Data Protection Policy

KUKA Aktiengesellschaft

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

Below, we provide details about the collection of personal data when using the kuka.com website. 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

Security

The KUKA AG website 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. Our website 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. “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 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.

Embedded content

On our website, 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 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.

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.

In Chinese-speaking countries, we also provide links to videos from the company Youku. We will be happy to provide further information regarding the collection and use of data in specific language versions upon request.

Internet advertising

We advertise on both our own website and non-affiliated websites. We do so using the information made available to us when you visit our website and make use of our content or services. This information is collected by means of cookies. After visiting the KUKA website, you may therefore see advertisements for KUKA on other websites in the form of banners. 
The display of advertisements as a result of your activities on non-affiliated websites is not associated with your identity. We do not share any personal data with advertisers or other third parties that display our advertisements. Advertisers or other third parties (including advertising networks, ad serving companies and any other service providers contracted by such) may nevertheless assume that users who click on or interact with advertisements or content belong to the target group for the advertisements or content in question.
We currently use the following tools for Internet advertising. They function by using either cookies or pixels. The legal basis for this is contained in Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1(f) GDPR.

For more detailed information on how the various tools work, please refer to the websites of the individual third-party providers:

Google Tag Manager
Google Double Click
Facebook Pixel
Twitter Universal Tag
LinkedIn Insight Tag

Website analysis

We use Sitecore Analytics for website analysis. This software only evaluates server data. These data correspond to the data specified in the “Collection, processing and use of personal data” section.

The statistics obtained enable us to improve our website and make it more interesting for you the user. The legal basis for the use of Sitecore Analytics is contained in Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1(f) GDPR.

Only server data are used for this analysis. This includes data specified in the “Collection, processing and use of personal data” section. We store the information collected in this way exclusively on a server in Germany.

Initiating contact

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, your e-mail address and the country from which you are writing to us. 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 no statutory retention obligations.

Links to third-party websites

Our website 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. If there are statutory retention periods or one of the other exemptions specified in Art. 17 GDPR applies, we will erase the data concerned as quickly as possible.

Your contact person

If you have any questions regarding the design or functions of the website, please contact:
webmaster@kuka.com

Reservation of the right of modification

The KUKA AG Privacy Policy 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.

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