We handle the data transferred to us in a trusting and responsible manner and observe the legal provisions on data protection, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK`s Data Protection Act (DPA).
We do not use automated decision-making or profiling.
It is important that the data we hold about you is accurate and current, therefore please keep us informed of any changes to your personal data.
Our website is not intended for children, and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children. If you become aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, without parental consent, please contact us, and we take the necessary steps to remove that information from our server.
Our website may contains links to the online offers of other providers. We hereby point out that we have no influence on the content of the linked online offers and the compliance with data protection regulations by their providers.
With regard to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right to
In addition, the provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the provider of any correction or deletion of data or restriction of processing that takes place. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Notwithstanding this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.
Likewise, users and data subjects have the right to object to the future processing of data concerning them, insofar as the data is processed by the provider. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.
The above rights may be limited in some circumstances, for example, if fulfilling your request would reveal personal information about another person, if you ask us to delete information which we are required to have by law, or if we have compelling legitimate interests to keep it. We will let you know if that is the case and will then only use your information for these purposes. You may also be unable to continue using our services if you want us to stop processing your personal information.
We encourage you to get in touch if you have any concerns with how we collect or use your personal information.
The legal bases for processing are listed below and at least one of these must apply whenever we process personal data:
The subject of data protection is personal data (hereinafter also referred to as data). This is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as name, address, profession, e-mail address, state of health, income, marital status, genetic characteristics, telephone number and, where applicable, user data such as the IP address.
The person responsible for the processing of your personal data in the context of the use of the website www.metreteam.com (hereinafter website) is
We may collect, store and use the following types of personal information:
The main reason we use your information is to provide and improve our services. We also use your information to protect you and to provide you with advertisements that may be of interest to you. In particular we do so:
Some of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour and to provide our services.
Each time the website and its sub-pages are accessed, usage data is transmitted by the respective internet browser and stored in log files (server log files). The data records stored in this process contain the following data:
The permissibility of this processing is based on contract, according to which the processing is lawful if it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the performance of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject. The data processed by us is required to enable you to access and use the website. This is data that must necessarily be processed during the use of a website. Otherwise you will not be able to access the website.
The log files are evaluated by the operator in anonymised form in order to further improve the website and make it more user-friendly, to find and correct errors more quickly and to control server capacities. For example, it can be traced at which times the website is particularly popular and the operator can provide the corresponding data volume.
The permissibility of this processing is based on our legitimate interest, according to which the processing is lawful if it is necessary for the purposes of protecting the legitimate interests of the controller or a third party, unless such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data. The legitimate interest of the operator is to provide a website with information and to offer services to its customers and to optimise the operation of the website.
Your IP address will be deleted or anonymised after the end of use. In the case of anonymisation, the IP addresses are changed in such a way that they can no longer be assigned to a specific or determinable or identified or identifiable natural person, or can only be assigned to such a person with a disproportionate amount of time, cost and labour.
If you wish to contact us, a contact form is available for this purpose. Within the scope of this form, you must provide the following information:
At various points you have the option of opening an e-mail addressed to us with just one click. The e-mail address that is linked to your e-mail programme is automatically used as the sender. If you do not want your e-mail address to be retrieved in this way, you can change this in the settings of your respective e-mail programme.
The permissibility of this processing is based on contract, according to which the processing is lawful if it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the performance of pre-contractual measures carried out at the request of the data subject. The provision of the data is necessary because otherwise the user cannot send a message to us.
The personal data processed in the context of communication will be deleted after the expiry of the statutory retention obligations, unless the responsible party has a legitimate interest in continued retention. In any case, only those data will continue to be stored that are really absolutely necessary to achieve the corresponding purpose. As far as possible, personal data will be anonymised.
We may use video teleconferencing software programs to conduct our online meetings and various types of data are processed when using an online platform for meetings. The scope of the data depends on the information you provide before or during participation in an online meeting. If you contact us in electronic form, we store and process the data you have provided us with. The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in effective customer communication in accordance with your consent and, insofar as it concerns an enquiry to enter into or fulfil a contract, also contract. You can request information about the purpose of processing, origin and, if applicable, recipients of your personal data from us free of charge at any time.
In order to establish or implement the contractual relationship with our customers, it is regularly necessary to process the personal master, contract, and payment data provided to us. We also process customer and prospect data for risk evaluation, Anti Money laundering and risk management purposes. This processing is carried out on the legal basis of our legitimate interest, and our legal obligations and serves our interest in further developing our services, to carry out our services lawfully and informing you specifically about our services. Further data processing may take place if you have consented or if this serves the fulfilment of a legal obligation such as adherence to Anti Money laundering Obligations. ( You can find further details in our Risk Management Policy).
We process data of our contractual and business partners, e.g., customers and interested parties in the context of contractual and comparable legal relationships as well as related measures and in the context of communication with contractual partners (or pre-contractual), e.g., to answer inquiries.
We process this data to fulfil our contractual obligations, to secure our rights and for the purposes of the administrative tasks associated with this information as well as for business organization. We only disclose the data of the contractual partners to third parties within the scope of the applicable law to the extent that this is necessary for the aforementioned purposes or for the fulfilment of legal obligations or with the consent of the contractual partners (e.g., to participating telecommunications, transport, and other auxiliary services as well as subcontractors, banks, tax and legal advisers, payment service providers or tax authorities).
Unless otherwise specified the purposes of processing are Contractual performance and service, contact requests and communication, office and organisational procedures, administration, and response to requests, interest-based and behavioural marketing. And, the Legal bases are Contractual performance and pre-contractual inquiries, Legal obligation, and our Legitimate interests.
