PRIVACY STATEMENT

Please read this privacy statement carefully.

Privacy is very important to the Medtronic Foundation. We also understand that privacy is very important to you. This Privacy Statement tells you how we protect and use information that we gather through the Medtronic Foundation web site. Please note that Medtronic and some of its affiliates operate other web sites. This Privacy Statement does not apply to the Medtronic web sites. You should review the privacy statement posted on other Medtronic web sites when you visit them. This web site and this Privacy Statement are intended for a global audience.

This Privacy Statement was last revised on 7.11.18. We may change this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason. Significant changes to the Privacy Statement are discussed below in the Section called "Changes to the Privacy Statement." We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement each time you visit the web site.

By using this web site, you agree to the terms of the most recent version of this Privacy Statement. Please read our Terms of Use to understand the general rules about your use of this web site. Except as written in any other disclaimers, policies, terms of use, or other notices on this web site, this Privacy Statement and the Terms of Use are the complete agreement between you and Medtronic with respect to your use of this web site. You may be subject to additional terms that may apply when you access particular services or materials on certain areas in this web site, or by following a link from this web site.

Introduction

The information we receive, and how we use it, depends on what you do when visiting our web site. We will only collect non-personal information (information that is not identifiable to you personally) about visitors to this website.

What is non-personal information?

Non-personal information is information we collect through this web site that does not identify you as an individual person. It may include information such as the following:

  • the type of web browser software you use (for example, Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer)
  • the name of the domain from which you access the Internet
  • the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our web site
  • the date and time you access our web site
  • which pages you have visited on our web site
  • the geographic location of the server you use to access our website
  • the search terms you use
  • the links on which you click
  • personal information that has been made non-personal or anonymized (i.e., information that no longer reflects or references an individually identifiable user)

If you visit our web site to read or download information, such as information about a Medtronic Foundation program, we may collect certain non-personal information about you from your computer. This information is collected from your computer's web browser.

If you only read or download information on our web site, we do not collect or learn your name, e-mail address, home address, or other personal information about you.

What does the Medtronic Foundation do with nonpersonal information?

Because non-personal information cannot identify you or be tied to you in any way, there are no restrictions on the ways that we can use or share non-personal information. We are always looking for ways to better serve you and improve this web site. We will use nonpersonal information from you to help us make this web site more useful to visitors. We also will use non-personal information for other business purposes. For example, we may use non-personal information or aggregate non-personal information to:

  • create reports for internal use to develop programs, services or content
  • customize the information or services that are of interest to you
  • share it with or sell it to third parties
  • provide aggregated information on how visitors use our site, such as "traffic statistics" and "response rates," to third parties 

Cookies: The Medtronic Foundation may use third-party tracking and advertising providers to act on the Medtronic Foundation's behalf to track and analyze your usage of our sites through the use of cookies, pixel tags/web beacons, and similar technologies. These third parties may collect, and share with us, website usage information about visits to our sites, measure and research the effectiveness of our advertisements, and track page usage and paths followed during visits through our sites. Also, these third-party providers may place our Internet banner advertisements on other sites that you visit, and track use of our Internet banner advertisements and other links from our marketing partners' sites to our sites.

What happens if the privacy statement changes?

If we decide to make a significant change to our Privacy Statement, we will post a notice on the homepage of our web site for a period of time after the change is made. If the privacy policy changes, a link to the prior version of the privacy policy will be posted here.

What about privacy on other web sites?

This web site may contain links to other web sites. We provide the links for your convenience, but the Medtronic Foundation does not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of web sites operated by others. This Privacy Statement does not apply to any other web site, even Medtronic web sites. We are not responsible for the performance of web sites operated by third parties or for your business dealings with them. Therefore, whenever you leave this web site we recommend that you review each web site's privacy practices and make your own conclusions regarding the adequacy of these practices.

Does the Medtronic Foundation ever communicate directly with visitors to this web site?

We may contact you periodically by e-mail, mail or telephone if you agree to that contact to provide information regarding programs, services and content that may be of interest to you. In addition, some of the features on this web site allow you to communicate with us using an online form. If your communication requests a response from us, we will send you a response via e-mail. The e-mail response or confirmation may include your personal information, including personal information about your health, your name, address, etc. We cannot guarantee that our e-mails to you will be secure from unauthorized interception.

Are there special rules about children's privacy?

We care about protecting the online privacy of children. We will not intentionally collect any personal information (such as a child's name or e-mail address) from children under the age of 13. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us. 

California "Do Not Track" Disclosures 

California law (CalOPPA) requires the Medtronic Foundation to let you know how we respond to web browser "Do Not Track (DNT) signals". Because there currently is not an industry or legal standard for recognizing or honoring DNT signals, we do not honor Do Not Track requests at this time.

Choices about online tracking and opt-out options For more information on third-party advertising-related cookies and how to opt out of some cookies as you choose, see the descriptions and links below.

Click here to visit the Network Advertising Initiative site to set preferences and opt out of third-party targeting cookies.

Click here to opt out of the Google Network (Doubleclick, AdSense, Analytics).

EU visitors can find general information and opt-out resources at youronlinechoices.eu and US visitors can visit aboutads.info.

As noted above, you may also configure your own browser settings to block or manage cookies. Please refer to your browser's Help function.

What about web site security?

Security is very important to us. We also understand that security is important to you. We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail

How to contact the Medtronic Foundation

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please email us at rs.medtronicfoundation@medtronic.com.

Last updated: 7/11/18