L.B. BOHLE Maschinen + Verfahren GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “Bohle”) takes the protection of personal data very seriously. Therefore, we have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are complied with at Bohle. All web activities are in compliance with the applicable legal regulations pertaining to the protection of personal data and data security. Our security measures are continuously optimised in accordance with technological developments. As we cannot fully ensure data security when communicating by email, however, we recommend that you send confidential information by post.

By using this website, you give your consent to the collection and processing of your personal data pursuant to this data protection information.

General
The processing of the personal data provided by you is regulated by the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). It states that the use and processing of data is only admissible to the extent permitted by the BDSG or another legal regulation or if the person concerned has given its consent.

Under the BDSG, the use and processing of data is always admissible if this data has been provided within the framework of a contractual relationship or quasi-contractual relationship and/or insofar as it is necessary for the protection of the legitimate interests of the storage site and there is no reason to believe that the legitimate interests of the person concerned for excluding the processing and/or use of the data take precedence.

The data disclosed to us must be relevant for the purposes for which they are collected and processed. Personal data may only be stored for as long as required by the purpose for which they have been collected or processed. Data no longer required shall be deleted and incorrect data corrected. In cases defined by law or with the consent of the person concerned, processing for other purposes is admissible as well.


Collection and Processing of Personal Data
In general, you can visit the Bohle website without us obtaining any personal information from you.
Whenever a website of our presence is accessed by a user and whenever a file is retrieved, data is temporarily stored in a log file. This data are not personalised; therefore, we cannot retrace which data was retrieved by which user. This information is collected anonymously and exclusively for internal statistical reasons to ensure continuous system security and stability, for technical administration of the network structure, for marketing purposes and for optimising our web presence.

In detail, the following data set is stored for every retrieval:

  • name of the retrieved file,
  • date and time of retrieval,
  • amount of data transferred,
  • notification whether retrieval was successful,
  • description of the type of web browser used,
  • operating system used,
  • abbreviated IP addresses of the requesting server.

Collection and Storage of User Data
The user data referred to above are analysed anonymously and internally for user interest and user behaviour for statistical purposes.
To this end, the technologies of the web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”), in particular Google Analytics, are used in some areas. This data can be used to create anonymous user profiles.


Analytics Services
Google Analytics uses "Cookies", i.e. text files that are saved on your computer, which allow an analysis of your website usage. In general, the information generated through a cookie on your use of this website is transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. In case the IP has been anonymised on this website, Google, however, will at first abridge your IP address within the European Union member states or in other states of the treaty of the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transferred to the Google server in the USA and abridged there. On behalf of Bohle, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to prepare reports on the website activities and to render further services associated with the use of the website and internet to Bohle. The IP address transferred from your browser in the course of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. Through appropriate configuration of your browser software, you may prevent these cookies from being saved; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. Furthermore, you have the option to prevent collection of data generated by the cookie and related to the use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

For further information, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information re. Google Analytics and data protection). Please note that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code ”gat._anonymizeIp();“ in order to guarantee an anonymised recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).


Use of Twitter and YouTube

Twitter:
We use social plugins of the social network twitter, which can be accessed at twitter.com. This network is operated by Twitter Inc. Attn: Copyright Agent, 795 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The plugin is marked with the Twitter logo. If you access a website of our internet presence containing such a plugin, your browser will be directly linked to the Twitter servers. Twitter directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which integrates it into the website. As a result of the plug-in integration, Twitter receives notification that you have accessed the relevant page of our internet presence. If you are logged on to your account with the respective provider, your visit can be linked to your respective account. If you interact with the plugins or make a comment, the respective information is transmitted directly to the respective platform by your browser and saved there. For further information regarding the reason for and scope of the collection and further processing of data by Twitter as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy at https://twitter.com/privacy.
If you do not want Twitter to collect data about you via our website, please log out from your Twitter account before visiting our website.

YouTube:
Our website also uses plugins of youtube.de/youtube.com which is operated by YouTube, LLC, Cherry Ave., USA, represented by Google Inc. If you access our website from web pages which contain such a plugin, this creates a link to the YouTube servers and the plugin is shown on the web page by transmission to your browser. This tells the YouTube server which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of YouTube at the same time, YouTube will allocate this information to your personal user accounts of these platforms. When using the plugin functions (e.g. clicking the "start" button of a video or sending a comment), this information is also linked to e.g. your YouTube account; you can only prevent this from happening by logging out before using the plugin. You will find more detailed information regarding the collection and use of data by the platform and/or plugins in the data protection policy at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.


Personal Information
We only collect personal data voluntarily provided by you when contacting us via our contact form or as part of customer login on the download portal. We only store and use the data entered in the contact form, such as name, postal address, telephone number and email address for individual communication with you. Please note that using our contact form is not possible without providing your name and email address. If your personal data has changed (e.g. email or postal address), you may also inform us to have the data corrected or updated.

Personal data within the meaning of the Telemedia Act (TMG) or the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) are particulars regarding the personal or objective circumstances of a specific or definable natural person.
Please note that the transmission of data is not encrypted and no confidential information should be sent via the contact form for reasons of confidentiality, reliability and integrity.


Use and Transmission of Personal Data and Proper Purpose
We comply with the principle of purpose-related use of data and collect, process and store your personal data only for the purposes for which you have disclosed them to us. Your personal data is not passed on to third parties without your explicit consent unless this is required for provision of the service, execution of the contract, enforcement of our rights, in particular for the enforcement of claims from contractual relationships and for the preservation of our legitimate business interests with regard to customer consulting and support.

This does not affect the use, transmission and transfer of personal data due to statutory provisions or if you have given your explicit prior consent. You have the right to revoke a consent granted at any time with effect for the future. Legal Notice. The personal data stored by us is deleted if you revoke your consent to storage, if its knowledge is no longer required for the intended purpose of the storage or if its storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons. Applications submitted online will be internally transmitted to the HR department for examination and processing.

This results in your application data being stored and we reserve the right to retain them for an unlimited period of time for contacting you at a later point. You may of course revoke your consent to such storage. Legal Notice All designations refer to both sexes.


Right to Information and Further Details
Please do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any questions regarding data protection at Bohle. The contact data can be found in our Legal Notice.

You retain the right to request information as to whether and which of your personal data has been stored with us at any time. In addition, you may send us information, requests for blocking, deletion or correction of your personal data and revocations of consents granted, as well as suggestions via email or letter.


Amendments to the Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement from time to time in the future, in particular to incorporate changes in jurisdiction or legislation. We therefore recommend that you regularly visit this website to remain informed about the protection and processing of your data.


General Information
We at Bohle also take company-internal data protection very seriously.
Our employees and the service providers commissioned by us have been obliged to secrecy and compliance with data protection regulations.

Version August 2013

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