Privacy & Our Use of Cookies

By using this website, you agree to the terms of this privacy statement.

When you apply for or request specific Smith & Nephew services (such as subscriptions to email and newsletters) we will collect personal identifiable information related to the purpose and use of that service, which we will use to provide the services requested.

We will never disclose your personal identifiable information to third parties for the purposes of allowing them to market to you.

Smith & Nephew operates globally, and this means we will transfer your personal identifiable information to other countries, including countries outside the European Economic Area (such as the United States). If you do not want your personal identifiable information transferred in this manner, please do not provide it to us on the website.

As you navigate through this website we will collect anonymous information about you and your activities during your visit. This is collected automatically. This information includes navigational data and web server logs, and may include (but is not limited to) information such as your IP address, the version of both your browser and operating system, and the URL of the website you just came from.

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

The cookies we use are either "analytical" cookies, or “session” cookies. Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how you and other visitors move around the website. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Session cookies allow us to remember you if you have been asked to log in to all or part of our website.

Please note that our advertisers (including Google.com and its services such as YouTube) may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, once you have opted in to accept our cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our website.

General

Smith & Nephew PLC, registered office 15 Adam St, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 6LA, is a holding company and is not an operating company. Therefore, products and services are provided exclusively by subsidiaries and not by Smith & Nephew PLC. "Smith & Nephew" may refer to Smith & Nephew PLC itself or one or more of its subsidiaries.

With the exception of websites under our control, if this website is linked to from other websites, or if other websites are linked to from this website, Smith & Nephew does not endorse or have any responsibility for the content of such other websites, and Smith & Nephew shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from the content (or the use of your data) of any other website.

This privacy statement is subject to change, and Smith & Nephew will not proactively notify you of any such changes. It is your responsibility to ensure you visit this web page regularly to review any changes that may have been made since your previous visit.

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and any disputes subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

This statement was last updated on 15 May 2012.

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