If you are a resident of the European Union please click here for supplemental GDPR statements.
If you are a resident of California please click here for the supplemental California Consumer Privacy Act Notice.
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:
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.
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 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 wish to change your status on our mailings list, you can click 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.
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, 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.
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 May 25, 2018
EEA Supplemental Website Privacy Statement
Scope of This supplemental statement
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. ("Bio-Rad", "we", "us", "our") provides to residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) this Supplemental Website Privacy Statement ("Supplemental Statement"), which supplements and localizes the Privacy & Security Statements on the following Bio-Rad domains ("Statement"):
Unless defined specifically in this Supplemental Statement, capitalized terms shall have the meaning set forth in the Statement.
Controller and EU Representative
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., 2000 Alfred Nobel Drive, Hercules, California 94547, USA, operates the Site and is the controller of any personal data collected or otherwise processed on or through the Site. Information on our representatives in the EU can be requested by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purposes and Legal bases for processing
We process your personal data on several different legal bases, as follows:
1. Based on necessity to enter into or perform a contract with you - we need to process your personal data to enter into an agreement with you or a legal entity you represent, to perform contractual obligations, to respond to related questions and requests from you, perform sales transactions, or provide customer support;
2. Based on legitimate interests - we process personal data from you
3. Based on compliance with legal obligations - we may need to process your personal data to comply with relevant laws, regulatory requirements and to respond to lawful requests, court orders, and legal process;
Name and Provider of Solution
Personal Data Processed by Solution
Purpose of Solution
Retention Period Applicable to Personal Data
Your Choice Regarding the Solution
Google Analytics by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Information on your use of the Site, including, without limitation, your IP address
Evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to us
You can prevent Google’s collection and use of your personal data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under:
555 SW Oak Street, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97204, USA
You can discontinue use of your personal data by removing cookies via your browser.
901 Mariners Island Boulevard, Suite #500, San Mateo, CA 94404, USA
Evaluating your use of landing pages and email, compiling reports on activity for us and providing other services relating to landing page activity
S.L.I. Systems, Inc.
78 – 106 Manchester Street, Christchurch 8011
Site search capability on bio-rad-antibodies.com
Cookies Used On the Site
The cookies we use can be categorized as follows:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Site or of certain parts thereof. They either serve the sole purpose of carrying out network transmissions or are strictly necessary in order for us to provide an online service explicitly requested by you.
These cookies allow us to carry out web analytics or other forms of audience measuring such as recognizing and counting the number of visitors and seeing how visitors move around the Site. This helps us to improve the way the Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are easily finding what they are looking for.
These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to the Site. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). Loss of the information in these cookies may make our services less functional but would not prevent the Site from working.
These cookies record your visit to the Site and/or your use of the services, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Demographic Information Cookies
These cookies collect and retain limited demographic information such as date of birth and gender, if such information is provided by the user, which is tied to anonymous identifiers and may be referenced by the system for some tailored advertising.
The following cookies may be used in Bio-Rad domains:
Who Places the Cookie?
Facilitates user session for navigating bio-rad.com
Facilitates user session for PrimePCR Custom Assay Builder
Facilitates user session for ecommerce actions
Facilitates user session for Digital Assay feature
SessionID for forgot password
SessionID for IEF
1 year (reset every login)
Enables country language selection
Identifies commerce channel
Checks if user has cookies enabled
OKTA (SSO) session id
OKTA(SSO) specific cookie
1 year (reset every save)
Used to track dismissed messages
Used to track previously visited pages
France healthcare cookie for CDG
Current cart for anonymous users
Used by sites written with Microsoft ASP technologies for session management.
Webtrends performance analytics
Marketo munchkin tracking cookie
Associated with Amazon web hosting services for routing client requests on the server.
Facilitates analytics for Facebook plug-in within the KnowItAll Software browser.
Foresee survey tracking
_4c_ (and more)
_ga, _gat*, _gid
Google Adwords Remarketing
Facilitates user site search on bio-rad-antibodies.com
Facilitates user feedback on spectrabase.com
APISID, LOGIN_INFO, PREF, SAPISID, YSC
Facilitates analytics for YouTube plug-in within the KnowItAll Software browser.
