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For the use of the software/website and the delivery of the ordered goods, please see our Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for www.aldiphotos.co.uk, a website operated and maintained by Medion Electronics Limited.

 

This page (together with our Privacy Policy tells you information about us and the legal terms and conditions (Terms) on which we, Medion Electronics Limited make available to you, our online service for the creation of photographic and printed products (the Products) from digital images submitted by you (the Service). The Products available are listed on www.aldiphotos.co.uk (the site).

These Terms will apply to any contract between us and you for the sale of the Products (Contract). Please note that before placing an order you will be asked to agree to these Terms. If you refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to order any Products from our site. When you enter into a contract, you will be entering in to a contract with Medion Electronics Limited. Aldi Stores UK Limited shall not be party to any contract with you in respect of the Service or the Products.

 

1. Information about us

1.1    Medion Electronics Limited is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 03678084 and with registered office at 120 Faraday Road, Faraday Park, Dorcan, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5JF.  Our VAT number is 724 3434 52GB.
1.2    Our Customer Services team can be contacted by email at: [Insert Email Address] by telephone on [Insert Number] or by post addressed to Customer Services at 120 Faraday Road, Faraday Park, Dorcan, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5JF.

 

1.3    Contacting us if you are a consumer:

(a)    To cancel a Contract in accordance with your legal right to do so as set out in clause 6, you just need to let us know that you have decided to cancel. The easiest way to do this is to complete the cancellation form on our website. We will e-mail you to confirm we have received your cancellation form. Alternatively you can contact our Customer Services team. If you are emailing us or writing to us please include details of your order to help us to identify it. Your cancellation will be effective from the date you send us a cancellation e-mail or post a letter.

(b)    If you wish to contact us for any other reason, including because you have any complaints, please contact our Customer Services team.

1.4    Contacting us if you are a business. Please contact our Customer Services team. If you wish to give us formal notice of any matter in accordance with these Terms, please see clause 13.3.
1.5    Use of your personal information. We only use your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please take the time to read our Privacy Policy, as it includes important terms which apply to you.
1.6    If you are a consumer you may only purchase Products from our site if you are at least 18 years old.
1.7    If you are a business customer and you are not a consumer, you confirm that you have authority to bind any business on whose behalf you use our site to purchase Products.
1.8    If you are a business customer these Terms and any document expressly referred to in them constitutes the entire agreement between you and us and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between us, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter. You acknowledge that in entering into this Contract you do not rely on any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these Terms or any document expressly referred to in them. You and we agree that neither of us shall have any claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in this Contract.

 

2.    Use of the site

2.1    We do not guarantee that the site or its contents will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason the site or, if applicable, any photos stored as part of the Services, are unavailable at any time or for any period.
2.2    We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
2.3    We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on the Site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
2.4    You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the site and for backing up your photographic data.
2.5    You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

 

3.    Contract Formation

3.2    We will confirm our acceptance to you by sending you an e-mail that confirms that the Products have been dispatched (Dispatch Confirmation). The Contract between us will only be formed when we send you the Dispatch Confirmation.
3.3    If we are unable to supply you with a Product, for example because that Product is not in stock or no longer available or because we cannot meet your requested delivery date or because of an error in the price on our site, we will inform you of this by e-mail and we will not process your order. If you have already paid for the Products, we will refund you the full amount including any delivery costs charged as soon as possible.

 

4.    Use of the Services and Products

4.1    You agree to send to us, only data for which you own the copyright or which you are otherwise authorised to send to us and you agree not to send to us any images which may be of objectionable content. You also agree not to infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party and to be responsible for any claims, costs, expenses or legal proceedings caused as a result of your use of the Services in contravention of these Terms.
4.2    Where you are in breach of clause 4.1, we shall be entitled to cancel any pending orders for Products and to terminate any access to the Services granted to you forthwith and without notice.
4.3    Where the use of any of the Products is stated to be subject to any instructions of use or warnings of any kind, they are supplied on the condition that such instructions or warnings will be strictly adhered to by you. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any failure by you to follow such instructions or warnings.

