Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how we collect and use the personal data we collect when you visit the Schleifring Medical Systems, LLC (SMS) Website. Our processing of your personal data is subject to this privacy policy and any subsequent updates.


We only process your personal data when we have a lawful basis to do so. “Personal data” is defined as information that identifies, or can be used to identify, an individual. We collect personal data both directly and indirectly when you visit the SMS Website.

We will only process your personal data when we have a legal basis to do so, including, but not limited to, your consent, fulfillment of a contractual obligation, and/or where we have a legitimate interest to process your personal data, provided that our interests do not outweigh your individual rights and freedoms. 

Our legitimate interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Investigating, preventing, and protecting against fraud, security risks, threats to you and others, and violations of this policy;
  • Protecting and defending our rights and properties, including intellectual property;
  • Complying with laws and regulations that apply to us, as well as responding to requests from law enforcement or government authorities or as otherwise required by law;
  • Improving your experiences with our products and services;
  • Understanding and improving the SMS Website, user experience, and customer relationships; and/or
  • Enabling our business operations.

Where we rely on your permission to process your personal data, you have the right to change, withdraw, or withhold your consent.


Personal Data Collection

We collect personal data that you choose to share with us, as well as information provided directly by your browser or device when you visit the SMS website.  The information we collect will depend on how you interact with the SMS website.

Personal Data Collected from You

Submit a Request

When you contact us via our “Contact” form, we will ask you to your first and last name, email address, and telephone number.  We will also collect the content of your message, which will contain any additional personal data you choose to include. 

On our website, you may also have the option of providing your telephone number, as well as your mailing address.  If you submit a contact form via the SMS website, we will also ask for your job title and company.

If you contact us via email, we will collect your email address and the contents of your email communication, which will include any additional personal data you choose to include.

We collect this information for the purpose of responding to your email or other communications. 


Apply for a Job

When you apply for a job, we will collect information relevant to your potential employment with Schleifring Medical Systems, including but not limited to, employment history, educational background and authorization status to accept employment in the United States. We collect this information for the purpose of evaluating your candidacy and initiating the hiring process.


Search the Website

When you use our “Search” feature, we will collect the contents of your search inquiry, which will contain any personal data you include in your search.  We collect this information for the purpose of returning your search results and evaluating search trends on the Website. 



Personal Data Collected via Web-Based Technologies

Browser or Device Information

We automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information, and the page(s) you request. We collect this data for the following general purposes:

  • Customizing your user experience
  • Fulfilling your requests for products and services
  • Promoting and improving services
  • Contacting you

We also collect your IP address(es) for the purpose of analyzing Website trends, administering the site, and tracking user movement for aggregate usage analysis. This Website usage information enables  us to provide our users with an ever-improving site, service, and general offering. Except where you have provided consent for us to use your identifiable personal data, we only use anonymous, aggregate data that cannot be used to identify you individually for our analytics research.


Cookies and Web Beacons

We may set and access cookies on your computer to customize the user experience. “Cookies” are small files placed on your computer by your browser and are often used to make websites work, as well as provide information to the website operator.

We collect this information for the purpose of conducting analyses on our web traffic and improving your experience while visiting the Website. When you first visit the SMS website, you will be asked to consent to our use of cookies, and you can withhold, withdraw, or change your consent at any time. You also have the ability to decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser.  If you decline or disable cookies, please note that certain functionalities of the SMS website may no longer work. 

Communications you receive from us, as well as pages of the SMS website, may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that enable us to analyze e-mail and website statistics, including visits and click-through rates.  The web beacons only collect aggregate, anonymous data and cannot be traced back to you individually.


Third-Party Cookies and Web Beacons

Some content or applications on the SMS website are served by third parties, including content providers and application providers. Our third-party partners may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies already in your browser to collect information about you when you visit the SMS website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal data or they may collect information, including personal data, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services.

Third-party cookies and web technologies are controlled by our third-party partners and are not subject to this privacy policy.  If you have any questions about the practices of such third party, you should contact the responsible third-party directly.



Personal Data Use

How we use your personal data will depend on how you interact with the SMS website and the personal data you have shared with us. 

Respond to Your Requests 

We use your personal data to respond to your requests, including communications, form submissions and job applications. 


Enhance Website and User Experience

We use the information regarding the use of the SMS website to analyze and administer the site and track user movement for web analytics purposes. This SMS website usage information enables us to provide you with an ever-improving site, service, and general offering.  Except where you have provided consent for us to use your identifiable personal data, for our analytics research, we only use anonymous, aggregate data that cannot be used to identify you individually.


Meet Legal and Regulatory Obligations

In certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal data as part of court or other legal proceedings or to regulators or as otherwise required by law. We will only share the information we are required to disclose by law and only when we are required to do so.


Security and Fraud Prevention

When necessary, we will use your personal data to preserve the security of the SMS website, systems, and personal data in our control.  If necessary, we will also use your personal data to investigate possible fraud, violations of this privacy policy and to prevent any attempted harm to our users.



