In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO)

Name and address of the person in charge

Thank you for your interest in our company Merida & Centurion Germany GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "MCG"). Data 
protection has a particularly high priority for the management of MCG.

The responsible authority in the sense of the data protection laws is: 

Responsible party:
Blumenstraße 49-51
71106 Magstadt, GERMANY

Legal representative:
Mr. Wolfgang Renner 
Mr. Gerd Klose

The processing of personal data, such as contact data in the form of a data subject's name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number, shall always be in line with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable. By means of this data 
protection declaration, we would like to inform the public about the type, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are in-formed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.


Privacy information for consumers and customers

For the purpose of pre-contractual measures and/or order fulfilment or service provision, we process personal data such as address and contact data, information on conversations held, your requirements, offers and other information that we receive from you. In the case of B2B customers, we also process information, in particular, contact details of our contact per-sons. For the purpose of payment processing, we process, if required, data on your bank details. If external partners are involved in the provision of services or fulfilment of orders, the information necessary for the provision of their services may be passed on to them. IT systems such as ERP systems and financial account-ing software are used to process the information. Service providers have access to these systems for maintenance purposes. In such cases, we agree on the necessary contracts for order processing. Supplementary data protection information can be found in the other chapters of this data protection declaration.

Legal basis for processing personal data

For processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose, Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves as the legal basis for our company. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, for example with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in connection with inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example if a visitor received an injury in our premises and his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party as a result. In this case, the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations, which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases, are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary for the protection of a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not prevailing. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because the 
European legislators specifically mentioned them. In this re-spect, he took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the person in charge (recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).


Purposes of data processing by the person in charge and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those stated. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your consent to this,
  • the processing is necessary for the execution of a contract with you,
  • the processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation,
  • the processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests, and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data.

Transfer of data to third countries

We do not transfer personal data to countries outside the EU.


Deletion or blocking of the data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.


Legal or contractual requirements to provide the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that we must subsequently process. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if we con-clude a contract with him or her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the 
contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data, the data subject must contact us. We will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what the 
consequences of not providing personal data would be.


Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling. 


Your data subject rights

You can exercise the following rights at any time:

  • information about your data stored by us and its processing
  • correction of incorrect personal data
  • deletion of your data stored by us
  • restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations
  • objection to the processing of your data by us and
  • data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us
  • if you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future

You can file a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your residence, your work or the alleged violation. You can find a list of the supervi-sory authorities (for the non-public area) with address e.g. at:

E-Mail & Contact

If you use our services on the website and want to communicate with us via the e-mail contact form, you are required to enter your personal data:

Description and scope of data processing

You can contact us using the e-mail addresses provided, and In this case, your personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored in our system.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing the data is, if and as long as your consent is available, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR (see above III. (2) 1.).

The legal basis for processing the data that is transmitted as part of a sent e-mail is additionally Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR (see above III. (2) 5.). If the e-mail contact is already targeting the conclusion of an agreement, then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR (see above III. (2) 2.) is also an additional legal basis for processing.

Purpose of data processing

Processing personal data from an e-mail sent to us is used solely to process the contact. This also covers the necessary justified interest in processing the data if they are processed based on Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR.

Storage period

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer needed to achieve the purpose they were collected for in the first place. For personal data that was sent via e-mail, this is then the case if the respective conversation with the user is over. The conversation is over when it is understood from the circumstances that the relevant matter has been conclusively clarified.

Objection and removal options

You have the option of revoking your consent to have your personal data processed at any time. If you contact us using the e-mail contact form, you can request that your personal data no longer be stored. In such a case, however, the conversation cannot be continued. All personal data that was saved during the e-mail contact process will be deleted in this case.

SSL encryption

In order to protect your transmitted data, we use SSL encryption. You can identify this type of encrypted connection with the prefix “https://” in the page link in your browser’s URL line. All data that you transmit to our website – for example when using our contact forms – cannot be read by third parties thanks to SSL encryption.

Cookies used by us

Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user accesses a website, a cookie may be saved on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a character string that enables the browser to clearly identify the browser when the website is repeatedly accessed.

Technologically necessary cookies

We use technologically necessary cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Several elements from our website require that the browser accessing the site can also be identified after changing pages.
In the process, the following data are stored in the cookies and transmitted:

  • Language settings
  • Login information

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing personal data using cookies is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technologically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for the user. Several functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. To this end, it is necessary for the browser to be identified again after changing pages.

We need cookies for the following uses:

  • Acceptance of language settings
  • Bookmarking search terms
  • Storage of the contents of already visited pages for faster data transmission

The user data collected by technologically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles.

Storage period, objection and removal options

Cookies are stored on the user's computer which transmits them to our site. That is why you, as the user, have complete control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, the user may no longer have complete use of all functions on the website.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration on a regular basis so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introduc-ing new services. The most current version of our data protection information will then apply to any subsequent data processing.


Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions, please contact our Data Protection Officer:
Mr. Reiner Braun 
Tel: +491727005556