Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement was last updated on December 1, 2021.


Important Note 

By accessing or using this Site, you agree without restriction to be bound by the most recent version of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to follow and be bound by this Privacy Statement, you may not access or use this Site or share your personal data with BD directly or through a BD partner. By visiting the Site and sharing your personal data, you agree that we may use your personal data as described in this Privacy Statement.

Privacy Statement Introduction

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) and its global affiliates primary purpose is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. In doing so, we collect, process and use information. We collect and use information from customers, healthcare professionals, patients, business partners and other external parties with whom we interact. BD takes data privacy seriously and we believe that carrying out our business activities in compliance with applicable privacy and data protection laws is fundamental to our business success. This external privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) describes our practices in connection with information that we or our service providers collect through our (or their) websites, applications, and other sources (such as BD partner websites and/or applications) as part of BD Services. Additional terms may apply when you access specific services in some areas of this website, through mobile applications, or when you click on links that navigate away from this website. By using the BD Services that are in scope for this Privacy Statement, you are agreeing to the terms of BD’s most recent version of this Privacy Statement.

1. Welcome

Welcome to (the "Site"). This Site is operated by Becton, Dickinson and Company ("BD" or "we" or "us") and has been created to provide our customers the information, products and other initiatives developed and/or offered by BD and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, the "BD Services"). You are important to BD and, as described in this Privacy Statement, we will take appropriate measures to protect your privacy as you use this Site. This Privacy Statement sets forth BD's approach with respect to information that is collected from users of this Site as well as information we receive from BD partners. Your use of BD Services that link to this Privacy Statement are subject to this Privacy Statement and the Terms of Use of the Site. We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time, including as required to keep current with rules and regulations, new technologies and security standards. When we do, we will post the change(s) on the Site. If we change the Privacy Statement in a material and retroactive manner, we will provide appropriate notice to you. 

2. Note About Children

If you are under the age of eighteen, please do not provide us any personal information on this Site.

This Site is not directed at children and most of the services offered on this Site are designed for individuals who are 18 years of age or older. We recognize the need to provide additional privacy protections for children who use the Internet. Should an individual whom we know to be under 18 send personal information to us, we will not retain such information except that, in certain instances, we will use that information to satisfy our obligations to follow up on product comments or complaints and we will respond directly to the individual to inform him or her that we do not accept personal information from persons under 18. In addition, although again not required by the Act, If you are aware that a person under 18 has provided personal information to us, please contact us as provided below.

3. Definitions

"Aggregated Data" means customer demographics, interests and behavior based on Personal Data and other information provided to us, which is compiled and analyzed on an aggregate and anonymous basis. 

"Personal Data" means all information which are related to an identified or identifiable individual, including, by way of example, the individual's name and e-mail address, and User Data. 

"Public Information" means information posted to any public areas of the Site, such as bulletin boards, chat rooms and comment areas as well as the definition of "Public and Unsolicited Information" contained in our Terms of Use

"Unsolicited Information" means any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products and other unsolicited communications. Personal Data included in Unsolicited Information will be handled in the manner set forth in this Privacy Statement; however please refer to our discussion of "Public and Unsolicited Information" contained in our Terms of Use

"User Data" means information we automatically collect from you in connection with your use of our Site such as information about the type of device you are using, as well as your unique mobile device ID, internet protocol (IP) address or online identifiers, which are numbers that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet. 

4. What Information Do We Collect

Information That You Give Us: We collect Personal Data such as your name, date of birth, e-mail or mailing address from you when you voluntarily choose to register for or use certain BD Services at this Site. We use the Personal Data that we collect in an effort to provide you with a superior customer experience on the Site and to improve and market BD Services. BD may store such Personal Data itself or it may be stored in databases owned and maintained by BD's affiliates, agents or service providers. BD retains its rights to these databases and the information contained in them.

If you register with BD or use certain other of the personalized options we offer, we will create a profile that includes your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other information that you provide that is pertinent to your specific situation. We may combine such information with data gathered from other sources. For instance, if incorrect postal codes are received, we may use third party software to correct them. We also may collect e-mail or other addresses from prospect lists of other companies, for example, in connection with a joint marketing effort. When we do so, (1) we acknowledge in our correspondence how the recipient was added to our list and (2) we provide a means for recipients to opt out of further communications from us. In addition we may ask you for Personal Data if you enter an educational program, contest or promotion sponsored by BD. When you contact BD we may keep a record of that correspondence and may occasionally ask you to complete surveys for sales and research purposes.

In some instances we contract with outside parties to collect and maintain our information collection servers and to perform technology and related services. We seek to provide any such third parties with only the information they need to perform their specific function and we require them to protect your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Statement and Consent. Wherever BD collects Personal Data we will provide a link to this Privacy Statement and Consent.

Aggregate Data:

In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve our users, BD often conducts research on Aggregated Data. BD may share this Aggregated Data with government agencies, its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregated information does not identify you personally. BD also may disclose Aggregated Data in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

5. Transfer of Your Data Abroad

By voluntarily providing us with your Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Statement and Consent. Due to the nature of the Internet if you are visiting this Site from a country other than Singapore, your communications will inevitably result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. If you provide Personal Data to this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of BD and the affiliates, agents and service providers referred to herein located in the European Union, United States and in other countries. In the event that data is transferred to a country whose laws do not provide equivalent data protection, BD shall ensure adequate protection of such Personal Data in accordance with this Private Statement and Consent.

