Data Privacy

Data Privacy
  1. Our approach to the topic of data protection

    Data protection law is part of our personal rights. Especially in our constantly evolving and interconnected world, the importance of these rights must not be underestimated. We attach great importance to data protection law in all its forms and requirements, which is why we also take the protection of your data very seriously and always endeavor to provide an appropriate level of protection on our website

    You are free to use our website without providing your personal data. However, it is possible that if you use one of our services, e.g. you wish to contact us via our website, it will be necessary to collect and process your data. If this is the case and there is no legal basis for this processing, we will always obtain your consent for the respective process.

    As the controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Since, despite all technical precautions, absolute protection of data transmission cannot be fully guaranteed, you are free to transmit your personal data by other means, for example by telephone.

    1. Data protection details

      Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand both for the public and for you as a customer and business partner. To ensure this, we would like to explain some of the terms we use that you will come across in this privacy policy. Terms that require a more detailed explanation in terms of definition and use have been given their own paragraph (e.g. cookies).

      • Personal dataPersonaldata means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
      • Data subjectData subjectis any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing. In case of doubt, you are therefore a data subject.
      • ProcessingProcessingis any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means. The term “processing” covers any handling of data, be it collection, analysis, storage, transmission or deletion.
      • ProfilingProfilingis any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate, analyze or predict certain personal aspects relating to a natural person.

        We do not use profiling on our website to protect your personal data.

      • PseudonymizationPseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
      • Controller or controller responsible for the processingControlleror controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
      • ProcessorProcessoris a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
      • RecipientRecipientis a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not.
      • Third partyThird partyis a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.
      • ConsentConsentis any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
      • Tracking In the field of online marketing, tracking refers to the recording of a website visitor’s user behavior. With the help of tracking, it is possible to track which websites a visitor has used to reach your website, how long the visitor has been on the website, which pages have been accessed and what IP address the visitor has. In order to obtain this data, cookies are used and analyzed with tools such as Google Analytics. From this, the success of marketing campaigns can be determined and measures for their optimization and adaptation can be derived. With these measures, the website can be made more user-friendly and better tailored to customers.
      • Reach measurementThemain purpose of reach measurement is to statistically determine the intensity of use, the number of visitors or users of a website and their surfing behavior – on the basis of a uniform standard procedure. Website operators can use various tools to see exactly how many people are reached with a post. It is also possible to determine exactly how often a person clicks on an advertisement, for example, and from which websites, advertisements or articles people access your website.

        The data required for this purpose is collected and processed in accordance with the GDPR and German data protection law. Technical and organizational measures ensure that individual users cannot be identified at any time. Data that may have a reference to a specific, identifiable person is anonymized as soon as possible.

    2. Who we are

      The controller of this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation is

      Born GmbH
      knitwear for fashion & engineering
      Poststrasse 4
      37351 Dingelstädt

      Phone: +4936075 5060

      Born GmbH is represented by the managing director Michael Schneider.

    3. What data and information we collect

      Our website collects a range of general data and information each time you access the website. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The following can be recorded

      (1) browser types and versions used,

      (2) the operating system used by the accessing system,

      (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer),

      (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website,

      (5) the date and time of access to the website,

      (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address),

      (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and

      (8) other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

      When using this general data and information, our company does not draw any conclusions about you. Rather, this information is required in order to display the content of our website correctly and also to optimize the content and advertising for the content.

      Furthermore, we require the above-mentioned information for the permanent functionality of our IT infrastructure and website technology. Last but not least, we may need the information to provide law enforcement authorities with the necessary data in the event of criminal prosecution.

      This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by us for statistical purposes, but also to optimize data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all your personal data.

      Our website processes data for the following purposes, for example

      • Provision of our online offer with the associated user-friendliness
      • Office and organizational procedures
      • the performance of contractual services and services
      • Managing and responding to inquiries
      • Processing of payment transactions
      • Generate feedback
      • Direct marketing
      • Reach measurement
      • Tracking
      • Security measures

      The groups of persons affected, the types of data processed, the specific purpose and the legal basis are explicitly described to you again in the course of this privacy policy for the respective processing operation.

    4. What rights do you have?

      As part of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European legislator has given you a number of options for asserting your rights – including against us. In order to comply with our duty to provide information in this regard, those rights are set out below:

      • Right to confirmationYouhave the right to request confirmation from us as to whether your personal data is being processed.
      • Right to informationYouhave the right to receive information from us at any time free of charge about your stored personal data (e.g. the purpose of processing or the categories of data processed) and a copy of this information.
      • Right to rectificationYouhave the right to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you also have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
      • Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay. We are also obliged to delete personal data immediately if there is a reason that does not justify the processing of the data
      • Right to restriction of processingYouhave the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your data,
      • Right to data portabilityYouhave the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from us to whom the personal data has been provided.
      • Right to objectYouhave the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. e or lit. f GDPR takes place, to file an objection.

        We will no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

      • Right to information and complaint to a supervisory authorityYouhave the right to contact a supervisory authority at any time with questions about data protection.

