Data Protection Policy

KUKA Aktiengesellschaft

The protection of your personal information is very important to us.

You will find details below about the collection of personal data when using the Blog of the KUKA AG (KUKA Blog) at blog.kuka.com. Personal data are all data that may relate to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

The “controller” as defined in Art. 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

KUKA Aktiengesellschaft
Zugspitzstrasse 140
86165 Augsburg, Germany

Executive Board

Peter Mohnen
Chief Executive Officer

Andreas Pabst
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +49 821 797-50
Fax: +49 821 797-5252
E-mail: kontakt@kuka.com

Further information can be found in our Imprint.

Our Data Protection Officer can be reached at data-privacy@kuka.com.

Security

The KUKA Blog is protected by technical and organizational security measures in order to prevent the loss, manipulation or destruction of your personal data and to avoid access to these data by unauthorized persons. Despite using industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for encrypting the data transferred between you and our website, complete protection against all eventualities is not possible.

Disclosure of personal data

No personal data will be disclosed to third parties without your express permission. Data shall only be passed on to public bodies, law enforcement authorities and courts where there is a legal requirement to do so. Our employees are also obliged to secrecy and to treat the personal data you provide confidentially.

The third-party designation shall not apply to companies in the KUKA Group affiliated with KUKA AG, nor shall it apply to service providers contractually bound to us for contracted data processing.

Collection, processing and use of personal data

If you are using our website for purely informative purposes, i.e. if you are not registered or sending information to us in any other way, we collect only those personal data that your browser sends to our server. We require these data for technical purposes in order to display our website for you and to ensure the stability and security thereof. These data also enable us to purposefully improve our range of services. The legal basis for this is contained in Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1(f) GDPR (legitimate interest).

This includes:

• Date and URL relating to the visitor’s use of the website
• URL immediately prior to the visitor’s access to the website
• IP address and domain from which the site was accessed
• The browser used
• The operating system used
• Technical information about the visit (http method, http version, http status code, length of the data transferred)

Use of cookies

KUKA AG uses cookies in order to make its website more attractive and user-friendly. The legal basis for this is contained in Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1(f) GDPR. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your device but do not contain a virus of any kind or cause any damage. The KUKA Blog uses “session cookies”. These cookies track your movements between the various pages of our website during a session so that you are not asked for the same information that you have already provided on our website. Closing and reopening the browser starts a new user session with a new cookie ID. In addition, cookies are used in connection with the use of Google Analytics. For more information, see the relevant section of this Data Protection Policy.

You can prevent the saving of cookies using the appropriate browser settings. However, if you want to be able to use all the functions of our website, we do not recommend this.

KUKA’s involvement in social media

Besides the website blog.kuka.com, KUKA AG is present on various social media. We are currently represented on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, XING and Instagram.

Please refer to the data privacy provisions of the relevant operator for the pur-pose and extent of the related data collection as well as the provisions for use of your data by the relevant platform.

YouTube (Google): https://policies.google.com/privacy
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=organization-guest_footer-privacy-policy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
Twitter: https://twitter.com/de/privacy
XING: https://www.xing.com/privacy
Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

Embedded content

On our KUKA Blog, we use videos from YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. On our Internet pages, we have integrated YouTube videos that are stored on http://www.youtube.com and can be played directly from our website. Integrating YouTube videos enhances the appeal of our website. The legal basis for this is contained in Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1(f) GDPR.

When you visit our website, YouTube will receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. The data specified in the “Collection, processing and use of personal data” section will also be transferred. This happens regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account which you are logged into or whether there is no user account. If you are logged into Google, your data will be allocated directly to your account. If you do not want data to be allocated to your YouTube profile, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data in user profiles and uses them for the pur-poses of advertising, market research and/or the tailored design of its website. This analysis is mainly carried out (even for users that are not logged in) to pro-vide advertising tailored to the user’s requirements and to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles and you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

More information on the purpose and scope of data collection and the processing of said data by YouTube can be found in the Privacy Policy. This policy will also provide you with more information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Website analysis

We use Google Analytics for the KUKA Blog analysis.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”).
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, small text files which are stored on your device and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website and to compile reports on website activity.
You can prevent the saving of cookies using the appropriate browser settings.
You may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
We use Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp ()”. As a result, IP addresses are processed shortened, a person-relatedness can be excluded.
We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. With the statistics we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO.
For the exceptional cases in which Personal Information is transferred to the US, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
Third-party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of Use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview Data Protection Policy: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html and Data Protection Policy http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Blog comments

You can leave public comments in our blog, in which we publish various posts on topics relevant to our activities. The following personal data is processed during registration:

• First name
• Last name
• User name (a pseudonym (nickname) can also be used for this purpose)
• Valid e-mail address (will not be published but must be active)

Your comment will be published along with your user name. Your user name and e-mail address must be provided, all other information is voluntary. If you leave a comment, we will save your IP address, which we will delete after one year. We are required to save it to be able to take legal action if unlawful comments are made. Your e-mail address is needed to be able to contact you. The legal basis for processing is contained in Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1(b) and (f) GDPR (Requirement to fulfill the contract or legitimate interests).

Initiating contact

E-mail

Upon contacting us by e-mail, the data you have provided will only be used to process your request and will be treated confidentially at all times.

We erase the data used for the purpose of establishing contact once storage is no longer required or restrict processing if there are statutory retention obligations.

Links to third-party websites

Our Blog may contain links to external websites. At the time of setting the link, KUKA AG satisfied itself that the linked pages do not contain illegal content of any kind. However, KUKA AG cannot ensure continuous monitoring and has no influence whatsoever on the content of the linked websites. No liability will therefore be accepted for the content after the link has been set.

Your rights

You have the following rights from us in respect of your personal data:

• Right of access,

• Right to rectification or erasure,

• Right to restriction of processing,

• Right to data portability.

You can contact our Data Protection Officer free of charge at data-privacy@kuka.com to assert these rights.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority regarding our processing of your personal data.

Time limits for erasure

We erase all personal data as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose that they have been collected for or you have exercised your right to erasure. Provided there are no statutory retention periods and none of the other exemptions specified in Art. 17, para. 3 GDPR applies, we will erase the data concerned as quickly as possible.

Contact person

If you have any questions regarding the design or functions of the KUKA Blog, please contact:
blog@kuka.com

Reservation of the right of modification

The KUKA AG Privacy Policy for the KUKA Blog can be saved or printed at any time. KUKA AG, however, reserves the right to adapt the Privacy Policy at any time, subject to data protection regulations, in order to cater for the ongoing further development of the website.