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Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy

Thank you for visiting Tecan’s Website. Your access to and use of this Website is subject to the Terms of Use and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this Website, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms of Use and acknowledge that any other agreements regarding the use of this Website between you and Tecan Trading AG are superseded and of no force or effect.

We take your rights as a data subject very seriously.

Data subject request


Tab 01 / Terms of Use

Terms of Use

While great efforts were made to ensure accurate and up-to-date information on this website, Tecan makes no representations or warranties whatsoever, express or implied, as to the content of this website and the products and services described therein, including, without limitation, with respect to accuracy, completeness, non-infringement, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or availability, and Tecan disclaims any liability for losses or damages of any kind, including losses or damages resulting from the use of information taken from this website or from the transmission or downloading of computer viruses.

Tecan may make improvements and/or changes to any product(s), product specification or service(s) described in this site at any time without notice. Tecan does not guarantee that any product or service described in this site will be continuously available. The information on our site is periodically updated. The information contained on this website does not constitute an offer for products or services.

Tecan cannot be held responsible for third party content that is published on Tecan's website or cited references.

Investors must not rely on information provided on this website for investment decisions.

Application for Biopharma

The products in this section are Research Use Only. Not for use in human clinical diagnostics or in vitro diagnostic procedures.

Applications for Diagnostics and Liquid Handling and Robotics

Not all applications, options and products in this section have been cleared for clinical use in all countries. If you have questions or concerns please contact your local sales office for specific information.

Microplate Readers, Washers and Microarray products

PowerScanner™, LS Reloaded™ and HS 4800™ Pro and HS 400™ Pro hybridization stations are Research Use Only/scientific instrumentation. Not for use in clinical diagnostics. The other products in this section are Class 1, 510(k) exempt devices for general purpose use.


All products described in this section are components that will be further integrated in a system.


Not all products in this section can be used in the clinical environment. If you have questions or concerns please contact your local sales office for specific information.


List of trademarks


Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and similar rights in the contents of this site, including but not limited to all text, designs and images appearing herein, are copyrighted works owned by Tecan Trading AG.

You are permitted to print or download extracts from the material of this web site for your personal use only so long as any copy or other reproduction includes the above copyright notice. None of the material of this site may be used for any commercial or public use. No material appearing on this site may be disseminated in any form, either electronic or non-electronic, nor included in any retrieval system or service without prior written permission of Tecan. For further information please please feel free to contact us.

Tab 02 / Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Tecan is a leading global provider of laboratory instruments and solutions in biopharmaceuticals, forensics and clinical diagnostics. The company specializes in the development, production and distribution of automated workflow solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Tecan is also a leader in developing and manufacturing OEM instruments and components that are then distributed by partner companies.

The Tecan Group of Companies collects personal data about you. Tecan as the Controller processes your personal data in compliance with the provisions under the Swiss Data Protection Act ("DPA") and General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), as amended from time to time (collectively "Regulation"). This Data Protection Policy ("Policy") explains how we use any personal data we collect about you.

Tecan may modify this Privacy Policy. The most up-to-date version of this Privacy Policy will always be published on our website.

Table of contents (Topics)

  • What Personal Data do we collect?

    Personal Data is any information relating to you or that we can otherwise link to you. The Personal Data we collect includes your name, postal address, e-mail address, phone and fax number, company name, company structure, job title and business affiliations. Where you visit one of our Web-Shops, Personal Data may also comprise financial data (such as e.g. credit card details) which we need to execute the transaction(s) you request.

  • How do we collect your Personal Data?

    We collect Personal Data that you voluntarily provide to us, for example when (i) registering with us in order to place an order for products or services; (ii.) communicating with us via e-mail or other channels, (iii) when signing up for or asking us to send you newsletters or other (marketing) materials and (iv) when signing up for an event.

    As further described in our Cookies Policy, we use cookies and similar technologies (e.g. web beacons, pixels and tags and device identifiers) to recognize you and/or your device(s) when visiting the Tecan website. We also allow some others to use cookies as described in our Cookies Policy. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools.

    In some cases your Personal Data has been obtained or supplemented by information retrieved from other sources, including searches via publically available search engines, sector-specific newsletters, social media and your employer’s website, for the purpose of confirming your current professional position.

  • How do we use your Personal Data?

    We use the Personal Data we collect for communication purposes, including: (i) to send you newsletters  and other information about Tecan, our products and our services; (ii) to send you invitations to events, training sessions, conferences and lectures; and (iii) to maintain our list of contacts.

    In addition, we use Personal Data in order to sell our products and services to you and provide after-sales services.

  • Why do we process your Personal Data and on what legal basis?

    As set out above we process your Personal Data for communication purposes. We rely on our legitimate interests in maintaining business relationships and communicating with you as a business contact, about Tecan's activities and events. We consider that our legitimate interests are in compliance with the Regulation and your legal rights and freedoms. You can request to be removed from our distribution lists at any time. Upon such request, we will cease to send you such communication and invitations.

    Furthermore, we process your Personal Data where necessary in order to perform a contract or to meet legal requirements.

  • Where is your Personal Data stored? / Where is your Personal Data transferred?

