PRIVACY POLICY

The English version of the privacy policy was translated from German with deepl.com.

We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest in our company. The protection of your privacy when using our website is important to us. Therefore, we will strictly comply with data protection regulations when using your personal data. Below we therefore inform you about the collection and use of personal data when using our website.

What is personal data? The term personal data is defined in the Federal Data Protection Act. Accordingly, this is individual information about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your civil name, your address, your telephone number or your date of birth.

1. NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS OF THE DATA CONTROLLER

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

Person responsible: the company MÜLLER TEXTIL GmbH (hereinafter: MÜLLER TEXTIL), Industriegelände 8, 51674 Wiehl-Drabenderhöhe, Germany; e-mail: info(at)muellertextil.de; Fon: +49 2262 807 0; Fax: +49 2262 807 55.

MÜLLER TEXTIL's data protection officer can be contacted at dhpg IT-Services GmbH, Bunsenstr. 10a, 51647 Gummersbach, Germany, at the address of Dr. Christian Lenz, or at datenschutz@dhpg.de or 02261-8195-0.

2. DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS

You have the right to:

  • To request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. If we process your data, you may in particular request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries, the planned storage period or the criteria for determining it, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable. request meaningful information on the details thereof;
  • pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO, to request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without undue delay;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary in particular for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO and it is not yet clear whether our legitimate grounds override your interests;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller, provided that the processing is based on your consent or a contract and the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future and
  • complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters for this purpose.

 

3. RIGHT OF OBJECTION

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct marketing.

In the former case, we will no longer process your data unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons that override your interests, freedoms and rights or our processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which will be implemented by us without specifying a particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to info(at)muellertextil.de is sufficient.

 

4. TRANSFER OF DATA

We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

you have given your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO,
the disclosure is required under Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
in the event that there is a legal obligation for disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. c DSGVO, as well as
this is legally permissible and necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the processing of contractual relationships with you.
In addition, our order processors receive your personal data for processing in accordance with instructions, insofar as this is necessary for the fulfillment of the order. Our order processors do not have their own right to use your data.

 

5. DATA SECURITY

Within the website visit, we use the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. As a rule, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether a single page of our website is encrypted by the closed display of the key or lock symbol or by the use of https in front of the address of our (sub)website. We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

 

6. THIRD COUNTRIES

We transmit data to third countries exclusively in accordance with the legal regulations.

The permissibility of data transfer to third countries is governed by Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO. If we transfer your data to a third country, you will be informed about this in the special data protection information on the respective processing process, stating the respective legal regulation.

 

SPECIFIC PRIVACY INFORMATION FOR THE DATA PROCESSING OPERATIONS ON THE WEBSITE

1. WHEN VISITING THE WEBSITE

When you visit our website, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the accessed file,
  • website from which the access was made (referrer URL),
  • browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The aforementioned data is processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website,
  • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is the operation of our website and the associated presentation of our company.

Your data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for the stated purposes, at the latest after 6 months.

 

2. WHEN USING OUR CONTACT FORM

For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. In doing so, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address so that we know from whom the inquiry originates and so that we can answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your voluntarily given consent. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after completion of your inquiry.

If your inquiry is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b) DSGVO serves as the legal basis. In this case, we store your data for the duration of the statutory retention periods.

 

3. WHEN REGISTERING FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Provided that you have expressly consented in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an e-mail address. You can voluntarily provide your name and title so that we can address you personally in the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you are welcome to send your unsubscribe request by e-mail to info(at)muellertextil.de at any time.

We will store your data until you unsubscribe.

We use CleverReach to send newsletters. The provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. CleverReach is a service with which the newsletter dispatch can be organized and analyzed. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving newsletters (e.g. e-mail address) is stored on CleverReach's servers in Germany or Ireland.

Our newsletters sent with CleverReach allow us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. Among other things, we can analyze how many recipients have opened the newsletter message and how often which link in the newsletter was clicked. With the help of so-called conversion tracking, it can also be analyzed whether a predefined action (e.g. purchase of a product on our website) has taken place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. For more information on data analysis by CleverReach newsletters, please visit: https://www.cleverreach.com/en/features/reporting-tracking/. The data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

If you do not want any analysis by CleverReach, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in each newsletter message. Furthermore, you can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of CleverReach after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remains unaffected by this.

