As a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives, Teleflex respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your Personal Data. This Privacy Notice sets out how we, Teleflex Incorporated, 550 E. Swedesford Road Suite 400 Wayne, PA 19087- 1603, USA, collect, use, process, and disclose the Personal Data collected from you or that you (i) provide to us on our websites (the Sites), (ii) when you provide information to us in the context of your business relationship with Teleflex as a client or supplier, or (iii) when your Personal Data is supplied to us by your employer who is a client or supplier of Teleflex.
Please read the following carefully to understand our use of your Personal Data.
This Privacy Notice applies to you, whether you are a current (or former) visitor to our Site, client, supplier, or an employee of a client or supplier. It also applies to third parties whose information you provide to us in connection with our relationship with you. Please ensure that you provide a copy of this Privacy Notice to any third parties whose Personal Data you provide to us.
“Personal Data” is defined as any data relating to a living individual who can be identified directly from that data or indirectly in conjunction with other information.
We collect and process the following Personal Data about you:
Unless subscribing to a service, you are not obliged to provide us with your Personal Data, but failure to provide us with your contact details may result in us being unable to respond to any questions or requests you submit to us via our website. We will tell you when we ask for information which is a contractual requirement or needed to comply with our legal obligations.
If you consent to the use of your Personal Data for marketing purposes, check the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your Personal Data. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please contact us if you wish to do so (see the Contact Us section below).
Subject to the Objection to Processing section below, we will hold, process, and may disclose your Personal Data for the following purposes:
|Purpose for Processing||Legal Basis for Processing|
||This use of your Personal Data is necessary for our legitimate business interest in monitoring the utilization of our Sites and to improve its quality. We have carried out a balancing test to ensure that your interests are not overridden by this legitimate interest.|
||This use of your Personal Data is necessary for the legitimate business interest we have in promoting our business, services and products. We have carried out a balancing test to ensure that your interests are not overridden by this legitimate interest.|
||The processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which Teleflex is subject.|
||This use of your Personal Data is necessary for our legitimate business interest in managing our business including legal, personnel, administrative and management purposes and for the prevention and detection of crime. We have carried out a balancing test to ensure that your interests are not overridden by this legitimate interest.|
||Your consent, which can be withdrawn at any time.|
For more information on the balancing tests carried out by Teleflex, please contact us using the information in Contact Us, below.
We may, from time to time ask for your consent to use your Personal Data for a specific purpose. If this consent is given, it can be withdrawn at any time.
When browsing the Sites, subject to your consent where required by applicable law, our servers collect certain information, such as your IP address, domain name, browser type, pages viewed and the time you visited our Sites, the number of times you return to our Sites and other click-stream data. This information may be compiled and/or analyzed by us on an aggregated basis to measure our users’ habits. This helps us to measure the use of our Sites, improve the content, functionality and operation of our Sites and to better understand and serve our users. Teleflex does not sell, exchange or publish this information; however, it may be shared with employees and vendors who assist in the implementation and maintenance of our Sites.
Session cookies are used to store temporary data in memory which exists only for the duration of the user’s session. All information from them is removed completely whenever the session is finished. They are generally used to pass information from one Site to another. Teleflex uses session cookies to maintain an internal session identifier required by the underlying web technology, and to provide Site usage statistics.
Please note that we use the following types of cookies:
|Type (What application uses the cookie)|
|Necessary cookies||These are essential in order to enable you to move around the Sites and use features, such as accessing secure areas of the Sites. Without these cookies, our Sites would not work properly and services cannot be provided.|
|Performance cookies||These collect information about how visitors use the Sites, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We use these cookies to test different designs and features for our Sites and we also use them to help us monitor how our visitors reach our Sites.|
|Functional cookies||These allow the Sites to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize.|
For instructions on blocking and deleting cookies, see the privacy and help documentation of your specific browser’s website. If you use multiple devices and/or browsers you will need to disable cookies on each device and on each browser separately.
If you limit the ability of our Sites to set cookies, this may prevent you from using certain features of our Sites properly and your user experience – which will no longer be personalised for you – may deteriorate. You may also be able to opt-out from certain cookies through third party cookie management sites. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of our Site.
You can find more information about cookies by visiting the following information websites:
Unless we specifically request or invite it, we ask that you not send us or disclose to us any Personal Data considered to be “special” under certain countries’ laws. Special data includes information relating to an individual's:
If we process any special categories of your Personal Data, we will do so on the basis of your explicit consent.
We will disclose the Personal Data we collect as described in this Privacy Notice to the following third parties or agents:
We may also disclose your Personal Data if we are under a duty to disclose or share your Personal Data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or where necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Teleflex, our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction, to the extent legally authorized.
We will inform you in advance if we intend to further process or disclose your Personal Data for a purpose other than the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice. We take all reasonable steps, as required by law, to ensure the safety, privacy and integrity of such data and information and, where appropriate, enter into contracts with such third parties to protect the privacy and integrity of such data and any information supplied. You can obtain further information concerning recipients of your Personal Data from PrivacyOfficial@teleflex.com, where applicable.
