At Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, we are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and the users of  "edwards.com" or any website owned, operated, licensed or controlled by us ("Sites"). This Privacy Policy Statement sets out our policy on the gathering and use of information on our Sites.

Please note that although there may be links from our Sites to other websites, this Privacy Policy applies only to our Sites and not to websites of other companies or organizations to which our Sites are linked. Edwards Lifesciences does not control or endorse the content of third party websites or otherwise accept responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those sites.

Although registration is generally not required to access our Sites, you may be asked to provide us with personal information or register when you visit certain sections of our Sites or participate in certain events sponsored by us.

How does Edwards Lifesciences use information gathered about its on-line visitors?

Any consumer information gathered on our Sites may be used for aggregate research, promotional purposes, future improvement of our Sites and to better meet your needs. In particular we may use information gathered about you for the following purposes: to send to you or, where appropriate, your organization, information about us and promotional material about our products together with details of any offers we may have available from time to time; to monitor interest in our products and to assist us to tailor the content of our Sites to your needs by collecting information about your preferences through tracking patterns of page views on this site; and to create a profile relating to you in order to show you the content that might be of interest to you and to display the content according to your preferences. We may use your Internet Protocol (IP) address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Sites as well as to gather broad demographic information.

If you do not want to receive email or other consumer communications from us, please let us know by filling out this form.

Disclosure of Information

Edwards Lifesciences will not disclose personal identifiable information that you provide on this Site to any third parties other than to an Edwards Lifesciences agent, except: i) in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy statement, ii) when we have your permission, or iii) to comply with valid legal requirements such as law, regulation, warrant, subpoena or court order.

Cookies

Edwards Lifesciences, in common with many website operators, may use standard technology called "cookies" on our Sites. Cookies are small data files that are downloaded onto your computer when you visit a particular website. We use cookies to store visitor preferences; record session information, such as items that consumers add to their shopping cart; record user-specific information on what pages users access; alert visitors to new areas that we think would be of interest to them; record past activity at a site in order to provide better and more personalized service when visitors return to our site; ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads; customize web content on visitors' browser type or other information that visitor sends.

You can disable cookies by turning them off in your browser, however, some areas of our Sites may not function properly if you do so.

Policies for On-line Visitors Under 13 Years of Age

Edwards Lifesciences does not intend to collect personal information from children under age 13 without permission of the child's parent or legal guardian. Also, we do not provide any personal information to any third party (other than Edwards Lifesciences agents) about our on-line visitors who indicate they are under 13 years of age.

On-line visitors under 13 years of age should not submit personal information to us without the explicit permission from their parent or legal guardian. If your child has submitted personal information and you would like to request that such information be removed from our system, please fill out this form and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request.

Security

Our Sites incorporate safeguards using industry standard technology to heighten the security, accuracy and privacy of any personal information we have collected, and we have put in place reasonable precautions to protect information from loss and misuse. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as may be appropriate.

Edwards Lifesciences complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Edwards Lifesciences has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view the company’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

Policy Change

We may modify this privacy policy at any time. If we alter our privacy policy, any changes will be posted on this web page so that you are always informed of the information we collect about you, how we use it and the circumstances under which we may disclose it. Please check back from time to time to ensure you are aware of our current privacy policy.

Contact Information

If at any time you wish to contact Edwards Lifesciences with any question or complaint or to exercise any of the rights set out in this privacy policy statement, you may do so by contacting Edwards Lifesciences by either of the methods set out below

Postal Adress: Webmaster [Privacy Administrator]
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

One Edwards Way
Irvine, CA 92614
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