We take the protection of your personal data, which is collected, processed and used when you visit our website, very seriously. Therefore we would like to inform you about when we collect your data, which data are collected and how we use them.
This data privacy statement informs users about the type and scope of the data we collect over this website and the purposes for which they are used. The legal bases of data protection are set forth mainly in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
The party responsible for the collection and processing of the data indicated below is stated in the Legal Notice.
IP address storage
In principle, you can use our online contents anonymously without revealing your identity. However, each time our website is accessed and files stored there are retrieved, these actions will automatically be recorded in an anonymised manner. The data are stored for internal system-related and statistical purposes only. All the data transmitted to us by the browser shall be logged automatically (the legal basis is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).
The data record indicated above consists of:
- the page from which the file is requested
- the file name
- the date and time of retrieval
- the volume of data transferred
- the access status (file transferred, file not found)
- description of the type of web browser used
- the IP address of the requesting computer, abbreviated so that it cannot be connected to personal data
In general, these data cannot be linked to any specific individual. These data will not be merged with other data sources. However, we reserve the right to review the log data at a later time if there is a legitimate suspicion of illegal use of the website based on specific evidence.
Data transfers to third parties
We will not transfer your personal data to third parties.
As required for contract performance or to process your request, we shall use your data fully or partially, in accordance with the regulations indicated above, within the Meat Cracks corporate group (Meat Cracks Technologie GmbH, MicroTec GmbH, Meat Cracks Vertriebs GmbH, STAR-MIX Meat Technology GmbH).
Should we appoint service providers to support us in the operation of our website (e.g. hosting) and related processes, such parties shall be deemed processors in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. Our service providers are strictly required to follow our instructions and are bound by contract.
Enquiries sent via contact form and email
If you wish, you may use our contact form to get in touch with us. In order to use the contact form, we need you to fill out the data in the fields marked as compulsory.
Pursuant to Art. 6(1) paragraph 1(f) GDPR, we use these data to respond to your enquiry.
Moreover, you can decide whether or not you would like to share further information with us. This information is voluntary and not strictly required in order to establish contact. We shall process any voluntary information you provide based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6(1) paragraph 1(a) GDPR.
Your data will only be processed for the purposes of responding to your enquiry. We shall delete your data as soon as they are no longer required and there is no legal obligation to retain them.
Insofar as the personal data you furnish via the contact form are processed pursuant to Art. 6(1) paragraph 1(f) GDPR, you may object to the processing at any time. You may also withdraw your consent to the processing of the voluntary information at any time. To do so, please contact us at the email address indicated in the Legal Notice for these purposes.
We protect your data with the necessary technical and organisational measures in order to prevent misuse by third parties.
We have embedded into our website map services that are not stored on our servers. In order to ensure that access to our web pages with embedded map services does not automatically result in loading third-party providers’ contents, we only display locally stored thumbnails of the maps to start with. Therefore, the third-party provider does not receive any information.
Only when you click on the thumbnail will the third-party provider’s content be loaded. Then the third-party provider receives the information that you have accessed on our website and the user data needed for technical purposes. We have no influence over any further data processing done by the third-party provider. By clicking on the thumbnail, you grant your consent to the loading of the third-party provider’s content.
Embedding is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6(1) paragraph 1(a) GDPR, which is granted when you click on the thumbnail.
|Withdrawal of consent|
policy (Art. 45(1) GDPR)
|When you click on a thumbnail, the third-party provider’s contents are immediately loaded. If you do not want this content to be loaded on other pages, simply refrain from clicking on the thumbnails.|
Cookies are small text files that are saved on your device and can be read. On the one hand, there are session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, and on the other, permanent cookies, which remain stored across numerous sessions.
We do not use these essential cookies for the purposes of analysis, tracking or marketing.
Some of these cookies just contain information about certain settings and are not linked to personal data. They may also be necessary for user browsing, security and implementation of the site.
We use these cookies in accordance with Art. 6(1) paragraph 1(f) GDPR.
|CookieConsent||Saves the user’s cookie consent status for the current domain.||1 year|
|PHPSESSID||Maintains the user’s conditions for all page requests.||Session|
|uk-img./#||Used to load images on the website.||Session|
To ensure a need-based design of our website, we use the web analytics tool (“Google”). Google Analytics creates user profiles based on pseudonyms. In this regard, permanent cookies are stored on your device and read by us. This enables us to recognise repeat visitors and count them as such.
