Biomed Diagnostics recognizes the fundamental importance of privacy, security and data protection to our customers and partners worldwide. As a global organization, with legal entities, business processes, management structures, and technical systems that cross international borders, we strive to provide protections across all of our operations that exceed legal minimums and to deploy consistent, rigorous policies and procedures.
This Privacy Statement informs you of our privacy practices and of the choices you can make about the way we collect and use information about you, including information that may be collected from your online activity, use of devices, and information provided to Biomed Diagnostics for purposes of recruitment or employment consideration.
This Privacy Statement applies to all Biomed Diagnostics companies as well as Biomed Diagnostics-owned websites, domains, services, applications, and products, and those of our subsidiaries (collectively “Biomed Diagnostics Services”).
We have an accountability-based program and are committed to the following principles, which are based on internationally-recognized frameworks and principles of privacy and data protection:
LAWFULNESS, FAIRNESS & TRANSPARENCY
We process personal data in accordance with law and with transparency and fairness to you. Our data processing activities are conducted: 1) with your consent; 2) in order to fulfill our obligations to you; 3) for the legitimate purposes of operating our business, advancing innovation and providing a seamless customer experience; or 4) otherwise in accordance with law.
NOTICE & CHOICE OF DATA USE
We are transparent and provide clear notice and choice to you about the types of personal data collected and the purposes for which it is collected and processed. We will not use personal data for purposes that are incompatible with these Principles, our Privacy Statement or specific notices associated with Biomed Diagnostics Services.
We provide you with reasonable access along with the ability to review, correct, amend or delete the personal data you have shared with us.
DATA INTEGRITY & PURPOSE LIMITATION
We only use personal data for the purposes described at the time of collection or for additional compatible purposes in accordance with law. We take reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is accurate, complete and current.
To protect personal data against unauthorized use or disclosure we implement strong information security controls in our own operations and offer market-leading products and solutions with high levels of data security protection.
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ONWARD TRANSFER
We acknowledge our potential liability for transfers of personal data among Biomed Diagnostics entities or to third parties. Personal data will only be shared when third parties are obligated by contract to provide equivalent levels of protection.
RECOURSE, OVERSIGHT & ENFORCEMENT
We are committed to resolving any concerns regarding your personal data. We voluntarily participate in several international privacy programs that provide recourse to individuals if they feel Biomed Diagnostics has not adequately respected their rights.
As a global company, it is possible that any information you provide may be transferred to or accessed by Biomed Diagnostics entities worldwide in accordance with this Privacy Statement and on the basis of the following International Privacy Programs.
EU-US PRIVACY SHIELD
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Biomed Diagnostics has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint. If your complaint is not resolved through the above channels, under limited circumstances you may be able to invoke binding arbitration before a Privacy Shield Panel.
Biomed Diagnostics is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, or any other U.S. authorized statutory body.
We collect and use personal data to manage your relationship with Biomed Diagnostics and better serve you by personalizing your experience and interaction with us. Examples of how we may use your data include:
Providing you with a seamless customer experience by maintaining accurate contact and registration data, delivering comprehensive customer support, offering products, services and features that may interest you and enabling you to participate in contests and surveys. We also use your data to deliver a tailored experience, personalize the Biomed Diagnostics Services and communications you receive and create recommendations based your use of Biomed Diagnostics Services.
Assisting you in completing transactions and orders of our products or services, administering your account, processing payments, arranging shipments and deliveries and facilitating repairs and returns.
PRODUCT SUPPORT & IMPROVEMENT
Improving the performance and operation of our products, solutions, services and support, including warranty support and timely firmware and software updates and alerts to ensure the continued operation of the device or service.
Communicating with you about Biomed Diagnostics Services. Examples of administrative communications may include responses to your inquiries or requests, service completion or warranty- related communications, safety recall notifications, or applicable corporate updates related to mergers, acquisitions or divestitures.
Maintaining the integrity and security of our websites, products, features and services and preventing and detecting security threats, fraud or other criminal or malicious activity that might compromise your information. When you interact with us, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your personal data. We may also maintain additional security measures, such as CCTV, to safeguard our physical locations.
Conducting ordinary business operations, including recruiting, verifying your identity, making credit decisions if you apply for credit, conducting business research and analytics, corporate reporting and management, staff training and quality assurance purposes (which may include monitoring or recording calls to our customer support) and outreach.
RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Innovating new products, features and services using research and development tools and incorporating data analysis activities.
Providing personalized promotional offers (in accordance with your Privacy Preferences) on Biomed Diagnostics Services and other selected partner websites (for example, you might see an advertisement for a product on a partner site that you have recently viewed on a Biomed Diagnostics site). This may involve the use of Automatic Data Collection Tools. We might also share some of your information with marketing service providers and digital marketing networks to present advertisements that might interest you. To learn more, read How Biomed Diagnostics uses Automatic Data Collection Tools.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAW
Compliance with applicable laws, regulations, court orders, government and law enforcement requests, to operate our services and products properly and to protect ourselves, our users and our customers and to solve any customer disputes.
