Privacy notice

Privacy notice

1.    Data controller

The data controller pursuant to Art. 4(7) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is TWK-ELEKTRONIK GmbH (hereinafter TWK), represented by the Managing Directors Dipl. Ing. Johannes W. Steinebach, Dipl.- Wi.- Ing. Dr. Hannwelm Steinebach, Dipl.- Phys. Dr. Felix Steinebach, Bismarckstrasse 108, D-40210 Düsseldorf, FRG, Telephone: +49 (0)211 / 96117-0, Telefax: +49 (0)211 / 63 77 05 E-mail: (see also our legal notice) -
You can contact our Data Protection Officer at or by writing to our postal address, marked ‘FAO Data Protection Officer’.

2.    Information about the collection of personal data

We respect the privacy of all visitors to our website. Below, we will provide details about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data refers to any data that relates to you personally, e.g. your name, address, e-mail addresses or user behaviour. If we use contracted providers for individual functions of our website or use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you about the details of the respective processes below. We will also outline the defined criteria for the data storage period. When processing personal data, unless otherwise stipulated in this privacy notice, stored data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and provided that deleting it does not contradict any legal obligations to retain it. If data is not deleted, because it is still required for other purposes permitted by law, 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 for commercial or tax reasons (six years pursuant to § 257(1) German Commercial Code [HGB] or ten years pursuant to § 147(1) German Tax Code [AO]).

3.    Collection of personal data when visiting our website

When using the website for information purposes only, and during which you do not otherwise provide us with any information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you want to view our website, we will collect the following data, as this is technically necessary to enable us to display our website to you and to guarantee its stability and security (the legal basis for this is Art. 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR):

     - IP address
     - date and time of the request
     - time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
     - content of the request (specific page)
     - access status/HTTP status code
     - respective volume of data transmitted
     - website the request has come from
     - browser
     - operating system and its interface
     - language and version of the browser software
     - page from which the website was exited
     - search terms used
     - duration of the session

4.    Use of cookies

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are also stored on your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk by the browser you are using and via which the body setting the cookie (us, in this case) receives specific information. Cookies cannot run programs or transfer viruses onto your computer. Their purpose is to make our internet presence more user-friendly and more effective. This website uses 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 deleted automatically when you close your browser. These include session cookies, in particular. These store a so-called session ID, which is used to assign various requests from your browser 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 your browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified time period, which can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies in your browser’s security settings at any time.

You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, decline third-party cookies or all cookies. However, please note that you may then not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Any Flash cookies used are not stored by your browser, but by your Flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects for our learning units and these are stored on your end device. These objects store the required data independent of your browser and do not have an automatic expiry date. If you do not want any processing by Flash cookies, you will need to install a suitable add-on, e.g. ‘uBlock Origin’ for Mozilla Firefox ( or the Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using private mode in your browser. We also recommend that you manually delete your cookies and browser history regularly. In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are also stored on your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk by the browser you are using and via which the body setting the cookie (us, in this case) receives specific information. Cookies cannot run programs or transfer viruses onto your computer. Their purpose is to make our internet presence more user-friendly and more effective.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis to be made of your website use. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, then your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on our behalf as the website operator to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activity and to provide us with other services related to website and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser for the purposes of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting any data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link:
As an alternative to a browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link, to prevent collection of your data by Google Analytics in future on this website (the opt-out only works in that particular browser and only for this domain). This will store an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you will have to click on the link again.
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension ‘_anonymizeIp()’. This means that IP addresses are truncated before further processing and prevents them from being directly linked to a specific person. If the data collected does make a personal reference to you, this will therefore be excluded immediately and the personal data deleted promptly; within 14 months at the latest by Google.
We use Google Analytics to enable us to analyse use of our website and to make regular improvements to it. The statistical data we gain can be used to improve our website and make it more interesting for you as a user. Where we have requested your consent for the use of Google Analytics, the legal basis for this is Art. 6(1)(1)(a) GDPR. Otherwise, it is our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR. For exceptional cases where personal data is transferred to the USA, Google is subject to the standard EU contractual clauses (guaranteeing the level of data privacy for processing in other countries): Subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield,, Information about the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User conditions:, Overview of privacy policy:, and the data privacy statement: Order processing contract concluded:; opt-out option: Opt-out plugin:, settings for displaying pop-ups:; more information:


Use of SalesViewer® technology

This website uses SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interests (Section 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR) in order to collect and save data on marketing, market research and optimisation purposes.

In order to do this, a javascript based code, which serves to capture company-related data and according website usage. The data captured using this technology are encrypted in a non-retrievable one-way function (so-called hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymised and is not used to identify website visitors personally

The data stored by Salesviewer will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them.

The data recording and storage can be repealed at any time with immediate effect for the future, by clicking on in order to prevent SalesViewer® from recording your data. In this case, an opt-out cookie for this website is saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in the browser, you will need to click on this link again.


Data processing as part of a job application

On sending your application documents, you are sending us personal data that is specially protected by law. To contact you and transmit your application data we also use the service provider JOIN Solutions GmbH, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin. We have integrated their program into our website and use their job portal. The basis for this is our legitimate interests as per Art. 6 section 1 lit. f. of the GDPR, in order to enable user-friendly communication with our applicants.

We process personal data about you for the purpose of your employment application, insofar as this is necessary to make the decision about establishing an employment relationship between us. The legal basis for this is § 26(1) in conjunction with Para. 8(2) German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). If the need arises while considering your application, we may call, write or contact you by e-mail, provided you have supplied us with contact details to do so. We may also process personal data about you insofar as this is necessary to defend ourselves against claims asserted against us during the application process. The legal basis is then Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If an employment relationship is established between us, we may further process the personal data we have already received from you for the purposes of this employment relationship, pursuant to § 26(1) BDSG, where this is necessary for carrying out or terminating the employment relationship or for exercising or complying with any legal rights or obligations representing the interests of employees.
You are not bound by law or contract to provide personal data. However, it is necessary for you to provide personal data in order to conclude an employment contract with us. We process any data that is related to your application. This could be general data about you (like your name, address and contact details), information about your education and professional qualifications or professional development, or other information that you provide us with in connection with your application. Other than that, we may also process any work-related information you make publicly accessible, such as in profiles on professional social media networks. The employees assigned with this task are obliged to maintain confidentiality in accordance with Art. 5(1) GDPR. We do not pass your data to third parties. The data you provide to us will initially only be stored and processed while your application is reviewed and then deleted when the review is complete, unless it is needed for longer. The latter could be the case, for example, if we conclude after reviewing your candidate profile that your application could be of interest to us in the future. In this case, we will store your information for an initial period of 6 months, so that we are still able to contact you at a later date. If no employment relationship results between us, we may still continue to store your data, insofar as this is necessary for defending us against potential legal claims.

Right to information and deletion of application details

On request, we will inform you about which data we have stored about you. If you no longer wish us to store this and you notify us of this before the specified storage and deletion periods expire, we will then delete your data immediately. To do this, send an e-mail to or write to TWK-ELEKTRONIK GmbH, FAO Data Protection Officer, Bismarckstrasse 108, D-40210 Düsseldorf, Germany or send a fax to +49 (0)211 / 63 77 05.

Validity and amendment of this privacy notice

This privacy notice is valid and updated as at July 2022. It may become necessary to amend this privacy notice as we further develop our website or due to changes in statutory or regulatory provisions. You can access or print the current version of the privacy notice from our website at any time. It can be found in the menu under ‘Privacy’.