For more details, please refer to the data protection provisions of CleverReach at: https://www.cleverreach.com/en/data-security/.

Conclusion of a contract for order data processing
We have concluded an order data processing contract with CleverReach and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using CleverReach.

 

4. WHEN USING THE APPLICANT PORTAL

It is particularly important to us to ensure the highest possible protection of your personal data. All personal data collected and processed by us as part of an application are protected against unauthorized access and manipulation by technical and organizational measures. Your data will only be collected for the purpose of filling positions within the Müller Textil Group.

We require your personal data in the application documents in order to consider you as an applicant in the application process and to check whether you can be considered as an employee of our company. If you provide information that goes beyond this required information, you provide it to us voluntarily and declare your consent to the processing.

The legal bases for the processing are thus Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a and b DSGVO. The revocation of consent is possible at any time. You can send your revocation at any time by e-mail to info(at)muellertextil.de.

After completion of the application process, we will store your documents for a further 6 months for evidence purposes.

For a possible conclusion of a contract, it is necessary that you provide us with your personal data in the application documents. Otherwise, we will not be able to consider you in the application process.

 

5. COOKIES, ANALYSIS TOOLS, PLUGINS AND OTHER THIRD PARTY ELEMENTS

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar). Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. In the cookie, information is stored that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we gain direct knowledge of your identity.

The analysis tools we use evaluate the user behavior of website visitors and enable us to optimize the website and adapt marketing measures.

We use plugins and other third-party elements to integrate content from these providers into our website.

 

5.1 Required first-party cookies

The use of our required first-party cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. Thus, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been to our site and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

This data is deleted after 6 months at the latest.

We process their data based on our legitimate interest in the external presentation of our company via the website you have accessed and to promote user-friendliness. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Most browsers accept these cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notice always appears before such a cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may result in the website not being displayed correctly or you not being able to use all the functions of our website.

5.2 Third-party cookies, analytics tools, plugins and other third-party elements

The third-party cookies, analysis tools, plugins and other third-party elements listed below and used by us are only used with your express consent and thus on the basis of Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke the consent you have given at any time with effect for the future. For this you can here Change your settings. Failure to give or revoke consent may result in the website not being displayed correctly to you or you not being able to use all of the website's features.

With the use of third-party cookies, analysis tools, plugins and other third-party elements, we want to ensure that our website is designed and continuously optimized to meet your needs. In addition, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you.

The respective function descriptions, any recipients of the data, information on possible transfers to a third country and the storage period can be found in the following notes on the individual processing processes provided with third-party cookies, analysis tools, plugins and other third-party elements.

5.3 Google Analytics

For the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymized usage profiles are created and cookies (see under point 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

  • Browser type/version,
  • operating system used,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of the server request,

are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website and internet use for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these web pages. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found, for example, in the Google Analytics help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

The data will be transferred to the USA as a third country in accordance with Art. 49 (1) a) DSGVO with your consent, if you have given it to us after we have informed you about the possibly missing or limited legal protection options and the lower data protection in the USA in contrast to the EU.

5.4 Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider of the map service is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The integration of this plug-in by us takes place by way of the so-called two-click method in order to protect visitors to our website as best as possible. This means that your personal data (in particular your IP address) is not already transmitted to Google when you call up the website. Rather, you must first activate the embedded map by clicking on it. With this click, you give your consent for the map to be loaded with our company location and thus for data to be transmitted to Google.

As a rule, your information will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA in a non-anonymized form and stored there.

More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google's privacy policy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

The data will be transferred to the USA as a third country in accordance with Art. 49 (1) a) DSGVO with your consent, if you have given it to us after we have informed you about the possibly missing or limited legal protection options and the lower data protection in the USA in contrast to the EU.

6. UPDATING AND AMENDING THE DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION

This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status of December 2019. Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements, it may become necessary to change this privacy policy. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at [https://www.mullertextiles.com/en/data-protection/].

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