Boston Scientific Privacy Policy

Boston Scientific Website Privacy Policy
Effective Date: May 12, 2021

Policy Scope

This Privacy Policy (Policy) sets forth the Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) privacy practices regarding the collection and use of personal data relating to BSC websites (Sites) addressing Europe and Switzerland, including mobile sites and our applications. BSC is dedicated to treating people with respect, transparency, and integrity; therefore, we don’t sell or lease your personal data to a third party. This Policy also describes your choices regarding our use of your personal data and how you can access and update your information. When we refer to BSC, we mean Boston Scientific Corporation, including our affiliates and subsidiaries. BSC adheres to privacy best practices, including the Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP), and complies with international personal data transfer framework requirements.

International users who access our international, EU, UK and Swiss Sites and applications or provide information to BSC, understand and agree with BSC’s legitimate interest  to collect, use, disclose, retain and transfer your personal data to the United States and other countries and territories for the purposes stated in this Policy. This includes, but is not limited to, the transfer of personal data between BSC’s third parties, affiliates and subsidiaries located in the United States and globally.

To  transfer your personal data outside the EU/EEA, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, Boston Scientific has implemented EU Standard Contractual Clauses between its EU, Swiss, UK and US entities as well as taken additional safeguards such as encryption of the data in transfer. 

BSC protects any EU, English and Swiss information transferred to other third countries by introducing privacy provisions to our contracts with online providers or by ensuring the providers adopt the EU standard model clause of the European Commission to ensure information are protected in an adequate manner.

Table of Contents

– Information Collection & Use

– Data Sharing & Onward Transfers

– Cookies & Similar Technologies

– Description of your Data Protection Rights

– Security

– Links to Other Sites

– Minors

– Updates to Privacy Policy

– Contact, Questions, Comments, Complaints

– Information Collection & Use

Personal data is data that can be used to identify or contact you, such as your name, email address, telephone number or similar information. BSC collects personal data you voluntarily give us, such as but not limited to, requesting information via our Sites, resume submission, online event registration, or Site registration. We provide interactive digital health tools through which information is collected from users. We also collect information about your interactions with our Sites and applications (e.g., browsing behavior). Our Sites automatically track certain behavior (Usage Data) during visits, such as, referring/exit URLs and we also collect other basic information about you which does not directly identify you but which may correspond with you or a particular device. We use this information to learn more about how our websites and online resources are used and to otherwise improve and administer the site. We also use this information to enable us to deliver information tailored to your interests and preferences, based on your use of the site. For example, we may collect the Internet Protocol Address assigned to your computer by your internet service provider. This address may change each time you connect to the internet (a “dynamic” IP address), or it may remain the same (a “static” IP address). In most cases, this information is collected automatically, for our legitimate business interests. In some jurisdictions, we are required to ask for your consent before collecting this information, in which case you will be presented with a choice as to whether you wish to allow the collection and use of this type of information, generally this will present itself in the form of a consent banner (providing you with a choice to accept or reject such collection). If you are a registered user, we may use your Usage Data with or without your personal data, in order to measure the Site’s performance and improve the Site’s design and functionality.

We may also collect the following voluntarily from you:

Information about your business such as company name, company size, business type or your position in the company

Medical condition

Demographic information such as age, education, gender, interests and location

Contact information such as email address and phone number


Site survey responses

Site blog and community forum posts

Transaction history.

We use this information to:

Send you product updates, newsletters, marketing communications, requested product or service information, fulfil services you have requested, and to understand your interests and preferences.

Respond to your questions

Administer your account

Conduct surveys or other research and analysis

Improve our Site and marketing efforts

Optimize user experience

Display personalized content

Deliver promotional material where allowed by law

Enable you to post your resume, search job postings, and contact or be contacted by prospective BSC representatives or agents

Notify you of Policy updates

We may also collect from you the following personal data about your contacts:

Email Address, in order to share information or messages

When you provide us with personal data about your contacts we will only use it for the specific reason for which it is provided. If you believe one of your contacts has provided us with your personal data and you want to submit a removal request, please contact us at [email protected] or at [email protected] or through our Data Subject Request Form if you are located in the EU, United Kingdom Switzerland, or EEA zone.

Licensed medical professionals must provide additional personal data to register (e.g., profession, title, Medical ID and clinical affiliation) in case of websites with restricted access. In addition to the uses mentioned above, we use this data to review and verify your registration. We may obtain additional information about you from other sources through your Unique Physician Identification Number (UPIN). We use small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit BSC to collect information about you.

Job applicant personal data is used solely for the purpose of the employment process. It is retained only for the purpose of considering your application for current BSC positions or as necessary to comply with the law.

We may use your personal data to support the activities of unaffiliated third parties that are under contract to perform services for or on behalf of BSC (including to maintain a computer database, perform marketing activities when allowed by law, or conduct surveys).  For example, personal data collected through interactive digital health tools we provide may be used to improve these tools and determine payment amounts for vendors who assist us in making these tools available.

