Terumo Cardiovascular Group

Privacy Policy

This Website is operated by Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation. This Privacy Policy sets forth the policies that govern our collection, use, and disclosure of the information that you may provide via our Websites. Before using or submitting information to this Website, please read this entire Privacy Policy. Please be aware that this Privacy Policy generally describes Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation Websites, although the particular Website you are viewing may not include all the items described. This Website is governed solely by applicable Federal and State laws and governmental regulations in the United States of America. Use of this Website constitutes your consent to application of such laws and regulations and to this Privacy Policy.

Information Use and Disclosure

Your name, address, email address, and any other personally identifiable information you provide may be used by Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation to provide you with information about Terumo products, clinical or other health issues, or to develop services concerning cardiovascular surgery and related topics. Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation will not sell or rent the personally identifiable information collected via this Website to a third party. We reserve the right to disclose information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law.

You can notify Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation that you wish to discontinue receiving information at any time.

By using this Website, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via this Website, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may use your information to improve the value of our Website's content, to present the Website in a fashion customized to match your preferences, to supply information to you (if you requested it), for research and marketing purposes, and for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy.

We may combine personally identifiable information with other actively collected information unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection.

We will also make full use of all information acquired through this Website that is not personally identifiable.

Access and Updates

To keep your personally identifiable information accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct personally identifiable information in our possession that you have previously submitted via this Website.

Security

Please bear in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. More specifically, email sent to or from this Website may not be secure. As a result, you should take particular care in deciding what information you send via email. Any passwords, ID numbers, or other special access numbers you might use to access any part of this Website are your responsibility; take care to safeguard them. Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation takes reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction, but does not and cannot guarantee such protection.

Links to Other Websites

Links or references to other Websites may appear within this Website. We do not control these Websites. You should be aware that this Privacy Policy does not apply to any Websites other than those operated by Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation. Visitors to other Websites are encouraged to read their privacy policies before exploring them.

Active Information Collection

This Website may actively collect information from its visitors both by asking them specific questions and by facilitating direct communications with us via email, feedback forms, and etc. Some of the information that visitors submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with an individual, such as full name, address, email address, phone number, and so on).

In some cases we might collect non-personally identifiable information that you elect to provide voluntarily, such as gender or zip code.

This Website may also offer some features and activities (such as newsletter subscriptions, downloads, etc.), which may require you to submit information in order to receive or benefit from them. You will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.

Passive Information Collection

Like many other Websites, this Website may also collect some information passively as you navigate through the Website (that is, this information is gathered without your actively providing the information), using various technologies and means, such as navigational data collection.

Navigational data ("log files," "server logs," and "clickstream" data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the Website, market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors. This Website may or may not use navigational data.

One of the ways information may be passively collected is by the use of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. IP addresses are generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because most IP addresses are dynamic (they change each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to any one particular user's computer). We may use your IP address to improve or administer the Website, diagnose server problems, report aggregate information, or to determine the fastest connection route between your computer and our Website.

Another method for passive information collection is by means of "cookies." A cookie is a small data text file, which a Website stores on your computer's hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you. "Session cookies" are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your Web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used to improve navigation on Websites and to collect aggregate statistical information.

This Website may use both cookies and session cookies. If you do not wish to receive cookies from this or any other Website, you can change your computer's settings so that it will no longer accept cookies.

Internet tags (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and tell the Website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor's computer. This Website may or may not use Internet tags.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information collection practices of this Website, please contact us.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation reserves the right to modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time and in its sole and absolute discretion. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this Website. Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy was last updated on October 23, 2003.

Other Terms

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