Privacy Policy

Data privacy

Personal data is information which can be used to find out your identity. This includes information such as your name, address, postal address, telephone number and e-mail address. Information which is in no way associated with your identity (such as the number of users of the site) does not fall into this category. You can use our online services without revealing your identity; you do not need to provide personal data to use the website. If you request information or use the Contact form to demand information then we will request your name and other personal information if it is required. It is your decision as to whether you provide us with such information.

At this point we should also make you aware of the fact that the transfer of all data on the internet is subject to security risks and we are therefore unable to guarantee that your data will be comprehensively protected against access by third parties.

We will save your data on highly secured servers located in Germany. Personal data will be stored, handled and used exclusively for the purposes of transferring information and making contact with you in view of any requests you have made or information you have demanded. Only specially authorised persons, who are employed in sectors dealing with the technical, commercial or editorial maintenance of the server, can access your personal data. As a result of any access made to the website, certain data, which may allow you to be identified, will be saved on our server (i.e. IP address, date of access, time of access and pages visited). The IP address will not be used to identify users and information about users will not be used to create user profiles nor profiles saved under pseudonyms. By providing data you are agreeing to the retrieval and storage of this data. We maintain the right to carry out statistical analysis on any anonymous data as long as this is in line with data privacy laws.

Sharing information with third parties

Your personal data will be used exclusively within departments of Kirin Europe GmbH. We will not disclose your personal data to any third party unless you have given your explicit consent. In the case that data must be provided to authorised bodies then all legal provisions shall be observed.

Protection of minors and age detection

Access to our internet pages may be made by all persons who are the minimum legal age for the consumption of alcoholic drinks (legal drinking age) in their country of residence or older. Our internet pages are designed in order that we are able to demand information regarding the legal drinking age as well as the age of users, and accordingly deny under-age persons access to our internet pages. The age verification system serves this purpose only. Data is not processed in any further way.

In addition, we do not request that children or minors provide us with any personal data before seeking the permission of their parents or guardians. We do not collect such data nor pass it on to third parties.

Right to information, right to amendment or withdrawal

You may, at any time, and at no cost, request information regarding the data which we hold about your person. You may receive information regarding the origins of such data, the recipients of the data and the purpose of data processing. You may also amend the data held, or block or delete data.

You may revoke any consent given for the future collection and use of your personal information at any time. Any such request should be sent via e-mail to info--kirineurope--com or posted to the following address:

Kirin Europe GmbH
Louise-Dumont-Str. 31
40211 Dusseldorf

Kirin Europe GmbH would also like to make you aware of the fact that the group may at any point be legally obligated to hold or to release data.

Use of cookies

Parts of this website use cookies. The default settings of most internet browsers mean that cookies are automatically accepted. You may, however, prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive or change the settings of your browser so that you are immediately informed if cookies are sent. For more information about how this is done please consult the relevant instructions for your browser, provided by the manufacturer.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive of the visitor‘s computer when he or she visits an internet site. Cookies allow information to be held for a specific period of time and allow identification of the computer used for access to the website. In order to improve user-prompting and the individual performance of the website for users, we make permanent use of cookies as well as so-called “Flash cookies”. In addition, we also use “Session cookies”, which are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser. You can set your browser to ensure that you are informed when cookies are placed on your computer or you may activate the “Privacy mode” which is a setting which is available on most browsers. Activation of this setting generally means that no cookies will be saved. Such settings mean that the use of cookies is transparent.

Cookies are used with the objective of ensuring optimal user-prompting on our website. We use any data which is contained within cookies exclusively in anonymous form and we do not carry out any kind of profiling according to individual user behaviours.

Please note: You are asked to accept that if you choose to deactivate the use of cookies then certain presentations and functionalities of the website,, will be limited.

Analysis of website use through Google Analytics, possibility of opting-out

Kirin Europe GmbH uses Google Analytics, a web-based analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) which uses cookies to analyse use of its website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including part of your IP address) by Kirin Europe GmbH will be transferred to a Google server (currently) located in the US where it will be stored. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of Kirin Europe GmbH, for compiling reports about website activity for Kirin Europe GmbH and for providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

You can prevent cookies being stored on your computer by enabling the relevant setting in your browser software; we would, however, also like to point out that if such settings are enabled then you may be unable to fully utilise all functions of the website. Moreover, you may prevent the collection of data related to your use of the website by the cookie (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available via this link:

In view of the discussion regarding the use of analysis tools with full IP addresses, we would like to indicate that before your IP address is transferred to Google it is first shortened within the member states of the European Union and in other countries which are contracted parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA before being shortened.

Further information regarding the collection of data by Google can be found at analytics/ privacyoverview.html

Data privacy policy for the use of Facebook Plug-ins

Kirin Europe GmbH uses ”Facebook plug-ins” offered by the company Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025 in the USA. The Facebook plug-ins can be identified on our site by the Facebook logo or the ”Like button”. You can find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins at: docs/ plugins/.

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a social plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted from Facebook directly to your browser and is incorporated into information about the website. Facebook shall therefore receive the information that you have visited our website using your IP address.

If you are logged into Facebook when using the internet pages, then data about your use of the website will be aligned with the data contained in your personal “Facebook account”.

If, as a logged-in Facebook user, you actively use a “Facebook plug-in” (i.e. by clicking on the “Like” button or by posting a comment), then this data will be transferred to your Facebook account, where it will be published. You can prevent this by logging out of your Facebook account before using our website.

Kirin Europe GmbH obtains little information about the content and extent of the transmitted data nor about the use of such data by Facebook. If you click on a “Like” button, however, Facebook will receive your IP address and information regarding your processor type and your browser version.

Otherwise, the General Terms and Conditions of use of Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, apply. These conditions can be found at legal/terms. The Data Privacy Policy of Facebook Ireland Limited also applies and can be found at about/privacy.