Bosch Engineering GmbH (hereinafter "Bosch“ or "We“ or "Us") welcomes you to our internet pages and mobile applications (together also referred to as "Online Offers"). We thank you for your interest in our company and our products. Here you can read or print our data protection notice.
1. Bosch respects your privacy
The protection of your privacy throughout the course of processing personal data as well as the security of all business data is an important concern to us. We process personal data that was gathered during your visit of our Online Offers confidentially and only in accordance with statutory regulations.
Data protection and information security are included in our corporate policy.
Controller for the processing of your personal data is Bosch (we).
Our contact details are as follows:
Bosch Engineering GmbH
Postfach 13 50
Tel.: +49 7062 911 9101
Fax: +49 7062 911 79104
3. Collection, processing and usage of personal data
3.1 Processed categories of data
The following categories of data are processed:
Communication data (e.g. name, telephone, e-mail, address, IP address)
Personal data consists of all information related to an identified or identifiable natural person, this includes, e.g. names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, contractual master data, contract accounting and payment data, which is an expression of a person's identity.
We collect, process and use personal data only when there is either a statutory legal basis to do so or if you have given your consent to the processing or use of personal data concerning this matter, e.g. by means of registration.
3.3 Processing purposes and legal basis
We as well as the service providers commissioned by us; process your personal data for the following processing purposes:
3.3.1 Provision of these online offers
Legal basis: Justified interest on our part in direct marketing as long as this occurs in accordance with data protection and competition law.
3.3.2 In reply to user inquiries in the framework of a contact form
Legal basis: Predominantly, justified interest in direct marketing on our part and in the enhancement of our products and services, as long as this is carried out in compliance with data protection regulations and competition law regulations resp. contractual performance resp. consent
3.3.3 Determination of malfunctions and for safety reasons
Legal basis: Fulfilment of our legal obligations in the field of data security and predominantly, justified interest in the rectification of malfunctions and the security of our offers.
3.3.4 Our own and third party advertising as well as market research and reach measurement in accordance with the legally permissible extent resp. consent-based
Legal basis: Consent or predominantly, justified interest in direct marketing on our part, as long as this is carried out in compliance with data protection regulations and competition law regulations.
3.3.5 Safeguarding and defending our rights
Legal basis: Justified interest on our part in the assertion and defense of our rights.
4. Data Protection Officer:
For suggestions and complaints regarding the processing of your personal data we recommend that you contact our data protection officer:
Data Protection Officer
Information Security and Privacy (C/ISP)
Robert Bosch GmbH
post box 30 02 20
5. Log files
Each time you use the internet, your browser is transmitting certain information which we store in so-called log files. We store log files to determine service disruptions and for security reasons (e.g., to investigate attack attempts) for a maximum duration of 7 days and delete them afterwards. Log files which need to be maintained for evidence purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident is resolved and may, on a case-by-case basis, be passed on to investigating authorities. Log files are also used for analysis purposes (without the IP address or without the complete IP address) see module “Advertisements and/or market research (including web analysis, no customer surveys)”. In log files, the following information is saved: IP address (Internet protocol address) of the terminal device used to access the Online Offer; Internet address of the website from which the online offer is accessed (so-called URL of origin or referrer URL); Name of the service provider which was used to access the Online Offer; Name of the files or information accessed; Date and time as well as duration of recalling the access; Amount of data transferred; Operating system and information on the Internet browser used, including add-ons (e.g. for the flash player); http status code (e.g. “Inquiry successful” or “Requested file not found”).
5.1 Transfer of data
5.1.1 Transfer of data to other responsible parties We will principally only transfer your personal data to other responsible parties insofar as if this is necessary for the contract performance, we or the third party has a predominantly justified interest in the transfer or if you have given your consent. You will find details concerning the legal bases in section “Processing purposes and legal bases” (see no. 3.3). Third parties can also be other companies in the Bosch Group. It will be explained in this data protection policy if data are transferred on the basis of a predominantly justified concern. Moreover, data can also be transferred to other responsible parties, insofar as we are obligated to do this on the basis of statutory regulations or due to enforceable official or judicial order.
