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Privacy policy

The protection of your personal data is a special concern for us. We therefore process your data solely based on legal provisions and in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. In this Privacy Statement, we will provide you with information about data processing within the scope of our Internet presence.

The statements on data protection and the use of cookies apply to the current website of the companies named in the Legal Notice (hereinafter referred to as “Operator”). You can find the link to the Terms of Use for the website in the footer on each page.

1. Data controller

Responsible party as defined by the applicable data protection law is:

TDK Electronics AG
Rosenheimer Strasse 141e
D-81671 München

TDK Europe GmbH
Rosenheimer Strasse 141e
D-81671 München

2. Data protection officer

Data protection officer is

TDK Electronics AG
Udo Niehoegen
T +49 89 54020 2553
datenschutz@tdk-electronics.tdk.com
TDK Europe GmbH
Timo Hauke
T +49 211 9077 223
datenschutz@eu.tdk.com

3. Processing the data

3.1 Use of the information on the website

When you only use the information on the website, i.e., do not log in to use the website, register, or transmit any other information, the Operator does not collect any personal data. An exception is the data that your browser transmits in order to enable you to visit the website. This includes:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the inquiry
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transmitted
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

This data is stored for a limited time in the form of log files in order to be able to analyze and resolve potential technical problems. Due to the nature of the Internet, the data is inevitably processed on a number of servers until your request arrives at the Operator’s web server; therefore, collection and use of the data is also possible in “third countries” (e.g., in the U.S.). The Operator has no influence at all on this process. Apart from these technical inevitabilities, the Operator of this website does not transmit any personal data to countries outside of the scope of the EU General Data Protection Regulation or to countries without an adequate level of data protection.

In addition to using the information provided on the website, various services are provided that you can make use of if you are interested. For these, you must generally enter additional personal data that is required to provide the particular service. If additional voluntary information is an option, this information is labeled accordingly.

The Operator will not disclose the data provided to third parties or third countries/non-member states.

3.2 Contact forms

The website uses various forms (e.g., for registration, contact, ordering, or newsletter functions). If the user decides to make available to the Operator information such as company name, department, address, email address, etc., the Operator can store and evaluate this data. In addition, the Operator can forward this data to its subsidiaries, distribution companies authorized by the Operator, or other contractual partners for maintaining the customer relationship, in particular for information about the range of the Operator’s products. Beyond that, the Operator will not make available personal data to third parties.

The data processing takes place based on the statutory provisions of Art. 6 para 1 (a) (Consent) of the GDPR. The processing of the data is lawful as long as you have given your consent to the processing. You can revoke your consent at any time.

3.3 UPtoDATE Newsletter

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, the Operator will require from you a customer number, a customer login, your email address as well as information that allows the Operator to check that you are the owner of the email address provided and agree to receive the newsletter. The Operator will further require information about what you are interested in and your name and the name of your company. If you would like to receive information additionally by mail (optional), the Operator will require for this purpose your information about your mailing address.

All data collected will be used solely for sending the requested information.

Any user who subscribes to the UPtoDATE Newsletter can log in into their account with their individual username and password and edit their personal settings or unsubscribe from the UPtoDATE Newsletter in the customer area. An account can be deleted at any time at the request of the user. In this case, please contact the following email address: webmaster@tdk-electronics.tdk.com. Other inquires can also be sent to the preceding email address.

You can revoke at any time your given consent for storing your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter, for example, via the link at the end of every newsletter edition.
When you revoke a use that you have agreed to, all of the stored data pertaining to that use will be deleted.

3.4 Press Newsletter

The option is offered to representatives of the media to register for a subscription to a press newsletter. The Press Newsletter is a service of TDK and offers representatives of the media who have a legitimate interest in the ability to receive information from TDK. TDK reserves the right to turn down interested parties without giving reasons or to delete subscribers from the mailing list. The stored data exclusively serves this intended use and for making contact and requires an explicit consent for storage. The storage and processing of the data take place at the Operator’s service provider.

Any user who would like to edit their personal settings, unsubscribe to the Press Newsletter, or revoke storage of the data can log in into their account for these purposes via the link at the end of each Press Newsletter. Alternatively, it is also possible to revoke the receipt of the newsletter and consent for storage of the data by using the contact address press.release@tdk-electronics.tdk.com.

4. Disclosure and international connection

The Operator is the recipient of personal data for processing. The disclosure within the distribution companies authorized by the Operator or other contractual partners of the Operator will be made for internal administrative purposes of centralized customer support and order processing. The Operator ensures the security of the data processing by means of internal guidelines.

5. Analysis services

For the analysis of the use of the website, the Operator uses the analysis tools of third parties, in particular, Webtrends Analytics (“Tool Provider”). The Operator assumes no responsibility or liability for any data processing by the Tool Provider.

5.3 Webtrends

Webtrends Analytics of Webtrends Inc. (“Webtrends”) uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie by visiting this website is normally transmitted to one of Webtrends’ servers in the U.S. and stored there. The IP address of the user is shortened directly on the user’s computer. The transmission to Webtrends of the IP address and storage there is carried out in anonymized form. On behalf of the Operator, Webtrends uses this information to analyze usage of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide additional services connected with the use of the website and Internet. Neither the operator nor Webtrends will associate any data collected with other data that is stored by Webtrends or the Operator.

The storage of cookies can be prevented by a corresponding setting of the browser software. The Operator would like to point out, however, that in this case not all the functions of this website may be able to be fully used. The user can furthermore prevent the collection by Webtrends of the data generated by the cookie and related to the user’s visit to the website as well as the processing of this data by Webtrends by deactivating the tracking functionality on the Cookie Information page.

You can find more information on Webtrends’ data protection at

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6. Your rights

According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you are entitled to the rights to information, correction, deletion, and limitation of the processing and transmission of the data provided by you.
At the same time, you have the right at any time to revoke previously transacted consents.

You have the right to receive at any time information about your data stored at the Operator. This includes the origin of the data, the recipients or categories of recipients to which this data is disclosed as well as the purpose of the storage.

If you have given consent for the usage of data, you can revoke the consent at any time with future effect.

All requests for information, deletion, and correction, information inquiries, inquiries about data portability, or objections to the data processing should be sent by email to webmaster@tdk-electronics.tdk.com.

If you consider that the processing of your data violates the data protection law or your data protection rights have been otherwise infringed, you can contact the competent data protection authority.

7. Data security

The Operator maintains current technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of data processing, in particular, to protect your personal data against risks during data transmission as well as against knowledge acquisition by third parties. These measures are updated to the current state of the art, protection needs for personal data, and risks to your rights and freedoms.

8. Cookies and data protection

This website uses so-called cookies in several places. These cookies serve to provide you with the best possible service. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser and filed on the terminal device. They do not cause any harm on the terminal device and do not contain any viruses.
The Operator does not in principle store any personal data with the help of cookies.  You can find detailed information on the storage and use of cookies on the Operator’s website under Cookie Information.