We take the protection and security of your personal data entrusted to us seriously. It is our claim that you feel as well informed and safe as possible when visiting our internet pages and using our offers with regard to data protection.

Find out below what personal data is collected when you use our offers and services and how we use it.

1.
Data processing on this website

Information on data processing for this website in accordance with Art. 13 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) [DSGVO] when collecting personal data from the data subject.

Data protection information (Version: GDPR [DSGVO] 2.0 from 26.10.2020)

Data protection

Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH & Co. KG, Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute GmbH & Co. KG and Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation gGmbH are jointly responsible for this website within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR.

We attach great importance to the security of your data and compliance with data protection regulations. The processing of personal data is subject to the provisions of the currently applicable European and national laws. With the following data protection information, we would like to show you how we handle your personal data and how you can contact us:

Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH & Co. KG
Register court AG Stuttgart HRA 724658
Personally liable partner:
Hohenstein Verwaltungs GmbH (Register Court AG Stuttgart HRB 752904)
Authorized to represent:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels, Dr. Stefan Droste, Florian Girmond, Dr. Timo Hammer

Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute GmbH & Co. KG
Register court AG Stuttgart HRA 723464
Personally liable partner:
Hohenstein Verwaltungs GmbH (Register Court AG Stuttgart HRB 752904)
Authorized to represent:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels, Dr. Stefan Droste

Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation gGmbH
Register court AG Stuttgart HRB 738836
Authorized to represent: Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels, Dr. Timo Hammer

Address and contact of all responsible persons:

Schlosssteige 1
74357 Bönnigheim
GERMANY
Phone: +49 7143 271-0
Fax: +49 7143 271-51

E-mail:   

Our data protection officer:
Sven Lenz – Datenschutzkanzlei Lenz GmbH & Co. KG
Bahnhofstraße 50
87435 Kempten
GERMANY

If you have any questions about data protection or other data protection-related concerns, please feel free to send an e-mail to the following e-mail address:

A. General notes

For better comprehensibility, we refrain from differentiating between the genders. In the interest of equal treatment, the corresponding terms apply to all genders. The meaning of the terms used, such as "personal data" or "processing", can be found in Article 4 of the GDPR.

Personal data processed within the framework of this website include the following:

  • Inventory data (e.g. name and addresses of customers)
  • Contract data (e.g. services used, payment information)
  • Usage data (e.g. pages visited on our website) and
  • Content data (e.g. entries in our contact forms, application forms or registration for our newsletter)

B. Specific notes

Privacy policy

We ensure that we process your data only in connection with the processing of your inquiries and for internal purposes as well as to provide services requested by you or to make content available. 

Basics of data processing

We process your personal data only in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations. Legal bases are:

  • Provision of our contractual services
  • Processing is a legal requirement
  • Existence of your electronic consent (e.g. registration for the newsletter)
  • Enforcement of our legitimate interests

We are happy to show you where the above legal bases are regulated:

  • Processing for the fulfillment of our services and implementation of contractual measures:
    Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR
  • Processing for the fulfillment of our legal obligations:
    Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR
  • Consent:
    Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) and Art. 7 GDPR
  • Processing for the protection of our legitimate interests:
    Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR

Data transfer to third parties

We would like to point out that a data transfer may take place when using our website.

Data transfer to a third country or an international organization

Third countries are countries in which the GDPR is not directly applicable law. This basically includes all countries outside the EU or the European Economic Area.

In certain cases, we also transfer data to third countries or to international organizations. If a third country transfer takes place, we ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place so that you can enforce your rights and remedies even then.

Storage period of your personal data

We adhere to the principles of data economy and data minimization. This means that we store your data only as long as necessary to fulfill the aforementioned purposes or as specified by the various storage periods provided by law. If the respective purpose ceases to apply, or after expiry of the corresponding periods, your data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Contact us

If you contact us via the website, you agree to electronic communication. Personal data is processed when you contact us electronically. The information you provide will be stored exclusively for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

We would like to give you the legal basis for this:

  • Processing for the fulfillment of our services and implementation of contractual measures:
    Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR

We would like to point out that e-mails can be read or changed on the transmission path without authorization or being noticed. Furthermore, we draw your attention to the fact that we use software to filter unwanted e-mails (spam filter). The spam filter can reject e-mails if they have been falsely identified as spam by certain characteristics.

