Privacy Policy

Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. has a long-standing commitment to safeguarding the privacy of information entrusted to us. The privacy principles and procedures set forth below are intended to tell you how we collect, use, and distribute user information via our primary public website (www.thompsonsurgical.com). This statement also applies generally to all websites operated by Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates. This statement does not cover information collected from sources other than Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. websites

Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc.'s General Website Privacy Statement covers the following topics:

  • Specific Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. Sites and Services
  • Types And Uses Of Personal Information
  • Sharing with Other Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. Affiliates
  • How Personal Information is Shared with Third Parties
  • Security Measures
  • Modifications to Statement
  • Access and Accuracy
  • Data Retention
  • Children
  • Linked Websites
  • Use of Cookies
  • Contact Information

Specific Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. Sites and Services

Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. offers a variety of services, and operates through a number of websites which may have their own privacy statements that describe the specific data collection and use practices of the particular service or site. We encourage you to review the privacy statements for those services and sites. Unless more-specifically addressed (or to the extent otherwise provided) in those other privacy statements, the terms of this General Website Privacy Statement govern your online interaction with Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc.

Types and Uses of Personal Information

If you use this website, personally identifiable information about you may be collected and processed by Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. employees. In general, we only collect such information (such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and type of business) when you knowingly provide it to us. Additionally, Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. may automatically collect or process personally identifiable information (such as your internet domain or IP address) as part of the operation of this website or during the course of your activities on or use of this website. In nearly all cases this information may be collected or processed by, and transferred to, Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. facilities in the United States and in other countries where Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. does business; the information is then subject to the legal systems of those countries. By using this website (which resides in part on servers located in the United States), you unambiguously consent to our collection, processing, transfer or use of this personal information. If you do not consent to any collection, processing, transfer or use of such information, please discontinue use of this website.

Sharing with Other Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. Affiliates

We may share much of our data, including personally identifiable information about you, with our affiliates. To the extent that these entities have access to your information, they will follow privacy practices no less protective than our practices described in this document, to the extent allowed by applicable law.

How Personal Information Is Shared With Third-Parties

Without the user's consent, Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. will not sell, trade, or disclose the user 's personally identifiable information to third parties that want to market products to the user. However, Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. may disclose information to third parties assisting us in carrying out a transaction or providing a service for you (e.g., packaging, sending and delivering information to you, clearing financial transactions, or performing statistical analyses of our services). Additionally, Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. may disclose information when required by subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process, or in response to activities that are unlawful or a violation of Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. 's rules for use of the website, or to protect and defend the rights or property of Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc.. Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. occasionally uses certain outside companies to help us deliver online communications. These outside companies may collect and use information about customers for marketing purposes, but this information is aggregated and thus not identifiable to a particular user. However, if you would prefer that companies not collect information from your experience on our sites, please visit the PrivacyChoices site at www.privacychoices.org and follow the "opt-out" instructions.

Security Measures

Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. has implemented technological and operational security processes to protect your personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or unintentional destruction. While no security measure can guarantee against compromise, Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. regularly reviews and updates its security measures in an effort to provide appropriate security for all information held by Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc.

Modifications to Statement

Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. reserves the right to change, modify, or update this statement at any time without notice. We indicate the date of the current statement below, so you know when it was last updated.

Access and Accuracy

Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. wants to maintain only accurate information about users of the site. You can request individual information that has been gathered about you by contacting Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc.. Upon receipt of appropriate identification information, Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. will provide you with access to the personally identifiable information that it maintains about your use of Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. websites or which you have supplied to Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. via a Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. website. If you find factual inaccuracies, please notify Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. so that they may be corrected.

Data Retention

Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. will not retain your personal information longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected.

Children

Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. takes children's privacy seriously. Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. asks children under the age of 13 not to send any personally identifiable information through Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. websites without the consent of their parents or guardians. Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. encourages all parents and guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of personal information on the internet. Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose to third parties any personal information collected from children, and we are committed to complying with applicable laws and requirements, such as the United States' Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Linked Websites

We provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy statement posted on these (and all) third party sites. Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy statements or practices of sites and services controlled by other companies or organizations.

Use of Cookies

Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. may use "cookies" in connection with operation of its websites. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer by the Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. website server. Cookies are used for record-keeping purposes—the stored information can be retrieved by Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. website server when you return to the website. This allows Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. to personalize or regulate the use of the site, and also permits Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. to automate the access and data-entry functions of the site (e.g., login information), and to tailor the appearance or presentation of the site to your preferences or interests. In general, we do not use cookies to track the navigational habits of identified users without the user 's consent. If you visit our sites to read or download content, much of the information we do collect is statistical only (e.g., the domain from which you access the internet, the date and time you access our site, and the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site) and not personally identifiable. We use this information about the number of visitors and their use of the sites in aggregate form to make our sites more useful and attractive to you. The use of cookies is common in such activities, and they are used at most major websites. Cookies will not be used to pass any information from your computer except the specific information placed into the cookie from one participating Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. website when the cookie is retrieved by another participating Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. website. You may wish to adjust your Web browser to inform you whenever a cookie is to be used, or to reject all cookies automatically. However, if you elect not to accept cookies, some parts of the website may not function properly or permit access. For more information on cookies, see http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq.htm and http://www.privacychoices.org/. Some of our sites may also use Web beacon technologies to better tailor our sites to user preferences. When a user accesses a page containing a "Web beacon," an anonymous notice of that visit is generated and may be processed by us or one of our vendors. Because Web beacons work in conjunction with cookies, users who do not want this information considered in association with anonymous cookie information should set their browsers to turn off cookies. (When users turn off cookies, Web beacon technologies will still detect users visits anonymously, but this information cannot be associated with other user information and is disregarded).

Contact Information

Users should direct comments or questions regarding this statement to Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. info@thompsonsurgical.com or by mail to:

Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc.
10170 E Cherry Bend Rd
Traverse City, MI
49684

 

Reviewed 7/2013 CD