All information, data, documents and similar statements (“Information”) on the websites of MÄHREN AG are subject to the following provisions:
1. Data privacy
The protection of personal data such as names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses is an important concern to MÄHREN AG. Accordingly, we are operating our websites in compliance with the laws governing data protection and data security.
1.1 Personal data
Without the user’s consent, personal data is not collected via our websites. The user decides whether or not to disclose personal data in the context of any registration, survey, purchase order or similar. A user’s personal data is used exclusively for the purpose of replying to his inquiries, processing purchase orders or giving him access to specific data or offers. For customer care purposes it may be necessary to store, process and use personal data within MÄHREN AG to enable us to better deal with the user’s requirements or to improve our products and services. MÄHREN AG will neither sell to any third party nor otherwise market personal data of users. Should a user not agree to the use by us of his personal data to the extent described above, he may inform us of this at any time. The user’s data will then be blocked accordingly with immediate effect. At the user’s request, we will provide written information as to the extent to which we have stored personal data about him. Personal data will be disclosed to any third party only in the context of mandatory legal regulations. Our employees are sworn to secrecy.
1.2 Information gathered automatically which is not personal data
When accessing a website of MÄHREN AG, Information may occasionally be collected automatically which is not assigned to a certain person (in particular the internet browser and the operating system which are used; the name of the customer’s internet service provider; the website from where the customer visits the websites). MÄHREN AG uses this Information to improve the attractiveness of its own websites.
When you visit a website of MÄHREN AG, Information may be stored on your computer in the form of cookies that automatically recognise you next time you visit the website. Cookies enable adjustment of a website to the customer’s interests or storage of user data to avoid the need of repeated entry of such data each time the user visits the website. Should you disagree to this procedure, please make settings in your internet browser, so that it will delete cookies from your computer’s hard disk or block all cookies or warn you when a cookie is about to be stored.
1.4 Data privacy on the internet
The World Wide Web is a publicly accessible system. If personal data is disclosed on-line, this is done at the user’s risk. The data may be lost on the way or get into the hands of unauthorised third parties. MÄHREN AG takes all precautions to guarantee the security of personal data. Your data is conscientiously protected against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access or unauthorised disclosure.
1.5 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The Information about your use of the website generated by the cookies (including your IP address) is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. Google will use this Information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities for use by the website operators and to provide other services in connection with the use of the website and the internet. Also, Google may transmit this Information to third parties where this is required by law or where third parties process that data on behalf of Google. On no account will Google link your IP address to other data which Google stores. Your can prevent the installation of the cookies by making appropriate settings in your browser software. However, we point out that in that case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing by Google of the data gathered about you in the way described above and for the purposes named above.
With respect to the Information on the websites, MÄHREN AG does not make any statement as to the suitability of the Information for a certain purpose. The Information is provided to the user “as is” and without any warranty irrespective of legal basis. The Information provided on the websites is not an offer in the legal sense. MÄHREN AG reserves the right to supplement the websites of MÄHREN AG at any time and to change or delete Information. MÄHREN AG does not assume any warranty that Information, software or other materials (“Download”) obtained via the websites of MÄHREN AG is free from viruses or harmful components. Any claim for damages against MÄHREN AG in connection with the Information provided on these websites, irrespective of legal basis, in particular from positive violation of a contractual duty, from breach of a duty in contract negotiations or in tort are ruled out. This does not apply in any case of mandatory liability such as under the product liability act and in cases of wilful intent, gross negligence, lack of warranted quality or breach of a material contractual obligation. However, any damages for breach of a material contractual obligation are limited to the foreseeable damage typical for the contract, except in cases of wilful intent or gross negligence. The above provisions do not entail a change of the burden of proof to the detriment of the user.
3. Liability for links
The websites of MÄHREN AG contain links to other internet sites not operated by MÄHREN AG. These external websites contain Information provided by natural and/or juristic persons who are legally distinct from MÄHREN AG. MÄHREN AG is not responsible for the contents of these websites and does not approve of, support or confirm the Information contained on external websites or on any address linked on external websites. Other brands mentioned on the websites of MÄHREN AG are the product, company or brand names of their respective owners. Any and all rights not expressly granted to the user remain reserved to the respective owner. 4. Copyright Users of the website of MÄHREN AG are entitled to use, copy and without change process the documents, graphics etc. available on these sites, provided the copyright of MÄHREN AG is provided on any piece of such Information and the Information is used exclusively for the information of the users and the content of the Information is used exclusively for non-commercial purposes, no part of the Information available is changed and none of the graphics available on the websites are used, copied or processed in a way detached from the full text accompanying it.