Personal data is any information that personally identifies you or from which you could be identified either directly or indirectly. We may collect your personal data through your use of Biomed Diagnostics Services or during conversations or correspondence with Biomed Diagnostics representatives.
The personal data we collect from you depends on the nature of your interaction with us or on the Biomed Diagnostics Services you use, but may include the following:
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE DIRECTLY
You are not required to share the personal data that we request, however, if you choose not to share the information, in some cases we will not be able to provide you with Biomed Diagnostics Services, certain specialized features or be able to effectively respond to any queries you may have.
INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED ABOUT YOUR USE OF Biomed Diagnostics SERVICES
INFORMATION FROM THIRD-PARTY SOURCES
In order to provide certain Biomed Diagnostics Services at an enterprise level, your business contact data may be provided to Biomed Diagnostics by a designated entity within your business or enterprise. Where necessary, we may also use information provided by you or your employer, together with information from publicly-available and other online and offline sources, to conduct due diligence checks on business contacts as part of our anti-corruption compliance program. If applicable, we may also receive information from fraud prevention agencies or from credit reporting agencies in connection with credit determinations.
We also receive non-personal data, such as aggregated or de-identified demographic/profile data, from third-party sources such as companies that specialize in providing enterprise data, analytics and software as a service.
In order to ensure data accuracy and offer a superior customer experience by providing you with better personalized services, content, marketing and ads, we may link or combine the information that we collect from the different sources outlined above. For example, we may compare the geographic information acquired from commercial sources with the IP address collected by our Automatic Data Collection Tools to derive your general geographic area. Information may also be linked via a unique identifier such as a cookie or account number.
Biomed Diagnostics does not knowingly collect information from children as defined by local law and does not target its websites or mobile applications to children.
To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure and to ensure the appropriate use of your information, we utilize reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect and process. Biomed Diagnostics retains data as required or permitted by law and while the data continues to have a legitimate business purpose.
When collecting, transferring or storing sensitive information such as financial information we use a variety of additional security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When we transmit highly-confidential information (such as credit card number or password) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as later versions of the Transport Layer Security (“TLS”) protocol.
As part of real-time payment processing, we also subscribe to fraud management services. This service provides us with an extra level of security to guard against credit card fraud and to protect your financial data.
We will only share your personal data as follows:
SHARING WITH SERVICE PROVIDERS
We retain service providers to manage or support certain aspects of our business operations on our behalf. These service providers may be located in the US or in other global locations and may provide services such as credit card processing and fraud management services, customer support, order fulfillment, product delivery, content personalization, advertising and marketing activities (including digital and personalized advertising), IT services, email service providers, data hosting, live-help, debt collection and management or support of Biomed Diagnostics websites. Our service providers are required by contract to safeguard any personal data they receive from us and are prohibited from using the personal data for any purpose other than to perform the services as instructed by Biomed Diagnostics. We also take steps to provide adequate protection for any transfers of your personal data in accordance with applicable law.
Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, Biomed Diagnostics decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses. In such transactions, we may disclose or transfer your personal data to prospective or actual purchasers or receive personal data from sellers. Our practice is to seek appropriate protection for your personal data in these types of transactions.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAW
We may also share your personal data when we believe, in good faith, that we have an obligation to: (i) respond to duly authorized information requests of law enforcement agencies, regulators, courts and other public authorities, including to meet national security or other law enforcement requirements; (ii) comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, or court order; (iii) investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other criminal or malicious activity; (iv) enforce/protect the rights and properties of Biomed Diagnostics or its subsidiaries; or (v) protect the rights or personal safety of Biomed Diagnostics, our employees, and third parties on or using Biomed Diagnostics property when allowed and in line with the requirements of applicable law.
SHARING WITH OTHER THIRD PARTIES
Choosing Your Privacy Preferences
You have the option of subscribing to communications from us related to specific Biomed Diagnostics Services.
You can also choose to receive Biomed Diagnostics general communications and you can select how those communications are delivered – e.g., via postal mail, email, telephone, fax, mobile device or online. You can make or change your choices about receiving either subscription or general communications at the data collection point or by using other methods, which are described in the following sections. These options do not apply to communications primarily for the purpose of administering order completion, contracts, support, product safety warnings, driver updates, or other administrative and transactional notices where the primary purpose of these communications is not promotional in nature.
Subscription communications include email newsletters, software updates, etc. that may be expressly requested by you or which you consented to receive. After you request such communications, you may opt out of receiving them by using one of the following methods:
Our general communications provide information about products, services, and/or support. This may include new product or services information, special offers, personalized content, targeted advertising or invitations to participate in market research or compliance reviews.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device, or more technically, to the browser that you use on that device, when you visit a site. The entity that places cookies on your browser can then read the information on that cookie that it set. Cookies are typically classified as either “session cookies” which do not stay on your device after you close your browser or “persistent cookies” which will usually remain on your device until you delete them or they expire.
