Data protection policy of the Bosch GroupThe Bosch Group (Bosch) is pleased to have you visit our Internet sites and welcomes your interest in our company and our products.
Bosch respects your privacy
The protection of your privacy in the processing of your personal data is an important concern to which we pay special attention during our business processes. We process personal data collected during your visit to our websites confidentially and solely in compliance with legal provisions. Data protection and information security are part of our corporate policy.
Collection and processing of personal data
Personal data is only stored when voluntarily given by you for a determined purpose e.g. in context of a registration, a survey, a contest or in performance of a contract. In addition the following information is collected when visiting our website: IP addresses, the website from which you visit us (referrer), pages viewed, files downloaded (downloads), videos viewed/audio tracks listened to, individual links clicked, search words or search phrases (site search), duration of visit, browser used, etc. If the visit is a result of online advertising such as banners, video ads, search engine advertising, etc., we also record which banner, adword, etc. motivated the visit to Bosch websites. The insights gained enable us to further optimize our websites and tailor them even better to our visitors‘ needs.
1) Bosch cookies
2) Third-party cookies
Use of the Webtrends web analytics tool
Bosch uses the Webtrends web analytics tool to carry out access measurements. The access data is collected in anonymized form so that it can no longer be traced back to a user. In particular, this is done by anonymizing the IP address. Cookies are used for metrics to enable website usage to be analyzed. In particular, Bosch uses them to improve data quality. The information generated about the use of websites is transmitted anonymized to the statistics server (statse.webtrendslive.com) which is operated by Webtrends Inc, 555 SW Oak Street, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97204, United States (“Webtrends”) in the United States of America. Only authorized persons have access to this anonymized data.
Use of social plugins as part of social media
Bosch websites use social plugins ("plugins") from the social network Facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are identified with the Facebook logo or the suffix "Facebook", "like", or "share". If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, they are initially disabled. The plugins are not enabled until you click the button that is provided. By enabling the plugins, you establish the connection to Facebook and declare your consent to the transmission of data to Facebook. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can associate the visit with your Facebook account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Facebook by your browser and stored there. For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Facebook Data Protection Notice. If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website, you have to log out of Facebook before visiting our site.
Use of personal data and purpose specification
Bosch or a service provider engaged by Bosch uses your personal data for the purpose of technical administration of websites, customer administration, product surveys, enquiries you submit to Bosch and only in the scope necessary for this purpose or according to the description of processing purposes given at the corresponding locations of our websites. Our employees and the service providers engaged by Bosch are obliged to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act. In addition, the compliance to all necessary technical and organizational measures will be ensured.
Bosch takes security precautions to ensure that your data we have under our control is protected against tampering, loss, destruction, access by unauthorised persons, or unauthorised disclosure. Our security measures are being continuously improved in accordance with the state of technological developments.
When you provide us with personal data, we use it to inform you about our products and services and, where applicable, to include you in surveys about them, provided you have given us your express consent to use your personal data for advertising purposes. If you have granted your consent for such use, but no longer wish to receive advertising from Bosch, you can revoke your consent at any time. Your data is then deleted, or provided that it is necessary for billing and accounting purposes, blocked accordingly.
You can also revoke your consent to the collection, processing, and use of your personal data for the future. The personal data will be deleted if the consent for the storage will be revoked, if the knowledge of the personal data for the performance of the purpose is no longer necessary or if the storage of the personal data is inadmissible due to other legal reasons. Data which is necessary for billing and accounting purposes or which is subject to the legal obligation to preserve is not affected.
To obtain more information or to submit suggestions or complaints regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact our chief officer corporate data security. If incorrect information has been stored despite our efforts to maintain correct and up-to-date data, we will correct this upon your request. Mr
Chief Officer Corporate Data Security
Information Security and Privacy (C/ISP)
Robert Bosch GmbH
Postfach 30 02 20