Data privacy

Data protection matters to us

Thank you for your interest in our company and in our products and services. We would like you to feel safe while you are visiting our website, including with regard to the protection of your personal data. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to inform you how we abide by the data privacy laws at Biffar and to explain what information we collect while you are visiting our website and how it is used.

Collection and processing of personal data

Personal data are only collected and saved if you volunteer this information to us in one of many ways, such as by completing our contact form or by sending emails in the process of ordering products or services, making inquiries or asking for product information. These personal data shall be processed solely for the purposes of providing the services requested and protecting our own legitimate business interests.
The data and content shall remain in our company and with our provider. We shall not forward your personal data to third parties in any form, except in cases where we are required to forward your personal data to our service providers, such as shipping companies and suppliers (cf. section 28 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG)). In the aforementioned cases, the data which are sent shall be limited to the minimum required.

Collection of other data

General data will automatically be collected when you visit the Biffar website, independently of any requested information, but this general information will not bear personal reference in the manner in which it is used. The relevant web servers will save, as standard, the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting our site, the pages which you visit on our website, and your IP address.
This information will be analysed anonymously (e.g. by Google Analytics). It will be used for the sole purpose of improving the appeal, content and functions of our website. We have technical and organisational measures in place to ensure that the data protection laws are upheld whenever data are forwarded to external service providers.

Cookies

We only use cookies in certain sections of our website where it is necessary for the processing of orders and provision of services. Cookies are small files which facilitate navigation on repeat visits to our website.  You can change your browser settings to prevent the use of cookies if you so wish (please refer to your browser help topics for instructions on changing the settings).

Links

This data privacy statement does not apply to any external links which you may use from our website. We therefore recommend that you also read the data privacy statements of the operators of the relevant sites.

Storage period / deletion of data / right of objection

We store personal data for as long as is necessary to provide a service which you have requested or to which you have granted your consent. Moreover, we shall delete the data if you send us a request to this effect unless we are otherwise compelled by law, such as by commercial and fiscal legislation, to save records for longer periods. Data may be blocked, where necessary, as an alternative to deletion.
You may also request that the data be blocked instead of deleted (right to object to the processing and use of the data). Please send an email with any such requests to “widerruf(at)Biffar.de” or write a letter to this effect to the relevant office (for the correct address, please see section entitled “Data processing office” at the end of this policy statement).

Right to withdraw advertisement consent

You may withdraw your consent agreeing to the use of your data for advertising purposes and may do so at any time irrespective of the use of the data for legal transactions. Please send an email to this effect to “widerruf(at)Biffar.de” or write a letter to this effect to the relevant office (for the correct address, please see section entitled “Data processing office” at the end of this policy statement).

Right to information / amendments

You may ask for information at any time about your personal data held on our systems and the source of the data. Please put any such requests in writing and send them to our email address “Datenschutz(at)Biffar.de” or to our postal address. You can also notify us of any changes to your personal data in this way. You may also obtain, on request, our public register listing the content and volume of data held on our systems (see address in section entitled “Data processing office” at the end of this policy statement).

Security

Biffar has technical and organisational security measures in place to protect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised parties. In cases involving the collection and processing of personal data, the information is sent in encrypted form in order to prevent misuse of the data by third parties. We reserve the right to change our security procedures and data protection systems if technical developments so dictate.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” which are text files saved on your computer to enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website traffic for the website operators and providing other services relating to the use of the website and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the installation of the cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use the full range of functions on this website. In using this website, you are effectively allowing Google to process the data you have provided in the above manner and for the aforementioned purpose.

Your data are anonymous and secure on our systems

Your IP address is also anonymised on our systems and cannot therefore be traced back to you. The last octet of your IP address is removed via modifications to the Google Analytics code, preventing the generation and expansion of usage profiles and blocking access to your name or address.
If you would like to prevent your data from being recorded by Google Analytics as a general principle, you can opt out by downloading a browser add-on under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Data processing office /
address to request information about personal data held on systems and to request the public register of processing information

Biffar GmbH & Co.KG
In den Seewiesen
67480 Edenkoben
Germany
export(at)biffar.de

06323-8010

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