Thank you for visiting our Erazer homepage (Controller: MEDION AG, Am Zehnthof 77, 45307 Essen, Germany). We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and want you to feel secure when using our homepage. The protection of your privacy when processing personal data is a central and important concern for MEDION, which we also consider in all our business processes.
We take care of the protection of your data collected, processed, and used by us. And we are happy to be your contact person for all questions about MEDION data protection and also take on board your suggestions and ensure that they are dealt with in a very timely manner.
1. General information and scope of application
In this privacy notice, we would like to inform you about which personal data we collect and how we use and pass on this data when you visit our website.
In addition, we inform you at the end of our data protection notice about the rights that you have as a data subject within the meaning of data protection law.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice, please contact our privacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Controller is MEDION AG Am Zehnthof 77, 45307 Essen, Germany.
You can also reach the company data protection officer via the e-mail address:
Management Board of MEDION AG: Gerd Brachmann (Chairman),
Christian Eigen (Deputy Chairman)
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of
MEDION AG: Dr. Rudolf Stützle
Registered office of the Company: Essen AG Essen HRB 132 74
3. Collection of personal data / category of data processed:
We collect, store, and process the following categories of personal data:
With newsletter subscription
• Date of birth
The following is a brief explanation of why we collect the above data:
First name and last name:
First and last name are used for the unique assignment of all other data. This data is asked for the newsletter registration, but it is not mandatory.
The email address is required to register for our newsletter.
4. Purpose of processing and legal basis
We process your personal data for the purposes set out below:
• to your subscription to the newsletter
• for the usage of our website
The legal basis for the processing of your data is the GDPR, in particular:
- Art. 6 I a. GDPR, as far as we have your consent to process personal data for certain purposes (e.g., registration for the newsletter, evaluation of data for marketing purposes), the lawfulness of this processing is given based on your consent. The consent given can be revoked at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the data processed until the revocation.
- Art. 6 I b. GDPR, as far as the processing is necessary for the implementation of the marketing campaign and the provision of our contractually owed services.
- Art. 6 I c. GDPR, which permits processing for the purpose of fulfilling legal obligations. For example, we process your data to fulfil our obligations under tax and commercial law.
- Art. 6 I f. GDPR, where necessary we process your data beyond the actual fulfilment of the contract to protect the legitimate interests of us or of third parties. This includes the testing and optimisation of procedures for needs analysis for the purpose of directly addressing customers, advertising or market and opinion research, insofar as you have not objected to the use of your data for this purpose, the assertion of legal claims and defence in the event of legal disputes, the guarantee of MEDION's IT security and IT operations, the prevention and investigation of criminal offences on the basis of official orders, and the measures for business management and further development of MEDION services and products.
5. Data transmission
Recipients of your personal data are exclusively those employees of the company who need this information for the fulfilment of their tasks or for the processing of the specific action (need-to-know principle).
Companies associated with us as well as service providers, vicarious agents and partners employed and selected by us (who, for example, support us in the implementation of the campaign, logistics companies, IT service providers, auditors) may
also receive data for these purposes.
MEDION AG has taken all necessary legal and contractual measures to ensure the protection of your personal data within the scope of the legal provisions.
6. Transfer of data to third countries or international organisations
Data is only transferred to countries outside the European Union (so-called third countries) if this is necessary for the execution of your orders if it is required by law or if you have given us your consent. MEDION does not transmit any personal data to third countries or international organisations. However, MEDION uses service providers for certain orders, which also use service providers that may have their registered office, parent company or data centres in a third country. According to Art. 45 DS-GVO, the transfer is permitted if the European Commission has decided that an adequate level of protection exists in a third country. If such a decision has not been made, MEDION or the service provider may only transfer personal data to a third country or to an international organisation if appropriate safeguards are provided (e.g., standard data protection clauses adopted by the Commission or the supervisory authority in a specific procedure) and enforceable rights and effective remedies are available. MEDION has agreed contracts with these service providers on so-called commissioned processing, which regulate that bases for data protection are always concluded with their contractual partners in compliance with the European level of data protection.
7. Storage periods
MEDION processes and stores your personal data for as long as is necessary for the fulfilment of our contractual and legal obligations. If the data is no longer required for the fulfilment of contractual or legal obligations, it is regularly deleted, unless its temporary further processing is necessary for the following purposes: preservation of evidence within the framework of the statutory limitation provisions.
According to Sections 195 et seq. of the German Civil Code (BGB), these limitation periods can be up to 30 years, with the regular limitation period being 3 years. Furthermore, this includes the fulfilment of retention obligations under commercial and tax law according to the German Commercial Code (HGB) or the German Fiscal Code (AO).
The retention and documentation periods specified in the laws listed above range from 2 to 10 years.
The participants' data will be stored for the provision of the competition and thereafter for the duration of the respective tax retention periods.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is based on consent, the data will be deleted immediately if you revoke your consent.
8. Your data protection rights
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right to
Information (Section 34 German Data Protection Act (GDPA), Art. 15 GDPR),
Correction (Art. 16 GDPR),
Deletion (Section 35 GDPA, Art. 17 GDPR),
Restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR),
Data portability (Art. 20 GDPR) and
Objection (Art. 21 GDPR).
