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Privacy Statement


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Overview
Collection and Use of Information by Stericycle
Our Use of Your Information
Choices Regarding the Disclosure of Personal Information to Others
Other Uses of Information
Use of Cookies
Use of Web Beacons
Access to and Modification of Your Information
Security of the Personal Information
Changes to Privacy Statement

Overview

Stericycle Inc, is committed to respecting the privacy of our users. We strive to provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to Stericycle and Steri-Safe Compliance Portal sites (sometimes referred to as Stericycle sites) and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.

The Stericycle Site may contain links to other Web sites over which we have no control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to link from our Sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web sites.

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Collection and Use of Information by Stericycle

In some areas of Stericycle, we request of may request that you provide personal information, including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, contact information, billing information and any other information from which your identity is discernible. In other areas, we collect or may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your ZIP code, age, gender. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information. Examples of areas on the Stericycle Sites where we collect personal or combined personal and demographic data are pages where you can open a "My Account", sign up to use a service or purchase a product.

We also gather or may gather certain information about your use of Stericycle and Stericycle Sites, such as what areas you visit and what services your access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected by us. This information can include without limitation your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses, but is not linked to your personal information.

We may sometimes afford you the opportunity to provide descriptive, behavioral, preferential information about yourself, but it is solely up to you whether you furnish such information. If you do provide such information, you are thereby consenting to the use of that information in accordance with the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement. For example, such information may be used for the purpose of determining your potential interest in receiving email or other communications about particular products or services.

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Our Use of Your Information

We use the information we gather on Stericycle or Stericycle Sites, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving the Stericycle Sites, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer. If you have provided consent for us to do so, we may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products or services available from us.

We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the Stericycle Sites, to contact you about your opinion of current products and services or potential new products and services that may be offered. We may also provide additional communications, promotions and information which may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you.

In addition you may receive free informational newsletters from us relating to topics that may be of special interest to you, such as regulatory updates as they pertain to your practice type.

We have areas on the Stericycle Sites where you can submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in these areas becomes our property, and we can use such feedback for marketing purposes or to contact you for further information.

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Choices Regarding the Disclosure of Personal Information to Others

We do not disclose your personal information to third parties, or your combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of Stericycle or Stericycle Sites (such as the areas you visit or the services you access), except as set forth below.

  1. We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, training and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.
  2. We disclose information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d0 protect the personal safety or users of the public.
  3. We disclose and transfer information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of our business, whether such acquisition is by way or merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event we become the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court. You will be notified of sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party via email or through a prominent notice posted on the Stericycle Sites.

If you have access to a Stericycle Site, other users or members will not have access to your contact information and your contact information is not displayed in any Stericycle profile.

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Other Uses of Information

We also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to Stericycle Sites (for example, the number of visitors to Stericycles landing pages) with its clients, partners and other third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to the Sites and how those visitors use the Sites.

Personal and/or demographic information supplied by you becomes part of the Stericycle database, but it is not accessible by anyone other that you, Stericycle and the company hosting our Sites. Information you provide on a Site through a link may become the property of the other company, or of both us and the other company. In that instance, the use of such information by the other company will be subject to the privacy policy of that company. We are not responsible for that company's use of your personal or demographic information.

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Use of Cookies

We use "cookies" to help personalize and maximize your online experience and time online. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookies to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Stericycle pages; or register for series, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information (such as user name, password and preferences). Because of our use of cookies, we can deliver faster and more accurate results and a more personalized site experience. When you return to Stericycle, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features tat you customized. We also use cookies to track click streams and for load balancing.

You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline all cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on Stericycle and Stericycle Sites.

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Use of Web Beacons

Stericycle Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited those pages. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about our Web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, tie and date of a page vie, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides.

You may not decline web beacons, however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.

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Access to and Modification of Your Information

You may review, correct, update or change your account profile information at any time. From your account you may also opt out of receiving newsletters and certain other information from Stericycle.

To change your profile, click on the Administration link at the top of the page, and then click on Profile setup to edit your Profile. If you opted to receive newsletter, commercial e-mails or other communications from Stericycle at the time you created your account, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt-out by editing your account Profile as described above. If you previously opted not to receive such communications, you may later opt-in by editing your account Profile as well.

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Security of the Personal Information

We have implemented commercially responsible technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

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Changes to Privacy Statement

If we decide to materially change our Privacy Statement for Stericycle, we will post those changes through a prominent notice on the web site so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.

If at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please feel free to email us at MyStericycle@Stericycle.com or call us at (877)-SteriWeb or (877) 783-7493 and speak to one of our representatives. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly answer your question or resolve your problem.

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Update effective 11/6/2007.