In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to require Teleflex not to process your Personal Data for certain specific purposes (including profiling) where such processing is based on legitimate interest. If you object to such processing, Teleflex will no longer process your personal information for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for such processing or such processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Where your Personal Data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you may, at any time ask Teleflex to cease processing your data for these direct marketing purposes by sending us an email using the information in Contact Us, below.
To facilitate our global operations, Teleflex may transfer, store, and process your information within our family of companies, partners, and service providers based in North, South, and Central America; Asia; Europe; the Middle East; and Africa. Laws in these countries may differ from the laws applicable to your country of residence. For example, information collected within the EEA may be transferred, stored, and processed outside of the EEA for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. Where we transfer store, and process your personal information outside of the EEA, we have ensured that appropriate safeguards are in place to ensure an adequate level of data protection.
If you are located in the EEA, you have the right to request access to, rectification, or erasure of your Personal Data, or restriction of processing or object to processing of your Personal Data, as well as the right to data portability, in accordance with applicable laws. The following is a summary of what these rights involve:
However, these rights may not be exercised in certain circumstances, such as when the processing of is necessary to comply with a legal obligation or for the exercise or defense of legal claims. Any requests to exercise your rights should be addressed to PrivacyOfficial@teleflex.com. We will respond to your request in writing, including by electronic means, within 45 days of receipt of your request. We may request proof of identification to verify your request. We have the right to refuse your request in some circumstances. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of an alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of your Personal Data infringes the GDPR.
The Personal Data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA), for the purposes described above. Those countries may not provide an adequate level of protection under European data protection law for the processing of Personal Data. Due to the global nature of our business, your Personal Data may be disclosed to members of our group outside the EEA, including in particular in the USA. It may also be processed by personnel operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers who act on our behalf. We will ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect the privacy and integrity of such Personal Data. Please contact us if you wish to obtain information concerning such safeguards (see Contact Us below).
We will store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary for the purposes of providing access to our Sites and related services to you; for the performance of your or your employer's business relationship with Teleflex, as required by law, and for the exercise or defense of legal claims. Please contact us if you wish to obtain further information regarding retention policies (see the Contact Us section below).
Teleflex does not intend to collect personal information from children under age 13 without permission of the child's parent or legal guardian. Also, we do not provide any personal information to any third party (other than Teleflex’s agents) about our on-line visitors who indicate they are under 13 years of age. On-line visitors under 13 years of age should not submit personal information to us without the explicit permission from their parent or legal guardian. If your child has submitted personal information, and you would like to request that such information be removed from our system, please see the “Contact Us” section below to make such a request and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request.
If you are a California resident, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) protects your right to know about, access, and delete certain Personal Data about you or your household (together “you”).
We collect or obtain the following categories of Personal Data about you. Please see How We Use and Share Personal Data for more information about why we collect the categories of information below.
|Category of Personal Data||Does Teleflex Collect This Category of Personal Data?|
|A.||Identifiers||Yes. For example, we collect information like your name, postal and email address, and other identifiers when you participate in a transaction with us or communicate with us.|
|B.||Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute||Yes. For example, we may collect your name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number.|
|C.||Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law||Yes. For example, we may also collect your gender, age, and marital status.|
|D.||Commercial information||Yes. For example, we collect your transaction history and other information about your purchasing history.|
|E.||Biometric information||No. We do not collect this type of information.|
|F.||Internet or other similar network activity||Yes. Please see Cookies, above.|
|G.||Geolocation data||Yes. For example, we collect and use generalized location information.|
|H.||Sensory data||No. We do not collect this type of information.|
|I.||Professional or employment-related information||No. We do not collect this type of information.|
|J.||Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)||No. We do not collect this type of information.|
|K.||Inferences drawn from other personal information||No. We do not collect this type of information.|
Personal Data does not include:
We obtain the Personal Data listed above from the following categories of sources:
We may use or disclose collected Personal Data for one or more of the following business purposes:
In the preceding 12 months, we have disclosed the following categories of Personal Data to our thirdparty service providers for the business purposes described above:
Under applicable law, we are permitted to disclose personal information to service providers in accordance with written contracts requiring our service providers to keep the information confidential.
In addition to third-party service providers, we may share the Personal Data we collect with government entities (if required by law or reasonably necessary to avoid harm).Sales of Personal Data
In the preceding 12 months, we have not sold Personal Data (including Personal Data pertaining to children under 16). Our policy is that we do not and will not sell your Personal Data, unless you give us your consent or direct us to do so.California Rights and Choices About Your Personal Data
If you are a California resident, you have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Data over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:
If you are a California resident, you have the right to request that we delete any of your Personal Data that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights), we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Data from our records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the Personal Data is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by:
Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your California privacy rights under the CCPA. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Data. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access and use. As effective as modern security practices are, no physical or electronic security system is entirely secure. We cannot warrant the complete security of any information that you submit to Us, nor can we warrant that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet and you do so at your own risk. We have implemented strict internal guidelines to safeguard your Personal Data at every level of our organization. We will continue to revise policies and implement additional security features as new technologies become available.
