Data Protection Declaration

Protecting your personal data is particularly important to us. For this reason, we process your data strictly in accordance with the statutory regulations (especially GDPR). This data protection declaration will inform you about the most important aspects of data processing with regards to our website, too.

You can contact us using the following information

Textilchemie Dr. Petry GmbH
Ferdinand-Lassalle-Strasse 57
72770 Reutlingen

+49 7121 9589-0
+49 7121 9589-33

Our data protection officer can be contacted using the above mentioned address or at:

Collection and storage of personal data, and nature and purpose of its use

Consent (Article 6, paragraph 1a, GDPR)
Processing personal data for specific purposes (e.g. sending our newsletter via e-mail after clicking on the confirmation link that you will receive, disclosure to third parties, analysis of data for marketing purposes) takes place if you have granted us your consent.

Contractual or pre-contractual obligations (Article 6, paragraph 1b, GDPR)
We process personal data that must be provided in order to fulfill a contract to which you are a contracting party, or to perform pre-contractual measures upon your request, e.g. via our website contact form. The purposes of the data processing are based on the specific contract (e.g. purchase, delivery, or employment contract) and may include evaluations, consultation, and the performance of other actions, among other things. As part of your application, the data you provide (e.g. cover letter, résumé, references) that we require in order to be able to make a decision on hiring in our company shall be processed by the departments that supervise the application process at our company (e.g. personnel department, specialist department management). We process personal data of employees for the purposes of the employment relationship, where this is required for the decision to establish an employment relationship or, after the establishment of the employment relationship, for its performance or termination, or for exercising or fulfilling the rights and obligations arising from a law.

Legal obligations (Article 6, paragraph 1c, GDPR)
Data is processed based on legal obligations, e.g. for the purposes of fulfilling inspection and reporting obligations, and disclosing data to authorities.

Balancing of interests (Article 6, paragraph 1f, GDPR)
To protect our legitimate interests or those of third parties, data is also processed for specific purposes after prior consideration of interests, e.g. to ensure domiciliary rights, protect legal claims, investigate criminal offences, determine default risks, optimize product development, optimize customer contact for marketing purposes, such as contacting other companies by telephone, send marketing information (e.g. invitations to events and functions, presentation of new products and services), optimize demand planning, or ensure data security.

Data processing when visiting the website

When accessing our website, your browser automatically sends information to our website’s server. This information is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and is stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the querying computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the file accessed
  • Website from which access is made (referrer URL)
  • Browser used and, if applicable, your computer operating system and the name of your access provider.

The specified data are used by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection to the website
  • Ensuring the user-friendliness of our website
  • Evaluating system security and stability
  • For other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the uses listed above for data collection. Under no circumstances will the collected data be used to draw conclusions about you personally.

In addition, we use necessary, and after having received you acceptance also not necessary, cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. Further explanations can be found in the following sections of this data protection declaration.

Data processing when registering for our newsletter

If you have expressly agreed according to Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (a) of the GDPR, we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. To receive the newsletter, only an e-mail address needs to be provided.

You may at any time revoke your consent to the use of your data to send newsletters by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the end of each e-mail newsletter or sending an e-mail to contact[at]


This website uses CleverReach to send newsletters. The provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, //CRASH Building, Schafjückenweg 2, 26180 Rastede, Germany. CleverReach is a service with which the newsletter dispatch can be organized and analyzed. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving newsletters (e.g. e-mail address) is stored on CleverReach’s servers in Germany and within the European Union. Our newsletters sent with CleverReach allow us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients so that we can analyze how many recipients have opened the newsletter message and how often which link in the newsletter was clicked. With the help of so-called conversion tracking, it can also be analyzed whether a predefined action (e.g. download of a document from our website) has taken place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. For more information on data analysis through CleverReach newsletters, please visit: The data processing is based on your consent (Article 6, paragraph 1, point (a) of the GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation. If you do not want any analysis by CleverReach, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in each newsletter message. Furthermore, you can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website. The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of CleverReach after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remains unaffected by this. For more details, please refer to the data protection provisions of CleverReach at:

Data processing when using our contact forms

If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us using the forms provided on our website. A valid e-mail address must be entered so that we know from whom the query came and can respond accordingly. Providing further information is voluntary.

