Privacy policy

1) information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the person responsible

1.1 We are pleased that you visit our website and thank us for your interest. In the following we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 responsible for the data processing on this website in the sense of the data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) is German Embroiderer’s Guild e.v., Eschersheimer Landstraße 182, 60320 Frankfurt am Main, e-mail: The person responsible for processing personal data is the natural or legal entity who, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

1.3 For security reasons and for the protection of the transfer of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the person responsible) This website uses an SSL or TLS encryption. You can see an encrypted connection on the string “https://” and the lock icon in your browser line.

2) Data collection when you visit our website

In the mere informational use of our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called “server LogFiles”). When you visit our website, we collect the following information, which is technically necessary for us to display the website:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time at time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you reached the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address Used (if applicable: in anonymous form)

Processing is carried out in accordance with article 6 para. 1 lit. F DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. A transfer or other use of the data does not take place. However, we reserve the right to check the server logfiles retrospectively, should give specific indications of illegal use.

3) Cookies

In order to make the visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us or our partner companies (third party cookies) to recognize your browser the next time you visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process specific user information, such as browser and location data and IP address values, on an individual scale. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which can vary depending on the cookie.

As far as personal data are processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with article 6 para. 1 lit. F DSGVO to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the site visit.

We may cooperate with advertising partners who help us to make our internet offer more interesting for you. For this purpose, when you visit our website, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard drive (third-party cookies). If we cooperate with designated advertising partners, you will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the amount of information collected within the following paragraphs.

Please note that you can set your browser to be informed about the setting of cookies and to decide on their acceptance individually or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser is different in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the Help menu of each browser, which tells you how to change your cookie settings. You can find them for the respective browsers under the following links:

Internet Explorer:
Firefox: Https://
Safari: Https://

Please note that if cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

4) Contact

Personal data will be collected as part of contacting us (e.g. by contact form or e-mail). Which data are collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used solely for the purpose of answering your question or for contacting and related technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of the data is our legitimate interest in answering your questions in accordance with article 6 para. 1 lit. F DSGVO. If its contact is aimed at concluding a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Article 6 para. 1 lit. (b) DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your request, this is the case if it is clear from the circumstances that the facts in question are conclusively clarified and that there are no legal retention obligations.

5) Registration at the portal or forum

You can register on our website with personal data. The personal data that is processed for registration is determined by the input mask that is used for registration. We use the so-called double-opt-in procedure for the registration, i.e. Your registration is not complete until you have previously confirmed your registration by clicking on the link contained therein via a confirmation email sent to you for this purpose. If your confirmation does not take place within 24 hours, your registration will be automatically deleted from our database. The aforementioned data is obligatory, all further information can be provided voluntarily by using our portal.

If you use our portal, we will store your data required for the performance of the contract, including any details of the payment method, until you permanently delete your access. Furthermore, we will store the voluntary data you have provided for the period of your use of the portal, if you do not delete it previously. You can manage and change all information in the protected customer area. The legal basis is Article 6 para. 1 lit. F DSGVO.
In addition, we store all content you publish (such as public contributions, wall posts, guestbook entries, etc.) to operate the website. The provision of the website with the complete user-generated content is our legitimate interest, the legal basis for this is Article 6 para. 1 lit. F. DSGVO. If you delete your account, your public comments, especially in the forum, will remain visible to all readers, but your account will not be available. All other data will be deleted in this case.

6) Comment function

As part of the commenting function on this website, information about the time the comment was created and the Kommentatorenname you selected will be stored and published on the website. Your IP address will also be recorded and stored. This storage of the IP address is for security reasons and in the event that the data subject violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal contents by means of a comment made. We need your e-mail address in order to contact you if a third party should object to your published content as unlawful. Legal bases for the storage of your data are article 6 para. 1 lit. b and F DSGVO. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are rejected by third parties as unlawful.

7) Tools and other

7.1 Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA feature of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). This function is used primarily to differentiate whether an input is made by a natural person or is done by machine and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the service reCAPTCHA to Google and is done according to article 6 para. 1 lit. F DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in the determination of the individual will-carrying of acts on the Internet and the prevention of misuse and spam.

Google LLC, based in the United States, is certified for the US-European Data Protection Convention “Privacy Shield”, which ensures compliance with the data protection standards in force in the EU.

For more information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please see:

7.2 Google Maps

On our website we use Google Maps (API) from Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Maps is a Web service that displays interactive (land) maps to visually represent geographic information. The use of this service will show you our location and facilitate your arrival.

