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Smart Vision Health Privacy Policy

 

Last Updated August 7, 2023

 

Smart Vision Health, Inc. (“Smart Vision Health”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect about you and about your use of Smart Vision Health and its services. It will explain the choices you have about how your personal information is used and how we protect that information. We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

 

This Privacy Policy applies to websites owned and operated by Smart Vision Health that are intended for use by consumers (non-professionals) for non-commercial personal, family or household purposes, including SmartVisionHealth.com, and including the mobile optimized versions of this site and our Mobile Device Applications or "Apps" (we refer to these sites and Apps collectively as the “Smart Vision Health Sites”). We refer to the Smart Vision Health Sites and Apps, along with the information and services made available to you through the Smart Vision Health Sites and Apps, as the “Services.”

 

 

 

Except where noted, statements in this Privacy Policy with respect to the Smart Vision Health Sites also apply to the Apps. If you do not want us to collect, use or disclose information about you and your use of the Services as described in this Privacy Policy, then you should not use the Services. By using the Services, you must agree to the Smart Vision Health Terms of Use, which is the contract between us and users of the Services.  By accepting the Smart Vision Health Terms of Use, you confirm that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and the Smart Vision Health Cookie Policy and you acknowledge that we will store, use and otherwise process your information in the United States where we are located.

 

 

 

Information Collected About You

 

 

When you use the Services, we collect information as follows:

 

Registration

 

While you may use some of the Services without registering, certain Services do require that you register with Smart Vision Health for them to function properly. If you choose to register or update an existing account with Smart Vision Health or access certain Services, you may be required to provide certain personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, gender, email address and date of birth, and a username and password to access your Smart Vision Health account. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the personal information that you submit to Smart Vision Health.

 

Interactive Services

 

Smart Vision Health is interactive and may request that you submit health-related information, along with other information such as your age and gender., We do not associate information that you submit to the Smart Vision Health with registration information that you have previously provided.

 

 

 

 

 

Email Newsletters

 

At registration and at various times as you use the Smart Vision Health Sites, you will be given the option of providing us with personal information in order to receive informational/promotional newsletters – such as a newsletter relating to a specific health condition – via email from Smart Vision Health and/or directly from third parties. From time to time Smart Vision Health may offer users of third party websites the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletters through those websites. If you elect to subscribe to one of our newsletters on a third party website, the operator of that website will provide us with the personal information you have provided in connection with the subscription request, which we may use in accordance with this Privacy Policy as though you had provided it directly to Smart Vision Health. 

 

 

Market Research

 

From time to time, Smart Vision Health may conduct online research surveys on behalf of itself and third parties through email invitations, pop-up surveys and online focus groups. When participating in a survey, we may require you to provide your location, age and if there are sweepstakes associated with the market research survey, your name and contact information for purposes of sweepstakes administration. The information you submit in a survey may be used by Smart Vision Health for research and measurement purposes, as described below, including to measure the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. The personal information you provide in connection with a sweepstakes entry will be used for the sole purpose of administering the sweepstakes and as required by applicable law. We will not knowingly invite individuals who are under the age of 13 to participate in market research surveys. Market research surveys conducted by or on behalf of Smart Vision Health will contain a link to this Privacy Policy.

 

 

Emails You Send to Smart Vision Health

 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to Smart Vision Health by email. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to Smart Vision Health.

 

Services and Device Information

 

When you access and use the Services, Smart Vision Health automatically collects and stores in its server logs information from your browser or mobile device such as your IP address or unique device identifier, browser information (including referring URL), your preferences and settings, cookies and information about the content you have viewed and actions taken (e.g., search queries, ad engagement, clicks and the associated dates and times). Smart Vision Health may also collect device-specific information when you install and use an App including your device model, operating system information, advertising ID (which is a unique, user-resettable identification number for advertising associated with a mobile device) and App version and usage information. When enabled by you, we collect precise location information provided by your mobile device, which you may disable through the device settings.

 

Precise Geolocation Data

 

When enabled by you, we collect precise location information provided by your mobile device, such as latitude and longitude. We do so to provide you more relevant content including advertising based on your location. You may disable the collection and use of your location data through your device settings. To change location settings on your device, please refer to your device’s official knowledge base.