What rights do you have?

a) Right to information

You have the right to obtain information about your stored data free of charge. Upon request, we will inform you in writing which of your personal data we have stored. This also includes the origin and recipients of your data as well as the purpose of the data processing.

b) Right to rectification

You have the right to have your data stored by us corrected if it is incorrect. In doing so, you can demand a restriction of processing, e.g. if you dispute the accuracy of your personal data.

c) Right to block

Furthermore, you can have your data blocked. To ensure that a blocking of your data can be taken into account at any time, this data must be kept in a blocking file for control purposes.

d) Right to deletion

You may request the deletion of your personal data, unless there is a legal obligation to retain it. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data upon request. If the relevant legal requirements exist, we will also delete your personal data without your request.

e) Right to data portability

You are entitled to request that we provide the personal data transmitted to us in a format that allows it to be transferred to another entity.

f) Right to complain to a supervisory authority

You have the option of submitting a complaint to one of the data protection supervisory authorities.

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Baden-Württemberg
Postal address: Postfach 10 29 32, 70025 Stuttgart, GERMANY
Home address: Lautenschlagerstraße 20, 70173 Stuttgart, GERMANY

Phone: +49 711 615541-0
Fax: +49 711 615541-15
E-mail:
Web: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de

Note: A complaint can also be made to any data protection supervisory authority within the EU.

g) Right of objection

You have the possibility at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing of your data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (e) and (f); this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

Hohenstein will then no longer process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. In the event of such an objection, we will no longer process your personal data for the purposes of direct advertising. For this purpose, it is sufficient to send us an appropriate e-mail.

h) Right of revocation

You have the possibility at any time to revoke your consent to the processing of your data with effect for the future without giving reasons. You will not suffer any disadvantages as a result of the revocation. For this purpose, it is sufficient to send us an appropriate e-mail.

However, such a revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out up to the time of the revocation on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR.

To exercise your data subject rights, send us an email to the following address: .

Protection of your personal data

We take contractual, technical and organizational security measures in accordance with the state of the art to ensure compliance with data protection laws and thus to protect the processed data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons.

The security measures include in particular the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our server. For this purpose, a 256-bit SSL (AES 256) encryption technology is used.

In doing so, your personal data will be protected within the scope of the following points (excerpt):

a) Maintaining the confidentiality of your personal data.

In order to maintain the confidentiality of your data stored with us, we have taken various measures to control access, entry and access control.

b) Safeguarding the integrity of your personal data

In order to maintain the integrity of your data stored with us, we have taken various measures to control disclosure and input.

c) Maintaining the availability of your personal data

In order to maintain the availability of your data stored with us, we have taken various measures for order and availability control.

The security measures in place are continuously improved in line with technological developments. Despite these precautions, due to the insecure nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmission to our website. Due to this, any data transmission by you is at your own risk.

Protection of minors

Personal information may only be provided to us by persons who have not yet reached the age of 16 with the express consent of their legal guardians. This data will be processed in accordance with this data protection notice.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files (access or error logs), which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • IP address
  • Timestamp
  • URL
  • Status code
  • File size
  • Referrer URL
  • Browser type and version

The data is automatically deleted after 4 weeks. This data is not merged with other data sources.

The basis for the data processing is our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Online applications via a form

We offer applicants on our website the opportunity to apply online using a corresponding form. Inclusion in the application process requires that applicants provide us with all the personal data required for a sound and informed assessment and selection via the form.

The required information includes general personal information (name, address, telephone or electronic contact details) and performance-specific evidence of the qualifications required for a position. Health-related information may also be required, which must be given special consideration under employment and social law in the interest of the applicant's social protection.

When you submit the form, your data will be transmitted to us in encrypted form in accordance with the state of the art and processed exclusively for the purpose of processing your application.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 Para. 1 German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), in the sense of which going through the application process is considered to be the initiation of an employment contract. Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 (1) GRPR (e.g. health data such as information on severely disabled status) are requested from applicants as part of the application process, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 9 (2) (b) GDPR so that we can exercise the rights arising from labor law and social security and social protection law and fulfill our obligations.

Building on this or alternatively, the processing of the special categories of data may also be based on Art. 9 (1) (h) GDPR if it is carried out for the purposes of preventive health care or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the applicant's ability to work, for medical diagnostics, care or treatment in the health or social sector, or for the management of systems and services in the health or social sector.

If the applicant is not selected in the course of the evaluation described above, or if an applicant withdraws his or her application prematurely, the data provided by the applicant will be deleted at the latest after six months following notification. This period is measured on the basis of our legitimate interest in answering any follow-up questions about the application and, if necessary, to be able to meet our obligations to provide evidence under the regulations on equal treatment of applicants.

In the event of a successful application, the data provided will be further processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 (1) BDSG for the purposes of implementing the employment relationship.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your Internet browser. The cookies allow, for example, the recognition of the Internet browser. The files are used to help the browser navigate through the website and to make full use of all functions.

We use a cookie consent tool that sets technically necessary cookies to store your cookie preferences. This data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in providing the management of your cookie consents.

