St. Jude Medical understands that your privacy is important to you. We are committed to protecting the privacy of this site’s visitors. The information we collect from you while using this site or submitting information through it is kept in accordance with the policy outlined below.

This policy may be changed at any time for any reason. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy each time you visit the site. This Privacy Policy was last updated on June 1, 2009.

Please take a few minutes to carefully review these terms and conditions. By accessing and using this Web site, you agree to follow the terms of the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. Please read our Terms of Use to understand the general rules of use on this site.

How information is collected
The way information is collected depends on how you use the site. St. Jude Medical collects and uses non-personal information differently than personal information.

Non-personal information
Non-personal information is information we collect through this site that does not identify you as an individual. It can include, but is not limited to:

  • web browser or system software information
  • web pages you have visited on the site
  • time and date that you access the site
  • time spent on the site
  • internet address through which you accessed the site
  • links through which you accessed the site

Use of non-personal information
Because this information cannot identify you personally, there are no restrictions on how this information may be used. We strive to maintain a site that is user-friendly for all visitors and will use non-personal information to improve site content and functionality. We also may use this information for other business purposes, such as understanding level of interest in a subject matter, developing programs, services or content related to the subject matter or customizing the information presented to you.

Personal information
Personal information is information we collect through this site that can identify you personally. It can include, but is not limited to:

  • your name
  • e-mail address
  • telephone number

Use of personal information
St. Jude Medical keeps and uses the personal information collected about you on the contact form to respond to your questions and comments.

By submitting information through this site you understand that information transmitted is considered non-personal, non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be used by St. Jude Medical for any purpose on an unrestricted, royalty-free basis, and you grant irrevocable license to use, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute and display that information. You also agree that we may use the information transmitted to contact you to answer questions.

Disclosure of Personal information
We will not sell, exchange or publish your personal information without your permission.

Except as otherwise noted in this Privacy Statement, we will keep your personal information private and will not share it with any other individual or organization, unless disclosure is necessary to:

  • comply with law or regulation, court order or other legal process
  • protect our rights or property
  • protect someone’s health or safety
  • enforce our Terms of Use or Privacy Statement

Privacy of children
We care about protecting the privacy of children online. This site is not designed for use by children under age 13 and we do not intentionally collect any personal information from them. If you believe that information was collected from a child under age 13, please email us.

Links to other sites
As a convenience, we may provide links to information located outside this site. This privacy policy applies only to this website. These links are provided for your convenience. St. Jude Medical does not control, influence, review or monitor the content or privacy practices of these other sites. We are not responsible for the performance of these sites or their content. Your use of these sites subjects you to their terms, conditions and privacy policies.

Non-personal data on our Web site may be collected using a technology called cookies. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser and placed on your computer's hard drive when you visit a Web site. You can set your browser to accept or decline cookies. Some sections of our Web site may not work properly if you decline cookies.

St. Jude Medical takes reasonable steps to protect personal information from loss and misuse. Please keep in mind that no Internet transmission is 100% secure. Some email sent to or from this site may not be secure. Please consider this when sending information to us by email.

Contact St. Jude Medical
If you have questions regarding the Privacy Policy or St. Jude Medical’s use of information collected throughout this site, please email us or send a letter to the following address:

St. Jude Medical
Attn: AF Division, Marketing Communications
One St. Jude Medical Drive
St. Paul, MN 55117