“Transformers Academy” Privacy Policy

MERIT MEDIA INT d.o.o., Setaliste 150. brigade 10, 10 000 ZAGREB, OIB: 09122628912 (hereinafter: “MERIT MEDIA INT”) is a data controller.

Contact information through which all information regarding the processing and use of personal data can be obtained are:

E-mail address: info@merit-media.com

Address: Setaliste 150. brigade 10, 10 000 ZAGREB with indication ˝For Data Protection Officer˝

We have a data protection officer who you can contact by e-mail: info@merit-media.com


1. MERIT MEDIA INT processes your personal data because it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

MERIT MEDIA INT processes your personal data such as: name, surname, contact e-mail, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Law on the Implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation applicable from 25 May 2018. We collect and process your data for the purpose of your application for the e-Lessons that we organize.

Your personal data may be processed for various purposes, if this is necessary to comply with legal obligations (e.g. to provide data to courts or law enforcement authorities), if you have consented to appropriate processing or if the processing is otherwise lawful under binding regulations. If the data is processed for another purpose, we will provide you with information about that other purpose and any other relevant information before processing.

Participants personal data will be accessed by lecturers for exams assessment and for direct responding to participants inquires.

Also, Your personal data may be accessed by consultants who assist with IT support and who assist in the processing of personal data. Authorized third parties may need to access or store personal data if required by or in accordance with binding regulations (e.g. government bodies, courts, external advisers and other third parties considered to be public bodies).

MERIT MEDIA INT will process the data collected for the purposes mentioned above only for as long as is necessary to fulfill those purposes, and for those that require consent until you withdraw your consent, limiting processing of data to a maximum of 10 years.

If judicial, administrative, or extrajudicial proceedings are instituted, personal data may be stored until the end of such proceedings, including a possible period for declaring remedies. The controller will keep certain personal data for a period of time prescribed by law or a regulation that obliges the controller to keep the data, especially taking into account the statute of limitations for initiating court proceedings.

MERIT MEDIA INT guarantees that it will store and protect all data provided by users.

MERIT MEDIA INT may use and share data and information regarding e-Lessons attendees without identifying individuals to learn more about our user behavior and to find ways to improve our customer service.

For more information, please consult the Privacy Policy.


2. We can organise e-Lessons in cooperation with other companies (the Partners) that might also use your personal data for marketing activities and will therefore be considered as independent Data Controllers. You will be provided with all the necessary information about our Partners in a timely manner below in this Policy. Before accessing the e-Lessons service you will be asked to give consent for such use of your data by reading and agreeing to this Policy.

You are not obliged to agree to this Policy and give your consent to the collection of personal data for the purpose of conducting future marketing activities by such Partners. In case you decline this Policy, will not be able to fulfil the contracts with our Partners and cannot provide you with the e-Lesson service.

If you have given your consent to any personal data processing activities, you may withdraw them at any time with future effect. Such withdrawal shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent prior to its withdrawal. You can notify us about the withdrawal of the consent at any given time via e-mail address:  info@merit-media.com or via address MERIT MEDIA INT d.o.o., Setaliste 150. brigade, HR-10000 Zagreb.

Information about the privacy policy of the Partner companies will be available on their websites.

Partner list:

  • Genesis Digital, LLC will also have access to your personal data such as name, e-mail address, IP address and current location due to the use of their software services through EverWebinar or WebinnarJam. This represents the transfer of personal data to third countries (United States of America), and the application of standard data protection clauses ensures the implementation of all protection measures provided by the GDPR. More about Genesis Digital, LLC’s privacy policy can be found at:  https://home.kartra.com/privacypolicy#_ga=2.163772415.1713226117.1589278245-1537444676.1589278245. You can contact the Genesis Digital, LLC, DPO via e-mail: legal@genesisdigital.co or at: Genesis Digital, LLC 7660 Fay Ave #H184, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.
  • Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH, Camlin Group Ltd, Comem, Rembrandtin Coatings GmbH, Vaisala, Balıkesir Elektromekanik Sanayi Tesisleri A.Ş. ( BEST), Sönmez Transformatör Sanayi, HAEFELY AG, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., SGB SMIT GmbH, will have access to your to your personal data such as name, e-mail address, contact info, country and employment function (Privacy Policy)


3.  Your rights are as follows:

Right of access: you have the right to receive confirmation from us as to whether your personal data is being processed and, if such personal data is being processed, access to personal data. Access information includes, inter alia, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data in question, the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed. However, this is not an unconditional right and the interests of other individuals may limit your right of access.

You have the right to receive a copy of the personal data being processed. For further copies you have requested, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs.

Right to rectification: You have the right to obtain from us the correction of your inaccurate personal data. Taking into account the purposes of processing, you have the right to supplement incomplete personal data, including by giving an additional statement.

Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”): Under certain conditions, you have the right to obtain from us the deletion of your personal data and we may be obliged to delete such personal data.

Right to Restriction of Processing: Under certain conditions, you have the right to obtain from us a restriction on the processing of your personal data. In this case, the relevant data will be marked and can only be processed for certain purposes.

Right to object: Under certain conditions, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, for reasons relating to your specific situation or when personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes and you may ask us not to process any more your personal information.

Right to data portability: Under certain conditions, you have the right to receive personal data relating to you, which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly usable and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without our interference.

If you wish to learn more or wish to exercise one or more of the above rights, please feel free to contact Merit Media INT at the address provided in the contact details at the beginning of the notice, e-mail info@merit-media.com or read the Privacy Policy on the website www.transformers-magazine.com.

If you believe that your rights are being violated, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority regarding the processing of your personal data – the Agency for Personal Data Protection.

4. We reserve the right to change or amend the Privacy Notice at any time. When the Privacy Notice is substantially altered, we will explicitly notify you, for example by email or info@merit-media.com.