– Data Sharing & Onward Transfers

BSC won’t sell or lease your personal data to a third party; however, there are certain circumstances where we may share your personal data without additional notice to you. In addition to the disclosures described throughout this Policy, and subject to applicable law, we and our third parties may disclose your personal data:

To affiliates and subsidiaries for purposes consistent with this Policy;

To unaffiliated third parties that are under contract to perform services for or on behalf of BSC (e.g., to maintain computer database, perform marketing activities, or conduct surveys);

In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event;

To other persons as permitted by applicable law or regulation; and

To law enforcement personnel and agencies, including to meet national security requirements, or as part of a legal process, in order to protect our property or in furtherance of an investigation regarding a breach of the Site rules and policies, unauthorized access to or use of the Site or any other illegal activities.

We may share aggregate data with selected third parties. For example, BSC may disclose aggregate Usage Data to third parties to understand how the Site is used or for marketing purposes. See also “Cookies”, below. Aggregate data does not identify individuals.

The access granted to our affiliates, subsidiaries, and third parties is limited solely to the purpose for which such information was provided. Furthermore, we require our affiliates, subsidiaries and third parties to uphold and maintain BSC’s policies with respect to privacy and the treatment of your personal data. Regardless of their locations or the laws of the countries they are based in, they are contractually required to provide at least the same level of protection as required by the Privacy Shield Principles.

– Cookies & Similar Technologies

BSC and our partners use a variety of technologies to facilitate the delivery of services to you via our Sites and applications and to understand and preserve your personal preferences. Use of these is governed by our Policy or the privacy policy of the third party providing the service.

Please check our Cookie Policy

– Access & Choice

Registered users and those who have provided BSC with personal data may request to review, change or delete information by logging in and modifying their profile, by e-mailing [email protected]. Deletion or change requests should be made by you directly. We will respond to all access requests within 30 days.

To “opt-out” of (1) having your Site provided personal data disclosed to third parties for promotional purposes, or (2) any other consent previously granted for a specific purpose concerning your personal data on this Site, send an e-mail to BSC at [email protected],  contact us at [email protected] or at [email protected] or through our Data Subject Request Form if you are located in the EU, United Kingdom, Swiss, or EEA zone. To “opt-out” of receiving a particular marketing or promotional communication, follow the unsubscribe instructions included in the specific communication.

If you wish to update or delete a testimonial you submitted, please contact us at [email protected].

The information you post in publicly-accessible Site blogs or community forums may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at [email protected]. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

Data Retention

We retain your information while your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We also retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

– Security

BSC takes security seriously. We use reasonable and appropriate data protection measures, such as robust technologies, security policies, and procedures, to reduce the risk of misuse, alteration, accidental destruction or loss, and unauthorized disclosure or access to our systems and data. For example, we encrypt the transmission of sensitive information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow industry standards and best practices to protect your personal data during transmission and once we receive it. Unfortunately, no security method is 100% secure; therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security. Please email any Site or application security questions to [email protected].

– Links to Other Sites

This Policy applies only to BSC Sites and applications that link to this Policy. Our Sites include links to both our affiliated sites and to non-BSC web sites, including access to content, products and services of such affiliated and non-affiliated sites (Other Sites). BSC is not responsible for the privacy practices of Other Sites. You should directly contact these Other Sites to read their privacy policies and for more information about their practices.

– Minors

Our Sites and applications are not intended for use by individuals under the age of 18, and BSC does not knowingly collect personal data from those in this age group. If you are under 18, please discontinue the use of our Sites and applications. If we become aware that someone under the age of 18 has registered, we will expunge any related personal data from our records.

– Updates to Privacy Policy

BSC may, in its sole discretion, update this Policy by posting the amended Policy on this Site. We will notify you prior to the changes, where required, of material Policy changes via your account email address or by a Site notice

This Policy was last updated on February 1 2020.

– Contact, Questions, Comments, Complaints

Please direct privacy-related issues, questions, comments or complaints to one of the following:

Email: [email protected]

Postal Mail:

Boston Scientific Corporation
Global Privacy Office/Legal
300 Boston Scientific Way
Marlborough, MA 01752 (USA)

EU/UK/EEA/Switzerland countries :

Email: [email protected] or through our Data Subject Request Form

Postal Mail:

Boston Scientific
c/Ribera del Loira, 46 Edificio 2
28042 Madrid (Spain)

Finally, in the EU/UK/EEA and Switzerland you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority of your country where you believe that your rights have been violated [see EU list, Switzerland].

Rest of the world at Email: [email protected]

Postal Mail:

Boston Scientific Corporation
Global Privacy Office/Legal
300 Boston Scientific Way
Marlborough, MA 01752 (USA)