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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 1, 2017

C. R. Bard, Inc. ("Bard," “we,” “us,” or “our”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information we may collect from our on-line visitors. To this end, we are committed to respecting the privacy of our on-line visitors. It is our intent to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using information received from and about you with your reasonable expectations of privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how we handle information learned about you from your visit to our Internet site (the/this “Site”).

Personally Identifiable Information

Bard collects personally identifiable information, such as names, addresses, E-mail addresses and the like, only when voluntarily provided by a Site visitor. Any and all such information collected by us is used for our internal business purposes only.  Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we will not allow such collected information to be sold, traded, disclosed to or viewed by any third party. 

We may, however, share the personally identifiable information we collect about you in limited circumstances, including:

  • when you give us your consent to share this information;

  • when we need to share this information to provide a service that you have requested. For example, we may share information with third-party service providers for market research; fraud protection; data analysis; and/or email management purposes;

  • when we are required by law, regulation or legal process to disclose information; or

  • when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

You will not receive E-mail as a result of visiting this site unless you request it.

Non-Personal Usage Information

We may also gather certain non-personally identifiable information about your use of our Site automatically (“Usage Information”). For example, we collect your IP address and browser information every time you visit our Site. This information is used to analyze and improve our Site and provide our users with a fulfilling experience. We may share Usage Information or aggregate information (information that does not directly identify an individual) with third parties for lawful purposes.

We use Google Analytics on the Site to collect Usage Information, to analyze how users use the Site and to provide advertisements to you on other Internet sites. For more information about how to opt out of having your information used by Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Cookie Data

This Site may use "cookies" to store and sometimes track information about your on-line visits. Cookies are pieces of information that are sent to browsers from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies can tell us how and when pages in an Internet site are visited and by how many people. This technology does not collect personally identifiable information; the information collected is in an aggregate, non-identifiable form. You will remain anonymous throughout your visit. Cookies are commonly used on Internet sites and do not harm your computer. With the information we can learn through this technology, we hope to improve this Site. 

Links to Other Sites

As a resource to our visitors, Bard may provide links to other Internet sites. Please be aware that we do not control other Internet sites and that, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those Internet sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every Internet site you visit. 

Children

This Site is not intended for children under the age of 18. We will not knowingly collect information from Site visitors in this age group. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us with the information below. Parents and guardians are urged to monitor and supervise their children's online activity. 

How We Protect Your Information

We use reasonable security procedures to protect your information. However, no data over the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of your information and you understand that any information that you transfer or transmit to us is done at your own risk.

Changes

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page and may be made at any time without notice. Accordingly, we recommend that you consult this page frequently so that you are aware of our latest policy and/or any changes to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our Site after we have posted notice of such modifications, alterations or updates shall constitute your acceptance of any such new or revised Privacy Policy.

Other Terms

Your use of this site is subject to our Terms of Use

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about our privacy practices, please contact us at 908-277-8000.