Privacy Policy

Part 1: Personal information and privacy

1. Introduction

1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

1.2 By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of personal information and cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

2. Collecting personal information

2.1 We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a)  information that you provide to us when registering with our website (including your email address and postal address) or using the “contact us” form;

(b)    information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (including your name and email address);

(c)    information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us or send through our website  or when contacting customer service or responding to surveys (including the communication content and meta data associated with the communication); and

(d)    any other personal information that you choose to send to us.

2.2    Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.

3. Using your personal information

3.1    Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.

3.2    We may use your personal information to:

(a)    administer our website and business;

(b)    improve your browsing experience, select content and information that you may find useful, and keep you informed of topics of interest to you;

(c)    send statements, invoices and payment reminders to you, and collect payments from you;

(c)    send you non-marketing commercial communications;

(e)    send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;

(f)    send you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);

(g)    keep our website secure and prevent fraud; and

(h)    verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website.

3.3    We will not, without your express consent, rent, sell or otherwise supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.

4. Disclosing personal information

4.1    We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

4.2    We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

4.3    We may disclose your personal information:

(a)    to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b)    in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

(c)    in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

(d)    to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and

(e)    to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

4.4    Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

5. International data transfers

5.1    Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.

5.2    You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 5.

6. Retaining personal information

6.1    This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.

6.2    Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

6.3    Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:

(a)    to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b)    if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and

(c)    in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

7. Security of your personal information

7.1    We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

7.2    We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.

7.3    You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

8. Amendments

8.1    We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.  Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to the terms and conditions of the updated version of this policy.

8.2    You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

9. Your rights

9.1    You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:

(a)    the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GBP 10); and

(b)    the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

9.2    We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

9.3    You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

9.4    In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

10. Third party websites

10.1    Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.  Such hyperlinks are provided for your convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of the linked site or its privacy policy and procedures.

10.2    We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

10.3    Please note that this privacy policy does not apply in respect of any other Lockdown website.

11. Updating information

11.1    Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

Part 2: Cookies

1. About cookies

1.1    A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

1.2    Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

1.3    Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

1.4    Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

2. Analytics cookies

2.1    We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.

2.2    Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

2.3    The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz.

2.4    The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

2.5    Our analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

4. Blocking cookies

4.1    Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

(a)    in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;

(b)    in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and

(c)    in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

4.2    Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

5. Deleting cookies

5.1    You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

(a)    in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);

(b)    in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and

(c)    in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

5.2    Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

6. Log data

6.1    When you visit our website, even if you are not logged in, our servers may automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website as Log Data.  This Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser, type of the domain from which you are visiting, the websites you visit, the search terms you use, Internet Service Provider, number of clicks, and date/time stamp. We may use log data to monitor the use of our website, to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site, and gather demographic information.

6.2    We do not associate your IP address with any other personally identifiable information to identify you personally, except in a case of violation of the terms of service.

Part 3: Children’s Guidelines

1. Children’s Data

1.1    We respect the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online.  We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under thirteen (13) years of age.  We have implemented procedures to ensure that if we obtain actual knowledge of a child’s personal information, we will take steps to delete that information, and will in all events ensure that personal information obtained from such children for any purpose shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for such purpose.

1.2    If we know that a user is under age 13, we will not:

(a)    deliberately collect only contact information from that user without prior parental consent, except where used to respond directly to the child’s request;

(b)    deliberately collect personally identifiable offline contact information from that user without prior parental consent;

(c)    deliberately give that user the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable information without prior parental consent;

(d)    distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information of that user without prior parental consent; or

(e)    entice that user by the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity, to divulge more information than is needed to participate in the activity.

Part 4: Our details

1. Our details

1.1    This website is owned and operated by Lockdown Medical Limited.

1.2    We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 06567678, and our registered office is at 16 The Oaks, Clews Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 7ST.

1.3    Our principal place of business is at 16 The Oaks, Clews Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 7ST.

1.4    Lockdown Surgical Inc. place of business is at 18888 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen, MN 55317, USA.

1.4    You can contact us by writing to the business address given above, by using our website contact form, or by email to info@lockdown.uk.com.

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