This website is owned and operated by Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association, Inc. for the benefit of its participants, partners and other visitors interested in international exchange. Our office is located at 440 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10016.
POLICY SCOPE AND PURPOSE
OUR INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
The types of Personal Information that we receive and use:
(a) Information You Transmit to Us:
In addition to information we collect automatically (as described below), we collect, and for a period of time we store, certain information that you send to us via completion of online forms initiated by you while using this website, including Personal Information. It is always your choice whether to provide any such information, but if you do not supply some items of requested Personal Information, some features or services of this website may not be available to you. If you choose to apply for placement in a professional development internship via Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association, the answers to certain application questions are mandatory and you may not be able to proceed with your application if you choose not to supply the requested information. Other application questions are optional; you may choose to limit certain types of information that you will be requested to provide in answer to them. You may also be asked to respond to additional questions to help us meet your needs, and if you request that materials be sent directly from us or our designee to an individual other than yourself, you will also be asked to submit information about that individual.
We may combine information that you provide to us with other information that is publicly available or that we receive from other sources.
(b) Automatically Collected Information
When you visit this website to register with us, or simply to browse, read or download information, we utilize software that automatically collects and stores the following types of non‐personally identifiable information received from you: (i) information from server logs found on your browser; (ii) click‐through statistics; (iii) your IP address and country; (iv) the type of web browser you are using to access this website; (v) the type of operating system you are using; (vi) the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; (vii) the date and time you access this website and the duration of your visit; and (viii) the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to this website.
Automatically‐collected information of this kind typically provides us with a greater understanding regarding the use of this website, including which pages are the most popular with our visitors. This information also allows us to determine if this website is working properly and to make changes to improve the user’s experience on the website.
Non‐personally identifiable information is automatically collected and stored by one or more third‐party providers. Storage, maintenance, and preservation of that information may be governed in whole or in part by the policies of those providers.
(c) Information from Other Sources
We might receive information about you from other sources that we believe have rights to provide that information to us, and we may add it to our Personal Information.
IF YOU DON’T PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can use this website without providing any Personal Information. However, in order to take advantage of the full capabilities of this website and to obtain access to, and use of, many of the features found on this website, you must provide certain Personal Information. You will be ineligible to receive certain services if you do not provide this Personal Information.
CHOICES REGARDING YOUR DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We gather Personal Information per the “Business Uses” section below, Personal Information is also used for marketing purposes, and to allow customers to participate in promotions and surveys. Additionally, Personal Information is used to communicate with users about services offered and in which they may be interested, to perform business analyses, and to improve the quality of the site and services offered.
We will never sell, rent, license or trade your Personal Information, and we do not otherwise exchange Personal Information gathered on this website to any third parties, except as provided above. We may aggregate and use certain non‐personally identifiable information and may share that information and statistical information derived from it with our marketing partners, advertisers or other third parties for research or marketing purposes. In addition, we may share Personal Information from this website with Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association affiliates in those instances in which the person providing the information: (a) has made a request for information, complaints or comments, or (b) has asked that the Personal Information be so shared. For example, if you order information from us via this website, we may share your Personal Information with an affiliate that fulfills the request.
BUSINESS USES OF INFORMATION
Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association uses or may later elect to use Personal Information you provide to us: (a) for login and marketing purposes; (b) to provide the products or services that you have ordered or requested; (c) to allow you to participate in surveys and promotions; (d) to provide customer service and respond to your requests and inquiries; (e) to protect both you and us against error and fraud; (f) to send information and product and service alerts; and (g) to record usage of this website.
We may use your Personal Information to customize advertising and marketing information regarding our products and services, to contact you regarding our products and services, to enhance product and service offerings, and to fulfill requests. You may also be asked whether you wish to receive information from third parties; upon the initial submission of Personal Information, Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association or those third parties may use your Personal Information to contact you. If you are contacted by Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association or third parties, you may choose to ‘opt‐out’ of further communication and discontinue receipt of marketing emails at any time.
SERVICE PROVIDERS AND VENDORS
We may also share your Personal Information with certain third parties that perform services for us. Those third parties may host this website, operate certain features on this website, receive and process Personal Information via server logs, print or send mailings, authorize and process your payments, provide customer service, analyze data and assist in fulfilling your orders, send emails on our behalf, or otherwise assist us with the operation of this website. Those third parties are not authorized to use or disclose your Personal Information for any purpose other than to perform the services designated by us.
SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
CONSENT TO PROCESSING AND TRANSFERS OF INFORMATION
As part of its business operations, Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association may transfer information that you send to us, including, without limitation, Personal Information, to recipients in countries that do not provide the level of legal data protection common to Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association’s territory of organization. By using this website, you consent to those transfers and to the processing by Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association of that information.
NOTICE FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
This website is considered to be a general audience site and is not intended for use by children. We offer our services and our website for use by adults. Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association does not sell products or offer services that are intended for purchase by children and does not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals under the age of thirteen. Should we find out that we have collected Personal Information from a child under the age of thirteen, we will delete that information from our database. If you are the parent or guardian of a child who has provided Personal Information to us, please inform us as provided under the “Managing Your Information” section below, and we will delete that Personal Information.
However, your Personal Information can never be entirely secure. As with other types of information, it may be transmitted over networks without appropriate security measures and may potentially be accessed, deleted, altered, used or disclosed by unauthorized persons. You can help us to protect your Personal Information by: (a) using a secure web browser; (b) not sharing your password with others; and (c) changing your password frequently (if we should ever ask you to create a password).
MANAGING YOUR INFORMATION
At any time, you are entitled to request access to, and make corrections to, your Personal Information we have collected via this website. If you apply to a Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association program, you will be able to update, change, or delete Personal Information. If you no longer wish for us to process your Personal Information in accordance with your application, you may contact Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association using the point of contact information that you received during the application process or in the “Contact Us” section below and request that Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association remove your Personal Information from our database. Please note that modification of your application status will not stop marketing or advertising content that is ready to be mailed or is queued for transmission to you prior to the time when we can remove your Personal Information or modify your “opt‐in” status.
You can opt-out from receiving information from us that you previously requested or agreed to receive by contacting us as provided in the “Contact Us” section below and communicating your desire to opt-out.
You may opt‐out from receiving further emails by clicking a link at the bottom of any alumni email that you receive. Once you have opted‐out from Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association emails, new emails cannot be sent to your email address.
UPDATES AND CHANGES
If you have questions regarding your privacy on this website, you may email us at
To contact us to opt‐in or opt‐out of receiving information from us, as set forth in the “Managing Information” section above please email us at
Last Updated: June 9, 2015
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under California law, we are required to disclose to our California customers, upon request, the identity of any third parties to whom we have disclosed their Personal Information within the previous calendar year, along with the type of information disclosed, for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.
To make such a request, please write us at