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PRIVACY STATEMENT

EFFECTIVE APRIL 22, 2019

 

Meridian Bioscience, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Meridian”) have created the following Privacy Policy to describe how we use information and data we collect. This Privacy Policy applies to the MeridianBioscience.com website. It explains how information is collected, used, and disclosed by Meridian with respect to your access and use of the website.

We recommend that you read this Privacy Policy in full 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 info@MeridianBioscience.com.

1.  DATA WE COLLECT

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

Identity Data: includes first name and last name.

Contact Data: includes email address.

Technical Data: includes internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting 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 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, provide technical support services and other instructions to Meridian.

Custom User Experiences: including data to allow you to personalize the way in which aspects of our website functions for you.

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

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

Meridian does not perform automated individual decision making using personal data provided.

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

2. COOKIES

Cookies are used by Meridian to service your specific requests for functionality, such as displaying the correct content for your region, local pricing, currency and shipping charges, as well any additional user and account specific functionality. We also use cookies to validate your identity and for the purposes of capacity management including monitoring the number of people using the site and the ways in which they are navigating and using it.

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. MeridianBioscience.com makes use of cookies to provide you with the best user experience possible. The MeridianBioscience.com domain serves our customers internationally and cookies are necessary to ensure that we can serve you with the right website 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 MeridianBioscience.com. We always endeavor to set only cookies that are strictly necessary to service your specific requests for functionality.

You may refuse the use of 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 MeridianBioscience.com and any other domains listed in this document, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the MeridianBioscience.com website.

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 the purposes of site maintenance, management, monitoring and capacity planning. Google Analytics uses cookies to compile the data about browser sessions and site traffic that enable 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 use of the website, 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 the way in which Google Analytics functions, cookies set by this site reporting technology are set by the MeridianBioscience.com domain.

2.3 Third-Party Cookies

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

The MeridianBioscience.com website does not use any third-party advertising services and will not set any third-party advertising-related cookies when you browse the site.

On occasion we may utilize third-party services to provide additional site functionality and these third-party services may attempt to set cookies on your browsing device.

AddThis

Meridian maintains social media presences on a variety of social network platforms including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and WordPress. In order to facilitate easy sharing of information, we utilize a third-party service, AddThis, to enable you to easily share information with your preferred social network(s). Depending on your browser configuration, AddThis may set a cookie on your device. For more information about AddThis and their privacy policy, please see the additional information box below.

Site: AddThis
Domain: https://addthis.com
About: https://www.addthis.com/about
Privacy Policy: https://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

 

YouTube

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

Site: YouTube / YouTube No Cookie
Domain: https://youtube.com
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 MeridianBioscience.com website that features an embedded video. A cookie may be set on your device, if allowed by your configuration, when you play the video.

Vimeo

Some pages on the Meridian web site contain embedded videos that we host with Vimeo. When you access pages on which a video is embedded, depending on your configuration, Vimeo.com may set a cookie on your browsing device. For more information about Vimeo and their privacy policy, please see the links below.

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

 

SFDC Pardot

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

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/

 

Salesfusion

We may use Salesfusion, Inc. for assistance with marketing initiatives on our website. Salesfusion deploys cookies for monitoring browsing information and allows us to collect PII through forms and landing pages. Please refer to Salesfusions’s Privacy Policy for information on data storage and security. Also, read “Use of Cookies and other Tracking Technologies,” for details on their use of cookies. For more information about SalesFusion and their privacy policy, please see the additional information box below.

Site: Salesfusion
Domain: https://www.salesfusion.com/
About: https://www.salesfusion.com/about/
Privacy Policy: https://www.salesfusion.com/privacy-policy/

 

3. 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 to do so (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 information 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. 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. We do not share your data with third-parties for their own use.

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

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 only select data processors that contractually comply with EU Data Protection regulations, including the GDPR.

4. YOUR RIGHTS

Under certain circumstances, you may have the following rights.

4.1. 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.

4.2. 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.

4.3. 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.

4.4. 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.

4.5. 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.

4.6. Right to Object

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

4.7. 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.

4.8. 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 at info@MeridianBioscience.com.

5. 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.

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