Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

PRIVACY POLICY

Anonymous Data Collection
As a matter of principle, you can use Aesculap, Inc. - a B. Braun company’s website (“Site”) without informing us who you are. We are informed only of the name of your Internet service provider, the data transmitted to us by your browser and the pages that you visit in our domains. For these purposes, we use the program Adobe Analytics. The information collected by this program is only obtained for statistical purposes. As an individual user you remain anonymous.

Google AdWords
This Site uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites to previous visitors to our Site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors of the Site who have not used the contact form to make an inquiry. Cookies are used for this purpose to help us evaluate and improve the content or functions of our Site and to assist us in providing information of interest to the user. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Site. You can always opt out of Google’s use of cookies from this and other websites that you visit by using the Google’s Ads Settings.

Web Analytics
Adobe Analytics, a web analysis service of Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited ("Adobe"), is used on this website. Adobe Analytics uses cookies. If the information regarding use of the website that is generated by the cookie is transmitted to an Adobe server, then the settings ensure that the IP address is anonymized before geolocalization and replaced by a generic IP address before saving. Adobe utilizes this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate usage of this website by the user, to compile reports on website activity for the website operator and to perform additional services connected with use of the website and the Internet in respect of the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Adobe Analytics is not combined with other data from Adobe. You can prevent the saving of cookies by a corresponding setting in your browser software. Note that in this case, you may not be able to fully utilize all functions of this website. You can furthermore prevent the entry of the data generated by the cookie and referring to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) to Adobe as well as the processing of these data by Adobe by downloading and installing the available browser plugin here.

We have concluded a contract with Adobe for the contract data processing and implement the strict stipulations of the German data protection authorities in full when using Adobe Analytics.

Cookie Information

What exactly are cookies?
A cookie is a text file that stores information for a limited time. Most websites use cookies. These are automatically downloaded and saved by your browser the first time you visit a website. A cookie contains at least two components, the name and value of the file. The cookie generally has a self-destruct date, which is defined according to the desired lifespan of the cookie. A distinction is hereby made between session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are automatically deleted immediately, at the end of the browsing session. Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer for the duration of the lifespan defined for the cookie. They are only deleted at the end of a specified period of time. These cookies remember your preferred settings when you revisit the website.

Are cookies bad?
There is no absolute answer to this question. It depends which website data the cookies store or don't store and for what this information is ultimately used. You can think of cookies as a tool, for example a hammer or saw. In principle they are intended to be helpful, but they can also be put to negative use. Therefore it is worth differentiating and deciding which cookies are necessary and important for you personally, and which should not be saved. You should then adjust the cookie settings on your end device accordingly.

What are cookies actually needed for?
Cookies are supposed to make the user's visit to a website easier and more user-friendly. For example, with online shopping they allow the website to "remember" which products you had in your basket when you call up the page again, or they ensure your preferred layout and font size are automatically displayed. However, not all cookies are useful and exclusively for the benefit of the user. For example, tracking cookies are used to monitor your behavior on websites and to place advertising accordingly, or to make websites more user-friendly. It is therefore important to think about which cookies you should allow and which you should refuse. To make this decision, it is helpful to know what types of cookie there are.

What types of cookie are there?

