Who we are

Suggested text: Our website address is: https://bigbenmedical.com.


Suggested text: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Suggested text: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Suggested text: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Suggested text: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

Suggested text: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

Suggested text: If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

The privacy and security of your information is very important to us. We have made
material changes to the Privacy Policy that apply with respect to information that
you provide on or after the date indicated above. These changes include:
1. Detailed information regarding what Personal Data and other information we collect
from you, how we collect it, and how it is used;
2. Further descriptions of the parties with whom and for what purposes your data is
shared; and
3. What rights you have regarding your Personal Data.

• Introduction
• What Personal Data do we collect and use?
• How do we collect your Personal Data?
• How do we use your Personal Data?
• With whom do we share your Personal Data?
• Our use of Cookies and other technologies
• International Data Transfer
• Your Privacy Rights
We recognize the importance of your privacy and maintaining the confidentiality of
your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data” (i.e., Personal Data or
other similar terms as defined by applicable law)). This Website Privacy Statement
(“Privacy Statement”) describes what types of information American Brands (“we”,“us”, “our”) may collect, how this information may be used, and who we may
disclose this information to.
This Privacy Statement excludes those websites and online services operated by
American Brands or our affiliates that have separate privacy policies and do not link
to this Privacy Statement or incorporate it by reference. This Privacy Statement
does not apply to Personal Data that we collect in the context of your employment
or other working relationship with us.
By using the site and by providing your Personal Data and other information
through the Site, you acknowledge that your Personal Data may processed
pursuant to the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with the
practices described in this Privacy Statement, please do not provide us with your
Personal Data or use our websites.

