This Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice”) tells you about the information we collect through Argon Medical’s websites, located at www.argonmedical.com, www.argonmedical.eu.com and www.argonmedicaloem.com, as operated by Argon Medical (“Site”), Argon Medical and its affiliates also operate other websites. This Privacy Notice may not apply to those other websites. Please review the privacy notice posted on those other Argon Medical Devices, Inc. websites when you visit them. If you are an Argon Medical employee or job applicant, please review our Employee Privacy Notice for information about how we use personal data processed in connection with your employment or job application.
Argon Medical reserves the right to change this Privacy Notice at any time and for any reason. We encourage you to look at this Privacy Notice each time you visit the site and especially before you provide any personal information about yourself.
The information you provide us and how we use it depends on what you do when visiting our Site. We collect and use your nonpersonal information (information that is not identifiable as being about you personally) differently than your personal information.
What Information Do We Collect?
Argon medical collects two types of information, nonpersonal and personal. The differences are explained below.
Information collected online can generally be categorized as Nonpersonal or Personal/personally identifiable. Nonpersonal information is information that is collected automatically about your computer, mobile device or browsing history. Personally identifiable information and data (Personal Information) is information that specifically identifies a particular user, such as name, address or phone number. An example of Nonpersonal Information is the fact that, while this website may record the number of visits to a particular page that occur in a given period of time, it does not necessarily tell us the names or other identifying information of every visitor.
What Is Nonpersonal Information?
Each time you visit this site to read or download information, we may collect certain information about you from your computer. This information is collected from your computer’s web browser and may include information such as the following (“Nonpersonal Information”):
- The type of web browser software you use (for example, Internet Explorer)
- The name of the domain from which you access the internet
- The internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our Site
- The date and time you access our Site
- The pages you have visited on our Site
- Personal information that has been deidentified
What Does Argon Medical Do with Nonpersonal Information?
There are no restrictions to the way Argon Medical can use or share Nonpersonal Information. We will use Nonpersonal Information to help us make our Site more useful to visitors and for other business purposes. We may prepare reports and other materials using Nonpersonal Information and we may share them with others.
All information such as messages, questions, comments, ideas and suggestions (collectively “Feedback”) shall be deemed to be nonconfidential, and Argon Medical shall be free to disclose and use such Feedback for any purpose and through any means, without any obligation whatsoever to you. By choosing to send a message to Argon Medical, you acknowledge that all Feedback will be considered to be nonconfidential. Argon Medical shall have no obligations of any kind with respect to such Feedback and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, exhibit, display, transform, commercialize, create derivative works, distribute and respond or not respond to the Feedback without limitation. Further, Argon Medical shall be free to use any ideas, inventions, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such Feedback for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such Feedback to the extent permitted under intellectual property laws.
What Is Personal Information?
In some places on this Site, you may have the chance to send us information directly about yourself. Some of our services may require you to provide us with Personal Information, which may include a registration form, surveys or email forms, sample request forms, opt-in for a newsletter, opt-in to marking, publish posts or comments, as for user support, job applications or to contact us for any reason. Generally, no form of registration is required, allowing you to visit our Site without telling us who you are. However, some situations may require registration. When you register with us, you may need to complete certain fields (some are required and some are optional), as well as choose a user name and password. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any personal information requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the Site and for us to respond to you.
The personal information we collect if you fill out such forms or surveys, when you ask us to personalize your visits to our Site, or when you request us to respond to you, may include, for example:
- Your name
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Other personal information, such as your medical affiliation
How Does Argon Medical Use Personal Information?
Argon Medical may use the Personal Information we collect to:
- Respond to your requests
- Contact you, via email, regular mail, telephone or otherwise
- Provide services and content you request
- Provide you with information we believe may be of interest to you
- Generate statistical studies
- Conduct marketing research
- Send you surveys
- Contact you to offer additional services, products and content offered by us or third parties that may interest you
- Develop records, including records of your Personal Information
- Develop and improve programs, products, services and content of the Site
- Protect Argon Medical’s rights or property
- Assist us in our business, for example, marketing and/or product development
- Protect someone’s health, safety or welfare
- Comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process
By submitting Personal Information (such as your name, address, email address or telephone number), you agree we may keep a record of it and may use it in accordance with the above. By providing your email address, you consent to receive email notifications and information on behalf of Argon Medical. You may opt out of this email service at any time by contacting us or following the opt-out instructions included in each email you receive.
