PRIVACY STATEMENT

EFFECTIVE December 1, 2020

Meridian Bioscience, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Meridian”), which include Meridian Life Science, Bioline, Magellan Diagnostics, Meridian Bioscience Canada (GenePOC), and Exalenz Bioscience, have created the following Privacy Policy to describe how we use information and data we collect. This Privacy Policy applies to the websites of Meridian and its subsidiaries. It explains how Meridian collects, uses, and discloses information regarding your access and use of the websites.

This Privacy Policy only applies to Meridian websites and not third-party websites and applications. Meridian websites may contain links to third-party websites and applications that may interest you. Meridian is not responsible for the collection, processing, and use of your data by websites or applications that Meridian does not operate; furthermore, Meridian is not responsible for their content. For information on the processing of your data, please refer to the data privacy policies of the respective parties.

We recommend that you read this Privacy Policy in its entirety to ensure you are fully informed. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or Meridian’s data collection, use, and disclosure practices, please contact us at privacy@meridianbioscience.com or by mail or phone using the information in Section 6.

DATA WE COLLECT

The data we collect may include Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”). This consists of the following types of data.

Identity Data includes first and last name.

Contact Data: includes email addresses.

Technical Data: includes Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.

Usage Data: includes information about how you use our website.

Communications Data: includes your preferences in receiving news alerts.

We may use the data we collect in various ways, as outlined below.

Direct Marketing Purposes: including providing you with relevant product and company news.

Providing Product and Services, You Request:  including the collection of data required to process product orders, sample requests, and provide technical support services and other instructions to Meridian.

Custom User Experiences: including data to allow you to personalize how aspects of our website function for you.

Site Analytics and Improvement: to monitor site traffic patterns and preferences for site improvement, analytics, and optimization.

Job Application Collection: to receive online job applications.

We do not sell your personal information. We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers for their advertising.

Where applicable, for example, where PII is provided for Direct Marketing Purposes, we will ask for your consent to use the data for the proposed purpose(s).

This website is not intended for children under 18 years old, and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

COOKIES

We may use technologies such as cookies, pixel tags, browser analysis tools, server logs, and web beacons which automatically collect certain information from you. We use these cookies for various purposes, including activity that is strictly necessary for the Site to function and for analytics and advertising. For example, we may use this information for purposes including but not limited to servicing your specific requests for functionality, such as displaying the correct content for your region, local pricing, currency, and shipping charges, as well as any additional user and account specific functionality; validating your identity and for capacity management, including monitoring the number of people using the site and how they are using and navigating the site; helping us recognize you when you return to the Site; improving the quality of our service when you visit our Site; diagnosing problems with the Site; administering the website; tailoring our advertising to suit your interests; or processing your requests for information.

You may control cookies, including preventing or stopping the installation and storage of cookies, through your browser settings and other tools.  If you do so, our Site may not function correctly. Please refer to the Help feature of your browser for information on disabling cookies.

Click here for a complete list of the cookies we use on meridianbioscience.com

2.1 First-Party Cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that are set by the domain, or a sub-domain, of the site you are visiting. Meridian websites use cookies to provide you with the best user experience possible. The Meridian website domains serve our customers internationally, and cookies are necessary to ensure that we can serve you with the right content for your region, country, or locality. To ensure the maximum level of privacy for all our customers and website users, no personally identifying information is stored or transmitted in cookies set by Meridian websites. We always endeavor to set only cookies that are strictly necessary to service your specific requests for functionality.

You may refuse to use first-party cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that if you do this and do not make exceptions for Meridian’s websites and any other domains listed in this document, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites.

2.2 Google Analytics

Meridian utilizes the services of Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. We use information collected by Google Analytics for site maintenance, management, monitoring, and capacity planning. Google Analytics uses cookies to compile the data about browser sessions and site traffic, enabling us to analyze how customers and other users use this website.

Analytics data will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information to evaluate your website use, compiling summary reports on website activity 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.

Because of how Google Analytics functions, cookies set by this site reporting technology are set by the Meridian website domains.

2.3 Third-Party Cookies

Third-party cookies are those set when you visit a website but do not originate from the first party whose site you are visiting. It is possible to configure your browser to disallow the setting of third-party cookies automatically. Doing so means your browser will only accept cookies from the first-party domain you visit.

We may occasionally utilize third-party services to provide additional site functionality, and these third-party services may attempt to set cookies on your browsing device.

YouTube

Some pages on this website contain embedded videos that we host on YouTube. Depending on your configuration, YouTube.com may set a cookie on your browsing device when you access pages on which a video is embedded. For more information about YouTube and its privacy policy, please see the links below.

Site: YouTube / YouTube No Cookie
Domain: https://www.youtube.com/t/about_youtube
About: https://www.youtube.com/t/about_youtube
Privacy Policy: https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

To protect your privacy, YouTube videos are embedded using the youtube-nocookie.com version of YouTube, which does not automatically set a cookie on your machine when you load a page on the Meridian website that features an embedded video. A cookie may be placed on your device if allowed by your configuration when you play the video.

Vimeo

Some Meridian’s websites’ pages contain embedded videos we host with Vimeo. Depending on your configuration, Vimeo.com may set a cookie on your browsing device when you access pages on which a video is embedded. Please see the links below for more information about Vimeo and its privacy policy.

