access our website or use mobile applications
fill out any part of a form on our website or any webpage on our website
open and respond to any of our e-mails
visit any page online that displays our ads or content
visit any of our blogs, social media outlets, or affiliated websites
call Physicians Eyecare Group or any of our related entities with phone numbers provided through any marketing or lead generation source
provide information to Physicians Eyecare Group employees through email, phone, or facsimile
interact with our advertising or applications on third-party websites and services if those applications or advertising include links to this web site.
Please read this Agreement carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it. Your use of all or any portion of our website, or your providing information to us, signifies your consent to this Agreement and your agreement to be bound by the terms herein. If you do not agree to any or all of the terms of this Agreement, you are instructed not to provide any information to us and to not access or use our website. Using our website or supplying information to us, including any information deemed “sensitive” by applicable law, is entirely voluntary on your part.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
The information we collect depends on what you do when you visit our website. Please note that we do not collect personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide such information to us.
We collect personal information you provide to us in connection with appointment that you schedule on our website, your creation of a user account, personal information that you may include in any material you may post to our website, and your participation in surveys on our website. From time to time, we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or in other voluntary activities through our website. We may request personal information from you, along with other information, in order for you to participate. Participation in these contests or activities is completely voluntary; therefore, you can elect not to disclose your personal information by not participating in the contest or activity.
In addition, for each visitor to our website, we automatically gather certain information and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We collect and store this information on an individual basis and in aggregate or combined form. We also collect both user-specific and aggregate information on what pages visitors access or visit.
HOW DO WE USE THIS INFORMATION
We use the information we collect to analyze trends, to administer the website, to track users’ activities on the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We also use this information to improve the content of our web pages and to customize the content and layout of our pages. All of this is done with the intention of making our website more useful to visitors. We may also use this information to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it as well as any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
We may share email addresses, postal addresses or telephone contact information or other personal information we collect across brands within the company and its related entities. We currently do not rent or sell such information to any third parties.
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on our website. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We may link the information we store in cookies to your personal information in order to provide you with a faster and more pleasant online experience. Most computer systems and browsers offer their own privacy settings. We encourage you to use them to enhance your choices. Most browsers’ advanced settings allow you to disable cookies. If you disable cookies, you may still use our website but your ability to use some areas of our website may be limited.
We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our website and to record session information such as which web pages a user has visited, and to track user activity on our website. We also use session cookies to store any passwords used on our website (such as a password associated with a user account) so you don’t have to enter it more than once per session. Session cookies expire when you close your browser.
We use persistent cookies to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website. Persistent cookies may remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your browser’s “help” file.
COLLECTION AND USE OF HEALTH INFORMATION
We are required by applicable federal and state law to maintain the privacy of your health information. Please see our HIPAA Privacy Statement for information on our privacy practices, our legal duties, and your rights concerning your health information. Any health information we collect from you on our website will be handled in accordance with the terms of our HIPAA Privacy Statement.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at Privacy Office, Physicians Eyecare Group, 3801 S. Congress Avenue, Palm Springs, FL 33461.
OPT OUT PROCEDURES
If you do not wish to receive promotional emails from us, please let us know by using the opt-out response device that can be found at the bottom of every email we deliver or by emailing us at email@example.com. To help us process your request, please include in your email sufficient information for us to identify you in our records. Please allow a reasonable time for us to process your request. Please note that, although you can opt not to receive promotional messages, we reserve the right to send you informational email messages about any user account you establish on our website or administrative notices regarding our website as permitted under the CAN-SPAM Act (15 U.S.C. §7701 et seq.).
You can also send us a request if you do not wish to receive any promotional information from us to: Privacy Office, Physicians Eyecare Group, 3801 S. Congress Avenue, Palm Springs, FL 33461. To help us process your request, please include sufficient information to allow us to identify you in our records. Please allow a reasonable time for us to process your request.
You can also:
register for the National Do Not Call List at donotcall.gov/default.aspx
register for the Direct Marketing Association’s Mail Preference Service at dmachoice.org/MPS/proto1.php
request to be DNC’d (added to our Do Not Call list) from a Vision Precision Holding employee
Upon request we provide visitors to our website with access to their own personal information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them. You can access this information by sending your request to: Privacy Office, Physicians Eyecare Group, 3801 S. Congress Avenue, Palm Springs, FL 33461, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. To help us process your request, please include in your email sufficient information to allow us to identify you in our records.
We reserve the right to ask you for information verifying your identity prior to disclosing any information to you. Should we ask for verification, the information you provide to verify your identity will be used only for that purpose and all copies of that information in our possession will be destroyed when the process is complete.
We also offer visitors the opportunity to have inaccuracies corrected in all information we maintain about them. You can send a request to correct your information to: Physicians Eyecare Group, Privacy Office, Physicians Eyecare Group, 3801 S. Congress Avenue, Palm Springs, FL 33461or by email to email@example.com. To help us process your request, please include in your request sufficient information to allow us to identify you in our records.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information that you submit to us and to guard that information against loss, misuse or alteration. When you enter sensitive and/or personally-identifying information on our registration or during the ordering process, we encrypt transmissions involving such information using secure protocols. Please do not send us any personal information through unsecured channels, including e-mail or social media sites.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Please note, however, that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we use commercially-reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security and we are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on any of our applications, including our website.
THIRD PARTY SITES
From time to time, our website may link you to other websites (“Linked Sites”) that are not owned by Physicians Eyecare Group or any of our related companies. We do not control the collection or use of any information, including personally-identifying information, that occurs during your visit to any Linked Sites. Further, we make no representations about the privacy policies or practices of any of the Linked Sites and Physicians Eyecare Group is not responsible for the privacy practices of the Linked Sites.
Be careful of disclosing any of your personally identifiable information when leaving our website. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
CHILDREN UNDER 13
Our website is not for children under 13 years old. We do not knowingly solicit data online from, or market online to, children under 13. If we knowingly receive a child’s personal information, we will delete it from our systems.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this Agreement. If our information practices change materially at some time in the future, we will post the changes to our website and revise this Agreement accordingly. In addition, if we have collected personal information from you, we will notify you about the changes and secure your consent prior to making use of your personal information in new ways. Since this Agreement may change from time to time we encourage you to check this website periodically for updates and to read this Agreement every time you visit our website.
If you believe that this website is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at Privacy Office, Physicians Eyecare Group, 3801 S. Congress Avenue, Palm Springs, FL 33461 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT.