Birr Machines Ltd

Data Protection

Responsible entity

Birr Machines Ltd, Industriestrasse 26, 5314 Kleindöttingen

Entry in commercial register: CH-400.3.444.397-1

Protecting your privacy

Personal information is treated in strict confidence and neither sold nor passed on to third parties. Every person has a right to the protection of his/her privacy as well as to the protection from abuse of personal data, based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and on the Federal Government’s data protection regulations (Data Protection Act). We comply with these regulations.

In close co-operation with our hosting providers, we strive to protect databases as effectively as possible from unauthorised access, loss, abuse and falsification.

SSL encoding

In order to protect your data during transfer, we use encoding methods (SSL) via HTTP, in accordance with the latest technology.

Automatic data processing on this website

When you visit our websites, information transmitted by your browser is automatically stored in our “server log files”. This includes:

  • browser type/version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL (page visited previously)
  • hostname of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • time of the server request.

This usage data forms the basis of statistical, anonymous evaluations, making trends recognisable with which we can improve our range.

Types of processed data

  • Personal data (e.g. names, addresses).
  • Contact data (e.g. email, telephone number).
  • Contents data (e.g. text entered, photos, videos)
  • Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times)
  • Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Purpose of processing data

  • Providing an online range, functions and contents
  • Answering contact enquiries and communicating with users
  • Safety measures
  • Measuring reach/marketing

Making contact

When someone makes contact with us (e.g. via a contact form, by email, phone or social media), the user’s details are processed to manage the contact enquiry. User information may be stored in a Customer Relationship Management System (CRM System) or similar enquiry management to make potential follow-up questions more efficient to process.

We delete enquiries when they are no longer needed. We check this every two years. Statutory archiving obligations also apply.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files which your browser stores when you visit a website. Cookies are used, for example, so you don’t have to log in again when you return to a website or web application. Cookies are also used by web analysis services such as Google Analytics to tag users.

You can prevent cookies from being stored using the relevant setting in your browser. In some cases, you may not be able to use the full extent of all the website’s functions.

Collecting access data and log files

Based on legitimate interest for the purpose of Article 6, Paragraph 1 lit. f. GDPR, we or our hosting provider will collect information about every access to our server where this service is located (so-called server log files). Access data includes the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, data quantity transmitted, a notification about successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (page visited previously), IP address and the requesting provider.

For security reasons (e.g. to resolve abuse or fraud), log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days, and is then deleted. Data that needs to be stored longer as evidence is exempt from deletion until the final resolution of the relevant incident.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google” in the following). Google Analytics uses what is called “Cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and that enable analysis of how you’re using the website. The information generated by the cookie about how you’re using the website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address is shortened by Google within the EU Member States or in other states beyond the European Economic Area that are party to the agreement.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to generate reports about website activities for website operators and to provide other services connected with website and internet use. Google may also pass on this information to third parties if prescribed by law or if these third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will not combine the IP address transmitted by your browser within Google Analytics with other data.

You can prevent the installation of cookies using the relevant setting in your browser software (browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics); we would like to point out, however, that you may not be able to use the full extent of all of this website’s functions in this case. By using this website, you agree to Google processing the data collected about you in the way described above and for the purpose explained herein.

Google Web fonts

In order to present our contents correctly and with an attractive design on any browser, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google web fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on our website. Google web fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache to prevent multiple loading. If your browser doesn’t support Google’s web fonts or prevents access, contents will be displayed in a standard font.

Access to script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. During this process, it is theoretically possible that – but currently not clear whether or for which purposes – operators of such libraries collect data.

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Data Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.