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Data Protection Declaration

The protection of your personal data and privacy is absolutely paramount to MHW & aqua med. That is why we only collect the data necessary to provide you with our services.

We collect and use your individual personal data solely within the scope of the provisions of the Data Protection Act of the Federal Republic of Germany. We provide you below with an explanation of how, within what limits and for what purposes we collect and use individual personal data. You can access this information at any time on our website ( and

Data transmission and logging for system internal and statistical purposes

When accessing our website your Internet browser automatically transmits data to our web server for technical reasons. The data transmitted includes, inter alia

This data is stored separately from any other data that you enter when using our offering. This data is used for general statistical purposes before being deleted. We use the statistics solely to improve our Internet offering to you.

We do not use the data for any other purposes nor do we pass on the data to third parties.

Inventory data

Where a contractual relationship is to be established between you and us, or the content of the same developed or modified, we shall collect and use your personal data only to the extent that this is required for such purposes.

We do not use the data for any other purposes nor do we pass on the data to third parties.


The technology known as cookies causes small files to be stored temporarily on your PC.

For the use of our free Internet offering at, we have waived our right to use this technology in order to protect your privacy.

We only use cookies within the confines of our customer portal. In the customer portal, only session-based cookies (lasting for one session only) are used. These general session-based cookies contain no individual personal data and expire at the end of the session. They are used for communication control and navigation, and they make our Internet offering more user-friendly for you.

You have the option of preventing the storage of cookies on your computer by making the appropriate changes to your browser settings. This could, however, severely restrict the range of functions of our customer portal.

Data security/encryption

Data which is transmitted between you and us over the Internet is always transferred as SSL-encrypted data to prevent unauthorised persons from also reading such data.

Right to information

As a user of our Internet offering, you have the right to request information from us about the personal data stored in your regard. Should you so request, the information may also be provided electronically.

Responsibility for content and information

The information offering of MHW and aqua med contains links to other Internet offerings, e.g. of cooperation partners. When the link was established, the external (third party) content was checked to ensure that it did not breach currently applicable standards under both civil and criminal law. We cannot however rule out the possibility that this content might subsequently be modified by the respective offerers. Should you be of the opinion that any linked external sites breach currently applicable law or that the content of the same is otherwise unsuitable, please let us know. We shall check the information provided by you and where necessary remove the external link immediately. MHW is not responsible for the content and availability of the linked external Internet sites.

Please note that this data protection declaration only applies to MHW's Internet offerings. Other data protection and data security provisions may apply to linked, external content. The respective site notice will provide you with information as to who is responsible for the respective offering.

Data protection enquiries

Should you have any questions related to data protection, you may contact our data protection officers at any time.

The contact details of the data protection officer (data protection coordinator) are as follows:

Stefan Lutz, LL.M.
Tel.: +49 421 322889-0
Fax: +49 421 322889-9


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