 

5.    Our right to vary these Terms

5.1    Every time you order Products from us, the Terms in force at the time of your order will apply to the Contract between you and us.
5.2    We amend these Terms from time to time. If we have to revise these Terms as they apply to your order, we will contact you to give you reasonable advance notice of the changes and let you know how to cancel the Contract if you are not happy with the changes. You may cancel either in respect of all the affected Products or just the Products you have yet to receive. If you opt to cancel, you will have to return (at our cost) any relevant Products you have already received and we will arrange a full refund of the price you have paid, including any delivery charges.

 

6.    Your consumer right of return and refund
This clause 6 only applies if you are a consumer.

6.1    If you are a consumer, you have a legal right to cancel a Contract under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 during the period set out below in clause 6.2. This means that during the relevant period if you change your mind or decide for any other reason that you do not want to receive or keep a Product, you can notify us of your decision to cancel the Contract and receive a refund. However, this cancellation right does not apply in the case of any Products which have been tailored to your personal requirements or instructions.
6.2    Your legal right to cancel a Contract starts from the date of the Dispatch Confirmation (the date on which we e-mail you to confirm our acceptance of your order), which is when the Contract between us is formed. Your deadline for cancelling the Contract then depends on what you have ordered and how it is delivered, as set out in the table below:

 

Your Contract
Your Contract is for a single Product (which is not delivered in instalments on separate days).
Your Contract is for multiple Products which are delivered on separate days.

End of the cancellation period
The end date is the end of 14 days after the day on which you receive the Product.
The end date is 14 days after the day on which you receive the last instalment of the Product or the last of the separate Products ordered.

 

6.3    To cancel a Contract, you need to let us know that you have decided to cancel. The easiest way to do this is to complete the cancellation form on our website. If you use this method we will e-mail you to confirm we have received your cancellation.
6.4    If you cancel your Contract we will:

(a)    refund you the price you paid for the Products. However, please note we are permitted by law to reduce your refund to reflect any reduction in the value of the goods, if this has been caused by your handling them in a way which would not be permitted in a shop.

(b)    refund any delivery costs you have paid, although, as permitted by law, the maximum refund will be the costs of delivery by the least expensive delivery method we offer.

(c)    make any refunds due to you as soon as possible and in any event within the deadlines indicated below:

(i)    if you have received the Product: 14 days after the day on which we receive the Product back from you or, if earlier, the day on which you provide us with evidence that you have sent the Product back to us.  For information about how to return a Product to us, see clause 6.7;

(ii)    if you have not received the Product: 14 days after you inform us of your decision to cancel the Contract.

6.5    If you have returned the Products to us under this clause 6 because they are faulty or mis-described, we will refund the price of the Products in full, together with any applicable delivery charges.
6.6    We will refund you in the same method used by you to pay for the Products.
6.7    If a Product has been delivered to you before you decide to cancel your Contract:

(a)    then you must return it to us without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days after the day on which you let us know that you wish to cancel the Contract. Please contact our Customer Services team to arrange the return of Products;

(b)    unless the Product is faulty or not as described (in this case, see clause 6.5), you will be responsible for the cost of returning the Products to us.

6.8    Because you are a consumer, we are under a legal duty to supply Products that are in conformity with this Contract. As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. These legal rights are not affected by your right of return and refund in this clause 6 or anything else in these Terms.

 

7.    Delivery

7.1    We will contact you with an estimated delivery date, which will be within 30 days after the date of the Dispatch Confirmation. Occasionally our delivery to you may be affected by an Event Outside Our Control. See clause 12 for our responsibilities when this happens. Usually we deliver photographic prints within 2-5 working days. Products requiring further preparation, such as calendars or photo albums are usually delivered within 5-7 working days. Working days exclude Sundays and public holidays.
7.2    Delivery of an Order shall be completed when we deliver the Products to the address you gave us and the Products will be your responsibility from that time.
7.3    You own the Products once we have received payment in full, including all applicable delivery charges.
7.4    After you cancel your Order we will refund any sums you have paid to us for the cancelled Products and their delivery.
7.5    Unfortunately, we do not deliver to the Isle of Man and Channel Islands or to addresses outside the UK. You may place an order for Products from outside the UK, but this order must be for delivery to an address in the UK. We supply Products to Austria, France and Germany; however different terms and conditions apply to those countries. If you would like to place an order for delivery to those countries, please contact us for further information.

