Privacy Policy Statement

General information

The protection of your privacy is particularly important to us. Your personal data will be handled confidentially and in compliance with applicable national and European data protection regulations.

Data processing on this website

For technical reasons, every time you access our website, your internet browser automatically provides our web server with the following data: The current IP address of your internet service provider, the page from which you visited our site, the webpages that you visit within our website, the date and time of your visit, as well as the operating system you used, the name of the browser and the version of the browser. This information is absolutely necessary for the technical transmission of the webpages and the safe operation of the server. No personalised evaluation of this data takes place.

Personal data

We will not collect any personal data over our website without your agreement. You alone decide whether you wish to provide us with this data, for example when making an enquiry or registering to a newsletter. In general we use your personal data to answer your queries and allow you to access special information. BIRKAN GmbH would neither sell your personal data to third parties nor market it in any other way.

If users provide unique identifying information (such as their name, postal address or e-mail address), this information will be used for the sole purpose of responding to their inquiry. It may be necessary to store personal data for a specific purpose. BIRKAN does not make personal information available to others, nor is such information put to commercial use.

SSL encryption

In oder to ensure the highest possible security for the transmission of your data between your web browser and our internet system we use the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypting technology.

Right of access and objection

You are entitled to free information about your stored data at any time as well as the right to correction, refusal of access or deletion of your data.

Cookies

Sometimes, so-called “Cookies” might be used on our website. These are small text files that are transferred from our web server to your workstation. Cookies serve to recognise the workstation used during the next visit and to inform the server of when you last visited which pages on our website. No personal data is contained in the cookies and the cookies are also not linked to any other personal data that we have stored. Cookies can only identify the workstation used, not the user.

If you still do not wish to accept any cookies, you can find out how to deactivate the cookie function in the help section of your browser. This will not restrict the use of our website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which allows an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a server by Google in the USA and is stored there.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to put together a report about the website activities for the website operators and to produce linked services with the website use and the Internet use. Also Google will transfer this information if necessary to third parties, provided that this is legally prescribed or as far as third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Google will associate in no circumstances, in accordance with its own statements, your IP address with the other data which are stored by Google. You can prevent the installation of the Cookies by a suitable setting of your browsers software; we point out to you, nevertheless, the fact that you might not be able to use all functions of this website in this case if necessary fully extensively.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp". This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within one of the Member States of the European Union or the European Economic Area and thus anonymised.

Google also offers the possibility to install a deactivation add-on for the most common browsers, giving you more control over the data collected by Google. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the website itself or to other web analytics services.

If you visit our website from a mobile device (smartphone or tablet), you have to click this link instead in order to deactivate tracking by Google Analytics on these web pages. You can also use this link as an alternative to above mentioned browser add-on. By clicking this link, an “opt-out cookie” is set in your browser which is valid only for this browser and this domain. If you choose to delete the cookies in your browser, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, and you will have to click this link again.

Modifications

We reserve the right to occasionally adapt this data protection statement so that it continually meets the current legal requirements or in order to incorporate changes to our services into this statement, e.g. following the launch of new services.

Contact

If you have any questions which have not been answered by reading this privacy policy or if you would like to have more detailed information about a specific topic, please contact us at any time via the contact data listed in the imprint or by sending an e-mail to .