When you access the sub-pages in which the map is included in Google Maps, information about your use of our website (e.g. Transfer your IP address) to Google’s servers in the United States and stored there. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged on to, or if there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want to associate with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for non-logged-in users) as usage profiles and evaluates them. Such evaluation shall be carried out in particular under article 6 ( 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of Google’s legitimate interests in the display of personalized advertising, market research and/or on-demand design of its website. You have the right to object to the formation of these user profiles, and you must direct yourself to Google to exercise it.

Google LLC, based in the United States, is certified for the US-European Data Protection Convention “Privacy Shield”, which ensures compliance with the data protection standards in force in the EU.

If you do not agree with the future transmission of your data to Google as part of the use of Google Maps, you may also disable the Web service from Google Maps completely by disabling the JavaScript application in your browser. Google Maps and thus also the map display on this website can not be used.

Google’s terms of use can be found at, see the additional terms of use for Google Maps at
For detailed information on how to use Google Maps, please visit the Google Privacy Policy page:

8) Rights of the person concerned

8.1 The applicable Data Protection Law grants you comprehensive rights (information and intervention rights) to the person responsible regarding the processing of your personal data, which we inform you about below:

  • Right of information in accordance with article 15 DSGVO: You have in particular the right to information about your personal data processed by us, the processing purposes, the categories of processed personal data, the recipients or categories of recipients, To which your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage duration, or the criteria for determining the storage duration, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing, opposition to processing, Complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data, if it has not been collected by us, the existence of an automated decision-making process, including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about the logic involved and the The scope and the intended effects of such processing, as well as their right to information, which guarantees pursuant to article 46 DSGVO in the event of the forwarding of their data to third countries;
  • Recht auf Berichtigung gemäß Art. 16 DSGVO: Sie haben ein Recht auf unverzügliche Berichtigung Sie betreffender unrichtiger Daten und/oder Vervollständigung Ihrer bei uns gespeicherten unvollständigen Daten;
  • Recht auf Löschung gemäß Art. 17 DSGVO: Sie haben das Recht, die Löschung Ihrer personenbezogenen Daten bei Vorliegen der Voraussetzungen des Art. 17 Abs.

    1 DSGVO zu verlangen.
    However, this right does not exist in particular where processing is required to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or Defence of legal claims;

  • Right to restrict the processing in accordance with article 18 DSGVO: You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data as long as the correctness of your data is verified by you if you have deleted your data for Disallowed data processing and instead require the processing of your data, if you need your data for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, after we no longer use this data after the purpose is reached Or if they have appealed for reasons of their particular situation, as long as it is not yet established whether our legitimate reasons outweigh the circumstances;
  • Right to information in accordance with article 19 DSGVO: If you have exercised the right to rectify, delete or restrict the processing to the person responsible, it shall be obliged to notify all beneficiaries to whom the personal data relating to them have been disclosed to notify this correction or deletion of the data or limitation of processing, unless this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.
  • Right to data transferability in accordance with article 20 DSGVO: You have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided us, in a structured, common and machine-read format, or to send the transfer to another person responsible To the extent technically feasible;
  • Right to revoke the consent granted pursuant to article 7 ( 3 DSGVO: You have the right to revoke a once-given consent to the processing of data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, we will immediately delete the data concerned, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for unconditional processing. The revocation of the consent does not affect the legality of the processing due to the consent until the revocation;
  • Right to appeal pursuant to article 77 DSGVO: If you believe that the processing of personal data relating to you violates the DSGVO, you have the right, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, to A complaint to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their place of stay, their workplace or the place of the alleged infringement.

8.2 right of objection

If we process your personal data in the context of a balancing of interests based on our predominantly legitimate interest, you have the right at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to violate this processing Appeal with effect for the future.
If you make use of your right to object, we will terminate the processing of the data concerned. However, further processing is reserved if we can prove compelling reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms, or if the processing of the assertion, exercise or defence of Legal claims.

If your personal data are processed by us in order to run direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising. You can exercise the opposition as described above.

If you make use of your right to object, we will terminate the processing of the data concerned for direct advertising purposes.

9) duration of the storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is measured according to the respective legal retention period (e.g. trade and tax-related retention periods). At the end of the period, the relevant data are routinely deleted, unless they are no longer necessary for the performance of the contract or the initiation of the contract and/or on our part there is no legitimate interest in the further storage.