Privacy Policy

The operator of this site takes the privacy of your personal data very seriously. We handle your data in a confidential manner and in accordance with legal data protection regulations set out in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (TMG), as well as this privacy statement.

It is generally possible to use our website without providing any data. In places where personal data (such as name, address, email addresses, and also, where applicable, usage data such as IP address) is collected, this is always done, as much as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be given to third parties without your prior consent.

Personal data is colected to enable users to:

  • Watch webinars
  • Receive the newsletter
  • Use contact forms
  • Request an evaluation license
  • Sign up to the press distribution list

We wish to make clear that data transfer online (e.g. via email communication) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data from third party access is not possible.

If you commission us to render a service or to send goods, we will principally only collect and store your personal data insofar as this is necessary to render the service or carry out the contract. For this purpose-related data use, we may need to pass on your personal data to a company that we use to render the service or execute the contract. This can include parties such as transport companies.

Upon full completion of the contract, your data will be blocked and deleted in accordance with tax and commercial law regulations, provided that you have not expressly consented to any additional use of your data.

We also take data protection within the company itself very seriously. Our employees and contracted service providers are obligated to comply with confidentiality and privacy regulations.

Cookies

Websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective, and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are archived on your computer and saved in your browser.

The type of cookies we mainly use are so-called "session cookies". These are automatically deleted once you leave our site. Other cookies remain saved on your device until you delete them yourself. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser upon your next visit to our site.

You can set up your browser so that you are informed about saving cookies and only enable cookies in individual cases, activate the acceptance of cookies for specific cases, or exclude them altogether, as well as activate a function that automatically deletes cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of this website.

Server Log Files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files that your browser automatically transfers to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • The operating system you use
  • Referrer URLs
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Server time request

This data is not attributable to particular persons. This data will not be combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to review this data at a later date if concrete evidence of unlawful use becomes known to us.

Request form

If you use our request form to send us a request about issuing an evaluation license, adding your address to our press distribution list, or asking for support, the information you enter in the request form, including the contact data you provide, will be saved for the purpose of processing your request and any further questions. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

Newsletter data

Our newsletter is used to inform you about us and our services such as webinars, trade fairs, and news about our company and our tools.

If you would like to receive the newsletter, you will be required to provide a valid email address as well as information that allows us to check that you are the owner of the provided email address or rather that the owner of the email address provided agrees to receive the newsletter. Your IP address will also be transmitted. No further data will be collected. This data will only be used to send the newsletter.

When you sign up for the newsletter, we will save your IP address and the date of your registration. This data serves only as evidence in the event that a third party misuses an email address and subscribes to the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorized party.

You can revoke your granted consent to store data and your email address, as well as to use your email address to send the newsletter, at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter or by contacting us via the following email address: inga.toeller@model-engineers.com

We use the newsletter software from service provider CleverReach (Cleverreach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany) to create and manage the newsletter. Cleverreach is a member of the Certified Senders Alliance:
https://www.cleverreach.com/en/features/whitelisting-quality-and-spam-tests/

The required data of the newsletter recipients will be hosted on a CleverReach server, in an area that we have password-protected access to. The CleverReach terms of service serve as the contractual basis between us and CleverReach:
https://www.cleverreach.com/en/terms-of-service/

CleverReach therefore ensures that the company neither accesses the data of the newsletter recipients nor uses it in any other way. We transfer names and email addresses to CleverReach solely for the purpose of sending our newsletter. CleverReach stores data in such a way that other CleverReach customers or third parties have no access to it. You can find more information in the CleverReach privacy policy:
https://www.cleverreach.com/en/privacy-policy/

By using the registration form on this website, you declare that you agree to the processing of data by CleverReach to the extent indicated.

Webinars

In order for users to be able to watch the webinars that we offer, we collect the contact data that is provided in the form and transfer this to our customer database. By entering your data into this form, you consent to having your data transferred and processed for this purpose. In addition, by submitting your contact data and watching the video, you consent to receiving the MES newsletter and personalized email campaigns. The email campaigns contain information about webinars, training workshops, and news. You can unsubscribe at any time via the link provided in the newsletter or email. The tool used for this is CleverReach. You can find more information in the CleverReach privacy policy: https://www.cleverreach.com/en/privacy-policy/

To stream the MES webinar series and manage registration thereof, we use the Cisco WebEx Meeting Center. The data entered during registration is stored in the Cisco WebEx Meeting Center and is then transferred to the MES customer database. You can find more information in the Cisco WebEx Meeting Center privacy policy: https://www.cisco.com/c/en_dz/about/legal/privacy-full.html

Google Analytics

This website uses functions from the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. You can find more information about this directly on Google’s website.

These are text files that are saved to your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. Information about your use of this website gathered by cookies is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

More information about how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Browser plugin

You can prevent cookies from being saved via a relevant setting in your browser software; we wish to advise you that by doing this, you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the following browser plugin:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. This will set an “opt-out cookie”, which prevents your data from being collected during any future visit to this website: deactivate Google Analytics

Order data processing

We have concluded an agreement for order data processing with Google and are fully implementing the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

IP anonymization

We use the “activation of IP anonymization” function on this website. This means your IP address will however be truncated by Google beforehand within the area of member states of the European Union or other parties to 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 truncated. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator to evaluate how you use the website to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services to the website operator relating to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.

Google AdWords conversion tracking

We use the online program “Google AdWords” and its conversion tracking feature on our website. Conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). If you click on an advertisement displayed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie will be saved on your computer. These cookies are only valid for a limited time, do not contain any personal data, and therefore cannot be used to identify you personally. If you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can tell that you clicked on the advertisement and were directed to that page. Each Google AdWords customers receives a different cookie, so it is not possible for cookies to be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers.

The information that is collected using the conversion cookie is used for the purpose of creating conversion statistics. As part of this, we learn about the total number of users who have clicked on one of our ads and were directed to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive any information that could be used to personally identify a user. Processing is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR out of a legitimate interest in targeted advertising and the analysis of the impact and efficiency of this advertising.

For reasons arising from your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) f of the GDPR.

In addition, you can also prevent cookies from being saved by selecting the applicable settings in your browser software. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

You can also opt out of personalized advertisements in Google’s ads settings. Instructions on how to do this can be found here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en

SSL encryption

For security reasons, and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as a site operator, this website uses an SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection when the browser’s address bar changes from “http://” to “https://” and you see a padlock icon in your browser.

If the SSL encryption is activated, the data you have transmitted to us cannot be accessed by third parties.

Right to information, deletion, blocking

You are entitled to information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose of data processing and the right to correct, block, or delete this data, at any time and free of charge. You can contact us at any time about this, or with any further questions relating to personal data, by using the address provided under the Imprint section of this website.

Objection to promotional emails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the statutory Imprint for the transmission of advertising and information material not expressly requested. The operator of the website reserves the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as Spam emails.

Source: adapted from https://www.e-recht24.de
Translated by MES