Terms of Use, Privacy and Cookies Policy

Revised 03/2015

Brother Sewing Machines Europe GmbH owns the websites brothersewing.eu ("the Website").

Brother Sewing Machines Europe GmbH, a limited liability company registered in Germany, with VAT identification number 265 370 260 and headquartered in Rosengarten 11, 61118 Bad Vilbel, Germany ("Brother"), is the responsible authority for any personal data collected on or in connection with this Website pursuant to the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz; "BDSG").  

Terms of Use


1. Introduction


The following terms of use are intended for the user of this Website. By using our Website, you agree with the terms of use. You should read our terms of use before using our Website. The terms are the same for all users and legally binding.


2. Use of the Website


Brother makes a distinction between two types of users:

  1. Private users

    Private users may either use the Website as guests or register as a user of the Website.

  1. Retailers

    Brother will provide retailers with a password. Retailers can use the password to log in as users.

    The password will change every six months. Brother will inform the retailer of the new password in due time.


3. Use of the Site by Minors


Minors may only register as users on the Website if they have parental permission. 


4. Links to Third Party Sites


This Website may be linked with websites of our partner networks, advertising partners and affiliates or other third parties. In this case, separate privacy policies apply. Brother is not responsible for these policies and does not assume any liability in such cases. 


5. Intellectual Property


Brother or third parties who have licensed Brother reserve any property rights to protect intellectual property (rights that may be protected by copyright law, design law, trademark law, and other property rights to intellectual property) with regard to documents, programs, films, animations, articles, drawings, databases, trademarks, logos, and other available materials on the Website (the "Information"). The user must not reproduce, distribute, modify, expose, display, publicly transmit or produce by-products of all or part of the Information, regardless of the medium, without prior written consent. All design patterns as well as embroidery designs are subject to the copyright owned by Brother and its partners. The user may use them only for private purposes and the purposes for which they have been created. The embroidery designs and design patterns as well as the products generated in connection with them must not be put on the market for sale.


6. Disclaimer


Brother endeavors to collect correct and current Information on the Website; therefore, Brother provides no guarantees and makes no representations, express or implied, for its correctness or aptness (including representations that any particular information fits your purpose or that the Information is free from bugs or computer viruses) and does not provide any guarantees regarding said Information. Brother assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in the Information on the Website and is by no means liable for any breach, loss or damages of any kind, including, but not limited to PC errors, data loss, loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption or any indirect, particular, incidental, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages of any kind that result from the use of the Information on the Website, the use of received Information related to the Website or the inability to use the Website or other related websites.This shall not limit the liability of Brother in case of any breach of legal requirements within applicable law.


7. Applicable Law


German law shall apply.


Data Protection


1. Introduction


The protection of your personal data is very important to Brother. Brother acts according to the Federal Data Protection Act and will protect your right of privacy by complying with all applicable laws. Brother respects your privacy. You can access most websites and browse through them without having to have your personal Information disclosed and saved, which is collected by the cookies that we use. When collecting or using your personal data, we protect your privacy and comply with the German Federal Data Protection Act. 


2. Data Collection


Pursuant to § 3 Sec.1, personal Information contains details about personal circumstances and factual affairs of a specific or identifiable natural person, such as name, address, phone number or e-mail address. During a visit to the Website, personal Information of the user is not automatically collected, unless voluntarily provided to Brother by the user, for instance by filling in certain forms or by otherwise establishing contact on this Website.

Brother reserves the right to collect and process certain personal Information, including:

Any information you provide by filling in forms or other fields on this Website. This also includes information you provide when registering on the Website or when using services offered on the Website.

If you contact Brother, Brother may archive the provided information in an internal directory for internal purposes. Under no circumstances will Brother forward correspondence to third parties.

Details of your visits to our Website and the resources you access on the Website or through the Website. 


3. Storage of Informationy


Brother always stores and processes your personal Information within the European Economic Area (EEA).

Brother and its affiliated companies place great importance on the protection of your personal Information. Therefore Brother has taken various technical and administrative measures in order to protect personal Information from loss, damage or unauthorized access, such as physical or technical access restrictions or restrictions on the transfer of such information. Brother further endeavors to guarantee the protection of personal Information internally by signing non-disclosure agreements with our employees. 


4. Correction of Information


The user has the right to request changes regarding his Information and to correct and update, change or retract the information. The user may contact Brother by sending an e-mail to info@brothersewing.eu for this purpose.


5. Disclosure of Information


If required for the compliance of contractual terms or other procedural purposes, Brother reserves the right to disclose personal Information to third parties (e. g. service providers). The Information will not be disclosed outside of the European Economic Area. Brother will ensure the compliance of all relevant legal provisions in order to warrant the privacy of the user.


6. Information of Minors


Minors are not permitted to provide personal Information without parental consent.


7. Exchange of Information


Pursuant to the German Federal Data Protection Act, the user has the right to detailed information regarding stored data concerning his person, the recipients or types of recipients to whom the information is forwarded, as well as the purpose of storing his Information. Brother generally has the right to charge any costs arising there from to the user. 


8. Right to Deletion of Personal Data / Revocation Right


The user has the right to object to the processing of his Information as well as to any previously ordered services, such as newsletters, or the disclosure of information for marketing purposes for legitimate reasons by contacting Brother Sewing Machines Europe GmbH, Im Rosengarten 11 D-61118 Bad Vilbel, Germany, in writing.



1. Introduction


As a technology-oriented company, Brother places great importance on information security. We make sure that all technical and administrative measures for the protection of Information from falsification, destruction and improper disclosure are followed.


2. Use of Cookies


Cookies are small data packets that are sent from a website to a browser, by which they are retrieved. These cookies can be used to store and retrieve Information on the user and his device (computer, tablet or smartphone), which are then used to provide a personalized user interface to the user on both this Website and other websites you visit. 

These cookies are used for:

  • Recording settings/changes by the user;
  • local storing of Information instead on the Website in order to access them more quickly;
  • storing of permanent Information that is transmitted by two or more sites;
  • recording which part/language of the Website you are visiting (in order to directly send you there on your next visit);
  • helping Brother to recognize the user when he returns to the Website and to tailor the content or advertisements to the preferred interests of the user or to avoid repetition of the same advertisements.

Brother reserves the right to engage third parties for support with said monitoring and analysis.

The user has the option to either accept or reject cookies by changing the respective setting in his browser. Further instructions can be found in the help menu of the respective browser. However, if you change the cookies settings, it is possible that not all of the Website's interactive features can be used.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Brother only works with service and Internet providers that take suitable technical and administrative security measures to protect your personal Information. Brother does not warrant that the Information you transmit as a user is secure. Any transmission of Information is therefore at your own risk.

3. Changes of the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy


Brother reserves the right to change this privacy policy and will indicate such change in its current state of revision. The user must visit this Website from time to time in order to inform themselves about any changes that have been made. In case of a material change of the privacy policy, Brother will ask for the user's consent.


4. Severability Clause


In the event that any part of our terms of use shall be determined to be invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.