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.
We point out to the fact that, apart from normal legal proceedings, there is also the possibility of extrajudicial resolution of disputes pursuant to EU Regulation 524/2013. Details about this can be found in the EU Regulation 524/2013 and at the internet address: ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. We point out to the fact that, pursuant to § 36 VSBG (Consumer Dispute Settlement Act), we are not obliged to take part in extrajudicial procedures for the settlement of disputes before a consumer arbitration board.
1. Name and contact details of the person responsible for data processing
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: email@example.com, 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 Tido Günther, or respectively at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Rights of the persons affected
You have the right:
to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. Provided that we process your data, you may in particular obtain information about the purposes of processing; the category of personal data; the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, particularly with recipients in third countries; the planned retention period or the criteria for their definition; the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection; the existence of a right of appeal with a supervisory authority; the origin of your data, if this has not been collected by us, and requires the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about its detail;
to immediately request the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR;
to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is particularly necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal datain accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need this to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR and it has not been determined yet if our legitimate reasons are greater than your interests;
to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request their transfer to another controller pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, provided that the processing is based on your consent or a contract and the processing takes place by means of an automated process;
to revoke your consent provided to us at any time pursuant to Art. 7 Section 3 GDPR. As a result, we would then no longer be allowed to continue processing the data obtained previously based on this consent and
to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our headquarters.
3. 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 case mentioned first we will not process your data, unless we can prove compelling reasons for the processing which outweigh your interests, freedoms and rights and or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. 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.
4. Disclosure of data
Transmission of your personal data to third parties does not take place for other purposes than listed in the following. We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:
You have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,
the disclosure pursuant to Article 6 para 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR is required for assertion, exercise or advocacy of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest, worthy of protection, in not disclosing your data,
in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and
this is legally permissible and required under Article 6 para 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR for the execution of contractual relationships with you. Apart from that, our order processors obtain your personal data for processing bound by instructions as far as this is necessary for the execution of the contract. Our order processors do not have an own right to use data.
5. Data security
Within the website visit, we use 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 or by using https before the address of our (sub-) website. 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.
6. Third countries
Data will be transferred to third countries exclusively according to legal regulations. Provided that we execute our contract, data will be made available to third parties. Suitable guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR or an adequacy decision pursuant to Art. 45 GDPR are not necessary for this. 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 is available, for example, 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. The legal basis include Art. 45 and 46 GDPR.
1. When visiting the website
When you call up our website, data will be automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser being used on your terminal. This information is temporarily saved in a so-called logfile. In the process, the following data is collected without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically deleted:
IP address of the enquiring computer,
Date and time of access,
Name and URL of the file retrieved,
Website from which the access takes place (referrer URL),
Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of the access provider.
We will process this data for the following purposes:
Ensuring a smooth connection establishment of the website,
Ensuring comfortable usage of our website,
Evaluation of the system safety and stability as well as
for further administrative purposes.
The legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6 Section 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest exists in the operation of our website and the representation of our company connected with it.
Deletion of your data will take place, once it is not required for the stated purposes any more, but 6 months at the latest.
2. When using of our contact form for press contact
In case of press inquiries, we offer you the possibility to contact us via a form provided on the website. Stating a valid email address and your surname is required so that we know who sent the request and can respond to it. Further information (first name and phone number) 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.
3. When subscribing to our newsletter
Provided that you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, we will use your email address to regularly send our newsletter to you. For the subscription to our newsletter, it is required to state an email address, your name, your postal code and your “customer status”. We will process your name in order to be able to address you personally. We need your customer status and your postal code in order to be able to send you the right thematic newsletter. It is possible to unsubscribe at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your unsubscribe request at any time by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will store your data until revocation of your data.
4. When submitting an application
It is particularly important for MEPA to guarantee maximum protection of your personal data. By means of technical and organisational measures, all personal data collected and processed within the framework of an application with MEPA is protected against unauthorised access and manipulation.
We need your personal data in the application documents in order to be able to take you into consideration as applicant in the application process and to check if you come into question as an employee of our company. If you provide information that go beyond the required information, your provide them voluntarily and declare your consent to us to process them.
The legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 lit. a and b GDPR. Revocation of your consent is possible at any time. You can revoke your consent at any time by sending an email to email@example.com.
After completion of the application process, we will store your documents for further 4 months for evidence purposes. For a possible conclusion of an employment contract, it is necessary that you provide your personal data in the application documents. Otherwise, we cannot take into account your application within the application process.
5. When registering on our website
It is possible for you to register as a user on our website. The information is required to provide access to you and provide our offerings. The legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. You can adjust the information in your user profile at any time. We will process your data for the period during which you are registered as a user. If you do not provide the required information, you will not be able to register as a user.
6. When using the order form for the “MEPA Chip Collection Box”
The information in the order form (company, title, name and address) is required to check your order and conclude the contract with your. The legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. Without this data, we cannot conclude the contract with you.
We will store the data for the duration of contract processing. After that, we will store the data for the duration of legal retention periods.
7. When registering for a seminar
It is possible for you to register on our website for our seminars, which are addressed to all professionals from the field of sanitary technology. To register for a seminar, it is necessary to state your company, the company address, your phone number, your email address and the name of the participant. This data will be processed by us for the planning and execution of the seminars. Therefore, processing of your data takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. Following completion of the seminars, your data will be deleted, unless we are legally required to retain this data (for example for tax reasons).
8. When registering for an online seminar
It is possible for you to register for our webinars on our website. Both for the registration and execution of the seminars, we use the tool “Webinaris” of the Webinaris GmbH (Bussardstr. 5, 82166 Gräfelfing). With the Webinaris GmbH, we have concluded an agreement for order processing. In conformity with our instructions, the Webinaris GmbH may use the data only for executing the webinars and not for own purposes. We do not use the tracking functions of this provider and only collect data which are required for seminar registration. This includes your first name and surname, your email address as well as the name and address of your company/employer. This data is necessary to check if you can take part in the webinar which is addressed to your company, to process the registration and the webinar and to send you a reminder to the webinar. The legal basis for processing this data is Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. With your consent, we will send you the training package following the webinar. The legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.
We will store your data as long as this is necessary for executing the webinar and beyond that only for the duration of the legal retention periods. In the event of your consent, we will store the data until your revocation or until the above-mentioned purpose, for which the data is collected, does not exist any more.
9. When using the “MEPA Profi Chat”
It is possible for you to take up contact with our experts via a chat on our website. For this purpose, we use the chat tool of the Baufragen Software GmbH, Königstraße 20, 83022 Rosenheim. With the Baufragen Software GmbH, we have concluded an agreement for order processing. The Baufragen Software GmbH may use the data only in conformity with our instructions and not for own purposes. 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 due to using the chat will automatically be deleted after processing the inquiry requested by you. If your inquiry aims at concluding a contract, Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR will serve as the legal basis. In this case, we will store your data for the duration of legal retention periods.
10. When making contact via WhatsApp Business
11. Cookies, analysis tools, plugins and other elements of third parties
a) Necessary First Party Cookies For one thing, the deployment of our necessary First Party Cookies serves to making the usage of our offering more pleasant to you. So we deploy so-called Session Cookies in order to recognise that you have already visited individual pages or our website. These cookies will be automatically deleted after leaving our site. Furthermore, we also deploy temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness which are stored for a particular, specified period on your end device. When you visit our site again to make use of our services, it will be automatically detected that you already visited out site and what entries and settings you had made in order to not having to enter them once again. This data will be deleted after 6 months at the latest. We process your data on the basis of our legitimate interest in the public image of our company about the website retrieved by you and to promote the user-friendliness. The legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Most browsers automatically accept these cookies. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies will be stored on your computer or a note will always appear before a cookie is created. Complete deactivation of cookies, however, can lead to the fact that the website will not be correctly shown or you cannot use all functions of our website.
b) Third Party cookies, analysis tools, plugins and other elements of third parties The Third Party cookies, analysis tools, plugins and other elements of third parties listed below and used by us will be used only with your express consent and thus on the basis of Article 6 Section 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your given consents at any time with future effect. To do so, you can change your settings here. Not giving or revoking the consent can lead to the fact that the website will not be correctly shown to you or you cannot use all functions of the website. Using the Third Party cookies, analysis tools, plugins and other elements of third parties, we intend to ensure that our website is designed to meet requirements and is continually optimised. Moreover, we use the tracking measures to record the use of our website statistically and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer. The relevant functional descriptions, possible recipients of the data, information about possible transfers into a third country and the storage period can be found in the following notes about the processing operations provided with Third Party cookies, analysis tools, plugins and other elements of third parties.