By visiting this web site and providing Personal Data to this Site, you consent to these transfers.

6. What are Your Choices

Besides the data that we automatically collect when you visit our Site, you can use this Site without providing your Personal Data, although doing so may limit your ability to obtain certain information or to use other valuable BD Services, including, for example, informational newsletters and responses to specific inquiries you may have. Where no Personal Data is legally required or is necessary for a particular service (for example, to contact you in response to your request), the use of a pseudonym is accepted.

We keep your Personal Data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal reporting or document retention requirements. We will take reasonable steps to update, correct or, upon your request, delete your Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via this Site. In order to request an update, with respect to your Personal Data, please contact us as provided below. If at any time you wish not to receive further communications, you may also follow the unsubscribe procedure included in our communication.

Please note that although after receiving a request to update, correct or delete information, we will make reasonable efforts to effect such a change promptly, it is not always possible to complete the process before another communication is distributed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Even if you have requested removal of your Personal Data from our lists, BD reserves the right to retain it in our files in some limited circumstances such as when such Personal Data may be necessary to honor your request to opt out of further communications, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems or as provided in our Terms and Conditions. If BD is required to retain any portion of the Personal Data for such purposes, BD shall use reasonable efforts to limit such Personal Data to what is necessary to accomplish the particular purpose. Further, you acknowledge that due to technical constraints and the fact that we back up our systems, Personal Data may continue to reside in our systems even after deletion. Therefore, you should not expect that your Personal Data will be completely removed from our systems in response to your request.

7. Use Of Personal Data and Other Information

BD uses the Personal Data you provide for our business purposes in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement. 

  • If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, that Personal Data will be available to us for use in connection with the reason for which it was provided or for a consistent purpose, including, if applicable, processing an order placed by you or informing you that the product is no longer available. For instance, if you contact us by e-mail, we may use the Personal Data you provide to respond to you; or if you contact us about a job listing, the information you provide to us may be used to consider you for the position. We may also combine Personal Data that you have provided to us with information obtained by us from other parties. 

  • BD and its affiliates may use your Personal Data and other information collected through your use of the Services, for collection, review and analysis necessary to meet its reporting obligations, such as mandatory reporting obligations to public health authorities, if applicable. 

  • BD and its affiliates also may use your Personal Data, User Data and other information collected through the Site to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site, to better understand our customers and markets, to improve our products and services and to effect and facilitate sales. 

  • BD and its affiliates may use this information to contact you, electronically, through telemarketing or otherwise, in the future to tell you about, and to offer for sale, products or services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt out" of receiving future communications. 

  • In some instances, we contract with outside parties to collect and maintain our information collection servers and to perform technology and related services. We seek to provide any such third parties with only the information they need to perform their specific function and we require them to protect your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Statement. 

If at any time you wish not to receive any future communications or to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, you may follow the "unsubscribe" procedure included with our communication. In addition, you may e-mail us at See How to Contact BD below. 

8. Do Not Track

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in some web browsers, allowing users to opt out of tracking by websites and online services. At the present time, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has not yet established universal standards for recognizable DNT signals and therefore, the Site does not recognize DNT. 

9. Do We Share Personal Data?

BD considers your information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. BD will share information including Personal Data with its subsidiaries and affiliates that have also agreed to be bound by this Privacy Statement. In addition, BD, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we retain another non-affiliated company to perform a function of this nature, we seek to provide them with only the information that they need to perform their specific functions, and we require them to protect your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Statement and BD's other contractual or legal restrictions. 

In addition, if you input Personal Data on a co-branded registration page, relating, for example, to a contest co-sponsored by both BD and a partner company or while using a mobile application hosted by a BD Partner, then your Personal Data will be available both to BD and to such partner company. While BD will only use such Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Statement, such partner company's use of your Personal Data will be subject to the privacy policy of that company and BD cannot be responsible for their use of your information. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of such partner company before providing information on any such co-sponsored page or promotion. 

There are also a limited number of circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data and other information in our possession with certain additional third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below. 

10. Legal Requirements

11. Transfer Of Personal Data?

12. Public and Unsolicited Information

The protections set out in this Privacy Statement do not apply to Public Information you provide to BD through this Site or through any other means. If you include Personal Data in Public Information, we will use that Personal Data only as provided here, but we caution you that, because such information (including your Personal Data) was made available in a forum accessible by the public, the use and disclosure of information by others accessing the Site is not monitored or controlled in any way by BD - nor are their activities governed by this Privacy Statement. 

Please refer to our discussion of "Public and Unsolicited Information" contained in our Site Terms of Use

Please note that, as set forth above, this Privacy Statement does not apply to the providing or use of certain Personal Data other than through the Site or in connection with BD Services that reference the Privacy Statement on this Site. It does not apply to the use of Personal Data of past or present employees of, or consultants engaged by, Becton, Dickinson and Company and/or its subsidiaries, for employment or benefits administration purposes, both of which are governed by BD policies designed for those respective purposes. 

13. Links to Other Websites

14. Security

BD takes reasonable steps to protect any Personal Data you provide to us and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Unless otherwise stated on the relevant page of the Site or through a BD or BD partner mobile application, BD uses general security standards but has not taken additional action to secure data provided to its sites or from its applications or from a BD partner mobile application, and such transmissions are subject to normal Internet security risks. As noted, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully 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 or to BD partners. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to BD or to any other party via the Internet. Moreover, when you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this Site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.