Information we may collect about you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
a) Information that you provide by filling in forms on http://www.bosch-home.ie (“Our Site”). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use Our Site, subscribing to Our service, posting material, or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by Bosch, and when you report a problem with Our Site.
b) If you contact Us, We may keep a record of that correspondence.
c) We may also ask you to complete surveys that We use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
d) Details of transactions you carry out through Our Site and of the fulfilment of your orders.
e) Details of your visits to Our Site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for Our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
f) Information about you and of Our products that you have purchased for product registration purposes.
g) Information that you provide to Us in relation to product reviews that you submit to Our Site.
IP addresses and cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
One of the cookies We use is essential for parts of the site to operate and has already been set (see ‘Essential site cookie’ below). You may delete and block all cookies from Our Site, but parts of Our Site will not work and may be unable to access certain parts of Our Site.
Essential site cookie
Our website is hosted on an industry-standard Microsoft webserver, which issues a default cookie called asp.net_sessionid. This cookie expires after you have left our website.
Visit the Microsoft website http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899918
Dealer locator address search
This cookie stores any postcode or town/city used when searching our dealer locator. This presets the locator with your previous entry. This cookie expires after 1 month.
Content Management System cookie
This cookie is set by our Content Management System (BSH Nectar) on a small number of browsers, upon arrival to the Bosch site. It is used to serve the best version of our website for your browser and device. This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Overview of privacy at Google - click here
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
For information about Omniture cookies click here
Various SAP cookies
We use a SAP based ecommerce system. These cookies are set and used by this system
We are working with the supplier of our content management system and ecommerce system to remove most of these or if they can’t be removed, to find another solution.
These cookies are set by our ‘Book an Engineer’ system to keep track of the appointment slot of choice throughout the booking process
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to Our advertisers. This is statistical data about Our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using cookie files which are stored on the hard drive of your computer. The cookies help Us to improve Our Site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable Us:
h) To estimate Our audience size and usage pattern.
i) To store information about your preferences, and so allow Us to customise Our Site according to your individual interests.
j) To speed up your searches.
k) To recognise you when you return to Our Site.
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
All information you provide to Us is stored on secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where We have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of Our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although We will do Our best to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to Our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once We have received your information, We will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you in the following ways:
a) To ensure that content from Our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
b) To provide you with information, products or services that you request from Us or which We feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
c) To carry out Our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and Us.
d) To allow you to participate in interactive features of Our service, when you choose to do so.
e) To notify you about changes to Our service.
We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and We or they may contact you about these by post or telephone.
If you are an existing customer, We will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
If you are a new customer, and where We permit selected third parties to use your data, We (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.
If you do not want Us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant boxes situated on the form on which We collect your data (the order form or registration form). Alternatively you can unsubscribe at any time by contacting Us at GB-Promotions@bshg.com.
You have the right to ask Us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if We intend to use your data for such purposes or if We intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms We use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting Us at GB-Promotions@bshg.com.
Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of Our partner networks, advertisers, and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet Our costs in providing you with details of the information We hold about you.
HOW TO CONTACT US
Alternatively, you can contact Us in writing at:
The Data Protection Officer
BSH Home Appliances Ltd
Grand Union House,
Old Wolverton Road,