HSID, SID, SSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Used for session state management for YouTube plug-in within the KnowItAll Software browser.
To screen your browser for cookies:
However, please be aware that this might render certain functions of our Site inoperable or more difficult to use. Depending on the Internet browser you use, you might also be able to specifically reject third-party cookies. In this context, please note, however, that third parties might still have access to your Personal Information to the extent that such information is logged by first-party cookies.
Marketing Communications to You
On Bio-Rad domains, you can register to receive newsletters or similar information on our products or services or the products or services of our affiliated companies. As part of the registration process, we may ask you to provide us with certain mandatory information. Such information includes first name, last name, email address, country, and organization name.
When receiving a registration, we log and store the date/time of registration and the IP address the registration was received from. This solely serves evidentiary purposes for consent management.
When registering to receive newsletters or similar information, you need to explicitly declare your consent in our processing of your personal data for this purpose. You are under no obligation to provide such consent and, if you choose to do so nonetheless, you may withdraw your consent at any time, with future effect and for any or no reason by following the unsubscribe link contained in any email communication to you.
RECIPIENTS OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
For the following purposes, we may disclose your personal data to the following third parties, as required or permitted by applicable law:
Who Is your Personal Data Disclosed To?
What Is the Purpose Underlying the Disclosure?
Companies affiliated with Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. including:
Registered Channel Partners
Regional distributors contracted to facilitate sales and customer support processes.
Third-party suppliers and service providers including:
10900 NE 8th Street, Suite 700, Bellevue, WA 98004
3644 Eastham Dr, Culver City, CA 90232, USA
22 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
World Land Trust
Blyth House, Bridge Street, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8AB, United Kingdom
For single sign on and token based authentication on spectrabase.com
Steelhouse and Kenshoo
To assist us in Marketing operation or improvement of campaigns
To facilitate the Plant a Tree program process of planting a tree on the behalf of requesting customers
DATA TRANSFERS TO RECIPIENTS OUTSIDE OF THE EU/EEA
We and many of our affiliated companies and third-party service providers are located outside the EU/EEA in jurisdictions that are not subject to an unqualified adequacy decision by the EU Commission finding them to provide an adequate level of protection of personal data, i.e. a level of protection of fundamental rights and freedoms that is essentially equivalent to that guaranteed within the EU.
However, to ensure an adequate level of protection of your personal data, we enter into data processing and data transfer agreements with our affiliated companies and third-party service providers outside of the EU/EEA that incorporate the provisions of the Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the EU Commission or implement other appropriate safeguards with them. You can ask for a copy of such appropriate safeguards by contacting us at email@example.com.
HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We have implemented appropriate retention periods for your personal data collected or otherwise processed on or through the Site as set forth in our records management policy. Personal data processed in the context of a contract with you will be retained by us for the term of the contract and for a reasonable time afterwards as might be required to determine and settle any related claims. Where our processing of your personal data is based on legitimate interests or the compliance with legal obligations, it will be deleted as soon as the underlying purpose has expired. Personal data processed based on your consent will be deleted if and when you withdraw such consent.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Subject to the conditions set out in the applicable law, you have, without limitation, the rights to
You may exercise the above mentioned rights of access, rectification, erasure, restriction, objection and data portability by contacting us under firstname.lastname@example.org, even to the extent that such claims relate to the processing of personal data by one or more of the data recipients identified in this privacy statement.
YOUR PROVISION OF PERSONAL DATA TO US
Your use of the Site and your provision of personal data to us in the process is purely voluntary on your part. Subject to your sole discretion, you can, at any point, stop to use the Site or, where applicable, opt out of certain data processing operations while on the Site as described in this Supplemental Statement. An exception applies if an to the extent that you want to enter into or perform a contract with us on or through the Site. In this event, providing us with your related personal information is necessary for us to be able to enter into the contract with or provide any contractual services to you.
EFFECTIVE DATE AND CHANGES
This Supplemental Statement is effective May 25, 2018. We may make changes, including material changes, to this Supplemental Statement from time to time. You should review the Supplemental Statement each time you visit our Site to learn of any changes.
If you have questions about this Supplemental Statement, please contact us at email@example.com .
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