Privacy Policy

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We take the protection of your data seriously. In the Privacy Statement below, you can read in full about what exactly happens with your data, when you visit our website.

Privacy Policy

1 How do we handle personal data?

We attach great importance to the protection and security of personal data. We will process your personal data in connection with this website in compliance with the relevant data protection regu-lations. We are most notably subject to the provisions set out within the retained EU law version of the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) insofar as we process personal data.

We would like the users of our site to feel assured and this is why we wish to disclose our personal data handling practices and to provide you with detailed information about the processing of your data and about your rights under Art. 12, 13, 14 and 21 UK GDPR. This website data privacy statement outlines which personal data are collected on visits to our website at www.mewa.co.uk and how we manage these data and information.

2 Who is responsible for data processing and who is available for you to contact?

The party responsible for data processing, referred to as the controller in the UK GDPR and in oth-er data protection regulations, is as follows:

MEWA UK Textile Services Limited
Unit 44 Elmdon Trading Estate
Bickenhill Lane
Birmingham, England, B37 7HE
Tel. (main office): 0121 752 58 50
Email: info@mewa.co.uk">info@mewa.co.uk


Contact details for our company data protection officer:

MEWA UK Textile Services Limited
Data Protection Officer
Unit 44 Elmdon Trading Estate
Bickenhill Lane
Birmingham, England, B37 7HE
Email: data.protection@mewa.co.uk">data.protection@mewa.co.uk

3 What are personal data?

Personal data are pieces of information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

4 For what purposes do we process your personal data? And on what legal basis?

We process personal data for specific purposes, as explained in detail below for your information. The extent to which, and the way in which, your data are processed will essentially depend on the specific services and functions offered on our website which you use. We mainly process data for the following purposes:

• so that you can access and visit our website and we can protect our website and other sys-tems from security risks;
• so that you can contact us (contact form / email inquiries);
• so that you can send us job applications online;
• so that we can optimise our website content, making it user-friendly and tailoring it to your needs (including displaying advertisements in line with your interests here and on other websites).

Further processing of your personal data beyond the cases mentioned in this data privacy state-ment will only take place in circumstances where it is our express entitlement or obligation under a statutory provision or where you have explicitly consented to the data processing. We will inform you of any changes of purpose in accordance with the legal requirements.

(1) Accessing and visiting our website

You can visit our website purely for information purposes without communicating any further per-sonal data. In this case, the only data which will be automatically saved when you visit our website are the technical access data transmitted by your browser, i.e. the name of your Internet service provider, the site from which you are referred to our site, the date and time of your visit, and the data identifying the browser / operating system used. The web server will also be required to save your IP address which may, under certain circumstances, allow reference to your personal identity. We also use cookies in order to provide you with our services in the best possible way and to tailor our website to your needs, even if you are only looking for information (details about this and your options are summarised below in the section “Use of cookies and associated functions / technolo-gies”). The access data will not be merged with data from other sources, nor will the data be eval-uated for marketing purposes.

The aforementioned access data will be stored in so-called server log files on our web server and will be required for technical reasons in order to provide a functional website and to ensure system security. In addition to the aforementioned purposes, we use access data for the sole purpose of improving the structure of our website and tailoring it to your needs purely for statistical purposes and without tracing your personal identity.

If you visit our website in order to find out more about our range of goods and other services or to use our services, the temporary storage of access data and log files is based on Art. 6 (1) b) UK GDPR (legal basis), especially when used to take steps prior to entering into a contract. In this re-spect, Art. 6 (1) f) UK GDPR also serves as the legal basis for the temporary storage of access data and log files. Our legitimate interest in this regard is to provide you with a technically function-ing and user-friendly website and to guarantee the security of our systems.

The access data collected in the course of using our website are only stored for the period of time for which these data are required to achieve the aforementioned purposes. Your IP address is stored on our web server for a maximum of 35 days.

