Your Privacy:

At Harvard Bioscience we believe our online visitors have a right to know our practices regarding the information we may collect when you visit our Web sites and what type of information is collected. The guidelines contained herein apply only to your visit to the web sites operated by or for Harvard Bioscience and the entities it controls. These sites include, but are not limited to, those that contain harvardapparatus.com, or harvardbioscience.com, in their URLs. Sites which are linked to/from these sites may have different policies; therefore, please review the privacy policy notices on those sites for details.

While Harvard Bioscience does not generally require that you provide us with personally identifiable information in order to visit and use the Harvard Bioscience sites, please note that in order to enter certain areas, it will be necessary for you to provide this information. If you choose not to provide it for those areas, you may not be able to enter them.

Collection of Information:

For each visitor to a Harvard Bioscience Web site, Harvard Bioscience’s Web server automatically recognizes, collects and/or stores information such as the visitor’s IP address or fully qualified domain name, as well as any referring sites. Harvard Bioscience may use several technologies to accomplish this, such as general web logging, use of cookies, or other technology.

When you visit Harvard Bioscience’s web sites, we use an industry-wide technology called “cookies” which stores certain information on your computer and which will allow us to customize your experience to better match your interests and preferences or to simply facilitate your signing in to use the services. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However, if you block or erase cookies, we may not be able to restore any preferences or customization settings you previously specified, our ability to personalize your online experience may be limited, and you may not be able to partake in any e- commerce functionality on our site. Please refer to your browser instructions or “help” screen to learn more about these functions.

Harvard Bioscience may ask you to provide “personal information”, meaning individually identifiable information such as your email address, name, mailing address, or telephone number, or to fill out a registration, or to order products and services using these sites. Harvard Bioscience may combine the information you provide on our Web sites with information we may collect offline from you or from third parties so that we can more effectively tailor our site, services and offerings to you.

Harvard Bioscience may contact you to provide information about products, services, promotions, contests, or other activities or offerings that may be of interest to you.

Harvard Bioscience will not share the personal information you provide on the Harvard Bioscience Web sites with any other parties, except (a) with your consent (see paragraph below), (b) as may be permitted or required by law or court order, (c) to persons or companies with whom Harvard Bioscience contracts to carry out the operations of the site or our business, or (d) under difficult circumstances to protect the personal safety or property of our users, the public or ourselves.

With your consent, Harvard Bioscience may share your personal information with other affiliated Harvard Bioscience companies who may want to contact you about products, services or other offerings that may be of interest to you.

Use and Disclosure of Anonymous Aggregated Information:

Harvard Bioscience may also collect, aggregate and maintain anonymous information about the visitors to our Web sites, such as visitors interests, purchasing habits, product preferences, and the like. This data can then be used to tailor Harvard Bioscience’s Web site content and advertising to deliver a better experience for our visitors.

Security:

Harvard Bioscience takes great care in maintaining the security of your personal information and in preventing unauthorized access to it through the use of appropriate technology and internal procedures. However, Harvard Bioscience does not guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur.

Consent to Processing:

By providing any personal information to the Harvard Bioscience sites, all users, including without limitation users in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States of America.

Policy Governs Use; Changes to Privacy Policy:

The terms of this policy will govern the use and any information collected while it is in place. Harvard Bioscience reserves the right to change this policy at any time without notice.

Maintenance of Personal Information:

Harvard Bioscience does not maintain a process by which an individual may maintain and/or update their personally identifiable information.

Effective Date of Privacy Policy: October 1, 2004

Revised: March 30, 2009