In order to us to provide the products or content you request, we need your Personal Information. Therefore, if you do not provide such Personal Information, we cannot deliver the samples, products or content.
How We Collect Information
When you contact us, participate in chats or emails with us via the website, request a sample, ask for more product information, apply for a job we make available or if you email us, you are voluntarily releasing information to us. You may decide not to volunteer information, but this may limit the functionality of this website.
May Argon Medical Share Personal Information with Third Parties?
Argon Medical may transfer your Personal Information to the subsidiaries, divisions or other entities under common ownership with Argon Medical. You also agree that Argon Medical may share your Personal Information with others who help us with the activities above. These companies and/or individuals may not use or share your Personal Information with others except for the purpose of assisting us with our business activities pursuant to our request. We may also share your Personal Information in connection with a change in control of Argon Medical, corporate sale, merger, dissolution, reorganization, acquisition or other similar event.
You agree we may use your Personal Information to mail or email information to you about Argon Medical Devices and our products and services.
We may share Personal Information to the extent necessary to:
- Comply with a law or regulation, court order, subpoena or other legal process
- Protect our rights or property
In addition, you are prohibited from transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.
What about Privacy on Other Sites?
This Site may contain links to other websites. We provide these links for your convenience, but we do not review, control or monitor the privacy practices of websites operated by others. Argon Medical is not responsible for the performance of these sites or for your business dealings with them. Your use of any other websites is subject to the terms and conditions of those sites, including the privacy policies of those sites.
Do you use “Cookies”?
We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer when you visit.
Cookies are small data files, typically made up of a string of text and numbers, that assign you a unique identifier. This information enables your computer to have a “dialogue” with our website and permits us to administer our website more efficiently and to provide a more tailored and user-friendly service to you.
The cookie may be stored on your computer’s hard drive. The information that we collect using cookies is Nonpersonal Information. U.S. Government Information Bulletin (I-034) contains a good description of cookie technology at: https://www.lifewire.com/web-browser-cookies-3483129.
You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being sent; if you do so, this may limit the functionality we can provide you when you visit our website. To the extent that a cookie can uniquely identify a computer mobile device, or tablet or the person using that device, and you are in the EU, this is Personal Information, and this Privacy Noticew shall apply to such Personal Information.
You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our Site may not work properly for you if you do so.
You may delete cookies that are already on your computer and stop cookies from being accepted in the future by referring to your manufacturer’s instructions by clicking “Help” in your browser menu. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser. If you would like to obtain more detailed information about types of cookies, how they are used and how you can manage your cookie preferences. You may want to visit: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
- MailChimp/Mandrill – https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
- Google/ Google Analytics – https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Use of Google Services
Links to External Websites
How Do We Use Information We Collect?
When you visit our website, we collect certain technical and routing information about your computer. For example, we log environmental variables such as browser type, operating system and CPU speed and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your originating internet service provider to try to bring you the best possible service. We also record search requests and results to try to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of our search engine. We use your IP address to track your use of the website, including pages visited and the time spent on each page. We collect this information and use it to measure the use of this website and to improve its content and performance.
At times, we may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and our external vendors.
This website may include tools that allow you to share or publicly post content from our website to a third-party site or social network. You may choose to share information about your activities on this website with such third-platforms and its users, including publishing your information about what content you may have viewed on our website. If you choose to share information about your activities on this website with certain social media platforms, we may send technical information about you to that platform as well as information about what content you are viewing. We may also use your Personal Information for any of the purposes listed above under “How does Argon Medical use Personal Information?”
- MailChimp/Mandrill – https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
- Google/Google Analytics – https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
We may share your personal information with third parties who use it for their own purposes if you have provided consent or at our discretion.
You share your personal information with third parties when you publish content including articles, comments and reviews to public areas of the website.
We may also share or disclose your Nonpersonal/nonprivate, aggregated or otherwise anonymous information.
We may be legally required to disclose or share your personal information without your consent in some circumstances; for example, to comply with a court order or law enforcement. We may also share your information when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or respond to a government agency, law enforcement, judicial or public authority, or other legal request or to comply with the law.