Manage your cookie settings

Newsletter via our service provider Inxmail

If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will regularly send you information about our offers. Personal data will be collected for this purpose. The only mandatory data for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of further data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. This data will be used by us for our own advertising purposes in the form of the e-mail newsletter, provided that you have expressly consented to this.

We use a double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have expressly confirmed that you consent to the sending of the newsletter. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter in the future by clicking on the corresponding link.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. When you register for the newsletter, we store your IP address entered by the Internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date.

In addition, we are obliged to provide proof that our subscribers actually wanted to receive the newsletter. For this purpose, we collect and store the IP address and the time of subscription and unsubscription.
You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a corresponding message to us, e-mail: . After unsubscribing, your e-mail address will be immediately deleted from our newsletter distribution list and included in a blocking file to ensure revocation.

Categories of affected persons:

Newsletter subscribers

Data categories:

Master data (e.g. name, address), contact data (e.g. email address, phone number), meta and communication data (e.g. device information, IP address).

Purposes of processing:

Marketing, customer retention and new customer acquisition, analysis and evaluation of the success of campaigns.

Legal basis:

Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR)

Use of Google Analytics

Insofar as you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, is used on this website. The responsible service provider in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google").

Scope of processing

Google Analytics uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of our websites. The information collected by means of the cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

We use the function 'anonymizeIP' (so-called IP masking): Due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

During your visit to the website, the following data is collected, among other things:

  • The pages you visit, your "click path"
  • Achievement of "website goals" (conversions, e.g. newsletter sign-ups, downloads, purchases)
  • Your user behavior (for example, clicks, dwell time, bounce rates)
  • Your approximate location (region)
  • Your IP address (in shortened form)
  • Technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g., language setting, screen resolution)
  • Your Internet service provider
  • The referrer URL (i.e. via which website / via which advertising medium you came to this website)

Processing purposes

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your (pseudonymous) use of the website and compiling reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyze the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.

Data recipient

The recipient of the data is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland as an order processor. We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for this purpose. Google LLC, based in California, USA, and, if applicable, US authorities may access the data stored by Google.

Transfer to third countries

A transfer of data to the USA cannot be ruled out.

Duration of storage

The data sent by us and linked to cookies are automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached takes place automatically once a month.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by:

You can also prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, if you configure your browser to refuse all cookies, you may experience limitations in functionality on this and other websites.

Legal basis and revocation option

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings and changing your selection there.

For more information on Google Analytics terms of use and data protection at Google, please visit https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/ and https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.

Use of Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA function of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). This function is primarily used to distinguish whether an input is made by a natural person or abusively by machine and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in determining individual ownership on the Internet and the prevention of abuse and spam.

The use of Google reCAPTCHA may also involve the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. Further information on Google reCAPTCHA as well as Google's privacy policy can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please follow the option described above to make an objection.

Use of Google Maps

On our website, we use Google Maps (API) from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (land) maps to visually display geographical information. By using this service, our location is shown to you and a possible approach is facilitated.

Information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States when you access those subpages in which the Google Maps map is integrated. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether a user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you must log out before activating the button.

Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. The collection, storage and evaluation are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR on the basis of Google's legitimate interest in the insertion of personalized advertising, market research and / or the needs-based design of Google websites. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right. If you do not agree to the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of the use of Google Maps, you also have the option of completely deactivating the Google Maps web service by turning off the JavaScript application in your browser. Google Maps and thus also the map display on this website can then not be used.

You can view Google's terms of use at https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en, and the additional terms of use for Google Maps at https://www.google.com/intl/en/help/terms_maps/.  Detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps can be found on the Google website ("Google Privacy Policy"): https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please follow the option described above to make an objection.

Use of YouTube videos

This website uses the YouTube embedding function to display and play videos of the provider "YouTube", which belongs to Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). The extended data protection mode is used here, which, according to the provider, only triggers the storage of user information when the video(s) is/are played. If playback of embedded YouTube videos is started, the provider YouTube uses cookies to collect information about user behavior.

According to information from YouTube, these are used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve the user experience and prevent abusive behavior. If you are logged in to Google, your data is directly assigned to your account when you click on a video. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR on the basis of Google's legitimate interests in the insertion of personalized advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right. The use of YouTube may also result in the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

Regardless of a playback of the embedded videos, a connection to the Google network is established each time this website is called up, which may trigger further data processing operations without our influence. Further information on data protection at YouTube can be found in the provider's privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR for the processing of your data as outlined above. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, deactivate this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on our website.

Use of Vimeo videos

Plugins of the video portal Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA are integrated on our website. When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Vimeo.

