Legal and Privacy Statement

Roche Diagnostics Corporation (RDC) has made and will continue to make great efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on Roche-Diagnostics.us. However, RDC makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained or referenced therein. All users agree that all access and use of Roche-Diagnostics.us and any Web site linked to Roche-Diagnostics.us and the content thereof is at their own risk. Neither RDC nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering Roche-Diagnostics.us or on any Web site linked to Roche-Diagnostics.us shall be liable in any manner whatsoever for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access, use or inability to use Roche-Diagnostics.us or any Web site linked to Roche-Diagnostics.us, or any errors or omissions in the content thereof.

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Privacy statement

This policy outlines Roche-Diagnostics.us's steps for protecting the information you choose to share with us. Protecting your privacy is of the greatest importance to us. Be assured we will never sell, swap or rent your personal information to anyone. The information you choose to supply is used to process your warranty or provide personalized information, and to create a more useful experience. When you allow us, we may also e-mail you about additions to the site or product and health information we think you'll find valuable. At any time, you may opt out of receiving e-mails from Roche-Diagnostics.us.

The following information is designed to give you additional information about your privacy rights and the use of information you provide to Roche-Diagnostics.us.

Types and uses of information collected from you

At Roche-Diagnostics.us, we may collect a variety of information in several ways.

Personal information

Generally, you can visit our site without revealing any personal information about yourself. At times, though, we may need information about you in order to process a request. You will have a choice as to whether or not to provide such data to Roche-Diagnostics.us. Please be aware, however, that if you elect not to provide that information, you may not be able to use some of the features on the site.

If you choose to provide us with personal information, we will use such information in strict adherence to the terms of this policy. If you ask us to not use this information as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your request.

Several places on our site require personal information if you choose to use them. At these places, we ask you to give us contact information (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address).

We may use contact information to send you information about our company, such as new products, special offers or information. As stated below, you may opt out of being contacted in the future and receiving information of this sort. We may use unique identifiers to verify your identity, for use in our record system, and for marketing purposes. We may use demographic and profile data to tailor your experience at our site. This data allows us to show you content that we think you might be interested in and to display content according to your preferences. We may perform statistical analyses of your behaviors and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.

Information from your computer

Our site recognizes information about your computer, such as the browser, operating system, IP address, and the home server from which you access the Internet. We keep track of the domains from which people visit our site. Your IP address is used to help identify you, gather broad demographic data, identify trends and statistics, help diagnose problems with our server, and administer our Web site. We may use your IP address information when compiling and reporting aggregate information about our Web site. We normally do not link IP addresses to any personally-identifiable information; however, we may disclose visitor information when subpoenaed, for government investigations, and when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Cookies

Roche-Diagnostics.us uses cookies to enhance the user experience within our site as well as to maintain access security. These cookies will not damage your computer's hardware, files or software in any way.

Most browsers today allow users to set cookie preferences to accept all cookies, warn users before accepting cookies, or always reject cookies set by Web servers if a user prefers. Furthermore, browsers such as Internet Explorer® and Firefox® allow users to cleanse existing cookies from their hard drives.

When you visit our Web site, Roche-Diagnostics.us assigns a unique visitor ID to a cookie file stored on your computer. This code is generated at random to enable us to "remember" you the next time you visit. This technique enables us to better serve you by providing content that is tailored to your specific interests and needs, and to facilitate quicker and easier log-in for you by remembering your password. Cookie information is neither connected to external data sources nor passed on to any outside party that is not connected with Roche-Diagnostics.us.

While cookies allow an enhanced user experience, they are not necessary to use our site - except where strict security access controls are in place. Access to our site will not be interrupted if users choose not to accept cookies, but certain features may not be available.

Google Analytics.

Roche Websites may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, as mentioned above please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of a Roche website. By using a Roche website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

 

Advertising policy

Roche-Diagnostics.us does not host or receive funding from advertising. From time to time, we may offer content provided through partnerships with other companies.

Third parties to whom information may be disclosed

None of the information you provide on Roche-Diagnostics.us will ever be sold, swapped or rented for commercial purposes. Additionally, any third parties, such as data processing and Web development companies, to whom information is disclosed, agree to abide by the terms of this Privacy Policy as it pertains to the use of your information.

This site contains links to other Web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other sites. You should check the privacy policies of these other Web sites when providing personally identifiable information.

We use third-party advertising companies to place ads on other Web sites. These companies may use information (not including personally-identifiable information such as your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to measure advertising effectiveness and to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. We DO NOT share any information, which may be used to personally identify you (things like your name, e-mail address, telephone number, etc.) with these nor any other companies, except as detailed in this policy.

 

Ability and means to access personal information for reviewing, editing and/or removing

You may, at any time, review, edit and/or remove any information we have stored on you by contacting Roche-Diagnostics.us through e-mail. We will comply promptly with any request to review, edit or remove information.

Always the ability to opt out

At any time, you may choose to opt out of further e-mail communication with Roche-Diagnostics.us by e-mailing us. All requests for removal will be handled expeditiously and without question.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the practices of this site, please contact us.

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