Privacy Policy

Last Revised: April 27, 2016

1. Purpose of the Privacy Policy

Covidien LP, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic plc and/or its affiliates (collectively, "Medtronic" or "we") respect the privacy of visitors ("Users" or "You") to this website at the address (the "Website") and are committed to treat your information in an appropriate manner as detailed herein. We provide you with this Privacy Policy to let you know our practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information provided by you or learned on you when you access or use the Website. This privacy statement applies to information collected on the Website and does not govern any information gathered in other places nor through other means of collection.

Any terms not defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to such terms in the Terms of Use available at:

Acceptance of the Privacy Policy

By accessing or otherwise using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the practices and policies described in this Privacy Policy.

If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, do not access or use the Website.

The Privacy Policy may be revised and updated from time to time. Medtronic will make reasonable efforts to post a prominent notice in case of a substantial change. Medtronic urges you to check the Last Revised date which appears at the top of this Policy. You can review the most current version of the Privacy Policy at any time at:

2. Which information we may collect?

We may only collect non-identifiable and anonymous information ("Non-personal Information"). To put it simply, such information does not by itself reveals your identity. Non-personal Information which may be gathered consists of technical information and behavioral information.

  • Technical information includes: Type of operation system (e.g. Windows, Linux, etc.), Type of Browser (e.g. Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.), Screen resolution (e.g. 800x600, 1024x768, etc.), Browser and keyboard language (e.g. English), device type (e.g. mobile phone), Connection type, Service Provider, IP Address (Including Geo-location derived from the IP Address), date and time of page request and other similar non-identifiable technical information.
  • Behavioral information includes: pages you viewed, features you accessed, time you spent on the Website, searches made with the "Find a Physician" feature, and similar non-identifiable behavioral Information.

3. Will we collect the answers for the Yes/No Questions presented to you during your visit to the Website and under the "Talk to Your Doctor" Tab?

Absolutely not. Your answers to the questions will not be collected or stored. If the questions are answered during your visit to the "Experience PillCam SB" segment, your answers will be shown under the "Talk to Your doctor" Tab. Once you leave or reload the Website all the answers you provided will be lost.

4. Will we collect the email you provide us through the "Share with a friend" feature?

Absolutely not. The email will be used only once for sending a link, and will be deleted immediately thereafter.

5. What are the purposes of the collection of information?

The Non-personal Information is collected in order to learn about the preferences of Users and general trends on the Website and to enhance the User's experience on the Website. For example, if we will know that many Users are interested in a certain area of the Website, we could enhance and improve such an area.

6. Disclosure of Information to third parties

Medtronic will not disclose User’s information to third parties, but only in the following cases: (a) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, subpoena or governmental request; (b) to enforce the Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; (d) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Medtronic, its customers or the general public; (e) when Medtronic is undergoing any change in control, including by means of merger, acquisition or purchase of all or substantially all of its assets; or (f) pursuant to User’s approval, in order to supply certain information or services such User has explicitly requested from Medtronic.

7. Security

We take reasonable precautions to maintain the protection of the Information collected through the Website and used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. In addition to technical safeguards, we also use physical controls and procedures to safeguard the Information. However, we cannot guarantee that it is completely secure from people who might attempt to evade our security measures or intercept transmissions over the Internet.

8. Use of Cookies

We may store some information on your computer using an industry-wide technique your browser supports called "cookies". Cookies are small files used for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to helping us to better understand how people use our Website by collecting anonymous traffic data. In some cases, this information will help us tailor content to your interests or help us avoid asking for the same information when you revisit our Website. The cookies set by our Website are used only by our Website. With respect to collecting anonymous traffic data, we may use third party software or service, including Adobe Omniture, to collect such data on our behalf. Such third party software or service may also place cookies onto your computer for the purpose of enabling such software or service to provide us with statistics and other Non-personal Information relating to your use of the Website. To disable or limit the use of cookies of any kind, please refer to the options provided by your Internet browser. If you do so, however, some pages or features (such as customized products/services or user preferences) on the Website may not work properly.

9. Privacy Policies Governing Linked Websites

As a convenience to our visitors, the Website contains links to other websites that may offer useful information. The Privacy Policy described herein does not apply to your use of those other websites. Before using the linked websites, please review their privacy statements to understand how they use and protect the information you may share with them.

10. Questions

If you have any questions about the Website’s Privacy Policy or other aspects of privacy on our Website, please contact us at