  • Functional cookies are cookies that are absolutely necessary for essential functions of the website to work. Without these the website cannot be used as intended. Among other things, they ensure provision of the correct functionality when a page is changed from http to https and therefore that increased security requirements are met. These cookies collect anonymized information (no link to your identity can therefore be made) and they cannot monitor your movements on other websites. They are only stored for the duration of the session and therefore belong to the session cookies category. Your consent to the use of these cookies is not required.
  • First-party cookies are, according to the legal definition, cookies that are not absolutely necessary for the use of a website. They do, however, perform important tasks that improve your browsing experience. For example, these cookies ensure that your chosen settings, such as language selection, are saved. The information they contain are only of use for the particular website.
  • Performance cookies are cookies that collect information about the way a website is used by the visitor, namely, which page a user calls up most often and whether error messages are displayed. These cookies do not store any other information. They are used simply to increase user-friendliness and to tailor websites more specifically to the individual user. This information is also stored only in anonymized form.
  • If third-party content is integrated in a website, the third-party provider can apply cookies even when you are not directly using its website. These cookies are called third-party cookies. These cookies can be used by the third party to store information about you as a user and to identify you when you visit its own website, in order to present you with a website tailored to you. This is possible for example if a YouTube video is embedded in a website.
  • If cookies are used for marketing purposes, these are called marketing cookies. They are used to present the user with advertising that is relevant and tailored to him or her. They are also used to determine how often an advert appears and the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.

Where can I define my cookie settings?

Most websites contain a notice about the use of cookies. You yourself are also able to adjust your cookie permissions more in line with your wishes in your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to accept or delete all cookies or only allow certain types of cookies. You can stop cookies from being stored on your end device by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. However, if you do refuse all cookies, this can result in the functional limitation of certain websites. You can delete the cookies stored on your end device at any time. Please refer to the instructions for your browser or end device for detailed information on how to do Adobe Analytics’s Ads Settings.

Which cookies are on the B. Braun websites?  

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Adobe Analytics uses cookies to differentiate requests from different browsers and to store helpful information that an application can help us to continually develop our website in line with your interests. In particular, analytics uses cookies to anonymously define new visitors, help analyze clickstream data, and track historical activity on the website. Performance Cookie
cookiesConfirmed Records that the user has closed the cookie disclaimer. This confirms that the user has acknowledged the notice about cookies. Performance Cookie
contentprotection Records whether a website visitor has logged into DocCheck. DocCheck is an authentication service used to make certain information under the German Law on Advertising in the Health Care Sector accessible only to specialist medical personnel. If a user is logged into DocCheck, they can view all information on the website which is protected by DocCheck. Functional Cookie

Collection, Processing and Transmission of Personal Data
Personal data is only collected when you submit the data yourself, as, for example, in an inquiry form on the website. Your personal data will not be transmitted to any third party unless you explicitly indicate that this is your wish.

Consent and Limited Use
The submission of personal or business data (including e-mail addresses, names and addresses) is done on an explicitly voluntary basis. In submitting such data you indicate your consent that such data will be collected, processed or used for the purpose of making contact with you, responding to your requests for information, or for other purposes indicated by you, as well as for the protection of our own legitimate business interests.

ShareThis
Aesculap, Inc. Company uses the ShareThis application to help make it easy for visitors to bookmark and share content of this Site with others. Aesculap, Inc. company does not collect or receive any personal information submitted to a ShareThis application. Please refer to the ShareThis Privacy Policy (available at www.ShareThis.com/privacy) to learn more about its commitment to privacy with respect to the use of the ShareThis application.

Employment Opportunities
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”) manages Aesculap, Inc. Employment Opportunities posted on the Site. Data provided by users in response to Aesculap, Inc. Employment Opportunities is transmitted directly to ADP. Aesculap, Inc. company encourages you to refer to ADP’s privacy policy (available at www.adp.com/privacy.aspx) to learn more about its commitment to privacy.

Other Third Party Sites
Aesculap, Inc. provides links to other third party websites that it does not control. Aesculap, Inc. company urges you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party websites at the time you first visit such sites. Aesculap, Inc. undertakes no obligation to review or ensure enforcement or compliance with the privacy policy of any website to which it links.

Children’s Privacy
We understand the need to protect children's privacy online (we define "children" as minors younger than 13). We do not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children. We do not knowingly allow children to register with us, communicate with us, or to use any of our online services.

