We take data protection seriously
The protection of your privacy when processing personal data is an important concern for us. When you visit our website, our web servers store the IP of your Internet service provider, the website from which you visit us, the web pages you visit on our site and the date and duration of your visit as standard. This information is essential for the technical transmission of the web pages and secure server operation. There is no personalised analysis of this data.
If you send us data via the contact form, this data will be stored on our servers as part of the data backup process. Your data will only be used by us to process your enquiry. Your data will be treated as strictly confidential. It will not be passed on to third parties.
MEGGLE Cheese GmbH
87435 Kempten (Allgäu)
T +49 831 52040-0
Personal data is data about your person. This includes your name, your address and your e-mail address. You do not have to disclose any personal data in order to visit our website. In some cases we need your name and address as well as other information in order to be able to offer you the requested service.
The same applies if we supply you with information material on request or if we answer your enquiries. In these cases, we will always point this out to you. Furthermore, we only store the data that you have transmitted to us automatically or voluntarily.
When you use one of our services, we generally only collect the data that is necessary to provide you with our service. We may ask you for further information, but this is voluntary. Whenever we process personal data, we do so in order to be able to offer you our service or to pursue our commercial objectives.
When contacting us (e.g. by contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the data of the enquiring persons will be processed insofar as this is necessary to answer the contact enquiries and any requested measures.
The response to contact enquiries in the context of contractual or pre-contractual relationships is carried out to fulfil our contractual obligations or to respond to (pre)contractual enquiries and otherwise on the basis of the legitimate interests in responding to the enquiries.
- Processed data types: Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), Contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), Content data (e.g. entries in online forms).
- Affected persons: Communication partner.
- Purposes of processing: Contact enquiries and communication.
- Legal bases: Contract fulfilment and pre-contractual enquiries (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR), Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR).
Automatically saved data
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Date and time of the request
- Name of the requested file
- Page from which the file was requested
- Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
- Web browser and operating system used
- Complete IP address of the requesting computer
- Amount of data transferred
This data is not merged with other data sources. Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.
For reasons of technical security, in particular to defend against attempted attacks on our web server, this data is stored by us for a short time. It is not possible for us to identify individual persons from this data. After seven days at the latest, the data is anonymised by shortening the IP address at domain level so that it is no longer possible to establish a link to the individual user. The data is also processed in anonymised form for statistical purposes; it is not compared with other databases or passed on to third parties, even in excerpts. Only in the context of our server statistics, which we publish every two years in our activity report, does a presentation of the number of page views take place.
When you visit our website, we may store information on your computer in the form of cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters that can be used to assign websites and servers to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognised and identified via the unique cookie ID.
We only use personalised cookies to improve our website or for marketing/advertising purposes with your consent. On your first visit, you can voluntarily consent to tracking or analysis via the cookie banner that appears. Your data may be passed on to partners or third-party providers. These cookies are only stored if you explicitly consent to this; the legal basis is then your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
This website uses Usercentrics’ consent technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your end device or to the use of certain technologies and to document these in compliance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Sendlinger Straße 7, 80331 Munich, Germany, website: https://usercentrics.com/de (hereinafter referred to as “Usercentrics”).
When you enter our website, the following personal data is transmitted to Usercentrics:
- Your consent(s) or the revocation of your consent(s)
- Your IP address
- Information about your browser
- Information about your end device
- Time of your visit to the website
Furthermore, Usercentrics stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to assign the consents you have given or revoke them. The data collected in this way is stored until you ask us to delete it, delete the Usercentrics cookie yourself or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory statutory retention obligations remain unaffected.
Usercentrics is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of certain technologies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.
We have concluded an order processing contract (AV) in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract prescribed by data protection law, which guarantees that the provider will only process the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
We use the hcaptcha tool from Intuition Machines, Inc, 350 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, as part of our legitimate interest in a technically flawless online offering and its economically efficient design and optimisation in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The hcaptcha service checks whether the entries on our website have been made by a human or abusively by automated, machine processing and is therefore used in particular in connection with forms. The hcaptcha service uses the following data to ensure that an action is carried out by a human and not by an automated bot: IP address of the end device used, identification data of the browser and operating system type used, date and duration of the visit and user behaviour, e.g. mouse movements or other queries. The procedure is used exclusively to defend against spam, DDoS attacks and similar automated malicious access.
This may result in your data being transferred to the USA. We have concluded an order processing agreement with Intuition Machines, Inc. according to which Intuition Machines, Inc. will only process your data in accordance with our instructions. This DPA also stipulates that the transfer of data to the USA by Intuition Machines, Inc. only takes place within the framework of the standard contractual clauses.
Google Tag Manager
The tool triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at domain or cookie level, this remains in place for all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager. The Tag Manager processes and transmits your IP address to servers in the USA.
The transmitted data are only pseudonyms; it is not possible to draw conclusions about your name. Google bases the transfer of data to the USA on the Transatlantic Data Privacy Framework of 10 July 2023 (TADPF) and, in the case of data transfer to other third countries, on EU standard contractual clauses. You can obtain a copy of the EU standard contractual clauses here. This ensures that there is a level of protection comparable to that in the EU.
We have concluded an order processing contract with Google for the use of Google Tag Manager. Through this contract, Google ensures that it collects the data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and guarantees the protection of the rights of the data subject. Further information on Google Tag Manager can be found in the usage policy for this product.
We use Google Analytics 4 on our website, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter: “Google”). In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies are used.
The information generated by the cookie about the use of our website (e.g. IP address of the accessing computer, time of access, referrer URL and information about the browser and operating system used) is usually transmitted to Google servers in the USA and processed there. The use of Google Analytics is based on your consent in accordance with (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR in conjunction with § 25 para. 1 TTDSG) for the analysis and optimisation of our online offer and the economic operation of this website. Google therefore processes the information on our behalf to analyse the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and the needs-based design of this website.
