Privacy

Conceptus, Inc. operates a variety of web sites designed to provide you with information ranging from valuable health management resources to corporate news and product information. Some of our web sites also allow you to register for the purpose of receiving additional information about products and training procedures, or applying for a job, or receiving personalized communications. Whether you are a patient, caregiver, healthcare provider, investor, journalist, customer, or job applicant, respect for the privacy of your personal information is very important to us. Conceptus web sites that display this policy are committed to collecting, maintaining, and securing your personal information in strict accordance with the principles described within this policy. This policy only applies to information collected from Conceptus’ online resources that display a link to this policy. By visiting web sites that display this policy, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, please do not use or access these sites.

You have choices about the collection and use of your information.

You do not need to provide any information that identifies you (“personally identifiable information”) in order to visit our web sites or to obtain information from most of the features of our web sites. In general, you can enjoy full use of our web sites without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information.

We collect personally identifiable information from you only when you voluntarily choose to register for or use special content that we offer on our web sites. The web sites offering this special content provide specific explanations of the purposes for which your personally identifiable information is collected and used.

Our primary purpose in collecting and processing your personally identifiable information is to provide you with the information you request. In some cases, we may also request to use your personally identifiable information for the purposes of providing you with additional information about our products and services. We always let you decide whether you want your personally identifiable information used for this purpose. Conceptus will use personally identifiable information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Conceptus will take reasonable steps to ensure that personally identifiable information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.

Our U.S. Web sites are hosted by an Internet Service Provider in the United States and we store the information that you provide in our databases in the U.S. Our international websites, such as essure.com.au, essure.fr, essure.co.uk, essure.ch, essure.de, essure.es, essure.it and others also host their content and store the personal information that they collect at data centers within the U.S. If you are a European citizen and choose to provide personal information to us on any of our international sites, be aware that your action in this regard constitutes unambiguous consent to the transfer of your personal data to a location in the United States. If you are a European citizen and DO NOT wish to have your personal data transferred to a location in the United States, you should either withhold such personal data or not access these sites.

Other information we collect

For some personal registration features we use cookie technology to remember your selections. We DO NOT store personally identifiable information in cookie files. Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site can transfer to an individual’s own computer. Cookies make using our sites easier by storing information about your preferences so that you may take full advantage of the services we offer. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and you'll find most major web sites use them. Most internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your internet browser to disable cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. The help file of your internet browser will assist you with this.

Nielsen/NetRatings (NetRatings), an independent measurement and research company, gathers non-personally identifiable information and data regarding the visitors to our site on our behalf using cookies and code which is embedded in the site. Both the cookies and the embedded code provide anonymous statistical information about visits to pages on the site, the duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors' screen settings and other general information. Conceptus uses this type of information, as with that obtained from other cookies used on the site, to help it improve the services to its users.

If you wish to reject NetRating’s cookie, you can use the method outlined in your browser’s help file. To disable the embedded code, you will need to send requests directly to privacy@netratings.com. Further information regarding Netrating’s privacy statement can be found at http://www.nielsen-netratings.com/corp.jsp?section=leg_prs

Disclosure of information

The personally identifiable information that you provide will be processed for the purposes you consented to when you registered with this site. It will be available to Conceptus, Inc. and, where applicable, to Conceptus’ distribution partners for these purposes. Your information may also be made available to Conceptus’ marketing fulfillment partners, companies working as agents on behalf of Conceptus (such as companies that collect and process your information for us as well as companies that fulfill your requests for more information about our products or other services) so that they can assist Conceptus in meeting your requirements. Conceptus has sought assurances by contract from these companies that they will only use this information at Conceptus’ direction, in a manner that is consistent with this policy. These companies are also required to sign a confidentiality agreement that prohibits them from sharing, selling, or in any way providing this information to anyone else. Conceptus will not disclose your personally identifiable information to any parties other than these companies, except whereas required by law, or where we otherwise have obtained your consent to the disclosure.

Many of our web sites contain links to non-agent third-party Web site sources. This policy does not cover the practices of those web sites. Accessing those sources requires that you leave Conceptus’ web sites. Conceptus does not control the content of those linked web sites, and is not responsible for the privacy practices of those web sites. We recommend that you review the privacy policies on each web site that you visit.

Security

We take great care to ensure that your personal information is stored securely on our servers. Transmissions sent to or from our sites are routinely monitored for quality control and systems administration. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. These activities are conducted at your own risk.

How to ensure we hold accurate information

Conceptus takes reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, the accuracy of the information we hold depends on the information you provide. Please let us know if there are any errors in your personal information, and keep us up to date with changes to your personal information, such as your name or address. Generally, if you request us to do so, we will amend any personal information about you held by us, which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. If we disagree with you about the accuracy, completeness or currency of a record of your personal information held by us, we will take reasonable steps to associate with that record a statement to the effect that you claim this to be the case, if you request us to do so.

Accessing your personal information

You have a right to access your personal information, subject to some exceptions allowed by law. If you would like to do so, or you are concerned that we may have breached your privacy and wish to make a complaint, please let us know by sending an email to info@conceptus.com or to the postal address listed below. You may be required to put your request in writing for security reasons. We reserve the right to charge a fee for searching for and providing access to your information. When you contact us, please note the name of the Web site where you provided the information, as well as the contact information (e.g., user name, e-mail address, postal address) that you provided at that time.

Conceptus Privacy Office

331 East Evelyn Ave

Mountain View, CA 94041

United States of America

Children’s privacy

Children’s privacy is very important to us. Conceptus makes every reasonable effort to ensure that children’s privacy and other rights are not compromised. We will never knowingly market to or request personal information from a minor. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of parents to monitor their children’s internet usage.

 

Tips to protect your privacy

Remember to close your browser when you have finished your visit to our site. This will ensure that others cannot access your personal information if you share a computer or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe. Be aware that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information over the internet (for example: in discussion forums) this information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information in publicly accessible online forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 12/13/05. From time to time it may be necessary for us to review and amend our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended Privacy Policy on our sites. Please review the Privacy Policy each time you visit our sites. By using our sites, it means you accept and agree to the most recent version of the Privacy Policy on our sites.

Report any adverse events or product technical complaints involving the Essure system immediately by calling 877-ESSURE1 (877.377.8731).
You are now leaving the essure.com website.
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is not responsible
for the content presented by any independent website,
including any advertising claims, special offers,
illustrations, names, or endorsements.
You are now leaving the essure.com website.
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is not responsible
for the content presented by any independent website,
including any advertising claims, special offers,
illustrations, names, or endorsements.