Terms and Conditions MEININGER Hotels

Data Privacy Statement

 

We, MEININGER Hotels, are pleased that you have chosen to visit this website. In a continuous effort to improve the attractiveness of this website for you, we are constantly optimising the site's functions and services. Security is always our first concern. For you, using our web services means sharing your personal data with us. We appreciate the trust placed in us. That is why we handle your data with particular care. The term "personal data" is defined in the German Data Protection Act. This data is defined as individual details of the personal or material circumstances of a specific or specifiable natural entity. Such data includes, for example, your name, address, telephone number or date of birth. We have put extensive technical and operational protections in place to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, misuse, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our safety procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological advances.

 

General information:

When you call up our website, various information will be transmitted, such as the IP address, type and version of the web browser used, the operating system used, the origin website and the time of the request. We are unable to use this data to identify individual users. The information is simply evaluated by us on a statistical level and is only used to improve the attractiveness, content and functions of our website. If it is possible to enter personal or business data within the internet offering (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) this data is disclosed by the user on an expressly voluntary basis. Insofar as technically possible and reasonable, it is possible use and pay for all the services offered without providing such data or by using anonymised data or a pseudonym.

 

Cookies:

We use cookies for statistical evaluation purposes. Cookies are files that can be placed on your computer's hard drive to make navigation easier. The means that you don't have to enter all the data required for use every time you visit the site. Cookies also help us to tailor our website to your specific needs, e.g. your national language or preferred areas of interest. If you do not want this, you simply need to activate the decline cookies option in your browser. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to decline cookies or to display a warning before saving them. To find out how this works, please consult the instructions for your browser. You can delete cookies already set on your computer at any time. However, if you do not accept cookies, this can restrict the functions available on our site.

 

Supply of data to third parties:

Unless expressly indicated in this declaration, your data will not be shared with third parties except in cases where there is a legal obligation to do so or data has to be transmitted in order to implement the contractual relationship. External service providers and partner businesses, such as online payment providers only receive your data insofar as this is necessary to process your order. In such cases, the scope of the data transmitted is kept to the minimum essentials. If our service providers come in contact with your personal data on our behalf, we ensure that they comply with the requirements of data protection legislation to the same extent. You should also note the data protection information supplied by the provider. The service provider is responsible for the content of external services and we take all reasonable steps to verify that the services comply with legal requirements.

 

Custom Audience Pixel (Custom Audience from Your Website):

A custom audience pixel is a tiny piece of Java script code that we have incorporated into each of our web pages. This piece of code provides a series of functions for transmitting application-specific events and user-defined data to Facebook. We use custom audience pixels to record information about the way visitors use our website. For this reason, each of our web pages contains a custom audience pixel. This pixel records information about the user's browser session, which it sends to Facebook, along with a hashed version of the Facebook ID and the URL viewed. Every Facebook user has a unique, device-independent Facebook ID that allows us to address and recognise users across a range of devices using the Facebook social network, so that we can address our visitors for commercial purposes using Facebook ads. The user information will be deleted after 180 days, until the user visits our website again. "Custom Audience from Your Website" respects your privacy. Thus, no personal information about individual visitors to the website will be disclosed to MEININGER Hotels and MEININGER Hotels can only advertise to website customer target groups in a targeted way once the customer target group has reached a critical mass. This makes it impossible for MEININGER hotels to discover the identity of individual visitors.

 

Google Analytics:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyse the way you use the website. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If you activate IP anonymisation on this website, however, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Zone. The full IP address is only sent to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there in exceptional circumstances. Acting on behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with services relating to website use and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved by making the appropriate setting in your browser software, however be advised that this may mean that you will be unable to use all the functions of this website in full. In addition, you can also prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de). Alternatively, you can prevent data from being recorded by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents your data from being recorded during any future visit to this website. <a href="javascript:gaOptout()">Deactivate Google Analytics</a>. The opt-out cookie only applies for this browser and this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you will have to click this link again. You will find further information about this at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout  or at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/ (general information about Google Analytics and data protection). You will find further information at www.google.com/privacy/privacy-policy.html

 

Google Tag Manager:

This website uses Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows marketed website tags to be managed using an interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not register personal data. The tool causes other tags to be activated which may, for their part, register data under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access this information. If recording has been deactivated on domain or cookie level, this setting will remain in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

 

Newsletter:

Advertising information will only be sent to your e-mail address if you have agreed to allow your e-mail address to be used for this purpose. We will never send you advertising e-mails or newsletters without your permission. When you subscribe to the newsletter you can, if you wish, specify areas of interest. We will use this information, along with your personal data, to select information that will be of particular interest to you. Naturally you can withdraw your consent to receive newsletters any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter or by unsubscribing from the newsletter service at https://www.meininger-hotels.com/en/newsletter/ 

 

Data protection officer:

We take data protection very seriously indeed. That is why we rely on the support of the trained experts at intersoft consulting services AG to help us protect your data. If you have any questions or comments in relation to data protection, please contact our external data protection officer directly:

 

Personal / Confidential

For the attention of Ms Yvonne Varl, Attorney-at-Law

intersoft consulting services AG

Frankenstraße 18a, 20097 Hamburg, Germany

E-mail: yvarl@intersoft-consulting.de