Data Privacy Statement

We are pleased about your interest in our home page, in our range of products and services and the information we provide. Of course we care very much about protecting your personal data that we collect, process and use when you visit our Internet presence. This data privacy statement covers the whole range of products and services and all web pages that you can access via the web address and its subdomains. With the following privacy statement, we comply with our statutory disclosure duty and inform you about storing data, which data we store and for which purpose as well as about our identity. We also notify you about the first transfer of data and the type of data.

The responsible entity according to the German Federal Data Protection Act is the

Metapaper GmbH & Co. KG, Schulterblatt 58, 20357 Hamburg

1. Subject matter of data protection

Personal data are the subject matter of data protection. These data provide details about personal or material circumstances of a defined or definable natural person. Data include the name, postal
address and e-mail address, but also data relating to the individual’s Internet usage, such as a computer’s IP address.

2. Automatic anonymous collection, processing and us of data

We automatically collect, process and use non-personal information sent to us by your browser. This information includes:

- Type / version of your browser,

- Operating system,

- Referring URL (referrer) (source of a link),

- Time of the server request

 3. Cookies

In order to make your user experience during your visit to our website as attractive as possible and to enable you to use specific functionalities, we use so-called cookies on several of our web pages.
Cookies are small text files placed on your terminal. Some of the cookies we use will be deleted again after the browser session, i.e. when you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer, enabling us or our partner companies to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). You can set your browser to inform you about cookies and decide on a case-by-case basis whether you would like to accept them or whether you would like to decline certain cookies or generally object to the use of cookies. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

4. Collecting, processing and using personal for specific reasons

In principle, collecting or transferring personal data is not necessary to use our web pages.

We only process your personal data if you voluntarily provide us with these personal data. This may be necessary in the following cases:

(1) Enquiries/Fulfilment of a contract/Agency

We collect and process your personal data to the extent necessary for the respective transaction, insofar as you provide us with these data when you make an enquiry or for any other individual transactions. 

We use the your data to fulfil our contractual obligations towards you and, as far as necessary, to manage and conclude the contractual relationship.

(2) Newsletter

If you register for our newsletter, we use your e-mail address to send you the news you have subscribed to until you unsubscribe from our mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time. If you would like to receive our news, please provide us with a valid personal e-mail address.

(3) Transfer of data to state institutions and public authorities

We only pass on data to state institutions and public authorities entitled to receive these data in
accordance with our statutory obligations or because of a court ruling.

(4) Advertising, market research, customization of telecommunications and electronic media (“telemedia”)

We create usage profiles with pseudonyms for the purpose of advertising, market research or the customization of telemedia. Usage profiles are not merged with any personal data of the pseudonymized person. You have the right to object against the use of data for the purpose of advertising, market research or the customization of telemedia.

(5) Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies“. These cookies are text files stored on your computer. They enable us to analyze how you use our website. The information generated by these cookies about the way you use our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA, where the information is stored.

However, if you activate the anonymization of your IP address on this website, Google shortens your IP address within the member states of the European Union or member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and will be shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the owner  of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your usage of this website, to compile reports about your website activities and to to provide additional services related to the usage of the website and services in connection with the usage of the Internet to the owner of this website.

The IP address transferred by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that your access to some functionalities of this website may be restricted. Moreover, you can prevent that the data related to your usage of the website (including your IP address) generated by a cookie are collected and transferred to Google and processed by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plugin:

5. Links to other websites and platforms

Our website has links to the Internet presence and the contents on third-party websites and platforms, for example Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Please note that we do not have any
influence on the collection, processing and use of personal data by the respective owners of the platform. If you follow a link to a third-party site, this data privacy statement will no longer apply. Please check their data privacy practice with the owners who provide the individual services.

6. Your right to information

You have the right to request information about your personal data stored by us. This also includes the sources of these data, the recipients or categories of recipients these data are transferred to and the purpose(s) of storing the data

7. Deleting and blocking

We agree to delete all personal data processed for our own purposes as soon as having access to those data is no longer necessary for the purpose the data were stored for. If deleting the data does not comply with the lawful, statutory or contractual legal requirements, if it can be assumed that
deleting the data would harm the interests worthy of protection of the person(s) affected or if if deleting the data is either not possible or only possible with a disproportionate amount of effort because of the specific way they are stored, the data are blocked rather than deleted.

Furthermore, you can block or correct your data collected by us at any time or request that we delete these data. We also delete the data if you revoke your initial consent to collect, process and use the personal data. If you revoke your consent during a current business transaction, we will delete the data immediately after conclusion of the transaction. Further statutory obligations to delete or block remain unaffected.

Please use our contact details identifying us as the owner of the website to contact us with any questions you may have about data privacy. You find these contact details in the legal note (Impressum) on our Internet pages.

8. Technical and organizational measures

We agree to undertake the necessary technical and organizational measures to ensure the execution of data privacy policies, insofar as the effort is within reason in terms of the desired purpose to protect your data. For all e-mail communication, we cannot guarantee complete data security and therefore recommend that you send all confidential information by post.

(* This English version is a translation of the legally binding German original. It is for informational purposes only.)


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