1. Data controller

Data controller responsible for processing the data collected on this site per Art. 4 para. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is TWK-ELEKTRONIK GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "TWK"), represented by its managing directors Dipl.-Ing. Johannes W. Steinebach, Dipl.- Wi.- Ing. Dr. Hannwelm Steinebach, Dipl.- Phys. Dr. Felix Steinebach, Bismarckstraße 108, D-40210 Düsseldorf, Germany, Telephone: +49 (0)211 / 96117-0, fax: +49 (0)211 / 63 77 05, Email: (see also our Legal Notice) -

You can email our data protection officer at or sending a letter by post Attn. Data Protection Officer

2. Information about the collection of personal data

We respect and safeguard the privacy of every individual who visits our website. Below, we provide information on the collection of personal data when using this website. Personal data is all data that is personally referable to you, so for example, name, address, email addresses, user behaviour. In case we employ contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer, or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes. We also specify the defined criteria for the storage period. Unless expressly stated in this Privacy Policy, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory obligations to keep it on file. If the data is not deleted because it is necessary for other, legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained due to provisions in the Commercial or Tax Codes (six years per §257 para. 1 of the German Commercial Code [HGB] and ten years pursuant to §147 para. 1 of the German Tax Code [AO]).

3. Personal data collection when visiting our website

If you use the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data which your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR:

•    IP address
•    Date and time of request
•    Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
•    Content of the request (specific page)
•    Request status/HTTP status code
•    The amount of data transmitted
•    The website making the request
•    Browser
•    Operating system and device
•    The language and version of the browser software
•    Page from which you left our site
•    Search terms used
•    Session length

4. Use of cookies

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard disk in association with the browser you are using and by which the body which sets the cookie (in this case, us) receives certain information. Cookies cannot run programs nor deliver viruses to your computer. They serve to make our site more user-friendly and effective. This website and our services use the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

•    Transient cookies (see b)
•    Persistent cookies (see c)

b. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. These store a so-called session ID with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

c.    Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
You can configure your browser settings as desired and refuse to accept third-party or any cookies. Please note that you may not be able to experience the full functionality of this website.
Flash cookies used are not stored by your browser, but instead your Adobe Flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects which are stored on your mobile device. These objects store the required data of your browser independently and do not have an automatic expiry date. If you do not want Flash cookies to be used, you must install a corresponding add-on, e.g. "Better Privacy" for Mozilla Firefox ( or the Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML 5 storage objects by using private mode in your browser. We also recommend that you regularly delete your cookies and your browser history manually.

5. If you contact us by email or via a contact form

When you contact us via email or via a contact form, the data you provide (your email address, and, possibly, your address and telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. The legal basis for collecting and processing this information is Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. b GDPR. We will delete the data collected in this context after its storage is no longer required, or otherwise limit its further processing if we are required by law to continue retaining it. Objection and cancellation options When you make an enquiry with us, you have the right at any time to object to the continued use of your personal data in the future. You can do this by sending an email to or writing a letter to TWK-ELEKTRONIK GmbH, Attn. Data Protection Officer, Bismarckstraße 108, D-40210 Düsseldorf, Germany, or sending a fax to +49 (0)211 / 63 77 05. This will result in all further processing of your enquiry being stopped.

6. Inclusion of YouTube videos

We have included YouTube videos in our online service, which are stored on and are playable directly from our website. These are all integrated and embedded in the "Extended Privacy Mode", i.e. no data about you as user are transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the data referred to in paragraph 2 be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transfer. When you visit this website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the provisions set out above under §3 above. This takes place regardless of whether YouTube makes available a user account via which you are logged into or no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile when using YouTube, you must first log out before clicking the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or requirements-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation also takes place (even for users who are not logged in) for the purposes of providing customised advertising and to inform other social network users about activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.
For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube, please refer to the privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your corresponding rights and settings options for protecting your privacy: YouTube also processes your personal data in the USA and has agreed to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield: The legal basis for the use of YouTube is Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR.

