Privacy Statement

The privacy policies described below, together with our terms and conditions of use sets out the basis on which we process personal data about you. Becton Dickinson Rowa Germany GmbH, which is part of the Becton Dickinson group of companies, respects the privacy of its online visitors.


The Personal Information We Collect

We collect information on or through this site that can personally identify you only when it is voluntarily offered by you. This personally identifiable information may include your name, address, phone number and email address.


Disclosure of your Personal Information

We may share your personal information with service providers who assist us in providing the information and/or services we are providing to you. We may also share your personal information within the BD group of companies which may be located in other countries where data privacy laws may not be equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area. In connection with the sale of one or more of our brands or a part of our business to a different company, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information to a new owner. In all these cases, however, we will take reasonable steps to help safeguard your personal information. We will only share your information under terms and conditions that require recipients to protect the privacy and security of your personal information.

Except as described in this privacy policy or as required by law, we will not share your personal information with any other third party unless we have your consent or you were notified about this practice when we first collected your personal information.


Non-Personal Information

Any non-personal information, communications and material you send to this site or to us by E-mail are on a non-confidential basis. We are free to use and reproduce any such information freely, and for any purpose whatsoever. Specifically, we will be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose, including developing, manufacturing or marketing products. Any information you send to this site must be truthful, not violate the rights of others and be legal.


Cookies

Like many other companies, we use "cookie" technology, where our servers deposit special codes on a visitor's computer. This information helps us determine in the aggregate the total number of visitors to the site on an ongoing basis and the types of Internet browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (e.g., Windows or MacIntosh) used by our visitors. This information is used to enhance your on-line visits. Under no circumstances do we use this information to personally identify visitors or cross-reference the information with any type of personal information that is voluntarily offered on or through the site. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site.


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google"). Google Analytics uses “cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


Security

We will maintain physical, technical and organisational measures to protect your personal information against accidental, unauthorised or unlawful access, unauthorised copying, use, processing, disclosure, alteration, transfer, loss or destruction. We have developed security policies to ensure the integrity of the data we collected about you, and we limit access to that information. Our web servers also employ a high degree of security and we monitor our server security regularly to prevent security breaches.


Access to Your Information and Correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. To obtain a copy of this personal information, please refer to the contact data in the imprint.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.


Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may modify this policy at any time, in our sole discretion and all modifications will be effective immediately upon our posting of the modifications on this site. Unless we specifically provide otherwise, this policy only applies to this site and our online activities, and does not apply to any of our offline activities.


Other Websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.


Marketing

You will only receive marketing materials from us if you have consented to receiving this information. Each individual marketing email that we send out gives recipients the chance to easily opt out of future marketing. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please contact us at the address below.


How to Contact Us

For additional information about our on-line privacy practices, please refer to the adress in the imprint.