Main plant and distribution
Rolandsecker Weg 37
Phone: +49 (0) 22 24 / 929 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 22 24 / 929 - 149
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
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.
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.
Name and contact details of the person responsible for processing and of the company data protection officer | This data protection information applies to the data processing by: Person responsible: Company MEPA – Pauli und Menden GmbH (hereafter: MEPA), Rolandsecker Weg 37, D-53619 Rheinbreitbach, Germany, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: +49 (0) 22 24 / 929 - 0, Fax: +49 (0) 22 24 / 929 - 149. The company data protection officer of MEPA can be contacted at the address Rolandsecker Weg 37 D-53619 Rheinbreitbach, attn. of Mr Bastian Körfer, or respectively at email@example.com.
Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their usage | Generally, you can visit the websites of MEPA without having to enter any 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.
Automatically recorded information when visiting the website | We record 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. We will process this data for the following purposes: Ensuring the smooth establishment of a connection to the website, ensuring the convenient use of our website, evaluation of system security and stability as well as for other administrative purposes. The legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6 Section 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
In case of registering for of our newsletter | With your permission according to Art. 6 Section 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, we use the information on you recorded through our websites to inform you of the 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.
In case of using our press contact form | In case of press inquiries, we offer you the possibility to contact us via a form provided on the website. Stating your name, a valid email address and your concern is required so that we know who sent the request and can respond to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is based on your voluntarily granted consent in accordance with Article 6 Section 1 S 1 lit a GDPR. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will automatically be deleted after your request has been processed.
Customer service | For using our customer service, you have the option to download a fax form for customer service notification. 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 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. 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. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is based on your voluntarily granted consent in accordance with Article 6 Section 1 S 1 lit a GDPR. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will automatically be deleted after your request has been processed.
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. You can revoke your consent at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The stored data will be automatically deleted 12 months after your application at the latest.
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. They and their employees are strictly prohibited from using this data for any other purpose (Article 6 Section 1 S 1 lit b GDPR). 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 (Article 6 Section 1 S 1 lit c GDPR), protection of our rights and property (Article 6 Section 1 S 1 lit f GDPR) or urgent circumstances for the protection of personal safety of a person, after granting your consent (Article 6 Section 1 S 1 lit a GDPR), as well as this is legally permissible and, according to Article 6 Section 1 S 1 lit b GDPR, is required for the processing of contractual relationships with you.
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. Provided that your consent to transfer data is not available, the transfer of data does not serve to fulfil the contract or the transfer of data is required to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims, we transfer the data only if suitable guarantees or an adequacy decision is available. A suitable guarantee according to Article 46 GDPR is available if the EU standard data protection clauses enacted by the EU Commission have been finished or if a certification by means of “Privacy Shields” is available.
Rights of the persons affected | You have the right:
Right of objection | If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Section 1 S 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 21 GDPR, if there are reasons, which arise from your particular situation, or if the objection is directed against direct advertisement. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without the need to specify a particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an email to email@example.com.
Safety | Within the website visit, MEPA uses the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the respectively highest encryption which is supported by your browser. Generally, it is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256 bit encryption, we will draw on the 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether an individual page of our internet appearance is transmitted encrypted, you can recognise by the representation of the key or padlock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser. Incidentally, we make use of suitable technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by any third party. Our security measures are continuously improved according to the technological development.
Topicality and modifications to this data protection declaration | This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status of June 2018. Due to further development of our website and offers or on the basis of changed legal or official regulations, it may become necessary to modify this data protection declaration. The current data protection declaration can be called up and printed from our website at www.mepa.de/service/impressum.
Tracking Tools | 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. The tracking measures listed below and used by us are implemented on the basis of Article 6 Section 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Using the tracking measures below, we intend to ensure that our website is designed to meet requirements and is continually optimised. Also, we use the tracking measures to record the use of our website statistically and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate under the aforementioned provision. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.
For the purposes of marketing and optimisation, the products and services of the wiredminds GmbH, Lindenspürstraße 32, 70176 Stuttgart (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. Notes on data protection with wiredminds can be obtained from: www.wiredminds.de/datenschutzhinweis/
Usage of Google Analytics | This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). 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, such as browser type, operating system used, referrer URL (previously visited page), host name of accessing computer (IP address), time of server inquiry, is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on advertising activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and of the Internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these Internet pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties, provided this is legally required, or to the extent that such third parties process the information. 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. You can prevent the installation of cookies by the appropriate setting of the browser software; however, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in this case. You can also prevent cookie-generated data about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being passed on to Google, and prevent this data from being processed by Google, by downloading and installing the browser add-on available at the following link: (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de). As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking this link. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie applies only in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found at Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).