The content of the plugin is transmitted by Vimeo directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Vimeo receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Vimeo account or are not currently logged in to Vimeo. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Vimeo server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Vimeo, Vimeo can directly assign your visit to our website to your Vimeo account. If you interact with the plugins (such as pressing the play button of a video), this information is also transmitted directly to a Vimeo server and stored there. The described data processing operations are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR on the basis of Vimeo's legitimate interest in market research and the needs-based design of the Vimeo service. If you do not want Vimeo to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Vimeo account, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting our website.

For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Vimeo, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/privacy

For videos from Vimeo that are embedded on our site, the tracking tool Google Analytics of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland, is automatically integrated. This is Vimeo's own tracking, to which we have no access and which cannot be influenced by our site. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies" for tracking, which are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

This processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR on the basis of Vimeo's legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes. To the extent legally required, we have obtained your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, deactivate this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website.

Change to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt our data protection information at short notice so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services. This may, for example, concern the introduction of new services. The new data protection information will then apply to your next visit.

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Data processing in the context of our social media channels

2.1.
LinkedIn

Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the responsible person

In the following, we inform you about the handling of your personal data. Here, personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. Please check carefully which personal data you share with us via the social medium LinkedIn. We expressly point out that LinkedIn stores the data of its users (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.) and may also use this data for business purposes. You can find more detailed information on LinkedIn's data processing in LinkedIn's privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

We have no influence on the data collection and further processing by LinkedIn. Furthermore, it is not apparent to us to what extent, where and for how long the data is stored, to what extent LinkedIn complies with existing deletion obligations, what evaluations and links are made with the data and to whom the data is passed on. If you would like to avoid LinkedIn processing personal data that you have transmitted to us, please contact us by other means. You can find our full contact details in our imprint on LinkedIn.

The person responsible for data processing within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is, insofar as we exclusively process the data transmitted to us by you via LinkedIn ourselves:

Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH & Co. KG 
Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute GmbH & Co. KG
Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation gGmbH

Address and contact of all responsible persons:

Schlosssteige 1
74357 Bönnigheim
GERMANY
Phone: +49 7143 271-0
Fax: +49 7143 271-51

E-mail:    

Insofar as the data you provide to us via LinkedIn is also or exclusively processed by LinkedIn, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland is also the data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), provided you are a resident of a country of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are resident in another country, LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA is also the data controller within the meaning of the GDPR in addition to us. The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Contact Data Protection Officer Hohenstein:

Sven Lenz, E-mail:    

Contact Data Protection Officer LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company:

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company or the LinkedIn Corporation can be contacted via the contact form available under the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/ask/TSO-DPO

Data processing when contacting us

We collect personal data ourselves when you contact us via the contact form or messenger, for example. You can see which data we collect when you contact us via the contact form from the relevant contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted once we have completed processing your enquiry, provided there are no legal obligations to retain data. We assume that processing is complete when the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

Data processing via the Linkedin Insights Tag

The LinkedIn Insight tag enables the collection of data about visits to our website, including URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser properties (user agent) and timestamp. IP addresses are shortened or hashed across devices. Visitors' direct identifiers are removed within seven days to pseudonymise the data. This remaining pseudonymised data is then deleted within 180 days.

LinkedIn does not share any personal data with Hohenstein, but only provides reports and notifications (in which you are not identified) about website audience and ad performance. LinkedIn also provides retargeting for website visitors so that the website owner can use this data to display targeted ads outside of their website without identifying the visitor. LinkedIn also uses the data to improve the relevance of ads and reach its members across devices. LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes in their account settings. 

The legal basis is your consent, which you give us via the cookie consent banner, Art. 6 para.1 lit. a) GDPR.

To deactivate the Insight tag on our website ("Opt-out") you can also click here.

Rights of affected persons

The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights (rights of access and intervention) vis-à-vis the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, which we inform you about below:

  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR
  • Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR 
  • Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR
  • Right to withdraw consent granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR
  • Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 of the GDPR

Right of objection in general

If we process your personal data within the framework of a balancing of interests on the basis of our overriding legitimate interest, you have the right to object to this processing with effect for the future at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. If you exercise your right to object, we will stop processing the data concerned. However, we reserve the right to continue processing if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Objection to direct advertising

If we process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such marketing. You can exercise your right of objection as described above under "Right of objection in general". If you exercise your right to object, we will stop processing the data concerned for direct marketing purposes.

Storage period of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and - if relevant - additionally by the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law). When processing personal data on the basis of explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject revokes his/her consent. If there are statutory retention periods for data that is processed within the scope of legal or quasi-legal obligations on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after expiry of the retention periods, insofar as it is no longer required for the fulfilment of a contract or the initiation of a contract and/or there is no further justified interest on our part in continuing to store it.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, such data shall be stored until the data subject exercises his/her right to object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. When processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, such data shall be stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR. Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration on specific processing situations, stored personal data will otherwise be deleted when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.

