Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. This is why we at the Mathes GmbH & Co. KG to privacy law regulations. In this Privacy Policy, we will inform you about the purposes for which your data is collected and used, and how you can exercise your rights.
You may view and print this Privacy Policy at any time through the “Privacy Policy” link. Technical and organizational measures are used to secure our IT-systems against access and changes to ordistribution of your data by unauthorized persons and against loss and destruction.

Name and contact details of the controller:

Mathes GmbH & Co. KG
Büchel 29–31
52062 Aachen
Germany
Tel: +49 241 – 470301 0
Mail: info@mathes.de

Contact details of the data security officer:

Mr. Mathias Drösser
@-yet GmbH
Schloß Eicherhof
42799 Leichlingen
Mail: info@mathes.de

Processing Purpose and Legal Basis

We only save your data to respond to requests, to fulfill and execute contracts and for our own advertising purposes. Processing is carried out on the basis of current data protection laws.
If you have a request, would like to receive an offer from us or would like to conclude a contract with us, we will process your personal data. Depending on the type of contract, this may include your surname, first name, address, email address, telephone/fax number, and, if applicable, your date/place of birth, bank details and VAT ID number. We will save and process this data in our customer management system to fulfill and execute contracts and for our own advertising purposes. Your data will not be provided to other third parties.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics [Google Analytics has been deactivated with an opt-out Cookie] An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Use of Cookies

Our website uses session cookies to make it easier for you to use our website. Session cookies are small text files saved on your hard disk for the duration of your visit on our website that, depending on your browser settings, will be deleted when you close your browser. Cookies can be disabled through your browser settings. Session cookies will be deleted automatically after you close your browser. Persistent cookies will not be deleted when you close your browser.

Data Processing for Advertising Purposes

We only use your data for our own advertising purposes. We want to inform you about new products, our services and interesting events. We therefore also use your data to recommend certain products, services and events that might interest you in addition to your purchases. The assessment of your buying history and the sending of advertisements to existing customers by post or email will only be carried out for products and services of the Mathes GmbH & Co. KG, taking your legitimate interest into account. Emails are only sent with your permission which you may revoke at any time. Newsletters will only be sent to you with your permission. For more information about your rights, please see “Data Subject Rights.”

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you agree that we will regularly inform you by e-mail about current offers and informations of Mathes GmbH & Co.KG and interesting facts about furniture. (Legal basis: Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO) You can revoke your consent at any time, e.g. at the e-mail address info@mathes.de or by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any newsletter. When you register for the newsletter, we will record your e-mail address, your title and your e-mail address.

The newsletter is sent via “MailChimp”, a newsletter distribution platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their other data described in the context of this notice, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, MailChimp may use this data to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimisation of the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes in order to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them or pass them on to third parties.

MailChimp’s privacy policy can be found here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy

Statistical survey and analysis

The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are first collected. This information is used to technically improve the services on the basis of the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour on the basis of their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or access times.

The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our nor MailChimp’s aim to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our contents to them or to send different contents according to the interests of our users.

Data processing in the contact form

The Mathes GmbH & Co. KG. processes the data you enter in the contact form in order to process your request. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if this is necessary to fulfil your request. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data depends on your request and may result from a contract with you, your consent or a weighing of our legitimate interest in providing you with good service. We process your data until the revocation of your consent until your objection or until the settlement of your request. The processing of your request is not possible without your e-mail address to contact you. We use salutations and names to address you personally.

Personal Data Recipients

Within what is legally permissible, your personal data will be disclosed to the following companies:

  • Mail service providers, carriers, shipping companies, file/data disposal services
  • IT service providers for maintenance and software support
  • Providers of credit assessment, debt collection and dialog marketing services
  • Google Inc. (www.google.de/settings/ads/onweb), MailChimp

Data Storage Duration

We will save your data for as long as required for the respective purpose. Corresponding data deletion systems are available and permanently adjusted to legal and changed conditions.
If tax law requires storage periods for certain data that we process for the execution of purchase contracts (document data), the storage period will last 6 or 10 years. During this period, processing of the respective data will be limited. Such storage obligations will begin at the end of the calendar year in which the offer was submitted or the contract was fulfilled.

Data Subject Rights

Your rights as the data subject are assured by the Mathes GmbH & Co. KG.

Advertisement Refusal

You may refuse to have your data used for advertising purposes without incurring costs other than the base-rate transfer fees. You may contact the above mentioned security officer to submit your refusal.

Revocation of Permission

You may revoke your permission at any time for the processing of your personal data in the future. However, please note that any future purchase may require you to resubmit your data.

Right to Object

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data as performed under the following regulations and in line with your specific circumstances:

  • Processing is required for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or through the exercise of public authority entrusted to the controller or
  • Processing is required to safeguard the legitimate interests of the controller or of a third party if the interests or fundamental rights and basic freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the protection of the personal data, especially if the data subject is a child.

If you exercise your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can provide reasons for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Additional Rights

You are entitled to the following rights against the controller regarding your saved personal data:

  • Information
  • Correction
  • Deletion or processing limitation
  • Right to object to processing
  • Data portability
  • Right to complain to supervisory authorities.

Contacts: How Can I Exercise My Above-Stated Rights?

To exercise your rights, please contact the data security officer (see above).
We will process your requests immediately, free of charge and in accordance with any applicable legal regulations, and will then notify you regarding the measures we took.

Applicant Data Privacy

We collect and process personal information from applicants for the purpose of processing the application process. The processing can also be done digitally. This is always the case if an applicant sends us application documents digitally, for example by e-mail or via a web form that is possible on our website. If we conclude a contract of employment with applicants, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of the employment contract in compliance with the legal regulations. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted six months after completion of the application process, provided that deletion does not conflict with any other legitimate interests, such as a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act.

Automated decision-making

Currently we do not use automatic decision making or profiling.

Updates and Changes

This Privacy Policy must be updated from time to time to reflect current circumstances and legal developments. Please check this Privacy Policy before using our website to stay up-to-date in case of changes or updates.