 

8.    Price of products and delivery charges

8.1    The prices of the Products will be as quoted on our site at the time you submit your order. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the prices of Products are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered onto the system.
8.2    Prices for our Products may change from time to time, but changes will not affect any order you have already placed.
8.3    The price of a Product includes VAT (where applicable) at the applicable current rate chargeable in the UK for the time being. However, if the rate of VAT changes between the date of your order and the date of delivery, we will adjust the VAT you pay, unless you have already paid for the Products in full before the change in VAT takes effect.
8.4    The price of a Product does not include delivery charges. Our delivery charges are as advised to you during the check-out process, before you confirm your order.
8.5    Our site contains a large number of Products. It is always possible that, despite our reasonable efforts, some of the Products on our site may be incorrectly priced. If we discover an error in the price of the Products you have ordered we will contact you to inform you of this error and we will give you the option of continuing to purchase the Product at the correct price or cancelling your order. We will not process your order until we have your instructions. If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you provided during the order process, we will treat the order as cancelled and notify you in writing. Please note that if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as a mispricing, we do not have to provide the Products to you at the incorrect (lower) price.

 

9.    How to pay

9.1    You can only pay for Products using [a debit card, credit card or paypal].  Please see details on our website for the types of cards from which we accept payment. Payment for the Products and all applicable delivery charges is in advance. We will not charge your debit card or credit card until we dispatch your order.

 

10.    Our liability if you are a business
This clause 10 only applies if you are a business customer

10.1    We only supply the Products for internal use by your business, and you agree not to use the Product for any resale purposes.
10.2    Nothing in these Terms limits or excludes our liability for:

(a)    death or personal injury caused by our negligence;

(b)    fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c)    breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); or

(d)    defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

10.3    Subject to clause 10.2, we will under no circumstances whatever be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract for:

(a)    any loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

(b)    loss or corruption of data, information or software;

(c)    loss of business opportunity;

(d)    loss of anticipated savings;

(e)    loss of goodwill; or

(f)    any indirect or consequential loss.

10.4    Subject to clause 10.2, our total liability to you in respect of all losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the price of the Products.
10.5    Except as expressly stated in these Terms, we do not give any representation, warranties or undertakings in relation to the Products. Any representation, condition or warranty which might be implied or incorporated into these Terms by statute, common law or otherwise is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, we will not be responsible for ensuring that the Products are suitable for your purposes.

 

11.    Our liability if you are a consumer
This clause 11 only applies if you are a consumer

11.1    If we fail to comply with these Terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Terms or our negligence, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of our breach or if it was contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this contract.
11.2    We only supply the Products for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the product for any commercial, business or resale purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
11.3    We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for:

(a)    death or personal injury caused by our negligence;

(b)    fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c)    any breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession);

(d)    any breach of the terms implied by section 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and samples); and

(e)     defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

 

12.    Events outside our control

12.1    We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks or restraints or delays affecting carriers or subcontractors or inability or delay in obtaining supplies of adequate or suitable materials.
12.2    If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under a Contract:

(a)    we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you; and

(b)    our obligations under a Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects our delivery of Products to you, we will arrange a new delivery date with you after the Event Outside Our Control is over.

12.3    You may cancel a Contract affected by an Event Outside Our Control. To cancel please contact us. If you opt to cancel, you will have to return (at our cost) any relevant Products you have already received and we will refund the price you have paid, including any delivery charges.

 

13.    Communications between us

13.1    When we refer, in these Terms, to "in writing", this will include e-mail.
13.2    If you are a consumer you may contact us as described in clause 1.3.
13.3    If you are a business:

(a)    Any notice or other communication given by you to us, or by us to you, under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service or e-mail.

