1. We May Collect Personal Data When You Browse the Site
2. We Collect Personal Data When You Complete Online Forms
You may access the vast majority of the information on our Site without having to fill out an online collection form.
3. How We Use Personal Data You Provide
The Personal Data you provide through online collection forms may be used by Bio-Rad to provide you with the products, materials, and services you request, as well as:
- To improve, maintain, and protect our Site and to ensure that the content is relevant to your needs and preferences;
- To enable you to view the local list prices (available for selected countries) and post your comments on our bulletin boards;
- To respond to any other inquiries or requests that you might make;
- To notify you about updates to our Site;
- To conduct market, customer, and general business analysis for Bio-Rad's internal use; and
- To improve and/or develop our products, materials, and services.
4. Categories of Recipients to Which Your Personal Data May Be Transmitted
We may provide Personal Data to third parties in connection with fulfilling or processing your specific requests. For example, if you purchase products online using a credit card, we will contact that credit card company or its third-party service provider to process the order, and we will use a third-party shipping company to ship your order or other requested items such as our print catalog or literature. To enhance security, your credit card number is encrypted as it is transmitted over the Internet.
We may share Personal Data with law enforcement or other entities as required or permitted by law. Personal Data may also be disclosed to third parties, who are bound by nondisclosure obligations, in connection with a Bio-Rad merger, acquisition, or sale.
We may also use or provide nonidentifiable data to third parties in order to perform market or business analysis, on our behalf and for our internal use. This ultimately helps us to improve our services to you.
5. Transfer to Recipients Outside of Your Home Country
6. Personal Data Storage
The Personal Data you provide to us is retained for the term reasonably necessary to process your requests as described herein; however, we may need to retain archival copies of Personal Data as required by applicable laws. In such cases, your Personal Data will be stored in a readable format only, so that no further processing activities may be conducted.
7. Bulletin Boards
Bio-Rad encourages you to share your comments and questions with us and other users at our bulletin boards; however, any material, information, or other communication that you post to a bulletin board as a "comment" will be considered nonconfidential and nonproprietary. Please do not post on any bulletin board any personally identifiable information or any other information that you wish to keep confidential.
8. We May Contact You
If you choose to register at our Site, we will request your explicit consent to receive emails from Bio-Rad. If you wish to receive emails from us informing you of new products, services, events, and other information related to Bio-Rad, please check the 'Yes, I would like to receive emails about new products, services, events, or other items of interest' check box on the registration form. If you do not wish to receive emails from us, please leave the box unchecked. If you have given your consent to receive emails, each time we send you an email, it will give you the option to opt out of receiving future emails. Alternatively, to change your status on our email list, you can change the option in your online profile section, contact your local office or submit an email through Feedback & Suggestions, located on the Contact Us page.
If you choose to register at our Site, we may send you periodic mailings, notably catalogs and other materials informing you of new products, services, events, and other information related to Bio-Rad. If you do not wish to receive such mailings from us, or if you wish to change your status on our mailing list, please contact your local office or submit an email through Feedback & Suggestions, located on the Contact Us page.
No Ad Servers
We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies and no third-party banner ads will appear on our website.
9. Your Right to Access and Rectify Your Personal Data
If you are a registered user, you have, among other rights set forth by applicable law, the following rights: you can revoke your consent(s) or enforce your rights by contacting your local office or submitting an email through Feedback & Suggestions, and you can access, modify/update, or delete your Personal Data at anytime. Access to your information is available once you log in; simply go to your Profile page and modify your Personal Data as desired. If for any reason you are unable to access or modify your Personal Data, you can contact your local office or submit an email through Feedback & Suggestions, located on the Contact Us page.
We maintain physical, technical, and organizational safeguards to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized or inappropriate access. Further, we always use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving Personal Data exchanged with our Site. Our servers hosting your Personal Data are located in California, USA.
This Site is not intended for persons under 18 years of age. However, we do offer certain classroom and teacher materials through our educational programs; teachers and their students may use this Site and the materials that we provide through our educational programs at their own discretion. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children or minors, and we do not knowingly market our products or services to children or minors.
Effective January 28, 2011