We have concluded an order processing contract with Google for the use of Google Analytics. Through this contract, Google ensures that it processes the data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and guarantees the protection of the rights of the data subject.
The IP address processed by Google Analytics is automatically truncated. The last three digits of your IP address are replaced by a “0”, which prevents them from being assigned.
The data collected may be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process the data on our behalf. The user data collected via cookies is automatically deleted after 14 months.
The information generated by the cookies about the use of our website (e.g. IP address of the accessing computer, time of access, referrer URL and information about the browser and operating system used) is transferred to Google servers in the USA and processed there. Google relies on the Transatlantic Data Privacy Framework of 10 July 2023 (TADPF) for the transfer of data to recipients based in the USA and, in the case of data transfer to other third countries, on standard contractual clauses approved by the EU Commission as a guarantee of a level of data protection comparable to that in the EU. You can obtain a copy of the standard contractual clauses here. We only transfer data to Google on the basis of your consent.
This website embeds videos from YouTube. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that
YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the transfer of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. For example, YouTube establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network regardless of whether you watch a video.
As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection is established to the servers of
YouTube is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, YouTube can store various cookies on your end device after starting a video or use comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to record video statistics, improve user-friendliness and prevent attempts at fraud.
If necessary, further data processing operations may be carried out after the start of a YouTube video.
over which we have no influence. The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.
Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the standardised display of fonts. The Google fonts are installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers.
Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at
An exception to this is when Google Fonts must be used as part of other services, e.g. Google Maps. In these cases, your consent will be obtained in advance.
This site uses the map service Google Maps. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This
Information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. If Google Maps is activated, Google may use Google Web Fonts for the purpose of standardising the display of fonts. When you call up Google Maps, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online presence.
offers and to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission.
Details can be found here:
ONLINE PRESENCE ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, LINKEDIN, XING
If you have given your consent to the respective social media operator in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, your data will be automatically collected and stored for market research and advertising purposes when you visit our online presences on the above-mentioned social media, from which user profiles are created using pseudonyms. These can be used, for example, to place adverts within and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interests. Cookies are generally used for this purpose. For detailed information on the processing and use of data by the respective social media operator as well as a contact option and your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the providers’ data protection notices linked below. If you still need help in this regard, you can contact us.
We collect different types of information as part of online applications. This includes in particular your personal data with contact information as well as a description of your education, work experience and skills. You also have the option of providing us with electronically stored documents such as certificates or cover letters.
The personal data will only be collected, stored, processed and used for purposes related to your interest in current or future employment with us and the processing of your application. It will not be passed on to third parties. Data such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc. are collected in order to use the online application process. This data is generally used to contact you about your application. If your application is successful, the data provided may be used for administrative matters relating to employment.
Your online application will only be processed and acknowledged by the relevant contact person at our company. All employees entrusted with data processing are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of your data. Under no circumstances will third parties gain knowledge of your details.
If we are unable to offer you employment, we will retain the data you provide for up to six months in accordance with statutory retention periods for the purpose of answering questions in connection with your application and rejection.
If you give us your explicit written consent to retain and store your data beyond this period, we may also consider you for future job offers. Otherwise your application data will be completely deleted.
We have taken technical and administrative security precautions to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All our employees and service providers working for us are obliged to comply with the applicable data protection laws.
Whenever we collect and process personal data, it is encrypted before it is transmitted. This means that your data cannot be misused by third parties. Our security precautions are subject to a continuous improvement process and our data protection declarations are constantly being revised. Please ensure that you have the latest version.
Rights of data subjects
You have the right to information, correction, deletion or restriction of the processing of your stored data, a right to object to the processing as well as a right to data portability and to lodge a complaint in accordance with the requirements of data protection law.
Right to information
You can request information from us as to whether and to what extent we process your data.
Right to rectification
If we process your data that is incomplete or incorrect, you can request that we correct or complete it at any time.
Right to cancellation
You can demand that we erase your data if we process it unlawfully or if the processing disproportionately interferes with your legitimate protection interests. Please note that there may be reasons that prevent immediate erasure, e.g. in the case of statutory retention obligations.
Irrespective of the exercise of your right to erasure, we will erase your data immediately and completely, provided that there is no legal or statutory retention obligation to the contrary.
Right to restriction of processing
You can request that we restrict the processing of your data if
– you contest the accuracy of the data, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the data.
– the processing of the data is unlawful, but you refuse to have it erased and instead request that the use of the data be restricted,
– we no longer need the data for the intended purpose, but you still need this data for the assertion or defence of legal claims, or
– you have objected to the processing of the data.
Right to data portability
You may request that we provide you with the data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and that you may transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from us, provided that
– we process this data on the basis of a consent given and revocable by you or for the fulfilment of a contract between us, and
– this processing is carried out using automated procedures
If technically feasible, you can request that we transfer your data directly to another controller.
Right of objection
If we process your data on the basis of a legitimate interest, you can object to this data processing at any time; this would also apply to profiling based on these provisions. We will then no longer process your data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. You can object to the processing of your data for the purpose of direct advertising at any time without giving reasons.
Right of appeal
If you are of the opinion that we are violating German or European data protection law when processing your data, please contact us so that we can clarify any questions you may have. Of course, you also have the right to contact the supervisory authority responsible for you, the respective state office for data protection supervision.
If you wish to assert one of these rights against us, please contact our data protection officer. In case of doubt, we may request additional information to confirm your identity.
You can find our general data protection information in accordance with Art. 13 GDPR here