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 and our affiliated companies, 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 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.
We collect and process the following personal data about you:
Certain laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), require that we inform you of the legal bases for our processing of your personal information. Pursuant to the GDPR (and other similar laws), we process personal information for the following legal bases:
|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, or necessary for our legitimate business interest in complying with regulatory requirements which are not relevant legal obligations for the purposes of data protection laws.|
||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.|
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, 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.
Depending on your location, we may ask for your consent to our use of any non-necessary cookies (see descriptions of cookie types below) by way of a pop-up banner when you first land on our website. You can choose to either accept or reject non-necessary cookies as you prefer.
Otherwise, you can also set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and decide if you want to accept it or not. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but they can be set up to ask for your prior consent before an individual cookie is set on your device. This will give you control over your cookies; however, it may interfere with your browsing experience as some websites may not function properly and you may not be able to take advantage of all the features offered by our Sites. If cookies are blocked, certain tasks or features of our Sites may not be functional.
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 personalized 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.
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. Therefore, you cannot reject these cookies.|
|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. 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.|
|Advertising Cookies||These allow information gathered about your visits over time and across different websites or applications in order to help predict your preferences and show you ads that are more likely to be of interest to you.|
Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.
Currently, our systems do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in this section (e.g., by disabling cookies); you also may opt-out of targeted advertising by following the instructions below.
Cross Device and Browser Use. We and our third party service providers may use the information that we collect about you (whether directly from you from our website, through your device(s), or from a third party) to help us and our third party service providers identify other devices that you use (e.g., a mobile phone, tablet, other computer). We, and our third party service providers, also may use the cross-device and browser tracking and other information we learn about you to serve targeted advertising on your devices and to send you emails. To opt-out of cross-device and browser advertising, you may follow the instructions set forth below. Please note: if you opt out of these targeted advertising cookies, your opt-out will be specific to the web browser or mobile device from which you accessed the opt-out. If you use multiple devices or browsers, you will need to opt out of each browser or device that you use.
Users in the United States may opt out of many third-party ad networks. For example, you may go to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Consumer Choice Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and your choices regarding having information used by DAA companies, or if you are in the EU you can visit http://youronlinechoices.eu.
Opting out from one or more companies listed on the DAA page will opt you out from those companies’ delivery of interest-based content or ads to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any advertising through our Site or on other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing (i.e., contextually based ads). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you opt out on the DAA, your opt out may not be effective.
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 physical or mental health, as well as biometric or genetic data.
Where, in relation to certain specific products and services, we do process any special categories of your Personal Data, we will do so on the basis of your explicit consent, which we will obtain from you via a separate consent form.
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 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.
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 an appropriate legal basis. 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 by opting out through the unsubscribe link in the email you received.
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 European Economic Area (EEA) or the UK may be transferred, stored, and processed outside of the EEA or the UK for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. Where we transfer store, and process your personal information outside of the EEA or the UK, we have ensured that appropriate safeguards are in place to ensure an adequate level of data protection, such as putting in place standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission or another relevant body, or another measure that has been approved as adducing adequate safeguards for the protection of personal information when transferred to a third country. You have a right to obtain details of the mechanism under which your personal information is transferred outside of the EEA or the UK; you may request such details by contacting us as set forth in the “Contact Us” section below.
If our use of your Personal Data is subject to the GDPR or similar laws, you may have a number of rights, including 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:
Please note that your ability to exercise certain rights (objection; portability) will depend on the basis on which your Personal Data is processed (see section 2 above), and the exercise of all rights may be subject to exemptions or restrictions under applicable law; we will advise you if we rely on these. Any requests to exercise your rights should be addressed to PrivacyOfficial@teleflex.com. We will respond to your request within a reasonable period of time. 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.
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. 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 and age.|
|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||Yes. We may collect data through CCTV or temperature screenings.|
|I.||Professional or employment-related information||Yes. We collect information from applicants and customers.|
|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||Yes. We collect information about your online and purchasing activities, for example.|
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 the third parties described above including advertising networks, internet service providers, data analytics providers, operating systems and platforms, and social networks 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 parties, 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
Other than our advertising practices on our Site, 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 that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information.
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 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.
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 or use the same password for multiple accounts.
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 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 the Privacy Office at Teleflex Incorporated, 550 E. Swedesford Road Suite 400 Wayne, PA 19087-1603, USA. You may also call us at U.S. toll-free (866) 484-1536. All requests will be processed in accordance with local law.