Data processing is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6(1) paragraph 1(a) GDPR, as long as you have granted your consent via our banner.
You may withdraw your consent at any time. To do so, please click on this link and select the appropriate settings on our banner.
As part of Google Analytics, Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC (USA) support us as processors in accordance with Article 28 GDPR. The data processing can therefore also take place outside the EU or the EEA. With regard to Google LLC, an appropriate level of data protection cannot be accepted due to the processing in the USA. There is a risk that authorities may access the data for security and monitoring purposes without you being informed or having recourse to an appeal. Please note this if you decide to give your consent to our use of Google Analytics.
The transfer to a third country takes place on the basis of Article 49 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR.
Third-party provider tracking technology for marketing purposes
We use cross-device tracking technology in order to display targeted advertising on other websites based on your visit to our site and to assess the effectiveness of our marketing measures.
Data processing is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6(1) paragraph 1(a) GDPR, as long as you have granted your consent via our banner. Your consent is voluntary and may be withdrawn at any time.
How does tracking work?
When you visit our website, the third-party providers mentioned below may retrieve tracking identifiers from your browser or device (e.g. a so-called browser fingerprint), evaluate your IP address, save or read tracking identifiers on your device (e.g. cookies) or get access to individual tracking pixels.
These individual identifiers can be used by third-party providers to recognise your device on other websites. We can then authorise the relevant third-party providers to place advertisements based on the pages visited on our site.
What is cross-device tracking?
If you sign in with your user data on third-party provider sites, the tracking identifiers of each of the different browsers and devices can be linked together. Thus, if the third-party provider sets, for example, a different identifier for each laptop, desktop computer, smartphone or tablet you use, these individual identifiers can be linked to each other as soon as you use one of the third-party provider’s services with your sign-in details. This makes it possible for the third-party provider to manage our marketing campaigns across different devices in a targeted manner.
Which third-party provides do we use in this regard?
If the data in this context outside the EU or. of the EEA, please note that there is a risk that authorities may access the data for security and monitoring purposes without being informed or having recourse to an appeal. If we use providers in unsafe third countries and you consent, the transfer to a third country takes place on the basis of Article 49 para. 1 letter a GDPR.
In addition, Google Remarketing tools will be used if you granted your consent in our cookies banner on your first visit to the website. This is a service offered by Google that enables us to address our advertisements placed with Google or third-party providers to our target groups in an optimised manner. Cookies are also used for this purpose. These are cookies by Google and DoubleClick, as well as other third-party providers. Regardless of the consent given, you can object to the use of Google Remarketing by either blocking Google and/or DoubleClick cookies or by using the opt-out options offered by Google. You can find out more about Google advertising here.
In order to protect your data against unwanted access as thoroughly as possible, we have taken technical and organisational measures. We have implemented an encryption method on our website. TLS encryption is used when your information is transferred from your computer to our server and back via the Internet. You will recognise this by the fact that the lock symbol is closed in the status bar of your browser and the address bar starts with https://.
YOUR RIGHTS AS A USER
When processing your personal data, the GDPR guarantees you certain rights as a website user:
- Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not your personal data are being processed, and, where that is the case, you are entitled to access to the personal data and the information listed in Art. 15 GDPR.
- Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR)
You have the right to obtain, without undue delay, the rectification of inaccurate personal data and to have incomplete personal data completed.
You also have the right to demand the erasure of your personal data without undue delay when one of the grounds in Art. 17 GDPR applies, such as when the data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes sought.
- Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing when one of the requirements set out in Art. 18 GDPR applies, such as when you have objected to the processing, for the period in which the review takes place.
- Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
In certain cases, which are listed in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party.
- Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
When data are collected based on Art. 6(1)(f) (data processing for the protection of legitimate interests), you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of your personal data. We shall no longer process the personal data after that unless compelling legitimate grounds for the processing can be proven, which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes this Regulation. The right to lodge a complaint can be asserted in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
To exercise the aforementioned rights, please contact us at
or by writing to