OSRAM’s Commitment to Data Privacy Protection
Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to OSRAM; therefore, we conduct our business in compliance with applicable German laws on data privacy protection and data security. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what data OSRAM may collect, how OSRAM uses and safeguards those data and with whom we may share it.
When you access our Web Site , we may automatically (i.e., without any registration) collect data not directly relating to you (e.g. type of internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the Web Site from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed and potentially your IP address).
Purpose of Use
When you do provide us with personal data, we usually use them to respond to your inquiry and to provide you access to specific information or services. We do this also to support our customer relationship with you:
- we may store and process personal data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to better understand your business needs and how we can improve our products and services; or
- we (or a third party on our behalf) may use personal data to contact you about a luminent offer in support of your business needs or to conduct online surveys to understand better our customers’ needs.
OSRAM will collect, use or disclose personal data collected only for the purposes disclosed to you, unless the disclosure:
- is a use of the personal data for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data were collected,
- is required by law or the competent governmental or judicial authorities,
- is necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defense,
- is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as willful attacks on OSRAM´s information technology systems.
Communications or Utilization Data
Through your use of telecommunications services to access our Web Site, your communication data (e.g. IP address) or utilization data (e.g. information on the beginning, end and extent of each access, and information on the telecommunications services you accessed) are technically generated and could conceivably relate to personal data. To the extent that there is a compelling necessity, the collection, processing and use of your communication or usage data will be done in accordance with the applicable data privacy protection legal framework.
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Use of Hotjar
This web site uses Hotjar, a web analysis service of Hotjar Limited headquartered on the Island of Malta (Hotjar). Hotjahr analyzes the online behavior and voice of website users. Hotjar inserts a tracking code which is transmitted to its servers based in Ireland. This tracking code contacts Hotjar’s servers and provides a script to your computer or device accessing our Web Site. The script will capture specific data related to your interaction with that webpage.
You may opt-out from having Hotjahr collect your information when visiting our Web Site at any time by accessing Hotjar’s opt-out page (https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out) and by clicking “Disable Hotjar”.
Hotjar uses so-called cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable Hotjar to conduct an analysis of the use the Web Site.
If you do not wish to have Hotjar cookies placed on your computer, please set your browser preferences to reject cookies before accessing our Web Site. Please note that by doing so, some features of our Web Site may become unavailable. To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete them, visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.
Use of Google Analytics
This Web Site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable us to conduct an analysis of the use of our Web Site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the Web Site will normally be transmitted to a server in the US, where it is stored.
In the case of activating an IP anonymizer for this Web Site, your IP address will however be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or within other member states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a server in the US, where it is abbreviated. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Web Site, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services connected to the Web Site use and the internet use for the benefit of the Web Site operator.
The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be linked to other data retrieved by Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we should point out that in that case you might not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may permanently refuse Google to collect data generated by cookies regarding the use of the Web Site (including your IP address) and to process them by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
As an alternative to the browser plugin or for browsers regarding mobile devices, please click on the following link in order to set an opt-out cookie, which disables Google Analytics to collect data on this Web Site in the future (this opt-out cookie only functions for this browser and this domain. If you delete your cookies on this browser, you have to click again on this link:Deactivate Google Analytics
It is noted that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizetp()”. IP addresses can therefore be processed only in abbreviated form in order to prevent personal references.
Among other things this Web Site uses so-called “cookies” serving to make our internet presence more user-friendly, effective and secure – for instance to accelerate navigation on our platform. Furthermore, cookies allow us to measure the frequency of website visits as well as general navigation. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer system. Please note that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system, mostly so-called “session cookies”. “Session cookies” are characterized by being automatically deleted from your hard drive upon the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us to recognize your computer system during your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). You may certainly decline these cookies at any time provided your browser permits this. Please note that once your browser is set to decline cookies (from our Web Site) certain features of this Web site may not be available or restricted.
