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Privacy Policy


Information and notification specifying of AHP Merkle GmbH

The data you hand over to AHP Merkle GmbH (name, first name, company, zip code / city, telephone number, e-mail address) are used by AHP Merkle GmbH for the purpose of establishing contact with interested parties. This can be the desired sending of information or the preparation of an offer.

Your data will not be transmitted by AHP Merkle to a third country or passed on to a 3rd party, except for our processors. 

If you wish to receive information about the data you have stored with us, you can contact the contact person listed below (see contact details). The relevant information will be communicated to you as soon as possible in a format that corresponds to the state of the art. In case that your data is not properly filed, you have the right to have it corrected. After the end of the contract, you are also entitled to block the use of your data by AHP Merkle GmbH. In this case, AHP Merkle will also inform any third parties who were involved in the fulfillment of the contract about your request for data deletion.

Should you have any objections regarding the handling of AHP Merkle GmbH with the data collected about you, you have the option of contacting the supervisory authority in this regard (see the section "Rights of the concerned persons").


General information

The protection of personal data and thus your privacy is taken very seriously by us. At this point we want to show what it means for you to use our personalized services and how we protect your datas. In order to ensure the greatest possible protection of your privacy, it goes without saying for us that we comply with all legal provisions on data protection.

Personal data
Personal data is information about your identity. This includes e.g. information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address. The use of our website does not require that you disclose personal data. However, in certain cases, we may need your name and address, as well as other information, so that we can provide the services you require.

The same applies for example to the sending of information material and ordered goods or to answer individual questions. Where necessary, we will inform you accordingly. In addition, we only store and process data that you voluntarily or automatically make available to us. As far as we ask you for more information, it is voluntary information. The processing of personal data takes place exclusively for the fulfillment of the requested offer and for the preservation of legitimate business interests.

Purpose of personal data
We use the personal data provided by you to answer your inquiries, to process your orders or to give you access to certain information or offers. We will not sell or otherwise market your personal information to third parties.

Purpose-built use
We will collect, process and use the personal data provided by you online only for the purposes communicated to you. A transfer of your personal data to third parties will not take place without your necessary consent. Surveys of personal data as well as their transmission to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information only take place within the framework of the relevant laws or insofar as we are obliged to do so by a court decision. Our employees and the service companies commissioned by us are obliged by us to secrecy and to comply with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act.

Non-personal information that is automatically collected
For organizational and technical reasons, the use of our website saves the following data: the names of the pages accessed, the browser and operating system used, the date and time of access, search engines used, names of downloaded files and their IP address. We evaluate these technical data anonymously and only for statistical purposes in order to be able to continuously optimize our website and to make our Internet offers even more attractive. These anonymous data are stored separately from personal information on secure systems and do not allow any conclusions to an individual person. Your personal data and your privacy are protected at all times.

Persons under the age of 16 should not submit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians. We do not solicit personal information from children and adolescents, do not collect them and do not share them with third parties. An exception to this is the active request or application for an internship or a future apprenticeship at AHP Merkle. For those under the age of 16, the consent of the parent or guardian is required. Further information you can find in the chapter "Applications". 

If you use external links offered within the framework of our Internet pages, this Privacy Policy does not extend to these links. When we provide links, we make every effort to ensure that they also comply with our privacy and security standards. However, we have no influence on the compliance of other providers with privacy and security regulations. Therefore, please inform yourself on the websites of the other providers also about the privacy statements provided there.

We use links to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ on our website.

Use of the YouTube Embedding feature is in the so-called advanced privacy mode. Since no personal data is provided, no further data protection measure is required here.



Contact details

Name and adress of the responsible for the data processing

AHP Merkle GmbH
Nägelseestr. 39
D-79288 Gottenheim

Tel.: +497665 4208 0
Fax: +497665 4208 88
Mail: »

Name and adress of the data protection officer

Mr. Michael Kranzer
Bechtle GmbH
Leinenweberstrasse 1
D-79108 Freiburg

Mail: »

If you have questions about data protection, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.

Use of special services of our website
For certain services (newsletter, registration for training ...) it is necessary that personal data is collected. In this case, only the data required for the respective purpose are collected and the statutory retention periods are taken into account.

Newsletter subscribers
We offer you a free newsletter to inform you about current topics at AHP Merkle. These include, for example, our training calendar and information about new products. The newsletter is sent via the company Inxmail GmbH, who will be provided with their e-mail address from our ERP system. Inxmail GmbH has signed a data processing contract with AHP Merkle according to the EU-DSGVO. The data received will be processed by Inxmail GmbH exclusively for the purposes of the contract processing described in the contract.

