Data Protection

Conditions of use for IVGT websites

The use of our public site is generally anonymous. If you have access to our member area we process the data stored with us for the purpose of administering and maintaining your membership.

Data protection at a glance

Responsible under the Data Protection Law is:

Industrieverband Veredlung – Garne – Gewebe – Technische Textilien e.V. (IVGT)
Mainzer Landstraße 55
60329 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: 069 / 2556 17 00
Fax: 069 / 2556 17 25

Further information as to the responsible person you will find in the imprint of this website. The processing of the data is done in a certified German data center. IVGT has concluded a data processing contract according to the European General Data Protection Regulation.

Your data are collected on the one hand by information you provide to us. This can be data, you insert e.g. in a contact sheet. Other data are collected automatically, when visiting our website via our IT system. These are in particular technical data (internet browser, operating system or the time of opening the web page). The collection of these data is done automatically as soon as you enter our website.

Generally, you can visit our website without informing us about your identity. If you register or use our portal, we need your data in order to identify you as a user. If you use the contact sheet, we require your data in order be able to answer you. Another part of your data is used in order to operate our websites in a technically safe manner and without any mistakes.

You have the right to request a free information about your personal data stored and to rectify, block or delete them, if necessary. In this respect or with other questions regarding the topic data protection you can refer to the address indicated under the imprint. Furthermore, you have a right of complaint with the competent supervisory authority. You have the right to obtain the data, which are automatically processed, in a machine legible form to you or a third party. If you request the transfer of the data to a third party this will be done to the extent technically feasible.

Use and transfer of personal data

When using the membership area we store with your login your name, your organization/your company and your e-mail address. Furthermore, we store your user name and in a for us illegible form, your password. Otherwise, we use your personal data exclusively for the purpose of communication with you and, if necessary, the handling of contracts concluded with you (e.g. registration for an event). Personal data shall be transferred to third parties or otherwise only, if this is necessary for the purpose of processing the contract or for billing purposes. To the extent we are required by law or by court your data shall be transmitted to the institution having the right to request your data. Otherwise, your data shall not be transferred to any third party without your express consent.

SSL or TLS encryption

This page uses SSL or TLS encryption for security purposes and to protect the transmission of confidential content you are sending to us as operator of the website. You will recognize an encrypted connection by the address line of the browser changing from http:// to https:// and at the lock symbol in the browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated data, you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Data collection and data storage


Our internet page uses cookies. Cookies are used in order to render the offer user friendly, efficient and safe. Cookies are small text data, which are placed in your computer or in your mobile device and which are stored by your browser. We use “session cookies”, which will be automatically deleted at the end of your visit.

Permanent cookies shall remain on your device, until you delete them. These cookies enable to us recognize your browser during your next visit. You can adjust your browser that you are informed about cookies being put and allow cookies only individually, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general or activate automatically the deletion of cookies, when closing the browser. With a deactivation of cookies the functioning of this website maybe limited.

Cookies, which are necessary to perform the electronic communication or to provide certain functions you requested (e.g. access to the portal) will be stored according to the General Data Protection Regulation. We have a justified interest to store cookies in order to provide accurate and optimized services. We are not storing cookies in order to analyze your surfing habits.

Server-Log Data

The provider of these pages collects and stores automatically information within so-called server-log data, which are transferred by your browser automatically. These are:

Type of browser and browser version
Operating system used
Referrer URL
Name of host of the computer getting access to the data
Time of the request to the server

These data cannot be attributed to certain persons. A combination of these data with other data sources shall not be made. We reserve the right to examine these data subsequently, if we find concrete indications for illegal use. The deletion of such an entry within the log data shall be effected after seven days.

The basis for the data processing is the General Data Protection Regulation. The processing is done to secure our justified interest, as we have to guarantee the safety and the functionality of the website.

Contact sheet

The personal data you provide to us with this contact request are used only for replying to your request or get into contact with you and for the technical administration related thereto. A transfer to third parties does not happen. The processing of the data inserted into the contact sheet is done on a basis of a pre-contractual contact request according to the General Data Protection Regulation and is limited to this purpose.

Registration and cancellation

The processing of the data entered during registration is done on the basis of your consent according to the General Data Protection Regulation.

You may withdraw your consent given in accordance with Article 21 General Data Protection Regulation at any time. Sending us an e-mail is sufficient. The legality of data already having been processed remains unaffected thereby.

The data collected during registration are stored by us as long as you are registered on our website and shall be deleted thereafter. Any legal requirements to keep data remain unaffected thereby.

Transfer to third countries

Your data shall not be stored or processed outside the Federal Republic of Germany, thus a transfer to third countries does not happen.

Automated decision making

We do not use automated decision making or profiling.

Changes to this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration shall be reviewed on a regular basis in order to protect your personal data. Please observe therefore the version as amended from time to time.

Actual version 5/21/2018