Please read this online privacy statement before using Beckman Coulter web sites or submitting personal information to us.
Personal Information Collection and Use
We intend to give you as much control as reasonably possible over your personal information. In general, you can visit Beckman Coulter on the web without revealing personally identifiable information (information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, telephone numbers, postal address or credit card information and similar information about your company or organization).
There are times, however, when we may need information from you in order to service your needs. If you wish to order or request products, services or information from us through our web site (including registering for various services that may be available through this site), you may be required to give us personally identifiable information so that we can process your order or request. We also may use this personally identifiable information for other business purposes, such as to invite you to participate in surveys or notify you about special promotions for our products.
We may share the personally identifiable information you provide us among our affiliates and partner companies and organizations that are responsible in whole or in part for processing or fulfilling your order or request, marketing our products and to any successor to our business.
Other than for these uses, Beckman Coulter will not otherwise use, share, disseminate, publish or disclose (except as may be reasonably required in response to litigation, investigations or other legal required disclosures) your personally identifiable information.
Choices About the Collection and Use of Your Personal Information
As with the vast majority of web sites on the Internet, we use log files and cookies to manage our web sites and enhance your user experience:
- Log files are files of web traffic that visit our web sites. Information collected includes IP addresses and browser types. We do not link any information gathered in these log files to personally identifiable information. Log files may be used to manage traffic loads, identify the content most commonly accessed and determine information technology requirements for providing reliable service, or other web management, deployment, tracking, maintenance and similar activities.
Your Internet browser automatically transmits to Beckman Coulter web sites some unidentifiable information, such as the URL of the web site you just visited and the browser version your computer is operating, and certain features of our web sites may not work without use of these technologies. Information collected by these technologies, however, cannot be used to identify you without you actively submitting personally identifiable information.
You have the option of limiting the amount and type of personal information that we receive about you by choosing not to enter any personally identifiable information into forms or data fields on Beckman Coulter web sites. Some of our online services can be provided to you only if you provide us with appropriate personal information. Other parts of Beckman Coulter web sites may ask whether you wish to opt out or opt into our contact lists for offers, promotions and additional services that may be of interest to you.
Links to Third Party Web Sites
The Beckman Coulter web site may contain links to other web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you select these links, you may leave the Beckman Coulter web site. Beckman Coulter does not control and is not responsible for any of these other web sites. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to our site, you do so entirely at your own risk. We will have no liability for disclosure of personally identifiable information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.
Access to Your Personal Information
If you have questions about the use of personal information that you have provided us, or would like to amend or delete your personal information from our current customer records, please contact us by clicking on the "Contact Us” link and go to "Send Us Comments.”
We intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personal information. We ask you to submit only the information we believe we need to assist you with your request for service or information. We have implemented reasonable technical and managerial procedures to keep the information you have provided secure. Your information is stored on Beckman Coulter servers located in the United States. The facility is accessible only to authorized personnel and is protected by such security features as guards, cameras and limited access locks. This facility is manned 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy, including encryption, "firewalls" and Secure Socket Layers. Our computers are continually scanned with the latest in virus protection.
Changes to this Online Privacy Statement
We may update this online privacy statement at any time by posting an updated statement on this web site. Any changes or updates will be effective as of the effective date of the updated statement. Your use of this web site constitutes your acceptance of this online privacy statement.
This statement applies to the use of Beckman Coulter’s web site http://www.BeckmanCoulter.com and the Beckman Coulter affiliate web sites that may be reached through links on that site.
This statement is effective as of October 2008.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small units of data, usually small text files, which are stored on your computer or terminal device. Cookies store certain information and settings and may contain a unique identifier, which is an anonymous number or string of letters that allows us to identify the computer or terminal device, but not the individual visitor of our websites. Cookies are downloaded by your Internet browser when you visit our websites. Some cookies expire at the end of your visit to our websites (Session Cookies), others remain on your computer or terminal device for a longer period (Persistent Cookies).
Sometimes a web beacon, also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, is used to link websites to web servers and their cookies, and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server. Through these automated collection methods, we obtain “clickstream data,” which is a log of content on which a visitor clicks while browsing our website. As the visitor clicks through the website, a record of the action may be collected and stored.
Types of Cookies
- Functional Cookies - Functional cookies allow the website to collect and store information, which has already been provided by a visitor, e.g. user name, user ID, language preferences, regional / geographical location. Such cookies help us offer you improved and personalized function, tailored to your demands.
- Analytics Cookies - Analytics cookies allow us to collect and store information about how a visitor uses a website. They trace e.g. which pages you view, how long you stay on a page, whether the page is displayed correctly or whether errors occur. Such cookies help us to improve the performance of our websites and thus user-friendliness. These cookies are provided by our third-party analytics provider, Google Analytics. The information obtained through these cookies will be disclosed to Google, Inc. in the U.S. For more information about Google’s cookie use, please click on this link: Google Analytics
- Advertising Cookies - Advertising cookies are used to control adverts and they may collect information whether a visitor has reacted to an advert and visited another websites. Such cookies help us to offer you content and provide targeted information that seems more relevant to your interests. They also help us to measure the effectiveness of adverts, and to control and limit the frequency of adverts and other information being displayed to you.