Privacy Policy

We appreciate your interest in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. This Privacy Policy governs our data collection, processing and usage practices. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information.

1. Data Privacy Contact

Responsible for the processing of personal data on this website in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

SETEX Schermuly textile computer GmbH
Responsible: Managing Directors Christoph Schermuly and Oliver Schermuly

Hauptstr. 23
35794 Mengerskirchen

Tel.: +49.6476.9147-0
Fax: +49.6476.9147-31

Privacy Officer for this data protection information for data processing by SETEX Schermuly textile computer GmbH
Mr. Tobias Lechner (Lawyer)
Holzheimerstr. 1
65549 Limburg
Tel.: 06431 4985-0
E-Mail: T.Lechner(at)

2. Processing of personal data related to your use of our websites and online services

We process data as part of the operation of our website. The processing of the data also includes disclosure by transmission. An adequacy decision by the EU Commission, the EU-US Privacy Shield, exists for data transfers to the USA. In this, the Commission has certified that the guarantees for the transfer of data to the USA based on the EU-US Privacy Shield comply with the data protection standards in the EU. Where we transmit data to the USA, we have marked the participation of our service providers in the EU-US Privacy Shield.

The data, processing purposes, legal bases, recipients and transfers to third countries affected in detail are listed in the following list:

a) Log file

When you visit our websites, we log your visit temporarily in a log file. The following data is processed:

Name and URL of the website accessed, date and time of access, the amount of data transferred, the browser type and version, the operating system you are using, the referrer URL (the website previously visited), your IP address and the requesting provider. This is necessary to ensure the security of the website.

We process the data accordingly on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 art.1 f GDPR. The log file will be deleted after seven days, unless it is needed to clarify or prove specific violations of the law that have become known within the retention period.

b) Hosting

All data to be processed in connection with the operation of this website is stored as part of the hosting to log the functionality. We process the data accordingly on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR. To provide our online presence, we use services from web hosting providers to whom we transmit the above data.

c) Subscribing for the newsletter

In order to provide you with up-to-date information on our company and our services by email, you can register to receive our newsletter. By registering for the newsletter, you agree that we process the data entered by you (e-mail address and other voluntary information) according to par. 6 art. 1 (a) GDPR.

You can unsubscribe at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your unsubscribe request at any time to by email.

d) Using the contact form

If you contact us with questions of any kind via our website contact form, you voluntarily consent that we contact you back. For this purpose, we need a valid email address from you. The email address will be used to assign the request and then reply to it. Provision of further data is optional.

This data, collected for the purpose of enabling contact with us, is voluntarily provided and processed in accordance with par. 6 art. 1 p. 1  cit. GDPR.

The information you submit will be stored for the purpose of processing your request and for possible follow-up questions. After your request has been completed, your personal data will be automatically erased.

e) Use of our member area MySETEX

We provide a personal, direct access to detailed information and software downloads. In addition we offer the possibility to connect production machines via the My SETEX web portal for online analysis. Access to this personal area and services of our website is controlled via a personal account.

When you subscribe to register for a personal account you will receive an email in which you will be asked to confirm your account registration (double opt-in process). Your registration is only concluded after you confirm the link in our verification email and set a logon password. In this case, the data entered such as your email, name, address and phone number are collected by SETEX.

Consequently, your registration to the MySETEX account will not become active if you do not click on the link and your data will be automatically deleted after 30 days.

By registering on the website of SETEX, the IP address – assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject – date and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of this data is necessary to secure SETEX. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.

To cancel an account including the data collected with this registration, sending an E-Mail at privacy(at) is sufficient.

User agreement of MYSETEX services

With the registration and use of the MySETEX services you agree to comply with the restrictions laid down in this Regulation.

In particular, you are obliged to observe confidentiality for all documents, software and information gathered directly, indirectly or in any other way from the download center on our website, which are not public knowledge and which refer to the business practice of SETEX Schermuly textile computer GmbH.

Such information shall not to be passed on, used or used to third parties without the prior written consent of SETEX Schermuly textile computer GmbH. You also undertake to take all appropriate precautions to ensure confidentiality. This also applies after the expiry of the registration and usage rights to the download center of SETEX Schermuly textile computer GmbH.