 

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

 

We and our partners use cookies to collect information about your use of the Services. “Cookies” are small data files assigned to your browser when you visit a Smart Vision Health Site which enable recognition of your browser and collect and store information about your use of the Services, as described above. In addition to cookies, we and our partners use other tracking technologies that collect information about your use of the Services, including mobile identifiers and "web beacons" which are small graphic files (sometimes called “clear GIFs” or “web pixels”) embedded in a web page or email typically used to monitor activity and send relevant information back to a home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party). The information collected by such tracking technologies may be combined with other information that our partners have access to, including your name, email address and physical address, so that we can send you materials, either electronically or by direct mail, that may be of interest to you. 

 

 

 

For more information about how our cookies and other tracking technologies are used in connection with the Services, please read our Cookie Policy.

 

 

Cross-Device Tracking

We and our service providers collect and store information about users' interactions with unaffiliated websites and applications that use our technologies, including cookies and similar tracking technologies. This allows us to infer the presence of a common user or household behind multiple devices. We do so in order to:

 

provide personalized advertising on each device that is inferred from the browsing patterns on all of the devices;

detect and prevent fraud;

allow users to use our service on one device and pick up seamlessly where they left off on another device; 

limit the number of times a user is shown the same advertisement, across known or inferred devices

For information on your advertising choices and opt-out, please see the "Your Choices and Rights" section of this Privacy Notice.

 

How Information Collected About You Is Used

Information about your use of the Services may be used for the following purposes:

 

to provide, improve and create new Services,

to respond to your inquiries and to send you administrative communications about the Smart Vision Health Sites and Services,

to obtain your feedback about the Smart Vision Health Sites and Services,

to send you secure electronic messages and personalized emails pertaining to your interests as inferred from your use of the Services, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities from Smart Vision Health,

to statistically analyze trends and user behavior and activity including how frequently areas of the Smart Vision Health Sites are visited, how the Services are being used and how many emails are received and opened,

to provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant content including advertising both on and off the Smart Vision Health Sites and Apps,

to offer lead generation services,

to detect and defend against fraud and other threats to the Services and our users, 

to identify issues with the Services,

to conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below, and

to administer your account.

In addition, Smart Vision Health may use personal information about you for other purposes that are disclosed to you at the time we collect the information and/or with your consent.

 

Smart Vision Health may combine your personal information and other information collected about your use of the Services, and also supplement with information from external sources for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. For example, information that Smart Vision Health collects about you may be combined by Smart Vision Health with other information available to Smart Vision Health through third parties for research and measurement purposes, including measuring the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. This information from other sources may include age, gender, demographic, geographic, personal interests, product purchase activity or other information. We may report aggregate information, which is not able to be identified back to an individual user of the Smart Vision Health Sites, to our current or prospective advertisers and other business partners.

 

Sharing Your Information

 

Smart Vision Health Subsidiaries and Corporate Affiliates

 

We may share your information with our subsidiaries, affiliates and companies acquired by or merged with us and our affiliates for their use for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy. In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets or a bankruptcy, Smart Vision Health reserves the right to transfer your personal information to the new party in control or the party acquiring assets. In the event of such a change, your personal information will continue to be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy unless any changes to the Privacy Policy are made in accordance with the section below that discusses “Changes to This Privacy Policy.”

 

Companies and Contractors that Work with Smart Vision Health

 

Smart Vision Health works with third party companies and contractors that help us provide the Services and to otherwise assist in the operation of the Smart Vision Health Sites and Apps, including those that provide services relating to technology, data analysis, research, email management and deployment, sweepstakes and contest administration, advertising and marketing and/or content. If you are in the United States, we may also partner with certain service providers to better understand your experience on the Smart Vision Health Sites, including technology that enables us to review and optimize the Services based on your interactions with certain pages (e.g., how much time you spend on which pages, which links you choose to click, what you do and don’t like, etc.) in an aggregated format. Smart Vision Health contractors sometimes have limited access to your information in the course of providing products or services to Smart Vision Health. We contractually require that our contractors not use or disclose your information for any purpose other than providing the limited service or function for Smart Vision Health.

 

Third Party Advertisers and Third Party Websites

 

We may share information that we have about you, such as a cookie ID or IP address, with third party advertising service providers who may use this information, on our behalf, to help Smart Vision Health deliver advertising on the Smart Vision Health Sites as well as on third party websites, as further described in our Cookie Policy.

