World Bearing Association (“WBA”) is a group without legal personality composed of three bearing manufacturers’ associations, themselves composed of different manufacturers (the “participating companies”, as indicated on WBA’s anti-counterfeiting website at https://www.stopfakebearings.com. The WBA App is operated by oneIDentity+ GmbH,Steinheilstrasse 10, 85737 Ismaning, Germany (hereinafter , “we” or “us”).
The WBA App gives an indication of authenticity of a given bearing product by allowing the user to check (through scanning a QR / DMC code with its mobile device) if a globally unique code on a bearing, a bearing package or a label is registered as a valid product code in a participating company’s database and was not checked too many times.
2. Does the WBA App process any personal information?
You can download, install and use the WBA App without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.
In general, we do NOT collect any personal information about you when you download, install or use the WBA App. Without prejudice to the processing described below, no personal information about you is collected, stored or otherwise processed in the WBA App (i.e. the WBA App does not offer any opportunity for you to provide us with any personal information about you and we do not collect any personal information automatically from your device).
We may process non-personal aggregated information about the use of the WBA App for statistics purposes.
For your full information, the only personal information that could be processed in relation to your use of the WBA App (it being noted that such information will not be processed by WBA in the App) – if you so elect – is the following:
– the information you provide yourselves if and when you contact us or a participating company to ask a question or express a concern, or when you decide to send a report about a possibly counterfeit product by email to a participating company, for the sole purpose of answering your question or addressing your concern, and, in such case, you will be informed about all aspects of the processing of your personal data and of your rights under applicable data protection legislation in due time by the relevant data controller; no personal information in that respect is processed nor stored in the App.
For the above purposes, WBA and participating companies always act as independent entities and, where relevant, independent controllers.
3. Links to external websites
5. What are your rights?
If you do not longer wish to use the WBA App, we invite you to de-install the WBA App from your device.
You always have the right to lodge a complaint with your competent data protection authority.
6. How to contact us?