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Data Privacy & Terms of Use

Data Privacy

 

Acquisition and Processing of Personal Data

 

Personal data are all data stored in connection with your name. Your personal data will only be recorded if you provide them on a voluntary basis, for example for the Info-Service, the Job Letter, for ordering publications, for the IR Newsletter, the Job Exchange or for sending a request with the contact button, or if such personal data are provided by third parties at your instance, for example in the case of shareholders of METRO AG by their depository institutions. The data are stored in separate databases. Moreover, in the event that you visit our website, METRO AG might also record your accesses to these web pages for statistical or security purposes. As the case may be, the recorded data might include your IP address which is however deleted immediately, the device operating system that was used for access, the website from which you visited us, the websites you visit or the search terms used to find our website. The data is always anonymized prior to usage. METRO AG observes the legal provisions when handling this data.

 

Personal data of shareholders of METRO AG which METRO AG collects in connection with the preparation and the conduct of the general meeting of METRO AG is collected, stored, processed and used exclusively for this purpose. In order to fulfill the requirements of proof under German stock corporation law, METRO AG and third parties processing the data on behalf of METRO AG will keep such data for three years.

 

METRO AG strictly observes the following rules:

 

With our data privacy declaration and the information we provide on the Internet pages we keep you informed on the purpose for which the data you provide will be used.

 

We will protect your data against inadmissible access, against loss and modification with all the means at our disposal.

 

We use your data only within the METRO GROUP in order to be able to offer the information, products and services demanded by you.

 

We will promptly delete the personal data provided by you on receipt of the written instructions from you to do so.

 

The Internet offering of METRO AG employs cookies. Cookies are small files installed on your PC in order for us to be able to offer our services on a more individualized basis. Please, refer to the operating instructions of your Internet browser as to how cookies are created, how you can delete them and how you can prevent them being placed on your PC.

 

For questions concerning the processing of your personal data please get in touch with us by E-mail. These data privacy provisions only apply to the Internet offering of METRO AG.

 

Web analysis with Google Analytics

 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer to enable analysis of website usage by you. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In case of activated IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf this website’s owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website’s operator with further services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You can prevent storage of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

 

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIP()”, IP addresses being truncated before further processing in order to rule out direct associations to persons.

 

Newsletter

 

Following subscription to the newsletter, your e-mail address is used for our own advertising purposes until you cancel the newsletter again. Cancellation is possible at any time. The following consent has been expressly granted by you separately, or possibly in the course of an ordering process:
( subscribe )
You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. If you no longer want to receive the newsletter, then unsubscribe as follows:
( via an unsubscribe-link in the newsletter )

 

Source: Kanzlei Wilken Leer

 

Terms of use

 

METRO AG will make every reasonable effort to make available only correct and complete information on this website. However, METRO AG does not accept any liability or guarantee for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information provided on this website. The same holds true for all links to other websites (external links) that this website refers users to. METRO AG shall not be responsible for the content of sites that are reached by way of such an external link. METRO AG reserves the right to modify and supplement the provided information without prior notice.

 

For the use of websites provided by METRO AG for the purpose of the exercise of rights of the shareholders of METRO AG the terms of use provided on the websites regarding the general meeting of METRO AG shall apply alongside the relevant provisions of the German Stock Corporation Act.

 

The information (including the stock price of the METRO AG stock) on the websites of METRO AG is neither an invitation to buy stocks nor can it be construed to be an invitation to trade in stocks in any other way. METRO AG shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damage, including loss of prospective profits that may be caused by facts and figures or in conjunction with any other information made available on this website.

 

Copyright and other industrial property rights

 

In all its publications, METRO AG strives to observe the copyrights associated with the graphics, video sequences and texts used, or to use its own self-created graphics, video sequences and texts, or to offer graphics, video sequences and texts from the public domain.

 

The trade names and trademarks used in our Internet presence, which may be protected by third parties, are subject without restriction to the regulations associated with the applicable label rights and ownership rights of their respective registered owners. Simply because a trademark is mentioned, it should not be assumed that it is not protected by third-party rights.

 

The copyright for any published objects created by METRO AG remains the property of METRO AG. Any duplication or use of such graphics, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is prohibited without the explicit permission of METRO AG.

 

In particular no rights whatsoever pertaining to the company name, or other intellectual property rights such as brands, designs, patents or utility models belonging to METRO AG or their affiliated companies shall be granted to the user without the express prior consent of METRO AG.

 

Any unauthorised or legally abusive usage of intellectual property belonging to METRO AG and their affiliated companies represents an infringement of proprietary rights and/or competition law.

 

 

Legal Effect of this Exemption from Liability

 

This exemption from liability should be seen as part of the Internet site from which you were linked to this page. To the extent that parts or individual wordings used in this text do not, no longer, or do not completely comply with current legislation, the remaining sections of the document remain untouched by this fact, with regard to both their content and their validity.