Privacy Statement

1. Introduction

This privacy statement ("Statement") pertains to BirchTech - Software Development & Consulting, the entity that manages this website ("we," "us," or "our" and the "Website"). Your data's security and confidentiality are paramount to us. Whether you're a client, potential client, end-user, or merely browsing our site, we aim to ensure you trust our commitment to safeguarding the information you share. This Statement elucidates our identity and how we handle and protect your data. This platform is intended for a general audience and does not knowingly gather personal details from minors. If you discover that someone under 18 has shared personal information with us, please reach out. By using our site, you recognize and agree to the potential collection and use of your Personal Data as outlined here. This Privacy Policy is an integral part of our Terms of Use.

2. Who We Are & How to Reach Us

BirchTech - Software Development & Consulting. For inquiries, feedback, or concerns regarding this Statement or the data we possess, please contact us at [email protected]. We prioritize addressing all requests swiftly and effectively.

3. Data We Might Gather

"Personal Data" refers to any information that can identify an individual. We obtain Personal Data when you willingly share it with us or interact with our services and websites. We might also acquire such data during our standard business operations. While you can choose not to share certain information, this might limit your ability to utilize some of our services. The data we might collect includes Identity Data, Contact Data, Usage Data, Technical Data, Job application data, and Marketing and Communications Data.

4. How We Collect Your Data

We employ various methods to gather data about you, including direct interactions, automated technologies, and third-party sources.

5. Cookie Usage

Our website, like many others, uses cookies to function correctly and enhance your browsing experience. We utilize various cookie types, including Essential, Functional, Session, Targeting, Social networks, Analytics, and Third-party service cookies.

6. Purpose of Data Processing

We may use your data to enhance your website experience, comply with legal obligations, evaluate our services' effectiveness, and protect our legitimate interests.

7. Legal Grounds for Data Processing

We will process your Personal Data only when legally permissible. This could be when processing is necessary for a contract, legal obligations, or our legitimate commercial interests.

8. Data Recipients

We might share your Personal Data with authorized individuals within our organization, third-party service providers, and when legally mandated.

9. Data Processing Location

Data transfers from the European Union (EU) to non-EEA countries will adhere to GDPR Chapter 5 provisions.

10. Securing Your Information

We prioritize the protection of your Personal Data, employing various security measures to prevent unauthorized access.

11. Storing Personal Data

We retain your Personal Data only as long as necessary for the purposes it was collected or to meet legal requirements.

12. Rights Under EU Data Protection Laws

EU residents have specific rights concerning their data, such as access, correction, erasure, and restriction rights.

13. Special Notification for California Residents

We do not sell your personal data as per the CCPA's intents and purposes.

14. External Links

Our website may feature links to third-party sites. We advise reading their privacy policies when leaving our site.

15. Updates to this Privacy Statement

We may periodically update this Statement. By using our services post any changes, you consent to the updated Statement.

Effective as of 01/2023