Data protection

IV. Data protection declaration

We are glad that you visit our website and thank you for your interest in our company. The protection of your privacy when using our website is an important issue to us. For that reason, we will strictly comply with the data protection regulations when utilizing your personal data. In the paragraphs below we, therefore, inform you about the collection and use of personal data when you visit our website. What are personal data? The term “personal data” is defined in the Federal Data Protection Act. Those are accordingly individual details about personal and factual circumstances relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. These include, for example, your real name, your address, your telephone number, and your date of birth.

1. Name and contact details of the person being responsible for the processing as well as of the operational data protection officer

This data protection information is valid for the data processing of:

Responsible company: Firma MÜLLER TEXTIL GmbH (hereinafter: MÜLLER TEXTIL), Industriegelände 8, 51674 Wiehl-Drabenderhöhe, Germany, e-mail: phone: +49 2262 807 0, fax: +49 2262 807 55.

The operational data protection officer of MÜLLER TEXTIL can be contacted by the address: dhpg IT Services GmbH, Bunsenstraße 10a, 51647 Gummersbach, for the attention of Mr. Dr. Christian Lenz, or is available by writing to: datenschutz(at)

2. Collection and storage of personal related data as well as manner and purpose of their use

a) Server Log Files

The provider of the sites automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. These are:

  • browser type / browser version
  • used operating system
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of the server request

These data cannot be assigned to certain persons. A merger of these data with other data sources is not performed. We reserve the right to subsequently check these data in cases in which concrete indications for illegal use become known. The information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file.

The data mentioned are processed for the following purposes by our company:

  • warranty of a smooth connection set-up of the website,
  • warranty of a convenient use of our website,
  • evaluation of the system security and stability as well as
  • for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is the first sentence of Article 6 (1) lit f DSGVO.

b) Contact form

The personal data being provided in the frame of this contact request by you are only used for answering your inquiry or contacting as well as for the technical administration being related to them. A transfer to a third party does not take place.

If you send us an inquiry per contact form we will store your indications of the inquiry form including your indicated contact data in order to be able to process your inquiry and for cases of follow-up questions. The indication of a valid e-mail address is necessary so that we know who sent us the inquiry and to be able to answer the questions. Further indications can be made voluntarily.

The data processing with the aim of contacting us is performed according to the first sentence of Article 6 (1) lit a DSGVO on the basis of your voluntarily given approval. Your personal related data will be deleted without your revocation after we handled your inquiry or if you revoked your approval provided herein for a storage. That will also happen if the storage is inadmissible for any legal reasons.

c) Registration for the newsletter

Insofar you specifically agreed according to sentence 1 Article 6 (1) lit a DSVGO we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. For receiving the newsletter the indication of an e-mail address is sufficient. A cancellation is always possible, for example, with the help of the link at the end of every newsletter. If you like you can alternatively send your unsubscribe request via e-mail to:

d) CleverReach

This website uses CleverReach for the dispatch of newsletters. The provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. CleverReach is a service with which the dispatch of newsletters can be organised and analysed. Your indicated data for the newsletter purchase (for example, e-mail addresses) are stored on servers owned by CleverReach in Germany or respectively Ireland.

Our newsletters sent by CleverReach enable us to analyse the behaviour of the newsletter receivers. Among other things it can be analysed how many receivers opened the newsletter and how often which link of the newsletter was clicked. With the help of so-called conversion tracking it can be furthermore analysed whether an action defined beforehand (for example, the purchase of a product on our website) was performed. Further information of the data analysis by the CleverReach newsletter can be obtained under: The data processing is made on the basis of your approval (Article 6 (1) lit a DSGVO). You can revoke this approval at any time by cancellation of the newsletter. The legality of data procession operations being already performed remains unaffected from such a revocation.

If you do not wish an analysis by CleverReach you have to cancel the newsletter. For that purpose, a corresponding link is provided in every newsletter message. Furthermore, you can directly cancel the newsletter on the website.

