We care about the protection of your personal data and your privacy. For this reason, we will inform you in the following about our handling of your personal data, in particular for what we process your personal data, to whom we transmit them and the data protection claims and rights to which you are entitled. When we subsequently talk about data, we mean your personal information. This is all the information that identifies you as a person, directly or indirectly.
Please read the following information carefully.
The responsible controller is:
MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Tel.: +43 5 77 88
The responsible data protection officer can be contacted directly
or by adding attn. Data Protection Officer to the postal address above.
We process personal data that we receive from you in the course of the business relationship. In addition, we process personal data that we receive from third parties and/or public accessible sources (e.g. business register, register of associations, country register, press, media) in a permissible manner (eg for the fulfillment of orders / contracts, fulfillment of legal obligations or consent granted by you).
Your personal data includes in particular:
We process your personal data in accordance with the data protection regulations (DSGVO and the Data Protection Act (DSG) in the current version).
We offer various free subscription services via our website and social media that provide information about MED-EL products, services and our work. From time to time we send out optional surveys that ask for your anonymous feedback.
In order to provide relevant and accurate marketing we process your name, profession and professional interests, phone number, address, email address and user behavior (opening emails, clicking on links).
You can unsubscribe anytime, a link is included in each newsletter.
MED-EL cares about the privacy of our users and partners with the following providers in order to deliver marketing and communications to you securely, and in a legal manner:
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing: docs.microsoft.com/de-de/dynamics365/get-started/gdpr/
Survey Monkey: www.surveymonkey.com/mp/privacy/
Information about MED-EL specific topics, products and services
Consent – Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR and Legitimate interests – Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR advertising and optimizing of online offers.
We offer audio hearing tests and surveys via our websites. After you have finalized your hearing test or survey we may offer you the possibility to get in contact with us using a contact form. When submitting the contact form your data provided (first name, last name, e-mail) and your results are processed.
The test results are anonymised for statistical purposes.
Answering/assisting you with your request on available hearing solutions.
Consent – Art. 9 (2) lit. a) GDPR and Legitimate Interest – Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR - Research and improvement of products and services.
Within MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte Gesellschaft m.b.H., only those departments or employees receive your data, as far as they need it for processing for the corresponding purposes. In addition, commissioned by us processors (IT service providers, printing services, marketing, etc.) receive your data, if they need the data to fulfill their respective performance. All processors have been carefully selected and take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that your data is processed in accordance with data protection obligations and that your rights are protected. Above all, contract processors are not permitted to use your personal data for their own purposes.
With regard to a transfer of data to other third parties, we point out that such a transfer is made only on the basis of a valid legal basis and for pre-determined purposes.
The updating of your personal data takes place primarily on the basis of your direct feedback or change notices to us. However, updating is also possible due to information from third parties or the use of publicly available information.
We process your personal data, as far as necessary, for the duration of our business relationship (initiation, processing and termination of a contract).
Your data will therefore be deleted after complete execution of the contract, revocation of your consent or your objection, if the storage for the fulfillment of a legal obligation or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims is not required. Further processing will only take place if you have expressly consented to the further use of your data or if we have reserved any further data processing that is permitted by law.
There is the possibility that anonymization of the data is carried out instead of a deletion. In this case, any personal reference is irretrievably removed, which is why the data protection cancellation obligations no longer apply. In this case, no personal reference can be restored.
Under the GDPR you have the following rights:
Although we will strive to address any questions or concerns you may have, if you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or if your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in a way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria the data protection authority is responsible.
As part of the business relationship, you only need to provide the personal information that is required to establish and conduct the business relationship or that we are required to collect by law. You are also required to notify us of any changes in your data. Without this data, we will usually have to refuse the conclusion of the contract or the execution of the contract or an existing contract can no longer be performed and consequently terminated.
We do not use automated decision-making according to Art. 22 DSGVO.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
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This Policy was last updated on August 27, 2020.