Online Privacy Notice
Effective: July, 2007
Who We Are
Volk Optical values individual privacy and we want to give our website visitors the opportunity to know what information we collect about them and how they can limit the use of individually-identifiable information beyond the purposes for which they first provided it. At all times, however, Volk Optical reserves the right to disclose information where required by law or to comply with valid legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order), to protect the company’s rights or property, or during emergencies when safety is at risk.
Data We Collect and How We Use It
The Volk Optical web server automatically records the IP address of each connection to our site and the specific web pages visited during that connection. Although that information is stored in the server log files, no individual is authorized to access those files except for system maintenance, or we may use the information to help improve our web site and our services by better understanding our audience. We also collect your e-mail addresses if you communicate with us by e-mail, as well as other information that you might supply voluntarily, such as survey information. We may use this information to respond to an e-mail or other inquiry or request, to help improve our web site and our services, or to send updates or notices that we think may be of interest to you. We do not share with unaffiliated companies any bulk data or individually-identifiable data such as names, e-mail addresses, or the areas of our web site that users visit or other navigational information.
If you register to receive our newsletter, or for a contest on our site, we ask you for your name, title (e.g., ophthalmologist, optometrist, resident, etc.), postal address, electronic mail (“e-mail”) address, telephone and fax numbers, and whether you want to receive our newsletter or updates or promotional material on topics that may be of interest to you. We may use this data to send you updates or notices that we think may be of interest. We may also combine this information with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify visitors’ preferences or interests. Again, we do not share with unaffiliated companies any bulk or individually-identifiable data we collect when you register.
Information that users post write or post in public or in member “chat” areas or bulletin boards, if any, is available to the public and Volk Optical does not control use of or access to that information.
Volk Optical’s web site is intended for adults. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
How You Can Control and Update Data About You
We want to be sure that we keep only the most up-to-date information about you in our records. Therefore, whenever you believe that your contact information needs to be updated, you can e-mail us at email@example.com to correct or update your contact information.
You may choose at any time to remove your name, telephone numbers, and postal and e-mail addresses from the lists we use to send our newsletter, or marketing materials, and elect not to receive correspondence from us by sending us e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Internet sites you visit may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all. Other web-sites might use personal information differently than our policy permits. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site before providing any personal information.
Data Integrity and Security
We use state-of-the-art technology to keep any information you provide as secure as possible. Only authorized Volk Optical employees are permitted to have access to individually-identifiable data about web site visitors, and that access is limited to what is reasonably needed to perform an employee’s responsibilities, such as providing updates or notices or customer service.