Terms of Service
Data privacy is a matter of trust, and your trust is important to us. We respect your sphere of privacy and personality. Therefore, the protection and legally conformable assessment, processing and use of your personal data are a priority for us. To ensure your safety and wellbeing when visiting our websites, we strictly observe all legal regulations concerning data protection when assessing, processing and using your personal information. Furthermore, we would now like to inform you about our data assessment and use.
- Responsible body
- Collection, processing and use of personal data
- Passing on personal data to third persons
- Data safety
- Google Analytics
- Use of the Google +1 button
- Use of Social Plug-ins
- Disclosure, modification, blocking or deletion of your data
1. Responsible body
The responsible body for the assessment, processing and use of your personal data within the context of using the services offered by www.twago.com within the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Act (“BDSG”) is Team2Venture GmbH, Friedrichstraße 224, 10969 Berlin, Germany.
2. Collection, processing and use of personal data
2.1. Personal data
Personal data are statements concerning factual or personal circumstances of a specific or determinable natural person. These include, for example, your name, your address, your telephone number as well as all inventory data you supply us during your registration and profile creation. Statistical data, which are, for example, collected during your visit to our website, but cannot be directly attributed to your person, are not included in personal data.
2.2. Assessment, processing and use of personal data
When visiting our website, our servers temporarily store each access in a log file. Following data is recorded without your additional input and stored by us until the automated deletion: the IP address of the querying computer, date and time of the access, name and URL of the accessed file, the website from which the access took place, the operating system of your computer and the browser used as well as other technical data, the name of your internet access provider, your language settings and geographical origin.
The purpose of the collection and processing of this data is allowing the use of our website (establishing a connection), ensuring a lasting system security and stability, enabling the technical administration of the net infrastructure and the optimization of our internet range, and making internal statistic recordings. The IP address is only analysed in case of an offence against the twago net infrastructure and for statistical purposes.
The entry of personal data for the creation and completion of your profile on twago is done on a voluntary basis. However, the truthful entry of certain data is crucial. This includes the following: a user name, a password, your name and, if applicable, the name of your company, your complete address, e-mail address and telephone number.
This data is necessary for the development and administration of twago, for checking the entered data for plausibility, for checking the user for his legal capacity, i.e. for his capacity of establishment of a contract, of content-related elaboration, execution and modification of the contractual relationship in the course of use of twago and for eventual inquiries. Furthermore, this data is essential for the elaboration of contents of the service contracts concluded via twago.
During the use of twago by registered users, we record certain data for statistical purposes, to ensure the smooth efficiency of twago, to eliminate malfunctions, for the better understanding of user requirements and the subsequent product optimisation and personalisation, and also to display this to other users. This data includes, in particular, project bids / postings entered by yourselves, if applicable payment information and all correspondence via twago with other users or ourselves. Furthermore data concerning your membership to twago, including, if applicable, electronic copies of certificates recorded in your profile as well as invoices are saved. Accesses are logged and evaluated. The e-mail address is especially used to send e-mails regarding the project status and similar information. In case of a specific consent, the e-mail address is also used to inform the user via e-mail about twago, current promotions or to request the participation in surveys for market research or quality management purposes.
when visiting the twago website
when registering as a user on twago
when using twago as a registered user
3. Passing on personal data to third persons
Your personal data will be passed on to or be accessible by third persons, especially to or by other users or related companies, only to the extent that you permit in your settings, or in as much as it is necessary for the realisation / execution of service contracts, or if it is separately marked as accessible by third parties. Information accessible to third parties especially comprises information concerning projects advertised on the platform, completed projects, as well as given / received evaluations.
Beyond that, we only pass on your personal information in case of a legal requirement, for a credit assessment, an address check, to transfer information to a credit reference agency (for example in case of a termination due to arrears) and insofar as it is necessary for us to enforce our rights, and especially our contractual claims.
4. Data safety
We use suitable technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data, which has been stored by ourselves, from manipulation, partial or complete loss and unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are constantly improved correspondent to the technological developments.
5. Cookies and re-targeting
Cookies are small files which are stored on your data storage device and save certain settings and data to communicate with our system over your browser. Basically one distinguishes two kinds of cookies; so-called session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser and temporary / permanent cookies, which are stored for a longer period or for an unlimited period on your data storage device. This storage helps us to fashion our website and our offers to you accordingly, and facilitates the use for you, for example by saving certain entries to avoid you having to repeat them.
In this respect, cookies help to make your visit on twago easier, more enjoyable and more worthwhile. Cookies are alphanumeric information files which your browser automatically saves to the hard drive of your computer whenever you visit our website.
You may also configure your browser so that a cookie will only be saved with your permission. Usually, the help function in the menu bar of your browser will tell you how to reject new cookies and disable previously received cookies.
Please note that deactivating cookies may prevent you from using all functions of twago.
5.2 Cookies and re-targeting
The twago online portal is using a cookie technology to collect data to optimize offers and advertisements. The data will be anonymized and not used to identify you in person. This data will also not be merged or connected to saved personal data. With the help of the anonymized data we can present offers, services and advertisements that are of interest to you.
twago uses re-targeting technology. This technology enables us to address advertisements to twago users also on our partner websites. We are convinced that personalized advertisements are more interesting to our users than unrelated advertisements. For displaying advertisements, twago is using a cookie technology and analysis of the previous user behavior. The used data is anynomized and never be combined with personal data. At no time will your personal data be stored.
By using the twago online portal the user agrees that cookies can be used to collect, save and use anonymized data. The user also agrees on storing data in a cookie also after leaving the browser and when the user returns. The user can rescind this agreement at any time by changing browser settings and deactivating the usage of cookies.
6. Google Analytics
In order to constantly enhance and optimise our offer, we use so-called tracking-technologies. For this purpose we use the services of Google Analytics.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, text files which are saved on your computer, and enable an analysis of the use of the website by yourself. The information regarding your use of the website generated by the cookie are, as a rule, transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we have installed an IP-anonymisation tool on our website, thanks to which Google will previously shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union and other states which adhere to the relevant contract. Only in exceptional situations will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. By order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports concerning the website activities and to effect further services for the website operator related to the website and internet use. According to the declaration by Google, the IP address submitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You may prevent the storage of cookies with the relevant setting of your browser software; however doing this may possibly prevent you from using all website functions to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the acquisition and the processing by Google of the information concerning your use of the website (incl. your IP address) generated by the cookie by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under following link: [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de]. Further information to this matter is available under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
7. Use of the Google +1 button
Our internet presence uses the “+1“ button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is identifiable by the sign “+1“ on a white or coloured background.
If you call up a website of our internet presence which has one of these buttons, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Google servers. The content of the “+1” button will be transferred by Google directly to your browser, and incorporated into the website by it. Therefore we have no influence over the amount of information Google gathers with the button. According to Google, no personal data will be gathered without a click on the button. Only data, including the IP address, of registered users is gathered and processed.
Information concerning the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as information concerning your rights and setting possibilities regarding the protection of your privacy are available under Google´s data protection notice concerning the “+1” button: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: http://bit.ly/r3Qmer.
If you are a Google Plus member and do not want Google to gather information about you via our internet presence and link these to your member data saved in Google, you must log out of Google Plus before you visit our internet site.
8. Use of Social Plug-ins
Our internet site uses Social Plug-ins ("plug-ins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plug-ins are recognizable by the Facebook logo, or are labeled with the affix "Facebook Social Plug-in".
If you call up a website of our internet presence which has one of these plug-ins, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of this plug-in will be transferred by Facebook directly to your browser, and incorporated into the website by it. Therefore we have no influence over the amount of information Facebook gathers with the plug-in, and would like to inform you according to our level of knowledge:
Due to the incorporation of the plug-in, Facebook receives the information that you have called up the relevant page of our internet presence. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can allocate your visit to your Facebook-account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example press the “like” button, or make a comment, the corresponding information is transferred from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and store your IP address.
Information concerning the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as information concerning your rights and setting possibilities regarding the protection of your privacy are available under Facebook’s data protection notice: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to gather information about you via our internet presence and link these to your member data saved in Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our internet site.
9. Disclosure, modification, blocking or deletion of your data
You may request information regarding and the modification of your personal data saved by us at any time, or view and modify the data in your public profile by logging in to the online platform. Your data will be deleted upon termination of the contract.
As we take the protection of your data very seriously, in order to be able to ensure that your information is not disclosed to a third person, we would ask you to address your request to us per e-mail or by post accompanied by a conclusive identification to the following address:Team2Venture GmbH
10969 Berlin, Germany