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Privacy Policy


At BTX we believe our online visitors have a right to know our practices regarding the information we may collect when you visit our website and what type of information is collected. The guidelines contained herein apply only to your visit to the BTX web site. Sites which are linked to/from this site may have different policies; therefore, please review the privacy policy notices on those sites for details.

While BTX does not generally require that you provide us with personally identifiable information in order to visit and use our website, please note that in order to enter certain areas, it will be necessary for you to provide this information. If you choose not to provide it for those areas, you may not be able to enter them.


For each visitor to the BTX website, our web server automatically recognizes, collects and/or stores information such as the visitor's IP address or fully qualified domain name, as well as any referring sites. BTX may use several technologies to accomplish this, such as general web logging, use of cookies, or other technology.

When you visit the BTX website, we use an industry-wide technology called "cookies" which stores certain information on your computer and which will allow us to customize your experience to better match your interests and preferences or to simply facilitate your signing in to use the services. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However, if you block or erase cookies, we may not be able to restore any preferences or customization settings you previously specified and our ability to personalize your online experience may be limited. Please refer to your browser instructions or "help" screen to learn more about these functions.

BTX may ask you to provide "personal information", meaning individually identifiable information such as your email address, name, mailing address, telephone number or persistent identifier (such as a customer number) which is associated with individually identifiable information. BTX may combine the information you provide on our website with information we may collect offline from you or from third parties so that we can more effectively tailor our site, services and offerings to you.

BTX may contact you to provide information about products, services, promotions, contests, or other activities or offerings that may be of interest to you.

BTX will not share the personal information you provide on our web site with any other parties, except (a) with your consent (see paragraph below), (b) as may be permitted or required by law or court order, (c) to persons or companies with whom BTX contracts to carry out the operations of the website or our business, or (d) under difficult circumstances to protect the personal safety or property of our users, the public or ourselves.

With your consent, BTX may share your personal information with other affiliated Harvard Apparatus companies who may want to contact you about products, services or other offerings that may be of interest to you.


BTX may also collect, aggregate and maintain anonymous information about the visitors to our web site, such as visitors interests, purchasing habits, product preferences, and the like. This data can then be used to tailor BTX website content and advertising to deliver a better experience for our visitors.


BTX takes great care in maintaining the security of your personal information and in preventing unauthorized access to it through the use of appropriate technology and internal procedures. However, BTX does not guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur.


By providing any personal information to the BTX web site, all users, including without limitation users in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States of America.


The terms of this policy will govern the use and any information collected while it is in place. BTX/Harvard Apparatus reserves the right to change this policy at any time without notice.