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Privacy Notice - Sweden

The privacy of our customers, our vendors and suppliers, patients who use our products or services, as well as the visitors of our websites is important to us and we are committed to protecting and maintaining your privacy.

Our EU Privacy Policy explains how Acelity handles your personal and/or sensitive personal data and, in particular, details how we collect, store, use, process, transfer, or disclose, and enable you to access, rectify, erase or restrict the processing of your personal data and/or sensitive personal data. Our EU Privacy Policy applies to your personal data and/or sensitive personal data regardless of the way in which we collect it, for example, whether it is collected via our websites, when you contact our Customer Service team, when you submit a job application to Acelity, when you use one of our products or services, or when you perform services or deliver products to Acelity. 

For the purposes of our EU Privacy Policy, “personal data” is any information about an identified or identifiable living individual. Personal data revealing an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning  an individual’s  sex life or sexual orientation, is referred to in our EU Privacy Policy as “sensitive personal data”.

The scope of our Privacy Policy extends to all of Acelity’s operations based in the EU and Switzerland,  including but not limited to Acelity L.P., Inc. and its affiliates, specifically the Acelity corporate group [the members for which are listed in Annex A] which include the European countries that we conduct business and/or manufacture product: 

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom 

This EU Privacy Policy is applicable to all officers, directors, managers, employees, contingent workers, contractors and agents of Acelity and its subsidiaries.

Personal Data and/or Sensitive Personal Data We Collect
The type of data we collect from you will depend upon the type of interaction you have with us:

  • From our customers and vendors:

    When you are a customer or vendor, we may collect the following types of personal data in the context of our interaction with you: full name, employer name, work contact details (including address, phone number, fax number and email address), account number, financial information (including card number, card expiration date, bank details and VAT-number), credit check information, logo, photos, biographies and CV’s for educational programs, contract information (including start and end date of rental of products), insurance information and order and delivery information (such as ship to locations);

  • From patients who use our products or services:

    When you are a patient using one of our products or services, we may collect the following personal data or sensitive personal data about you: your name, date of birth, date of death, gender, address, phone number, identification number, wound details (including descriptions, measurements and photographs), other health-related information, therapy information (including therapy date, prescription information and diagnosis), and health insurance details;

  • From job applicants: 

    When you apply for a job at Acelity we may collect the following personal data: full name, contact details (i.e., address, phone number and email address, etc), date of birth, driver’s license details, passport details, work permit if applicable, employment history and education details, names and contact details of referees, next of kin details (in the event of an emergency), bank details, tax code, previous employment with Acelity entities. Information not relevant to the application will not be collected; and

  • From visitors of our websites: 

    In addition to the data which you actively provide to us through our websites (for example, by completing online forms or asking us to remember your preferences), we may collect certain personal data by automated means, such as cookies, internet tags, web beacons and similar automated data collection means when you visit our websites. 

    Cookies are files that websites send to your computer or other internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings on your device.  Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and how to restrict or disable certain cookies.  Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our websites and online services.

    In conjunction with gathering information through cookies, our web servers may log information such as your browser type and version, as well as the domain from which you access the internet. We also record the address of the web page that referred you to our websites and the IP address of the device you use to connect to our websites.  We also log information about your interactions with the websites, such as which pages you visit, date and time of your visit, search terms you used and links on which you clicked. To control which web servers collect information by automated means, we may place tags on our web pages called “web beacons,” which are small files that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies. We also may send instructions to your device using JavaScript or other computer languages to gather the types of personal data described above. We may use third party web analytics services on our websites, such as those of Google Analytics. These service providers help us analyze how visitors use the websites. The information obtained for this purpose (including your IP address and other information collected by automated means) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. To learn about opting out of Google Analytics, please click here.

    The providers of third party plug-ins and widgets on our websites, such as embedded videos and social media-sharing tools, may use automated means to collect information regarding your use of the websites and your interactions with the plug-ins and widgets. This information is subject to the privacy policies or notices of the providers of the plug-ins and widget. 

    We use the following types of cookies:

Name of Cookie

Purpose of Cookie

Session/Persistent Cookie





Used by the website to keep track of site visitor interactions between their browser and the website






Used by the website to maintain a consistent user experience for the site visitor

Persistent (20 minutes)




Used to distinguish individual users who have visited the web site

Persistent (2 Years)




Used to restrict the number of requests being sent to Google Analytics.

Persistent (10 minutes)