(2) Contact form / contact requests

We collect and store personal data which you enter in the contact form provided on our website and send to us or when you contact us in any other way (e.g. by email). It is up to you to decide whether to provide us with information when making contact requests and, if so, which information. If you contact us by email, we will store the data you provide. If you use the contact form on our website, we collect the data you enter in the form (e.g. forename, surname, postal address, your individual message. The data marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory and we need this infor-mation to answer your inquiry. The other voluntary details enable us to classify and process your request to better effect. When you use the contact form on our website, the following technical ac-cess data will also be stored at the time of sending: date and time at which you sent the request and your IP address.

If you contact us within the context of an existing contractual relationship or if you contact us in ad-vance for information about our range of goods or other services, the data and information you provide will be processed for the purpose of processing and answering your inquiry or request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) b) UK GDPR (legal basis). The technical access data collected during the sending process will be stored for the purpose of providing contact options and in order to guarantee system security on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f) UK GDPR (legal basis), and this storage serves to safeguard legitimate interests.

We store the personal data collected when you contact us in order to process your request and for the duration of this processing. The technical access data stored in this context will only be kept for the period of time for which these data are required for technical reasons, especially for the func-tional provision of the contact options and in order to ensure system security. Your IP address is stored on our web server for a maximum of 35 days.

(3) MEWA online applications

You can send us your application documents online. To do so, you can either fill out a contact form with personal information (surname, forename, postal address, telephone numbers, date of birth and email address) and information about your preferred employment and career (school-leaving qualifications, training / higher education, professional experience, languages, IT skills and other skills) (see above) or you can enter this information in an online application form. The information collected on the online application form includes personal data (surname, forename, postal ad-dress, telephone numbers, date of birth, place of birth and email address) and information on the reason for applying for the job, education, vocational training, degree studies, practical experience, language skills, IT skills and other skills. You can also upload your cover letter and résumé. The data collected from the online application form will be forwarded to the MEWA company which is advertising or filling the vacancy in any given case. This company will store the data and will be responsible for processing the relevant applications. The MEWA company advertising or filling the vacancy will generally store your application documents and your personal data relating to the ap-plication for a maximum of six months after completion of the application process, unless longer or shorter storage periods are required for legal or statutory reasons. Should you apply for a vacant position in sales, the data you enter in the online application form will be stored by Knowledge Network GmbH on behalf of the MEWA company advertising the position under a commissioned data processing agreement for the duration of the application procedure.

If you wish, the data collected will also be stored for consideration in other job advertisements in the MEWA Group. You can issue the following declaration of consent during the online application process to allow your application to be considered for other posts which are advertised:

“I hereby agree that my application may also be considered for other jobs advertised by companies in the MEWA Group in the United Kingdom and in other countries for two years in accordance with the data privacy statement. Should I wish to withdraw my consent, I may do so with future effect at any time in an email to karriere@mewa.de. I have taken note of the further information on data pro-tection and the handling of applicant data in the data privacy statement.”

If you have issued a statement revoking your consent by email, your application data will be delet-ed within the aforementioned period of six months after completion of the application procedure.

The data you provide in the online application will be processed for the purpose of deciding on the establishment and execution of employment contracts on the basis of Art. 6 (1) b) UK GDPR or our legitimate interests under Art. 6 (1) f) UK GDPR (legal basis) or, where consent is granted, on the basis of Art. 6 (1) a) UK GDPR (legal basis).

(4) Use of cookies and associated functions / technologies

We use so-called cookies in some sections of our website in order to make it attractive to visitors and to enable the use of certain functions. Cookies are files which are stored on your hard drive or in your Internet browser cache when you visit our website. We also refer to web beacons and other comparable storage technologies for tracking user activity as “cookies”. Web beacons are mostly transparent graphic images, usually no larger than 1 x 1 pixel, which are integrated into the web-site and will allow the detection of cookies on your devices.

One way in which we use cookies is to store session-related information within the website. These cookies expire at the end of the session / browser session (so-called transient cookies) and are not stored permanently. Other cookies remain on your computer after the browser session and enable us to recognise your computer again on your next visit (so-called persistent / permanent cookies). Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time which may vary de-pending on the type of cookie.

