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Privacy Policy

Data protection
It is standard practice for us to handle your personal data responsibly. Therefore, we would like to inform you that your personal data are stored in automated files and used, in accordance with applicable national and European data protection regulations, to process your order. We will only store your files and use them for commercial purposes within our company if you grant us your explicit approval to do so. In this respect, you have the opportunity to submit your approval at all points on our web sites where personal data are requested. You can subsequently revoke your approval at any time by sending us an e-mail or letter. In general, the Melitta group of companies does not require you to provide any personal data to use its web sites. This means that the web sites can be viewed without any special registration.

Competitions, newsletter, contact
In certain cases, the collection, processing and use of personal data is essential for participation in a competition, the requesting of newsletters, or the delivery of material and samples. The Melitta group of companies only gather data that are necessary for processing. Beyond that, if you have not consented to us storing your data for commercial purposes, it will only be used for the specific purpose intended, e.g. if you have entered a competition, your data will only be used in the process of determining the winner of the competition and will then be deleted immediately.

No forwarding to third parties
The Melitta group of companies promises to handle your data in the strictest confidence. We do not pass on your data to third parties, either through sale, hire, exchange or other forms of provisioning.

Download
Programs are downloaded at your own risk. To the extent legally permissible, the Melitta group of companies accepts no liability for damage arising from the installation and/or use of software obtained from the download area. Despite up-to-date virus checks, we accept no liability for damage and harm caused by computer viruses within the scope of legal regulations.

Cookies
"Cookies" are small text files that simplify the use of our online services. Our cookies do not contain any personal information, hence, your privacy remains protected. They contain neither your e-mail address, nor do they inform us who you are. Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can change the settings of your browser to prevent this.

Logging
Your access to this web site is logged. The Melitta group of companies reserves the right to use this information solely for anonymous statistical evaluations in order to enhance its services and web sites.

Right to information
You have the right to receive information on data stored about you at any time. This includes the origin and the recipients of your data as well as the purpose of the data processing. Please send your enquiry in writing or by email to the address in the imprint on our website.

Google Analytics & AdWords
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). 
Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 
In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. 
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. 
On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. 
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html . Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).