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Privacy

The website you have entered is operated by or on behalf of Alere Inc. Alere is committed to protecting your personal privacy.

This Privacy Statement outlines the type of information that is collected by Alere Inc. on this website, and how we use and protect it. This Statement also tells you what to do if you do not want your personal information (defined below) collected when you visit our website, and how you can change information you have already provided to us. This Statement applies only to this website. For example, it does not apply to banners, sweepstakes, and other advertisements or promotions we may sponsor or participate in on websites owned by third parties.

(i) Your Consent to this Privacy Statement

By using our website, you signify that you agree with the terms of our current Privacy Statement as posted in this area of the site. If you do not agree with any term in this Statement, please do not provide any personal information on this site. If you choose not to provide personal information on this site, you may not be able to do certain things, like access particular areas of the site, enter a sweepstakes or
contest, request samples, or send us e-mails.

(ii) Collection of Personal Information

As used in this Privacy Statement, “personal information” means information which may identify you personally and includes such information as your name, street address, telephone number, credit card information, screen name, and email address. The site you entered may collect some or all of these types of personal information. Please be assured that Alere Inc. will not collect any personal information from your visits to our site unless you provide this information voluntarily. When you provide us with personal information, you are authorizing us to use that information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement, which includes your right to limit our use of the personal information as described in this Statement, and to request access to the personal information we have collected on this site.
(See “Who to Contact” below).

(iii) How We Use Your Information

When you supply Personal Information at this website, we will use it for the express purpose for which it was collected (e.g., to enter you in a sweepstake or to send you a sample). It may also be used by us to send you information and/or offers about our goods and/or services which we believe may be of interest to you, or to invite you to participate in market research. At any time, however, you may opt out of such future contact. (See “Who to Contact” below.)

At times, we may retain third parties to process or analyze data we collect on our websites, including personal information. In addition, if you order a product or service from us, we may share personal information with suppliers and other third parties to allow delivery of such product or service. These suppliers and other third parties are not authorized by us to use your personal information in any other way.

Finally, please note that we will release your personal information if required to do so by law, or by search warrant, subpoena, or court order.

(iv) Other Information We May Collect

You may have heard of “cookies,” which are files or pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Alere Inc. may use cookies to collect other information during your visit to our website, such as the particular site areas you visit and the services you utilize through our website. We collect this information to better tailor our site and our products to your interests and needs. Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities at our site. For example, a site can recognize that you have provided personal information to use and refrain from requesting the same information a second time. Most browsers are initially set to accept a cookie. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. Refusal of cookies at the site you enter may result in an inability to visit certain areas of the site or to receive personalized information when you visit the site.

In addition, we are constantly trying to improve how we promote our website. To help us do this, we may measure the effectiveness of our web presence by determining when you accessed the website, and what you clicked on within our site. Site measurement statistics may be used to personalize your website experience, as well as to evaluate—anonymously and in the aggregate—statistics about usage of the website. Information about your computer, such as your IP address (a number assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Internet), the type of Internet browser you are using and the type of operating system you are using may also be collected and linked to your personal information. This is to ensure that our website presents the best web experience for visitors, and that it is an effective information resource.

Some of the pages you visit may also collect information through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs) that may be shared with third parties which directly support Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc.’s promotional activities and website development. For example, website usage information about visitors to our websites may be shared with our third party advertising agency in order to better target Internet banner advertisements on Alere Inc. websites. The information collected through the use of these pixel tags is not, however, personally identifiable, although it could be linked to your personal information.

Finally, we may supplement the information that you provided us with other information we hold or that we receive from third parties. We do this for marketing purposes in order to provide more targeted products and service to meet your needs.

(v) Security of Information We take reasonable precautions to keep your personal information secure. All personally identifiable information is subject to restricted access to prevent unauthorized access, modification, or misuse.

(vi) Changes in Our Statement

Alere Inc. reserves the right to change or remove this Privacy Statement at our discretion. We will post any new Statement here and we encourage you to visit this area frequently to stay informed.

(vii) Who to Contact

Please write to us at privacy.info@alere.com if you have any comments or questions about this Privacy Statement or to report any violations of the Privacy Statement. We will respond to you within 48 hours in most cases.

For other requests, please choose among the following options:

If you don’t want to be contacted in the future by us, please email us at privacy.info@alere.com.

If you would like us to correct or update your personal information in our records, please email us at privacy.info@alere.com.

Again, Alere Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy in connection with our websites under these guidelines. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement.

Terms of Use

Copyright

Copyright© 2015 Alere Inc. All rights reserved.

All content and materials that comprise this website (the “Site”), including the website design, text, graphics, photographs, illustrations, images, icons, and other materials, data and information (the “Content”), are protected by copyright under US and international copyright laws and treaties, and are the exclusive property of Alere Inc.

This Site and its Content are provided by Alere solely for the personal and non-commercial use of the users of this Site. Permission is granted to download, to electronically copy, and to print in hard copy, for such personal use, limited portions of the Content of this Site solely for informational purposes.

Any other use of this Site and its Content, without the express prior written permission of Alere Inc., is strictly prohibited. In particular, and without limitation, except as provided in the preceding paragraph, you (whether alone or as a participant) may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit, or in any way exploit the Site or any of its Content, nor may you distribute this Site or any Content over any network (including any local area network), or use this Site or any Content in or as part of any database or compilation, or transfer or sell or offer to transfer or sell any of the Content.

Trademarks

All trademarks, trade names, logos, service marks, product names, and company names (the “Trademarks”) displayed on this site are either owned or used under license by Alere Inc. and its affiliates. Without limitation, these include the First Check® trademark. The unauthorized use of any trademark on this site is strictly prohibited. All other trademarks referenced on this site are trademarks of their respective owners.

Availability of Products

Reference to any product or service on the site does not constitute an offer to sell or supply that product or service. Specific advice concerning the availability and suitability of any particular product or service should be sought before purchase.

Content

The information on this site has been included in good faith but is for general informational purposes only. It should not be relied on for any specific purpose and no representation or warranty is given as regards its accuracy or completeness. No information at this site shall constitute an invitation to invest in any member of Alere Inc., nor should it be used as the basis for any investment decision. Neither Alere Inc. nor any of its affiliates nor its or their officers, employees or agents shall be liable for any loss, damage or expense arising out of any access to or use of this site or any site linked to it including, without limitation, any loss of profit, indirect, incidental or consequential loss.

We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this site as and when we consider it appropriate and without notice.

Linked Sites

At various points throughout the site you may be offered automatic links to other Internet sites relevant to a particular aspect of this site. This does not indicate that Alere Inc. is necessarily associated with any of these other sites or their owners. While it is the intention of the company that you should find these other sites of interest, neither the company, its affiliates, nor its or their officers, employees or agents shall have any responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever for these other sites or any information contained in them, none of which have been verified or endorsed by the company or its affiliates.

If at any time you find that you have accessed another site, you may return to this site by clicking on the “back” button on your browser toolbar.