Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how we process personal data when you visit our website.

  1. What is personal data?

    Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This may involve data that can be personally related to you, for example names, addresses, email addresses, or user behaviour.

  2. Data Controller

    The data controller pursuant to Article 4 no. 7 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Kirin Europe GmbH, Louise-Dumont-Str. 31, 40211 Dusseldorf, kirineurope@kirin.de

  3. What personal data do we collect?

    Our website is primarily for informational use. Interested users can inform themselves about our company and our products and services. The data and information we collect can be categorized as follows:

    Automatically collected data: When you access and use our website, we automatically collect information, including personal data, about the technologies you use and information about how you use these and our website.

    Log files and device information: Log files contain data that your browser automatically transmits to our web server. These log files contain information about

    • your IP address;
    • the date and time of the request;
    • the requested URL (the specific webpage);
    • the access status/HTTP status code;
    • the extent of transmitted data;
    • the referrer-URL;
    • the browser type and the browser language settings.

    Cookies/Beacons: We use cookies and web beacons and also allow our business partners to use these tracking technologies on our website. Cookies are small pieces of information that your browser automatically stores in your device's memory. Cookies contain a variety of data, such as information about the websites you visit, the frequency of page views and the actions you take on our website. We use cookies also for age verification. These data are pseudonymized, so that an allocation of the data to a particular user is no longer possible. For more information about the cookies we use and how we use these technologies, please see our cookie policy.

    Data and information provided by you: If you contact us with general questions about our company and our products or write to us in case of issues with products, we will store and process your personal data transmitted with the inquiry. Under the section "Contact Us" we provide you with a contact form and request the information marked with an asterisk (*). It is your free decision which information and data you provide to us. However, we reserve the right to reject inquiries which do not contain minimum information on your identity. If necessary, we will contact you and request further data and information in order to process your inquiry to your full satisfaction.

  4. How do we use the data we collect from you? On what legal basis is the use based?

    We use, store and process information, including personal data, on you, for the following purposes and on the following legal basis:

    Provision, improvement, development and security of the websites: We use log files to make the website, including its functionalities, available to you. We also use the information and data to optimize our website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. For this purpose, your IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.

    We use log files as part of our legitimate interest in the availability and continuous development of our website. The legal basis for the use of the log files is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

    Analysis: We use the information and data generated by cookies to analyse the use of our website. This enables us to find out more about the number of visits to a web page, user behaviour or the length of your stay and to draw conclusions about which content on our website is particularly interesting and which is less interesting for visitors. We may take this into account in future updates and redesigns of our website.

    We have a legitimate interest in analysing the use of our websites. This is the only way we can find out whether and how our website meets with any interest at all and which puts us into a position to better plan and use our resources. The legal basis for the use of cookies for analytical purposes is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

    Communication: We use the data that we request from you or that you provide to us in connection with your enquiry when you contact us in order to respond to your enquiry as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    The use of your data in the context of communication with you corresponds to our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. As far as it concerns a concrete inquiry to our products, in particular in case of an order, the use of your data is required for performance of the contract and/or for the performance of pre-contractual measures on your request in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

  5. Will the data and information on me be shared with others?

    For the already mentioned analysis purposes, we use the analytical service of Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google Analytics”). Google Analytics is an analytical tool that provides us with information on the use of the website. For this purpose, we or Google place cookies on your computer which record your behaviour on our website and transmit it to Google. Google uses these data to compile analysis reports on the use of our website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

    We activated the IP anonymization of Google Analytics. Prior to transmission to the Google servers in the USA, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the EEA. That makes it untraceable. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

    For more information on Google Analytics, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

  6. How long will my data be stored?

    We only store your data provided to us for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the respective purpose for which you have transmitted your data to us or to comply with legal requirements.

    Log files are erased once the respective session has ended. Log files for security purposes and as a precaution against attacks on our websites are automatically erased after 7 days at the latest. The data and information obtained by Google Analytics are automatically erased after 14 months.

  7. Will data also be transmitted to recipients outside the European Union or outside the European Economic Area (EEA)?

    We share personal information with contractors located in non-EEA countries. In this case, we ensure that the recipient either has an adequate level of data protection (e.g. based on an adequacy decision of the EU Commission for the respective country, a self-certification of the recipient for the EU-US Privacy Shield or the agreement of so-called EU standard contractual clauses of the European Union with the recipient) or sufficient consent.

    We can provide you with an overview of the recipients in third countries and a copy of the concretely agreed regulations to ensure the appropriate level of data protection. Please use the information in the section „Contact“ below.

  8. What rights do I have?

    In accordance with applicable data protection law, you have the right to access, rectification, portability and erasure of your personal data.

    Your right of objection in connection with Google: You can prevent Google from storing cookies in various ways by

    • setting your browser to not accept cookies. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent;
    • downloading and installing the browser add-on offered by Google for the product "Google Analytics" from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en;
    • if you are using a browser on a mobile device and can’t install the add-on or want to opt-out for only our homepage, you can disable being tracked by Google Analytics by clicking the following link: Analytics Opt-Out
      If you do so, your opt-out setting will be saved with a cookie. If you decide to delete all cookies, you need to click this opt-out link again.

    Your right of complaint to a supervisory authority: Without prejudice to the rights described above, you have the right of complaint to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, work or suspected infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GDPR.

    The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.

  9. Contact

    Please contact us in case of any questions and suggestions in terms of data protection:

    Kirin Europe GmbH
    Louise-Dumont-Str. 31
    40211 Dusseldorf
    kirineurope--kirin--de