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Last Updated: May 23, 2018.
General Information Only; No Medical Advice
The information provided in the Site is for general and informational purposes only. AcuFocus seeks to provide information that is accurate and up-to-date; however, AcuFocus provides no warranties concerning the information contained in the Site, nor should the information contained in the Site be construed as medical advice. No director, employee, agent, or representative of AcuFocus, or its subsidiaries or affiliates to the extent applicable, are engaged in rendering medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or other medical services that in any way create a physician-patient relationship through this Site. Decisions about your health and vision care needs should be discussed directly with your doctor or other healthcare professional. AcuFocus shall not be liable for any damages or injury resulting from access to, reliance on, or inability to access the information contained in the Site.
Your Submissions to the Site
AcuFocus appreciates hearing from its Site visitors. Be advised, however, that any information you submit to the Site (“Submission”) will be considered nonconfidential and nonproprietary. You hereby agree that with respect to any Submission, AcuFocus shall have a nonexclusive, unrestricted, fully paid, irrevocable, transferable, sublicensable right to use such Submission for any purpose including developing, manufacturing, and marketing products. You further agree to indemnify AcuFocus for all claims arising from your claims to any rights in any Submission.
- What information we collect about you
- Why your information is processed and how it will be used
- Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation
- Your Choices
- Special circumstances where we may disclose your information
- Accountability for onward transfer of personal data
- How we protect your information
- Hyperlinks and other websites
- What do we do with your information when you terminate your relationship with us?
- Your rights
- Questions or feedback
What information we collect about you
The information we collect on our Site generally falls into the following two categories: “personal information” and “non-personally identifiable information.” Personal information refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. Non-personally identifiable information refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. If we do combine non-personally identifiable information with personal information, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
When you communicate with AcuFocus by making a Submission to the Site, AcuFocus may collect personal information including, but not limited to, your first and last name, city, province or state, country, email address, telephone number, age (or age range), and information regarding your qualification to participate in AcuFocus-sponsored clinical trials (such information including, but not limited to, past eye surgeries, use of glasses, personal activities and visual needs, and whether you are participating in any clinical trials), and possibly other information by which you can be personally identified.
In general, we collect your personal information when you voluntarily provide it to us, such as when you register with us, request information or place an order for products or services. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete customer surveys, provide feedback, or participate in competitions.
In addition, we collect web analytics from Site visitors. Based on your search engine’s restrictions set forth in the privacy settings, this information may include, but not be limited to, your referring website, pages viewed, time and date of access, and length of visit.
In addition, our Site may use “cookies” to gather non-personally identifiable information. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our Site features may not function as a result.
Why your information is processed and how it will be used
AcuFocus uses personal information you provide to us to deliver the services, materials, or information you request, to respond to your inquiries and contact you about the Site and/or our products or services on the basis of your consent. AcuFocus may use your personal information in a number of ways, for example:
- to provide you names of physicians in your area, review your feedback on the Site, or improve the Site’s content and usability;
- to track analytics and create reports for the Site;
- to use and share with others aggregated and/or anonymous information that we have collected based on web usage data or statistical information that we have compiled about our users; or
- to access certain features or functions of our Site.
As part of normal business operations, AcuFocus may transfer your personal information to third parties outside of AcuFocus, including physicians and distributors of AcuFocus products and personnel involved in sales of AcuFocus products. We may also disclose your personal information to third party consultants and service providers to the extent that they require access to our databases, or the information contained in our databases, to service AcuFocus and the Site. In processing your order, we may send your details to, and also use financial information you submit or information from credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies to verify your credit and collect payments for your purchases, orders, and registrations.
We may send you information about products and services of ours which may be of interest to you. If you have consented to receive marketing, you may opt out at a later date. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes or providing your information to others.
If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please email us at email@example.com.
Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation
AcuFocus takes reasonable steps to ensure that the personal data that it processes is: (i) relevant for the purposes for which it is to be used, (ii) reliable for its intended use, and (iii) accurate, complete and current.
AcuFocus offers you the opportunity to choose or opt out of disclosure of your personal data to certain third parties or use your personal data for a purpose that is incompatible with the purpose for which the information was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you. You may contact AcuFocus as indicated below regarding the company’s use or disclosure of your personal data.
- to its subsidiary companies as necessary to perform services on its behalf;
- to service providers, affiliates, agents, and/or business partners AcuFocus has retained to perform services on its behalf;
- when AcuFocus believes disclosure is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or
Special circumstances where we may disclose your information
Other than as set forth above, we may use and/or disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:
- to the governments, courts, law enforcement, or regulatory agencies under a lawful order in a jurisdiction where you are located and/or where your personal information is stored and/or processed.
You cannot opt out of disclosure of your personal information if required by lawful order.
Accountability for onward transfer of personal data
How we protect your information
We use reasonable technological and physical safeguards to protect your personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
Hyperlinks and other websites
What do we do with your information when you terminate your relationship with us?
In general, we will only retain your information for the time necessary to realize our legitimate business purposes and to comply with the law. However, we may continue to store anonymous or anonymized information, such as Site visits, without identifiers, in order to improve our services.
You have the right to:
- Withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal information at any time without penalty;
- Access your personal information and have it corrected, amended, or deleted;
- Receive a copy of your personal data and transmit such to others;
- At any time, to object to our processing of your personal information, which we will comply with unless we demonstrate a compelling legitimate grounds for processing such that overrides your rights; and
- If you believe your personal information is inaccurate, unlawful, no longer necessary for our business purposes, or if you object to our processing of your personal information, you also have the right to instruct us to restrict the processing of your data pending our investigation and/or verification of your claim.
If you wish to raise a complaint and initiate and investigation on how we have handled your personal data, or request a copy of your personal information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may make a small charge for this service.
Questions or feedback
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You acknowledge and agree that these Terms constitute the complete and exclusive agreement between us concerning your use of the Site, and supersede and govern all prior proposals, agreements, or other communications. AcuFocus hereby expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion and for any reason we deem sufficient, to discontinue, or to terminate or suspend access to the Site, at any time, and to change the content and/or these Terms at any time by posting the changes on the Site. Any changes are effective immediately upon posting to the Site. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms and conditions. AcuFocus may, with or without prior notice, terminate any of the rights granted by these Terms. You shall comply immediately with any termination or other notice, including, as applicable, by ceasing all use of the Site. You agree to indemnify AcuFocus and its employees, officers, directors, agents, successors, and assigns against any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by a third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site or breach of these Terms or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
Nothing contained in these Terms shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, or other form of joint enterprise between us. AcuFocus’ failure to require your performance of any provision hereof shall not affect the full right to require performance of that or any other provision at any time thereafter, nor shall our waiver of a breach of any provision hereof be taken or held to be a waiver of that or any other provision. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court to be invalid, you and AcuFocus nevertheless agree that a court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. AcuFocus may assign its rights and duties under these Terms to any party at any time without notice to you. Your rights and duties under these Terms are not assignable by you without prior consent of AcuFocus. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
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