Personal Data Sharing and Disclosure

We share your personal data when you have granted us permission to do so, when it is necessary to fulfill our obligations to you, and/or when it is in the legitimate interest of our business to do so, provided that our interests do not outweigh your individual rights and freedoms. 

Support Vendors

When necessary, we share your data with third-party vendors working on our behalf to provide specific business support services, including website hosting and management.


Website Analytics Companies

We share anonymous, aggregate information regarding visitors to the SMS website with third-party website analytics companies. These companies use this aggregate data, which has been stripped of any personally identifying information about you, to provide us with insight regarding our web usage patterns. As we only share anonymous, aggregate data, this information cannot be traced back to you individually by either us or the website analytics vendors. 

We may use Google Analytics (or a similar vendor service) to provide us with website usage and analytic reports, which necessitates us sharing your anonymous, aggregate data.  You may choose not to share your data with Google by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, which instructs your browser not to provide the Website usage data to Google Analytics. To opt-out of Google Analytics, visit to install the browser add-on.

Please note that installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on will only disable the use of Google Analytics and will not prevent data from being sent to the Website itself or to other web analytics services.


Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Partners

Schleifring Medical Systems respects the privacy of its customers in every aspect of its operations. Any data collected by our web or digital properties is done so in strict accordance with the laws and regulations of a visitor’s place of residence or access, including GDPR and CCPA. Throughout this document, you will find individual statements regarding our usage of cookies as they relate to our marketing efforts. No element of your digital data will ever be sold to, or utilized by, 3rd parties without explicit consent by Schleifring Medical Systems, or outside of accordance of the specific tenants outlined within this Privacy Policy.


Legal Requirements

In accordance with applicable law, regulation, or legal process, we will share your personal data with government authorities, enforcement officials, or third parties as appropriate to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.


Security and Fraud Prevention Efforts

When necessary, we will share your personal data to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations or suspected violations of this privacy policy, our agreements or arrangements with you or other policies in effect from time to time to which you are subject, or as otherwise required by law.


Sale of Business

We reserve the right to transfer your personal data in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or its assets.  In such event, your personal data will continue to be governed by this privacy policy.



Your Choices and Rights


In accordance with applicable law, including, but not limited to, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, we provide you with choices about the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal data.  You may exercise these rights by contacting us via the information provided at the end of this privacy policy under the heading “Contact Information.”  Unless explicitly stated otherwise, we will respond to your request as soon as possible, but at the latest within one month. 


Your rights include:

  • Accessing your personal data to know what information we have collected about you and how it has been shared;
  • Requesting the deletion of all or some of your personal data;
  • Changing or correcting inaccurate or outdated information;
  • Objecting to, limiting, or restricting use of all or some of your personal data; and
  • Requesting a copy of your personal data, including in a portable format.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your supervisory authority if you believe we have violated your privacy rights or applicable laws and regulations.



Other Important Information

Cross-Border Data Transfers

We process data both inside and outside the United States. It is important to know that data protection laws in the United States may not be as strong as those in your country. Where we transfer your personal data from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to a location outside the EEA, we will only transfer your data if an appropriate level of protection for your personal data is reasonably guaranteed, such as where we have contractual obligations to protect or transfer data with certain safeguards in place. In order to make every effort to ensure the continued protection of your personal data while in our care, we take reasonable organizational and technical measures. In addition, we may transfer your personal data if one of the legal exceptions for such transfer can be invoked, such as with your consent or in execution of an agreement you have with us. 


Third-Party Websites

The SMS website may contain links to websites owned or operated by third parties. This privacy notice applies only to the SMS website and not to any third-party websites. 



We have implemented organizational and technical safeguards to better protect the personal data you share with us. These measures include [a stringent process and technology stack that utilizes best-in-market security applications and platforms. All Schleifring Medical Systems personnel and our authorized partners are subject to strict code of conduct and ethics policies, ensuring both the process and people that manage your data operate with your security as their top priority.


Data Retention

All data collected by Schleifring Medical Systems, its personnel, its partners and its technology is only collected and stored with consent according to our cookie policy and opt-in protocols. Data is only retained for periods as deemed acceptable by the strict policies surrounding GDPR, CCPA and global regulatory trends, and for the usage of optimizing the customer experience surrounding our respective brands. No data collected by Schleifring Medical Systems, or any of its brands, is ever sold to 3rd party organizations and is stored and utilized under the discretion of strict privacy standards, as outlined throughout the specific policies in this document. 


Children Under the Age of 16

We do not knowingly collect personal data from individuals under the age of 16, unless the personal data is submitted by a provider for use of our services and with parental consent. The SMS website is not intended for anyone under the age of 16, and no one under the age of 16 should provide information on this website. 


Privacy Policy Changes

We may update or revise this policy at any time, at our sole discretion. Any changes to our privacy policy will apply to your personal data from the “Last Updated” date at the top of the privacy policy.  You can find the most current version of our privacy policy at any time by clicking on the “Privacy Policy” link at the bottom of the SMS website. If we make material changes to our privacy policy, we will notify you of those changes by either sending an email message to the email address you most recently provided to us or by prominently posting a notice on the Website.


Contact Information