Where we have given you a password that enables you to access certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping that password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data transmitted to our Site. Any transmission of Personal Data is at your own risk. Once we receive your Personal Data, we use appropriate security measures to seek to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure.
Our Site(s) may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of those websites, please note that those websites have their own privacy policies and we do not control or endorse the content of third party websites or otherwise accept any responsibility or liability for the content, security, or privacy policies of those websites. Please check those policies before you submit any Personal Data to those websites.
You should not construe anything on our Sites or any social media sites operated by Teleflex as medical advice. Information provided through the Site(s) or social media sites is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. Teleflex cannot answer specific medical questions in your e-mail requests or social media posts. You should consult a medical professional for diagnosis and treatment.
Teleflex does not practice medicine or provide medical services or advice and the information on our Sites and social media sites operated by Teleflex should not be considered medical advice. Do not consult our Sites in a medical emergency.
For certain processing activities conducted by Teleflex in the Republic of South Africa, the following provisions apply to such activities.
“Personal Data” is defined as information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person, and where it is applicable, an identifiable, existing juristic person, including, but not limited to: (a) information relating to the race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, national, ethnic or social origin, color, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental health, well-being, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth of the person; (b) information relating to the education or the medical, financial, criminal or employment history of the person; (c) any identifying number, symbol, e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, location information, online identifier or other particular assignment to the person; (d) the biometric information of the person; (e) the personal opinions, views or preferences of the person; (f) correspondence sent by the person that is implicitly or explicitly of a private or confidential nature or further correspondence that would reveal the contents of the original correspondence; (g) the views or opinions of another individual about the person; and (h) the name of the person if it appears with other personal information relating to the person or if the disclosure of the name itself would reveal information about the person.
The definition of “Special” data in section 4 above is expanded to also include: criminal behavior relating to the alleged commission of any offence or any proceedings in respect of any offence allegedly committed by such individual or the disposal of such proceedings; and sexual orientation or sex life.
You have the right to request access to, rectification of, or object to processing of your Personal Data. The following is a summary of what these rights involve:
However, these rights may not be exercised in certain circumstances, such as when the processing of is necessary to comply with a legal obligation or for the exercise or defense of legal claims. Any requests to exercise your rights should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request in writing, including by electronic means, or orally if requested, within one month of receipt of your request. We may request proof of identification to verify your request. We have the right to refuse your request if it is manifestly unfounded or excessive, or if it is contrary to data protection legislation.
Where you are unhappy with how we have used your Personal Data, please contact us (see the Contact Us section below) and we will attempt to assist you to resolve any concerns that you may have with us. If you are still not satisfied, you do have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Regulator.
The Information Regulator's details are set out below, should you wish to lodge a complaint:
The Information Regulator (South Africa)
The Information Regulator of South Africa is based at:
27 Stiemens Street
Complaints (complete POPIA/PAIA form 5)
PAIAComplaints@inforegulator.org.za - should your PAIA request be denied or there is no response from a public or private bodies for access to records you may use this email address to lodge a complaint.
POPIAComplaints@inforegulator.org.za– should you feel that your personal information has been violated, you may use this e-mail address to lodge a complaint
The Teleflex South Africa PAIA Manual is accessible at our offices at the following locations:
1ST Floor, Block C, Stoneridge Office park, 8 Greenstone Place, Greenstone, Edenvale, 1609
Village Square 2, Unit 7+8, 6 Village Walk Street, Parklands, 7441
32 Inyoni Heights, 98 Vause Road, Durban, 4001
14 Ascot Road, Millpark, Port Elizabeth, 6045
Shop No. 5, 72 Victoria Road Willows, 9301
The Personal Data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside South Africa, for the purposes described above. Those countries may not provide an adequate level of protection under South African data protection law for the processing of Personal Data. Due to the global nature of our business, your Personal Data may be disclosed to members of our group outside South Africa, including in particular in the United States. It may also be processed by personnel operating outside South Africa who work for us or for one of our suppliers who act on our behalf. We will, where necessary, ensure that appropriate agreements are concluded to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect the privacy and integrity of such Personal Data. Please contact us if you wish to obtain information concerning such safeguards (see Contact Us below).
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Notice from time to time at our sole discretion. If we make any changes, we will post those changes on our Site(s) and update the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this Privacy Notice. By continuing to use our Site(s) after we change our Privacy Notice, you agree to and accept our updated Privacy Notice. If there is a material change to the way we use or store Personal Data we have already collected, we will additionally seek your affirmative consent.
Questions, comments, requests and complaints regarding this Privacy Notice and the Personal Data we hold are welcome and should be addressed to PrivacyOfficial@teleflex.com or sent in writing to Privacy Officer Teleflex Incorporated, 550 E. Swedesford Road Suite 400 Wayne, PA 19087-1603, USA. All requests will be processed in accordance with local law.