The data are processed for the purposes of contacting us in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (a), (b) of the GDPR, for the initiation of contractual relationships and based on your voluntary consent. The personal data we have collected for using the contact forms will be automatically deleted after resolution of your query.


We use cookies on various pages to ensure we offer a user-friendly website and to enable the use of certain functions. The so-called ‘cookies’ are small text files that are stored on your device via the browser. The cookies we use are necessary for the functionality of the website (category: Necessary). The legal basis for data processing is Article 6, paragraph 1, section 1, point (a), point (f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for offering our website. The process of storing a cookie file is also called ‘setting a cookie’. You can set your browser yourself according to your wishes so that you are informed about the setting of cookies, decide on a case-by-case basis about the acceptance of non-essential cookies or generally accept or generally exclude the acceptance of non-essential cookies.

a) Necessary cookies (3)

Necessary cookies in detail:

Borlabs Cookie / 1 Year

This cookie stores the settings of the visitors which have been chosen in the cookie box of Borlabs Cookie.

wp-wpml_current_language / 1 Day

This cookie stores the present language setting on the website.

Privacy policy:

PHPSESSID / session
This cookie enables you to move from page to page and stores the technical information which has already been entered with regard to the user.

Disclosure of data

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only transmit your personal data to third parties in the following cases:

  • You have expressly consented to this in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (a) of the GDPR
  • The disclosure in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (f) of the GDPR is necessary to establish, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data
  • When a legal obligation exists to disclose the data according to Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (c) of the GDPR, and
  • This is legally permissible and is necessary for processing contractual relationships with you in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (b) of the GDPR.

Duration of data storage

We store your personal data for the duration of the contractual relationship; in addition, statutory limitation periods are generally three years. After completion of an application selection process, we generally delete your data within three months, unless you are employed by our company. Various retention and documentation obligations apply, e.g. according to the German Commercial Code (HGB) or the German Fiscal Code (AO), which can be up to ten years.

Right to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability

You have the right to information according to Article 15 of the GDPR, the right to correction according to Article 16 of the GDPR, the right to deletion according to Article 17 of the GDPR, the right to restriction of processing according to Article 18 of the GDPR, and the right to data portability according to Article 20 of the GDPR. To exercise these rights, please use the abovementioned contact details.

Revocation of consent

You may revoke your consent at any time. You can also cancel your subscription to our newsletter by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter. Please note that the revocation shall only take effect in the future.

Existence of right to lodge complaint

Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77, GDPR).

Obligation to provide data

You must only provide the personal data that is necessary for the establishment, performance, and termination of a contract, or the data that we are legally obliged to collect. If you do not provide us with the necessary information and documentation, we are not permitted to establish or continue the business relationship you have requested.

Automated decision-making in individual cases

For the establishment and implementation of the business relationship, we generally do not use fully automated decision-making. Should we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you about this separately if this is required by law.


We sometimes process your data automatically with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects (profiling), e.g. evaluation for targeted customer approach, needs-based advertising including market and opinion research as well as for scoring or rating. The evaluation may include, for example, data on payment behavior (e.g. account turnover, balances) as well as criteria such as industry affiliation and experience from the previous business relationship.

Categories of personal data

We process the following categories of personal data, for example: Personal master data, contract master data, contract execution and termination data, order data, data for the fulfillment of legal obligations, creditworthiness data, scoring/rating data, advertising and sales data, data about your use of our offered telemedia (e.g., time of calling up our websites, apps or newsletters, pages clicked on by us or entries) as well as other data comparable to the categories mentioned.

Data sources

We process data that we have received from you in the course of our business relationship as well as data permissibly transmitted to us by other third parties. On the other hand, we collect data from publicly accessible sources (e.g. trade and debtor directories, commercial registers, press).

Information about your right to object according to Art. 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Individual right of objection

You have the right to revoke at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6, paragraph 1, point (e) of the GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) of the GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision. If you object, we will 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 the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Right to object to processing of data for direct marketing purposes

We process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct advertising. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes. The objection can be made form-free and should preferably be addressed to:

Textilchemie Dr. Petry GmbH
Ferdinand-Lassalle-Straße 57
72770 Reutlingen