Merkeleon collects information to provide better services to its users and to better understand the visitors to its websites and what content is of interest to them. Merkeleon collects information in the following ways:
The data you affirmatively provide to us, such as:
For the purpose of accessing various downloads, viewing specific content, subscribing to Merkeleon newsletters, registering for events and your preferences in receiving marketing from Merkeleon and its third party partners and your communication preferences, etc.
The information we have obtained about you from publicly available sources such as social media, marketing platforms or on events, you attended. You will receive marketing communications from Merkeleon if you have requested information from Merkeleon or you or your employer has purchased services from Merkeleon.
The data Merkeleon receives from your use of Merkeleon websites, such as:
When you use Merkeleon websites, Merkeleon may collect and process information about your location. Merkeleon uses various technologies and tools to determine location.
Information that is considered aggregated data, such as statistical or demographic data, which Merkeleon may use for any purpose. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal information but is not considered personal information in law as it does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity, unless Merkeleon combines or connects aggregated data with your personal information so that it can directly or indirectly identify you.
Merkeleon collects technical data from various third party and public sources, such as:
Other than as required by law, Merkeleon websites do not collect any special categories of personal information about you. This includes details about your:
Merkeleon will only use your personal information for the purposes it was collected, unless your data needs to be used for another reason compatible with the original purpose. If Merkeleon needs to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, Merkeleon will notify you and explain the legal basis which allows Merkeleon to do so.
Merkeleon may disclose your personal information to the following categories of recipients:
A list of Merkeleon’s current group companies is available upon request.
To any other person with your consent to disclosure.
If your personal information is protected by The EU Data Protection Law, Merkeleon’s legal basis for collecting and using personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which Merkeleon collects it.
However, Merkeleon will normally collect personal information from you only:
If you have questions or need further information concerning the legal basis on which Merkeleon collects and uses your personal information, please reach Merkeleon using the contact details provided below.
Merkeleon uses your location information to tailor your experience with Merkeleon websites. It may also use any non-personal information collected to enhance Merkeleon websites, and your IP address for website diagnostics and administration. Merkeleon will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes it was collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, Merkeleon considers the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which Merkeleon processes your personal information and whether it can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Merkeleon processes information on servers in many countries around the world, that is, your personal information may be processed on a server located outside the country in which you reside. These countries may have data protection laws different to the laws of your country (and, in some cases, may not be as protective).
Merkeleon protects your personal information in the same way it protects its other confidential information, such as storing it on secure servers that only select Merkeleon personnel have access to, and by encrypting it to help prevent access by any unauthorized parties. Merkeleon has put in place procedures to deal with any personal information breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach when legally required to do so.
As explained above, Merkeleon may collect and use your personal data for marketing purposes. Your data will be stored in our CRM system. We will use your data to inform you about Merkeleon products and services we think may be of your interest and send you our newsletters. For statistical purposes, we will collect information about your response to our emails and our interaction with you to make decisions on future marketing. If you wish to stop that we collect and use this information, please contact [email protected].
If your personal information is protected by The EU Data Protection Law, you have the following data protection rights, which you may be able to exercise by contacting Merkeleon using the contact details provided below:
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, Merkeleon may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to comply with your request if it is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Merkeleon tries to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally, it may take longer if your request is particularly complex, or you have made a number of requests. In this case, Merkeleon will notify you and keep you updated.
A.R. Merkeleon GmbH
P: +43 2626 21555