2.2.
Twitter

Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the responsible person

In the following, we inform you about the handling of your personal data. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally. Please check carefully what personal data you share with us via Twitter. We expressly point out that Twitter stores the data of its users (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.) and may also use this data for business purposes. You can find more information on Twitter's data processing in Twitter's privacy policy at https://twitter.com/en/privacy.

We have no influence on the data collection and further processing by Twitter. Furthermore, it is not apparent to us to what extent, where and for how long the data is stored, to what extent Twitter complies with existing deletion obligations, what evaluations and links are made with the data and to whom the data is passed on. If you would like to avoid Twitter processing personal data that you have transmitted to us, please contact us by other means. You can find our full contact details in our imprint on Twitter.

The person responsible for data processing within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is, insofar as we ourselves exclusively process the data you have transmitted to us via Twitter:

Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH & Co. KG 
Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute GmbH & Co. KG
Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation gGmbH

Address and contact of all responsible persons:

Schlosssteige 1
74357 Bönnigheim
GERMANY
Phone: +49 7143 271-0
Fax: +49 7143 271-51

E-mail: datenschutz@hohenstein.de

Insofar as the data you provide to us via Twitter is also or exclusively processed by Twitter, Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland, is also the data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in addition to us.

The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Contact Data Protection Officer Hohenstein:

Sven Lenz, E-mail: datenschutz@hohenstein.de    

Contact Twitter Data Protection Officer:

You can contact Twitter's data protection officer via the online contact form provided by Twitter: https://twitter.ethicspointvp.com/custom/twitter/forms/data/form_data.asp?lang=en

 

Data processing when contacting us

We ourselves collect personal data when you contact us, for example, via the comment function or Messenger. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

If your contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted once we have completed processing your enquiry, provided there are no legal obligations to retain data. We assume that processing is complete when the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

Rights of affected persons

The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights (rights of access and intervention) vis-à-vis the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, which we inform you about below:

  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR
  • Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR
  • Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR
  • Right to withdraw consent granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR
  • Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 of the GDPR

Right of objection in general

If we process your personal data within the framework of a balancing of interests on the basis of our overriding legitimate interest, you have the right to object to this processing with effect for the future at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. If you exercise your right to object, we will stop processing the data concerned. However, we reserve the right to continue processing if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Objection to direct advertising

If we process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such marketing. You can exercise your right of objection as described above under "Right of objection in general". If you exercise your right to object, we will stop processing the data concerned for direct marketing purposes.

Storage period of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and - if relevant - additionally by the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law). When processing personal data on the basis of explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject revokes his/her consent. If there are statutory retention periods for data that is processed within the scope of legal or quasi-legal obligations on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after expiry of the retention periods, insofar as it is no longer required for the fulfilment of a contract or the initiation of a contract and/or there is no further justified interest on our part in continuing to store it.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, such data shall be stored until the data subject exercises his/her right to object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. When processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, such data shall be stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR. Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration on specific processing situations, stored personal data will otherwise be deleted when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.

2.3.
YouTube

Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the responsible person

In the following, we inform you about the handling of your personal data. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally. Please check carefully what personal data you share with us via YouTube. We expressly point out that YouTube stores the data of its users (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.) and may also use this data for business purposes. We have no influence on the data collection and further processing by YouTube. Furthermore, it is not apparent to us to what extent, where and for how long the data is stored, to what extent YouTube complies with existing deletion obligations, what evaluations and links are made with the data and to whom the data is passed on. If you would like to avoid YouTube processing personal data that you have transmitted to us, please contact us by other means.

The person responsible for data processing within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is, insofar as we exclusively process the data you send us via YouTube ourselves:

Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH & Co. KG 
Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute GmbH & Co. KG 
Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation gGmbH

Address and contact of all responsible persons:

Schlosssteige 1
74357 Bönnigheim
GERMANY
Phone: +49 7143 271-0
Fax: +49 7143 271-51

E-mail: datenschutz@hohenstein.de

Insofar as the data you provide to us via YouTube is also or exclusively processed by YouTube, Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland, is also the data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in addition to us. For more information on the data processing of Google Ireland Limited, please refer to the privacy policy of Google Ireland Limited at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en. This privacy policy applies to all services offered by Google Ireland Limited and its affiliated companies - including YouTube. In the course of using YouTube, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Contact Data Protection Officer Hohenstein:

Sven Lenz, E-mail: datenschutz@hohenstein.de

Data processing when contacting us

We ourselves collect personal data when you contact us, e.g. by e-mail or comment function. You can see which data we collect when you contact us from the relevant contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If your contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted once we have completed processing your enquiry, provided there are no legal obligations to retain data. We assume that processing is complete when the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

Rights of affected persons

The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights (rights of access and intervention) vis-à-vis the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, which we inform you about below:

  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR
  • Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR
  • Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR
  • Right to withdraw consent granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR
  • Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 of the GDPR

Right of objection in general

If we process your personal data within the framework of a balancing of interests on the basis of our overriding legitimate interest, you have the right to object to this processing with effect for the future at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. If you exercise your right to object, we will stop processing the data concerned. However, we reserve the right to continue processing if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Objection to direct advertising

If we process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such marketing. You can exercise your right of objection as described above under "Right of objection in general". If you exercise your right to object, we will stop processing the data concerned for direct marketing purposes.

