Privacy Policy

The controller within the meaning of data protection legislation, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Birchmeier Sprühtechnik AG
Im Stetterfeld 1
5608 Stetten
Schweiz
Telephone: +41 56 485 81 81
Fax: +41 56 485 81 82
E-mail: info@birchmeier.com

Your rights as a data subject

You can exercise the following rights at any time by getting in touch with our Data Protection Officer under the specified contact data:

  • To obtain access to and information about your data that we store and process
  • To demand rectification of inaccurate personal data
  • To demand erasure of your data that we store
  • To demand restriction of data processing if statutory obligations mean we are not permitted to erase your data
  • To object to our processing your data and
  • To demand data portability if you have consented to processing of your data or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have granted us your consent, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future.

You can lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time. The supervisory authority responsible for you depends on the federal state where you have your habitual residence or your place of work or where the alleged infringement occurred. You can find a list of the supervisory authorities (for the private sector) and their addresses at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties

We process your personal data solely for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy. Your personal data is not transferred to third parties for purposes other than those specified. We disclose your personal data to third parties only if:

    • You have given us your explicit consent to do so
    • Processing of it is necessary to perform a contract with you
    • Processing of it is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation
    • Processing of it is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have overriding legitimate interests in your data not being disclosed.

      Recording of general information when you visit our website

      When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes for example the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. None of this information can be traced back to you as a person.

      This information is necessary from a technical point of view in order to provide the website content that you request correctly and must be generated when you use the Internet. It is processed in particular for the following purposes:

    • To ensure a connection to the website is established without problems
    • To ensure our website can be used smoothly
    • To analyse system security and stability, and
    • For other administrative purposes.

Processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest as part of the above-mentioned purposes for collection of the data. We do not use your data so that it can be traced back to you as a person. The recipients of the data are only the controller and, if applicable, the processor.

If applicable, we statistically evaluate this type of anonymous information in order to optimise our website and the technology behind it.

Cookies

Like many other websites, ours also uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. As a result, we automatically obtain specific data, such as your IP address, the browser you use, your operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to launch programmes or transfer viruses to a computer. We can use the information contained in cookies to make surfing easier for you and to ensure our web pages are displayed correctly.

In no case will we pass on the data we record to third parties or link it to personal data without your consent.

It goes without saying that you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are usually set to accept cookies. In general, you can disable the use of cookies at any time by means of your browser settings. Please use the Help functions in your web browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that individual functions on our website might not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Registration on our website

When you register to use our personalised services, some personal data is collected, such as your name, address, and contact and communication data, for example your telephone number and e-mail address. If you have registered with us, you can access content and services we offer only to registered users. Registered users can also change or erase the data they provided when they registered at any time, if necessary. It goes without saying that we will also provide you with information about the personal data we have stored concerning you at any time. We will be pleased to rectify or erase the data if you request, provided no statutory obligations to retain the data prevent that. If you wish to get in touch with us in this connection, please use the contact data stated at the end of this Privacy Policy.

SSL encryption

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use the latest encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Commentary function

If users leave comments on our website, not only the comments themselves but also the time when they were created and the user name previously chosen by the visitor to the website will be saved. This is for our own protection as we can be prosecuted for illegal content on our website even if this content was created by users.

Newsletter

If you have given your explicit consent, we regularly send you our newsletter or similar information by e-mail to the e-mail address you specified.

You only need to disclose your e-mail address so as to receive the newsletter. When you subscribe to our newsletter, the data you provide is used solely for that purpose. Subscribers can also be notified by e-mail about circumstances of relevance to the service or registration (such as changes to the newsletter offering or technical matters).

We require a valid e-mail address so that your registration is effective. In order to verify that the owner of an e-mail address is actually the person who is registering, we use the double opt-in method. As part of that, we log ordering of the newsletter, sending of a confirmation mail and receipt of the requested reply. No further data is collected. The data is used solely for sending the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties..

You can withdraw your consent to storage of your personal data and use of it to send the newsletter at any time. A link to do that can be found in every newsletter. You can also unsubscribe at any time directly on this website and request that by getting in touch with us under the contact data at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Contact

If you get in touch with us with questions, of whatever type, by e-mail or using the contact form, you grant us your voluntary consent to use the data for the purpose of contacting you. A valid e-mail address must be provided for that. That is used to assign the request and subsequently respond to it. Further data can be optionally provided. The particulars you provide are stored for the purpose of handling your request and possible questions in response to it. After your request has been dealt with, personal data is automatically erased.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter referred to as: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. Generally speaking, the information regarding your use of this website generated by the cookie is transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA and stored there. When IP anonymization is enabled on these websites, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other European Economic Area member states. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services relating to website and Internet use for the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser for the purpose of Google Analytics shall not be linked to other data held by Google.

The purposes of data processing are to analyse use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Further related services are then to be provided on the basis of use of the website and Internet. The data is processed on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interests.

You can prevent storage of the cookies by making the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we point out that if you do so, you might not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. You can also prevent recording of the data relating to your use of the website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) by Google and processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: Browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics..

In addition to or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will then be installed on your device. Provided that the cookie remains installed in your browser, this will prevent data being collected by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future.

Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to present geographical information visually. When Google Maps is used, Google also collects, processes and uses data on the use of the map functions by visitors. For more details about data processing by Google, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy. You can also change your personal data privacy settings there in the Safety Centre.

You can find detailed instructions on managing your own data in connection with Google products here..

Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The operator of the plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit a page that has a YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. YouTube is notified of the pages you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent that by logging off from your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies to gather information on user behaviour.

If you have disabled saving of cookies for the Google Ads programme, you can expect that such cookies will not be used when you watch YouTube videos. However, YouTube saves non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you wish to prevent that, you have to block saving of cookies in your browser.

You can find more information on data protection at YouTube in its Privacy Policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de

Amendments to our data privacy regulations

We reserve the right to adapt this Privacy Policy so that it always complies with the latest statutory requirements or to reflect changes to our services in the Privacy Policy, such as when we launch new services. The new Privacy Policy will then apply when you visit our website again.

Submitting questions to the Data Protection Officer

If you have questions on data protection, please send us an e-mail or directly contact the person responsible for data protection at our organisation:

Birchmeier Sprühtechnik AG
Im Stetterfeld 1
5608 Stetten
Schweiz
Telephone: +41 56 485 81 81
Fax: +41 56 485 81 82
E-mail: info@birchmeier.com

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