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This site is not intended for children under the age of 13. KCI will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via this site from visitors in this age group. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about the use of the Internet and the information they disclose to Internet sites. Please contact KCI if you think we may have collected information from a child in this age group.
As you use this site, certain anonymous, non-personal information can be passively collected (collected without you actively providing the information) using technologies such as, but not limited to, “cookies”, “Internet tags”, “Internet Protocol Addresses (IP)”, “Web beacons” and “Navigational data” collection methods. Non-personal information may include, but is not limited to, the following:
- the type of web browser software you use (for example, Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer)
- the name of the domain from which you access the Internet
- the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our Web site
- the date and time you access our Web site
- the search terms you use
- the links on which you click
personal information that has been made non-personal or anonymized (i.e., information that no longer reflects or references an individually identifiable user)
As mentioned above, KCI will use non-personal information from you to help us make this site more useful to visitors. KCI will also use non-personal information for other business purposes. For example, we may use non-personal information or aggregate non-personal information to:
- create reports for internal use to develop programs, products, services or content
- customize the information or services that are of interest to you
- share it with or sell it to third parties
provide aggregated “traffic statistics” and “response rates” to third parties
In the ordinary course of business, KCI will share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf. For example, we may use different vendors or suppliers to ship you products or information that you order (or request) on our Web site. In these cases, we provide the vendor with information to process your order such as your name and mailing address. In all cases in which we share your personal information with a third party, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services we asked them to provide. We will not sell, exchange or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition.
KCI may be legally compelled to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation. KCI may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting Web site visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior which is harmful to other visitors (or illegal).
KCI may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to:
- protect our rights or property
- protect someone's health, safety or welfare
comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process
KCI may contact you periodically by e-mail, mail or telephone if you agree to that contact to provide information regarding programs, products, services and content that may be of interest to you. In addition, some of the features on this Web site allow you to communicate with us using an online form. If your communication requests a response from us, we will send you a response via e-mail. The e-mail response or confirmation may include your personal information, including personal information about your health, your name, address, etc. We cannot guarantee that our e-mails to you will be secure from unauthorized interception.
Please be aware that Internet transmissions, to include emails, are never totally secure. Information you submit to this site via the Internet or through email may not be secure; however, we will take reasonable steps to protect any personally identifiable information you may transmit to us from unauthorized access and misuse. KCI cannot guarantee or warrant this Web site or its security components against breaches of security, the interruption of the system or user error and misuse.
Except for certain personal information that may be specifically requested in the Web site for a specific purpose, KCI discourages the submission of confidential or proprietary information to this Web site. KCI does not generally request or require such information and has no obligation of any kind with respect to such information. Any such information you submit to this Web site via the Internet, email or other electronic means is not considered confidential and may be used for various purposes by KCI without limitation to include, but not be limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products.