Data privacy policy for presence on Twitter

The company BMG LABTECH makes use of the technical platform and services of Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 U.S.A. for the short messaging service offered. The Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland is responsible for processing the data of persons living outside the United States.


Please note that you use the Twitter short message service and its functions offered here under your own responsibility. This applies, in particular, to the use of interactive functions (e.g. sharing and rating).


Information about which data is processed by Twitter for what purposes can be found in Twitter's data privacy policy:


The information collected by this service provider's cookies is usually transferred to a server in the USA and saved there. Transfer of data to the USA is based on standard contractual clauses in existence.


The company BMG LABTECH has no influence on the type or extent of the data processed by Twitter, nor on the manner of processing, utilization or relay of these data to third parties. Nor does it have any effective means of control in this respect. When you use its service, Twitter Inc. collects, transmits, stores, discloses and uses your personal information, besides transmitting this information to the United States, Ireland, and any other country in which Twitter Inc. has business operations, for storage and use there as well, regardless of your place of residence. In this context, Twitter firstly processes your voluntarily entered data such as proper name and user name, e-mail address, telephone number, and the contacts of your address book if you upload or synchronize it. In addition, Twitter evaluates the content you share to determine which topics you are interested in, stores and processes confidential messages which you send directly to other users, and is able to determine your location via GPS data, wireless network information or your IP address to send you ads or other content.


Twitter Inc. may use analysis tools such as Twitter analytics or Google analytics for evaluation. The company BMG LABTECH has no influence on the use of such tools by Twitter Inc. and has not been informed of such potential use either. Any tools of this kind used by Twitter Inc. for the account of BMG LABTECH were not commissioned, approved or otherwise supported by BMG LABTECH. Nor are we provided with data obtained during analysis. Only certain non-personal information about Tweet activity, such as the number of profile or link clicks via a particular Tweet, can be viewed by BMG LABTECH via its account. In addition, BMG LABTECH has no way of preventing or stopping the use of such tools on its Twitter account.


Finally, Twitter also receives information when you view content, for example, even if you haven't created an account. These log data can include IP address, browser type, operating system, information about the website and pages you previously accessed, your location, your mobile service provider, the device (including device and application IDs) and search terms you use, as well as and cookie information.


Via Twitter buttons or widgets integrated into websites and a use of cookies, Twitter is able to record your visits to these websites and assign them to your Twitter profile. These data can be used to offer content or ads tailored to you. Being a non-European service provider with a European subsidiary only in Ireland, Twitter Inc. according to its own interpretation is not bound by German data privacy rules. This applies, for example, to your rights to obtain information, block or delete data, and object to the utilization of usage data for advertising purposes.


You can restrict processing of your data via the general settings of your Twitter account and the section on data privacy and security. You can also restrict Twitter's access to contact and calendar data, photos, location data, etc. via the settings of mobile devices (smartphones, tablet computers). However, the options available here depend on the operating system in use.


More information on these aspects is provided on the following Twitter support pages: privacy


You can find out more about the possibility to view your own data on Twitter here:


Information on how Twitter analyzes your data can be found here:


Information on existent personalization and data privacy settings can be found here (with further references):


You can also ask for information via Twitter's data privacy form and archive requests:


The company BMG LABTECH processes your data too. Although it does not collect any data via the relevant Twitter account, the data you enter on Twitter, especially your user name and the content posted under your account, are processed by us insofar as we Retweet or respond to your Tweets, or ourselves write Tweets referring to your account. The data you freely publish and disseminate on Twitter are thus included in our offer and made available to our followers.