We may also share your information with our lawyers and other professional advisors, and third-party providers of services such as cloud storage, customer relationship management systems and others who need your information to provide services to us (or on our behalf).
How We Protect Your Information
We are concerned with protecting your privacy and data, but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. We use commercially reasonable efforts to protect the information we collect through the Sites. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the Personal Information provided by our users. However, no method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure. We do not guarantee that unauthorized, inadvertent disclosure will never occur or that our information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by any breach of any of our industry standard physical, technical or managerial safeguards.
Your Personal Information is stored on servers that are operated and maintained by us and by third parties under contract with us. We retain this information for the duration of your business relationship with us, and for a period of time thereafter to allow members to recover accounts if they decide to renew, to analyze the information for our own operations and for historical and archiving services.
Data Subject Rights
You may, depending on applicable law, have the right to request from us access to Personal Information we share about you, to amend (or rectify) the Personal Information, to restrict or suspend our processing of the Personal Information, to withdraw your consent for the processing of your Personal Information, to erase the Personal Information and to receive a copy of the Personal Information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (data portability). If these rights apply to you and you wish to invoke any of these rights, you may contact us using the contact details below. Please use the subject line “Data Subject Request.” Please include in your email a sufficiently detailed description of the right with which you seek assistance. We may need to contact you for further information, and we reserve the right to charge a fee for certain requests. We will notify you if your request has been granted or declined, or if exemptions apply. If applicable law does not provide you these rights, we reserve the right to grant or deny your request at our sole discretion.
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, if you are a California resident and your business relationship with us is primarily for personal, family or household purposes, you may request certain data regarding our disclosure, if any, of Personal Information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to us using the contact details below with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line. You may make such a request once per calendar year. If applicable, we will provide you, by email, a list of the categories of Personal Information disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the third parties’ names and addresses.
If you are a California resident under the age of 18 and a registered user of this website, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you to request and obtain removal of content or information you have publicly posted. To make such a request, please send an email with a detailed description of the specific content or information using the contact details below with “Request for Removal California Privacy Information” in the subject line. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.
Are There Special Rules about Children’s Privacy?
This Site is specifically for healthcare providers, and by your use of the Site, you are representing you are an adult. No personal information of any children under the age of 13 is intended to be collected by us.
We care about protecting the online privacy of children. We will not intentionally collect any personal information (such as a child’s name or email 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.
This site is not intentionally designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger without obtaining prior consent from a person with parental responsibility. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13 (such as a child’s name or email address). Please contact us if you think we may have collected information from a child under the age of 13.
If you have any questions relating to this Privacy Notice or the way we are planning to use your information, please contact: moc.lacidemnogra@opd
Provisions Applicable to Persons Located in the European Union/European Economic Area
The following provisions apply to the extent the collection, use or disclosure of Personal Information is governed by the European Union’s GDPR. If you are not located in the European Union or the European Economic Area, or the GDPR otherwise does not apply, these provisions do not apply to you.
Argon Medical is the controller of, and is responsible for, your personal data that is collected, processed, and stored pursuant to this Privacy notice.
Our Legal Bases for Processing
The following table provides our legal bases for processing your personal information:
|Personal Information||Legal Basis for Processing|
|User Submitted Information, including contact information, including name, address, email address, telephone number and job application.||This processing is undertaken with your consent, or where it is necessary to provide you with the content and services you request, in performance of a contract and for the legitimate purpose of administering the website, for marketing purposes and for communicating with users.|
|Passive information, including your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website address.||We use this information for the legitimate purpose of authenticating subscribers and customers, optimizing website performance, tailoring the website to each user, monitoring and resolving issues, marketing purposes and communicating with users and for the detection and prevention of fraud.|
Complaints to a Supervisory Authority
You have the right to make privacy complaints directly to a supervisory authority in your country.
Our headquarters is in the United States, and information we collect from you will be processed in the United States. If you are visiting our website from outside the United States, please be aware that you are sending information (including Personal Information) to the United States, where our servers are located. That information may then be transferred within the United States or back out of the United States to other countries outside your country of residence, depending on the type of information and how it is stored by us. These countries (including the United States) may not necessarily have data protection laws as comprehensive and protective as those in your country of residence; however, we will implement safeguards so that your personal information continues to be protected to the standards set out in this Notice.