Data privacy statement
1 Data protection notice
The Robert Bosch GmbH, Automotive Aftermarket (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.
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.
Robert Bosch GmbH, Automotive Aftermarket 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
User department in charge: AA/SCE
phone: +49 721 942 0 (ask for AA/SCE via telephone switchboard)
4 Collection, processing and usage of personal data
4.1 Processed categories of data
The following categories of data are processed:
• Communication data (IP-address)
• Search history of the user (see cookies)
• Statistic data for webanalysis (see cookies and Webtrends)
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.
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 the online offers
Your given consent while cookie notice for the usage of Bosch Automotive Catalog, respective eCat Internal Verification.
4.3.2 Resolving service disruptions as well as for security reasons.
Fulfillment of our legal obligations within the scope of data security and justified interest in resolving service disruptions as well as in the protection of our offers.
4.3.3 Safeguarding and defending our rights
Justified interest on our part for safeguarding 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 ad-dress). Also see module Webanalysis.
In log files, in particular the following information is saved:
– IP address (internet protocol address) of the terminal device which is being used to access the Online Offer
– Date and time as well as duration of recalling the data
– Name of the service provider which was used to access the Online Offer
– http status code (e.g., “Re-quest successful” or “File requested not found”)
– Amount of data transferred
– Internet address of the website from which the Online Offer is accessed (so-called URL of origin or referrer URL)
– Operating system and in-formation on the internet browser used, including add-ons installed (e.g., Flash Player)
– Name of the files or information accessed
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 our-selves, 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 - Processing purposes 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 provider (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.
4.7 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 socalled 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.
4.8 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).
The automatic deletion happens after a short period of time, in case no inquiries because of disturbances, or attacks on the web page are taking place, or the protection and defence of rights of the Robert Bosch GmbH are affected, or official orders oblige us to keep the data.
A shorted form of the IP-address (anonymized), on which no relation to the calling computer is possible, is used in webanalysis to improve our Online Offer (see section Webanalysis).
Session-Cookies will be deleted after closing your browser.
In certain cases the cookies are deleted after 12 months.
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 Deactivation and deletion of cookies
When visiting our internet pages you will be asked in a cookie layer pop up whether you wish to allow the cookies which are set on our page or if you wish to deactivate them in the settings.
In case you decide to block cookies, an opt out cookie is set in your browser. This cookie exclusively serves the purpose of assigning your objection. Deactivating cookies may disable individual functions of our internet pages. Please note that an opt out cookie may, for technical reasons, only be set with the actual browser. In case you delete cookies or use a different browser or a different terminal device, you must opt out again.
The preference setting does not apply to cookies that are set during your visit on third party internet pages by other providers.
Your browser allows you to delete any cookies at all times. To do so, please consult your browser's help functions. This might, however, lead to individual functions no longer being available.
In addition, you could manage and deactivate the use of third party cookies on the following web page:
As we do not operate this website, we are not responsible and we are unable to influence the content and availability.
5.3 Overview of cookies used by us
In this section, please find an overview of the cookies we use.
5.3.1 Absolutely necessary cookies
Certain cookies are necessary to provide our Online Offers in a secure manner. This category includes, e.g.:
– Cookies that identify or authenticate our users
– Cookies that temporarily save certain input of the user (e.g. content of a shopping cart or of an online form)
– Cookies that store certain user preferences (e.g. search or language settings)
– Cookies that store data to ensure a trouble-fee playback of video or audio content.
Details to certain cookies you can find under „privacy settings“ of the webpage.
5.3.2 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.
Details to certain cookies you can find under „privacy settings“ of the webpage.
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 Analytical 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.
Beyond this, you can avoid the forming of usage profiles by generally deactivating cookie usage. Please refer to the section Deactivation and deletion of cookies.
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
7 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 supervision. 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.
9 User rights
To enforce your rights, please use the details provided in the Contact. 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.
Withdrawal of consent:
In case you consented to the processing of your data, you have the right to revoke this consent with immediate effect. The legality of data processing prior to your revocation remains unchanged.
9.1 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.
9.2 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.
State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Postfach 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:
Informationssicherheit und Datenschutz Bosch-Gruppe (C/ISP)
Robert Bosch GmbH
Effective date: 11.04.2018