Data protection declaration

General declaration

We naturally respect the privacy of persons who visit this website. In order to constantly improve the information we provide you, we collect, use and store personal data exclusively in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the following we inform you of the nature, scope and purpose of our activities relating to the collection and use of data.

Collection and processing of data

When you access our website and download data, this is logged on our servers. This data is stored for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following data is logged: name of the file downloaded, date and time of the download, volume of data transferred, notification of successful download, web browser and the querying domain. The IP addresses of the querying computers are also logged.

Additional personal data is only recorded if the user of the website and/or customer voluntarily discloses information, for example when making a query, registering, concluding a contract or via his browser's settings. This will not be forwarded to third parties.


Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a text file which is sent when a website is visited and is stored temporarily on the website user’s and/or customer’s hard drive. When the website is visited again, this file is sent back. The server can analyse the information received through this procedure in various ways.

Cookies can be used for example to optimise the information provided or to make it easier to navigate a website. If the website user and/or customer wants to prevent the use of cookies, he can do so by changing his settings locally in the internet browser used on his computer, i.e. the programme used to open and display websites (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Safari).

Use and forwarding of personal data

If the user of our website provides personal data, we use this only to answer queries from the website user and/or customer, to process contracts concluded with the website user and/or customer and for technical administration. Personal data is only forwarded by us to third parties or transferred in any other way if this is necessary for the purpose of processing the contract, for billing purposes or if the website user and/or customer has given his prior consent. The website user and/or customer has the right to revoke his consent at any time with effect for the future.

The notification of revocation has to be addressed to:
Werner & Mertz GmbH
Rheinallee 96
D-55120 Mainz
Postfach 4340

The stored personal data will be deleted if the website user and/or customer revokes his consent for the data to be stored, if the information is no longer required for the purpose for which it was stored or if it is not allowed to be stored for any legal reasons. Data for billing and accounting purposes is not affected by any request to delete data.

Right to information

Upon receiving a request in writing, we will inform the website user and/or customer in accordance with $34 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) about the personal data relating to himself that has been stored.

The request has to be addressed to:
Werner & Mertz GmbH
Rheinallee 96
D-55120 Mainz
Postfach 4340

Google Analytics declaration

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files stored on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information about your use of the website is generally transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, Google will first truncate your IP address in Member States of the European Union or in other states that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. IP anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports about website activities and provide the website operator with other services related to website and internet usage.

The IP address transferred by your browser for the purposes of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; please note, however, that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can opt out of the collection of the information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) at Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: » Google-Plugin

Facebook declaration

Our website also contains programmes (plugins) provided by the social network Facebook. These are operated solely by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). The plugins are identified on our website by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button.

If you visit a page on our website which contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct link with the servers of Facebook; this will allow the content of the plugin to be sent to your browser and integrated by the browser in the page displayed.

As a result of this the information that you have visited our website will be forwarded to Facebook. If you are logged into your personal Facebook user account when you visit our website, Facebook can assign the website visit to this account. By interacting with the plugins, e.g. by clicking the “Like” button or leaving a comment, this information will be sent directly to Facebook, where it will be stored. If you would like to prevent such data from being sent, you must log out of your Facebook account before you visit our website.

For information on the purpose and scope of the data collection activities by Facebook, how it processes and uses your data, your rights concerning this privacy settings, please see » Facebook’s Data Use Policy .