“Personal information” means information that identifies you or could reasonably be used to identify you and which is submitted to and/or collected by the Site and maintained by Abbott Electrophysiology in an accessible form. Examples of personal information include your name, your postal address and your telephone number.
How does Abbott Electrophysiology collect information online?
Abbott Electrophysiology collects information in two ways:
Personal Information You Submit: Abbott Electrophysiology collects personal information that you enter into data fields on the Site. For example, you may submit your name, postal address, e-mail address, and/or other information in order to receive information about various subjects, register for Abbott Electrophysiology programs, contact Abbott Electrophysiology customer service, or respond to Abbott Electrophysiology surveys. To protect your privacy, you should not provide Abbott Electrophysiology with any information that is not specifically requested.
Passive Collection of Unidentifiable Information: The Site may collect information about your visits to the Site without you actively submitting such information. Unidentifiable information may be collected using various technologies, such as cookies, Internet tags, and web beacons. Your Internet browser automatically transmits to the Site some of this unidentifiable information, such as the URL of the website you just visited and the browser version your computer is operating. Passive information collection technologies can make your use of the Site easier by allowing Abbott Electrophysiology to provide better service, customize sites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyze trends, and otherwise administer and improve the Site. Certain features of the Site may not work without use of passive information collection technologies. Information collected by these technologies cannot be used to identity you without additional identifiable information.
In what circumstances might Abbott Electrophysiology collect and use personal information?
Abbott Electrophysiology will use the personal information you provide through the Site to respond to your questions and to provide you with efficient customer service. After you have entered personal information into a form or data field on the Site, Abbott Electrophysiology may use certain identifying technologies to allow the Site to “remember” your personal preferences, such as sections of the Site that you visit frequently and, if you choose, your user ID. We may also use this personal information for other business purposes, such as to offer you the opportunity to receive notices regarding Abbott Electrophysiology’s products or services.
Does Abbott Electrophysiology consolidate personal information?
Abbott Electrophysiology may consolidate the personal information of customers who use the Site. We use this information to help us better design the Site and Abbott Electrophysiology products, to communicate information to you, to enhance our marketing and research activities, and to facilitate other business functions.
What choices do I have about how Abbott Electrophysiology collects and uses personal information about me?
You may always limit the amount and type of personal information that Abbott Electrophysiology receives about you by choosing not to enter any personal information into forms or data fields on the Site. Some of our online services may only be provided to you if you provide us with appropriate personal information. Other parts of the Site 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.
You may also be provided with preference questions or preference boxes allowing you to indicate that you do not want the Site to use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to “remember” your personal information, such as user IDs or mailing addresses, on return visits. However, the tracking technologies used to collect unidentifiable information do not generally provide you with the ability to opt out of the tracking technologies. Some Internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of tracking technologies that collect unidentifiable information.
Who will have access to personal information about me?
Personal information can be accessed by a restricted number of Abbott Electrophysiology employees, by certain companies with which Abbott Electrophysiology may conduct joint programs, and by individuals and entities with whom Abbott Electrophysiology contracts to carry out business activities for Abbott Electrophysiology. We train our employees about the importance of privacy and how to handle and manage customer data appropriately and securely. Also, it is Abbott Electrophysiology’s practice to notify you if you are registering for a program which is conducted in conjunction with another company that may require access to your personal information. In addition, Abbott Electrophysiology’s practice is to require its contractors to keep your personal information confidential and to use personal information only to perform functions for Abbott Electrophysiology.
Does Abbott Electrophysiology share personal information with third parties?
As a general rule, Abbott Electrophysiology does not share your personal information with third parties, unless it is necessary to conduct a joint program or to carry out a program or activity through a contractor. If Abbott Electrophysiology provides your personal information to individuals and entities which assist us with our business activities, it is Abbott Electrophysiology’s practice to require those individuals and entities to keep your personal information confidential and to use your personal information only to perform functions for Abbott Electrophysiology. Abbott Electrophysiology reserves the right to disclose your personal information to respond to authorized information requests from government authorities, to address national security situations, or when otherwise required by law.
How does Abbott Electrophysiology secure personal information?
It is Abbott Electrophysiology’s practice to secure each web page that collects personal information; however, the confidentiality of personal information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. We urge you to exercise caution when transmitting personal information over the Internet, especially personal information related to your health. Abbott Electrophysiology cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your personal information; therefore, when submitting personal information to the Site, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks.
What about my personal information if I’m resident outside the United States?
How does Abbott Electrophysiology protect the privacy of minors?
Our Site is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 18, and Abbott Electrophysiology does not knowingly collect data from those in this age group. If you are under the age of 18, please discontinue use of the Site. If we become aware that someone under the age of 18 has registered on our Site, we will expunge any personal data from our records.
How may I correct personal information or delete it from current customer records?
You may request to remove your personal information from our current customer records or to amend your personal information. Please notify us of your wishes by contacting us in one of the ways specified below. For our record keeping purposes, we will retain certain personal information you submit in conjunction with commercial transactions.
How can I contact Abbott Electrophysiology?
If you have questions about the use, amendment, or deletion of personal information that you have provided to us, or if you would like to opt out of future communications from Abbott Electrophysiology, please contact us by e-mailing us at info@Abbottep.com. Alternatively, you may send a letter to the following address:
Abbott Electrophysiology, Inc.
Attention: VP, Finance & Administration
1530 O’Brien Drive, Suite B
Menlo Park, CA 94025
In all communications to Abbott Electrophysiology, please include the e–mail address used for registration (if applicable) and a detailed explanation of your request. If you would like to delete or amend your personal information and are contacting us by e-mail, please put “Deletion Request” or “Amendment Request”, as applicable, in the subject line of the e-mail. We will do our best to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner.
How will I know whether Abbott Electrophysiology has updated this policy?