PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT CAREFULLY.
Privacy is very important to us. We also understand that privacy is very important to you. This Privacy Statement ("Privacy Statement") tells you how we protect and use information that we gather through this website located at Medtronic Spinal and Biologics business and its affiliates ("Medtronic") and Medtronic, Inc. and its other subsidiaries and affiliates also operate other websites. This Privacy Statement does not apply to these other websites. You should review the privacy statement posted on other Medtronic websites when you visit them. This Site and this Privacy Statement are intended for an U.S. audience.
This Privacy Statement was last revised on August 25, 2006. We may change this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason. Significant changes to the Privacy Statement are discussed below in the Section called "Changes to the Privacy Statement." We encourage you to look to this Privacy Statement each time you visit the Site.
The information we receive, and how we use it, depends on what you do when visiting our Site. We collect and use your non-personal information (information that is not identifiable to you personally) differently than your personal information.
WHAT IS NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Each time you visit this Site to read or download information we may collect certain information about you from your computer. This information is collected from your computer's web browser and may include information such as the following ("non-personal information"):
- - the type of web browser software you use (for example, Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer)
- the name of the domain from which you access the Internet
- the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our Site
- the date and time you access our Site
If you only read or download information on our Site, we do not collect or learn your name, e-mail address, home address, or other personal information about you. We may place a text file called a cookie in the browser files of your computer when you visit. The cookie may be stored on your computer's hard drive. The information that we collect using cookies is non-personal information. U.S. Government Information Bulletin (I-034) contains a good description of cookie technology at: http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/i-034.shtml. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our Site may not work properly for you if you do so. We will not allow third parties to place cookies on our Site.
WHAT DOES MEDTRONIC DO WITH NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We will use non-personal information to help us make our Site more useful to visitors and for other business purposes. We may prepare reports and other materials using non-personal information. Since these reports and materials contain no personal information, we may share them with others.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
In some places on this Site you may have the chance to send us information about yourself. For example, the Site may include a survey or an e-mail form.
The information ("personal information") that we collect if you fill out a registration form or survey, or when you ask us to personalize your visits to our Site, may include, for example:
- - your name
- e-mail address
- other personal information such as what medical device you have.
HOW DOES MEDTRONIC USE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
By submitting personal information (such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, or medical device), you agree that we may keep a record of it and may use it to respond to your request and to update your implant record in compliance with FDA and other applicable requirements. We also may use your personal information to help us in our business, including but not limited to improving this Site and marketing and product development. You also agree that Medtronic may share your personal information with others who help Medtronic with these activities. They may not use or share your personal information with others except for the purpose of assisting Medtronic with our business activities pursuant to our request. We will not sell, exchange or publish your personal information without your permission, except in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, acquisition, or other similar event.
You agree that we may use your personal information to mail or email information to you about Medtronic and our products and services.
IS MEDTRONIC EVER REQUIRED TO SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES?
Except as otherwise written in this Privacy Statement, we will keep your personal information private and will not share it with others, unless the disclosure is necessary to:
- - comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process
- protect our rights or property
- protect someone's health or safety.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PRIVACY STATEMENT CHANGES?
If we decide to make a significant change to our Privacy Statement, we will post a notice on the homepage of our Site for a period of time after the change is made.
WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY ON OTHER SITES?
This Site may contain links to other websites. We provide these links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of websites operated by others. We are not responsible for the performance of these sites or for your business dealings with them. Your use of other websites is subject to the terms and conditions of those sites, including the privacy policies of those sites.
ARE THERE SPECIAL RULES ABOUT CHILDREN'S PRIVACY?
We care about protecting the online privacy of children. We will not intentionally collect any personal information (such as a child's name or e-mail address) from children under the age of 13. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a letter addressed by First Class Postage Prepaid U.S. Mail or overnight courier to the following address:
Spinal and Biologics
2600 Sofamor Danek Drive
Memphis, TN 38132
HOW TO CONTACT MEDTRONIC'S SPINAL AND BIOLOGICS BUSINESS
If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please send an email to email@example.com or send us a letter addressed by First Class Postage Prepaid U.S. Mail or overnight courier to the following address:
Spinal and Biologics
2600 Sofamor Danek Drive
Memphis, TN 38132