At Diomed, we understand the importance of protecting the privacy of visitors to our Web sites and the information we gain. That's why we have taken the necessary steps to meet worldwide data privacy requirements. We treat your "personal data" according to applicable laws which regulate the storage, process, access and transfer of personal data.
We only collect personally identifiable information about you if you choose to give it to us. We do not share any of your personally identifiable information with third parties for their own marketing use unless you explicitly give us permission to do so. Please review this Privacy Statement to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect information online.
There are two general methods that Diomed uses to collect personal information online:
We automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us on our sites and in some e-mails we may send each other. Automatic technologies we use may include, for example, Web server logs/IP addresses, cookies and Web beacons.
Web Server Logs/IP Addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allow computers and servers to recognise and communicate with each other. Diomed collects IP addresses to conduct system ad-ministration and report aggregate information to affiliates, business partners and/or vendors to conduct site analysis and Web site performance review.
Web Beacons. On certain Web pages or e-mails, Diomed may utilise a common Internet technology called a "Web beacon" (also known as an "action tag" or "clear GIF technology.") Web beacons help analyze the effectiveness of Web sites by measuring, for example, the number of visitors to a site or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a site.
Web beacons, cookies and other tracking technologies do not automatically obtain personally identifiable information about you. Only if you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information, such as by registering or sending e-mails, can these automatic tracking technologies be used to provide further information about your use of the Web sites and/or interactive e-mails to improve their usefulness to you.
You have several choices regarding your use of our Web sites. You could decide not to submit any personally identifiable information at all by not entering it into any forms or data fields on our sites and not using any available personalised services. If you choose to submit personal data, you have the right to see and correct your data at any time by accessing the application. Certain sites may ask for your permission for certain uses of your information and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will work to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.
As described above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you anonymously as you navigate our sites, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
Diomed uses technology and security precautions, rules and other procedures to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, improper use, disclosure, loss or destruction. To ensure the confidentiality of your data, Diomed uses industry standard firewalls and password protection. It is, however, your personal responsibility to ensure that the computer you are using is adequately secured and protected against malicious software, such as trojans, computer viruses and worm programs. You are aware of the fact that without adequate security measures (e.g. secure web browser configuration, up-to-date antivirus software, personal firewall software, no usage of software from dubious sources) there is a risk that the data and passwords you use to protect access to your data, could be disclosed to unauthorised third parties.
Diomed, including the subsidiaries, divisions and groups worldwide and/or the companies we hire to perform services on our behalf, will use any personally identifiable information you choose to give us to comply with your requests. We will retain control of and responsibility for the use of this information, and we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to maintain protections on the data.
The information will be helpful for us to better understand your needs and to improve our products and services. It helps us also to personalise certain communications with you about services and promotions that you might find interesting. For example, we may analyse the gender or age of visitors to sites about a particular medication or disease state, and we may use that analysis of aggregate data internally or share it with others.
Diomed may share personally identifiable data about you with various outside companies or agents working on our behalf to help fulfill business transactions, such as providing customer services, sending marketing communications about our products, services and offers, and doing technological maintenance. We may also share personally identifiable data with our company's subsidiaries and affiliates. All these companies and agents are required to comply with the terms of our privacy policies.
We may also disclose personally identifiable information for these purposes:
No Third-Party Direct Marketing Use. We will not sell or otherwise transfer the personally identifiable information you provide to us at our Web sites to any third parties for their own direct marketing use unless we provide clear notice to you and obtain your explicit consent for your data to be shared in this manner.
E-mail a Friend or Colleague. On some Diomed sites, you can choose to send a link or a message to a friend or colleague referring them to a Diomed Web site. E-mail addresses you may provide for a friend will be used to send your friend information on your behalf and will not be collected or used by Diomed or other third parties for additional purposes.
Our sites contain links to a number of Web sites that may offer useful information to our visitors. This Privacy Statement does not apply to those sites, and we recommend communicating to them directly for information on their privacy policies.
On some of our websites we will run competitions, for all competitions that we run the terms and conditions are clearly shown for your viewing.
Our Web sites are directed at an adult audience. We do not collect any personally identifiable information from anyone we know to be under the age of 16 without the prior, verifiable consent of his or her legal representative. Such legal representative has the right, upon request, to view the information provided by the child and/or to require that it be deleted.
If a Web site has particular provisions relating to privacy that differ from those stated here, those provisions will be disclosed to you on the page on which personally identifiable information is collected.
From time to time, Diomed may revise this online Privacy Statement. Any such changes to this Privacy Statement will be promptly communicated on this page. Continued use of our sites after receiving notice of a change in our Privacy Statement indicates your consent to the use of newly submitted information in accordance with the amended Diomed Privacy Statement. The effective date of this Privacy Statement is 1st August 2008.
For questions or if you wish Diomed to amend or delete your profile, please contact us in writing (by post), as follows:
Diomed Developments Ltd,
Registered in England No. 00745839
Unless explicitly stated otherwise, this Privacy Statement applies to Diomed Web sites.
Registered office: Diomed Developments Ltd, Old Station Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4PL. Registered in England No.