Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Aesculap, Inc.
Privacy Policy and Terms of Use 
Last Updated: 1/1/2020

PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy sets forth the types of information Aesculap, Inc. (“Aesculap” or “us”) collects from prospective or current business contacts on aesculapusa.com (the “Site”) or that such individuals provide to us through other means, how we may use that information, to whom and under what circumstances we may disclose it, and how we protect it.  By using this Site or voluntarily providing personal information to us, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the policy, please do not use the Site.

Collection and Use of Personal Information for Business Purposes

Aesculap collects, uses, and discloses personal information of its business contacts for business purposes only and consistent with applicable laws.  Where Aesculap discloses personal information to third parties, it does so for the same business purposes described below and, where appropriate, requires that such parties maintain its confidentiality and maintain appropriate systems and processes to ensure its security and protection.

We may collect and use the following categories of personal information about you to manage our business relationship with you:

Category of Personal Information Purpose for Collection
Contact information: such as your name, work address, personal and work telephone numbers, personal and work email addresses. To open and maintain records of our interactions with you and your company, to provide you with the products and services you requested on behalf of your company, and to communicate with you for business purposes.
Job-related information: such as employer, title and job role. To maintain our business relationship with you or the company for whom you work.
Purchase and order information: contact information, together with purchase details, delivery details, payment details, any communications we have received about your order or purchase To validate, confirm, verify, deliver, install, and track your order, including to arrange for shipping, handle returns and refunds, maintain a record of the purchases you make, to service products you purchased from us, and to provide you offers that may be of interest to you.
Other delivery information: name and address of recipient for delivery, if different from yours To deliver to the person at the address which you have requested.
Payment information: name, card issuer and card type, credit or debit card number, expiration date, CVV code, billing address, bank account number and other bank account details To accept payment from you, to check that the right person is using the right card or account, to meet the requirements of the card brands or account issuers, and to make sure we are paid for what you buy.
Legal information: fraud checks or flags raised about your transactions, the payment card you want to use, payment card refusals, suspected crimes, complaints and claims To protect you, other customers and our business against criminal activities and risks, make sure we understand and can meet our legal obligations to you and others and can defend ourselves.
Preference information: your marketing preferences, your account settings including any default preferences, any preferences you have indicated, the types of services/offers that interest you, or the areas of our website that you visit To enhance your online experience, including as a way to recognize you and welcome you to the Site, to provide you with customized Site content, targeted offers, promotions and advertising on the Site, through other third party sites, via email, or text messages that are offered by us or other marketing partners that might be of interest to you.
Communications: communications we have with you.  Please note that we may record calls to our customer service team. To handle your requests, to contact you when necessary or requested, including to respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service.
Device information: IP address, internet provider, operating system and browser used, type of device, such as laptop or smart phone, device cookie settings and other device details, such as MAC address and geolocation, if you permit it to obtain your precise geolocation

To make sure our Site works properly with your device and make sure you can see and use our intended website on the device you are using, and for analytical and demographic purposes and to provide offers that may be of interest to you.  

We also will use this information to protect the security or integrity of the Site and our business, such as by protecting against and preventing fraud, unauthorized transactions, and managing risk exposure, including by identifying potential hackers and other unauthorized users.

Information automatically collected from your browser: when you use the Site, some data is automatically transferred from your browser to our server, including your browser type, operating system type or mobile device model, viewed webpages, links that are clicked, IP address, mobile device identifier or other unique identifier, sites or apps visited before coming to our Site, the amount of time you spend viewing or using the Site, the number of times you return, or other click-stream or site usage data, emails we send that you open, forward, or click through to our Site

We will use this information in an aggregated non-specific format for analytical and demographic purposes.

We also will use this information to protect the security or integrity of the Site and our business, such as by protecting against and preventing fraud, unauthorized transactions, and managing risk exposure, including by identifying potential hackers and other unauthorized users.

In addition to the sharing of your personal information as described above, we also may disclose personal information we collect as follows:

In Connection with Business Transfers
In the event that a division or part or all of Aesculap is bought, sold or otherwise transferred, or is in the process of a potential transaction, customer information will likely be shared for evaluation purposes and included among the transferred business assets.

To Comply with Laws
Aesculap may also disclose specific information when such disclosure appears necessary to comply with the law, a subpoena or other litigation process or to protect the interests or safety of its visitors and customers, Aesculap employees or others.

Adobe 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. Please see here for more information about your privacy choices related to Adobe’s solutions. 

Pixel tags

Pixel tags (also known as web beacons or clear GIFs) may be used on certain portions of the Site.  Through pixel tags we collect information to, among other things, enhance your online experience, track online movements of users of the Site, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about usage of the Site.  Pixel tags also enable our advertising management partners to learn which advertisements bring users to the Site. Pixel tags may be placed in our advertisements on third party websites by us or by another advertiser who works with our advertising management partners.  To learn more information about your choices concerning interest-based advertisements, visit https://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/what-are-my-options or www.aboutads.info/choices

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 “Contact Us” page of this Site. Your personal data will not be transmitted to any third party unless you explicitly indicate that this is your wish.

