Privacy statement

Data protection policy of the Bosch Group

Provider Privacy statement

Bosch Group (Bosch) appreciates your interest in its products and your visit to this website.

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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 policies. Bosch websites may include links to other websites of third parties which are not covered by this privacy statements, we advise you to learn the privacy statements of the third parties before you visit the their websites and / or services

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Collection and Processing of Personal Data

When you visit our websites our web server automatically records the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you visit us, the websites you actually visit and the date and length of your visit. Bosch may use cookies and active components (e.g. JavaScript) to follow the preferences of our visitors and optimize our websites accordingly. You can reset your browser either to notify you when you receive a cookie, or to refuse to accept cookies. 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. Please note that certain areas of most sites may not function properly if you reject a cookie. Additional personal data is only stored if volunteered by you, for example in context of a registration, a survey, a contest or in execution of a contract.

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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.

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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.

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Cookies and tracking mechanisms that are technically not required

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

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General

By using marketing cookies and tracking mechanisms we and our partners are able to show you offerings based on your interests, resulting from an analysis of your user behavior:

  • Statistics:
    By using statistical tools, we measure e.g. the number of your page views.
  • Conversion tracking:
    Our conversion tracking partners place a cookie on your computer (“conversion cookie”) if you accessed our website via an advertisement of the respective partner. Normally these cookies are no longer valid after 30 days. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and the relevant conversion partner can recognize that a certain user clicked on the advertisement and thereby was redirected to our website. This can also be done across multiple devices. The information obtained by means of the conversion cookie serves the purpose of compiling conversion statistics and recording the total number of users who clicked on the respective advertisement and were redirected to a website with a conversion tracking tag.

Please note that using the tools might include transfer of your data to recipients outside of the EEA where there is no adequate level of data protection pursuant to the GDPR (e.g. the USA). For more details in this respect please refer to the following description of the individual marketing tools:

  • Name: Google Analytics
    Provider: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
    Function: Analysis of user behavior (page retrievals, number of visitors and visits, downloads), creation of pseudonymous user profiles based on cross-device information of logged-in Google users (cross-device tracking), enrichment of pseudonymous user data with target group-specific information provided by Google, retargeting, UX testing, conversion tracking, and retargeting in conjunction with Google Ads
  • Name: Google Tag Manager
    Provider: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
    Function: Administration of website tags via a user interface, integration of program codes on our websites

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Under the following circumstances, we might disclose your personal data to third parties outside the Bosch Group: (1) with your prior consent; (2) it is required to be disclosed pursuant to a legally enforceable order, law, subpoena, or other regulations (“Order”); (3) In order to safeguard legitimate rights and interests of Bosch, for instance investigating, preventing and dealing with fraud or security issue etc..

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Usage of cookies

In the context of our online service, cookies and tracking mechanisms may be used.

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Security

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.

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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.

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Revisions

We will revise this Privacy Statements from time to time. The relevant revisions will be released at the notable position on our websites which is accessible to you.

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Contact

For information, helpful suggestions, complaints regarding processing of your personal data you can refer to our Chief Data Protection Officer. Should there be data incorrect in spite of our efforts for accuracy and timeliness, we will correct that information at your request.

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Chief Data Protection Officer

Information Security and Privacy Bosch Group (C/ISP)

Knuth Thoralf
Robert Bosch GmbH
Postfach 30 02 20
70442 Stuttgart
GERMANY