Medbuy is committed to respecting personal privacy and safeguarding personal information and system security. Accordingly, the following statement explains our privacy and security practices for this website.

What information do we collect?

In general, visitors can access this website without sharing any personal information. There are times, however, when personal information is needed, particularly if you request secure access or submit a question.

Personal information is collected through the use of inquiry forms submitted by a variety of visitors and personal profiles created by Members and suppliers. Suppliers who submit information to Biddingo in order to subscribe to the service or submit bids can click here to consult that company's privacy policy for more information.

Anonymous information, sometimes known as "clickstream data", is collected from all visitors to our site via web cookies, but solely for the purpose of gathering analytics that help us provide better customer service. This information provides Medbuy with accurate website statistics such as the number of visitors, geographic location and the time of day at which the site is visited.

What do we use the information for?

Medbuy collects personal information for two purposes: to make your experience more enjoyable while visiting this website and to respond to your requests.

The retention of your personal information allows us to provide you with custom access to content and web applications such as our eCatalogue. In every case, this personal information will only be used for the purposes to which you have agreed.

To whom do we disclose the information?

Medbuy does not sell or disclose your personal information to any third parties. Access to information is granted as necessary only to Medbuy employees or other companies engaged by Medbuy to process data on our behalf.

Contact information for Medbuy Committee Members and staff is posted in a secure-access, password-protected area of our website, which is only accessible to Medbuy Members and staff only. Contact information for contracted suppliers is available to Medbuy Members and staff only as a part of contract information available in a secure-access, password protected area of our website. Information listed in these online profile, if available, is limited to: name, title, organization and facility, work address, telephone, direct telephone, fax and e-mail address.

Members and contracted suppliers have access to the personal information that we retain and can opt out of the  listing, change or correct personal information at any time by visiting Medbuy's online HelpCentre, or by phone at (519) 652.1688 extension 199.

How do we keep your information secure?

•All personal information provided is stored in a secure computing environment protected by secure firewalls to prevent unauthorized access.
•Access to information is granted only to Medbuy employees as necessary and all staff is required to adhere to a security agreement.
•A confidential username and password unique to each person is required to access the Medbuy secure website
•Each user is responsible for keeping their personal password confidential and secure.
•The Medbuy Members' site is access-controlled. Members have access only to information to which they are authorized.

Acceptable Use Policy

The user agrees to the terms and conditions outlined below by accessing any portion of the Medbuy website.

Medbuy's website is a no fee service offered by Medbuy Corporation. The contents of the Medbuy website are provided for informational purposes only. Such information may not otherwise be used, reproduced, broadcast, published or re-disseminated without prior written permission from Medbuy.

Contracting information on the Medbuy website must not be used or reproduced in such a way that compromises the confidentiality of the data or infringes on contractual responsibilities. The contracting information provided on the Medbuy website and through our web-based applications must not be shared with any third party without the written consent of Medbuy.

By accessing the Members' site, web users must accept Medbuy's standard non-disclosure agreement that protects the proprietary information of our membership.

You may not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Medbuy website. You may not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Medbuy infrastructure.

Medbuy reserves the right to modify, in any manner, the Medbuy website and/or any link or linking program at any time for any reason.

Medbuy's website may contain links to other external websites. Medbuy is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites.

Last updated January 2013