Cookies can be divided into the following main categories / types:

Strictly necessary cookies Cookies for the necessary execution of specif-ic website functions

Functional cookies Cookies which serve to enable the website services and functions and / or to increase the “usability” of the website

Performance cookies Cookies used to measure the performance of our website and the website content

Analysis / tracking cookies Cookies used to carry out analyses of data on the location, the interests of visitors and on similar subjects in order to obtain information on visitors to our website and the content re-quested

Advertising / targeting cookies Cookies used for the purpose of placing notifi-cations and advertisements on websites across the Internet, especially to display notifi-cations and advertisements which match the surfing habits / interests of the user

Messaging cookies Cookies for the use of messaging technologies

Social media cookies Cookies for the use of social media features, such as sharing, sending and recommending websites to other people


You can, of course, also visit our website without using cookies. You can disable the use of cook-ies on your computer by changing the browser settings for cookies. The procedure for deactivating cookies is routinely available through the “Help” function in your Internet browser. Please note, however, that these settings may affect the full availability and functionality of our website. For more detailed information on cookie settings and deactivation options, please see the explanatory notes below on the individual cookies specifically used when visiting our website and on associat-ed functions / technologies.

The consent management tool used on our website is provided by Piwik PRO GmbH, Kurfürstendamm 21, 10719 Berlin (“Piwik PRO”). This is a plug-in which can be used to obtain consent to the use of cookies and / or comparable technologies. Piwik PRO itself does not collect any personal data. You can use the Piwik PRO Consent Manager to change the settings you have chosen at any time and to withdraw your consent to the use of unnecessary cookies and technolo-gies at any time. The Piwik PRO Consent Manager can be opened via this link:

Change cookie settings / withdraw consent

Privacy settings

Some of the cookies we use on our website come from third parties who help us to analyse the impact of our website content and the interests of our visitors, to measure the capacity and perfor-mance of our website, to place targeted advertising and other content on our website or on other websites, or to communicate with you. We use first-party cookies (only visible from the domain you are visiting) and third-party cookies (visible across domains and routinely set by third parties) on our website. The specific details are as set out below:

Strictly necessary cookies:

Cookie name: ppms_privacy_
Lifetime: 365 days
Description / explanatory notes: The cookie makes it possible to obtain and store the consent of the website visitor to the use of cookies and / or comparable technologies.
It is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: ppms_webstorage
Lifetime: Individual objects are deleted when the underlying cookies expire. A website visitor can delete these pieces of information manually.
Description / explanatory notes: In addition to cookies, data are also stored locally in the browser of the website visitor in order to prevent data loss due to browser mechanisms. This technology stores information about cookies which have been set.

Cookie name: ppms_data_store
Lifetime: Deleted as soon as data entered on website forms have been sent to the server.
Description / explanatory notes: In addition to cookies, data are also stored locally in the browser of the website visitor in order to prevent data loss. This technology is used to store information which website visitors have entered on forms in order to avoid data loss during transmission pro-cesses.

Functional cookies:

Cookie name: viewport
Lifetime: 1 year
Description / explanation: Saves the current version of the page layout / page size.
Examples: lg, xxs, xxl

Cookie name: _stg_debug / stg_debug
Lifetime: 14 days
Description / explanations: Assesses whether the debugger of the Piwik PRO Tag Manager should be displayed. Any such cookie is removed after the debugger has been closed. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Analysis / tracking cookies:

Cookie name: _pk_ses.<websiteID>.<domainHash>
Lifetime: 30 minutes
Description / explanatory notes: Shows an active session by a visitor. Absence of the cookie indi-cates that the session ended over 30 minutes ago and was counted in a pk_id cookie. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: _pk_id.<websiteID>.<domainHash>
Lifetime: 13 months
Description / explanatory notes: Used to recognise visitors and record their different attributes. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: _pk_cvar
Lifetime: 30 minutes
Description / explanatory notes: Contains user-defined variables from the page previously dis-played. It is not activated in the default settings. Needs access to the storeCustomVariablesIn-Cookie () method for the JavaScript tracker object. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: piwik_auth
Lifetime: 24 minutes
Description / explanatory notes: Stores session information for the Piwik PRO user interface (UI). As long as this cookie is valid and contains a login and a token_auth parameter, a visitor is re-garded as a logged-in visitor and a PIWIK_SESSID cookie is refreshed.

