Your privacy is important to us. Birko is committed to the privacy of personal information provided by those visiting and interacting with our website. The following statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at other points where personally identifiable information may be specifically requested by us.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website you may provide us with personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis. In addition, we may collect general website use information on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our site. Aggregate information does not identify any particular individual, but allows us to better analyze and meet our customers needs.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
When you register to use the password protected (“Customer Login”) section of our website you provide us with personal information about yourself in order to receive secure access to additional Birko content that we make available to registered users and to your own customer information.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We attempt to provide protection for these electronic communications similar to that employed by us in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone. Your return email address is used to answer the email we receive. It may also be used to notify you of additional product information and improvements, and to inquire about product satisfaction. Your email address is not used for any other purpose and is not shared with outside parties, except as noted herein.
2. Website Use Information
Similar to other commercial websites, Birko uses a standard technology called “cookies” (see the explanation below) and web server log files to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the website visited just before and just after visiting our website.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing the products and services you requested, to monitor the use of the service, in our marketing and promotional efforts and to improve our content and service offerings and customize our site’s content, layout, services and for other lawful purposes. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.
This general tracking information may be shared with others on an aggregate basis. Personally identifiable information or business information will not be shared with parties except: (a) to distributors of our products or manufacturers of products sold through our company to assist in shipping the product to you or for purposes of subsequent service or warranty work and notices or (b) as otherwise required by law.
What Are Cookies?
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.
Sharing and Selling Information:
Birko does not share, sell or provide for any reason any of the information that uniquely identifies a registered user (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights. We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone to protect the safety of our users and the public.
What About Other Websites Linked to Our Website?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website or the information or content contained therein. Links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.
Our Commitment To Data Security:
Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our computers in the United States. The laws on holding personal data in the United States may be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of the very young is important. For that reason we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.This site allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending email messages as soon as technically feasible.
This site allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending email messages as soon as technically feasible.
No business can ensure that technically creative and motivated “hackers” cannot circumvent reasonable efforts to protect personal information in electronic format. We will attempt to provide reasonable protection, but cannot guarantee that these efforts will always be successful in achieving their purpose.