Privacy Policy


The website is owned and operated by Synthes GmbH. Synthes GmbH commits itself to respect the legal requirements regarding the privacy of this website’s users.

By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. You also acknowledge that Synthes GmbH may change, modify, add or remove otherwise update this Privacy Policy at its discretion, without prior notification.

Definitions. Personal Data as used in this policy means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, e.g. name, birth date, e-mail- or mailing address that can be used for identification of a person. Site means websites located at Synthes means Synthes GmbH.

Collection of Personal Data. Most services on this Site do not require any form of disclosure of the user’s identity. However, Synthes may collect Personal Data of users for special services, for example if a user registers to obtain Synthes news. In addition, Synthes may use the Personal Data provided by users of this Site to improve the content and functionality of the website, to provide users with requested services, or to communicate to users.

Use of Personal Data. Personal Data will be used for the purpose the user is informed about when the data is requested. Users of the Site are consenting to the collection and use of their Personal Data as set forth in this Privacy Statement or to specific statements regarding Personal Data which may be published on the Site. In case of any conflicts with this Privacy Statement, such specific statements – if actually provided – shall prevail.

Documentation. The information collected is being kept in accordance with applicable legal documentation requirements and Synthes’ Privacy Policy as set forth below. Personal Data will be kept in databases only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal reporting or documentation retention requirements.

Non-disclosure. Subject to the content of this Privacy Statement Personal Data will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, shared, or otherwise distributed to third parties except as provided in this Privacy Policy. Data which is not personal, including questions, comments, ideas, and suggestions shall be deemed to be non-confidential, and Synthes shall be free to disclose and use the same, without any obligations whatsoever towards users of the Site, for any purpose and through any means.

Transfer Abroad and to Third Parties. Personal Data may be disclosed or transferred to other Synthes affiliates worldwide that have assured an adequate level of protection regarding the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Furthermore, Personal Data may be transferred to third parties who act for or on behalf of Synthes for further processing in accordance with the purpose for which the data were originally collected or if required by law. Where appropriate, before disclosing to such a third party, Synthes will contractually require the third party to take adequate precautions to protect such data.

Data Security. Synthes takes reasonable precautions to secure Personal Data. However, it should be kept in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. While Synthes cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of data, Synthes tries to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

Hyperlink to other Sites. This Site may contain links or references to other websites. Please be aware that Synthes does not control other websites and that, in no instance does this Privacy Policy apply to those websites. Synthes does encourage users of this Site to carefully read the privacy policy of every website they visit.

Questions or Contact. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information practices of this Site, please contact Synthes as follows:

Changes to the Privacy Policy. If this Privacy Policy changes, the revised Privacy Policy will be posted on this Site. The use of this Site following any such change constitutes User’s agreement that Personal Data collected through this Site after the revised Privacy Policy is posted will be subject to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy. Users are recommended to check back periodically, and especially before providing any personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy was last updated in February 2010.

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