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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on November 4, 2013

Introduction

This Privacy Policy sets out the privacy policies and practices of Robert Bosch Tool Corporation (“Bosch”) with respect to the collection, use, maintenance and disclosure of personal information provided by you in connection with your access to and use of  http://bethepro.com, including the establishment of individual customer accounts (the “Site”).  For purposes of this Privacy Policy, (A) the pronouns “our”, “us” or “we” refer to Bosch, and “you” or “your” refers to the users, and (B)personal information” means information about an identifiable individual, as further defined under applicable laws, including those of United States and Canada.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Changes will take effect upon notice thereof (including by email, by posting notice on the Site, or by other reasonable means). Any change made to comply with the law will be effective immediately. You agree to regularly review this Privacy Policy to be aware of any changes.

Collection and Use of Information

We collect information as follows:

A.  Information you provide. This includes information you voluntarily provide when you register for the Site, update your account information, or use the Site. For example, to enable us to stay in touch with you, we ask for and collect contact information, including your name, mailing address, telephone number, referral source (if applicable), e-mail address (business and/or personal); and which may also include information regarding your trade or profession; age, job title, and the type and size of the company you work for.

B.  Information from your use of the Site. This includes information collected in our server logs (such as browser type, pages visited, referring page, IP address, date and time stamps, other statistics, and errors), through ‘cookies’ (such as saving your login information and storing session information), forum and points actions (such as forum posts and topics, article comments, activity updates and comments, contest picture ratings, messages and points) and about the device you are using to access the Services (such as hardware and operating system details).

We use your personal information:

A.  To facilitate your access to the Site. This includes processing your registration, maintaining your account, and communicating with you regarding your use of the Site;

B.  To maintain and improve the overall quality of the Site your user experience; and to new features, services and content for the Site. Such use may including surveying and polling user experience in using the Site; analyzing how the Site is being used; soliciting user input for improvements, enhancements and other changes to the Site; diagnosing problems with our systems; administering the Site and developing data or information that will allow us to improve user experience;

C.  To develop profile of our user base, its product preferences and other insights regarding our Site users and product applications;

D.  To share with you, by e-mail, product information that we believe may be of interest to you and other information regarding special offers, events, and promotions; provided that any such communications will be made only in the event that you opt to receive such communications; and

E.  For other specific purposes that may be identified at or before the time that the information is collected, or that you subsequently consent to.

We will store or process your personal information on servers in the United States.  In consequence, your personal information may be accessed by the courts, law enforcement and federal and state authorities in accordance with applicable laws.

Disclosure of Information

We may disclose personal information:

  1. To third party service providers and to affiliated entities to enable them to carry out work on our behalf.
  2. As required or permitted by law, and to law enforcement agencies and private parties for the purposes of investigating fraud or other offences.
  3. To legal, financial, insurance, and other of our advisors in connection with the sale, reorganization, or management of all or part of our business or operations.
  4. As consented to by you from time to time, including to fulfill any other purposes that are identified when the personal information is collected.

Consent

By submitting personal information to us through your registration or otherwise by using the Services, you agree that we may collect, use and disclose such personal information as described in and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as permitted or required by law.

Links

The Site may contain links to other sites, including co-branded sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites. You should review the privacy policies of the sites that you visit. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us in connection with the Site.

Children

  • We do not invite or encourage children to visit our Site.  If your are under the age of 18, you should not send to us any information about yourself
  • We do not knowingly collect or use any personal identifiable information from online visitors younger than 13 years of age.

Security

Data transmissions over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems.  We protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information with security measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, including through the use of physical, organizational, and technological measures and appropriate training of employees. However, it is possible that any information transmitted via the Internet may be intercepted by unknown third parties. We therefore encourage you to carefully ensure security through virus screening software, browser settings, the setting of passwords that are known only to you and are difficult to guess, and other security measures available to individuals and/or companies.

Opt-Out

You are given the opportunity to (i) opt out of receiving communications from us, or (ii) remove your personal information from our records. If you wish to opt out of receiving further communications, you can unsubscribe via a link on any email communication or contact us by email or phone using the contact information provided below.

Corrections/Contact

You may contact us to modify or correct any of your personal information that is under our control. You may also direct a written complaint regarding compliance with this Privacy Policy to us and, within a reasonable time upon receiving the written complaint, we will conduct an investigation into the matter. Within a reasonable time of concluding the investigation, we will inform you whether the complaint will be allowed or denied. If allowed, we will take appropriate measures necessary to rectify the complaint.

Governing Law and Exclusive Venue.

This Privacy Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby agree that any cause of action you may have with respect to the Site must be filed in the federal or state courts located in Cook County, Illinois, within one year after the cause of action arises or the cause is barred.

Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or our collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information in connection with the Site, please contact us as follows:

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Attention: Aaron Roecker
Address: 1800 W Central Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Email: aaron.roecker2@us.bosch.com  Phone:  224-232-2213

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