(b)    A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at our registered office; if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second working day after posting or if sent by e-mail, one working day after transmission.

(c)    In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

(d)    The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.

 

14.    Other important terms

14.1    We may transfer our rights and obligations under a Contract to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms.
14.2    You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree in writing.
14.3    This Contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.
14.4    Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
14.5    If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
14.6    If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms are governed by English law. This means a Contract for the purchase of Products through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
14.7    If you are a business, a Contract and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
14.8    If you are a business, we both irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with a Contract or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

and Data Privacy Statement

Data Privacy Statement for ALDI Photos and MEDION
(Last Revised July 2020)

 

 

ALDI Photos is delighted at your visit to this website and at your interest in the products and services of ALDI Photos and at your interest in our service partner MEDION (ALDI Photos/ MEDION). We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and want you to feel secure when using our website and our products. The protection of your privacy when processing personal data is important to ALDI Photos/ MEDION and its centrality is evident in all our business practices. We are concerned for the protection of your data which we collect, process and use when you visit the ALDI Photos/ MEDION website. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on the subject of data protection with reference to ALDI Photos/ MEDION and we will make every effort to deal with your inquiry promptly. We also welcome your suggestions. The privacy statement may be updated from time to time. We therefore ask you to read this page regularly. The last line of this statement below indicates when it was last updated.

 

1. Basic principles

Your personal data are collected, processed and used in strict compliance with the statutory provisions and according to the principles of good faith. As far as possible, we conduct our business processes in such a way that the data protection requirements are already taken into account during the development of the products and services and ensure that personal data are anonymised in such a way that the data subject cannot be identified or can no longer be identified if this does not jeopardise the agreed purpose. ALDI Photos/ MEDION will use your personal data for the technical administration and further development of this website, for customer management, user administration and marketing, to inform you about our services and products and for other precisely defined purposes.

Image data

Your image data will be automatically stored for 60 days for the purpose of providing photo products. The storage period of any given project will be extended by 30 days each time the data are edited. You can delete your image data (projects) in the project folder at any time.  ALDI Photos/ MEDION will also provide you with online storage space at your request which you can optionally use to save the configuration of selected products over a longer period of time. You have the option of deleting your design projects from the online storage space (online project folder) at any time using your online login and access password.  The data collected from you will be processed exclusively in Germany.

 

2. Sources and data

We process personal data which we have received directly from you in the context of our business relations. We also process personal data which we legitimately obtain from publicly accessible sources or which are rightfully transmitted to us by other third parties, insofar as these data are required for the provision of the relevant services and for the agreed purpose.
We save your data as required to process your purchase orders, to make photo products, to enable the use of our products or to provide services, such as repairs, and – if you so choose – to process payments. These are personal data, such as your address details, date of birth (for transactions requiring age verification), image data, and data required for certain payment methods. The relevant purchase order data (item, quantity, price, etc.) are filed with your address.

 

3. Purpose of processing and legal basis

Your personal data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

For the fulfilment of contractual obligations (Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR):

Personal data are processed in connection with the trade in products and services in the field of consumer electronics. The purposes of data processing will depend primarily on the specific product (e.g. physical or digital) and its possible applications or they may also depend on the order placed with us (e.g. repair). Further details on data processing purposes can be found in the contractual documents, the operating instructions and the terms and conditions or the terms of use.

In connection with the balancing of interests (Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR):

If necessary, we will process your data beyond the actual performance of the contract to safeguard our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of third parties. This will include the review and optimisation of procedures for the analysis of requirements for the purposes of approaching customers directly, advertising, market research and opinion polls (unless you have objected to the use of your data for these purposes), the assertion of legal claims and defence in legal disputes, the guarantee of IT security and IT operation of ALDI Photos/ MEDION, the prevention and investigation of criminal offences based on official orders, and the measures put in place for the business management and further development of ALDI Photos/ MEDION services and products.

