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DATA PROTECTION INFORMATION

Welcome to our online platform, and thank you for your interest in CHG-MERIDIAN.
This data protection policy information is here in order to let you know when we save which data, and how we collect, process, and utilize that data—while complying with all applicable European Union data protection provisions as well as German federal data protection laws and/regulations.

Preamble

TESMA® is an online application created by CHG-MERIDIAN that provides authorized users with remote access to a database, especially in order to retrieve data regarding existing leasing relationships between the customer and CHG-MERIDIAN. You can also use the so-called Own Asset module to record and manage assets that are not part of a CHG-MERIDIAN lease. CHG-MERIDIAN hosts the database on its own servers. The following data protection policy statement applies solely to personal data and information that has not already been, or will not be, collected, processed and utilized within the framework of an existing leasing or contractual relationship between the user and CHG-MERIDIAN.

Website contents

The contents of this website are provided solely for informational purposes, as a service by CHG-MERIDIAN. The content of these pages has been created with the greatest possible care. We make no guarantees as to the timeliness, correctness or completeness of these contents and services, or of the information on this website. We assume no liability for any potential material or immaterial damage arising as a result of the usage of incorrect or incomplete information. This does not apply in cases of willful or gross negligence, nor for cases in which our assumption of such liability is mandatory by law. We reserve the right to edit and update contents of this website without prior notice. Pursuant to Section 7, Paragraph 1 of the German Teleservices Act (TMG), we as service providers are responsible for the contents of these pages according to general law. However, pursuant to Sections 8-10 of the TMG, we as service providers are not obligated to monitor external information transmitted or stored here, nor to search for circumstances indicating illegal activity. This does not affect our obligations to remove, or block usage of, information as per general laws. However, liability in this regard is only possible from the point at which we become aware of a concrete violation of law. Upon becoming aware of such legal violations, we will remove the content in question immediately.

Collection and processing of personal data

We only collect and store personal data you share of your own volition, for example in order to carry out an order (e.g., a leasing order), complete a survey, register for personalized service, or document or manage your own equipment. In such cases, we will inform you of our intended purpose in processing this data, and request that you authorize its storage if necessary.

See also our Data protection policy for online applications.

Anonymous data collection

>> This website collects and stores data for marketing and optimization purposes using technology from etracker GmbH. User profiles under a pseudonym can be established from this data. Cookies can be used to this end. Cookies are small text files that are installed in the temporary storage of site visitors' Internet browsers, and enable recognition of Internet browsers. Data collected with eTracker technology are not used to personally identify visitors of this website and are not merged with personal data of the bearer of the pseudonym without the affected person's express consent. Data collection and storage can be rescinded with future effect >> at any time.

Usage and transmission of collected data

Insofar as personal information is collected in context of our website and the TESMA® application, it will only be used without your consent for purposes for processing and implementing existing order and contract relationships between you and CHG-MERIDIAN; if applicable, it may be forwarded to the corporate group responsible, or to a manufacturer or supplier selected by you for this purpose.
Your data is also used in the centrally administered customer database under CHG-MERIDIAN management.
Your data will not be sold, rented, or made available to third parties in any other ways. Under no circumstances will CHG-MERIDIAN disclose your personal data to third parties for advertising or marketing purposes.

Cookies

We use the information contained within cookies to facilitate your usage of our website and tailor it to meet your needs. You can, of course, also view our website without cookies. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you can deactivate the corresponding option in your system settings. You can also delete stored cookies at any time using your system settings. However, if you do not accept cookies, this may limit the functionality of our online service offering.

Security

CHG-MERIDIAN employs technical and organizational security measures to protect data we manage against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. We continuously improve our security measures in accordance with technological progress.

Links to external sites

CHG-MERIDIAN AG websites and applications contain links to websites that are operated by third parties, and whose content we have no influence over. As such, we can assume no responsibility for this external content. Any linked online content is the responsibility of that page’s provider or operator. At the time the links were created, all linked pages were checked for potential legal violations. No unlawful content was evident at the time the links were created. However, continuous monitoring of linked websites is not reasonable without concrete reasons to suspect a violation of law. Should any such legal violations become known to us, we will remove the links in question immediately.

Trademarks and copyrights

All of the brands and trademarks that are named within this website and the TESMA® application, and that may be under third-party protection, are subject without restrictions to the provisions of the applicable labeling laws, and to their respective registered owners’ rights of possession. In particular, inclusion of these trademarks on this website does not imply that they are not protected by third party rights. CHG-MERIDIAN remains the sole copyright holder for all objects created and published by CHG-MERIDIAN itself. Any reproduction or dissemination of this content, in whole or in part, is prohibited without CHG-MERIDIAN’s prior written permission.

Choice of law

The usage of these services and all conditions for their usage are subject exclusively to German law. Place of jurisdiction is Ravensburg.