Cookie name: PIWIK_SESSID
Lifetime: 24 minutes
Description / explanatory notes: Stores a PHP session ID. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: stg_traffic_source_priority
Lifetime: 24 minutes
Description / explanatory notes: Stores the visitor source type which indicates how a visitor came to our website. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: stg_last_interaction
Lifetime: 365 days
Description / explanatory notes: Establishes whether the session of the last visitor is still going on or whether a new session has started. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: stg_returning_visitor
Lifetime: 365 days
Description / explanatory notes: Establishes whether a visitor has already been to our website. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: stg_fired__
Lifetime: Session
Description / explanatory notes: Establishes whether the tag and trigger combination was activated during the session of the current visitor. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: stg_utm_campaign/stg_pk_campaign
Lifetime: Session
Description / explanatory notes: Saves the name of the campaign which led the visitor to our web-site. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: stg_externalReferrer
Lifetime: Session
Description / explanatory notes: Saves the URL of a website which redirected the visitor to our website. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: stg_opt_out_simulate
Lifetime: 365 days
Description / explanatory notes: Used to simulate the action of the opt-out snippet in the debugger. It turns off all the tracking tags in the relevant domain. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: _stg_optout
Lifetime: 365 days
Description / explanatory notes: The cookie is used to turn off all the tracking tags in the relevant domain. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: stg_global_opt_out (deprecated)
Lifetime: 365 days
Description / explanatory notes: The cookie is used to turn off all the tracking tags on our web pag-es which belong to a Piwik PRO account. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: csrftoken
Lifetime: 8 hours
Description / explanatory notes: This cookie is set for the Piwik PRO users only. It stores a CSRF token to keep the Piwik PRO forms secure. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: sessionid
Lifetime: 8 hours
Description / explanatory notes: This cookie is set for the Piwik PRO users only. It saves the ses-sion ID of the user currently logged in. The cookie is set by Piwik PRO.

Cookie name: CONSENT
Lifetime: 17 years
Description / explanatory notes: This cookie is set by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”). It collects information on how the visitor uses the website and which advertisements the user may have seen before visiting the website. YouTube therefore has control over its own advertisements and video recommendations.

Cookie name: YSC
Lifetime: Session
Description / explanatory notes: This cookie is set by YouTube. It records a unique ID in order to save statistics about which videos the user has seen on YouTube.

Cookie name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Lifetime: 6 months
Description / explanatory notes: This cookie is set by YouTube. It allows checks on bandwidth use.


The above cookie-based data processing is carried out in the case of strictly necessary cookies on the basis of Art. 6 (1) b) UK GDPR (legal basis) for the supply of information and Art. 6 (1) c) UK GDPR (legal basis) in order to fulfil our legal obligations, most notably to provide you with a simple and documented option for granting or not granting your consent to cookies. The processing of da-ta in respect of all other cookies is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) UK GDPR (legal basis). Another clause which may be taken as the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) f) UK GDPR, i.e. the pro-tection of our legitimate interests. Our legitimate interests as referred to in Art. 6 (1) f) UK GDPR most notably constitute the ability to provide you with a top-specification, user-friendly website geared to your needs and to guarantee the security of our systems.

(5) Piwik PRO

We use the web analysis and tracking services provided by Piwik PRO GmbH, Kurfürstendamm 21, 10719 Berlin (“Piwik PRO”).

The analysis / conversion tracking processes are subject to your consent through the Piwik PRO Consent Manager for cookies (Art. 6 (1) a) UK GDPR as the legal basis). The cookies collect data on how you use this website, enabling us in turn to make further improvements to our website and services. This also includes personal data, including your IP address, user ID, device ID and visits to our website. Your IP address will be saved in an abbreviated form only so that we can no longer assign it to you personally.

The data are stored as raw data on cloud servers belonging to Microsoft Ireland Operations Lim-ited in the EU for a period of 25 months and are then erased.

We use the Piwik PRO Tag Manager to integrate and manage some of the third-party services named in the cookie list on our website. The Piwik PRO Tag Manager enables the management of tags. Your consent settings for cookies are also taken into account in respect of the tools integrat-ed through the Tag Manager.