On the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR):

If we have your consent to process personal data for specific purposes (e.g. forwarding of data within the group of companies, evaluation of data for marketing purposes), the legality of such processing is based on your consent. Once granted, consent may be revoked at any time. This also applies to the revocation of consent granted to us before the GDPR entered into force, i.e. before 25.05.2018. The revocation of the consent does not affect the legality of the data processed until the revocation.

For compliance with legal requirements (Art. 6 (1) c) GDPR) or in the public interest (Art. 6 (1) e) GDPR):

This might include identity and age checks, for example, or the fulfilment of inspection and reporting obligations under tax law. Unless specifically stated below, no personal data are processed during the use of this website, i.e. no personal data are saved, changed or passed on to third parti

 

4. Transmission of data to third countries or international organisations

Data are transmitted to bodies in countries outside the European Union (referred to as third countries) insofar as this is necessary to process your orders or if required by law or if you have given us your consent. ALDI Photos/ MEDION does not transfer any personal data to bodies in third countries or international organisations in any further respects. ALDI Photos/ MEDION does, however, use service providers for certain orders who in turn use service providers who may have their company headquarters, parent company or data processing centres in a third country. Under Art. 45 GDPR, data may be transmitted if the European Commission has decided that there is an adequate level of protection in a third country. If no such decision has been taken, ALDI Photos/ MEDION or the service provider may only transfer personal data to a third country or to an international organisation if appropriate safeguards are in place (e.g. standard data protection clauses adopted by the Commission or by the supervisory authority in a particular procedure) and if enforceable rights and effective legal remedies are available. ALDI Photos/ MEDION has agreed contracts with these service providers for order processing, as it is called, which stipulate that fundamental data protection standards are always agreed with their contractual partners in keeping with the European level of data protection.

 

5. Storage periods

ALDI Photos/ 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 are no longer required for the fulfilment of contractual or legal obligations, they are routinely deleted unless their further processing is necessary – for a limited period – for the purpose of preserving evidence under the statute of limitations. Under sections 195 ff. of the German Civil Code these statutory limitation periods can be up to 30 years although the regular limitation period is three years. This also includes the fulfilment of statutory retention obligations under commercial law and tax law, as set out in the German Commercial Code or the German Fiscal Code. The mandatory data and documentation storage periods specified in the aforementioned laws range from two to 10 years.

 

6. Your rights as the data subject

Any person whose personal data are processed has the following rights as the data subject:
Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR) and
Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)

 

7. Obligation to provide data

Within the context of our business relationship, you are required to provide such personal data as are necessary to establish and conduct business relations and to fulfil the contractual obligations associated therewith or such personal data as we are legally obliged to collect. Without these data we will generally not be able to conclude or execute the contract with you, or your statutory rights (e.g. guarantees and warranties) will be at risk.

 

8. Automated individual decision-making and profiling

As a general principle, we do not use fully automated decision-making processes, as defined in Art. 22 GDPR, to establish and conduct business relations. Should we use these procedures in individual cases, we will specifically inform you if required to do so by law. We process some of your data automatically with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects (profiling). We use profiling for various purposes, such as to be able to provide you with targeted information on products and services or we use evaluation tools. These enable needs-based communication and advertising, including market research and opinion polls.

 

9. Collection of personal data during visits to our website

If you visit the website for information purposes only, as in merely browsing, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we will only collect the personal data which your browser transmits to our server. If you view our website, we will therefore collect the following data which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) section 1 f) GDPR):

–     IP address
–     Date and time of the request
–     Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
–     Content of the request (specific page)
–     Access status/HTTP status code
–     Volume of data transmitted in any given case
–     Website from which the request is sent
–     Browser
–     Operating system and its interface
–     Language and version of the browser software

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies will also be stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information is sent to the body which places the cookie (us in this case). This is used in various ways, such as to analyse the performance of the website through cookies which help to improve our website by providing us with overall statistics on the number of visitors to a site, the sections of a site viewed most frequently, and the city or location of the users. These may be installed by external analysis service providers acting on our instructions. These cookies cannot identify you personally. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve merely to make the website easier to use and more efficient overall. ALDI Photos/ 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 which store a session ID with which various requests sent by your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow 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 specified period which can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings in your browser.

