1. PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY
3. INFORMATION COLLECTION
Like many websites, this site actively collects information from its visitors both by asking you specific questions and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail, feedback forms, and/or chat rooms.
Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on). Some areas of this site may require you to submit information in order for you to benefit from the specified features (such as newsletter subscriptions, order processing, submitting a resume) or to participate in a particular activity (such as sweepstakes or other promotions). You will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.
The information we receive, and how we use it, depends on what you do when visiting our Website. We collect and use your non-personal information (information that is not identifiable to you personally) differently than your personal information.
Robert Bosch Healthcare strongly advises that you do not submit via this Website any information which may be considered “Individually Identifiable Health Information” or “Protected Health Information” as those terms are defined in 45 CFR §160.103.
4. WHAT IS NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
Non-personal information is information we collect through this Website that does not identify you as an individual person. It may include information such as the following:
If you visit our Website to read or download information, such as information about a health condition or about one of our products, we may collect certain non-personal information about you from your computer. This information is collected from your computer's web browser. If you only read or download information on our Website, 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. US 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 Website may not work properly for you if you do so. We will not allow third parties other than those companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf to place cookies on our Website.
5. WHAT DOES ROBERT BOSCH HEALTHCARE DO WITH NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Because non-personal information cannot identify you or be tied to you in any way, there are no restrictions on the ways that we can use or share non-personal information. We are always looking for ways to better serve you and improve this Website. We will use non-personal information from you to help us make this Website more useful to visitors. We also will use non-personal information for other business purposes. For example, we may use non-personal information or aggregate non-personal information to:
6. WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Personal information is information we collect through this Website that we can use to specifically identify you, such as your:
In some places on this Website you have the opportunity to send us personal information about yourself, to elect to receive particular information, or to participate in an activity. For example, you may fill out a registration form, a survey, or an e-mail form and you may elect to receive educational material about our products and therapies.
You also may choose to allow us to personalize your visits to the Website, in which case we will ask you for certain personal information to make your visits to our Website more helpful to you. When this information is combined with the non-personal information that we collect through cookies (described above), we will be able to tell that you have visited our Website before and can personalize your access to our Website, for example, by telling you about new features that may be of interest to you.
7. HOW DOES ROBERT BOSCH HEALTHCARE KEEP AND USE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We may keep and use personal information we collect from you through this Website to provide you with access to this Website. In addition, we may keep and use your personal information:
In addition Robert Bosch Healthcare may require that you sign an agreement titled “Notice of Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information”. This agreement governs your and Robert Bosch Healthcare’s rights and responsibilities with respect to protecting your personal health information.
8. DOES ROBERT BOSCH HEALTHCARE EVER SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES?
In the ordinary course of business, we will share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf. For example, we may use different vendors or suppliers to ship you products that you order on our Website. In these cases, we provide the vendor with information to process your order such as your name and mailing address. In all cases in which we share your personal information with a third party, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services we asked them to provide. We will not sell, exchange or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition.
We may be legally compelled to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation. We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting Website visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior which is harmful to other visitors (or illegal).
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to:
9. WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY ON OTHER WEBSITES FOR WHICH WE PROVIDE LINKS?
This site may contain links or references to other websites.
We provide the links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of websites operated by others.
10. DOES ROBERT BOSCH HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH VISITORS TO THIS WEBSITE?
We may contact you periodically by e-mail, mail or telephone if you agree that we contact you to provide information regarding programs, products, services and content that may be of interest to you. In addition, some of the features on this Website allow you to communicate with us using an online form. If your communication requests a response from us, we will send you a response via e-mail. The e-mail response or confirmation may include your personal information, including personal information about your health, your name, address, etc. We cannot guarantee that our e-mails to you will be secure from unauthorized interception.
11. 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 contact us.
Some sections of our website may be designed specifically for use by children under the age of 13. Contact information such as their name and e-mail address, and demographic information such as their ZIP code or age may be requested in those sections. In such cases, children will be notified that they should obtain permission from their parents before providing such information.
12. WHAT ABOUT WEBSITE SECURITY?
Security is very important to us. We also understand that security is important to you.
We take reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.
13. CONTACT US
Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc.
2400 Geng Road, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Or, visit our "Contact Us" section.
Robert Bosch Healthcare reserves the right at its discretion to change this policy and will notify users of any such changes by posting such changes on the Website. Your continued use of the Website after the posting of any amended policy shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. Robert Bosch Healthcare may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of the Website, including the availability of any portion of the content at any time, without notice or liability.