This Privacy Statement was last updated on December 1, 2021.
The Site is offered in the USA only, is directed at US residents only and is governed by laws in the United States only. 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.
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) 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.
The BD Veritor™ At-Home COVID-19 Test collects data only from minors between 14 and 17 once their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) has set up an account to allow the creation of a minor profile. All data related to minors under 14 is collected from a parent or guardian of that minor who consents to the use of the BD Veritor™ At-Home COVID-19 Test on that minor.
"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.
"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.
This Site will use de-identified User Data together with data provided by other parties and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, the keywords visitors used to find our Site and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. We also may disclose de-identified User Data in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.
Our Site incorporates social plug-ins, which are buttons, from those social media networks. If you click on a button to any one of those social networks from the Site, you are agreeing to share the following additional data to those third party networks: IP address, browser information, operating system, screen resolution, installed browser plug-ins like Adobe Flash Player, previous website information here.
We may use third-party advertising companies that use tracking technologies to serve our advertisements across the Internet. These companies may collect information about your visits to the Site and other websites and your interaction with our advertising and other communications. These advertising companies serve ads on behalf of us and others on non-affiliated sites, and some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information collected about your visits to the Site and elsewhere over time. Other companies may also use such technology to advertise on our Site.
You have the choice to tell us not to collect and use this information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices concerning interest-based ads, visit:
By visiting this website, you consent to the collection and processing of your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Statement and applicable U.S. laws, and to the storage of such data on servers of BD and the affiliates, agents and service providers referred to herein located in the U.S. and in other countries, as applicable. If, despite our disclaimer on the home page of this website, you access this website from a country outside the U.S., you do so with the understanding that, due to the nature of the Internet, your communications will inevitably result in the transfer of your Personal Data across international borders. By visiting this Site you expressly consent to the collection and transfer of your Personal Data to the U.S. and to the processing of your data by BD and third parties in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
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 and, in any case, no longer than 10 (ten) years. Personal Data that is no longer required to fulfill the identified purposes will be destroyed, erased or made de-identified. 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.
Depending on the State you reside, applicable law may entitle you to additional consumer rights, including the right (with certain limitations and exceptions) to:
To guard against fraudulent requests for access and deletion, BD will require information that it determines is sufficient to allow it to confirm the identity of the person making the request before granting access or making corrections. BD will endeavor to provide the information in question within a reasonable time and may charge an appropriate cost (e.g., photocopying, mail charges) to the individual making the request, where permissible under applicable law. BD reserves the right not to change any Personal Data but will append alternative text the individual concerned believes is appropriate.
BD will not respond to repetitious or vexatious requests for access. In determining whether a request is repetitious or vexatious, we will consider such factors such as the frequency with which information is updated, the purpose for which the information is used, and the nature of the information.
We are transparent about the ways in which we collect and use Personal Data, and welcome your questions and concerns. If you have any concern or complaint about the way we handle your Personal Data, please contact us as described below. To the extent you believe we have not addressed your concerns or otherwise choose to do so, you have the right to lodge a complaint with an authority in the State country where you reside or the US Federal Trade Commission regarding your concerns. For more information, please see https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/submit-consumer-complaint-ftc.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See How to Contact BD below.
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.
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.
BD may disclose your Personal Data, User Data and other information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with a legal obligation, (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BD or its affiliates, (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (d) protect against legal liability. Please note that compliance with a legal obligation is not limited to compliance with court orders or other legal processes specifically related to this Privacy Statement. BD may also disclose Personal Data, including health-related data, to meet its obligations under FDA and other governmental agency regulations and state and federal laws where applicable.
BD is the parent company of a large international group of companies. In light of this fact, we may, from time to time transfer your Personal Data to one of our databases in another country.
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.
This Site and the BD Services may frame or contain references or links to other BD websites as well as other websites and applications, such as BD Partner mobile applications, which are not operated or controlled by BD (the "Third Party Sites"). None of the Third Party Sites are governed by the policies and procedures we describe here. Links and references from this Site to Third Party Sites do not imply BD's review or endorsement of the Third Party Sites. We suggest that you contact those sites directly for information on their privacy, security, data collection and distribution policies.
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.
If you reside in California and we receive or collect CA Personal Information about you in a manner that is not an exception that is excluded by applicable law, we are required to provide additional information to you about how we use and disclose your information, and you may have additional rights with regard to how we use your information. We have included this California-specific information below.
California Personal Data . Consistent with the "What Information Do We Collect?" section above, we collect certain categories and specific pieces of information about California consumers or households that are considered "Personal Data" in California ("CA Personal Data"). For example and specific to CA Personal Data, BD may have collected the following categories of information about you:
Sources. We may collect certain categories of CA Personal Data from you and other third parties as described in the "What Information Do We Collect?" section above.
Purposes. Consistent with the "How Do We Use Your Personal Data and Other Information?" section above, we may share and/or disclose your CA Personal Data for business or commercial purposes, as follows:
California Consumer Rights. Subject to certain exceptions, as a California resident, you may have the following rights to your CA Personal Data: (i) Access. Request access to your CA Personal Data that we collect, use, disclose, or sell (if applicable); (ii) Deletion. Request deletion of your CA Personal Data , although BD may deny the request for a number of reasons authorized under California or other applicable law; and (iii) CA Personal Data Sold or Disclosed for Business Purposes. Request information about the CA Personal Data we have "sold" (as defined under CCPA) or disclosed for business purposes within the preceding 12 months. As noted above, BD does not sell consumers’ Personal Data . To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may be required to retain some of your CA Personal Data and certain CA Personal Data is strictly necessary in order for us to fulfil the purposes described in this Privacy Statement.
We will not discriminate against you by offering you different pricing or products, or by providing you with a different level or quality of products, based solely upon you exercising your rights to your CA Personal Data. Finally, making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with BD.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have provided us with information, you have the right to request removal of unwanted information that you publicly post on the Site. To request removal of such information, you can contact us as provided below. Upon receiving such a request, we will make sure that the information is not publicly available on the Site, but the information may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems and databases.