order to create anonymous usage profiles. The data acquired in this process shall not be used to personally identify any visitor to the website without the explicit consent of the person concerned, and it is not linked to any personal data relating to the bearer of the pseudonym. Any IP addresses shall be anonymised immediately after collection by deleting the last number block. The permission to collect, process and store data may be revoked at any time with future effect.

Use of information by MEPA | Services and transactions | We use your personal information in order to render certain services to you or to carry out transactions required by you, e.g. providing information about MEPA products, registering purchased products, processing of product orders, handling warranty claims, replacing product manuals, replying to customer service requests, enabling the use of our websites etc. In order to improve your interactions with MEPA it may be that information collected on or websites are combined with information which we have captured by other means.

Website improvement | We use your personal information, if necessary, to improve our website and products or services from MEPA connected with it or to facilitate the use of our websites by ensuring that the same information must not be entered repeatedly or that the websites correspond to your special ideas and interests.

Messages | With your consent, we can use your information captured via our websites in order to inform you about products and services of MEPA. When capturing information by means of which we might contact you about our products and services, you will always be given the possibility to decide against receiving such messages. Furthermore, every email communication sent by us contains a link by means of which you can unsubscribe to receive the relevant messages. In case of unsubscribing an email communication, you will be removed within 10 working days from the relevant mailing list.

Usage of Google Analytics | This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google Inc. (www.google.de). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that allow analysis of your use of the website, such as "Cookies", text files that are stored on your computer. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, however, Google will previously abbreviate it in Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be passed on to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. The anonymised IP address passed on from your browser within the bounds of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data of Google.

Privacy statement for the use of YouTube | Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. During the process, the Youtube server is informed about which of pages you have visited. If you are logged in your YouTube account, you will make it possible for YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent that from happening by logging out of your YouTube account. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Usage of Facebook Tracking | With your consent, we will use Conversion Tracking and Custom Audience Pixel of the Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) within our internet presence. That way, the behaviour of internet users can be tracked after they were transferred to the website of the provider by clicking the Facebook advertisement. This process serves to evaluate the effectiveness of the Facebook advertisements for statistical and market investigation purposes and can contribute to optimise future advertising measures. The collected data is anonymous to us, so it does not provide any conclusions to the identity of the user. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profiles is possible and Facebook can use the data for own advertising purposes according to the Facebook data use policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). You can make it possible for Facebook and their partners to place advertising on and outside Facebook. Furthermore, a cookie can be stored on your computer for these purposes. Only users who are older than 13 years may give their consent to use Pixel. In case you are younger, please ask your parents or legal guardian for consent.

Use of cookies and web beacons | Cookies are small files which save the websites on your hard disk or in the memory of your browser. On our sites, we only use temporary cookies which are deleted after the end of a session. We do not use cookies to save personal data. In case you have disabled cookies in your browser, you will not be able to use some functions (e.g. the article list function in the product database). Our sites may also contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called "Single-Pixel-Gifs") that allow us to count the number of users who have visited those pages. MEPA may use web beacons in advertising emails and newsletters to determine whether the messages were opened or actions were carried out.

Disclosure of personal information | With the exception of the following cases, information which you have provided via our websites to MEPA will not be disclosed to other companies outside of MEPA, to its subsidiary companies and affiliated companies without your approval.

Disclosure of information to service providers | MEPA commissions other companies to carry out services on our behalf, such as website hosting, sending information, processing transactions and analysing our websites. These companies will exclusively receive that information which they require to render the relevant service. These companies and their employees are prohibited from using the data for any other purposes.

Disclosure of information to distributors | Within the bounds of processing one of the inquiries received from you it may occur that we disclose your personal data to companies which distribute our products. In such cases, we exclusively provide such information to these companies which are necessary to process your inquiry. These companies and their employees are prohibited from using the data for any other purposes.

Application | In connection with an application or job inquiry it may be that you send us information about you, for example a curriculum vitae. This information may be used within the company MEPA, its subsidiary companies and affiliated companies to evaluate your application. We save your data for future use, unless you instruct us otherwise.

Disclosure of information for other reasons | We may disclose personal data provided that this is done within the bounds of legal requirements or it is assumed that this measure is necessary for the following reasons: Adherence to legal obligations or directives, protection of our rights and property or urgent circumstances for the protection of personal safety of a person.

Safety | MEPA very much ensures the safety of your data. We use a number of different safety technologies and procedures in order to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, misuse or inadmissible disclosure. So your personal data, for example, is saved on computer systems with limited access which are located in facilities with strict access controls.

Viewing personal information | In some cases you can view and change, if necessary, the personal data provided via our websites by visiting the site where you had originally entered such information. In all cases, it is possible to view and change your personal information captured on our websites or to ask MEPA to not use it any more by filling out our form under “Contact” and writing a corresponding request. We take certain measures, if necessary, to check your identity prior to granting you access to your personal data. You can help us to keep your information updated by informing us about any changes of your mail address, phone number or email address.

Consent to international transmission of personal information | The personal data captured on our websites may be provided to every country in which MEPA, its affiliated companies, subsidiary companies or contractors maintain branch offices. There the data can also be saved and processed by us. MEPA has committed to safeguard data protection, also if the laws on the protection of personal data in those countries are different from the ones in your country. By using our websites and transmitting your data you agree that your data may also be transmitted to an other country.

Information from children | MEPA does not knowingly collect personal information from children. The target groups of the websites where information is captured are not children.

Links to other websites | Our websites may contain links to other websites, e.g. to MEPA distributors and affiliated distribution companies, professional associations and government agencies as well as publications. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other sites.

Enforcement of this privacy statement | If you have questions about this privacy statement or our handling of your personal data, please feel free to contact us (see "Contact"). We will immediately deal with the matter brought forward by you and strive to find a satisfactory solution.

Changes to this privacy statement | MEPA can update the present privacy statement at irregular intervals. In this case, the date of the last update is adjusted at the beginning and end of this document. We will obtain your opt-in consent for any updates to this privacy statement that materially expand the sharing or use of your personal information in ways not disclosed in this privacy statement at the time of collection.


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