OSRAM will not knowingly collect personal data from children without insisting that they seek prior parental consent if required by applicable law. We will only use or disclose personal data about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent pursuant to local law and regulations or to protect a child. The definition of “child” or “children” should take into account applicable laws as well as national and regional cultural customs.
To protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access, OSRAM uses technical and organizational security measures. While OSRAM will take all reasonable efforts to assure links within our content pages are pointing to current, correct and legal sites only, as OSRAM is neither responsible for nor can it affect the privacy practices or the content of other web sites, we cannot guarantee that all linked sites comply with these standards. We are not responsible for any link posted within our community.
Information on Customer Rights and Contacts
You are entitled to obtain information on your saved data free of charge and on how to correct, block or delete this data where applicable. Please contact us with any further inquiries about the collection, processing or use of your personal data. The same shall apply for obtaining information, your requests to block, delete or correct your personal data as well as for withdrawals of granted consents. You can find our contact address in our legal notice.
What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny little text files which are sent to and stored on your device (computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet) by the website you visit. Cookies are stored in your browser file directory. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you revisit the same site so it can recognize your device and improve your experience on each subsequent visit.
What different types of cookies are there?
- Cookies are typically divided into the following categories:
- First-party cookies: first-party cookies are such cookies that are set by the website which is being visited by the user, i.e. cookies placed by OSRAM GmbH when you visit an OSRAM GmbH website.
- Third-party cookies: third-party cookies are cookies which are placed by a domain other than the website which is being visited by the user.
- Session cookies: session cookies are only active during a browser session. They allow to link the actions of a user during a browser session. Session cookies expire when you close the browser or shortly thereafter.
- Persistent cookies: persistent cookies have longer expiration dates which exceed the duration of a browser session. They are activated each time the user revisits the website that created the cookie. They remain on a user´s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. Typical expiration dates for persistent cookies can range from a couple of days to a couple of years.
Which categories of cookies are used for what purposes by OSRAM GmbH?
The OSRAM GmbH uses session cookies and persistent cookies as well as first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
At OSRAM GmbH domains, we employ cookies to generally offer you the best possible user experience, i.e. by remembering your visits to our websites as well as your site preferences and by letting you navigate efficiently between different website pages.
The OSRAM GmbH uses the following categories of cookies for the following purposes:
- Strictly necessary cookies: OSRAM GmbH serves cookies that are essential for running OSRAM GmbH websites and for making the sites work properly; without these cookies, affected features on OSRAM GmbH websites cannot be provided at all. Strictly necessary cookies are typically needed for features like access to secure areas and for shopping baskets.
- Performance / Analytics: OSRAM GmbH collects information about how you use the website, e.g. which pages you visit most often and which errors you experience. This analytical profiling helps us to measure how effective the offered content is and to determine how the website performance could be improved.
Which cookies do we use on our websites?
Web tracking cookies
What are they called?
Session Cookies: “PHPSESSID”; “JSESSIONID”
Web tracking cookies: “CTCNTNM_[hash]”
How long are they active?
Session Cookies: Browser session; Session end (60 min.)
Web tracking cookies: 90 days
What do they do?
We use session cookies to optimize and enhance our websites. Blocked or deleted session cookies do not affect the functionality of the website and its tools and functionalities.
Session Cookies are being used throughout all Osram websites.
Web tracking cookies are being used throughout all Osram websites.
How can I withdraw my cookie consent and change my cookie settings?
You can withdraw your cookie consent at any time. In order to do so, you will need to disable / delete your cookies.
Please note that if you do not accept cookies you will still be able to browse our OSRAM GmbH site, but certain parts and functionalities of OSRAM GmbH websites may not work properly without cookies.
Your internet browser allows you to change your cookie settings. Such browser settings for cookies are typically found in the “options”, “tools” or “preferences” menu of your internet browser. You may also consult the browser’s “help” menu. Different browsers may use different mechanisms to disable cookies.
Please consult the below links for more details on how to manage your cookie settings:
For further information about the deletion or blocking of cookies, please consult:”
Represented by Dr. Olaf Berlien, Ingo Bank and Dr. Stefan Kampmann