Privacy Statement Bosch Group
The 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
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer when you visit our website. If you like, you can delete the cookies at any time. However, this can result in some functions no longer being available. For information on deleting the cookies, please consult your browser‘s help function.
As early as stage 1 (necessary) and stage 2 (convenience), anonymized access measurements are carried out using what are known as session cookies. In stage 3 (statistics), a cookie is stored on your computer for a maximum of 12 months.
2) Third-party cookies
Please note that the option provided by Bosch to configure settings for cookies used has no effect on cookies and active components from other providers (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Google, Twitter).
Please refer to the respective provider‘s websites for information about how your data is handled.
Use of Google Remarketing
This website uses the Google Inc. (hereafter Google) Remarketing function.
Google Remarketing works by storing text files (hereafter cookies) on your computer, which makes it possible to analyze how you use the website. This analysis data is sent to a Google server together with your IP address and stored there. The last octet of your IP address is removed to prevent precise mapping of the IP address.
Data gathered by Google Remarketing can be used to display targeted advertising on third-party websites.
Google states that your IP address will not be correlated with any other Google data. In addition, you can opt out of data collection and data storage at any time with future effect. Should you wish to stop Google collecting your data, click on Settings for Google ads and follow the instructions.
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 use to be analyzed. In particular, Bosch uses them to improve data quality. The information generated about the use of websites is transmitted to the statistics server (wts.bosch.com) operated by Bosch in Germany.
Only authorised 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.
Bosch websites use social plugins („plugins“) from the social network plus.google.com, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States („Google“). The plugins are identified with the Google+ logo or the suffix „Google+“ or “Google plus”, or „+1“.
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 Google and declare your consent to the transmission of data to Google. If you are logged into Google+, Google can associate the visit with your Google+ account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Google 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 Google+ and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Google Data Protection Notice.
If you do not want Google to collect data about you via our website, you have to log out of Google+ before visiting our site.
Bosch websites use the YouTube video platform operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. YouTube is a platform that enables playback of audio and video files.
When you load a page on our website, the integrated YouTube player establishes a connection to YouTube in order to ensure the technical transmission of the video or audio file. When the connection to YouTube is established, data is transferred to YouTube.
For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by YouTube and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the YouTube Data Protection Notice.
Bosch websites use social plugins („plugins“) of the social network Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA („Twitter“). The plugins are identified with a Twitter logo or the suffix „tweet“.
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 Twitter and give your consent to the transmission of data to Twitter. If you are logged into Twitter, Twitter can associate the visit with your Twitter account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Twitter 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 Twitter and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Twitter Data Protection Notice.
Use of external links
Bosch websites may contain links to third-party websites operated by providers that are not associated with us. After you click the link, we no longer have any influence over the collection, storage, or processing of any personal data transmitted by clicking the link (such as the IP address or URL of the page that contains the link), as the behaviour of third parties is, by nature, beyond our control. Therefore, Bosch is not responsible for the processing of personal data by third parties.
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.
Chief Officer Corporate Data Security
Information Security and Privacy (C/ISP)
Robert Bosch GmbH
Postfach 30 02 20
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