You can configure your browser settings as you wish and refuse the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies, for example. We would point out that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in this case. Please note that most browsers offer different ways of protecting your privacy. You can allow first-party cookies, for example, but block third-party cookies or ask to be notified each time a website wants to install a cookie. Please note that disabling cookies in this way will mean that it is not possible to set new cookies but it will not prevent cookies previously set from continuing to function on your device until you have deleted all the cookies in your browser settings. You can usually find the instructions for managing cookies on your browser under the help function in the browser or in the operating instructions for your smartphone or for the stationary or mobile product with Internet access which you are using.

We also use cookies to be able to identify you on return visits if you have an account or separate individual access to our offers. Otherwise you would have to log in again on each visit. The Flash cookies used are not detected by your browser but by your Flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects which are stored on your end device. These objects store the required data independently of your browser and do not have an automatic expiry date. If you do not want the Flash cookies to be processed, you need to install an add-on like the one for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash killer cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by setting the private mode in your browser.

Overview and description of the cookies we use

On this website, various data is measured by our partner named below for the control of advertising (=measurement data) Amongst other things, for this purpose, the frequency of the use of different subject areas are stored on a website-basis and target groups for advertising are identified according to socio-demographic characteristics and product interests. Only the statistical patterns that result from the use of online advertising and editorial content are processed. The information about your internet usage may also be used across websites to provide a rough estimate of which advertising may interest you the most.

You have the right to, at any time, object to the recording of measurement data by our partners by using the revocation options listed below (opt-out).

Webtrekk - click here

Webtrekk

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization, and financial operation of our online offer in accordance with Art. 6. section 1 f) of the GDPR), we use the marketing service (“Webtrekk service”) of Webtrekk GmbH, Robert-Koch-Platz 4, 10115 Berlin (“Webtrekk”).

Webtrekk is located in Germany. The company is therefore subject to German and European data protection legislations. It has been privacy certified within the field of web controlling in Germany after the validation of its data processing in accordance with data protection conformity and data security.

Webtrekk creates pseudonymized usage records for the purpose of advertising, market research or to tailor offers to needs, insofar that you do not object. The usage records are created using so-called cookies. These cookies have different lifetimes. The most used cookies are so-called “session cookies”, but also cookies with longer expiration are used to recognise you anonymously as a visitor. Webtrekk uses the following cookies for web controlling:

Session cookie (for session recognition, expiration: one session)
Long-term cookie (for recognition of new/regular customer, expiration: 6 months)
Opt-out cookie (in case of objection to tracking, expiration: 60 months/5 years)
Opt-in cookie (to expand the lifetime of the long-term cookie, expiration: 12 months/1 year)

In accordance with our contract, this information is only used on our behalf to analyse the use of our online offer by the user, to compilate reports on the activities on our online offer and for further services that are related to this online offer and other internet services. Your IP address is not saved as part of the above cookie usage. IP addresses are pseudonymized, i.e. they are shortened for the sake of geo localization as part of the web analysis. The IP addresses themselves are immediately deleted so that it is no longer possible to identify the user based on the collected data. Geo localization works via a database in which the IP address contingents of different hosts are stored with their respective location. As such, the geo localization only locates the place of the internet service provider, not the specific address of the user. User data is strictly processed by the Webtrekk service in pseudonymized form. Webtrekk does not store or process the name or email address of the user, for example, but only processes the relevant cookie data within pseudonymous user profiles. Advertising is not managed or displayed for one specific identified person by Webtrekk, but only for the cookie holder, regardless of who this is. However, if the user consents to MEDION AG to having their data processed without this pseudonymization, and if the user identifies themselves through our website, we will combine this data with the master data created by us and send it to Webtrekk in an encrypted form (more precisely: hashed). Webtrekk will not be able to identify the user. However, this comparison of data enables us to define specific user groups (e.g. to establish a connection between age and interest in our products) and thus to address user groups with targeted advertising in line with their interests.

