Data Protection Notice
1. Data Protection Notice
Bosch 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.
2. 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.
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
Auf der Breit 4
+49 721 942-0
4. Collection, processing and usage of personal data
4.1. Processed categories of data
The following categories of data are processed: IP address, the website from which you visit us (referrer), pages viewed, videos viewed/audio tracks listened to, individual links clicked, duration of visit, browser used, etc. The insights gained enable us to further optimize our websites and tailor them even better to our visitors’ needs.
Personal data consists of all in-formation 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.
4.3. Processing purposes and legal bases
We; as well as the service providers commissioned by us; process your personal data for the following processing purposes:
4.3.1. Provision of these Online Offers
Legal basis: Justified interest on our part in providing user specific information (car make, year of production) to display suitable products and installation instructions.
4.3.2. Resolving service disruptions as well as for security reasons
Legal basis: Justified interest on our part for safe-guarding and defending our rights.
4.4. Log files
Each time you use the internet, your browser is transmitting certain information which we store in so-called log files.
We save log files for a short period of time to determine service disruptions and for security reasons (e.g., to investigate attack attempts) 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). Also see module web analysis.
In log files, in particular 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”).
This Online Offer is not meant for children under 16 years of age.
4.6. Data Transfer
4.6.1. 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 bases can be found in the Section - Purposes of Processing and Legal Bases. Third parties may also be other companies of the Bosch group. When data is transferred to third parties based on a justified interest, this is explained in this data protection notice.
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.
4.6.2. Service providers (general)
We involve external service providers with tasks such as sales and marketing services, contract management, payment handling, programming, data hosting and hotline 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 to the statutory provisions. Service providers may also be other Bosch group companies.
4.6.3. 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 (e.g. due to a decision of adequacy by the European Commission for the respective country or due to the agreement based on so-called EU model clauses with the recipient) 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-to provisions securing an appropriate level of data protection. For this purpose, please use the statements made in the Contact section.
4.7. 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 justified interest in storing the data (e.g. we might still have a justified 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).
5. Cookie usage
Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer when an Online Offer is accessed. In case you access this Online Offer another time, your browser sends the cookies' content back to the respective seller and, thus, allows the re-identification of the terminal device. Reading the cookies allows us to design our Online Offers optimally for you and makes it easier for you to use them.
5.2. Analytical Cookies
We use analytical cookies to record the usage behavior (e.g. ad banners clicked on, search queries put in) of our users and to evaluate it statistically.
6. Web analysis
We need statistical information about the usage of our Online Offers to design them to be more user-friendly, to perform range measurements and market research.
For this purpose, we use the web analysis tools described in this section.
The usage profiles created by these tools using analysis cookies or by evaluating log files are not brought together with personal data. The tools either do not use user IP addresses at all or shorten them immediately after gathering them.
The tool sellers process data only as processors subject to our directives and not for their own purposes.
In the following please find information on each tool seller and how you are able to object to the collection and processing of data by the tool.
Be advised that with regard to tools which use opt out cookies, the opt out function is related to that individual device or browser. In case you use several terminal devices or browsers you must opt out on every device and with every browser used.
WebTrends is provided by WebTrends Inc., 851 SW 6th Ave., Suite 1600, Portland, Oregon 97206, USA.
You may object to the collection or processing of your data by using the opt out possibility by clicking the following link: https://ondemand.webtrends.com/support/optout.asp.
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 al-lows 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 processor. 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.
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 dis-closure or unauthorized access. Our security measures are, pursuant to technological progress, constantly being improved.
9. 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 concerning yourself without undue delay from us. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
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: You have the right to demand for – as far as statutory requirements are fulfilled – restriction of the processing of your data.
Objection to data processing: You have the right to object to data processing by us at any time. We will no longer process the personal data unless we demonstrate compliance with legal requirements to provide provable reasons for the further processing which are beyond your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
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. At time of writing, no data allowing us or our service provides to identify your vehicle type or year of manufacturing is stored.
9.1. Right of 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
P.O. Box 10 29 32
10. Changes to the Data Protection Notice
We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures if this is required due to technical development. 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 change.
If you wish to contact us, please find us at the address stated in the "Controller" section.
To assert your rights, for data protection breaches as well as for suggestions and complaints regarding the processing of your personal data we recommend that you contact our group commissioner for data protection:
Group Commissioner for Data Protection
Information Security and Privacy Bosch Group (C/ISP)
Robert Bosch GmbH
Effective date: 09.05.2018