(1) Google Analytics
For the purpose of demand-oriented design and continual optimisation of our sites we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; in the following referred to as “Google“). In this context, pseudonymous usage profiles are created and cookies used (see point 4). The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website, such as • browser type/version, • operating system used, • referrer URL (previously visited page), • host name of accessing computer (IP address), • time of server inquiry, is 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. In no event, your IP address is amalgamated with other data of Google. The IP addresses are anonymised so that an assignment of date is not possible (IP masking). 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). The Google LLC is certified according to the Privacy Shield Agreement: www.privacyshield.gov/participant;
(2) Google Maps
This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. Provider of the map service is Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The integration of this plugin by us is done by means of the so-called two-click method to protect visitors to our website in the best possible way. This means that your personal data (particularly your IP address) is not already transmitted to Google when calling up the website. Rather, you must activate the integrated map only by a click. With this click, you give consent that the map with our company location is loaded and data is thus transmitted to Google. As a rule, your data is transferred non-anonymous to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. The Google LLC is certified according to the Privacy Shield Agreement: www.privacyshield.gov/participant
(3) Facebook Pixel
For conversion measurement, our website uses visitor action pixels and cookies of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). That way, the behaviour of website users can be tracked after they were transferred to our website by clicking on a Facebook advertisement. As a result, the effectiveness of the Facebook advertisements can be evaluated for statistical and market investigation purposes and optimised for future advertising measures. The collected data is anonymous to us as the operator of this website, so it does not provide any conclusions to the identity of the users. 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 usage policy. Thereby, Facebook can make it possible to place advertisements on Facebook sites as well as outside these networks. The usage of this data cannot be influenced by us as site operator. In the data protection notices of Facebook, you can find further notes about the protection of your privacy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
On our website, we use Social Plugins from YouTube LLC (901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA) a subsidiary of Google LLC. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), to raise awareness of our company. The plugins are indicated by a YouTube logo, for example in the form of a “YouTube camera” or a “Play” button. The integration of these plugins by us is done by means of the so-called two-click method to protect visitors to our website in the best possible way. This means that your personal data (particularly your IP address) is not already transmitted to YouTube when calling up the website. Rather, you must activate the integrated “buttons” only by a click. With this click, you give consent that a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Through this integrated plugin, YouTube receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a YouTube profile or are not currently logged in to YouTube. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a YouTube server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged into YouTube, YouTube can immediately link the visit on our website to your YouTube account. When you interact with the plugins, for example operate the “YouTube” button, this information is also transmitted directly to a YouTube server and stored there. Furthermore, the information is published on your YouTube account and shown to your contacts there. If you do not want YouTube to immediately link the data collected about our web appearance to your YouTube account, you must log out from YouTube before activating the plugins with YouTube. You can find further information on this in data protection declaration (https://www.youtube.de/t/privacy) of YouTube.
(5) Google Doubleclick
For the purpose of optimising our online marketing we use Google Doubleclick, a service of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; in the following referred to as “Google“). In this context, pseudonymous usage profiles are created and cookies used (see point 4). The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information is used to show you, in the Google advertising network, advertising which is in keeping with your interests. In no event, your IP address is amalgamated with other data of Google. The IP addresses are anonymised so that an assignment of date is not possible (IP masking). Further information about data protection, data processing through Google can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at: (https://policies.google.com/privacy). The Google LLC is certified according to the Privacy Shield Agreement: www.privacyshield.gov/participant
c) Google Tag Manager
Our website uses “Google Tag Manager”, a service of Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Irland (in the following referred to as "Google"). Google Tag Manager makes it possible for us a marketer to be able to administrate website tags via a user interface. The tool of Google Tag Manager which implements the tags is a domain without cookies and does not collect any personal data itself. Google Tag Manager ensures initiation of other tags which for its part possibly collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If, at domain or cookie level, a deactivation has been made, this will remain in force for all tracking tags which are implemented with Google Tag Manager.
12. Topicality and modification of this data protection declaration
This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status of June 2020. 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.
Data are loaded only from the MEPA server. No statistical data is collected. No external services are activated. It is possible for you to activate maps from Google Maps and YouTube videos by one click. At this point, data exchange with the respective service providers takes place.
External services are activated: Google Maps and Google YouTube (for this see the corresponding points in our Data Protection Declaration). Fundamental, anonymous statistical data is collected, by means of which we can provide you with a better and better web service (for this please see the point “Google Analytics” in our data protection declaration).
Fundamental, anonymous statistical data is collected, by means of which we can provide you with a better and better web service (for this please see the point “Google Analytics” in our data protection declaration). Moreover, further statistical data are collected in anonymous form (for this please see the point “Facebook” in our data protection declaration).