Medline Privacy Declaration

Data Privacy Statement for www.medline.eu/uk and its sub-domains

www.medline.eu/uk (and its sub-domains, hereinafter all collectively referred to as “Medline Website”) is the Internet website of:

Medline International BV
Nieuwe Stationsstraat 10
6811 KS Arnhem  
The Netherlands

(as European Head-Office of Medline, hereinafter also called “Company”).

The Company takes data privacy very seriously. Every effort is made to collect and use personal data in full compliance with current data privacy legislation. By using or registering with the Medline Website, you as the user agree to the following data privacy policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this data privacy policy, please do not use or register with the Website.

The Company collects personal data from users at several different points on the Medline Website and its sub-domains, including the Med-Pack online service and the online sample order service. This Data Privacy Statement explains which data are collected and how they are handled by Medline.

General
You can use the Website without registration or login. However, some services offered on this Website can only be accessed after registration or login.

When you visit the Website, the Company’s web server collects general technical information for operation of the site, specifically about the software and hardware you use, the IP address (the numbers with which computers are identified on the internet), which pages you visit, and the specific time and duration of your visit. These data are stored without personal reference to you and are used to compile (annual) statistical information (such as visitor numbers, download numbers) about the use of this website in order to improve the website.

Collection and use of data
The Company conducts analyses of user behaviour on its webpages. The results are used to ensure continual improvement of the services we offer. All analyses use pseudonymised data, which means that none can be traced to an individual user.

Use of personal data
The Company will not pass on, sell or lease your personal data to third parties. On agreement, the Company will contact you with news of products or services offered and will send you samples of products when requested. Your personal data are used only for the purpose of providing you with the required products or services. Personal data will not be used for any other purpose without your consent or unless required by law. Finally, for instance within the framework of an extended registration or via the contact fields, the user can voluntarily provide additional data in forms.

Use of cookies
This Website uses cookies to facilitate its use and to offer additional functions. A cookie is a text file (small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier) which the web server copies onto your computer. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a computer. One of the main purposes of cookies is to help you navigate the website and to remember entries made. Stored settings may thus be recalled on subsequent visits to make it easier for you to use your personalised pages. You will always be able to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You may, however, modify your browser settings for cookies to suit your individual preferences. Declining cookies may mean though that you will not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this Website. In particular, it will disable applications which technically rely on the use of cookies; a new cookie may in this case need to be placed in your browser.

This site uses a third-party click tracking analytics tool such as Adobe Analytics and Google Analytics to capture clickthrough statistics. These may use tools such as web beacons/GIF/pixel tags in order to perform analytics to track page visits, peak usage times, site clickthrough analytics and layout redesign. In doing so, your computer's IP address may be collected and transferred to countries such as the United States. By accessing or using this website, you expressly agree to this collection and transfer.

Google Analytics
This site uses a third-party tracking analytics tool (Google Analytics) to capture clickthrough statistics. In doing so, your computer's IP address may be collected and transferred to countries such as the United States. By accessing or using this website, you expressly agree to this collection and transfer. In view of the debate on the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” and therefore IP addresses are only further processed in shortened form, in order to rule out the possibility of them being directly attributable to persons. You may, however, modify your browser settings for cookies to suit your individual preferences. Declining cookies may mean though that you will not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this Website. By accessing or using this website, you expressly agree to the collection and transfer of the data, based on the described purposes.

You will find further information about this at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or at http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (General Information on Google Analytics and Data Protection).

To opt-out of Adobe Analytics, follow the opt-out links on the Adobe Products and Services Privacy Statement and the Adobe SiteCatalyst HBX Products and Services Privacy Statement pages.

If you do not agree to the use of cookies from this Website, you can disable the storage and use of your interests or opt to enable them again at any point. The same principle applies to disabling tracking cookies. In this case, an “opt-out cookie” is placed on your computer to prevent anonymised data collection. If at any point you delete all cookies on your computer, please remember that you will also lose this opt-out cookie, which will then need to be renewed if necessary. To disable cookies, you can use the universal provider website. You can find out more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org or at http://www.aboutcookies.org.  It gives you the option to allow or disallow cookies from a specific provider – simply follow the information and instructions.

It must be noted that personally identifiable data, which the user directly forwards in chats, forums or other public communication programs, can possibly be collected and used by other people.

Technical security
The Company is committed to protecting the privacy of each user. It regularly updates its technical and organ-isational security measures to protect the data provided. These measures are implemented to prevent unauthorised access, illegal deletion or manipulation, and accidental loss of the data to the best possible extent.

Control of your personal data
You have the right to withdraw your consent to storage of your personal data at any point either in writing or by e-mail. You may also at any time withdraw your agreement to the Company collecting and storing any other optional data provided. Please contact:

European Head-Office
Medline International BV
Nieuwe Stationsstraat 10
6811 KS Arnhem
The Netherlands

Alternatively, please send an e-mail to: [email protected]

If you withdraw your consent to store and process user data, the Company will no longer be able to provide certain services such as but not limited to participation in the Med-Pack program.

Right to information
At your request, the Company will inform you whether and which personal data on your person or your pseu-donym have been stored. Incorrect data will be corrected by the Company as notified.

Amendments to the Data Privacy Statement
The Company as the provider of the Website reserves the right to revise and/or amend the terms of use and this Data Privacy Statement from time to time at its discretion. It is your responsibility to check the Website reg-ularly for updates of the terms of use including this Data Privacy Statement, as these will become effective as and when posted. By continuing to use the Website, you are signaling your agreement to be bound by the re-vised/amended terms of use and/or Data Privacy Statement.

Contact
For further inquiries and queries on data collection queries please contact:

European Head-Office
Medline International BV
Nieuwe Stationsstraat 10
6811 KS Arnhem
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0) 26 – 312 7200
Fax: +31 (0) 26 – 312 7208
Mail: [email protected]

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