Governing Law and Data Storage
This Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of the United States of America. You should be aware that when you submit your personally identifiable information to Aesculap, Inc. through this website, your information will be deemed sent to Aesculap, Inc. from the United States of America, that your information may go to a country that has different privacy laws than your home country and that your information will be handled in accordance with the laws of the United States of America. By providing any personal information to Aesculap, Inc. through this Web site, all users, including without limitation users in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the submission, collection and processing of such information in the United States of America. Some of Aesculap, Inc. websites are targeted towards countries other than the United States and are intended for visitors from those countries. If you are a resident of a country other than the United States and you give Aesculap, Inc. personal information through a Aesculap, Inc. website targeted towards your country of residence, that information will be stored and used in accordance with the laws of the country in which the website is maintained.

Transfer of Information
In the event Aesculap, Inc. or one of its divisions is ever sold to or acquired by another company, Aesculap, Inc. reserves the right to transfer ownership of the customer information to the acquiring company.

Changes in this Privacy Policy
If Aesculap, Inc. decides to make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, Aesculap, Inc. will notify users by posting any such material changes on this page in this section. Aesculap, Inc. reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Your use of this website after changes to this Privacy Policy have been made constitutes acceptance of those changes going forward.

TERMS OF USE

Aesculap, Inc. (“Aesculap”) maintains this site (the "Site") for your personal information, education, and communication. Please feel free to browse the Site. You may download materials displayed on the Site for non-commercial, personal use only, provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials or otherwise on this Site. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, report, or use the contents of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video, without Aesculap advance written permission. Your access and use of the Site is also subject to the following terms of use ("Terms of Use") and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Terms of Use.

1. Unless otherwise indicated in these Terms of Use, everything you see or read on the Site is copyrighted and may not be used except as provided in these Terms of Use or in the text on the Site without the written permission of Aesculap. Aesculap neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe upon the rights of third parties.

2. The Site is intended to provide general information about Aesculap, its products and services. Any information contained on the Site is not meant to replace the information contained on the product labeling or, if you are a patient, to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own health care provider. While Aesculap uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site, the Site is not meant to provide specialist advice concerning the products or services of Aesculap. Aesculap makes no warranties or representations as to the Site’s accuracy. Aesculap disclaims all liability and responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on the Site.

3. Your use and browsing of the Site is at your risk. Neither Aesculap or any other party involved in creating, producing, or developing the Site will be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties. Aesculap also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text or images or your viewing of any video or audio from the Site.

4. Any communication or material you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise through electronic forms included on this Site, including any non-personal data, questions, comments, suggestions, requests or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used without restriction by Aesculap or its affiliates for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, Aesculap is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information.

5. Images of products, people or places displayed on this Site are either the property of, or used with permission by, Aesculap. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms of Use or specific permission is provided elsewhere on the Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. To request the use of Aesculap photos, drawings, designs, and images of Aesculap products provided on this Site in books, other printed materials and on-line and internet locations for educational purposes, please contact Aesculap at info@Aesculap.com for more information.

6. The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site, including those of Aesculap, are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Aesculap and others. In addition, Aesculap products depicted on this Site may be protected and covered in one or more foreign and/or U.S. patents (collectively the “Patents”). Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Patent-protected product or Trademark displayed on the Site without the advance written permission of Aesculap or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Site. Your misuse of the Trademarks or Patent-protected products displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Terms of Use, is strictly prohibited. Please be advised that Aesculap will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

7. Any links or pointers to internet sites maintained by third parties that are provided in this Site are for convenience purposes only. Aesculap has not reviewed all of the third party sites linked to this Site, and any information, products, services or claims on these third party sites are not operated or controlled in any respect by Aesculap Such third party sites are provided "as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, and the linking to off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.

8. By using this Site, you agree not to disrupt or intercept our electronic information posted on this Site or on any of our servers. You also agree not to attempt to circumvent any security features of the Site, and to abide by all applicable local, state, federal and international laws, rules and regulations.

9. Aesculap may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then-current Terms of Use to which you are bound.