5.1.2 Service providers (general) We involve external service providers with tasks such as marketing services, programming, data hosting and hotline services to external service providers. We have chosen those service providers carefully and monitor them on a regular basis, especially regarding their diligent handling of and protection of the data that they store. All service providers are obliged to maintain confidentiality and to comply to the statutory provisions. Service providers may also be other Bosch group companies.
5.1.3 Transfer to recipients outside the EEA We might transfer personal data to recipients located outside the EEA into so-called third countries. In such cases, prior to the transfer we ensure that either the data recipient provides an appropriate level of data protection or that you have consented to the transfer. You are entitled to receive an overview of third country recipients and a copy of the specifically agreed-provisions securing an appropriate level of data protection. For this purpose, please use the contact information stated above.
5.2 Duration of storage; retention periods Principally, we erase your personal data if a purpose and legal basis for data processing does not exist anymore or we are legally obliged to erase. The only exception from erasure are cases, in which we have to keep your personal data due to legal obligations (eg. retention periods under the tax and commercial codes, which require the availability of certain documents such as contracts and invoices for a certain period of time).
6. Usage of cookies In the context of our online service, cookies and tracking mechanisms may be used. Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your device when visiting our online service. Tracking is possible using different technologies. In particular, we process information using pixel technology and/or during log file analysis.
6.1 Categories We distinguish between cookies that are mandatorily required for the technical functions of the online service and such cookies and tracking mechanisms that are not mandatorily required for the technical function of the online service. It is generally possible to use the online service without any cookies that serve non-technical purposes.
6.1.1 Technically required cookies By technically required cookies we mean cookies without those the technical provision of the online service cannot be ensured. These include e.g. cookies that store data to ensure smooth reproduction of video or audio footage. Such cookies will be deleted when you leave the website.
6.1.2 Cookies and tracking mechanisms that are technically not required Cookies and tracking mechanisms that are technically not required We only use such cookies and tracking mechanisms if you have given us your prior consent in each case. We distinguish between two sub-categories with regard to these cookies and tracking mechanisms:
6.2 Management of cookies and tracking mechanisms
You can manage your cookie and tracking mechanism settings in the browser and/or our privacy settings. Note: The settings you have made refer only to the browser used in each case. 6.2.1 Deactivation of all cookies If you wish to deactivate all cookies, please deactivate cookies in your browser settings. Please note that this may affect the functionality of the website. 6.2.2 Management of your settings with regard to cookies and tracking mechanisms not required technically When visiting our websites, you will be asked in a cookie layer whether you consent to our using of any marketing cookies or tracking mechanisms, respectively. In our privacy settings, you may withdraw the consent with effect for the future or grant your consent at a later point in time.
7.1 Google Maps
8. Social Plugins
In our Online Offers we use so-called social plugins from various social networks. They are individually described in this section. When using plugins, your internet browser creates a direct connection to the respective social networks’ server. Hereby the respective provider receives the information that your internet browser accessed from the respective site of our Online Offers - even if you do not have a user account with this provider or are currently not logged into your account. Log files (including the IP address) are, in this case, directly transmitted from your internet browser to a server of the respective provider and might be stored there. The provider or its server may be located outside the EU or the EEA (e.g. in the United States). The plugins are standalone extensions by social network providers. For this reason, we are unable to influence the scope of data collected and stored by them. Purpose and scope of the collection, the continued processing and usage of data by the social network as well as your respective rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found by consulting the respective social network's data protection notices. In case you do not wish social network providers to receive and, if applicable, store or use data, you should not use the respective plugins.
8.1 Social plugins with Heise Two Click Solution
By using the so-called two click solution (provided by Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG) we protect your visit to our web pages from being logged and processed by social network providers by default. When using a page of our internet presence which contains such plugins, these are initially deactivated. Only when you click on the respective button, the plugins are activated.
8.2 Social plugins of Facebook
Facebook is operated under www.facebook.com by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, and under www.facebook.de by Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). Find an overview over Facebook's plugins and their appearance here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins; find information on data protection at Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
8.3 Social plugins from Twitter
Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter"). Find an overview over Twitter's plugins and their appearance here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons; find information on data protection at Twitter here: https://twitter.com/privacy.
