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Privacy Policy

1. Privacy in the Bohle Group

The Bohle Group (Bohle) believes in the protection of personal rights, especially of personal data, and of all other data entrusted to us as an integral part of corporate culture. Therefore, Bohle will comply in every respect with laws governing data protection, undertaking to do so as part of its own operating procedures.
2. Personal data categories

At various times, Bohle is processing personal data such as names, house and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.
Bohle reserves the right reserves the right to match or supplement personal information with data we receive from third parties for the purposes listed below.

3. Intended purpose of personal data

Bohle collects, processes and uses personal data from its business partners to accept, research and process orders, manage warranties, control operating processes and for quality assurance, evaluating performance, strategic development and risk management, as well as in compliance with legal requirements.
The legal basis for the above described use of personal data is Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

4. Disclosure of Personal Data

Bohle does not share personal data commercially with third parties. Bohle transfers personal data to other divisions in the Bohle Group* for the purposes mentioned above.
If data is going to be processed by the service providers supporting us in fulfilling contractual obligations, transmission of this data will be then limited to the absolute minimum required. When your data is processed, it will be passed to the follow recipients:
• Credit agencies, collection service providers (for credit screening and reminders)
• Government agencies and other public authorities
• Print service providers and letter shops
• Internal departments and subsidiaries
• IT service providers
• Partners working with the Bohle Group such as suppliers and subcontractors
• Lending institutions
• Logistics service providers
• Management consultants, auditors and tax advisers
• Insurance companies

Insofar as Bohle discloses personal data to other authorities located in countries not having a comparable level of data protection, action will be taken by Bohle to ensure the protection of such data at the same level as it is protected here.

5. Rights of access, correction, deletion and blocking of data and to object to the processing of data.

Every data subject has the following rights:
• To access to their personal data under Article 15 of the GDPR;
• To rectification of their personal data under Article 16 of the GDPR;
• To erasure of their personal data under Article 17 of the GDPR;
• To restrict the processing of their personal data under Article 18 of the GDPR;
• To object to the processing of their personal data under Article 21 of the GDPR; and
• To portability of their data as defined in Article 20 of the GDPR.
• The restrictions provided in Section 34 and 35 of the Federal Data Protection Act apply to the rights of access and erasure. In addition, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority (Article 13(2) of the GDPR).

You can avail yourself of your right of objection anytime without specifying a reason, effective for the future, and also in future either to modify or revoke completely a declaration of consent already given. You can revoke such consent either by post, e-mail or fax sent to us. You will incur no costs other than postage or transmission costs.
Responsible authority:
Ernst Bohle GmbH
Stauweiher 4
51645 Gummersbach
Fax: 02261/541-257
E-Mail: Please activate JavaScript to see this email.

Corporate data protection officer:
Ernst Bohle GmbH
Stauweiher 4
51645 Gummersbach
Fax: 02261/541-340
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6. Use of our website

Every time you access our website, i.e. every time you retrieve or attempt to retrieve a file on this server, data about the process is stored in a log file. The following data is stored in detail whenever a file is retrieved:
• IP address
• Name of the retrieved file
• Date and time of retrieval
• Amount of data transferred
• Message whether the retrieval was successful
• Message about why a retrieval may have failed
• Operating system
• Your computer’s browser software
The data records thereby created are stored in log files for statistical purposes and deleted after statistical analysis and evaluation. No stored data can be assigned by us. Data will not be transmitted by us to third parties and only when our rights have been infringed do we reserve the right to pass on individual data records to the competent authorities in order to seek prosecution for the infringement.
The legal basis for processing your IP address is Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Ensuring seamless connectivity, comfortable use of our website and evaluation of system security and stability is in our legitimate interest.

7. Contact form

Whenever you e-mail questions or a contact form, please give us your voluntary consent in order to establish contact. Here a valid e-mail address is required. It will be used to assign the request and then reply to it. Specification of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored in order to process your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions. Once your request has been handled, personal data will be deleted, unless there is an obligation to store it.

8. Google Analytics

Our website uses functions of Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files stored on your computer that allow an analysis of website use by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user ownership in order to optimise both its website and advertising.

IP anonymity
IP anonymisation is activated on this website. Your IP address will be first shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address of your browser provided within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
Browser plug-in
You can prevent the storage of Cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. You can
also prevent the cookie and the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as prevent Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the plug-in, which is available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Rejection of data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
More information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics can be found in the Google data protection declaration:

9. Google maps

Our website uses Google maps. Google maps is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. It is necessary to save your IP-address to use Google maps. This data is mainly transferred to and saved on servers of Google located in the USA. We, as provider of our website, do not have any influence on the aforesaid transfer and storage.
More information on the handling of user data by Google maps can be found in the Google data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/?fg=1

10. Facebook

Our website is linked to social media “Facebook”, which is provided by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. If you use this link, your browser will be connected to Facebook’s servers directly. Thereby Facebook receives information, that you have visited our website. We point out, that we have no knowledge about the content or use of the data by Facebook.
More information on the handling of user data by Facebook can be found in the Facebook data protection declaration: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

11. Cookies

Part of our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files saved by your browser and stored on your computer.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies are stored on your end device until you delete them. Cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are stored on your computer and to allow cookies on a case-by-case basis only, to exclude cookies for certain events or completely, or to automatically delete cookies when the browser is closed. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are necessary for the electronic communication process or for the provision of specific functions desired by you (such as the shopping cart) are stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies in order to provides its services optimally and free of technical errors. If other cookies are also stored (such as those used to analyse your surfing behaviour), they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Cookie-Name Purpose Third-Party Access Running-time
PHPSESSID Session-Cookie Server End of the session
1P_JAR Google-Maps Google 1 year
APISID Google-Maps Google 1 year
CONSENT Google-Maps Google 1 year
HSID Google-Maps Google 1 year
NID Google-Maps Google 1 year
SAPISID Google-Maps Google 1 year
SID Google-Maps Google 1 year
SIDCC Google-Maps Google 3 months
SSID Google-Maps Google 1 year
_Secure-3PAPISID Google-Maps Google 1 year
_Secure-3PSID Google-Maps Google 1 year
_Secure-APISID Google-Maps Google 1 year
_Secure-HSID Google-Maps Google 1 year
_Secure-SSID Google-Maps Google 1 year
_ga Google Analytics Google 2 years
_gat Google Analytics Google 10 minutes
gid Google Analytics Google 24 hours
Collect Google Analytics Google 1 year

12. Online job application

We use an online job application tool, which is operated by perbit Software GmbH, Wienburgstraße 207, D-48159 Münster. The online job application tool registers the job candidate’s personal data (i.e. name, surname, date of birth, address, telephone number, e mail address) and the job candidate’s qualification.
The data is used to conclude employment contracts (Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR).
The data is used by us and the perbit Software GmbH on our behalf. A transfer to other parties or a transfer to other countries outside the European Union is not intended.

We delete the data regularly after refusal or completion of the job application process.

The use of our online job application tool is optional. You may also apply for a job on another way (e.g. by written post).

13. Complaints

If you believe that Bohle will use your data in an unacceptable way, you can file a written complaint or e-mail it directly to the data protection officer at Please activate JavaScript to see this email.. In addition, you may opt to contact us with your complaint or about the infringement of your rights at Info@bohle- gruppe.com. We will investigate the complaint and remedy it if necessary.

14. Changes to our data protection rules

We reserve the right to modify this data protection statement for it to be always in compliance with current legal requirements and to incorporate changes to our services, such as when new services are introduced, in the data protection statement. The amended data protection statement will then be effective upon your next visit.

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