        If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection law, you still have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority.

        However, to prevent this from happening in the first place, we would be grateful if we could find a solution together in the event of any disagreements.

      • Right to withdraw consent under data protection lawYouhave the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

        If you wish to withdraw your consent, you can contact the following office at any time:

        Born GmbH

        Contact person: Michael Schneider

        Poststrasse 4
        37351 Dingelstädt

        Phone: +4936075 5060

    5. Provision of the online offer and web hosting

      In order to provide our website securely and efficiently, we use the services of one or more web hosting providers from whose servers (or servers managed by them) the online offer can be accessed. For these purposes, we may use infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services as well as security services and technical maintenance services.

      The data processed on our website may include information that is generated in the course of use and communication. This regularly includes the IP address, which is necessary to display the content of our online offering, and all entries made within our online offering or from websites.

      E-mail dispatch and hosting: We use web hosting services, which include the dispatch, receipt and storage of e-mails. For this purpose, the addresses of the recipients and senders as well as other information relating to the sending of e-mails (e.g. the providers involved) and the content of the respective e-mails are processed.

      Please note that e-mails on the Internet are generally not sent in encrypted form. In most cases, emails are encrypted in transit, but not on the servers from which they are sent and received (unless an end-to-end encryption method is used). We can therefore accept no responsibility for the transmission path of e-mails between the sender and receipt on our server.

      Collection of access data and log files: We collect data on every access to the server (so-called server log files). The server log files may include the address and name of the websites and files accessed, date and time of access, data volumes transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page) and, as a rule, IP addresses and the requesting provider. In short, server log files record all processes that happen on a website.

      The server log files are used, among other things, for security purposes by detecting and defending against attacks or to ensure the utilization of the server and its stability.

      • Processed data types: Content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
      • Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
      • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 I lit. f. GDPR).
    6. Deletion and blocking of personal data

      We process and store your personal data only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or if this has been provided for by the European legislator or another legislator in laws or regulations to which we are subject. The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is therefore the respective statutory retention period.

      If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions, provided that it is no longer required for contract fulfillment or contract initiation.

    7. Protection of minors

      Consent to the processing of personal data can only be given by a person of legal age. For information society services, the consent of a child is permitted from the age of sixteen in accordance with Art. 8 GDPR.

    8. Our handling of cookies

      Our website is operated using cookies, among other things. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer system via your Internet browser.

      Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Simply put, cookies are used to give the website a “memory”. For many website operators, they are an essential means of offering you, the website visitor, a smooth and technically flawless experience.

      Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish your individual browser from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

      Through the use of cookies, our website can provide you with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the setting of cookies. A distinction is made between the following cookie types and functions:

      Cookies that differ according to their storage duration

      • Temporary cookies (also: session cookies): Temporary cookies are deleted at the latest after you leave an online service and close the browser.
      • Permanent cookies: Permanent cookies remain stored even after the browser is closed. These are used, for example, to save your login status or to display frequently viewed or popular content.

      Cookies that differ according to their origin

      • First-party cookies: First-party cookies are set by us.
      • Third-party cookies (also: third-party cookies): Third-party cookies are mainly placed by advertisers (so-called third parties) to process user information.

      Cookies that differ according to their purpose

      • Necessary (required) cookies: Cookies may be required for the operation of a website (e.g. to store logins or other user input or for security reasons).
      • Statistics, marketing and personalization cookies: Cookies may be used as part of reach measurement (web analysis) if your interests or behaviour (e.g. viewing certain content, using functions, etc.) on individual websites are stored in a user profile. Such profiles are used, for example, to show users content that matches their potential interests. This process is also referred to as “tracking”, i.e. tracking the potential interests of users. If we use such cookies or other “tracking” technologies, we will inform you separately in our privacy policy or by obtaining your consent directly when you open our website (cookie banner).

      Storage period: If we do not specify the storage period for permanent cookies, please expect a storage period of up to 2 years.

      You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. In addition, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via your Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions, e.g. the display of map material, may be fully usable by the websites you visit.

      Which cookies do we use? We use cookies on our website to save the language settings and to save a session ID. Details can be found in the specific description of the cookies in the Consent Manager.

      Cookie Consent Manager: We use the consent technology of “Borlabs Cookie” to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser or to the use of certain technologies and to document them in accordance with data protection regulations.

      The provider of this technology is Borlabs GmbH, Hamburger Straße 11, 22083 Hamburg.

      When you visit our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser in which the consents you have given or the revocation of these consents are stored. This data is not passed on to the provider of Borlabs Cookie.

      The data collected will be stored until you ask us to delete it or delete the Borlabs cookie yourself or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

      Details on the data processing of Borlabs Cookie can be found at


      Legal basis for the use of the Borlabs cookie: Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR.

  2. What you can expect on our website

    We offer a wide variety of content on our website to provide you as a user with an interesting surfing experience so that you receive a lasting and, above all, positive impression of us and our company. We use various programs, tools and lots of other content for this. In the following, we would like to explain to you what this involves in detail.

