Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

B. BRAUN INTERVENTIONAL SYSTEMS INC.
Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
Last Updated:  11/30/2015


PRIVACY POLICY

Anonymous Data Collection

As a matter of principle, you can use B. Braun Interventional Systems Inc.’s (“BIS”) website (“Site”) without informing us who you are.  Unless you submit additional information to BIS via the Site, we are informed only of the name of your Internet service provider, the data transmitted to us by your browser and the pages that you visit in our domains. For these purposes, we use the program Google Analytics. The information collected by this program is only obtained for statistical purposes. As an individual user you remain anonymous.

Google Analytics

Using the technologies provided by Google Analytics ( https://www.google.com/analytics), user data is collected and stored on this Site in an anonymized form. Cookies may be used for these purposes; however, these cookies collect and store data only in a pseudononymous form. The data is not used to personally identify the visitors to this Site and is not combined with other data pertaining to the bearer of any pseudonym. You may disable receipt of cookies using features of your web browser that disable or turn off cookies. With cookies disabled in your browser, the Site's customization features may not function properly.

Collection, Processing and Transmission of Personal Data

Personal data is only collected when you submit the data yourself, as, for example, in an email sent to a BIS representative. Your personal data will not be transmitted to any third party unless you explicitly indicate that this is your wish.

Consent and Use

The submission of personal or business data (including e-mail addresses, names and addresses) is done on an explicitly voluntary basis. In submitting such data you indicate your consent that such data may be collected, stored, processed or used by and/or disclosed to BIS and its affiliates, agents and third party service providers for the purpose of making contact with you, responding to your requests for information, or for other purposes indicated by you, as well as for the protection of our own legitimate business interests. BIS may also disclose personal or business data as may be required by law or a court order, subpoena or other similar legal instrument. Your consent to our use of your personal data may be withdrawn by you at any time by contacting BIS at BISInquiry.us@bbrauninterventional.com

Other Third Party Sites

From time to time, BIS may provide links to other third party websites that it does not control. BIS urges you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party websites at the time you first visit such sites. BIS undertakes no obligation to review or ensure enforcement or compliance with the privacy policy of any website to which it links.

Children’s Privacy

We understand the need to protect children's privacy online (we define “children” as minors younger than 13). We do not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children. We do not knowingly allow children to register with us, communicate with us, or to use any of our online services.

Governing Law and Data Storage

This Privacy Policy and your use of this Site, pursuant to the Terms of Use set forth below, are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America. You should be aware that when you submit your personally identifiable information to BIS through this Site, your information will be deemed sent to BIS from the United States of America, that your information may go to a country that has different privacy laws than your home country and that your information will be handled in accordance with the laws of the United States of America. By providing any personal information to BIS through this Site, all users, including without limitation users in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the submission, collection and processing of such information in the United States of America. Some of BIS’s web pages are targeted towards countries other than the United States and are intended for visitors from those countries. If you are a resident of a country other than the United States and you give BIS personal information through a BIS web page targeted towards your country of residence, that information will be stored and used in accordance with the laws of the country in which the web page is maintained.

Transfer of Information

In the event BIS or one of its affiliates is ever sold to or acquired by another company, BIS reserves the right to transfer ownership of the customer information to the acquiring company.

Changes in this Privacy Policy

If BIS decides to make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, BIS will notify users by posting any such material changes on this page in this section. BIS reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Your use of this Site after changes to this Privacy Policy have been made constitutes acceptance of those changes going forward.

 

TERMS OF USE

B. Braun Interventional Systems Inc. (“BIS”) maintains this site (the “Site”) for your personal information, education, and communication. Please feel free to browse the Site. You may download materials displayed on the Site for non-commercial, personal use only, provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials or otherwise on this Site. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, report, or use the contents of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video, without BIS’s advance written permission. Your access and use of the Site is also subject to the following terms of use (“Terms of Use”) and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Terms of Use.

1. Unless otherwise indicated in these Terms of Use, everything you see or read on the Site is copyrighted or protected by other intellectual property rights and may not be copied or otherwise used, except as provided in these Terms of Use or in the text on the Site, without the written permission of BIS. BIS neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe upon the rights of third parties. 

2. The Site is intended to provide general information about BIS, its products and services, and, unless otherwise expressly indicated on a particular page, is intended only for the U.S. market. Any information contained on the Site is not meant to replace the information contained on the product labeling or, if you are a patient, to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own health care provider. While BIS uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site, the Site is not meant to provide specialist advice concerning the products or services of BIS. BIS makes no warranties or representations as to the Site’s accuracy. BIS disclaims all liability and responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on the Site.

3. Your use and browsing of the Site is at your risk. Neither BIS nor any other party involved in creating, producing, developing or maintaining the Site will be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.  BIS DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT THE SITE WILL BE SECURE; OR THAT INFORMATION ON THE SITE WILL BE COMPLETE OR ACCURATE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BIS OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. BIS also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text or images or your viewing of any video or audio from the Site.

4. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold BIS and its affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, actions and demands, including, without limitation, damages, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fee, resulting in any manner from (i) your breach of these Terms of Use, or (ii) your access to or use of the Site and its content.

5. Any communication or material you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise through electronic forms included on this Site, including any non-personal data, questions, comments, suggestions, requests or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used without restriction by BIS or its affiliates, agents and third party service providers for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, BIS is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information. 

6. Images of products, people or places displayed on this Site are either the property of, or used with permission by, BIS. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms of Use or specific permission is provided elsewhere on the Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

To request the use of BIS photos, drawings, designs, and images of BIS products provided on this Site in books, other printed materials and on-line and internet locations for educational purposes, please contact BIS at BISInquiry.us@bbrauninterventional.com for more information. 

7. The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site, including those of BIS and its affiliates, are registered and unregistered Trademarks of BIS and others.  In addition, BIS products depicted on this Site may be protected and covered in one or more foreign and/or U.S. patents (collectively the “Patents”). Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Patent-protected product or Trademark displayed on the Site without the advance written permission of BIS or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Site. Your misuse of the Trademarks or Patent-protected products displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Terms of Use, is strictly prohibited. Please be advised that BIS will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

8. Any links or pointers to internet sites maintained by third parties that are provided in this Site are for convenience purposes only. BIS has not reviewed all of the third party sites, or the entirety of any third party website, linked to this Site, and any information, products, services or claims on these third party sites are not endorsed, approved, operated or controlled in any respect by BIS. Such third party sites are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, and the linking to off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.

9. By using this Site, you agree not to disrupt or intercept the Site or any of our electronic information posted on this Site or on any of our servers. You also agree not to attempt to circumvent any security features of this Site, and to abide by all applicable local, state, federal and international laws, rules and regulations.

10. BIS may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then-current Terms of Use to which you are bound.