Surgery Exchange, LLC
The Collection of Personal Data
You may visit a Surgery Exchange website without identifying yourself or sharing any personal information. Surgery Exchange does collect certain domain information in order to improve and customize your experience on its site(s). Specifically, Surgery Exchange may collect the following types of information when you use any Surgery Exchange or Surgery Exchange-affiliated website:
Information you provide directly, including personally identifiable information, when you complete an online registration form for offers, events, user groups, training, trials, demos, etc., or submit an inquiry via email, direct mail, phone or fax.
Information you provide directly, including personally identifiable information, by submitting an online job application.
Usage data, collected via analytics, such as IP address, web browser type/version, operating system and website visit information such as date, time and pages viewed.
Click-through information related to Surgery Exchange emails and banner advertisements.
Aggregate, non-personally identifiable information, such as the number of weekly visits or page views to a Surgery Exchange website.
How We Use the Data We Collect
Surgery Exchange may use usage data in aggregated form to, among other uses:
Measure the website’s performance and activity as well as improve the website’s design and functionality.
Work with third-party consultants to develop and distribute statistical and general information to best understand how our customers use the website.
Investigate and prosecute security violations.
Surgery Exchange Online Communications
Surgery Exchange will use personally identifiable information, such as name, title, company, and email or other address, to communicate special promotions, events and announcements. This information may also be used to provide the products or services requested, respond to support needs, and/or provide additional information regarding Surgery Exchange products or services. If you do not wish to receive future promotional information and material from Surgery Exchange, you are offered the option to opt-out of upcoming communications.
Please note that we do not knowingly solicit information from children nor do we knowingly market our products and services to children.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Surgery Exchange values your business and strives to protect your privacy. Surgery Exchange will never sell or provide your information to list brokers or similar mass marketing entities. We may, however, provide information about you to our business partners and/or to vendors with whom we have contracted to in order to better serve your interests and/or to support targeted promotions. Surgery Exchange will provide only the information that is necessary for the third party to provide those services we believe will be beneficial to you and we take measures to protect your information. In such instances, Surgery Exchange’s master “opt-out” suppression file will be provided to such third parties in order to prevent unwanted Surgery Exchange material from being sent to you.
Surgery Exchange is a global company. Accordingly, the information we collect may be used, stored and/or processed in the USA or in any other country. By providing information via our website, you are consenting to the transfer of information from your country of origin to any other country in which Surgery Exchange does business (including those with less adequate levels of protection).
A “cookie” is a small text file that is transferred to your browser and stores information about your interactions with a particular website. A cookie is then read by the Web server that placed it on your browser. It works as a sort of identification card, recording your preferences and recalling previously entered information. By using cookies, your navigation time is reduced and use of a website is simplified.
Surgery Exchange uses two types of cookies:
A “session” cookie is temporary and is deleted once you close your browser. Session cookies are used to help a user’s browser navigate a website more smoothly and may show up if the user comes from a website with which the subsequent website has some relationship (e.g., the website of an affiliated company). Session cookies can also give helpful information.
A “persistent” cookie is more permanent and is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Persistent cookies are used to customize a website for a user. They may store passwords, preferences, registration and account information so that users do not have to re-enter this information each time they visit the website.
A cookie cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. Surgery Exchange uses both session and persistent cookies to collect and store information that allows us to offer better customer service and ensure easy navigation through our website(s).
You have the option of setting your browser to reject cookies. In most cases, if you do not accept the cookie you are still able to use the site. Please note, however, that by not accepting cookies, you will limit the functionality we can provide you when you visit this site.
Surgery Exchange provides the opportunity to opt-out of receiving its communications when you receive material from us. If you have difficulty opting-out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, email address and what you wish to cancel.
Links to Non-Company Websites
Surgery Exchange may provide links to Internet sites maintained by others. Surgery Exchange does not review such third-party websites in their entirety and is not responsible for the contents of or any products or services offered by such third-party sites. Surgery Exchange encourages you to read the privacy statement of every website you visit whether the site is linked to our or not.
Surgery Exchange provides these links to you as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of the linked site or our acceptance of any responsibility that arises as a result of your use of the site.
Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
This site may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, feedback forms, web logs, “blogs”, news groups and/or other public messaging forums available to its users. Please remember that any information you disclose in these areas becomes public information. You should always exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these public forums. You grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free right and license to use any content you send, upload, post or otherwise provide to us.