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This web site has been composed with the greatest possible care to be correct, complete and up to date to the best of our knowledge. Nevertheless, BIRCO cannot provide any warranty for the freedom of the information from errors or for its accuracy. This web site, including the content, the information contained within it and any software made accessible through it, is made available to the user without any warranty of any kind whatsoever, either express or implied. Access to and use of the web site takes place exclusively at the risk of the user. BIRCO excludes all liability of any kind whatsoever for damage which arises directly or indirectly from the use of this web site, insofar as this does not derive from malice or gross negligence of BIRCO. Insofar as not expressly emphasised, our terms and conditions of sales are not affected by the web site and its content. BIRCO can at its own discretion, at any time, in whole or in part, without giving notice, alter this web site and/or cease its operation, and is not obliged to update the web site.

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