What Personal Data do we collect and use?
In the past twelve months, and generally, we have collected the following types of
Personal Data about you:
• Contact information (identifiers), including name, personal contact information,
emergency contact information, date of birth;
• Organizational data, including work contact details (e.g., address, email, phone
number), position/title, job function, employee ID, work eligibility information;
• Registration information, such as your username and password;
• Transaction data, such as purchases and inquiries;
• Health-related information, such as information about a health condition, or safety
and health information in relation to any of our products that is not covered by
• Device information, such as computer Internet Protocol (IP) address, unique device
identifier (UDID), cookies and other information linked to a device, and
• Information about your usage of our Site and your communications with American
Brands and
• Other information that you voluntarily provide.
How do we collect your Personal Data?
You directly provide Medline with most of the data we collect.
We generally collect Personal Data from you or about you in the following ways:
• When you provide it directly to us, or when provided by your Caregiver or
Healthcare Provider to us;
• When you visit our Sites, automatically through the use of cookies and other similar
technologies (as further described below);
• From joint marketing partners; and
• From third-party sources, such as business partners, data brokers, social media, or
other sources.
We may collect Personal Data when you:
• Register, subscribe, or create an account with us;
• Purchase products from Medline Industries, LP through our site(s);
• Open, click on, or respond to our e-mail offers;
• When you voluntarily provide us with information through web forms or surveys
which we may then link to Personal Data that we previously collected about you;
• Contact customer service to speak with a representative or make use of our
customer support tools;
• Sign-up for our e-mail updates and newsletters;
• Connect, link or “share” our site(s) via social networking sites;
• Provide ratings or reviews of our products and services; or
• Apply for a job at American Brands.
If you wish to restrict any of the above mentioned process, you may submit a
request and American Brands will respond.
How do we use your personal information?
We use your Personal Data to fulfill contractual relationships with customers and
vendors to be able to deliver goods and services and to fulfill the following
legitimate business purposes:
• Establishing an online American Brands account for you at your request;
• Processing online purchase orders, tracking and keeping you informed about the
status of your order;
• Determining whether you are a suitable candidate for any open jobs at American
Brands ;
• Providing customer service (for example, answering your questions or responding
to a request);
• Sending you reminders, updates, support, administrative messages, service
bulletins, and requested information; and
• Communicating and providing additional information that may be of interest to you
about American Brands at your request;
We use the Personal Data we collect when we have legitimate business reasons to
do so, pursued by a third party or us, so long as it is compatible with your rights
and expectations of privacy.
This Includes to:
• Operate, maintain and improve our site(s), our services, and our products;
• Perform analytics and conduct customer research;
• Perform due diligence screenings;
• Validate your ability to access and/or use certain products or services that may only
be intended for individuals meeting certain eligibility requirements or criteria, such
as health care professionals;
• Allow you to participate in interactive features of our site(s) when you choose to do
• Administer online surveys or special offers from us;
• Improve our site(s), customer service, products and services and overall user
• Enhance other information we have about you to help us better understand you
and determine your interests;
• Identify your preferences so can we notify you of new or additional products,
services, and promotions that might be of interest to you;
American Brands also has legal grounds to use your Personal Data for:
• Fraud prevention
• Public safety
• Enforcement of our corporate reporting obligations; and
• Terms and Conditions.
• To comply with the law, regulation, court order, subpoena or other legal process.
As with many other websites, as you navigate through and interact with our Site, we
may use automatic collection technologies to collect certain information about your
equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
• Details of your visits to our Site, including the resources that you access and use on
our Site, traffic data, location data, logs, language;
• Date and time of access, frequency, and other communication data;
• Information about your computer and internet connection, including your operating
system, host domain, and browser type (for example Internet Explorer); or
• Details of referring websites (URL).
• The information we collect automatically is statistical data that helps us improve our
Site and deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
• Determine Site traffic patterns;
• Count the number of Site visits;
• Determine traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our
• Share or sell such information to third parties;
• Help us to know which pages and content are the most and least popular; and
• Determine the frequency and last date of your visit to our Site.
We also may use information collected as described in this Privacy Statement with
your “opt-in” in order to provide you with information about goods or services we
think might interest you. For your rights as a American Brands applicant contact us
If you do not want us to use your Personal Data, for example, to send you
newsletters or directly market our products of services, you may click “unsubscribe”
at the bottom of all American Brands emails, submit a request, or by modifying
your cookie preferences.
How do we share your Personal Data?
Access to your Personal Data is restricted to American Brands employees,
individuals and entities may access your Personal Data for the purposes described
above. Additionally, our third-parties may use cookies to collect information about
your visit to our site(s). You can learn more about our use of cookies below.
We may share your Personal Data with the following categories of persons in
different ways and for different reasons, as appropriate and in accordance with
local laws and regulations:
• Within American Brands. To other affiliates and subsidiaries in our normal business
operations and as needed to address our global structure.
• Service Providers and Third Party Business Partners. To third party business
partners or service providers, including in connection with technology and security
support, and other normal business operations.
• Government Entities, Regulators, or Legal Processes. To governmental agencies and
regulators (e.g., tax authorities, social security administration), external advisors
(e.g., lawyers, accountants, and auditors), courts and other tribunals, and
government authorities, to the extent required or permitted by applicable law. In
response to a subpoena, court order, or similar legal process, including to law
enforcement agencies, regulators, and courts in the United States and other
countries where we operate.
• Other Disclosures with Your Consent. We may ask if you would like us to disclose
your Personal Data with other unaffiliated third parties who are not described
elsewhere in this Privacy Statement.
• Business Transactions. In the event of mergers, reorganizations or similar corporate
restructuring activities, we may disclose information with that company. In some
instances, this may include your Personal Data.
• To combat fraud or criminal activity, and to protect our rights or those of our
affiliates, users, and business partners, or as part of legal proceedings affecting
American Brands.
Cookies and other Technologies
We use cookies, tags, and other technology (collectively “cookies”) to recognize you
when you visit our site(s) or interact with our e-mails. “Cookies” are small pieces of
data that a website places on your device or computer when you visit a website.
Cookies may involve the transfer of information from us to you and from you
directly to us, to another part on our behalf, or to another party in accordance with
it privacy policy. We may use cookies to bring together information we collect about
you. You can choose to have your device warn you each time a cookie is being sent,
or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings.
If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your