Storage period of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and - if relevant - additionally by the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law). When processing personal data on the basis of explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject revokes his/her consent. If there are statutory retention periods for data that is processed within the scope of legal or quasi-legal obligations on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after expiry of the retention periods, insofar as it is no longer required for the fulfilment of a contract or the initiation of a contract and/or there is no further justified interest on our part in continuing to store it.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, such data shall be stored until the data subject exercises his/her right to object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. When processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, such data shall be stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR. Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration on specific processing situations, stored personal data will otherwise be deleted when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.

2.4.
Facebook

Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the responsible person

In the following, we inform you about the handling of your personal data. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally. Please check carefully what personal data you share with us via Facebook. As long as you are logged into your Facebook account and visit our Facebook profile, Facebook can assign this to your Facebook profile. We expressly point out that Facebook stores the data of its users (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.) and may also use this data for business purposes. For more information on Facebook's data processing, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

We have no influence on the data collection and further processing by Facebook. Furthermore, it is not apparent to us to what extent, where and for how long the data is stored by Facebook, to what extent Facebook complies with existing deletion obligations, what evaluations and links are made with the data by Facebook and to whom the data is passed on by Facebook. If you would like to avoid Facebook processing personal data that you have transmitted to us, please contact us by other means.

The person responsible for data processing within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), insofar as we exclusively process the data you have sent to us via Facebook ourselves, is:

Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH & Co. KG 
Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute GmbH & Co. KG 
Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation gGmbH

Address and contact of all responsible persons:

Schlosssteige 1
74357 Bönnigheim
GERMANY
Phone: +49 7143 271-0
Fax: +49 7143 271-51

E-mail: datenschutz@hohenstein.de

Insofar as the data you provide to us via Facebook is also or exclusively processed by Facebook (Insights data), Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland, is also the data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in addition to us. In this respect, data processing is carried out on the basis of an agreement between jointly responsible parties pursuant to Art. 26 GDPR, which you can view here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum

Furthermore, for the use of certain Facebook products, such as the so-called "Facebook Business Tools", and for data processing carried out as a result thereof, a supplementary agreement between us and Facebook Ireland Ltd. as joint controller pursuant to Art. 26 GDPR applies, which can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum.

The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Contact Data Protection Officer Hohenstein:

Sven Lenz, E-mail: datenschutz@hohenstein.de

The Facebook data protection officer 
can be contacted via the online contact form provided by Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/540977946302970.

Data processing when contacting us

We ourselves collect personal data when you contact us, e.g. via messenger or comments. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If your contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted once we have completed processing your enquiry, provided there are no legal obligations to retain data. We assume that processing is complete if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

Rights of affected persons

The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights (rights of access and intervention) vis-à-vis the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, which we inform you about below:

  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR
  • Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR
  • Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR
  • Right to withdraw consent granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR
  • Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 of the GDPR

Right of objection in general

If we process your personal data within the framework of a balancing of interests on the basis of our overriding legitimate interest, you have the right to object to this processing with effect for the future at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. If you exercise your right to object, we will stop processing the data concerned. However, we reserve the right to continue processing if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Storage period of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and - if relevant - additionally by the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law). When processing personal data on the basis of explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject revokes his/her consent. If there are statutory retention periods for data that is processed within the scope of legal or quasi-legal obligations on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after expiry of the retention periods, insofar as it is no longer required for the fulfilment of a contract or the initiation of a contract and/or there is no further justified interest on our part in continuing to store it.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, such data shall be stored until the data subject exercises his/her right to object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. When processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, such data shall be stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR. Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration on specific processing situations, stored personal data will otherwise be deleted when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.

3.
Data processing in the context of our fitting tests

Scope and purpose of data processing

If you are available as a test person for fitting tests, we record name, address, telephone, date of birth and body measurements. We also take photos during fittings. The data on body measurements and photos are used to make recommendations for customers on the optimisation of their collections with regard to clothing sizes and processing qualities. This data is only passed on to third parties in an anonymous form. We need the remaining data for contract processing with you, it is not passed on to third parties.