 

Certain content, services and advertisements offered to you through the Smart Vision Health Sites are served on, or contain links to, websites hosted and operated by a company other than Smart Vision Health ("Third Party Websites"). Smart Vision Health does not share your personal information with these Third Party Websites without your consent, but you should be aware that any information you disclose to these Third Party Websites once you access these Third Party Websites is not subject to this Privacy Policy. Smart Vision Health does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Websites. You should review the privacy policy posted on the Third Party Website to understand how that Third Party Website collects and uses your information. Smart Vision Health makes an effort to make it obvious to you when you leave a Smart Vision Health Site and enter a Third Party Website, either by requiring you to click on a link or by notifying you on the Smart Vision Health Site before you visit the third party site. In addition, if you see a phrase such as "Powered by" or "in association with" followed by the name of a company other than Smart Vision Health, then you are on a website hosted by a company other than Smart Vision Health.  When you use a co-branded service (a service operated with a partner of Smart Vision Health, such as Smart Vision Health Lab Testing), or register or otherwise provide information on a co-branded site, where applicable, we may pass the collected information back to that partner, which may include third party service providers whose services are embedded into and/or appear within the Services.

 

We may also include social widgets on the Smart Vision Health Sites which enable you to interact with the associated social media services, e.g., to share an article. These widgets may collect browsing data which may be received by the third party that provided the widget, and are controlled by these third parties. You may be able to manage your privacy preferences directly with the applicable social network platform.

 

Compliance with Law, Regulation, and Law Enforcement Requests

 

To cooperate with government authorities and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with law, we may release personal information to third parties: (1) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; (2) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; or (3) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In addition, we may disclose personal information as described below.

 

How Your Information is Secured and Retained

We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your personal information. Despite Smart Vision Health's efforts to protect your personal information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.

 

The security of your personal information is important to us.  When you enter personal information (including personal health information in various Services), we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.

 

We will retain your personal information as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Services. At any time you can remove your personal information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to Smart Vision Health from our servers. See “Your Choices and Rights” below for more information on how you can update or remove your personal information. We will also retain your personal information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

 

Your Choices and Rights

Updating/Removing Your Personal Information

 

If you do not want your personal information used by Smart Vision Health as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Smart Vision Health Sites, Apps and Services.  You can correct, update or review personal information you have previously submitted by going back to the specific Service, logging-in and making the desired change. You can also request access, correction, or deletion of personal information by contacting us using the contact information listed below or through the Contact Us link provided at the bottom of every page of the Smart Vision Health Sites.

 

If you have registered and desire to delete any of your registration information you have provided to us from our systems please contact us using the contact information listed below in the “Contacting Smart Vision Health About Your Personal Information or Privacy” section or through the Contact Us link provided at the bottom of every page of the Smart Vision Health Sites. Upon your request, we will delete your registration information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the Smart Vision Health Sites from our servers.

 

You can unsubscribe from an email newsletter by:

 

Following the directions included at the bottom of the newsletter and using the “Unsubscribe” link found in the emails.

 

 

All promotional emails that Smart Vision Health sends with opportunities from Smart Vision Health or with offers or informational materials from Smart Vision Health on behalf of our sponsors will contain an opportunity to unsubscribe from getting additional emails of that type in the future from Smart Vision Health unless you re-subscribe.

 

Cookies

 

Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the "Help" or “Settings” or “Preferences” section of your browser’s toolbar.  Refer to our Cookie Policy for additional information about opting out of Cookies.

 

 

 

U.S. Residents

 

If you are a resident of a U.S. state with applicable data privacy laws in effect, such laws may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. For more information relevant to you, please click here.

 

Children

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The Smart Vision Health Sites are not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. The Smart Vision Health Sites do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. A parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor's use of Smart Vision Health. The parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the registration information is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate. The parent or guardian also assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through Smart Vision Health for the minor.

 

 

 

 

Contacting Smart Vision Health About Your Personal Information or Privacy

 

Please send us an email by using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page of the Smart Vision Health Sites if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the personal information we maintain about you. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

 

You can also contact Smart Vision Health’s Privacy Office at:

 

Smart Vision Health, Inc.

Attn: Office of Privacy

902 Broadway, floor 6

NY, NY 10010

 

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.

 

 

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy and any of our Services at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by means of a notice on the Smart Vision Health Sites and/or by email to our registered users (sent to the email address specified when you register) prior to the change becoming effective. By continuing to use the Services after changes are made to this Privacy Policy, you agree to such changes.  We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not use the Smart Vision Health Sites. Please exit the Smart Vision Health Sites immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

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