The protection of your personal data when using our website is an important concern for us and is carried out within the framework of the legal regulations about which you can find information, for example, at In the following, you will learn what information we collect during your visit to our website and how it is used.

  1. Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use

Each time you access our website, information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the internet browser used on your device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.). This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file.

The following data is collected without your intervention and stored until deleted:

– (anonymized) IP address of the requesting computer, device identifier and device type,
– name of the retrieved file and amount of data transferred as well as date and time of retrieval,
– message about successful retrieval,
– requesting domain,
– description of the type of internet browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your terminal device as well as the name of your access provider,
– your browser history data as well as your default weblog information,
– location data, including location data from your mobile device. Please note that most mobile devices allow you to control or disable the use of location services in the settings menu of the mobile device.

Our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f GDPR to collect the data is based on the following purposes: ensuring a smooth connection setup and comfortable use of the website, evaluating system security and stability, and for other administrative purposes.

In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

  1. Transfer of personal data

Your data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We only pass on your data to third parties if:

– you have given your express consent to this according to (Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a GDPR),
– this is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you (Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR),
– there is a legal obligation to disclose (Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR),
– the disclosure is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data (Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f GDPR). In these cases, however, the scope of the transmitted data is limited to the necessary minimum.

Our data protection provisions are in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and the data is only processed in the Federal Republic of Germany / European Union. A transfer to third countries does not take place and is not intended.

  1. Data subject rights

Upon request, we will be happy to inform you whether and which personal data relating to you are stored (Art. 15 GDPR), in particular about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling.

You also have the right to have any incorrectly collected personal data corrected or incompletely collected data completed (Art. 16 GDPR).

Furthermore, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your data, provided that the legal requirements for this are met (Art. 18 GDPR).

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller (Art. 20 GDPR).

In addition, you are entitled to the so-called “right to be forgotten”, i.e. you can demand that we delete your personal data, provided that the legal requirements for this are met (Art. 17 GDPR).

Irrespective of this, your personal data will be deleted by us if the purpose of the data collection has ceased to exist, or the data processing has been carried out unlawfully.

According to Art. 7 (3) GDPR, you have the right to revoke your consent, once given, at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future.

You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time, provided that a right of objection is provided for by law. In the event of an effective revocation, your personal data will be deleted by us (Art. 21 GDPR).

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to: is sufficient.

In the event of violations of data protection regulations, you have the option to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR.

  1. Duration of data storage

The collected data will be stored by us as long as this is necessary, for example, for the processing of contracts entered into with us or as long as you have not exercised your right to delete or your right to transfer data to another company.

  1. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small text files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your terminal device when you visit our website.

In the cookie, information is stored that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we gain immediate knowledge of your identity. The use of cookies first of all serves to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you:

To optimize user-friendliness, we use temporary cookies that are stored on your terminal device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services or retrieve information, it is automatically recognized that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time. The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. If you do not wish us to recognize information about your computer, please set your internet browser to delete cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or warn you before a cookie is stored. You can find out how to delete or block cookies in the Help and Support section of your internet browser. There you will find instructions on how to find the file or directory where cookies are stored. In any case, please note that the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

Java applets and Java script are used in the provision of our internet offer. If you do not wish to use these utilities or active content for security reasons, you should deactivate the corresponding setting in your browser.

  1. 1&1 WebAnalytics

This website is hosted on servers of 1&1 Internet SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur, in the Federal Republic of Germany. Tracking and logging is activated by default on websites from 1&1. To protect personal data, 1&1 WebAnalytics does not use cookies. 1&1 does not store any personal data of our website visitors so that no conclusions can be drawn about individual visitors. In 1&1 WebAnalytics, data is collected exclusively for statistical evaluation and technical optimization of the web offering. The use of these tracking measures is based on Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f GDPR, ¤ 15 (3) TMG. 1&1 does not pass on any data to third parties. For more information and the latest version of 1&1’s privacy policy, please visit:

  1. Links to our internet presences in social networks

On our website, we have included links to our Internet presences in the social networks (e.g. Xing and LinkedIn). We would like to point out that these are only links that forward to our website in the aforementioned networks, they are not so-called plugins with which you could, for example, “share” or “like” information on our website in the networks. As far as we are aware, it is not technically possible for social networks to collect personal data on our website via the mere links. For the purpose and scope of data collection after forwarding, please refer to the data protection information of the respective network.

  1. Data security

We take all necessary technical and organizational security measures to store your personal data in such a way that they are neither accessible to third parties nor to the public. If you wish to contact us by e-mail, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the information transmitted cannot be fully guaranteed when using this method of communication. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information exclusively by post.

  1. Topicality and change of this data protection explanation

This data protection declaration is currently valid. Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website under

  1. Name and contact details of the data controller

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

Merk MIC Ltd.
Management | Investment | Consulting
Wettersteinstraße 12
82335 Berg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)172 722 4200
Managing Director: Thomas Merk
Registry court: Munich Local Court
Registration number: HRB 264809
VAT ID: DE343139527