Siemens Medical Solutions, Inc.'s Web Privacy Statement

Information about our Web site

Siemens Inc. (Siemens) recognizes the importance of on-line privacy. Siemens includes its subsidiary companies (collectively referred to herein as the "Siemens").

Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access

Users can browse our web sites without disclosing personal data subject to the specific policies and provisions set forth below. Users always have the option not to provide personal data that may be requested on our web sites. We do collect technical information such as browser type. This information is analyzed in aggregate form to help us improve the web sites for users. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Siemens may share personal data that are disclosed with consultants and affiliates for internal business purposes and may divulge personal data if such data is subpoenaed, or if Siemens believes that such disclosure may be required by law. It is Siemens' policy to not share personal data with 3rd parties.

Cookies

When you go into Siemens, Inc website and/or MI LifeNet, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "Cookie" or similar file. Cookies allow us to tailor our website to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

Registration, Newsletter & Electronic mailing lists

If a user wishes to subscribe to one of our publications, register to gain access to specific areas of Siemens and/or MI LifeNet web sites, or be added to an electronic mailing list maintained by Siemens or MI LifeNet, we may ask for contact information such as name, address, and e-mail address. Participation and the provision of such information are entirely voluntary. Note that use of such personal data is subject to the terms and conditions, if any, set forth on the individual web pages, and unless indicated otherwise, such information is not shared with 3rd parties.

Technical Feedback

We may request technical information regarding the operation and functioning of our web sites from users via surveys. Participation is completely voluntary and the user has a choice whether or not to disclose any information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and e-mail), and demographic information (such as zip code and age). Technical feedback received is used to respond to the user's question or comment and to improve our web sites. Personally identifiable data submitted by the user for this purpose is not used for other purposes.

Community and Public Areas

Unless clearly declared a "private" area, information posted to message boards, chat areas, and other interactive web pages is available to the general public. The email address of users who post such information will be available to anyone who browses or uses the message area. Please use caution when posting any such information. Siemens does not control the sending or receiving of e-mail messages as a result of postings to our web sites.

Children

We will not request personally identifiable information from children. If a child sends us an e-mail or other communication with a question or comment or enters a contest, we may respond using his or her e-mail address. We do not typically monitor community and public areas (described above) for use by children, and children and parents should use caution when participating in those activities.

Security of Financial Information

Siemens recognizes the importance of protecting the financial information of users of this web site that may be collected in connection with the purchase of books, periodicals, or other products, or when making a charitable donation. Such on-line transactions may require credit card and personal contact information. We will use credit card number only to process the payment and we will not use it for any other purpose. Security provisions may be detailed on specific web pages.

Links

Our web sites may contain links to other web sites. Siemens is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other web sites. Web sites maintained by third parties may collect information and use it in a way inconsistent with this privacy statement. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our web sites and to read the privacy statements of each web site they visit. Web sites maintained by third parties may also refer to products, processes, or services of Siemens; unless we have provided explicit authority, such references in no way indicate our endorsement, recommendation or preference.

Changes

Siemens reserves the right to change this privacy statement at any time. We will use data in accordance with the privacy statement under which any data has been collected. Questions should be directed to mi-lifenet@petnetsolutions.com