Further information on Piwik PRO can be found here: https://piwikpro.de/datenschutz/.

(6) YouTube

We use plug-ins from the YouTube video platform in order to be able to integrate videos and play them directly on this website. The operator of the video platform is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”). YouTube is a company affiliated with Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”).

YouTube videos are embedded in “privacy-enhanced mode”. According to the provider, this means that the site does not start storing information on any given user until a video is played. However, the privacy-enhanced mode does not necessarily prevent the transfer of data to YouTube partners. If you run embedded videos on our website, a connection to the YouTube servers will be estab-lished and the data transfer process will start. We have no control over the scope and content of the data which are transmitted to YouTube and, where applicable, to other YouTube partners when the plug-in is activated. One piece of information which will be sent to the YouTube server is which of our pages you have visited. This information is used for various purposes according to YouTube, such as collecting video statistics, improving user-friendliness and preventing abusive practices. YouTube uses cookies to collect information about consumer behaviour, provided you have consented to the use of these cookies. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube will be able to assign your surfing habits directly to your personal profile. You can pre-vent this by logging out of your YouTube account before pressing the play button.

The information generated by the YouTube cookies about your use of our website will generally be transmitted to a YouTube server in the USA and stored there. Follow this link for information on data protection at YouTube: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

(7) Social Media (SoMe) links

Our website has integrated links to social media (SoMe) services, such as Facebook, Twitter, In-stagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Xing. After clicking on the various links or on the integrated SoMe icon you will be redirected to the site of the respective provider. Please note that we do not pro-cess your data in this context and that we are not responsible for the content of websites to which we publish links. If you follow a link to SoMe services, please refer to the policy on data usage and the data privacy statement issued by the respective provider.

(8) Newsletter

You have the option of subscribing to a free newsletter. If you opt to receive the newsletter, we col-lect the data you enter in the registration form (e.g. forename, surname, email address). The data marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory and we need this information to send you the newslet-ter. The further voluntary information enables us to send you content which is more geared to your interests.

We process the data you have entered on the basis of your consent, as granted in the order form, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) UK GDPR (legal basis). We use the so-called double opt-in proce-dure for newsletter subscriptions, i.e. you will be sent an email and your registration is subject to confirmation through the link provided for this purpose in the email. We use this method to ensure that nobody else can sign you up for our newsletter.

We pass on your data to other companies in the MEWA Group so that they can send you the right newsletter for your country / in your language and so as to allow the central management of the dispatch process. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose for which they were collected. The email address will be saved as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

You can cancel a newsletter subscription at any time and thereby revoke your consent. A link is provided for this purpose in every newsletter.

5 How do we protect your data?

We take precautions to ensure the security of your personal data and we have appropriate tech-nical and organisational measures in place to protect our website and other systems. Your data are most notably protected against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation, alteration by unau-thorised persons, unauthorised access and unauthorised disclosure or distribution. Any data which you provide via our website will be transmitted over the Internet in encrypted form using SSL technology.

6 Who receives your data and are they sent to a third country or to an international organisation?

The only employees who will be privy to your personal data in the first instance are our employees who are engaged in technical, commercial or editorial duties. Your data may also be forwarded to employees at other companies in the MEWA Group if they need them for these and other relevant purposes (e.g. to answer your inquiry). If you are a customer of another national company, for ex-ample, an inquiry through our contact form would also be forwarded to this national company so that it can be duly processed and answered.

We also use or instruct external service providers to perform the data processing operations out-lined above. If service providers receive your personal data under commissioned data processing arrangements, they are strictly bound by our instructions when handling your personal data. The categories of external recipients are listed below:

• IT service providers, e.g. as part of their administration and hosting of our website or indi-vidual services / functions as well as for website analysis / measurement;
• logistics service providers, where applicable, in order to be able to send you ordered goods or information brochures;
• payment service providers and banks for the processing of payments;
• debt collection agencies and legal advisers for the assertion of our claims.

