Stryker recognizes that the personal information it receives is held in a position of trust. Stryker seeks to fulfill that trust by adhering to general principles regarding the protection of personal information. This Privacy Statement explains how we collect, use, share, and protect information gathered through this Site and during other interactions.
By using the Sites, you are agreeing to the terms of this Statement.
This Privacy Statement applies to personal information collected on websites, mobile applications, or controlled widgets embedded in communication platforms (“Sites”) and personal information collected in connection with Stryker’s business operations, such as information from patients, health care professionals, employees’ human resource data or third party business associates or contacts.
Personal information (also referred to as “Personal Data” in some jurisdictions) as used herein, is any information that can be used either alone or combined with other information to identify an individual or that can be directly linked to an individual. In certain jurisdictions, personal information may also include network identifiers such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
This Privacy Statement describes Stryker’s collection, use, and distribution practices with respect to personal information. Stryker’s privacy practices may vary amongst Stryker businesses and countries, both on and offline. Stryker is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of third-party sites linked to or from www.stryker.com.
You are encouraged to review the privacy policies of each website you visit.
Stryker does not require you to provide Personal Information to access any portion of our public website with exceptions such as registering for a webcast or accessing certain secure web areas. Only Personal Information you voluntarily provide to us is collected.
Stryker maintains physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect your nonpublic personal information and only allow disclosures as permitted by law to assist in providing products or services. We may also collect product and service information and provide these statistics to others in an aggregate form where the information has been de-identified.
Personal Information collected via Stryker Sites may include:
Stryker may collect, keep, and use Personal Information obtained through the Sites to provide you with access to the Sites. This information may be collected when you:
If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we reasonably require, it may hinder Stryker’s ability to provide the information or services you have requested.
Stryker advertises in a number of ways, including managed social media presences and email marketing campaigns. To analyze the performance of advertising campaigns, Stryker may collect certain information via our Sites through our service providers. Stryker and our service providers use common online surveying tools to collect this information, such as browser and flash cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies. The information that may be collected is listed in the Information Collection section above.
Collecting certain Personal Information through online advertising may assist with
Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies. How you do so depends on your browser and the type of cookie. Certain browsers can be set to reject all browser cookies. If you configure your computer to block all cookies, you may disrupt certain web page features and limit the functionality we can provide when you visit or use our Sites. If you block or delete cookies, not all of the tracking that we have described in this Policy will stop. Some browsers have a “Do Not Track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These browser features are still not uniform, so we are not currently set up to respond to those signals.
Your browser may grant the ability to control cookies. Configuring computer settings to block all cookies may disrupt certain web page features and limit the functionality of our Sites. Blocking or deleting cookies does not guarantee all tracking described herein will stop. Browsers’ “Do Not Track” features are not yet uniform, so Stryker cannot guarantee responses to those signals.
To the extent personal information is transferred out of the country where the owner of that Personal Information lives, such as to Stryker affiliates or business partners in other countries, including in the United States, different standards may apply to how your data is used and protected in those countries. Stryker has appropriate safeguards in place in accordance with applicable legal requirements to ensure that data is adequately protected irrespective of the country. This includes obtaining written assurances from any third party given access to your data so as to require them to adopt standards that ensure an equivalent level of protection for data as that adopted by Stryker. If you prefer not to have your Personal Information transferred, do not use this Site.
Stryker will not collect any Personal Information from anyone we know to be under the age of 16 without the prior, verifiable consent of his or her legal representative. Such legal representative has the right, upon request, to view the information provided by the child and/or to require that it be deleted.
Stryker will retain your Personal Information for as long as reasonably necessary for legitimate business purposes.
Stryker may share Personal Information we have collected with companies or agents doing technological maintenance or working on our behalf to help fulfill business needs, including providing customer services and distributing marketing communications. Stryker may also share Personal Information with our subsidiaries and affiliates.
Other service providers that may be used to perform certain functions on our behalf and to whom Personal Information may be disclosed in order to perform their intended function include call-center support, sending or processing postal or electronic mail or analyzing or hosting information on cloud-based servers.
Stryker does not share your Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.
The security and confidentiality of your personal information matters to us. For this reason, Stryker has physical, technical and administrative controls in place to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. Stryker evaluates these safeguards on an ongoing basis to help minimize risks from new security threats as they become known. However, as is the case with all websites, Stryker is not able to guarantee security for data collected through our Site.
You can contact us directly any time at the address below to update your Personal Information. Certain Personal Information may still be retained in accordance with our internal record retention procedures and processes or to the extent necessary to comply with applicable law.
If you are in the European Union, you also have a right to request access to, rectify, or erase your Personal Information. You also have a right to the objection to or restriction of processing, as well as the right to data portability, when applicable. If Stryker has processed your Personal Information based on your consent, you have a right to withdraw it at any time.
To exercise your rights, please write to us at the contact information provided below. Please note that additional information will likely be requested from you in order to honor the request.
This Site may contain links to a number of external websites that may offer useful information to visitors. Stryker has no control over such sites and therefore cannot be responsible for the content of such sites, nor does a link to such sites imply endorsement by Stryker of the products or services described therein. This Statement does not apply to those sites. Stryker shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damages suffered by your access to, or use of, third party sites or any products, services or information contained therein.
This Privacy Statement may be amended at any time. If material changes are made in how Personal Information is collected, used, disclosed, or otherwise processed, this Statement will be updated and notices will be prominently posted on the home page of our primary Site. Any material changes to this Privacy Statement will be effective at the time of our posting of the notice of the update. Where required to do so by law, Stryker may seek your prior consent to any material changes we make to this Privacy Statement.
The Statement was last updated on August 4, 2017.
If you have any questions, complaints, or comments about this Privacy Statement, please contact us. Stryker will use reasonable efforts to respond to you as soon as possible.
Send mail to:
Attn.: Global Privacy Director
2825 Airview Boulevard
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
If we fail to respond to your complaint within a reasonable period of receiving it in writing, or if you are dissatisfied with the response that you receive from us, you may lodge a complaint with the data protection authorities in your home country.