Name Change

The Company officially changed its name to Nordion Inc. on November 1, 2010. Prior to November the Company’s name was MDS Inc.


Nordion is committed to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of personal information. Our Website privacy practices reflect that commitment.

Our Website does not collect information that personally identifies individuals except when that information is provided to Nordion on a voluntary basis.

On occasions when personal information is required to provide the services you requested, you will be informed why we are asking for this information; for example, to send you information you have requested, certain information is required, or to assess your suitability for a career opportunity for which you have applied (refer to the "Careers at Nordion" Privacy Practices for additional details).

Information provided to Nordion will not be sold or made available to a third party for commercial or advertising purposes. Should we work with Website content management services and data storage providers, these third parties will be required to agree in writing not to make use of any information you provide through the Nordion Inc. Website for other purposes, unless required by law.

This Website may employ 'cookies'. Cookies are small files stored in your computer that identify users entering a Website. These cookies allow us to direct you to your preferred Nordion subsection, and enable us to perform statistical analyses of how our Website is used. These analyses allow us to measure interest in various sections of the site so we can improve design and content to serve you better. Only aggregated data from these analyses, not individual records, will be used for this purpose.

Website users should be aware that electronic mail (e-mail) is not a secure or private method of transmitting information. Please do not send confidential information to us via e-mail.

Our Website also contains links to third-party Websites. The practices of these sites are outside the control of Nordion. Users should verify the privacy policies of these sites before submitting information to them.

Nordion Privacy Statement

Our commitment to protecting personal information that Nordion holds is consistent with our Core Values of Commitment to Excellence, Mutual Trust, Respect for People and Integrity.

Nordion privacy practices strive to comply with all applicable privacy legislation in the jurisdictions where Nordion conducts business. Our privacy practices are based on the following internationally recognized information privacy principles. These principles are incorporated into our business processes and practices:

Accountability. Nordion is responsible for personal information under its control. We have a designated Privacy Officer who is accountable for assisting Nordion in incorporating the policy principles into our business, and in complying with applicable privacy laws on an ongoing basis.

Identifying Purposes. Nordion will identify the purposes for which it collects personal information at, or before the time of, collection or for further use or disclosure.

Consent. Nordion obtains an individual's consent before collection, use or disclosure of personal information. Consent may be explicit or implied and, where permitted by law, consent may not be required.

Limiting Collection. Nordion will limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary for the identified purposes. Collection must be done by fair and lawful means.

Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention. Personal information will only be used or disclosed for the identified purposes, or with the consent of the individual, or as required by law. Personal information will be retained only as long as necessary.

Accuracy. Nordion will keep the personal information as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as possible for the identified purposes.

Safeguards. For personal information, Nordion will adopt technical, physical and administrative safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.

Openness. Nordion will make readily available to individuals specific information about its privacy practices, and other Nordion policies and practices (if any) that relate to the management of personal information.

Individual Access. Upon written request, Nordion may provide an individual access to his or her personal information. There are certain situations defined by law where Nordion may deny access to the personal information. Nordion may amend personal information upon written request by the individual, if appropriate, and not prevented by law.

Challenging Compliance. Individuals may address concerns regarding Nordion's compliance with the above principles to the Nordion Privacy Officer. All concerns will be investigated and the results communicated to the individuals involved.

For further information regarding Nordion's privacy practices, please contact:

Privacy Officer
447 March Road
Ottawa, ON K2K 1X8
Tel: +1 613 592 2790
Fax: +1 613 592 6937