If you have consented to the use of cookies by YouTube, your personal data may be transmitted to the USA. The data transfer in this case will be based on standard contractual clauses issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office or the European Commission and agreed between us and the service provider. In other respects, we do not send your personal data to countries outside the UK, EU or outside the EEA or to international organisations as defined in Art. 4 (26) UK GDPR.

7 What rights do you have as a data subject?

Data subjects may assert the following legal rights against us or against our data protection officer at any time in writing or in electronic format, using the contact addresses provided (see above “Who is responsible for data processing and who is available for you to contact?”):

Right of access to information: Under Art. 15 UK GDPR, data subjects are entitled at any time to request confirmation as to whether or not personal data relating to them are being processed; if this is the case, data subjects are also entitled under Art. 15 UK GDPR to obtain information about these personal data and certain other information (such as processing purposes, categories of personal data, categories of recipients, envisaged storage period, their rights, the origin of the da-ta) and a copy of the data in question.

Right to rectification: Under Art. 16 UK GDPR, data subjects are entitled to ask for personal data stored on systems to be rectified if they are incorrect or inaccurate.

Right to erasure: Data subjects are entitled under Art. 17 UK GDPR to request the immediate erasure of their personal data. Instances in which the right to erasure does not apply include cases where the personal data need to be processed for certain purposes, such as to fulfil a legal obliga-tion (e.g. statutory obligations to keep records) or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

Right to restriction of processing: Data subjects are entitled under Art. 18 UK GDPR to request the restriction of the processing of personal data.

Right to data portability: Under Art. 20 UK GDPR, data subjects are entitled to ask for personal data concerning them and provided by them to be issued to them in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

Right to object under Art. 21 UK GDPR:
Data subjects have the right to object, on grounds relating to their particular situation, at any time to the processing of their personal data which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) e) UK GDPR (performance of a task carried out in the public interest) or Art. 6 (1) f) UK GDPR (legitimate inter-ests of the controller); this also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. If the data sub-ject objects, we will no longer process the relevant personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for their processing which override the interests, rights and free-doms of the data subject, or if the data are processed for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. This does not apply if we engage in direct marketing based on the above provisions. If objections are raised to the processing of personal data for the purposes of direct marketing, the personal data concerned will no longer be processed for these purposes – unreservedly and irre-spective of any weighing of conflicting interests. Objections pursuant to Art. 21 UK GDPR may be set out in writing or emailed to us or to our data protection officer at the contact addresses provided (see above “Who is responsible for data processing and who is available for you to contact?”).

Right to withdraw consent under Art. 7 UK GDPR: Data subjects have the right to revoke any dec-larations of consent which may have been issued under data protection law and to do so at any time with effect for the future.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: Data subjects are entitled under Art. 77 UK GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, especially in the UK, the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if they consider that the processing of their personal data infringes the UK GDPR. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. The supervisory authority responsible for our company is as follows: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Other concerns: If you have any further questions or concerns regarding data protection, please contact our data protection officer by email at data.protection@mewa.co.uk">data.protection@mewa.co.uk.

8 Do you have a duty to provide data?

In order to make our website available to you and to enable you to use the relevant services / func-tions (e.g. contact form, online purchase orders, etc.), we need you to provide the personal data required for these purposes. Without these data, it will not be possible to access our website con-tent or to use the relevant services / functions.

9 Are your data used in the context of automated decision-making / profiling?

You have the fundamental right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated pro-cessing – including profiling – which produces legal effects concerning you or significantly affects you in a similar manner. It is important to note that these decisions may not be routinely based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 (1) UK GDPR. We would like to point out that we do not use any such decision-making processes in the context of our website and the associat-ed data processing operations.

10 Can changes be made to this data privacy statement?

Further development of the Internet and of our website may also affect our data privacy statement. We reserve the right to revise this data privacy statement from time to time in the future in order to ensure that it complies with the current legal requirements or to reflect additions or changes to our website. The version of this data privacy statement which is applicable at the time of your visit can be accessed on each page under the link “Data privacy”.

11 How do we handle customer data in other respects?

In addition to this website-related data privacy statement, we also refer to our general information on the “Management of personal data” which outlines the policy governing the processing of per-sonal customer data in other respects and is also available in digital form under the following link: please click here.

Last revised: November 2021