Your data provided for the purpose of receiving the newsletter are stored till your sign out of the newsletter and will be deleted after your cancellation of the newsletter. That is not only valid for our servers but also for the servers of CleverReach. Data which were stored for other purposes by us (for example, e-mail addresses for the member area) are not affected by this.

Further details can be obtained from the data protection regulations of CleverReach under:

Conclusion of a contract on order data processing
We concluded a contract on order data processing with CleverReach and completely realise the strict provisions of the German Data Protection Authorities when using CleverReach.

e) Details about the application portal

It is very important for MÜLLER TEXTIL to guarantee a highest possible protection of your personal data. All personal related data which are collected and processed at MÜLLER TEXTIL in frame of an application are protected against unauthorised access and manipulation by technical and organisational measures. Your data are only collected for vacancies within the MÜLLER TEXTIL Group. Hereby, you declare your explicit consent that your application data may be shared within the MÜLLER TEXTIL Group.

Provided that you expressed your explicit consent according to sentence 1 Article 6 (1) lit a DSGVO we use your personal data for processing your application in our company and sending you a correspondent message. The revocation of the consent is possible at any time. You can send your revocation by e-mail to:

Our legitimate interest follows out of the purposes of data collection listed above. We will never use the collected data for the purpose to draw conclusions about your person.

3. Information disclosure

A transmission of your personal data to third parties for any other reasons than listed below does not take place. We only transfer your personal data to third parties if:

  • you expressed your explicit consent according to sentence 1 Article 6 (1) lit DSGVO,
  • the transfer is required for the assertion, exercise, or defence of legal claims according to sentence 1 Article 6 (1) lit DSGVO and there is no reason to believe that you have a mainly legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data,
  • there is the case that a legal obligation for the transmission of the data exists according to sentence 1 Article 6 (1) lit c DSGVO as well as
  • it is legally permitted and required in order to handle the contractual relationship with you according to sentence 1 Article 6 (1) lit b DSGVO.

4. Rights of the persons affected

You have the right to:

  • request information about your personal data which are processed by us according to Article 15 DSGVO. You can especially request information about the purpose of processing, the category of the personal related data, the category of receivers towards your data were or are disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of the right of rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or revocation, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data provided that they were not collected by ourselves as well as the existence of an automated decision-making including profiling and possibly meaningful information about their details;
  • immediately demand the correction of false data or the completion of the personal data stored by us according to Article 16 DSGVO;
  • demand the deletion of the personal data stored by us according to Article 17 DSGVO provided that their processing is not necessary for the exercise of freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of the public interest or for the assertion, exercise, or defence of legal claims;
  • demand the limitation of the processing of your personal related data according to Article 18 DSGVO provided that the correctness of the data is denied by you, the processing is illegal but you disagree to their deletion and we do not need the data any longer, nevertheless, you need those data for the assertion, exercise, or defence of legal claims or you have appealed against the processing according to Article 21 DSGVO;
  • to maintain your personal related data being provided by you in a structured, common, and machine-readable format according to Article 20 DSGVO or to demand the transmission to another responsible person (“data portability“);
  • to revoke your once given consent according to Article 7 (3) at any time. That has the consequence that we will not longer be allowed to continue the data processing which based on this consent, and
  • to complain at a supervisory authority according to Article 77 DSGVO. Normally, you can contact a supervisory authority of your usual residence or working place or of our headquarters.

5. Right of objection

As far as your personal related data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests according to sentence 1 Article 6 (1) 1 lit f DSGVO you have the right to enter an objection against the processing of your data according to Article 21 DSGVO provided that there are reasons arising out of your special situation or that the appeal is directed against direct advertising. In the last case you have a general right of objection which will be realised without indications of a special situation by us. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, send an e-mail to

6. Data security

Within the website visit we use the common SSL procedure (secure socket layer) in connection with the highest level of encryption in each case which is supported by your browser. Normally, it is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support a 256 bit encryption we will instead rely on the 128 bit v3 technology. Whether a single page of our internet presence is transmitted in an encrypted way can be recognised by the closed representation of the lock or, respectively, the lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser. Apart from that, we use suitably technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulations, partial or complete loss, destruction, or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in accordance with the technological developments.

