We welcome your interest in our website. We take the protection of our users' personal data very seriously and comply strictly with the regulations of data protection legislation (including the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)). Data collated via technical and organisational systems is also protected to the best of our ability by our IT security policy. Generally speaking, your data will not be forwarded to third parties. The only exceptions to this are in the event of mandatory or legal obligation or where this is strictly necessary for the operation of the website (hosting) or you have granted express consent or desire for your data to be forwarded.
The collation, processing and use of personal data
You can visit our website without providing any personal details. We save only anonymous access details such as e.g. the name of your Internet Service Providers, the website from which you visited us or the name of the file requested, etc.. This data is assessed solely for the purpose of improving our offer, and in this form does not allow us to draw any reference to you as an individual.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis services provided by Google Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses so-called 'Cookies', text files which are saved on your computer, and which enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the Cookie regarding your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first abbreviate your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be forwarded to a Google server in the USA, and abbreviated there. On the instruction of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide additional services to the website operator with respect to website and internet usage. The IP address forwarded from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can block Cookies from being saved via the appropriate setting in your browser software. However, please note that this means that not all the functions of this website will be fully available to you. Furthermore, you can block the capture of data generated by the Cookie regarding your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin found under this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Given the discussion concerning the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” and therefore IP addresses are further processed only after they have been abbreviated, to prevent any direct personal relationship from being drawn.
You also have the option of blocking the future capture of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link and thus installing an Opt-Out Cookie:Deactivate Google Analytics
Use of Facebook
Our website uses social plug-ins ("plug-ins") from various social networks. You can use these plug-ins to share contents, for example, or to recommend products to others.
If these plug-ins are activated, your browser establishes a direct connection within the servers of the respective social network as soon as you retrieve one of the web pages on our Internet site. The content of the plug-ins tells the social network that you have retrieved the corresponding page of our internet site. If you are logged into the social network, it can assign your visit to your account. If you interact with the plug-in, by pressing the Facebook "like" button for example, or by writing a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly by your browser to the social network and saved. You will find the purpose and scope of data acquisition and further processing, and use of the data by social networks, as well as your corresponding rights and setting options for the protection of your personal privacy from the data protection information for the respective networks or websites. You will find the link further below.
If you do not want the social networks to collect data about you via your internet site, you must logout of these networks before visiting out Internet site. Even if you are not logged onto the social networks, websites with active social plug-ins can transmit data to the networks. An active plug-in registers a Cookie with a code each time a website is retrieved. Due to the fact that your browser sends this Cookie unprompted each time a connection is made with a network server, the network could in principle create a profile in which websites the user belonging the code has retrieved. This means it is certainly possible for this code to be reallocated to a person - such as when logging on to the social network at a later point of time.
We use the following plug-ins on our website:
If you do not want social networks to collate data about you via active plug-ins, you can either simply deactivate the social plugins by selecting the function "block third-party Cookies" in your browser settings. This means that the browser does not send Cookies to the server with embedded contents. However, apart from the plug-ins, other functions across the pages might no longer work under some circumstances.
a) Facebook "Like Button"
We use plugins from the social network www.facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). Such a social plug-in is indicated by the Faebook logo or the additional information "Facebook Social Plug-in".
You will find a link to the Facebook data protection declaration here:
b) Facebook Tracking Pixel
We use the Facebook Tracking Pixel ("visitor action pixel") from Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook") on our websites. This allows us to follow the actions of users after they looked at or clicked on a Facebook advert, enabling us to record the effectiveness of Facebook adverts for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way is anonymous for us, meaning that we cannot view the personal data of idividual users. However, this data is saved and processed by Facebook. Facebook can connect this data with your Facebook account and also use it for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook's data use guideline. You can allow Facebook and its partners to display adverts on and outside of Facebook.
We use products of wiredminds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) for marketing and optimization purposes. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate. We and wiredminds employ cookies and/or Web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) on this website. We transfer the data we collect about you, which may also include personal data, to wiredminds or wiredminds gathers this data directly. wiredminds is entitled to use information that you leave behind by visiting our Web sites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected shall not be used to personally identify visitors to this website without the express permission of the party affected and shall not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. Any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block. Permission to collect and store data in the future may be revoked at any time.
Right to information
Under the German Federal Data Protection Act, you are entitled to information concerning your saved personal data at no cost, and have the right to correct, block or delete such data.
Links to other Websites
Links to third-party websites are provided to you as an additional service. These websites are completely independent and are outside the control of TWE Group GmbH. TWE Group GmbH accepts no liability for the content of third-party websites which you access via the TWE Group GmbH website, and accepts no responsibility for the content, data protection provisions or use of such websites.
Data protection contact
Should you have any questions regarding the capture, processing or use of your personal data, require information, or wish to amend, block or withdraw your consent, please contact:
DSB GmbH Münster
Herr Ralf Bakenecker
Tel.: +49 251-718790