Privacy and Websites

Overview

Since Baxter has many websites developed by Baxter business units and regions that can be accessed via the www.baxter.com site please see the information in the following section for further information about privacy and websites.

You can access a number of individual sites developed by Baxter businesses ("Baxter Sites") through www.baxter.com. The privacy practices of Baxter Sites generally conform to the Global Privacy Policy. Collection and processing of Personal Information, however, may vary with the unique features of each site. Therefore, where applicable, you are encouraged to review the terms of the individual privacy policy that is tailored for the specific Baxter site you are visiting. Baxter is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of sites linked to www.baxter.com or any other Baxter sponsored website that are not developed by Baxter businesses. You are encouraged to review the privacy policies of each website you visit.

In many instances, we collect personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing you with information you have requested about products or services. If we intend to use your information to provide you with information about other products or services that we think might be of interest to you or for any other purpose, we will provide a notice of our intention on the part of the site where your request is collected and you will have the option of refusing to receive this additional information.

Website collection practices for www.Baxter.com:

Web Forms

Given the largely informative nature of our website, we collect a limited amount of personal information. For example: On our site, we have feedback forms that ask for your name, address and phone number, etc. so that we can send you information or answer your questions regarding Baxter.

Cookies

This site also collects non-personal information. For example, like many websites, baxter.com may use "cookies". A cookie is a small file that is transferred to your computer's hard drive to help us to improve content (e.g., it helps us determine which parts of the site are popular and which are less popular, so we may improve these areas in the future) and customize website content and ads for our visitors. Cookies that we generate contain no personal information about you, and we will not combine cookie information with any personal information we have collected from you via this website. You may set your browser to reject cookies and to let you know when a cookie is being placed on your computer. This site also logs IP addresses and Internet browser types, but we do not link such information to your personal information.

Use of cookies may vary with the unique features of Baxter websites. Therefore, please review the terms of the individual privacy policy that is tailored for the specific Baxter website you are visiting for any additional information on the use of cookies by the particular Baxter website.

Web Beacons

Our web pages contain electronic images (called a "single-pixel gif" or "Web beacon") that allow us to count page views or to access our cookies. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a Web page, including an ad banner, can act as a Web beacon. Web beacons are typically very small, 1 by 1 pixel size, banner like files, but their presence can be easily seen within Internet Explorer by clicking on "View" and then on "Source." Web beacons are so small in order not to use valuable space on the computer screen that is better used to display helpful content. We also may include Web beacons in HTML-formatted newsletters containing graphics that we send to opt-in subscribers in order to count how many newsletters have been read. In addition, some advertising networks that serve ads on our Web sites may use Web beacons within in their clearly visible banner advertisements. Our Web beacons do not collect, gather, monitor or share any personal information about our Web site visitors. They are just the technique we use to compile our anonymous, aggregated statistics about Web site usage.

Computer Profiles

Through our technology, we also collect and accumulate other anonymous data that helps us understand and analyze the Internet experience of our visitors. For example, we accumulate visitor data relating to referring domains, the type of browsers used, operating system software (e.g. Windows XP or Vista), screen resolutions, color capabilities, plug-ins, language settings, cookie preferences, search engine keywords and JavaScript enablement. We also record number of visits, paths taken and time spent on sites and pages. None of this information is personally identifiable and we only share this information in the aggregate, reflecting overall Web site or Internet usage trends.

Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses

This Site uses Internet protocol (IP) addresses. IP addresses are unique identifiers automatically assigned to each computer when logging onto the Internet. IP addresses allow us to collect much of the same information we collect through cookies, including browser-type, what pages you visit, and how long you stay on the Site. In general, IP addresses allow us to identify problems with our servers, prepare aggregate demographic information and other information regarding this use of this Site, and improve the functions of this Site.