Data Protection Notice

Bosch eBike Systems

Robert Bosch GmbH (hereinafter “Bosch eBike Systems” 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.

Data Protection Notice

Bosch eBike Systems

Robert Bosch GmbH (hereinafter “Bosch eBike Systems” 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 eBike Systems 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 eBike Systems 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
Robert-Bosch-Platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe


Email address: kontakt@bosch.de
Phone:  +49 711 400 40990.

 

Collection, processing and usage of personal data

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.

Processed categories of data

The following categories of data are processed:

  • Communication data (e.g. name, telephone, e-mail, address, IP address)
  • Planning and regulation data (e.g. surveys, questionnaires, contact form)

Processing purposes and legal

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

  • Provision of these Online Offers including contact form to contact us for the products and services offered by us for the purpose of the fulfillment of a contract. For the purpose of handling of contact requests, the transfer of your data to the following controller is required:
    Bosch Service Solutions GmbH, Lahnstraße 34-40, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
    Legal basis: Legitimate interest on our part in direct marketing as long as this occurs in accordance with data protection and competition law.
  • 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.
  • Self-promotion and promotion by others as well as market research and reach analysis done within the scope statutorily permitted or based on consent
    Legal basis: Consent / legitimate interest on our part in direct marketing if in accordance with data protection and competition law.
  • Product or customer surveys performed via email and/or telephone subject to your prior express consent.
    Legal basis: Consent.
  • Conducting raffles in accordance with respective terms and conditions for raffles.
    Legal basis: Fulfillment of contractual obligations.
  • 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.

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 7 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) see module “Advertisements and/or market research (including web analysis, no customer surveys)”.
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

We involve external service providers with tasks such as 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 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 the transfer. 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).

Raffles

In case you participate in one of our raffles, we use your data to inform you about any prize won and for the purpose of advertising our products to the extent allowed by law or as far as you have consented. Information on raffles can be found in the respective terms of participation.

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.
We distinguish between two sub-categories with regard to these cookies and tracking mechanisms:

  • Comfort cookies
    These cookies facilitate operation and thus allow you to browse our online service more comfortably; e.g. your language settings may be included in these cookies. Comfort Cookies are currently not used on the website.

  • Marketing cookies and tracking mechanisms
    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.

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.
  • 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 Comfort cookies, 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.

YouTube

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 allows 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 controller. 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.

Google Maps

This online offer uses via an interface (API) the map materials of Google Maps for which Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland acts as a data controller. Your IP address and the coordinates/address selected by you are transmitted to Google, e.g. for the purpose of reverse geocoding. Google Maps is used here in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and the easy locating  of the places we have indicated on the website. Please note that it is possible that Google may transfer data to the USA. You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google's privacy policy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .
Mehr Informationen zum Umgang mit Nutzerdaten finden Sie in der Datenschutzerklärung von Google: 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.

Our newsletters are sent via Episerver Campaign, an e-mail marketing software from the provider Episerver GmbH, Wallstraße 16, 10179 Berlin. The e-mail addresses of the recipients of our newsletters, as well as their other data described in this notice, are located on Episerver's servers in data centers in Germany and are subject to the data protection laws applicable there. Episerver uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, Episerver can use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletters. However, Episerver does not use the data of the recipients of our newsletters to write to them itself or pass the data on to third parties. The security concept for the email marketing cloud Episerver Campaignvon Episerver is certified according to ISO 27001. You can find further information at www.episerver.de/produkte/plattform/episerver-campaign/sicherheit/ .

We would like to point out that we evaluate the behavior of the readers of our e-mail newsletter. For this evaluation, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels. These web beacons or tracking pixels are one-pixel image files that are stored on our website. For the evaluation we link the web beacons or tracking pixels with your e-mail address and an individual ID.

With the data collected, we create a user profile to customize the newsletter according to your interests. When you read the newsletter, we record which links you click on in the newsletter and use this information to deduce your personal interests. We link this data to the actions you take on our websites. The purpose of this processing is to improve the quality of the newsletter and to optimise our offers.
This tracking does not take place if you have deactivated the display of pictures in your e-mail program by default. In this case the newsletter will not be displayed completely and you may not be able to use all functions. As soon as you display the images, the tracking described above will be activated.

External links

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 direct marketing

Additionally, you may object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time. Please take into account that due to organizational reasons, there might be an overlap between your objection and the usage of your data within the scope of a campaign which is already running.

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:
Königstrasse 10a
70173 Stuttgart
GERMANY

Postal address:
P.O. Box 10 29 32
70025 Stuttgart
GERMANY

Phone: 0711/615541-0
FAX: 0711/615541-15
Email: 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 and to notify data protection incidents please use the following link: 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
P.O. Box 30 02 20
70442 Stuttgart
GERMANY
or    mailto: DPO@bosch.com

Effective date: 19.08.2020