Different cookies are used to perform different functions which we explain below:
Some cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, we cannot enable appropriate content based on the type of device you are using.
These cookies allow us to remember choices you make on our websites (such as your preferred language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personalized features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
We use our own cookies and/or third-party cookies and other identifiers (such as Web Beacons) to see how you use our websites and services in order to enhance their performance and develop them according to the preferences of our customers and visitors. For example, cookies and web beacons may be used to: test different designs and to ensure that we maintain a consistent look and feel across our websites; track and provide trend analysis on how our users interact with our websites and communications; track errors and measure the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns.
The data collected will generally be aggregated to provide trends and usage patterns for business analysis, site/platform improvement and performance metrics. Our cookies or the resulting analysis may be also shared with our business partners. The type of information we collect includes how many visitors visit our websites, how many customers log in, when they visited, for how long and which areas of our websites and services but is generally not used to identify you individually. We may also receive similar information about visitors to our partner websites.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING COOKIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES
We do allow advertisers and other third parties (such as select retail partners) to place cookies on our websites to allow them to show you advertisements both on and off Biomed Diagnostics websites that are more relevant and useful to you. We may use remarketing tags (e.g., Google and Bluekai) to allow our retail partners to advertise products which you have browsed on our site. However, we do not share any information with these advertisers and third parties that will directly identify you. These advertisers and other third parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providers they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized ad or content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards.
SHARING OTHER INFORMATION WITH ADVERTISERS
We may also transfer information about you to ad technology providers so that they may recognize your devices and deliver interest-based content and advertisements to you. The information may include your name, postal address, email, device ID, or other identifier in encrypted form. The providers may process the information in hashed or de-identified form. These providers may collect additional information from you, such as your IP address and information about your browser or operating system; may combine information about you with information from other companies in data sharing cooperatives in which we participate; and may place or recognize their own unique cookie on your browser. These cookies may contain demographic or other data in de-identified form.
Cookies may also be used when you share information using a social media sharing button on the websites. The social network will record that you have done this. This information may be linked to targeting/advertising activities. The types of cookies used by these third parties and how they use the information generated by them will be governed by those companies’ privacy policies. For information on how to opt out of targeting advertising, please see the above websites for more detail or go to Your Choices Regarding Automatic Data Collection & Online Tracking.
OTHER AUTOMATIC DATA COLLECTION TOOLS
We may use and permit select third parties to use web beacons (usually in combination with cookies) to compile information about your website usage and your interaction with email or other communications, to measure performance and to provide content and ads that are more relevant to you. A web beacon (also called a web bug or clear GIFs) is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that can be embedded in online content, videos, and emails, and can allow a server to read certain types of information from your device, know when you have viewed particular content or a particular email message, determine the date and time when you viewed the beacon, and the IP address of your device. For instance, we may include web beacons in our promotional email messages or newsletters to determine whether our messages have been opened or acted upon and whether our mailing tools are working correctly.
Embedded Web links
Emails from Biomed Diagnostics, Internet keyboard keys preconfigured by Biomed Diagnostics, and promotional icons preinstalled on your PC desktop often use links designed to lead you to a relevant area on the web, after redirection through Biomed Diagnostics’s servers. The redirection system allows Biomed Diagnostics to change the destination URL of these links, if necessary, and to determine the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives. In emails, such web links may also allow Biomed Diagnostics to determine whether you have clicked a link in an email, and this information about the interaction may be connected to your personal identity.
Note that by disabling certain categories of cookies, you may be prevented from accessing some features of our sites or certain content or functionality may not be available.
Some newer web browsers incorporate “Do Not Track” features. Currently, no industry standard exists for handling “Do Not Track” requests, therefore at this time, our websites may not respond to “Do Not Track” requests or headers from these browsers.
Because web beacons are the same as any other content request included in the recipe for a web page, you cannot opt out or refuse them. However, you may be able to disable web beacons in email messages by not downloading images contained in messages you receive (this feature varies depending on the email software used on your personal computer). However, doing this may not always disable a web beacon. For more information about this, please refer to the information provided by your email software or service provider. Web beacons may also be rendered ineffective in some circumstances by opting out of cookies or amending or other Automatic Data Collection Tools in the email message due to specific email software capabilities your cookie settings in your browser.
EMBEDDED WEB LINKS
If you do not want us to collect information about the links that you click, you can:
You have the right to access any personal data that you have provided to us or that we maintain about you. In addition, you have the right to withdraw any consent previously granted or to request correction, amendment, restriction, anonymization or deletion of your personal data and to request an explanation about the processing. In certain cases, your request may be denied on the basis of a legitimate exception such as where making information available would reveal personal data about another person or where we are legally prevented from disclosing such information.
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