We use anonymous tracking to analyze the information received, which does not enable conclusions to be drawn on a particular newsletter subscriber.
In addition, with the newsletter you automatically receive the option of objecting to the use of your e-mail address for further dispatch. In this case, the use for both - AHP Merkle and Inxmail GmbH - is prohibited (opt-out).

Existing customers
As an existing customer of AHP Merkle, you will still receive the newsletter until you make use of the in each newsletter attached possibility of objection.

New customer or new supplier
As our new customer or new supplier, you will receive the newsletter only if you have given your consent. For this purpose, the Double Opt-In variant is used, which allows a legally compliant logging of the application.

Customer account
Personal data is required to keep a customer account. The required data is marked with a "*" in the registration. By registering you consent to the use of this data for the purpose of accounting.

CAD drawings/3d Models
To optimize our offer you have the possibility to download CAD drawings/3d models on our website. For this purpose, you will be forwarded to the external provider Cadenas GmbH. You can find the processing of the personal data you provide when using the service in the privacy policy of Cadenas GmbH.

For the application process, which can be initiated by mail or via », the following personal data are processed - name, surname, address, e-mail address, telephone number (landline and / or mobile), application letter and attachments, separate attachments. These data will be used exclusively for the application process and will be forwarded internally to the relevant departmental supervisor, who will in principle delete the data 3 months after completing the application process. In case on your application follows the conclusion of an employment contract, the data is included in the personal file. The handling of the data of minors under the age of 16 is described separately in the chapter "Children".

Payment and credit check
To process payments, we pass on your payment data to the bank responsible for the payment. If necessary, we obtain a credit report from Euler Hermes (Hamburg branch) and Creditreform to safeguard our legitimate interests. Your concerns will be considered in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Delivery of goods
Your data will be forwarded to the shipping company commissioned with the delivery, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods.



Information about special cookies
On our website we use different cookies to analyze the use of the website and to promote our products targeted. We use technologies from different providers (such as Google).

Google cookies
As part of the use of Google Analytics different cookies are used. These can change over time. Therefore, we describe here the use of Google Analytics summarized.

This website uses Google Analytics, the Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
Google Analytics allows data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to be assigned to a pseudonymous user ID. This allows user activities to be analyzed across devices.
With the help of these cookies, which are text files stored on your computer, an analysis of the use of this website is made. We use the function "IP anonymization". Therefore, the data will be processed in a state of the EU or another state party to the agreement within the EEA. In exceptional cases, it may be that the full IP address is transmitted to a server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google. On our behalf, Google evaluates the submitted data and provides us with reports on website activity and usage. In addition, Google provides additional services related to website activity and internet usage. This is also the purpose of our legitimate interest in processing the data. The legal basis here is§ 15 (3) TMG respectively article 6 (1) lit. F DSGVO. The data collected in this way by the cookies are automatically deleted once a month after 14 months.
You can configure the management of cookies by setting in the browser software.

You can use the opt-out cookie ( to prevent Google from processing the data. To do this you need to download and install the browser add-on. If you want to do this across multiple devices, you need to install this add-on on all devices.


Delete and manage cookies

Depending on the browser used, you can manage the use of cookies. For the most common browsers you will find help below.

Microsoft Explorer: 


Google Chrome:





Rights of the concerned persons
You have the right to limit the use of your personal data at any time. In order to apply for the implementation of your rights, please contact our data protection officer, whose contact details you will find at the beginning of this document. You can make use of the following data subject rights:

Right of information
Each affected person has the right to receive a summary of all processed personal data.

Each affected person has the right to let correct the personal data that has been processed about this person.

Extinguishing law
Each affected person has the right to let delete the personal data processed about this person, unless legal obligations prevent this.

Restriction law
Each affected person has the right to restrict the personal data processed for further use.

Right to objection
Each affected person has the right to object personal data processed for further use.

Data transmission right
Each affected person has the right to have the personal data processed transferred to third parties for further use in a machine-readable format

Complaints office
Each affected person has the right to complain to the Data Protection Supervisor in case of non-compliance with the promised data processing. This regulatory authority can be reached at

Updating of the privacy policy
These privacy notices are constantly updated to current features, technologies and applicable law. This is done at irregular intervals. The privacy policy provided on the website applies.



As of May 2018