Data protection statement

We collect and use your personal data only in accordance with the Swiss data protection provisions. Information regarding the way in which we collect and use personal data, the scope of the data collected and used and the purposes for doing so is given below. You can access this information on our website at any time.

The body legally responsible for data protection is:

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

 

Collecting general information

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. 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. We statistically evaluate this type of anonymous information in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

SSL encryption

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

Commentary function

If users leave comments in the blog, 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.

Contact

When you contact us via e-mail or our contact form, the information that you provide will be saved for the purpose of processing your query and for any subsequent questions.

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.

By configuring your browser settings accordingly, you can prevent your browser storing cookies. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all or the full functions offered by this website. 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 these 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.

How to configure your cookie settings:

  • Google Chrome: Click on the lock (on SSL-certified websites) or the information symbol (i) at the top left next to the address bar. Select “Cookies (XX used)”.
  • Mozilla Firefox: Click on the lock (on SSL-certified websites) or the information symbol (i) at the top left next to the address bar. Follow the click field to the right and select “Further information”. Cookie management can be found in the “Security” section under “Data protection & history”.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: Click on the cog symbol and select “Internet options”. Under “Advanced” in the “Data protection” area, you can now determine which cookies are to be managed.
  • Microsoft Edge: Click on the “More” symbol at the top right (three dots) and select “Settings”. Under “Data protection and services > Cookies”, you can determine which cookies are to be managed.

Use of script libraries (Google Fonts)

In order to display our content correctly and in a visually appealing manner regardless of the browser used, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google Fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache so that they do not need to be loaded repeatedly. If the browser does not support Google Fonts or prevents access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

The retrieval of script libraries or font libraries will automatically establish a connection to the operator of the library. In the process, it is theoretically possible that the operators of such libraries could collect data. At the moment, however, it is not clear whether they do this or for what purposes.

The data protection statement of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Use of Adobe Typekit

We use Adobe Typekit for the visual design of our website. Typekit is a service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd. which grants us access to a font library. In order to incorporate the fonts used by us, your browser must establish a connection to an Adobe server in the USA and download the font needed for our website. In the process, Adobe is notified that your IP address accessed our website. Further information regarding Adobe Typekit is available in Adobe’s data protection statement which can be found here: www.adobe.com/privacy/typekit.html

Use of Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps API in order to display geographical information. When Google Maps are used, Google also collects, processes and uses data regarding the use of map functions by visitors. More detailed information regarding the processing of data by Google can be found in the Google data protection statement. In the data protection centre, you can also change your personal data protection settings.

Detailed instructions for managing your own data in connection with Google products can be found here.

Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The operator of the corresponding plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a site with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube servers will be established. In the process, YouTube is told which websites you are visiting. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can match your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is launched, the provider will use cookies which collect information regarding user behaviour.

Anyone who has disabled the saving of cookies for the Google ad program should not expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos either. However, YouTube records non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you would like to prevent this, you must block the saving of cookies in the browser.

Further information regarding data protection on “YouTube” can be found in the data protection statement of the provider at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Social plug-ins

Social plug-ins for the providers listed below are used on our websites. You can recognize the plug-ins because they are marked with the relevant logo.

Via these plug-ins, information which can include personal data may be transferred to and used by the service operator. We prevent data being collected by and transferred to the service provider without your knowledge or consent with the help of a 2-click solution. In order to enable a social plug-in that you wish to use, you must first enable it by clicking on the corresponding button. Information will not be collected or transferred to the service provider until the plug-in is enabled in this way. We ourselves do not collect personal data with the social plug-ins or by using them.

We have no influence over what data an enabled plug-in collects and how these data are used by the provider. At the moment, it should be assumed that a direct connection to the provider’s services will be established and at least the IP address and device-related information will be collected and used. The service providers may also attempt to save cookies on the computer used. Details of what specific data are collected and how they are used can be found in the data protection statement of the relevant service provider. Please note: If you are logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor to a specific website.

We have incorporated the social media buttons of the following companies into our website:

Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave - Palo Alto - CA 94304 - USA)

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you arrived at our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google AdWords will place a cookie on your computer. The cookie for conversion tracking will be set when a user clicks on an advertisement placed by Google. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally. If a user visits specific pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can see that the user clicked on the advertisement and was forwarded to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the help of the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their advertisement and were forwarded to a website with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information which could be used to identify users personally.

If you would not like to take part in the tracking procedure, you can refuse to set the cookie needed for it – for example via a browser setting which automatically disables the setting of all cookies or by setting your browser in such a way that cookies from the domain “googleleadservices.com” are blocked.

Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies if you do not want measurement data to be recorded. If you deleted all your cookies in your browser, you will need to reset the relevant opt-out cookie.

Your rights to obtain information, to have data corrected, blocked or deleted, and to object to the processing of data

You have the right to obtain information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or, with the exception of data which must be stored for business purposes, deleted. For more information, please contact our data protection officer. You will find contact details at the very bottom.

In order for us to be able to block data as instructed at any time, these data must be kept in a blocked file for control purposes. You can request that these data be deleted, provided that there is no legal obligation to archive them. If such an obligation exists, we can block your data on request.

You can make changes or revoke your consent to the storage of data for the future by notifying us accordingly.

Changes to our data protection provisions

We reserve the right to amend this data protection statement from time to time to ensure that it complies with legal requirements at all times or to make changes to our services governed by the data protection statement, e.g. when new services are introduced. The new data protection statement will then apply when you next visit the website.

Questions for the data protection officer

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact our data protection officer directly.