1. We May Collect Personal Data When You Browse the Site
You may access the vast majority of the information on our Site without having to fill out an online collection form.
2. We Collect Personal Data When You Complete Online Forms
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);
- 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 on-line 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 catalogue 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 by law or as we reasonably determine necessary to prevent harm to persons or property. Personal Data may also be disclosed to third parties, who are bound by nondisclosure obligations, in connection with a Bio-Rad merger, acquisition or a sale.
We may monitor internally, or using third party tools, how a user accesses or navigates the Site by tracking IP addresses or other “click stream data”. In order to improve this Site and our service to you. This enables us to evaluate Site traffic and navigation data so that we can, for instance, see which pages of our Site are visited frequently, and which are not.
We may also use or provide non-identifiable 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 other applicable laws. In such case, your personal data will be stored in a readable format only, so that no further processing activities may be conducted.
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 non-confidential and non-proprietary. Please do not post on any bulletin board any personally identifiable information or any other information that you wish to keep confidential.
7. We May Contact You
If you choose to register at our Site, we will request your explicit consent to receive e-mails from Bio-Rad. If you wish to receive e-mails from us, notably informing you of new products, services, events, and other information related to Bio-Rad, please answer “Yes” to the corresponding question on the registration form. If you do not wish to receive e-mails from us, please answer “No”. If you have given your consent to receive e-mails, each time we send you an email, you can opt-out of receiving future emails. Alternatively, to change your status on our email list, you can go to My Account under Lab Admin to verify your User Profile on QCNet and make the desired changes, or contact your local office or submit an e-mail through Feedback.
If you choose to register at our Site, we will request your explicit consent to receive periodic mailings from Bio-Rad. If you wish to receive such mailings from us, notably informing you of new products, services, events, and other information related to Bio-Rad, please answer “Yes” to the corresponding question on the registration form. If you do not wish to receive mailings from us, please answer “No”. If you wish to change your status on our mailings list, you can go to clicking on My Account under Lab Admin to verify your User Profile on QCNet and make the desired changes, or contact your local office or submit an e-mail through Feedback.
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 the Site.
8. Your Right to Access and Rectify Your Personal Data
If you are a registered user, you have, among others 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 e-mail through Feedback, and you can access, modify/update or delete your Personal Data at any time. 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 e-mail through Feedback.
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.
This Site is not intended for persons under 13 years of age. However, we do offer certain classroom and teacher materials through our educational programs; teachers may use this Site and the materials that we provide, in their own discretion. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children, and we do not knowingly market our products or services to children.