We process the data of our customers and clients in order to enable them to select, purchase or commission the selected services or works as well as associated activities and to pay for and deliver them or to execute or provide them. The required information is identified as such in the context of the order, purchase order or comparable contract conclusion and includes the information required for the provision of services and billing as well as contact information.
Unless otherwise specified the purposes of processing are Contractual performance and service, contact requests and communication, office and organizational procedures, administration, and response to requests, visit action evaluation, interest-based and behavioural marketing. And, the Legal bases are Contractual performance and pre-contractual inquiries, Legal obligation, and our Legitimate interests.
If you have consented or a legal provision allows it, we will use your data for advertising purposes. The permissibility of this processing is based on our legitimate interest, according to which the processing is lawful if it is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the controller or a third party and unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject require the protection of personal data to be overridden. The use of data for advertising purposes constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of our legitimate interest. As we rely on actively presenting its services to new and existing customers.
The personal data processed for the purpose of advertising will be deleted unless the responsible party has a legitimate interest in its continued retention. In any case, only those data will continue to be stored that are actually absolutely necessary to achieve the corresponding purpose.
If you apply for a role or job, we process the information we receive from you as part of the application process, e.g. through your letter of application, CV, references, correspondence, telephone or verbal details. In addition to your contact details, information about your education, qualifications, work experience and skills is particularly relevant to us.
Your data will initially be processed solely for the purpose of carrying out the application process. If your application is successful, it will become part of your personnel file and will be used to carry out and terminate your employment and will be deleted in accordance with the rules applicable to personnel files. If we are unable to offer you employment, we will continue to process your data for up to six months after sending the rejection in order to defend ourselves against any legal claims, in particular alleged discrimination in the application process.
The legal basis for processing data during the application process is consent and, if you have given your consent, for example by sending us information that is not necessary for the application process. The legal basis for data processing after a rejection is our legitimate interest.
As a rule, we do not require any special categories of personal data within the meaning of DPA and GDPR for the application process. We ask you not to provide us with any such information from the outset. If such information is relevant to the application process, we process it together with your other data. Your data will not be used by us for automated decision-making or profiling, nor will it be passed on to third parties. Your data will be processed by us or on our behalf.
You are not obliged to provide us with personal data. However, we can only assess your suitability for the respective position under consideration if we receive information in particular about your education, work experience and skills, and we cannot include you in the application process without providing your contact details.
Our website uses so-called cookies. These are small data packages, usually consisting of letters and numbers, which are stored on a browser when you visit certain websites. The cookies allow the website to recognise your browser, follow you as you browse through various sections of the website and identify you when you return to the website. Cookies do not contain any data that identifies you personally, but information about you stored by the operator can be associated with the data received from and stored in the cookies.
Cookies do not cause any harm on a browser. They do not contain viruses and do not allow the operator to spy on you. 2 types of cookies are used:
Temporary cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (session cookies). Permanent cookies, on the other hand, have a maximum lifespan of up to 20 days. This type of cookie makes it possible to recognise you when you return to the website after leaving it.
With the help of cookies, the operator is able to track your usage behaviour for the above-mentioned purposes and to the corresponding extent. They are also intended to enable you to surf our website in an optimised manner. We may also collect this data only in anonymised form.
The permissibility of this processing is based on our legitimate interest, according to which the processing is lawful if it is necessary for the purposes of protecting the legitimate interests of the controller or a third party, unless such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data. The legitimate interest lies in the optimised presentation of its website. The provision of the data is necessary in order to be able to call up the website of the operator without errors. If you do not accept cookies or delete cookies that have already been set, this may lead to functional restrictions of the website.
Temporary cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (session cookies). Permanent cookies, on the other hand, have a maximum lifetime of up to 20 days. This type of cookie allows you to be recognised when you return to the website after leaving it.
Our website accesses the map service Google Maps via an API. To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have no influence on this data transmission. Google Maps is used in the interest of a user-friendly presentation of our online offers, in order to user-friendly presentation of our online offers, in order to be able to easily find lawyers be able to find. The legal basis is consent.
For your visit to our website, we use the widespread SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. You can see whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the status bar of your browser. The use of this procedure is based on our legitimate interest in accordance with our legitimate interest in the use of appropriate encryption techniques.
We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved according to the technological development and kept at the state of the art.
We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:
Insofar as we process data in a third country or do so in the context of using third-party services or disclosing or transferring data to other persons or companies, this is only done for the reasons outlined above for the transfer of data.
Subject to explicit consent or contractual necessity, we only process or allow data to be processed in third countries with a recognized level of data protection or on the basis of special guarantees, such as contractual obligation through so-called standard contractual clauses, the existence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations.
Unless an explicit storage period is specified at the time of collection (e.g. in the context of a declaration of consent), we are obliged to delete personal data as soon as the purpose for processing has been fulfilled. In this context, we would like to point out that legal retention obligations constitute a legitimate purpose for the processing of personal data.
Data is generally stored and retained by us in personal form until the termination of a business relationship or until the expiry of applicable guarantee, warranty or limitation periods, and beyond that until the termination of any legal disputes in which the data is required as evidence, or in any case until the expiry of the third year after the last contact with a business partner.
You yourself decide on the use of your personal data. Therefore, if you wish to exercise any of your above-mentioned rights against us, you are welcome to contact us.
The security of your personal data is of particular concern to us. We therefore take appropriate technical and organizational measures, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the varying likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in order to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
The measures include, in particular, safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access to, entry into, disclosure of, assurance of availability of and segregation of the data. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure the exercise of data subjects' rights, deletion of data and response to data compromise. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account as early as the development or selection of hardware and software, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings. We also transfer our understanding of security to those processors used by us.
If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact us.