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 KUKA AG Blog (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:
86165 Augsburg, Germany
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +49 821 797-50
Fax: +49 821 797-5252
Further information can be found in our Imprint.
Our Data Protection Officer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The KUKA AG 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 blog, 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 blog 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 blog 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).
- 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)
Global cookies are also used. These measure the traffic of the website and identify the visitors and the session. These cookies are not deleted at the end of the session, but are replaced after a year.
You can determine how the “Global cookies” are set by selecting from among two levels under “Cookie settings” (can be called up on every page via the footer at the bottom or via the cookie banner during the initial visit to the site). There, you can also obtain a complete overview of all the cookies embedded into our site.
These levels are:
Essential cookies: required cookies enable basic functions such as input into forms or spam detection.
External media: these cookies enable the embedding of external content in our webpages. This includes the embedding of YouTube videos or Facebook posts.
The legal basis for the use of “session cookies” and essential cookies is our legitimate interest as stipulated in Art. 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR. The legal basis for the use of External media cookies is your consent as stipulated in Art. 6(1)(1)(a) GDPR.
You can prevent all saving of cookies using the appropriate browser settings. However, if you want to be able to use all the functions of our blog, we do not recommend this.
KUKA’s involvement in social media
Besides our blog, 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 purpose 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
On our 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 embedded YouTube videos that are stored on http://www.youtube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all embedded in the “expanded data mode”. In other words, no data are transmitted to YouTube from you as a user if you do not play the videos. The data named in following paragraph is only transmitted once you play the videos. We have no influence on this transmission of data. Embedding YouTube videos enhances the appeal of our website. The legal basis for this is contained in Art. 6 (1)(1)(f) GDPR.
When you visit our blog, YouTube will receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our blog. 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 purposes 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 provide 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.
Content from the social network Facebook may be embedded in our online offering. This content is managed by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Quare, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). This may include content such as images, videos or texts. Embedding this content enhances the appeal of our blog. The legal basis for this is contained in Art. 6 (1)(1)(f) GDPR.
Since this content is called directly by the Facebook servers, Facebook will receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our blog. The data specified in the “Collection, processing and use of personal data” section will also be transferred. This happens regardless of whether Facebook provides a user account which you are logged into or whether there is no user account. If you are logged into Facebook, your data will presumably be allocated directly to your account. If you do not want data to be allocated to your Facebook profile, you must log out before visiting our website.
Obtain further information about data processing from Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. When using Facebook, personal data may also be transmitted to Facebook’s servers in the USA.
This blog uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these web pages, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google 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 transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on website activities. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services shall then be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.
You can prevent the storage of these cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software and in the “cookie settings” as shown above.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.
In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. This will prevent the collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
The legal basis is your express consent through the “cookie settings” in accordance with Art.6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can object to the collection of data by means of cookies and the setting of cookies as shown above.
Set Cookies of kukapage on/off.
In our blog, where we publish various posts on topics related to our activities, you can make public comments, provided you have registered. As part of the registration process, we collect the following personal data:
- First name
- Username (you can also enter a pseudonym (nickname))
- Valid e-mail address (will not be published, but must be reachable)
Your comment will be published with your given username at the post. The user name and e-mail address are required, all other information is voluntary. If you submit a comment, we will continue to store your IP address, which we will delete after one year. The storage is necessary for us to take legal action in case of submission of illegal comments. We need your e-mail address in order to contact you. Legal bases are Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b and f DSGVO (necessity for contract performance or legitimate interests).
E-mail and forms
Upon filling out a form on our website or 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. If you contact us using our contact form, you must always specify your first and last name and your e-mail address. You give us your express consent for processing these personal data for the purpose of handling your request. The legal basis is contained in Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1(a) GDPR. You can withdraw this consent at any time.
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.
You have the following rights from us in respect of your personal data:
- Right of access,
- Right to rectification or erasure,
- Right to object to processing,
- Right to restriction of processing,
- Right to data portability.
You can contact our Data Protection Officer free of charge at email@example.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.
If you have any questions regarding the design or functions of the blog, please contact:
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