The protection of your personal data is important to us. Therefore, we would like to inform you about the universally applicable data protection principles according to EU-GDPR at Fr. Meyer’s Sohn (GmbH & Co.) (hereinafter “FMS” or “us”, “we” and “our”).
Responsible in terms of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the member states and other data protection regulations is:
Grüner Deich 19
Phone: +49 40 2393 0
Fax: +49 40 2393 1366
Our universally applicable data protection declaration applies to both the initiation and processing of our business relationships as well as associated transactions and internal systems.
Fr. Meyer’s Sohn (GmbH & Co.) KG
Grüner Deich 19
20097 Hamburg | Germany
Fr. Meyer’s Sohn (GmbH & Co.) KG
Grüner Deich 19
20097 Hamburg | Germany
Group Data Protection Officer
Personal data are all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as your name, your phone number, your email or IP address. Information that we cannot relate to your person, e.g. by anonymizing the information, is not personal data.
We generally commit ourselves to the principle of data minimization. Data is only collected, processed, stored or transmitted by us to the extent necessary for initiating or carrying out business.
The processing of personal data always requires a legal basis or your consent. Your personal data provided in the course of initiating or conducting business is processed exclusively for these purposes in accordance with the applicable data protection provisions by our internal systems. The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b or Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), supplemented by the possibly applicable national legal regulations, for Germany e.g. Article 88 GDPR in conjunction with § 26 paragraph 1 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Processed personal data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of processing has been achieved and no legally required retention obligations have to be observed.
If you give consent, you can revoke your consent without giving reasons while maintaining confidentiality directly at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of revocation, your data covered by the consent will be deleted immediately. However, within the scope of a business relationship, we reserve the right to collect and request purpose-related personal data (phone number, email address) from you if necessary.
You can also direct a request for information without giving reasons while maintaining confidentiality directly to the email address email@example.com.
If you are in a business relationship with FMS, your data, as far as necessary, will be passed on to the relevant department or necessary internal systems for order processing. Your personal data will only be passed on to the extent necessary for efficient processing of your order.
Your data is stored on internal FMS servers. Access to your data is only possible by authorized persons in the context of the business relationship and by employees in the IT Operations department, as far as this is necessary to maintain the system (especially maintenance and repair work) and to ensure data security. All persons authorized to process personal data who can access your data are obliged to maintain confidentiality according to legal regulations. Your data will only be passed on to third parties (e.g., authorities) insofar as this is legally permissible, for example when the transfer is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which FMS is subject (Article 6 (1) lit. c GDPR).
Your personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the handling of a mutual business relationship. This does not apply if your personal data is subject to statutory retention obligations that require the data to be stored beyond the duration of the business relationship.
FMS has taken appropriate technical and organizational measures, considering the state of the art, the risks arising from the processing, and the protection of your data, to protect the personal data you provide in accordance with legal regulations, particularly Article 32 of the GDPR.
As a business partner, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR, and you have the following rights against FMS:
You have the right to access information about your personal data stored by FMS, which you can exercise by emailing our data protection officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. The information should include a copy of your data that, besides the existing data about you, also includes the recipients of the data, the purpose of storage, and all other legally required information according to Article 15 GDPR. At your special request, the data will be made available in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. The responsible IT department sets the standard for this.
You have the right to have your personal data corrected if it proves to be incorrect. Likewise, you can request the completion of incomplete personal data.
You have the right to deletion of your personal data under the following conditions:
The knowledge of the data is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose of storage;
You have withdrawn consent, and there is no other legal basis for processing;
The processing of personal data is unlawful;
You invoke a right to object based on a specific – to be justified – personal situation;
It concerns special personal data whose accuracy cannot be proven, or
There is another legal obligation to delete the data.
If there is an obligation to delete and the personal data have previously been made public, other data controllers should be informed about your request for deletion regarding all copies of your data.
You can request the restriction of processing of your data if
You dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period that allows FMS to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
The processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of personal data;
FMS no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
If you have lodged an objection to processing in accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR and it is not yet clear whether FMS’s legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.
If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, these data may be processed – apart from their storage – only with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of significant public interest of the Union or a Member State.
If the restriction of processing has been restricted according to the above conditions, FMS will inform you before the restriction is lifted. We will inform you about all measures taken in response to your respective request within one month at the latest.
If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you violates the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
FMS is committed to complying with the above points on data protection as described. If you have any questions or suggestions about data protection, please contact our data protection officer.
You can visit our websites without telling us who you are. We only know the name of your Internet Service Provider, the website from which you visit us, and the websites you visit with us. This information is evaluated for statistical purposes. You remain anonymous as an individual user. No personal data are collected on our websites that serve purely customer information.
Since no personal data are collected, no data export to states outside the EEA takes place.
Texts, images, graphics as well as the design and layout of these pages are copyrighted. Unauthorized use, reproduction or transmission of individual content or entire pages will be prosecuted under both criminal and civil law.
