Data protection

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and follow the legally valid regulations regarding data protection. On this Website, personal data will be recorded and processed only to the extent necessary for the operation of this online offering. The following declaration provides you with an overview of how we guarantee this protection and what type of data we record and for what purpose.

01 Personal data

Personal data consists of details regarding the personal or factual circumstances of a certain or identifiable natural person. Information that cannot be connected directly or indirectly to your identity, such as the number of users of a page, is not personal data. 

In the case myABB-LivingSpace these consist of data you have made available to us yourself, such as registration data, contact data, or data added in connection with the services used, such as bank data, as well as data of devices which have been allocated to the user account. 

The personal data you have made available to us within the scope of this online offer will be used exclusively for this purpose. Your personal information will not be passed on to third parties unless you grant express permission or if we are obliged to do so based on a law or decision of a court or public authority. An exception to this are order processors, whom we carefully select and contractually obligate to observe our instructions and to strictly adhere to the required technical and organisational measures for data protection.

02 Legal basis for processing

Unless stated otherwise, processing

  • in the case of obtaining permission is based on article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a DS-GVO,
  • for the execution of a contract or answering enquiries is based on article 6, paragraph 1 lit b DS-GVO,
  • for meeting legal obligations is based on article 6, paragraph 1 lit. c DS.GVO,
  • for safeguarding our rightful interests is based on article 6, paragraph 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

03 Usage data on the myABB-LivingSpace service platform

During each usage process, events will be logged, such as which user or which device has accessed the system when and for how long, or which services were used. These data will also be made available to you in the form of a history. The retention time for these types of events is three months. Apart from this, our use of these data occurs solely in anonymous form for statistical purposes.

04 Logging

When accessing our Website, your browser automatically sends data to our webserver for technical reasons. In the process, this data consists of the date and time of access, URL of the referring Website, data called, volume of the transmitted data, browser type and version, operating system, and IP address. This data is evaluated for statistical purposes and then deleted.

04 Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Our Internet pages use cookies at several points. They are intended to make our offering more user-friendly, more efficient, and more secure. Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. You have the possibility to deactivate this function in your browser or to set it in such a way that you can determine whether a cookie should be accepted in individual cases. In this case, however, limitations in the operability of our Website may result.

Note regarding Google Analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the Website to be made. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this Website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. If the IP anonymisation has been activated on this Website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google, but within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states across the European economic area that are part of the treaty. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. Under the authority of the operator of this Website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this Website, compile reports about the activities on the Website, and render additional services for the operator of the Website that are connected with the use of the Website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged by Google with other data. You can block the storage of cookies with the appropriate setting of your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use the full scope of functions of this website. In addition, you can also block the recording of data generated by the cookie and your use of the Website (including your IP address) and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the Browser-Plugin.

06 External links

In order to provide you with optimum information, our pages contain links that refer to the pages of third parties. Since these pages are the Websites of other providers, we have no influence on the content, for which the respective provider is solely responsible. This data protection declaration thus does not apply to the linked pages of third parties.

07 Your rights

You have the right at any time to obtain information regarding the data stored about you, its origin, and the purpose of its storage. Our data protection officer will provide you with information regarding the saved data. To obtain information you must identify yourself as the person in question (about whom the information should be provided) or prove that you are authorised to receive information about a third person.

When the legal prerequisites are met you also have the right to

  • the correction or deletion of your personal data,
  • the limitation of processing,
  • object to the processing,
  • data portability.

If in your view the processing of your personal data by us violates the applicable data protection law, you have the right of complaint at the relevant regulatory authority.

08 Duration of storage and deletion

Your personal data will be deleted in accordance with the data protection law as soon as the purposes for the above-stated storage become inapplicable. However, a storage beyond the achievement of purpose can take place when we are obligated to do so on the basis of legal regulations. In this case, processing will be limited and the data will be deleted after the respective legal obligations have been abolished or been met.

09 Additional information

Your trust is important to us. For this reason, we are available to you at any time to discuss the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions that are not answered by this data protection declaration or if you would like more information on a topic, please contact our data protection officer at any time.

10 Change in the data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is subject to change, for example, due to changes in the law. We thus ask that you read this page regularly.

Status 25.05.2018

11 Your contact person for data protection

Christian Ley
Group Data Protection Officer
ABB Deutschland
Kallstadter Str. 1
68309 Mannheim