Consent and 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 may be collected, stored, processed or used by and/or disclosed to Aesculap and its affiliates, agents and third party service providers 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. Aesculap may also disclose personal or business data as may be required by law or a court order, subpoena or other similar legal instrument. Your consent to our use of your personal data may be withdrawn by you at any time by contacting Aesculap.

Employment Opportunities

iCIMS, Inc. (“iCIMS”) manages Aesculap’s Employment Opportunities posted on this Site. Data provided by users in response to Aesculap’s Employment Opportunities is transmitted directly to iCIMS. Aesculap encourages you to refer to iCIMS’s privacy policy (available at https://www.icims.com/gc/data-security-privacy-statement/) to learn more about its commitment to privacy.

Other Third Party Sites

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

Children’s Privacy

Under Age 13
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 without verifiable parental consent. We do not knowingly allow children to register with us, communicate with us, or to use any of our online services.  If it comes to our attention that we have unknowingly collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will take all reasonable measures to delete it as soon as possible and will not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required or allowed by law).  If you become aware of any personally identifiable information we have collected from children under 13, please contact us at 800-258-1946 or email us at info@aesculapusa.com.

Under Age 18
Minors under 18 years of age may have the personal information that they provide to us deleted by sending an email to info@aesculapusa.com requesting deletion.  Please note that, while we make reasonable efforts to comply with such requests, deletion of your personal information does not ensure complete and comprehensive removal of that data from all systems.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in some web browsers, allowing users to opt out of tracking by websites and online services. At the present time, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has not yet established universal standards for recognizable DNT signals and therefore, Aesculap and the Site do not recognize DNT.

Governing Law and Data Storage

This Privacy Policy and your use of this Site, pursuant to the Terms of Use set forth below, are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America. You should be aware that when you submit your personally identifiable information to Aesculap through this Site, your information will be deemed sent to Aesculap 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 through this 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’s web pages 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 personal information through an Aesculap web page targeted towards your country of residence, that information will be stored and used in accordance with the laws of the country in which the web page is maintained.

Transfer of Information

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

Changes in this Privacy Policy

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

Social Media Plugins

Within the Internet presence of Aesculap it may occur that contents of third parties are used (so-called “plugins”). These can appear in the form of YouTube videos, RSS-Feeds or graphics of other websites or also by social media pushbuttons, such as for example the share button of Facebook.

If you are on a website of Aesculap, on which contents of third parties are integrated, under certain circumstances a connection will be set up with the respective social network. The content of the pushbuttons may be transmitted to your browser hereby and be integrated into the website hereby. This means that the respective provider always receives the information that your have called the Aesculap website. It is not relevant in this case whether you are a member of a social network or are not logged into such a network. Furthermore, irrespective whether you actually act with the integrated content, information will be automatically collected by the social network. The following data can be transmitted hereby: IP address, browser information and operating systems, screen resolution, installed browser plugins (e.g. Adobe Flash Player), origin of the visitor (if you have followed a link) and the URL of the current website.

If you are logged into one of the social networks during the use of the website of Aesculap, under certain circumstances the information about the call of the website will be linked with your member data and saved. If you are a member of a social network and do not want this data to be transmitted you must logout of the social network before visiting the Aesculap website.

Aesculap has no influence on the scope of the data that are collected by the social networks. Please refer to the privacy policy of the respective social network regarding the type, scope and purpose of the data collection, information about the further processing of the data as well as your rights in this respect and setting possibilities for the protection of your privacy.

You additionally have the possibility to block social media plugins by add-ons in your browser and therefore to prevent a data transmission.

Privacy Policy for the Use of Facebook Plugins

Plugins of the social network Facebook are integrated on our websites, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo on our website. You will find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US

If you visit our websites a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. This way Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. Facebook can hereby allocate the visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that we as the provider of the websites neither receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data, nor their use by Facebook. You can find further information in this respect in the privacy policy of Facebook under http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to be able to allocate the visit to our websites to your Facebook user account please logout of your Facebook user account.

Privacy Policy for the Use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated onto our websites. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By the use of Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function the websites visited by you are linked with your Twitter account and announced to other users. Data are also transmitted to Twitter hereby. We would like to point out that we as the provider of the websites neither receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data, nor their use by Twitter. You can find further information in this respect in the privacy policy of Twitter under http://twitter.com/privacy

You can change your data protection settings at Twitter in the account settings under: https://twitter.com/login?lang=en.

Privacy Policy for the Use of LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. A connection to servers of LinkedIn will be set up with each call of one of our websites, which contains functions of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you click the "recommend button" of LinkedIn and are logged into your account at LinkedIn, it is possible for LinkedIn to allocate your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we as the provider of the sites neither have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data, nor their use by LinkedIn. 

You can find further information in this respect in the privacy policy of LinkedIn under: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Privacy Policy for the Use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins of the YouTube website operated by Google. The operator of the websites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our websites fitted with a YouTube plugin a connection will be established to the servers of YouTube. It will be communicated to the Youtube server hereby, which of our websites you visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your surf behavior to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

You can find further information regarding the handling of user data in the privacy policy of YouTube under: www.youtube.com/static?template=privacy_guidelines.

Contact Us

For questions about this privacy policy, or to request this privacy policy in another format, please contact us at 800-258-1946 or email us at info@aesculapusa.com.

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.