Legal basis for data processing

If we obtain consent from the data subject for processing personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is required for fulfilment of a contract for which the data subject is a contractual party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the execution of pre-contractual measures.

Duration of storage

The personal data for the person in question is deleted or locked as soon as the purpose of storage lapses.

Your rights

In accordance with the provisions of Art. 15 - 22 GDPR, you have the right to information, correction, deletion of your personal data, as well as a right to data transfer and the restriction of processing. In the cases of Art. 6 (1) e) and f) GDPR, you have the right to object. This also applies to automated individual decisions, including profiling. If you have given your consent to a processing of your personal data, you can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. If you believe that the processing of your personal data by Hohenstein is not lawful, you may lodge a complaint with any data protection supervisory authority.

4.
Data processing in relation to our Hohenstein customer portal

Scope and purpose of the data processing

In connection with your registration in the Hohenstein Portal, we process the following personal data from you for the purpose of use and authentication in the Hohenstein Portal: First name, last name, e-mail address and company name.

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is e.g. to apply an authorization concept for portal usage in order to make documents available only to the right addressees.

If we obtain consent from the data subject for the processing actions for personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR is applicable as the legal basis.

Duration of storage

Your data is stored for the duration of the customer relationship and then deleted after expiration of any statutory retention requirements.

Your rights

In accordance with the provisions of Art. 15 - 22 GDPR, you have the right to information, correction, deletion of your personal data, as well as a right to data transfer and the restriction of processing. In the cases of Art. 6 (1) e) and f) GDPR, you have the right to object. This also applies to automated individual decisions, including profiling. If you have given your consent to a processing of your personal data, you can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data by Hohenstein is not lawful, you may lodge a complaint with any data protection supervisory authority.

In the case of a request for information that is not made in writing, we ask for your understanding that we may then require evidence from you that proves that you are the person you claim to be.

5.
Data processing within the scope of our video surveillance

Scope and purpose of data processing

The company premises in Bönnigheim is monitored around the clock with video cameras. The resulting recordings may be considered personal data.

The video surveillance of the company premises is used for safeguarding domiciliary rights and to secure the property of the company and employees.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests are the preservation of the house right and the protection of our property.

Duration of storage

The recordings are stored for 10 days. Longer storage only takes place in individual cases if the data is required to preserve evidence due to a specific incident.

Your rights

In accordance with the provisions of Art. 15 - 22 GDPR, you have the right to information, rectification, erasure of your personal data, as well as the right to data portability and the restriction of processing. In the cases of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e) and f) GDPR you have the right to object. This also applies to automated individual decision-making, including profiling. If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you can withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future. If you think that the processing of your personal data by Hohenstein is not lawful, you can complain to any data protection supervisory authority.

If you feel that Hohenstein has processed your personal data in an unlawful manner, you can contact any data protection supervisory authority with your complaints.

6.
Data processing for events

Scope and purpose of data processing

We collect and use your information (for example, the name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and payment information) within the framework of the respective contract purpose, specifically for the processing of your registration and for the execution of seminars, webinars, workshops, (virtual) press conferences and other events.

If we receive your e-mail address in connection with your (fee-based) participation in an event, we will also use this for the promotion of our own, similar events by e-mail, provided that you have not objected to its use.

We also use your information for customer analyses and written advertising by post, also on behalf of partner companies from the textile industry. If you register for our online information service & newsletter, we also use your e-mail address for sending the newsletter.

Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data during the dispatch process and this data protection declaration is referenced.

Legal basis for data processing

Provided there is the consent of the user, the legal basis for the processing of data after registration for seminars, webinars, events and press conferences is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. For processing your data in order to fulfil our services and execute contractual measures, legal basis Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR is valid, otherwise, for the processing of your data to protect our legitimate interests Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for achieving the purpose of its collection.

Recipients of data

Partner companies from the textile industry, if applicable.

Your rights

In accordance with the provisions of Art. 15 - 22 GDPR, you have the right to information, rectification, erasure of your personal data, as well as the right to data portability and the restriction of processing. In the cases of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e) and f) GDPR you have the right to object. This also applies to automated individual decision-making, including profiling. If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you can withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future. If you think that the processing of your personal data by Hohenstein is not lawful, you can complain to any data protection supervisory authority.

If you want us to stop processing and using your personal data for advertising purposes or would like to withdraw any consent that you have granted at any time, simply send a brief message by e-mail to or by letter to Hohenstein, Abt. Datenschutz, Schlosssteige 1, 74357 Bönnigheim, Germany.

You can also exercise your right of objection to the newsletter distribution, for example, by using the Unsubscribe function on our website. You can find a link to this function in the footer of each newsletter. When unsubscribing, your data is deleted immediately and you will no longer receive a newsletter from us.

If you feel that Hohenstein has processed your personal data in an unlawful manner, you can contact any data protection supervisory authority with your complaints.