Confidential information from this will only be passed on to employees or other third parties who have to receive it due to their work, whereby it is ensured that such persons also maintain the confidentiality agreed here.

This obligation remains in effect even after the termination of the business relationship. The documents including all copies are to be returned at our request or deleted in a non-recoverable manner respectively.

The obligation to maintain confidentiality does not apply if there is an obligation to disclose the confidential information by order of a court, an order from an authority or a law.

In the event of violations of this confidentiality agreement, you are fully liable to SETEX Schermuly textile computer GmbH for all damage caused by the violation of these contractual obligations. This agreement is subject to German law. The place of jurisdiction is Limburg an der Lahn.

3. Disclosure of Data

SETEX will not use and communicate your personal data to third parties unless for the purposes provided under this section.

We shall forward your personal data to third parties only in case of:

  • If the data subject has given his or her explicit consent to the processing in accordance with par.6 art.1 p.1 cit. GDPR.
  • The processing of sensitive data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims (see par.6 art.1 p.1 cit. GDPR) and there is no reason to believe that there is an overriding and legitimate public or private interest in preventing the disclosure of data to third parties.
  • In the event, that for the transfer of personal data (according par.6 art.1 p.1 cit. GDPR) is a legal or constructive obligation.
  • Where permitted by law in accordance with par.6 art.1 p.1 cit. GDPR and where it is necessary for the settlement of the contract.

4. Cookie Notice

To optimize our web presence, we use cookies. These are small text files stored in your computer (laptop, tablet, smartphone) once you visit our site. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after you leave the website.
Other cookies remain stored on your device for a defined time and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

a) Legal basis for data processing

The data processed by cookies for any of these purposes is ensuring the protection of our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with par.6 art.1 p.1 cit. GDPR.

b) Revocation and objection

If the data processing is based on your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. If data processing is based on our legitimate interest, you can object to further data processing with future effect (so-called "opt-out"). You can revoke and object to the opt-out options in our cookie settings.

Cookies already stored can be deleted in the browser settings. Most browsers proved options to disallow cookies or to show a warning before storing them. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website will be restricted.

c) Cookie categories

Cookies can be assigned to three categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies and marketing cookies. Cookies that we set directly are so-called essential cookies. Marketing cookies are third-party cookies and are set by other websites, for example when displaying content (videos, Google Maps, etc.).

i) Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies for legally secure surfing and storing your login information cannot be deactivated:

Cookie Name: cookieconsent_status
Provider:        Website owner
Function: Saves whether the visitor allows all cookies or whether individual settings have been selected in the SETEX cookie box.
Lifespan:        1 year

Cookie Name: dp_cookieconsent_status
Provider: Website owner
Function: Saves the individual cookie box settings.
Lifespan: 1 year

Cookie Name: fe_typo_user
Provider: Standard-Session-Cookie of TYPO3
Function: Allows a secure login and storage of the login data
Lifespan: Session

ii) Statistics Cookies

The analysis / statistics cookies collect information about how this website is used. SETEX uses these cookies to improve the attractiveness, content and functionality of the website (see article 5). However, this does not mean that this Cookies contain any information that personally identifies a user to us.

The deactivation of functional and statistical cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this website. If you still do not want to pass on information or set these cookies, you can deactivate this in the cookie selection.

Cookie Name: ga,_gat,_gid
Provider: Google LLC
Function: Google cookie for website analysis. Generates anonymous statistical data about how the visitor uses the website.
Privacy policy:
Lifespan: 2 years

iii) Marketing Cookies

Marketing-Cookies are stored by 3rd party. Deactivating these cookies can lead to a slower page load. Some content - e.g. videos and interactive google maps – cannot be displayed.

Cookie Name: NID
Provider: Google
Function: Used to unlock Google Maps content and the uniform presentation of the contact pages.
Privacy policy:
Lifespan: 6 months

We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Service. Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings.