In order to disable the collection and analysis of data done by Webtrekk, and to opt out of any further user data collection so that your data will no longer be tracked on this website in the future, you must set a cookie (called ‘webtrekkOptOut’). You can set this here: Click here This revocation will apply for as long as you do not delete the webtrekkOptOut cookie. Alternatively/additionally, in order to further protect your privacy, you can install a plugin in your browser which offers the possibility of hindering tracking – e.g. AdBlock, Ghostery or NoScript (please note the data protection information of the respective plugin provider).

Insofar that we only process anonymized data, it is no longer possible to identify a specific person or their specific characteristics.

 

11. Management of your data while processing payments

If you choose to pay by invoice, you will receive an invoice with the delivery of your photo order.  If the delivery address is different, you will receive the invoice in PDF format with the confirmation of dispatch by email.
For all the payment methods listed below, the entire payment process will be handled by the respective service provider. Therefore ALDI Photos/ MEDION will not have access to any personal data relating to customers in respect of specific payments.

Credit card
If you choose to pay by credit card, your payment will be forwarded and processed by Elavon Merchant Services, Postbus 20 000, Boîte Postale Brussel 1000 Bruxelles 1, Belgium. Therefore this name may also appear on your credit card statement. Elavon processes payment data on behalf of ALDI Photos/ MEDION in the course of providing payment management services and related services. In its role as order data processor, Elavon is particularly concerned with adhering to the principle of data economy and so collects and stores only such information as is absolutely essential. The entire payment process is managed by Elavon therefore ALDI Photos/ MEDION has no access to payment-related data of the customer.

PayPal
If you choose to pay by PayPal (PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A.

22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg), you will be redirected to PayPal at the end of the purchase order process. If you are already a PayPal customer, you can log in there with your user data and confirm the payment. If you are new to PayPal, you can open a PayPal account and then confirm the payment. It usually only takes a few minutes for us to receive confirmation of the payment from PayPal after the order has been placed and so your order is prepared for dispatch immediately. Please note, however, that in rare cases processing errors may occur on PayPal sites over which we have no control. If you return the goods, the refund will be credited to your PayPal account. For more information about PayPal, please visit

https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/personal

Direct debit
If you opt to pay by direct debit, you will be asked to enter your bank details in the payment form including the IBAN and BIC.

The data are sent in encrypted form. If you pay by direct debit, the relevant amount will be debited from your account after completion of your order.

 

12. Information about your right to object under Art. 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

You may withdraw your consent from ALDI Photos/ MEDION at any time for the processing of personal data. This also applies to the withdrawal of any declarations of consent issued to us before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force, i.e. before 25.05.2018. Please note that the revocation will only be effective for future processing. Any processing which took place before the revocation will not be affected by this.

Right to object in individual cases

You have the right, at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you pursuant to Article 6 (1) e) GDPR (data processing in the public interest); this also applies to any profiling based on this provision as defined in Art. 4 (4) GDPR. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for their processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or if the data are processed for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests, you may object to the processing.  This will be the case if the processing in particular is not necessary to fulfil a contract with you which will be set out by us in each case in the following description of the functions. When any such objection is raised, we will ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. Having received the reasons for your objection, we will investigate the situation and either stop processing the data and/or adapt our processing practices or explain the compelling legitimate reasons why we are required to continue processing the data.

Right to object to the processing of data for direct marketing purposes

In individual cases we will process your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising at any time; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes. The notice of objection need not take any official form and should preferably be addressed to MEDION AG, Datenschutz, Am Zehnthof 77, 45307 Essen.

 

13. Body responsible for ALDI Photos/ MEDION: MEDION AG, Am Zehnthof 77, 45307 Essen

You can also contact the company data protection office and the company data protection officer, Peter Staab, by email: datenschutz@medion.com


(MEDION AG Data Privacy Policy, Last Revised 07.2020, 1)