    1. Contact via the website

      Due to legal regulations, our website contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address).

      If you contact us by e-mail or via our contact form, the personal data you provide will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted to us by you on a voluntary basis will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

      Specifically, we process the following data: Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos).

      Data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR for the fulfillment of our contractual services or pre-contractual inquiries as well as Art. 6 I lit. f. GDPR within the scope of our legitimate interests in order to be able to contact you.

    2. We look forward to every application

      You have the opportunity to apply for vacancies in our company via our website.

      We process the applicant data only for the purpose and in the context of the application process. The processing of applicant data is carried out to fulfill our (pre-)contractual obligations in the context of the application process within the meaning of Art. 6 I 1 lit. b, f GDPR, Section 26 BDSG if the data processing (e.g. in the context of legal proceedings) becomes necessary for us.

      Applicant data generally includes your personal details, postal and contact addresses and the documents relating to your application, such as cover letter, CV and references. Applicants can also voluntarily provide us with additional information.

      By submitting your application to us, you consent to the processing of your data for the purposes of the application process in the manner and to the extent set out in this privacy policy.

      Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 I GDPR are voluntarily communicated as part of the application process, their processing is also carried out in accordance with Art. 9 II lit. b GDPR (e.g. health data, such as severely disabled status or ethnic origin). Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 I GDPR are requested or provided by applicants as part of the application process, their processing is also carried out in accordance with Art. 9 II lit. a GDPR (e.g. health data if this is necessary for the exercise of the profession).

      Subject to a justified revocation by the applicant, the data will be deleted after the purpose has been fulfilled or after twelve months after the vacancy has been filled in order to be able to answer any follow-up questions regarding the application.

    3. We use Google Fonts

      This site uses so-called fonts for the uniform display of fonts. The provider of Google Fonts is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

      When you call up the page, your browser loads the required fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. We have integrated the fonts locally on our server.

      Further information on Google Fonts can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy:

    4. We use Font Awesome

      We also use so-called Awesome Fonts from Fonticons, Inc, 307 S Main St Ste 202 Bentonville, AR, 72712-9214, USA for the uniform display of fonts.

      When you call up the page, your browser loads the required fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. We have integrated the fonts locally on our server.

      Further information on Awesome Fonts can be found at and in the Fonticons Inc. privacy policy:

    5. We use the WPML language changer

      We use a language plugin called WPML to be able to offer the content of our website in several languages. The provider of the plug-in is OnTheGoSystems Limited, 22/F 3 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

      Cookies can be used to determine the current language setting of you as a visitor to our site, the last language visited on a page and the language of logged-in users.

      We use the language changer on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR and our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR.

      Further information can be found at

    6. You can also find us on social networks

      You can find us and our company within social networks. We have therefore integrated links to the websites on our website. If you click on the link, you will be forwarded directly to our company page in the respective network. We process your data in order to communicate with you, if you are active on the respective platform, or to provide information about us.

      It is possible that your data may be processed outside the European Union. This may result in risks for you because, for example, it could make it more difficult to enforce users’ rights. With regard to US providers, we must inform you that your data may currently be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly without the possibility of intervention.

      Furthermore, your data is generally processed within social networks for market research and advertising purposes. For example, user profiles can be created based on user behavior and the resulting interests of users. The usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the networks that presumably correspond to your interests. As a rule, cookies are stored on the user’s computer in which the user’s usage behavior and interests are stored. Furthermore, data can also be stored in the user profiles independently of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).

      For a detailed description of the respective forms of processing and the opt-out options, please refer to the data protection declarations and information provided by the operators of the respective networks.

      Should you wish to assert requests for information or other data subject rights to which you are entitled in this regard, we would like to refer you to the respective providers, as the providers have access to the users’ data and can take appropriate measures and provide information directly.

      If you still need help, you can contact us.

      Instagram: Social network; service provider: Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, parent company: Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA;


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      LinkedIn: Social network; service provider: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland


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    7. Legal permission for data processing

      The following standards may serve as the legal basis for the above-mentioned processing operations:

      • 6 I lit. a GDPR, where we obtain your consent for a specific processing purpose.
      • If the processing of personal data is necessary, for example, for the performance of a contract between you and us, this processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR is justified.
      • The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services.
      • If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR.
      • It may be necessary to process personal data in order to protect your vital interests or the interests of another natural person, Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR.
      • Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO are based. Processing operations are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not prevail. Our legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 I lit. f GDPR is in particular the performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.
    8. Obligation to provide the personal data

      We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In addition, it may be necessary for you to provide us with personal data for the conclusion of a contract, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, you are obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with you. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded.

      Before providing your personal data, you should contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform you on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of your personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.

    9. Your contact person in our company

      If you have any questions about data protection and the handling of your data on our website and in our company, you are welcome to contact us at any time:

      Born GmbH
      knitwear for fashion & engineering
      Poststrasse 4
      37351 Dingelstädt

      Phone: +4936075 5060

This privacy policy was created by Bastanier & Schmelzer Rechtsanwälte PartmbB.