Cookies are small text files that are sent from a web server to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. With the exception of the internet protocol address, no personal data of the user is stored. This information serves to automatically recognize you on your next visit to our websites and to facilitate your navigation. When you visit our websites, our web servers automatically save general information of an anonymized nature for marketing and optimization purposes. This includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, the IP address assigned to you by your internet service provider, the website from which you visit us, the websites you visit with us, as well as the date and duration of the visit. This information does not allow any further conclusions about your person. Personal data is only stored if you provide it to us voluntarily, for example during registration, a survey, or to carry out a contract. The data is not used to personally identify the visitor of this website and is not combined with data about the bearer of the pseudonym. The data storage can be objected to at any time with effect for the future.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
IP anonymization is used on this website. The IP address of the users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This shortening eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. Within the framework of the agreement on commissioned data processing, which the website operators have concluded with Google Inc., it uses the collected information to evaluate the use of the website and website activity and provides services associated with the use of the internet.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You have the option to prevent the storage of the cookie on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. It is not guaranteed that you can access all functions of this website without restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies. Alternatively, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about you within this website by clicking here. By clicking on the above link, you download an “Opt-Out-Cookie”. Your browser must therefore fundamentally allow the storage of cookies. If you regularly delete your cookies, you will need to click on the link again every time you visit this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
You can find more information on the use of data by Google Inc. here:
Transmission of data on the Internet still poses a risk. Information that you send unencrypted by Electronic Mail (E-Mail) to Fr. Meyer’s Sohn (GmbH & Co.) KG can be read, saved and misused by third parties along the way. Therefore, please do not send any confidential information without using an encryption program. If you have further questions on the topic of “data protection at Fr. Meyer‘ Sohn (GmbH & Co.) KG”, please contact our company’s data protection officer.
The use of our web-based supply chain management system Cargo Cube involves the collection, processing and storage of personal data to a small extent.
We need some of the data to set up and manage your user account or to set up individual services. Other – especially technical – data, however, are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the web application. We need this data to ensure error-free provision of the system.
As soon as you visit our web application at www.fms-logistics.com/scm/login.html, information that your browser automatically transmits to our servers is collected and stored. This includes:
Date, time and time zone of access
URI of the request
For error analysis and troubleshooting, we use additional logging and debugging outputs, which are temporarily stored in server log files. These log outputs are not assigned to any user and are deleted after ten days.
These data are not merged with other data sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
To enable access or to clearly identify your user account, we collect, process and store the following personal data:
Cookies are small text files that a website can place or store locally on a visitor’s computer. When calling up individual pages, Cargo Cube uses so-called temporary cookies to facilitate navigation. These session cookies do not contain any personal data and expire after the session ends. Cargo Cube uses only session cookies to maintain the technical status of the application.
In our dashboard views, cookies are used to temporarily store the display status of components. These cookies are valid beyond the session lifespan, but do not contain any personalized data, but only state descriptions like “off”, “on” or “collapsed” to load certain areas (e.g., filters) expanded. The values of the “usability cookies” therefore do not contain any personal information.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. However, we would like to point out that disabling cookies may restrict the functionality of the web application.
Fr. Meyer’s Sohn is present and active within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with interested parties and users and inform them about the activities and services of Fr. Meyer’s Sohn. To comply with the obligation of transparency, we inform here about the processing and use of your personal data, as far as we know and can influence it.
On our website, we use a link to our LinkedIn fan page. Co-responsible for the operation of our LinkedIn page is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Fr. Meyer’s Sohn cannot trace which user data LinkedIn collects. Nor does Fr. Meyer’s Sohn have full access to the collected data or your profile data. Only the public information of your profile is visible. You decide which these are in your LinkedIn settings.
Fr. Meyer’s Sohn receives anonymous statistics from LinkedIn for legitimate interest about the use and utilization of the page. The following information is provided:
Followers: Number of people following the LinkedIn company page – including growth and development over a defined period of time.
Reach: Number of people who see a specific post; number of interactions on a post.
Ad performance: Number of people who have been reached with a paid ad.
We use these statistics, from which we cannot draw conclusions about individual users, to continuously improve our online offering on LinkedIn and to better respond to the interests of our users. We cannot link the statistical data with the profile data of our followers.
Fr. Meyer’s Sohn receives personal data via LinkedIn if you actively communicate this to us via a personal message or application via LinkedIn. We use your data (e.g., first name, last name) to respond to your concerns. Fr. Meyer’s Sohn also receives personal data via LinkedIn if you use a form with pre-filled fields with data from your profile to transmit the data to us and actively send the data to us by clicking on a button.
If you use our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChm5bqiKFrHzG34PETTa7LQ, please note the following: We use the technical platform and services of YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter “YouTube”) for the service offered there.
We would therefore like to point out that you use the service offered here and its functionalities at your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of interactive functions, such as sharing or commenting on videos.
Data about you can be collected via this social media channel through cookies, regardless of whether you have an account with YouTube or not. Your data can be passed on to Google Inc. (parent company of YouTube) in the USA by these cookies. Google is certified for the EU-US Privacy Shield, i.e. Google must maintain a standard of data protection for users in Europe that has been deemed comparable to the European standard by the European Commission. https://www.privacyshield.gov/
Please note that the provider may link personal data from one service with information and personal data from other Google services. More information can be found here: www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/example/combine-personal-information.html. Depending on your account settings, your activities on other websites and in apps may also be linked with your personal data to improve the provider’s services or the advertising displayed by the provider. More information can be found here: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/example/your-activity-on-other-sites-and-apps.html.
There is therefore no obligation to transmit your data to YouTube. However, not transmitting your data (e.g., by blocking cookies) may result in our being unable to offer you our social media channel or only being able to offer it to a limited extent. The processing of information using the cookie used by YouTube can be prevented by not allowing cookies from third parties or from YouTube in your own browser settings. Users of YouTube can influence to what extent their user behavior can be recorded when visiting our YouTube channel in the settings for advertising preferences. Other options are offered by the YouTube settings or the form for the right of objection.