Please note that your information may be processed in countries other than your country of residence and may be transferred to, processed in, or shared within the United States, countries of the European Union, or elsewhere.
IDEXX has self-certified to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Please click here to view the IDEXX Privacy Shield Notice.
IDEXX complies with the U.S. – Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from Switzerland. IDEXX has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles and agrees to cooperate with the Swiss federal data protection and information commissioner for disputes received from Switzerland that cannot be directly resolved with IDEXX. To learn more over the Swiss Safe Harbor program, and to view IDEXX’s certification please visit http://export.gov/safeharbor
This policy tells you, among other things, what information we gather from you and how we may use or disclose that information, and describes our efforts to protect it. Please read this policy carefully, and feel free to contact us at the following addresses or numbers if you have any questions regarding its contents or concerns about our use of your information:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 1-888-557-6518
- Fax: 1-888-557-6518 (Attention: Chief Privacy Officer)
- Mail: IDEXX Laboratories Inc., Attention: Chief Privacy Officer, One IDEXX Drive, Westbrook, Maine 04092, U.S.A.
Categories of Information Collected
We may collect a variety of personal information about you in connection with the offer and sale of our products and services, including
(1) information we receive directly from you via our websites (“Websites”), applications, surveys, or other forms, such as name, address, credit card number, bank account information (if you opt for direct debit), and other contact information;
(2) information about your transactions with us, such as account activity records, including purchases of various products and services;
(3) publicly available information we collect from third parties, including demographic or business information, as well as preferences and opinions regarding various topics; and
(4) information we receive from a consumer reporting agency in connection with your application for credit, which may include account information and/or consumer credit information.
Information Collected via IDEXX Websites
Technical Information—The Internet Protocol (IP) address that has been assigned to your computer or network by your Internet service provider (ISP) is recognized by our Websites, and a variety of other technical information, such as browser type and connection speed, is also collected.
Registration Information—If you register, sign up for a service, or contact us via email or our Websites, your individually identifiable email address or other personally identifiable information will be collected and stored. This registration information may include your name, address, telephone number, fax number, email address, information about your company or organization, and other information needed for a particular IDEXX program, promotion, or service.
Credit Card Information—If you purchase products or services through IDEXX Online Orders, the credit card information you submit through IDEXX Online Orders, such as name, address, credit card number, and verification number, goes directly to a third-party payment processor. IDEXX does not store or retain credit card information submitted through IDEXX Online Orders.
About Cookies—Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They help users navigate websites efficiently and enable certain website functionality. Cookies are also used by web developers to measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs. Due to their core role of enhancing and enabling website functionality, you may lose certain functionality if you choose to disable cookies.
Cookies from IDEXX Websites
Google Analytics Cookies—Google Analytics cookies (for example, utma, utmb, utmc, utmz, utmv) collect aggregated information about how visitors use our Website; for instance, how many unique visitors we have to our sites, what pages on our Website you visit, how long you are on our Websites, and how you got here, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. The data is then aggregated to help us understand how visitors are using our site so that we can create a better experience for you.
Our U.S. Website also uses the following Google Analytics Advertising Features: Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, and integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers. We use these Google Analytics Advertising Features and cookies on our U.S. Website to enable us to reach out to you with information relevant to your interests, using approaches such as targeted online direct and display advertising, as well placement of relevant ads in search engines you use.
Google Analytics is a trademark of Google Inc.
Use of Information
IDEXX uses your personal information solely:
- to respond to your request for products, services, or information;
- to fulfill our obligations to you under orders or contracts;
- to arrange for and process payments owed by you in connection with orders or contracts;
- or for internal purposes, including without limitation, marketing, promotions, customer support, Website administration, and feedback purposes.
If at any time you supply a mailing address, telephone or fax number, or email address to us, you may receive, if permitted under applicable law, periodic mailings, telephone calls, faxes, or emails, whichever the case may be, with information on new IDEXX products and services or upcoming events. We may also aggregate statistics that we gather about customers, sales, or Website traffic and provide this information to third parties on a non-personally identifiable (aggregated) basis.
Disclosure of Information
Information may be exchanged among IDEXX, its subsidiaries, and service providers as needed for business purposes, such as account administration, customer service, transaction processing, consumer reporting, processing and delivery of account statements, research and analysis, and delivery of products and services.
IDEXX will use contractual or other measures to require service providers to maintain a level of privacy protection comparable to our own practices.
IDEXX may also share information with joint marketing partners to present certain offers to you, but these parties will only be able to access and use your personal information for this limited purpose. In addition, if you opt for direct debit as a payment method, we will share certain personal information with your financial institution in order to arrange for payment. IDEXX does not sell email addresses, telephone or fax numbers, or other personally identifiable information to other companies. We may disclose information to fulfill certain legal and regulatory requirements if we believe that such disclosure is legally required or necessary to protect our legal rights or the rights of others, or to prevent harm, or in accordance with your instructions.
For government information requests, we comply with the laws applicable to us and other entities that process our data, and we provide details only as legally required. For content requests from law enforcement agencies outside the U.S., with the exception of emergency circumstances (defined in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act 1986, as amended), IDEXX will only provide content in response to a search warrant issued pursuant to the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty process or through other cooperative efforts with the United States Department of Justice.
2. Choice Regarding Consent
If you object to the use by IDEXX, its subsidiaries, or service providers of your personal information for the purposes described above, or if you do not wish to receive mail, email, telephone calls, or faxes about IDEXX products or services, you may request IDEXX to stop such use, mailings, or telephone calls by notifying the Chief Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or at an address or telephone or fax number specified above. Emails sent on our behalf include instructions for unsubscribing from our email distribution lists.
3. Access and Updates
At any time after you have submitted personally identifiable information to us, you may contact us at email@example.com or at an address or telephone or fax number specified above to request access to information we have collected regarding you or your business or to notify us of changes to such information. If you request any such changes, we will contact you by email or fax to confirm those changes. Once confirmed, any new item or information will replace the corresponding information previously provided.
If you provide any information to parties who operate websites that are linked to or from our site, different rules may apply to their collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information. We encourage you to review these sites’ policies before revealing any sensitive or personal information.
Regardless of the precautions taken by you or us, “perfect security” does not exist. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you transmit sensitive information at your own risk.
We have implemented a self-assessment process to verify adherence to the terms of this policy. If you have any complaints regarding our use and/or disclosure of your personal information, please contact our Chief Privacy Officer through the contact information provided above. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes by reference to the principles contained in this policy.
It may be necessary from time to time for us to modify this policy to reflect changes in the way we collect and use information or changes in privacy-related laws, regulations, and industry standards. We will provide reasonable notice of material changes to this policy, including via links posted on IDEXX Websites. Visitors should view this page from time to time to review the then-current policy.
Last updated: September 26, 2016