guest experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
We use several categories of cookies and each performs different functions. You
can learn more about what cookies we use and what each does by reviewing
Cookie Preferences on the footer of our websites. You can learn more about
cookies and their functions generally by visiting an information website such
as allaboutcookies.org.
Categories of Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are necessary for the website to function
and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to
actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your
privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block
or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.
Performance Cookies – These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so
we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know
which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the
site. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our
site and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Functionality Cookies – These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced
functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers
whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then
some or all of these services may not function properly.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies – These cookies may be set through our site by our
advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of
your interests and show you relevant advertising on other sites. If you do not allow
these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
• Third-party targeted advertising cookies may be placed on your device by thirdparty advertisers, ad networks, data exchanges, marketing analytics and other
service providers.
• For example, these cookies may be used to measure the effectiveness of an ad
campaign by collecting data on how many people click ad.
You can delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your
browser. Each browser follows different procedures to manage your settings. Click
on any of the browser links below for instructions:
Windows Explorer | Google Chrome | Mozilla Firefox | Apple Safari
Social Media Plug-In
Some of our sites use plugins from social networks like Facebook, Twitter and
LinkedIn. When you access our websites, your browser establishes a direct
connection with the servers of these social networks. The plugin content is
transferred by the social network directly to your browser.
Integration of the plugin allows the social media networks to receive the
information that you have loaded onto the corresponding page of site. If you are
logged in with Facebook, for example, it will be able to assign your visit to your
account. An exchange of this information already takes place when you visit our
site, regardless of whether you interact with the plugin or not. If you interact with
the plugins, the corresponding information is sent directly to Facebook by your
browser and saved there. You can find information how the data is used by the
social networks, together with your rights and optional settings to protect your
privacy on the social networks’ websites.
If you do not want social networks to gather data about you via our Site, you must
log out on the social network domain before visiting our sites. To prevent
information being exchanged with the social networks during your visit to our sites,
you can opt out of these cookies through your browser settings.
Your rights
We want to make you aware of your privacy rights.
California Residents
Every California Resident is entitled to the following:
• Access: The right to request access to your Personal Data, which includes the right
to obtain confirmation from us as to whether or not Personal Data concerning you
is being processed, and where that is the case, access to the Personal Data and
information related to how it is processed;
• Rectify or Erase: The right to rectification or erasure of your Personal Data, which
includes the right to have incomplete Personal Data completed;
• Restrict: The right to restrict obtain a restriction of processing concerning your
Personal Data, which includes restricting us from continuing to process your
Personal Data under certain circumstances (e.g., where you contest the accuracy of
your Personal Data, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the Personal
• Object: The right to object to the processing of your Personal Data under certain
circumstances, including objecting to processing your Personal Data for direct
marketing purposes, or objecting to processing your Personal Data when it is done
based upon legitimate interests;
• Data Portability: The right to data portability, which includes certain rights to have
your Personal Data transmitted from us to another controller; and
• Consent: Where data processing is based on your consent, the right to withdraw
consent at any time.
For more information regarding your rights under the California Consumer
Protection Act, please visit oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa.
European Union Residents and Citizens
Every EU resident and citizen user is entitled to the following:
• Right to access information about how we process your Personal Data, including the
categories of Personal Data we process, recipients of your Personal Data, and
purposes for our processing.
• Right to rectification of inaccurate Personal Data concerning you, as well as, taking
into account the purposes of the processing, the right to have incomplete Personal
Data completed.
• Right to erasure (deletion) of Personal Data concerning you where: (a) the Personal
Data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were
collected or otherwise processed; (b) you withdraw your consent and there are no
other legal grounds for the processing; (c) you exercise your right to object (see
below) and there are no compelling legitimate grounds for the processing; (d) the
Personal Data have been unlawfully processed; or (e) the Personal Data have to be
erased for compliance with a legal obligation applicable to us.
• Right to restriction of processing (i.e., data will be blocked from normal processing
but not erased) where: (a) you contest the accuracy of the Personal Data, for a
period enabling us to verify the accuracy; (b) the processing is unlawful and you
oppose the erasure of the Personal Data and requests the restriction of their use
instead; (c) we no longer need the Personal Data for the purposes of the processing
but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal
claims; (d) you exercise your right to object (see below) pending the determination
of whether our legitimate grounds override your rights.
• Where processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw consent
at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing prior to such
• Where processing is based on your consent, or on a contract, the right to data
portability, i.e. the right to obtain a copy of the data concerning you in a structured,
commonly used and machine-readable format and the right to transmit such data
to another controller without hindrance from us.
• Right to object to the processing of Personal Data provided that we do not have
compelling, legitimate grounds for processing your Personal Data that would
override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or
defense of legal claims.
Contact Us
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
Security and protection of your Personal Data
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to
ensure your Personal Data is protected from unauthorized access, use, disclosure,
alteration or destruction, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be
completely secure, and we cannot fully guarantee the security of any data.
International transfers of Personal Data
American Brands has committed itself to comply with this privacy Statement and
the applicable data protection laws and regulations with regard to Personal Data
collected and stored.
For more information on our safeguards, please contact us. We will take all steps
reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and subject to
appropriate safeguards in accordance with this Privacy Statement and applicable
We may update this Privacy Statement to We may update this Privacy Notice to
reflect changes in the way we process Personal Information. We will notify you
about such changes in the way we use your Personal Information in compliance
with applicable law.
This Privacy Notice includes an “effective” and “last updated” date. The effective
date refers to the date that the current version took effect. The last updated date
refers to the date that the current version was last substantively modified.
Effective Date: January 30, 2023
Last Updated Date: January 26, 2023