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Data Protection Notice


Robert Bosch GmbH, Business unit CVO, (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.


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 are important concerns 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


Bosch is the controller responsible for the processing of your data; exceptions are outlined in this data protection notice.


Our contact details are as follows:


Robert Bosch GmbH (Business Unit CVO)
Robert-Bosch-Platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe


E-Mail: kontakt@bosch.de
Phone: +49 711 400 40990


Collection, processing and usage of personal data

Processed categories of data


The following categories of data are processed:

  • Communication data (e.g. name, telephone, e-mail, address, IP address)
  • Contractual master data (e.g. contractual relationships, contractual or pro-duct interest)
  • GPS Position of the installed Hardware (CCU)

Principles


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 (including IP addresses) 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.


Processing purposes and legal basis


We as well as the service providers commissioned by us; process your personal data for the following processing purposes:

  • Provision of these Online Offers

(Legal basis: Fulfillment of contractual obligations.)


For the purpose of registration you will be redirected to the following controller:


Bosch.IO GmbH
Ullsteinstraße 128
12109 Berlin
Telephone number: +49 30 726112-0
E-mail address: info@bosch.io

  • Resolving service disruptions as well as for security reasons.

(Legal basis: Fulfillment of our legal obligations within the scope of data security and legitimate interest in resolving service disruptions as well as in the protection of our offers).

  • In reply to user inquiries in the framework of a contact form

(Legal basis: Predominantly, legitimate 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).

  • Sending an email newsletter subject to the recipient’s consent

(Legal basis: Consent).

  • Safeguarding and defending our rights.

(Legal basis: Legitimate interest on our part for safeguarding and defending our rights).


Registration


If you wish to use or get access to benefits requiring to enter into the fulfillment of a contract, we request your registration. With your registration we collect personal data necessary for entering into the fulfillment of the contract (e.g. first name, last name, date of birth, email address, if applicable, details on the preferred payment method or on the account holder) as well as further data on voluntary basis, if applicable. Mandatory information is marked with an *.


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 period of 60 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.


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 data;
  • Amount of data transferred;
  • Operating system and information on the internet browser used, including add-ons installed (e.g., Flash Player);
  • http status code (e.g., “Request successful” or “File requested not found”).

Children


This Online Offer is not meant for children under 16 years of age.


Data transfer to other controllers


Principally, your personal data is forwarded to other controllers only if required for the fulfillment of a contractual obligation, or if we ourselves, or a third party, have a legitimate interest in the data transfer, or if you have given your consent. Particulars on the legal basis and the recipients or categories of recipients can be found in the Section – Processing purposes and legal basis. Additionally, data may be transferred to other controllers when we are obliged to do so due to statutory regulations or enforceable administrative or judicial orders.


Service providers (general)


We involve external service providers with tasks such as programming, data hosting, feature providers and hotline/support services. 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 with the statutory provisions. Service providers may also be other Bosch group companies.


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


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 statements made in the Contact section.


Duration of storage, retention periods


Principally, we store your data for as long as it is necessary to render our Online Offers and connected services or for as long as we have a legitimate interest in storing the data (e.g. we might still have a legitimate interest in postal mail marketing after fulfillment of our contractual obligations). In all other cases we delete your personal data with the exception of data we are obliged to store for the fulfillment of legal obligations (e.g. due to retention periods under the tax and commercial codes we are obliged to have documents such as contracts and invoices available for a certain period of time).


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.


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.


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.


Cookies and tracking mechanisms that are technically not required


We only use cookies and tracking mechanisms if you have given us your prior consent in each case. With the exception of the cookie that saves the current status of your privacy settings (selection cookie). This cookie is set based on legitimate interest.


Only technically necessary cookies are being set.


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.


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.


Google:


Google Maps


This page uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.


For the use of the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a server of Google LLC in the USA and saved there. The provider of this page does not have any influence on this transmission of data.


The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy retrievability of the places listed by us on the website. This represents a predominant legitimate interest on our part within the meaning of article 6 section 1 lit. f GDPR.


Please see the privacy policy of Google for more information on the handling of user data:
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.


Google web fonts


This site uses so-called web fonts of the provider Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland for the uniform display of fonts. When you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.


For this purpose, the browser you are using has to connect to the servers of Google. This informs Google that our website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google web fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a predominant legitimate interest on our part within the meaning of article 6 section 1 lit. f GDPR.


Your computer will use a standard font if your browser does not support web fonts.


For more information about Google web fonts please see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and the privacy policy of Google: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.


Newsletter with opt-in; Right of withdrawal


Within the scope of our Online Offers you can sign up for newsletters. We provide the so-called double opt-in option which means that we will only send you a newsletter via email, mobile messenger (such as, e.g. WhatsApp), SMS or push notification after you have explicitly confirmed the activation of the newsletter service to us by clicking on the link in a notification. In case you wish to no longer receive newsletters, you can terminate the subscription at any time by withdrawing your consent. You can withdraw your consent to email newsletters by clicking on the link which is sent in the respective newsletter mail, or in the administrative settings of the online offer. Alternatively, please contact us via the contact details provided in the Contact section.


External links / Features


Our Online Offers may contain links to internet pages of third parties, in particular 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.


Security


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.


User rights


To enforce your rights, please use the details provided in the Contact section. In doing so, please ensure that an unambiguous identification of your person is possible.


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.


Right to correction and deletion

You have the right to obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data. As far as statutory requirements are fulfilled, you have the right to obtain the completion or deletion of your data.


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).


Restriction of processing


As far as statutory requirements are fulfilled you have the right to demand for restriction of the processing of your data.


Data portability


As far as statutory requirements are fulfilled you may request to receive data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or – if technically feasible –that we transfer those data to a third party.


Objection to data processing based on the legal basis of “legitimate interest”


In addition, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time, insofar as this is based on “legitimate interest”. We will then terminate the processing of your data, unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds according to legal requirements which override your rights.


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.


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:


Lautenschlagerstraße 20
70173 Stuttgart, GERMANY


Postal address:


Postfach 10 29 32
70025 Stuttgart, GERMANY


Tel.: +49 (711)/615541-0
FAX: +49 (711)/615541-15
E-Mail:poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de


Changes to 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.


Contact


If you wish to contact us, please find us at the address stated in the "Controller" section.


To assert your rights please use the following link:
https://request.privacy-bosch.com/entity/RB.


To notify data protection incidents please use the following link:
https://www.bkms-system.net/bosch-dataprotection..


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
70442 Stuttgart, GERMANY


or


mailto: DPO@bosch.com


Effective date: 2021.12.14


Important Notice for California residents: We have updated our Data Protection Notice to provide supplemental details regarding certain rights provided under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) for consumers in California. Please find here our California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy.