Privacy and Cookie Policy

As a visitor to the World Bearing Association’s anti-counterfeiting Web site (“WBA Website”), your privacy, confidence and trust are important to us. Please read this Privacy and Cookie Policy before using the WBA Website.

This Privacy and Cookie Policy describes the use of analytics cookies on the WBA Website, as well as the limited processing of your personal data in this context.

By clicking “Agree” on the WBA Website’s Cookie Banner, you are agreeing to our use of analytics cookies in line with your current cookie setting and in accordance with this Privacy and Cookie Policy. 

1. Introduction

The Federation of European Bearing Manufacturers’ Associations (hereinafter, “we” or “us”), Lyoner Str. 18, 60528 Frankfurt, Germany, is the controller of the personal data processed in the context of this WBA Website.

In general, no personal data about you is collected, used and processed when you visit this WBA Website (i.e. the WBA Website does not offer any opportunity for you to provide us with any personal information about you), except in the context of the use of analytics cookies as described in Section 2 below.

2. Use of analytics cookies

  • What type of cookies does the WBA Website use?

The WBA Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, LLC (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the WBA Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the WBA Website will be transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Before the transfer, this information will be anonymized by removing the last octet of your IP address.

  • For what purposes is the WBA Website using Google Analytics?

Google will process the above information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the WBA Website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not link your IP address with any other data held by Google.

The processing of your personal data in the context of our use of Google Analytics is based on your consent as provided when you click on “Agree” on the WBA Website’s Cookie Banner. You will always be able to withdraw your consent as explained below.

  • What information do we collect through the use of Google Analytics?

Information collected by us through use of Google Analytics includes: number of visitors, referring URLs, shortened IP address, and pages visited.

  • What is the duration of Google Analytics?

Google Analytics expires 2 years from set date at the latest.

  • How can you control, delete or withdraw your consent to the use of Google Analytics?

You can refuse consent to the use of Google Analytics by not clicking on “Agree” on the WBA Website’s Cookie Banner. Furthermore, you may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the WBA Website.

You may also opt out of the collection of your usage data and the processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the add-on for your current web browser from the following link:

For further information about Google Analytics, please see:

Visit a page describing Google Analytics’ use of cookies

Visit Google’s Privacy Overview for Google Analytics

  • Do we track Signals?

At this time, the WBA Website is not configured to respond to web browsers’ Do Not Track signals.

3. Who do we share your personal data with and in which countries do we transfer them?

For the data processing in connection with the use of Google Analytics as described under Section 2 above, Google operates as a data processor, acting on our behalf and under our instructions.

Google is located in the United States, which is a country that has not been recognized by the EU Commission as providing an adequate level protection of personal data. Appropriate safeguards are in place for the transfer of personal data as the U.S. Department of Commerce has approved Google’s certification to the Privacy Shield as fully compliant. View Google’s Privacy Shield certification.

4. What about children’s privacy?

We do not knowingly collect personal information from any person under the age of 16. Children under 16 should not use nor transmit any information to the WBA Website.

5. How do we keep this Privacy and Cookie Policy current?

From time to time, we may revise this Privacy and Cookie Policy at our discretion. Updates and changes will be made available on this page and notified to you by e-mail (where appropriate or required by law and to the extent that we have your e-mail address). As permitted by law, your further use of the WBA Website following the posting or notification of such changes to this Privacy and Cookie Policy will demonstrate your acceptance of those changes.

6. What are your rights?

Subject to specific requirements under applicable law, you, as individual, may have the right to withdraw your consent, to request access, rectification, erasure of your personnel data, the restriction of the processing, data portability, as well as to object to the processing of your personal data under certain conditions. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please submit a request by using the contact details identified in Section 7 below. Please note that, in accordance with applicable law, these rights may not apply in case where we are not in a position to identify you (because our processing does not require identification of the data subject as explained above).

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your competent data protection authority.

7. How to contact us?

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy and Cookie Policy, or if you wish to exercise any of the rights listed above, please send a written request to us by mail at our address mentioned herein, or by e-mail to