7. Topicality and amendment of the data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status of May 2018. Due to the further development of our website and offers by it or by reason of amended legal or, respectively, official regulations it can be necessary to amend this data protection declaration. In each case the current declaration can be retrieved and printed out on the website under: by you.

8. Cookies

Furthermore, we use so-called cookies in order to improve our web offers. Cookies are text information files which your web browser stores on your computer when you open one of our websites. Cookies do not cause harm on your terminal equipment, do not contain any viruses, Trojan, or other malware. Information resulting out of the connection with the specifically used equipment is stored in the cookie. That does not mean that we directly obtain information about your identity by this. We use this cookie technology to tailor our websites to preferred interests. If you wish to prevent the application of cookies you can refuse the acceptation of cookies in your browser. How that functions in detail can be learnt from the manual of the manufacturer of your browser. But a complete deactivation of cookies can lead to the fact that you are not able to use all functions of our website.

The applied cookies especially serve as determination of the user frequency and the number of users of our website and, furthermore, we would like to identify the users who change from one website to another during their visit of our web presence and to determine the end of their visits. In that way, we know which area of our websites and which other websites were attended by our users. These usage data do not allow any conclusions to the user. All those usage data being anonymised collected are not combined with your personal related data according to No. 2 of this data protection declaration and will immediately deleted after the end of the statistical evaluation.

Moreover, we work with temporary cookies to optimise the user-friendliness, they are stored for a certain determined period on your terminal equipment. If you visit our website again in order to make use of our service it will be automatically recognised that you have already visited us and which entries and settings you have entered so that you will not have to enter them again. On the other side, we use cookies to record the usage of our website statistically as well as to optimise our offer for you. These cookies enable us to recognise automatically in the case of a further visit that you have already been on our website. These cookies will be deleted after a defined period in each case.

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the purposes mentioned as well as for the aim of the protection of our legitimate interests and of third parties according to sentence 1 Article 6 (1) 1 lit f DSGVO.

9. Tracking tools

The tracking measures applied by us and listed in the following are performed on the basis of sentence 1 Article 6 (1) lit f DSGVO. The tracking measures which we apply secure a needs-based design and the continuous optimisation of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to analyse the usage of our website statistically and for the purpose of optimisation of our offers for you. These interests are to be considered as justifiable in the sense of the regulation mentioned before. The relevant data handling intentions and data categories can be seen in the corresponding tracking tool.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies" which are text files being stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the usage of the website by you. The information of your usage of the website created by the cookie are normally transmitted to the server of Google in the USA and are stored there. In the case of the activation of the IP anonymization on this website your IP address will be shortened before by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and will be shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate the usage of the website, to compile reports about the website activities, and to deliver further services being connected with the website and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address which was transmitted by your browser in the frame of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data of Google. You can prevent the storage of the cookies by a certain setting of your browser software but please be advised that in this case you cannot completely use all functions of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent the recording of the data created by the cookie and related to your usage of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of these data by Google when you download and install the browser plugin being available under the following link:

You can block the recording by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. Then an opt-out-cookie will be set which prevents the future recording of your data during a visit of the website:

Google Analytics is deactivated Now activate

Further information on the terms of use and the data protection can be found under: or under: Please, be advised that Google Analytics was extended on this website by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to guarantee an anonymised recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). Moreover, we use Google Analytics to evaluate data of AdWords and the Double-Click-Cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not wish that you can deactivate it with the Ads Preferences Manager.

10. Plugins and tools

Google Maps

This page uses the map service Google Maps by an API. The provider is: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

For the usage of the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. Normally, this information is not anonymised and is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA where it is stored. The provider does not have an influence on this data transmission.

The usage of Google Maps is taken out in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and of an easy retrievability of the locations indicated on the website. That represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

Further information of the handling of user data can be found in the data protection declaration of Google:

11. Anonymous data collection and processing (data protection)

You can visit our website without indications of your person. In this connection we do not store any personal data. To improve our offer we only evaluate statistical data which do not allow a conclusion to your person.

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