    Tecan is a Swiss company which stores your Personal Data on servers in Switzerland and on servers of the Microsoft Corporation in The Netherlands and in Ireland.

    We may disclose your Personal Data to other Tecan affiliates worldwide that agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Personal data may also be transferred to third parties who act for or on our behalf, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data were originally collected or may otherwise be lawfully processed, such as services delivery, evaluating the usefulness of this website, marketing, data management or technical support. These third parties (“Processors”), which partly are located outside the European Union, have contracted with us to only use Personal Data for the agreed upon purpose, and not to sell your personal information to third parties, and not to disclose it to third parties except as may be required by law, as permitted by us or as stated herein.

    We do not make your Personal Data available to any third party other than Processors.

  • How long do we keep your Personal Data?

    Your Personal Data will be saved for the specified purposes mentioned above for as long as you are a business contact to us or longer periods where required for legal and/or regulatory reasons.

  • Data Security

    Tecan has implemented appropriate technical and organisational security measures to help protect your Personal Data against loss and to safeguard against access by unauthorised persons.

  • Your Rights

    You have the right to know what Personal Data we process about you and may request a copy. You are also entitled to have incorrect Personal Data about you corrected and you may in some cases ask us to delete your Personal Data. You can also object to certain Personal Data about you being processed and request that processing of your Personal Data be limited. Please note that the limitation or deletion of your Personal Data may mean we will be unable to provide the communications and invitations described above. You also have the right to receive your Personal Data in a machine-readable format and have the data transferred to another party responsible for data processing. Any of those requests concerning those rights can be addressed through the Questionnaire at the top of this page. If you disagree with how we process your Personal Data, you are also entitled to report this to the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) and/or to the competent supervisory authorities in the EU.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about how we process your Personal Data, please feel free to contact us through the Questionnaire at the top of this page.

Tab 03 / Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

We, Tecan Trading AG (hereinafter referred to as "Tecan", “we” or “our”) use first party Cookies (Cookies set by Tecan) and third party Cookies (Cookies set by a third party that is providing a service to Tecan’s website) and similar technologies (hereinafter together referred to as “Cookies”) on our website.

By using our website(s), you consent to the use of non-essential Cookies as selected in the Cookies Settings.

You can visit our websites without consenting to the use of non-essential Cookies. If you choose to decline non-essential Cookies the usability and experience of our website will be limited.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. Cookies are stored in your web browser and allow Tecan to recognize you and make your next visit more convenient and provide you with personalized and useful functionalities that personalize your browsing experience.

Some of the Cookies are deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browsing session (“Session Cookies”). Other Cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline and allow us to recognize you on your next visit (“Permanent Cookies”).

How does Tecan use Cookies?

When you have consented to the use of non-essential Cookies, Tecan or third parties will place the Cookies in your web browser as selected in the Cookies Settings.

In the following you can find a short explanation of the different categories of Cookies we use on our website including a list of the applicable first party Cookies:

  • Necessary

    These Cookies are necessary for the website to function properly. Therefore, the placement of these Cookies is exempted from the consent requirement and it is not possible to disable the Cookies under Cookies Settings. Some Necessary Cookies are only set when you have carried out a specific action that requires a Cookie for the request to be carried out. Insofar as the information has a personal reference we process your personal data based on our legitimate interests in providing you our website and ensuring data security according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

  • Analytics

    Analytics Cookies allow us to see how our website visitors interact with our website. In particular, we will be able to count visits and traffic sources (i.e. this information allows us to evaluate which pages are the most and which are the least visited). This data helps us to measure and improve the performance of our website. By enabling these Cookies we will be able to anonymously track your journey on our website.

  • Advertisement

    Advertisement Cookies are used by us and third-parties to enhance your browsing experience. These Cookies help us in multiple ways, such as remembering the ads you have viewed previously, tracking your interactions with ads and subsequent purchases, and presenting you with more personalized advertisements. They enable us to tailor ad content based on your interests derived from your social media engagement and website browsing history. If you do not allow these Cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

  • Functionality

    These Cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. Functionality Cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in. 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.

Who are the providers that set third party Cookies?

Depending on your Cookies Settings, you may enable third-party Cookies of Outgrow.co (Cookie Policy), google.com (Cookie Policy), youtube.com (Cookie Policy), bing.com (Cookie Policy), clarity.ms (Cookie Policy), doubleclick.net (Cookie Policy), linkedin.com (Cookie Policy), hubspot.com (Cookie Policy), intentsify.io (Cookie Policy), investis.com (Cookie Policy), fonts.net (Cookie Policy) and searchiq.co (Cookie Policy).

What are your choices regarding Cookies?

You can change or withdraw your consent at any time under Cookies Settings.

Alternatively, you can also manage your Cookies in your web browser settings. Here you can find the instructions for the most popular web browsers:

  • For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google.
  • For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft.
  • For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla.
  • For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple.

For any other web browser, please visit your web browser's official web pages.

How often will we update this Cookie Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time. Therefore, we kindly ask you to re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of Cookies. The date at the end of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

More information

Hopefully our Cookies Policy has answered all questions you had regarding the use of Cookies on our website. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us through the questionnaire at the top of this page.

Latest Update: November 6, 2023