Session cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites and Subscription Service.  For example, SETEX keeps track of the Websites and pages you visit within SETEX, in order to determine what portion of the SETEX Website or Subscription Service is the most popular or most used.

Furthermore, we use persistent cookies who work for a certain established period of time to provide and improve performance and functionality of our website. For example, these cookies and similar technologies could pre-fill your user ID when you logging in.

5. Integration of 3rd party content

We use external dynamic content to optimize the presentation and services of our website. When visiting the website, a request is automatically sent to the server of the respective content provider via API, in which certain log data (e.g. the IP address of the user) is transmitted. The content is then transmitted back to our website and displayed.

We use external content in connection with the following functionalities:

a) Google Analytics

To collect and process certain analytics data to meet requirements and ongoing optimization of our web presence, we use Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Go ogle servers in the United States ( 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; consecutively named „Google“.

The measures of our tracking tools will be carried out on the bases of par.6 art.1 p.1 cit. GDPR. Resulting information from tracking measures are subject to ongoing reviews and adapting of website design to current requirements.

The respective data processing classes and purposes are set forth in the Google Analytics tracking tool description. For this to happen, cookies are used (see chapter 4) to collect information through our website as:

  • web browser and/or device type
  • operating system
  • referrer URL (the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after you visit a specific SETEX web site or service)
  • the pages or other content you view or otherwise interact with on a product or service
  • your IP address
  • the dates and times that you visit, access or use SETEX products and services

Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google (IP-Masking). We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Although you may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, we would like to make you aware of the fact, that in this case it is possible that you will not be able to use all the functions of this website.

You can also prevent data (incl. your IP address) generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website from being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

You can prevent recording by Google Analytics by clicking the following link.  Google Analytics is activated Disabling Google Analytics

An opt-out cookie is set which prevents your data from being collated when you visit this website. This opt-out-cookie applies strictly for this browser, website and session.
More information on conditions of use and data protection available at

b) Google Maps

This website makes use of Google Maps API to visually display geographic information.

On our website we use the map service "Google Maps" from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland "Google", to visually display geographic information. When the interactive map is displayed, data, including your IP address and location, is transferred to Google servers in the EU and stored there. For exceptional cases in which data is transmitted from Google to the USA, Google-LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield:

Further information on data protection can be found here:

The legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest in the best possible presentation of our websites in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR.

6. Social Media Plug-ins

A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information.
On this website, we are using social network plug-ins of Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing and Youtube on the bases of par.6 art.1 p.1 cit. GDPR to extend awareness of the SETEX brand. The promotional purpose has a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR regulation. The responsible handling of data and compliance lies exclusively with the providers.

a) Facebook

To make the information more personalized, our website contains Facebook plug-ins. These programs are exclusively operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA (Facebook). The plug-ins are clearly visible on our website through the use of the Facebook logo. When visiting our website or profile containing such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct link with the servers operated by Facebook; as a result, the content of the plug-in will be transferred to your browser and embedded in the website being shown.

If you visit our website whilst signed into your Facebook user account, information concerning your visit will be transferred to Facebook. Facebook can assign your visit to our website to your user account. Information arising from interaction with the Facebook plug-ins (such as by clicking the Facebook “like” button or by leaving a comment) will be directly transferred to and stored by Facebook. To prevent this you must log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website.

The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it is explained there what setting options Facebook offers to protect your privacy. In addition, different configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook. You may use these applications to eliminate a data transmission to Facebook.

b) YouTube

Our website contains plug-ins of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, owned by Google.

When visiting our website containing such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct link with the servers operated by YouTube. With the connection established, the plug-in will disclosure which of our sites you have visited.

If you visit our website whilst signed into your YouTube user account, information concerning your visit to our website may be assigned to your personal user profile. To prevent this, you must log out of your YouTube account before visiting our website.

Integration of videos
SETEX uses videos on its websites as a way to transport content in an understandable way. This represents a legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 f GDPR. The YouTube platform is used to integrate videos. Due to the integration of the videos, YouTube's servers are accessed for technical reasons.