Site: Vimeo
Domain: https://www.vimeo.com
About: https://www.vimeo.com/about
Privacy Policy: https://www.vimeo.com/features/video-privacy, https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy

SFDC (SalesForce.com)

We may use SFDC, a Salesforce Company, for assistance with marketing initiatives on our websites. SFDC deploys cookies for monitoring browsing information and allows us to collect PII through forms and landing pages. Please refer to SFDC’s Privacy Policy for details on data storage and security. Also, read “How Does SFDC Track Activities” for details on their use of cookies. Please see the links below for more information about SFDC and its privacy policy.

Site: SFDC
Domain: https://www.salesforce.com/gdpr/overview/
About: https://www.salesforce.com/company/about-us/
Privacy Policy: https://www.salesforce.com/uk/company/privacy/

Hubspot

We may use Hubspot, Inc. for assistance with marketing initiatives on our websites. Hubspot deploys cookies for monitoring browsing information and allows us to collect PII through forms and landing pages. Please refer to Hubspot’s Privacy Policy for data storage and security information. Also, read “Cookies Policy” for details on their use of cookies. Please see the links below for more information about Hubspot and its privacy policy.

Site: Hubspot
Domain: https://www.hubspot.com/
About: https://www.hubspot.com/our-story
Privacy Policy: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy

Hotjar

We may use Hotjar Ltd for assistance with marketing initiatives on our websites. Hotjar deploys cookies for monitoring browsing information and allows us to collect PII through forms and surveys. Please refer to Hotjar’s Privacy Policy for data storage and security information. Also, read “Cookies Policy” for details on their use of cookies. Please see the links below for more information about Hotjar and its privacy policy.

Site: Hotjar
Domain: https://www.hotjar.com
About: https://www.hotjar.com/about-us/
Privacy Policy: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy/

2.4 Do Not Track

“Do Not Track” is a privacy preference that you can set in your Internet search browser that signals to a website that you do not want the website operator to track certain browsing information about you.  However, because our sites are not configured to detect Do Not Track signals from a user’s computer, we cannot respond to Do Not Track requests.

PROTECTING THE DATA WE COLLECT

3.1 Security

We take commercially reasonable precautions such as policy-based access control to protect data in our possession from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the data, both during transmission and once received by Meridian. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is guaranteed to be 100% secure.

3.2 Data retention

We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal requirements). When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal data has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

3.3 Information Shared with Third Parties

The data we collect may be shared with third parties as necessary to operate our business and protect our interests and legal rights.  This includes vendors and suppliers and our affiliated companies. We use a limited number of third-party processors to store and process the data we collect on our behalf. We will not authorize these parties to use your PII for any purpose that is not related to Meridian’s business operations.

In certain limited circumstances, we may need to disclose PII to comply with a legal obligation or demand. Additionally, in certain circumstances in connection with a change-in-control or change in control sale of a portion of the business, PII may be shared with a third-party seeking to acquire all or a portion of Meridian.

We do not sell your personal information. We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers for their advertising.

3.4 International Data Transfers

As an enterprise serving users in many countries, we may transfer personal information to countries other than the country in which the data was originally collected. This includes transfers within Meridian and to independent third parties. For users in the European Economic Area (EEA) which includes countries in the European Union, along with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, when we transfer your personal information to other countries, we select data processors that contractually comply with EU Data Protection regulations, including the GDPR.

YOUR RIGHTS

4.1 EU or EEA Residents

If you are in the EU or EEA, you may have the following rights.

Right of Access

You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether-or-not personal data concerning you are processed, and, where that is the case, you have the right to request and get access to that personal data.

Right to Rectification

You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate personal data and you have the right to provide additional personal data to complete any incomplete personal data.

Right to Erasure (“Right to be Forgotten”)

In certain cases, including where you have provided personal information for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to obtain from us the erasure of your personal data.

Right to Restriction of Processing

You have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing, applicable for a certain period and/or for certain situations.

Right to Data Portability

You have the right to receive from us in a structured format your personal data and you have the right to (allow us) transmit such personal data to another controller.

Right to Object

You have the right to object to the further processing of your personal data in so far as such data have been collected for direct marketing purposes.

Right to Withdraw Consent

You have the right to withdraw any consent you have previously given us to handle your personal information.  If you withdraw your consent, this will not affect the lawfulness of our use of your personal information prior to the withdrawal of your consent.

Right to File a Complaint

You have the right to file a complaint with a data protection authority.

In response to a request, we will ask you to verify your identity if we need to and to provide information that helps us to understand your request better.  If we do not comply with your request, whether in whole or in part, we will explain why.

To exercise your rights or make a request in connection with our Privacy Statement, please contact us using one of the options in 6. How to Contact Us.

4.2 California Residents

If you are a California consumer, you may have certain rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (Act) relating to your personal information, as defined under the Act. For additional information, please use the contact information in 6. How to Contact Us.

We do not sell the personal information of California consumers, including information we collect about individuals acting within the context of a business-to-business relationship with Meridian.

Amendment of Privacy Statement

We may update our Privacy Statement from time to time. Updates of our Privacy Statement will be published on our website. Any amendments become effective upon publication on our website. Any PII will be collected upon your continued use of Meridian’s sites will be handled in accordance with the currently-posted Privacy Statement. Therefore, we recommend that you regularly review the posted Privacy Statement.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or wish to submit a request regarding rights outlined in 4. Your Rights, you may contact us at:

Email Address
privacy@meridianbioscience.com

Mailing Address
Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
Privacy Office
3471 River Hills Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45244

Phone Number
+1.513.271.3700 (Meridian Corporate Office)
844.246.9963 (U.S. toll-free)

Cookie List

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

 

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.

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Social Media Cookies

These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

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Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

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Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

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Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Strictly Necessary Cookies
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