Data protection

Protection of personal data is important to us. So everything Siemens does, Siemens does in accordance with applicable laws on data security and personal data protection. Below you can learn what information Siemens might gather, what Siemens does with it, and whom Siemens might make it available to.

Personal data

Our websites do not gather any personal data (i.e. names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses) except when you give us such information voluntarily, for example by registering or answering surveys, or give us permission, or when applicable data protection laws allow it.

Copyrights

Copyright 2009 SEG Hausgeräte GmbH Munich, Germany. All rights reserved. Text, images, graphics, sound, animation, videos and their arrangement on BSH websites are protected by copyright and other laws. The content of these websites may not be copied, published, changed or made available to third parties for commercial use. Furthermore, some of the images used on the website are under third-party copyright.

Trademarks

Except where otherwise stated, all trademarks on this website are trademarked, This applies in particular to the Siemens brand, rating plates, company logos and emblems.

E-mail newsletter

The Siemens home appliances newsletter is copyrighted. It may be downloaded for private use or for transfer in whole for private purposes. Commercial use, especially reproduction in other newsletters or websites (including in excerpt form) requires the publisher's consent.

Intended purpose and use as intended

Intended purpose

In general Siemens uses personal data made available by you for the purpose of answering your requests, processing your orders or providing you access to certain information or offers. It can also be necessary to store your personal data and make it available to your worldwide subsidiaries in order to maintain the customer relationship, respond better to your wishes, improve our services, or so that Siemens (or a third party acting on our behalf) can use this personal data to inform you of Siemens offers that are useful for your business activity, or to do online surveys so that Siemens can meet customer wishes and requests better.

Naturally Siemens respects your wishes if you do not want to make your personal data available for the maintenance of our customer relationship (in particular for direct marketing or market research purposes). Siemens will not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties, except companies in the Siemens group.

Use as intended

Siemens will gather, process and use personal data made available by you only for the purposes stated by you, except where such gathering, processing or use is for a purpose directly related to the original purpose, or is necessary for the preparation, negotiation and performance of a contract with you, or due to legal requirements or official or court instructions, or is needed to demonstrate or defend against lawsuits, or to prevent misuse or other illegal activity such as malicious attacks on Siemens systems for the provision of data security.

Data storage and use

Communication or use-related information

If you use telecommunications services to access our websites, communications-related data (such as Internet protocol addresses) or use-related data (such as start and duration of use, and the telecom services used by you) will be automatically generated by technical means. This may allow conclusions to be drawn concerning personal data. Where gathering, processing and use of your communications-related or use-related data is necessary, they are subject to legal data-protection regulations.

Automatically gathered non-personal data

When you access our websites, occasionally information will be gathered automatically (i.e. not via registration) which cannot be linked to a specific person (such as browser, operating system, domain name or the website you came from, number of visits, average visit duration, pages viewed). Siemens and our worldwide subsidiaries use this information to monitor the attractiveness of our websites and improve their performance and content.

Minors

Siemens does not gather personal data from minors without explicitly stating that such data may only be transferred with parental consent, when applicable laws provide for this. Siemens only uses or transfers personal data from minors as allowed by law to get legally mandated parental consent or to protect children. The terms "minor" and "minors" are to be understood here according to national laws and cultural customs.

Security and links to other websites

Security

Siemens takes technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from unintended or illegal deletion or modification and from loss, unauthorized transfer and unauthorized access.

Links to other websites

Siemens websites contain links to other websites. Siemens is not responsible for the data protection policies or content of said other websites.

Contact

If you have suggestions or complaints about the use of your personal data, you can contact our data protection supervisor. Should incorrect information be stored despite our efforts to maintain correct data, we will change it at your request.

BSH Hausgeräte AG
Paul Fischer
BSH Schweiz AG Data Protection Supervisor
Fahrweidstrasse 80
CH-8954 Geroldswil