We have set up our own data protection tool for your enquiries within the meaning of Art. 15(3) sentence 3 GDPR. In order to exercise your rights as described above, please submit a data protection request via this data tool.
Please set your preferred user language within the data protection tool. We will review, process, and respond to your requests in accordance with data protection requirements.
However, restrictions apply to the right of access and the right of deletion in accordance with Sections 34 and 35 of the German Data Protection Act (Art. 23 GDPR). Please note that in accordance with applicable laws and our data protection and security standards, we will take steps to verify your identity before providing you with access to your personal data or otherwise complying with your request. If you have a MEDION account, we may verify your identity by, for example, matching your email address. If you do not have a MEDION account and we do not know your email address, we will need to request additional information from you to verify your identity. Please note that we may reject your request if you do not have a MEDION account or if we cannot verify your identity using our records.
In addition, there is a right of appeal to a competent data protection supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 GDPA). For MEDION, this is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia (LDI NRW), P.O. Box 200444, 40212 Düsseldorf, Germany. https://www.ldi.nrw.de/metanaviKontakt/index.php
9. Automated decision making and profiling
Generally, we do not use fully automated decision-making pursuant to Art. 22 GDPR for the establishment and implementation of the business relationship. Should we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you about this separately if this is required by law. In some cases, we process your data automatically with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects (profiling).
We use profiling, for example, to provide you with targeted information about products and services or we use evaluation tools. These enable needs-based communication and advertising, including market and opinion research.
10. Collection of personal data when visiting our website
In the case of mere informational use of the website, so-called viewing, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. When you view our website, we therefore collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR):
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- Amount of data transferred in each case
- Website from which the request came
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software
In addition to the data mentioned above, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive associated with the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the entity that sets the cookie (in this case by us). This is used, for example, to analyse the performance of the website through cookies which help to improve our website by providing us with aggregate statistics about the number of visitors to a page, which areas of a page are viewed the most and the city or location of users. These may be installed by external analytics providers contracted by us. These cookies do not identify you personally. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are only used to make the internet offer more user-friendly and effective. MEDION uses the following types of cookies: transient cookies and persistent cookies.
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This enables your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a set period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
You can configure your browser setting according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. Please note that most browsers offer different ways to protect your privacy. For example, you can allow first-party cookies but block third-party cookies or be notified each time a website wants to install a cookie. Please note that disabling cookies in this way means that it is not possible to set new cookies. However, it does not prevent previously set cookies from continuing to work on your device until you have deleted all cookies in your browser settings. You can usually find the instructions for managing cookies on your browser under the help function of the browser or in the operating instructions of your smartphone or the stationary or mobile product used with Internet access.
Overview and description of the cookies we use
On this website, various data is measured by our partners named below to control advertising insertions (= measurement data). For this purpose, among other things, the frequencies of use of various subject areas are stored on a website-related basis and advertising-relevant target groups are identified according to socio-demographic characteristics and product interests. Only the statistical patterns resulting from the use of online advertising and editorial content are processed. The information on your internet usage can also be used across websites to make a rough estimate of which advertisements you may be most interested in.
You have the right to stop the recording of measurement data by our partners at any time by using the opt-out options listed below.
List of our cookies:
|Cookie name||Type of cookie/ purpose||Cookie||Duration|
|Doubleclick||Marketing||The provider's code is used to evaluate and optimise MEDION's online campaigns.||1 year|
|Emarsys||Marketing||The provider's code is used to evaluate and optimise MEDION's online campaigns.||1 year|
|Marketing||The provider's code is used to evaluate and optimise MEDION's online campaigns.||1 year|
The newsletter is sent, and the e-mail address is used by the service provider commissioned by MEDION: emarsys eMarketing Systems AG, Hans-Fischer-Straße 10, 80339 Munich. If you register for the free newsletter, we will collect your e-mail address and other personal data provided by you (e.g., surname, first name, possibly date of birth, etc.).
You will then be regularly informed about new products, valuable tips as well as exclusive offers, voucher, and gift campaigns. After registering, you will receive an email with a confirmation link, which you click to complete your registration for the MEDION newsletter.
Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent. You may at any time object to the use of your data for the above-mentioned purposes, in particular for advertising and market or opinion research, with effect for the future to MEDION AG as the entity responsible for data processing, without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs in accordance with the basic rates. Your data will be stored after your registration until you revoke it. If you no longer wish to receive our MEDION newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link contained in every newsletter mailing. There you can view, check, and change any consent you have given. Alternatively, you can also send an e-mail to email@example.com.
12. Data protection information on social plugins
Our website does not currently use social plugins from social networks (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Should this change in the future, the social plugins will only start transmitting data after you have activated the buttons. Each time you access a web page on our website that is equipped with such a plugin, the plugin causes the browser you are using to load and display the visual representation of the plugin from the social network server. In the process, the social network server, as far as you are registered there, is informed which particular website of our Internet presence you are currently visiting as well as other data such as, in particular, your IP address. We have no influence on the scope of the data that the social network collects with the help of this plugin. Please inform yourself using the data protection information of the respective social network: e.g. facebook google and twitter
Status September 2023