We are using YouTube for an appealing presentation of the SETEX brand and our products. The promotional purpose has a legitimate interest within par.6 art.1 p.1 cit. GDPR. Please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy ( for more information on scope of data collection and data analysis undertaken by YouTube.

c) LinkedIn

We have integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, UNITED STATES. For privacy matters outside of the UNITED STATES LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, on which a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in) is integrated, your browser will establish a connection to a server operated by LinkedIn and transmit which of our websites have been visited with your IP.

If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend-Button” whilst signed into your LinkedIn user account, information concerning your visit to our website may be assigned to your personal user profile. To prevent this, you must log out of your LinkedIn account before visiting our website.

We would like to point out that we do not have knowledge of the content of the data transferred to LinkedIn when using our websites. LinkedIn provides under information on their privacy policy.

d) Xing

On this website we have integrated components of XING. XING is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and to create new business contacts. The operating company of XING is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, on which a XING component is integrated, your browser will establish a connection to a server operated by XING SE („XING“) and share information of the „XING Share-Button“, especially the number of shares counted. Xing does not store any personal data with this connection. In particular, no IP addresses are stored. Xing does not perform an evaluation of your usage patterns in connection with the „XING Share-Button“.

The data protection provisions published by XING, which is available under, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by XING. In addition, XING has published privacy notices for the XING share button under


7. Rights of the Data Subject

You have the right to:

  • referred to Article 15 GDPR, request information to personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed by us. In particular, you are entitled to receive information on the purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom this personal data have been disclosed or will be, the time-limit on retention, to correction, deletion or blocking of this data, the objection, the right to judicial review to pass disclosure the origin of personal data (provided such data were not submitted to us), the existence and functions of an automated decision-making including profiling and providing meaningful information to the details.

  • referred to Article 16 GDPR, request rectification on incorrect or incomplete personal data we have stored.

  • referred to Article 17 GDPR, request to erasure ('right to be forgotten') of personal data we have stored, insofar as they do not govern the processing of regulatory obligations or belong to freedom of speech and freedom to information, or for reasons of public interest, or prepare the ground to legal claims.

  • referred to Article 18 GDPR, request the restriction of processing of personal data as far as you dispute on the accuracy and our request to deletion is rejected, as you may be obligated to hand out this data to defend legal claims or to protect vital interests or you have used your right to object referred to Article 21 GDPR.

  • referred to Article 20 GDPR, request the data portability of the personal data submitted to us by you, in a structured format which can be fully interpreted by an automated computer system without human interpretation, or to transmit information to another responsible person.

  • referred to Article 7 chapter 3 GDPR, to revoke your given consent for the processing and use of your personal data. As a consequence, the data processing based on this consent shall not be accepted by us any longer.

  • referred to Article 77 GDPR, to complain at regulatory authorities. In principle you may turn with this to the supervisory authority of your residence or place of employment of our company.

8. Right to object

Should you decide that you do not want SETEX to use your personal data on the legitimate interests referred to par. 6 art. 1 p. 1 cit. GDPR for lawfulness of processing, you have the right of objecting to the processing on the basis of Article 21 GDPR, provided there are sufficient grounds for your particular situation, or the data is being processed for the purposes of direct marketing.

The latter case provides your right for a general prohibition without providing reasons, where we will take the required initiative. In the event that you make use of the legal right of revocation, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to privacy(at)

9. Date security

We use the internationally accepted security system SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to encrypt the visit on our website using 256-bit encryption. If your device browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we are using 128-bit v3 technology instead.
Whether a single page of our website is transmitted encrypted can be determined on the closed bowl symbol or padlock icon in the bottom status bar of your browser.

As for the rest, we use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, or destruction or against access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are constantly being improved according to the technological state of the art.

10. Validity and Changes of the Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and was last updated in July 2020. Because of the further development of our website and our services or the modifications of the legal provisions, we reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. The currently valid privacy policy can at any time be accessed on our website at and printed out.

Last modified: July 3rd 2020


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Schermuly textile computer GmbH
Hauptstraße 23
35794 Mengerskirchen

Tel. +49.6476.9147-0
Fax: +49.6476.9147-31

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