METER Group, Inc.

Disclaimer

The following explains to you which data is being collected while you visit our homepage and how we process and use this data:

1. COLLECTING PERSONAL DATA

1.1. “Personal data” within the meaning of these data protection provisions means individual pieces of information about your personal and material circumstances, especially your name, e-mail address, telephone number, bank account number, and information regarding value-added tax.

1.2. Personal data also includes information about your usage of our website. In this connection, personal data is collected by us as described in Section 3 below.

2. DATA USAGE

Your personal data is being used by us for the following exclusive purposes:

for accepting an order made via our online shop and for completing the processing of it;
for enabling you to take part, if desired, in interactive offers (e.g. sending of newsletters);
for fulfilling our obligations pursuant to the contracts concluded between us via the online shop;
for carrying out range and use analyses for our website;
for recognizing and preventing technical security risks.
In the absence of a stipulation to the contrary in these data protection provisions, no personal data is transmitted by us to third parties unless you have agreed to such data transmission or we are obligated by law or by an order of a public authority or a court of law to make such transmission.

3. INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COMPUTER, COOKIES, TRACKING

3.1. When visiting our website, the communication between your Internet browser and our web server entails the automatic transfer of the following data to us and the recording of it for our visitor statistics: Full IP address, the time of call, the call method, the called up URL, the result value of the call, the size of the call in kilobytes, the website that was called up before this website was called up (referrer), the browser used, and the operating system. For technical security reasons and as a defence to attempted attacks on our web server, the full IP address together with the data set out above is initially stored by us. After seven days at the latest, the data is anonymized by either masking or shortening the IP address, which makes it impossible draw a connection between it and specific users. The anonymized data is used by us exclusively for internal system-related and statistical purposes.

3.2. In order to use our website, a so-called session cookie is needed. These cookies are small text files that are sent from our web server to your computer and generally stored on your hard disc. They do not become a part of your system and cannot cause any damage. An identifier (ID) is deposited in the session cookie during your visit. This ID makes it possible to remain connected to your computer during a session. The data deposited becomes inoperative once you close your Internet browser. Most browsers are set up so that cookies are automatically accepted. You can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software, or you can set up your browser to inform you that a cookie is being sent. However, please be aware of the fact that if you do this you may not be able to make full use of all of the functions of this website.

3.3 Our website use so-called tracking technologies. We use these technologies to make our website more interesting. The analysis is carried out under a pseudonym and no usage profiles are being combined with personal data. If you do not want usage profiles to be created, you may object to this by informing of us this.

3.4. The hosting provider engaged by us, also stores full IP addresses for forensic and accounting purposes on a separate server to which we have no access.

3.5. This website also uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. Google Analytics also uses cookies, which makes it possible to analyze your use of the website. The information about your usage of this website that is produced via the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the case of an activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP anonymization is activated on this website. Google, at the order of the operator of this website, will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to prepare reports on website activities, and to perform for the operator of the website other services associated with the website usage and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser in conjunction with Google Analytics is not being combined with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, please be aware of the fact that if you do this you may not be able to make full use of all of the functions of this website. You can also prevent Google’s acquisition of the data that is produced by the cookie and that relates to your website usage (including your IP address) and Google’s processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Alternative to a browser add-on or for browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent an acquisition by Google Analytics within this website in the future (this opt-out function only applies to that particular browser and to this domain). An opt-out cookie will then be deposited in your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, then you must click on this link again.

4. NEWSLETTER, ONLINE FORMS

4.1. Our newsletter will only be sent to you if you order it using the form provided for this. You may cancel receipt of the newsletter anytime by using the link found at the end of every newsletter. Any other information about our products will also only be sent to you if you have expressly activated this option. This too may be cancelled at any time.

4.2 We emphasize here that we are unable to warrant the security of the transfer of data via the Internet; especially with the unencrypted transfer of data via HTTP or e-mail, there is a risk of third-party access. Please be aware of the fact that any personal data you send to us via the online forms on our website, or when ordering a newsletter, must be regarded as potentially risky from a technical point of view. Nevertheless, when storing and processing your personal data, we always endeavor to employ all technical and organizational measures possible to prevent any access to it by third parties. A complete protection of data cannot be warranted by us when communication is made via an unencrypted means of data transfer. We therefore advise you to send any confidential information by post.

5. LIABILITY FOR LINKS

The website may contain links to and from the websites of third parties. The providers or operators of such websites are the parties always responsible for the contents of them. Please be aware of the fact that we are unable to assume any responsibility for the data protection provisions or the contents of the websites of such third parties. We are not obligated to monitor the contents of linked websites without any indication that a legal violation has occurred. However, such links will of course be removed immediately if we become aware of any such legal violation.

6. INFORMATION, CHANGING THIS NOTICE

Please be aware of the fact that this notice may be changed at any time to comply with the provisions of data protection law and other laws. The applicable version is always the version available online at the time of your visit. If you have any questions about data protection, or if you would like to exercise any of your rights associated with your personal data, please contact us using the information available at Legal Notice.