Merz Aesthetics GmbH
Eckenheimer Landstrasse 100
60318 Frankfurt am Main
Responsibility for the processing of your personal data
Merz Aesthetics GmbH (Merz) processes your data in accordance with the data protection provisions set forth in the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz–BDSG), specifically in the version applicable as of 25 May 2018, and in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation–GDPR).
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The Medical Inquiry Assistant on the website is provided by “Landbot.io” (property of HELLO UMI S.L., Calle Paris, 82 bajo 1 - Barcelona – 08029, Spain). For reasons of documentation, Landbot.io stores data regarding the specific time, user, location, site, topic, product and landmark of each medical inquiry. Please find additional information here: https://landbot.io/privacy-policy
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If you use the contact form to send us a message or contact us by other means (such as by e-mail), we may store this message in order to process your request. We will use your personal information for the purpose specified by you in the contact form. If it is necessary to send information or documents to third parties outside of Merz, we will first remove all personal data not required for fulfil your request. Merz uses reasonable measures, such as the European Commissions’ standard contractual clauses to protect any personal data transferred outside of the European Union, regardless whether such data is processed by affiliated Merz companies or by other third parties.
Passing on personal data to (other) third parties
Merz relies on the support of specialized technical service providers for the technical processing of personal data. These service providers are carefully selected and are legally and contractually committed to ensuring a high level of data protection. The legal basis for our partnerships with these service providers is Art. 28 GDPR.
In connection with the provision of the registration portal, HeyPlatform (Athletia Invest GmbH) acts as service provider on behalf of Merz. The registration portal is hosted on servers of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
With the following information, we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it to the procedures described below.
Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with new content on our website, services, webcasts (hereinafter "Newsletter") only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission.
Double-Opt-In and logging: The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double-opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you are asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other e-mail addresses. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider are also logged.
Furthermore, according to its own information, the service provider may use this data in pseudonymous form, i.e. without assigning it to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of the newsletters or for statistical purposes to determine which countries the recipients come from. However, the service provider does not use the data of our Newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass them on to third parties.
The subscribed newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in e-mails in HTML format. Merz can use the embedded tracking pixel to recognize whether and when the newsletter was opened by the recipient and which links contained in the newsletter were called up by the recipient. Data collected via tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and processed anonymously for statistical purposes in order to optimize the newsletter dispatch and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
The use of the service provider, performance of the statistical surveys and analyses as well as logging of the registration process, are carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Our interest is directed towards the use of a user-friendly as well as secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as meets the expectations of the users.
Cancellation/revocation: You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. If the users have cancelled the newsletter receipt, the users' personal data processed for its sending will be deleted.
Duration of the retention of your data
Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), you have the right to request a copy of your personal data stored at Merz or at Merz’s contractors (Article 15 GDPR). We kindly ask you to send such requests in written form stating your name, address and phone number, so that we can confirm your identity. You also have the right to request corrections (Article 16 GDPR) or deletion (Article 17 GDPR) of your personal data stored at Merz. You may contact the Data Protection Officer of Merz under:Merz Aesthetics GmbH
Eckenheimer Landstrasse 100
60318 Frankfurt am Main
Right to object to processing of personal data and lodge a complaint