8.4 Social plugins from LinkedIn
LinkedIn is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”). You will find an overview of the plugins from LinkedIn and their appearance here: https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins; you will find information on data protection at LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
Our Online Offers use the YouTube video platform which is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066, USA („YouTube”). YouTube is a platform which allows the playback of audio and video files. When you access a respective site of our Online Offers that contains an embedded YouTube player, this creates a connection to YouTube so that the video or audio file can be transmitted and played back. In doing so, data is transferred to YouTube as a data controller. We are not responsible for the processing of such data by YouTube. Additional information on the scope and purpose of collected data, on further processing and usage of data by YouTube, on your rights and the privacy options available to be chosen by you, can be found in YouTube's data protection notice.
10. External Links
Our Online Offers may contain links to third party internet pages – by providers who are not related to us. Upon clicking on the link, we have no influence on the collecting, processing and use of personal data possibly transmitted by clicking on the link to the third party (such as the IP address or the URL of the site on which the link is located) as the conduct of third parties is naturally beyond our control. We do not assume responsibility for the processing of personal data by third parties.
Our employees and the companies providing services on our behalf, are obliged to confidentiality and to compliance with the applicable data protection laws. We take all necessary technical and organizational measures to ensure an appropriate level of security and to protect your data that are administrated by us especially from the risks of unintended or unlawful destruction, manipulation, loss, change or unauthorized disclosure or unauthorized access. Our security measures are, pursuant to technological progress, constantly being improved.
12. User rights
To assert your rights and to notify data protection incidents please use the following link: https://www.bkms-system.net/bkwebanon/report/clientInfo?cin=18rbds19&language=eng. In doing so, please ensure that an unambiguous identification of your person is possible.
12.1 Right to information and access
You have the right to obtain confirmation from us about whether or not your personal data is being processed, and, if this is the case, access to your personal data.
12.2 Right to correction and deletion
You have the right to obtain the rectification or completion of inaccurate personal data or deletion of your data as far as statutory requirements are fulfilled. This does not apply to data which is necessary for billing or accounting purposes or which is subject to a statutory retention period. If access to such data is not required, however, its processing is restricted (see the following).
12.3 Restriction of processing:
You have the right to demand for – as far as statutory requirements are fulfilled – restriction of the processing of your data.
12.4 Data portability:
You are entitled to receive data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or – if technically feasible – to demand that we transfer those data to a third party.
12.5 Right of objection
12.5.1 Case-related right of objection Insofar as we undertake processing of data on the basis of a predominantly justified interest, as represented in this data protection policy, you have the right to file an objection to this processing, at any time, for reasons resulting from your special situation. We will then discontinue the processing of your data, unless we can prove, in accordance with the statutory regulations, mandatory reasons worthy of protection for further processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and liberties, or if the further processing serves the assertion, exercising or defending of legal claims. 12.5.2 Objection against the processing of data for direct marketing purposes Furthermore, you can file an objection to the processing of your personal data for commercial purposes at any time (“objection to advertising”). Please take into consideration the fact that there could be an overlapping between your objection and the utilization of your data in the scope of an ongoing campaign.
12.6 Withdrawal of consent
In case you consented to the processing of your data, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of data processing prior to your withdrawal remains unchanged.
12.7 Right to lodge complaint with supervisory authority:
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You can appeal to the supervisory authority which is responsible for your place of residence or your state of residency or to the supervisory authority responsible for us. This is: State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Address:
GERMANY Postal address:
P.O. Box 10 29 32
This online offer is not directed at children under an age of 16 years.
14. Changes of the Data Protection Notice
We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures. In such cases, we will amend our data protection notice accordingly. Please, therefore, notice the current version of our data protection notice, as this is subject to changes.
If you wish to contact us, please find us at the address stated in the "Controller" section. To assert your rights and to notify data protection incidents please use the following link: https://www.bkms-system.net/bkwebanon/report/clientInfo?cin=18rbds19&language=eng For suggestions and complaints regarding the processing of your personal data we recommend that you contact our data protection officer:
Data Protection Officer
Information Security and Privacy (C/ISP)
Robert Bosch GmbH
Postfach 30 02 20
or mailto: DPO@bosch.com.
Effective Date: July 2019