Privacy Statement Bosch Group
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. Personal data collected during visits to our websites are processed by us confidentially and according to the legal provisions. Data protection and Information security are part of our company policy. BOSCH websites may include links to other websites which are not covered by this privacy statement.
Collection and Processing of Personal Data
Use and Disclosure of Personal Data and Purpose Specification
BOSCH will use your personal data for the sole purpose of technical administration of the websites, customer administration, product surveys and marketing, only to the extent necessary in each specific case. Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties outside the Bosch Group without your consent.
Collection and processing of non-personal data
When you visit our websites, we may also collect automatically the following non-personal data: 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 may 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.
BOSCH uses security measures in order to protect the data we have under our control against manipulation, loss, destruction, access by unauthorized persons or against unauthorized disclosure. Our security procedures are continually enhanced as new technology becomes available.
Freedom of choice
We would like to use your data to inform you about our products and services and request your opinion, where applicable. Naturally your participation in such campaigns is voluntary. Should you not consent, you can inform us at any time, so that we can prohibit the use of your data accordingly. For further information we refer you to the local website-services.
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) by Bosch in Germany. 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.
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 contans 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 confirgure 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 U.S.A. YouTube is a platform that enables playback of audo 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 toYouTube.
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 settintgs you can confirgure 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 Francisdco, CA 94103, U.S.A. ("Twitter"). The plugins are identified with the Twitter logo or the suffix "tweet".
If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugsin, 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 giv eyour consent to the transmission of data to Twitter. If you are logged into Twitter, Twitter can asosciate the visit with your Twitter account. If you press the respective button, the corresopnding 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.
International Data Transfer
Robert Bosch Inc. may transfer your personal data to its parent company in Germany, Robert Bosch GmbH, and to any worldwide affiliates when processing data. We may also transfer your data to a third party outside your country of origin to the extent regulated in this privacy statement.
We do not knowingly collect or use any personal data from online visitors under the age of thirteen. We do not knowingly allow visitors under the age of thirteen to participate in any promotions or contests made available on our websites from time to time.
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.
Bosch takes security precautions to ensure that your data we have under our control is protected against tampering, loss, destruction, access by unauthorized persons, or unauthorized 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. If you no longer wish to receive advertising from Bosch or the extra partners, you can revoke your consent at any time.
The same applies when new partners join the extra program for their information and means of making contact. This consent may at any time either wholly or in respect of individual extra-partners be revoked. The revocation can be declared via Customer Service at the e-mail address: email@example.com, by phone (877) 716-3908 or in writing to: Robert Bosch LLC, AA/SMS14-NA, 2800 S. 25th Avenue, Broadview, IL 60155. Robert Bosch LLC will forward the revocation of consent to all concerned extra-partners.
The participant agrees to be informed in the future by Robert Bosch LLC by e-mail about new extra-partners and asked for the participant’s consent to also be contacted by new partners, in the context of the extra loyalty program, about rebates, new products and other promotions as well as for market research purposes, by phone, by text message, MMS, via voicemail and or by mail in regards to rebates, new products and other promotions, as well as for market research purposes.
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.
2) Third-party cookies
This is a U.S. website, and this site and our services are subject to U.S. laws, including those governing the privacy and security of your information. If you use our services, you are transferring your information to Bosch in the United States. By using the services or providing your information to us through the services you consent to the transfer of your personal information to the United States, and our handling of your information in accordance with applicable U.S. requirements.
Due to the constantly changing nature of our business, we reserve the right to change, update or modify this privacy statement at any time at our sole discretion, and will post any new privacy statement here. Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on this website. Use of information that we gather now will be subject to the privacy statement in effect at the time of use. By using or navigating around the website or utilizing any of the services we provide here, you acknowledge that you have read and understand and agree to be bound by this privacy statement. If you do not agree to be so bound, do not remain on the website. You are responsible for checking our website frequently to keep apprised of recent changes.
The effective date of this privacy statement is January 01, 2016
Last modified: December 02, 2015
If incorrect information has been stored despite our efforts to maintain correct and up-to-date data, we will correct this upon your request.