7. Data processing for managing relationships with our customers

Furthermore, we process various data of our existing and future customers as well as participating service providers, suppliers, and third parties (in particular specified contact details, bank details and order-related data) in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR to provide our contractual or pre-contractual services to them, unless we have separately indicated other uses for the data as well. The scope, nature, and duration of the processing depends on the purpose of the underlying contractual relationship. We will only transfer your data to third parties if this is necessary for fulfilling a contractual obligation or if we are obliged to do so by law Unless otherwise agreed, we will delete the data collected in this context after its storage is no longer required, or otherwise limit its further processing if we are required by law to continue retaining it. To prevent unauthorised access to your personal data by third parties, especially financial data, our order process is encrypted using TLS technology.

8. Data processing as part of a job application

By submitting your application documents, you provide us with personal data that is specially protected by law. We process personal data about you for the purpose of your application for an employment relationship, insofar as this is necessary for the decision to establish an employment relationship with us. The legal basis is § 26 para. 1 in conjunction with para. 8 clause 2 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG). As part of the review of your application, we may call, write, or contact you by email if we wish to proceed and if you have provided your contact details. We may also process personal data about you insofar as this is necessary to defend ourselves against legal claims asserted against us in the application process. The legal basis is then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If there is an employment relationship between you and us, we may, pursuant to § 26 para. 1 BDSG process the personal data already received from you for the purposes of the employment relationship, if this is necessary for the execution or termination of the employment relationship or for the exercise or fulfilment of the rights and obligations of the representation of the interests of the employee resulting from a law or a collective agreement, a company or service agreement (collective agreement).

You are not required by law or contract to provide personal information. However, the provision of personal data is required for us to employ you. We process data related to your application. This may include general information about you (such as your name, address and contact details), information about your professional qualifications and schooling or information about professional development or other information you provide to us in connection with your application. Incidentally, we may process your publicly available job-related information, such as profiles in professional social media networks. Those of our employees assigned to review this data are obligated to keep it confidential per Art. 5 para. 1 GDPR. We will not disclose your data to third parties. The data you submit to us will initially only be processed and stored while we review your application and will be deleted once the hiring process is complete unless we require its further use. The latter is the case, for example, if, based on your candidate profile, we conclude that your application might be of interest for future job openings. In this case, we will initially store your data for 6 months, so that we can contact you again at a later date. If we do not hire you, we may also continue storing your data if necessary to defend against possible legal claims.

Right to information and deletion of data from job applications

Upon request, we will give you information about the data we have stored about you. If you wish to have your details deleted before the expiry of the above-mentioned storage period, you can inform us and we will then delete your details immediately. You can do this by sending an email to or writing a letter to TWK-ELEKTRONIK GmbH, Attn. Data Protection Officer, Bismarckstraße 108, D-40210 Düsseldorf, Germany, or sending a fax to +49 (0)211 / 63 77 05.

9. Your rights

You have the following rights with respect to personal data relating to you:

    per Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, the right to revoke any consent previously given. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future.

    Per Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may obtain information about the purposes of processing; the category of personal data; the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed; the planned retention period; the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection; the existence of a right of appeal; the origin of your data, if the data have not been collected by us, and which require the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about their detail;

    Per Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the immediate correction or completion of personal data we have on file about you.

    Per Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;

    Per Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted to the extent that you dispute its accuracy or the processing is unlawful, even though you reject its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims, or you have objected to its processing per Art. 21 GDPR.

    Per Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the data that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another data controller.

In addition to these opportunities, you can send an e-mail to or write TWK-ELEKTRONIK GmbH, Attn. Data Protection Officer, Bismarckstraße 108, D-40210 Düsseldorf, Germany, or sending a fax to +49 (0)211 / 63 77 05 if you wish to assert your rights as the data subject. You also have the right to lodge a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority concerning our processing of your personal data.

10. Updates and amendments to this privacy policy

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status as of May 2018. It may be necessary to change this privacy policy as a result of further development of our website and services, or due to changes in statutory or regulatory requirements. You can access and print out the current privacy policy at any time on our website.