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Bard Access Systems, Inc. (Bard) respects your privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of personally identifiable information you share with us (the phrase "personally identifiable information" means any information that identifies you, such as your name, address, telephone number, etc.). The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you about the personally identifiable information we may collect from you when you visit this Web site and how we use that information. We may change this privacy policy from time-to-time so we ask that you revisit this policy to be sure that you are familiar with the most recent changes.

Collection and Use of Information

We may use personally identifiable information you share with us to fulfill your request for information, to send you health-related materials, to develop products, services and programs that you may find useful. If you do provide personally identifiable information to us, you agree that we may contact you through a variety of methods including postal mail, e-mail and telephone. Except as specifically provided in this privacy policy, we will not transfer, sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone without your consent. We may share your personally identifiable information with other Bard companies worldwide or with our business partners. We may occasionally transfer or share your personally identifiable information with third parties who perform certain services on our behalf. Such third parties have agreed that they will only use your personally identifiable information on behalf of Bard. All such information that we transfer or share will be used and disclosed in a manner consistent with the terms of this privacy policy.

You can visit much of this Web site without providing us with your personally identifiable information. There may be times, however, when we ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information. Whether or not you provide this information is completely your own choice. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to access certain services, offers, and content on this Web site.

Bard also collects non-personally identifiable information relating to such matters as: the total number of visits to this Web site, the number of visitors to each page of this Web site, the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of our visitors, and the time spent on this Web site. We use this information to understand how our visitors use this Web site so we can improve the customer experience. We may also share non-personally identifiable information with others.

If you contact us to report on your experience, or the experiences of your patient, with the use of our products, we may contact you for follow up information. We may also use the information you provide to submit reports of side effects to government agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or as otherwise required by law or governmental audit. Bard reserves the right to share your personally identifiable information in order to respond to authorized information requests of government authorities, the courts, law enforcement agencies or where required by law, or for corporate audits or to respond to complaints or security threats. Further, if we determine for business reasons to reorganize, sell or transfer a product or all or a part of our business, we may share your personally identifiable information with third parties involved in such transactions, such as actual or prospective purchasers, and other business partners, in which case we will obtain written assurances that such information will be appropriately protected.


To enable us to provide customized and personalized services, we may use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us any personally identifiable information about you. However, if you choose to furnish this Web site with personally identifiable information (such as your address), that information could be linked to the data stored in the cookie. We reserve the right to change our use of cookies and our practices regarding linkage to personally identifiable information without any prior notification.

Third-Party Use of Information

Bard will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to third parties except as provided herein. Personally identifiable information may, however, occasionally be transferred to third parties who act for or on behalf of Bard, or in connection with the business of Bard, for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected. We require that such third parties protect the information and, where appropriate, we will contractually require them to process data transferred only for the purposes expressly authorized by Bard.

In addition, we may transmit your personally identifiable information to another country, but within Bard, for purposes other than direct marketing, such as for storage, or because of where our servers are located. We may also use it to investigate security breaches or cooperate with authorities pursuant to a legal matter. We may also remove all the personally identifiable information and use the rest for historical, statistical, or scientific purposes. This Web site contains links to other sites. Be aware that Bard is not responsible for the privacy practices of non-Bard Web sites. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any Web sites that you visit through a link on this Web site.


In order to respect the privacy of children online, we do not knowingly collect, maintain, or process personal information submitted by children under the age of 13.

Questions and Comments

If you have any questions or comments about Bard's Privacy Policy or if you wish to review and correct your personally identifiable information held by Bard, please Contact Us.

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