The information we collect includes personal information, such as:
For example, as part of the process for completing a refractive eye exam and/or screening, we may ask you for information including your name, age, ethnicity and medical history. We will use this information to provide the refractive eye exams to you, to improve the technology we use as part of the screening process, and to tailor the advertising that appears on the Site. We will not sell or rent patient information to third parties. Likewise, we will ask you for your credit card information when you set up an account and/or take a refractive eye exam via the Site. We will use this information for payment purposes.
Additionally, we may send you information about our products and services, and new offerings, including through newsletters, promotional communications and other forms of advertising and marketing. We may occasionally use your information to administer surveys on the Site, provide sweepstakes, promotions and/or contests you can enter or participate in. We may provide information to third party service providers (including ophthalmologists and opticians) that help us administer refractive eye exams and similar services, process orders, and fulfill and deliver products and services that you purchase from us.
If you are a physician, we may request certain information – including your name, business address, and telephone and other information about your medical practice- so that we can share it with users who have requested additional services related to their refractive eye exam or other similar service through the Site.
We may use third parties to help host our Site, send out email updates about the Site, provide administrative services for us, remove repetitive information from our user lists, and process payments. These service providers will have access to your personal information in order to provide these services, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to helping us provide the service. With your consent, we may use demographic information to better understand our customers, and improve our products and services.
We belong to ad networks that may use your browsing history across participating websites to show you interest-based advertisements on those websites. You can opt-out of receiving interest-based ads from us by contacting us by phone at (773) 309-1281. Please note that if you choose to opt out, you will continue to see ads on our Site, but they will not be based on how you browse and shop.
Some websites may belong to ad networks that use your browsing history across websites to choose which ads to display on their sites; the displayed ads may include advertising for Opternative. To learn more, and to opt out of seeing interest-based advertisements on these sites, visit the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance websites (www.networkadvertising.org and www.aboutads.info). Websites may also offer their own opt-out methods for interest-based advertising.
In addition to the sharing described elsewhere in this Policy, we will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Opternative when we have your consent to do so. We require your written consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information and/or your medical information. Sensitive personal information is a particular category of personal information relating to confidential medical facts, racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs or sexuality.
If you have questions about personal information we have about you or need to update your information, or wish to unsubscribe, you can Contact Us or call us at (773) 309-1281.
In order to help secure your personal information, access to your data on our Site is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as a social security number) is protected by encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and our Site. To protect any data you store on our servers, we also regularly audit our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, because the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that e-mails and other communications you send to us through our Site are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information (including medical histories or financial information) through these means.
Under California’s "Shine the Light" law, California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g. requests made in 2012 will receive information regarding 2011 sharing activities).
To obtain this information, please send an email message to info@Opternative.com with "Request for California Privacy Information" in the subject line and in the body of your message. We will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address in response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the "Shine the Light" requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.
Under Chapter 22.1 (Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World) of the California Business and Professions Code, California residents under the age of eighteen (18) have a right to remove content or information they have personally posted to the Site. If applicable to you, you can request the removal of content or information you have posted to the Site by sending an email message to info@Opternative.com with "Request By California Minor To Remove Content" in the subject line and in the body of your message, and a specific description of the content that you posted to the Site that you would like us to remove. Please understand that under California law, your request will not ensure the complete removal of the content from the Site. For example, the content may continue to appear on the Site to the extent content has been reposted by others, independently posted by a third party, was posted by you anonymously, or if you were compensated for providing the content. Additionally, while we will remove the content you posted from the Site, it may continue to be stored on our servers (although it will not be visible to other users of the Site).
Opternative, Inc. 175 N Ada St., #200 Chicago, IL 60607