Privacy statement

Roche Diagnostics Corporation (Roche) has made and will continue to make great efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this Roche Site (the “Site”). However, Roche makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained or referenced therein.

Privacy statement

This policy outlines Roche's steps for protecting the information you choose to share with us. Protecting your privacy is of the greatest importance to us. Be assured we will never sell, swap or rent your personal information to anyone. The information you choose to supply is used to process your warranty or provide personalized information, and to create a more useful experience. When you allow us, we may also e-mail you about additions to the Site or product and health information we think you'll find valuable. At any time, you may opt out of receiving e-mails from Roche.

The following information is designed to give you additional information about your privacy rights and the use of information you provide to Roche.

What Personal Information may we collect about you?

Through our Sites linking to this policy and by information you provide directly to U.S. Diagnostics, we may collect and process Personal Data, including data that does not directly identify you by name or include your contact information, but which may be used to identify that a specific computer or device has accessed our Site and which if combined with certain other information could be used to identify you.

The Personal Data we process about you includes the following categories of Personal Data:

  • IP address
  • 3rd party cookies
  • Web pages viewed
  • Demographic data
  • Online identifiers
  • Social media use and utilization
  • Geo-location data, as may be transmitted to use by your smart phone or other location-aware devices

We may collect Personal Data on your visit to our Sites through cookies, IP information, or other data provided by your web browser or device. We also collect data that you voluntarily provide to us through your interactions with our Sites, contacting us through email forms or if you call, email, write to us or contact us through social media.

We combine all of this data, together with data provided by third parties as set forth below, to offer you services and to otherwise facilitate the activities described in the following section.

Site

Several places on our Site require addition personal information if you choose to use them. At these places, we ask you to give us contact information (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address).

We may use contact information to send you information about our company, such as new products, special offers or information. As stated below, you may opt out of being contacted in the future and receiving information of this sort.

We may use unique identifiers to verify your identity, for use in our record system, and for marketing purposes. We may use demographic and profile data to tailor your experience at our site. This data allows us to show you content that we think you might be interested in and to display content according to your preferences. We may perform statistical analyses of your behaviors and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.

We may also use personal information in any way that we believe is necessary to prevent physical bodily harm, to protect our or others’ property and legal rights and interests, and to comply with any legal obligations to which we may be subject.

Cookies

Roche uses cookies to enhance the user experience within our Site as well as to maintain access security. These cookies will not damage your computer's hardware, files or software in any way.

Most browsers today allow users to set cookie preferences to accept all cookies, warn users before accepting cookies, or always reject cookies set by Web servers if a user prefers. Furthermore, browsers such as Internet Explorer® and Firefox® allow users to cleanse existing cookies from their hard drives.

When you visit our Site, we assign a unique visitor ID to a cookie file stored on your computer. This code is generated at random to enable us to "remember" you the next time you visit. This technique enables us to better serve you by providing content that is tailored to your specific interests and needs, and to facilitate quicker and easier log-in for you by remembering your password. Cookie information is neither connected to external data sources nor passed on to any outside party that is not connected with us.

While cookies allow an enhanced user experience, they are not necessary to use our Site - except where strict security access controls are in place. Access to our Site will not be interrupted if users choose not to accept cookies, but certain features may not be available.

Web beacons

Roche Sites and emails may use a technology known as web beacons that allows the collection of web log information. A web beacon is a tiny graphic on a web page or in an email message designed to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web log information is gathered when you visit one of our Sites by the computer that hosts our Site (called a "webserver").

We may use web beacons to help determine which email messages sent by us were opened and whether a message was acted upon. Web beacons also help analyze the effectiveness of Sites by measuring the number of visitors to a site or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a site.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is used to help make our website work better and to help us understand what parts of the website are being utilized. Google Analytics uses technical tools, such as first-party cookies and JavaScript code, to collect information about visitors. Google Analytics service tracks visitors to the site who have JavaScript enabled. Google Analytics anonymously and pseudonymously tracks how visitors interact with a website, including where they came from and what they did on a site. Google Analytics collects the information set forth above from users.

This information is used to administer and update the website, and we will also assess whether the visitors to the site match the expected site demographics and determine how key audiences are navigating the content.

First-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) will be used to report how your ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to this site. More information is available in our Cookie Policy.

  1. Opt-Out Provision:
    Google analytics offers an opt-out provision for website visitors who wish to limit the use of their data. You can receive more information about this option here.
  2. Google's Use of Data:
    Google and its wholly owned subsidiaries may retain and use, subject to the terms of its Privacy Policy, information collected in your use of the Google Analytics Information Disclosures and Sharing.
Do Not Track

There are different ways you can prevent tracking of your online activity. One of them is setting a preference in your browser that alerts Sites you visit that you do not want them to collect certain information about you. This is referred to as a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) signal. Please note that currently our Sites and web-based resources do not respond to these signals from web browsers. At this time, there is no universally accepted standard for what a company should do when a DNT signal is detected.

Advertising policy

We do not host or receive funding from advertising. From time to time, we may offer content provided through partnerships with other companies.

Third parties to whom information may be disclosed

None of the information you provide on this Site will ever be sold, swapped or rented for commercial purposes. Additionally, any third parties, such as data processing and Web development companies, to whom information is disclosed, agree to abide by the terms of this Privacy Policy as it pertains to the use of your information.

This Site contains links to other Sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other sites. You should check the privacy policies of these other Sites when providing personally identifiable information.

We use third-party advertising companies to place ads on other Sites. These companies may use information (not including personally-identifiable information such as your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Sites in order to measure advertising effectiveness and to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. We DO NOT share any information, which may be used to personally identify you (things like your name, e-mail address, telephone number, etc.) with these nor any other companies, except as detailed in this policy.

Ability and means to access personal information for reviewing, editing and/or removing

You may, at any time, review, edit and/or remove any information we have stored on you by contacting Roche by emailing us at diagnostics.roche@roche.com. We will comply promptly and in a commercially reasonable manner with any request to review, edit or remove information.

Always the ability to opt out

At any time, you may choose to opt out of further e-mail communication with Roche by emailing us at diagnostics.roche@roche.com. All requests for removal will be handled expeditiously and without question.

Site intended for US visitors

This Site is intended for United States visitors. If you are visiting this Site from a location outside the US, your data may not receive the same level of protection as it would be entitled to in the country from which you are visiting.

Children’s Personal Data

This site is not intended for or designed for individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from any person under the age of 13. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 who has submitted information through this Site, please email us to request deletion.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the practices of this site, please contact us.

Effective June 15, 2018