7.
Data processing in relation to event photography

Scope and purpose of data processing

We take photos and/or videos to provide an illustrative report of our events. These are published in our print media and/or on the website. They are not used for any purpose other than for reporting. Images published on our website can be accessed throughout the world. Their unauthorised use by a third party can therefore not be universally excluded.

Legal basis for data processing

Your image will only be used with your express or implicit consent  Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR) or if we base the processing on a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. A legitimate interest is, for example, to report vividly on our events.

Duration of storage

The images are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for achieving the purpose of their collection.

Your rights

If you do not want a photo and/or video to be taken of you, please mention this to the photographer before it is taken or move out of the picture. You can also withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. In the case of an revocation, we will not use any unpublished photos/videos and remove any published photos/videos from our internet site. In all other media, we will observe your revocation for the future. If a group photo is published, the subsequent revocation by an individual person does not, in general, mean that the image must be removed.

If you object to the use of your image or would like to withdraw any consent that you have granted, simply send a brief message by e-mail to or by letter to Hohenstein, Abt. Datenschutz, Schlosssteige 1, 74357 Bönnigheim, Germany.

There are no formal requirements for this message and no additional fees will be charged.

In accordance with the provisions of Art. 15 - 22 GDPR, you have the right to information, rectification, erasure of your personal data, as well as the right to data portability and the restriction of processing. In the cases of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e) and f) GDPR you have the right to object. This also applies to automated individual decision-making, including profiling. If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you can withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future. If you think that the processing of your personal data by Hohenstein is not lawful, you can complain to any data protection supervisory authority.

8.
Data processing in the context of our advertising measures

Scope and purpose of data processing

If we receive your e-mail address in connection with your (fee-based) participation in a seminar, webinar, event or virtual press conference, we will also use this for the promotion of our own, similar events by e-mail, provided that you have not objected to its use.

We also use your information for customer analyses and written advertising by post, also on behalf of partner companies from the textile industry.

Legal basis for data processing

Provided there is the consent of the user, the legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6, (1), lit. a) GDPR. For processing your data for the protection of our legitimate interests, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for achieving the purpose of its collection.

Your rights

In accordance with the provisions of Art. 15 - 22 GDPR, you have the right to information, rectification, erasure of your personal data, as well as the right to data portability and the restriction of processing. In the cases of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e) and f) GDPR you have the right to object. This also applies to automated individual decision-making, including profiling. If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you can withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future. If you think that the processing of your personal data by Hohenstein is not lawful, you can complain to any data protection supervisory authority.

You can submit an objection to the processing of your personal data at any time; this also includes your e-mail address (Art. 6 para. 1, Art. 21 para. 1, 4 GDPR).

If you want us to stop processing and using your personal data for advertising purposes or would like to withdraw any consent that you have granted at any time, simply send a brief message by e-mail to or by letter to Hohenstein, Abt. Datenschutz, Schlosssteige 1, 74357 Bönnigheim, Germany.

Once you have done so, your data will no longer be used for advertising purposes. This will not affect the legality of any use of your data up until the time at which you withdraw your consent or request that your data is not used for advertising purposes.

You can also exercise your right of objection for example, by using the Unsubscribe function on our website. You can find a link to this function in the footer of each newsletter.

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Data processing in relation to our press distribution list

Scope and purpose of data processing

If you explicitly request it, you can receive press releases from Hohenstein Institutes about research and development activities, testing, certifications and events in the textile industry, their international sites, the textile certifications of the OEKO-TEX® Association and other news from the textile industry by email. You can select the areas which are of particular interest to you when registering for the press distribution list. We will use the data which you provide while registering to determine whether you are entitled to receive press releases and to address you personally. Which data is collected via the contact form is apparent from the respective contact form. Your data is transmitted securely (SSL encryption).

The information you provide is only used for the purposes of sending the press release and for possible follow-up questions.

Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data during the dispatch process and this data protection declaration is referenced.

Legal basis for data processing

Provided there is the consent of the user, the legal basis for the processing of data after subscribing to receive press releases is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for achieving the purpose of its collection. It is stored for as long as the subscription to press releases is active.

Your rights

You have the right to information about your personal data processed by us. If your information request is not in writing, please understand that we will then require evidence from you to prove that you are really the person you claim to be.

Moreover, you have the right to correction or deletion or to restrict the processing, if this is due in law. In addition, you have a right to object to the processing within the framework of statutory regulations. The same applies to a right to data transferability.

If you do not wish to receive any more press releases, it is sufficient to send a short message to the Hohenstein Institute (e-mail: ).

If you feel that Hohenstein has processed your personal data in an unlawful manner, you can contact any data protection supervisory authority with your complaints.