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Data protection

According to the DSGVO any forwarding of the data to third parties shall not take place. Personal datas are used by the Merkes GmbH exclusively and in necessary scope within the common business relationship.

Data Protection Statement of Merkes GmbH relating to the GDPR


1. Name and contact details of data controller

2. Collection and storage of personal data; type and purpose of use

3. Disclosure of data to third parties

4. Your rights as the person concerned

5. Your right of objection

6. Data processing via our website


1. Name and contact details of data controller

 The following Privacy Statement applies to us,

Merkes GmbH

Managing Director: Andreas Merkes

Holzkamper Weg 19

42699 Solingen, Germany

Phone: 0049-212 – 2 64 14 16

Fax: 0049-212 – 2 64 14 17

Email: a.merkes(at)merkes.de

as data controller.


2. Collection and storage of personal data; type and purpose of use

 If you commission us, the following information is collected:

– Title, first name, last name

– Name, corporate form and address of your company

– Business email address

– Business telephone number

– Business fax number

In addition, all information necessary for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with you is collected.

 Collection of personal data is carried out

– in order to identify you as our customer;

– in order to be able to properly advise you;

– in order to allow us to meet our contractual obligations towards you;

– in order to fulfil our legal obligations;

– for correspondence purposes;

– for billing purposes or, if necessary, within the framework of dunning processes;

– for purposes of permitted direct marketing;

– to assert possible claims against you.

The processing of personal data is based on your enquiry with us and is necessary for the above purposes in order for us to be able to process your order and to fulfil our obligations under the underlying contract.

Any personal data collected by us will be stored until the expiry of our legal obligation as merchants to store them (6, 8, or 10 years, starting from the end of the year in which the contractual relationship has expired) and will then be deleted, unless where we are obligated to longer storage in accordance with tax or commercial obligations to retain the data (according to the German Commercial Code, Criminal Code or Tax code) for a longer period, or if you have consented to further storage.


3. Disclosure of data to third parties

There will be no transfer of your personal data to third parties. Exceptions apply only insofar as this is necessary for the handling of contractual relations with you. This includes in particular the disclosure to service providers commissioned by us (i.e. data processors) or other third parties, the services of which are necessary for the execution of the contract (e.g. shipping companies). The data disclosed may be used by said third parties for the purposes mentioned exclusively.


4. Your rights as the person concerned

As the person concerned by the data processing, you have various rights:

– Right of cancellation: Your consent may be revoked at any time. In such a case, any data processing based on the withdrawn consent may no longer be continued in the future.

– Right to information: You may request information on your personal data processed by us. This applies in particular to the purposes of data processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of possible recipients, the storage duration, possibly the origin of your data, as well as the possible existence of automated decision making including profiling and, if applicable, any meaningful information about the respective details.

– Right of correction: You may request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us.

– Right of deletion: You may request the deletion of your personal data stored by us unless the processing of said data is 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 against legal claims;

– The right to restriction of processing: You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data insofar as the accuracy of the data is contested by you or the processing is unlawful, yet you reject their deletion. In addition, you have this right, if we no longer need the data, but you need them in order to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims. Furthermore, you have this right, if you have filed an objection to the processing of your personal data;

– Right to data portability: You may request that we send you your personal data, which you provided to us, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. Alternatively, you may request direct transmission of your personal data which you provided to us to another data controller, to the extent possible.

– Right of appeal: You may lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for us, e.g. if you believe that we handle your personal information in an unlawful manner. The authority responsible for us is:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit  Nordrhein-Westfalen Kavalleriestr. 2-4 • 40213 Düsseldorf Phone:   0049 0211 38424 -0 • Fax: 0049 0211 38424-10 e-mail:  poststelle(at)ldi.nrw.de Web:  www.ldi.nrw.de .

5. Your right of objection

If we process your personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest, you have the right to appeal against this processing. If you wish to exercise your right of objection, just send us a message in text form. You may write to us, send a fax or contact us by e-mail. Our contact details can be found under Item 1 of this Privacy Statement.


6. Data processing via our website

Within the meaning of data protection / the GDPR, your personal data submitted to us will not be passed on to third parties, and no so-called tracking analyses or other analyses of so-called electronic data traces will be carried out.