Piedmont Eye Center strives to be completely transparent with how we collect and use information we gather about you on this site. Your privacy is important to us and we respect your preferences.
This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) explains how Piedmont Eye Center (“Piedmont Eye Center”) uses personal information (“Personal Information”) and applies to all users (“users”) who access, view, visit, download, or otherwise interact with www.piedmonteyecenter.com (the “Site”). By visiting the Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the Piedmont Eye Center practices, do not access, view, visit, download, or otherwise interact with the Site. If you have any questions or comments concerning Piedmont Eye Center’s Privacy Statement, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Piedmont Eye Center via postal mail at: 116 Nationwide Dr. Lynchburg, VA 24502
Our Privacy Statement is organized as follows:
1) PERSONAL INFORMATION PIEDMONT EYE CENTER GATHERS
“Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact an individual. Piedmont Eye Center collects the following types of Personal Information:
Contact Information. Contact Information allows Piedmont Eye Center to communicate with you. Examples of Contact Information include, but are not limited to, your name, accurate postal addresses, valid email address, or other addresses at which you receive communications from or on behalf of Piedmont Eye Center.
Transaction Information. Piedmont Eye Center automatically receives and records some information from your browser when you visit the site, such as your IP address, cookies and data about which pages you visit on the site through the use of log files provided by our third-party tracking-utility partners. This information helps us analyze and understand how the site works for users. Information that is gathered includes, but is not limited to, information about how you interact with Piedmont Eye Center, information about how you use Piedmont Eye Center’s Sites, email, other communications, and applications, and how you interact with other users and Piedmont Eye Center business partners.
Mobile Location Information. If you have permitted your mobile or other location-aware device to transmit location data, Piedmont Eye Center collects Mobile Location.
Posted Information. If you chose to post a comment on our articles, we may collect information regarding your name and the content of your post. It is important to note that any content you post on the blog is publicly displayed and will be seen by other users of the Site.
2) HOW PIEDMONT EYE CENTER COLLECTS PERSONAL INFORMATION
Piedmont Eye Center may prompt you to provide Personal Information (including Contact Information) when you interact with the Site or contact Piedmont Eye Center.
Piedmont Eye Center also collects Transaction Information if and when you contact Piedmont Eye Center via telephone, email, or other methods of communication.
3) HOW PIEDMONT EYE CENTER USES PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may use Personal Information to enhance your user experience, to help us better understand you, to help us customize offers, article topics, or posts that may be of interest to you, and to help us otherwise enhance the Site.
Piedmont Eye Center may use your Personal Information to:
- Identify and authenticate users;
- Facilitate transactions;
- Operate and improve the Site;
- Connect with you on social media (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter);
- Contact you by phone or email;
- Personalize and continually improve users’ Piedmont Eye Center experience;
- Provide you with suggested information based on variables such as stated preferences, interests, business activities, and/or location;
- Send you technical notices, updates, alerts and support and administrative messages service bulletins, or marketing;
- Evaluate additional services, items, or offerings that may be of interest to users;
- Track transactions and perform other analytics;
- Communicate and provide additional information that may be of interest to you about Piedmont Eye Center partners or third parties; and
4) WHEN AND WHY PIEDMONT EYE CENTER DISCLOSES PERSONAL INFORMATION
Piedmont Eye Center will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this Privacy statement. Piedmont Eye Center will disclose your Personal Information when:
Working with companies and service providers (i.e. HubSpot, SalesForce.com, or other companies that process billing, website hosting, or analytics performance in furtherance of the purposes described in Section 3 (“How Piedmont Eye Center Uses Personal Information”) above.
Piedmont Eye Center employs other companies to perform tasks on Piedmont Eye Center’s behalf and therefore Piedmont Eye Center must share your Personal Information with these companies to provide services to you. Examples include but are not limited to processing payments, handling billing disputes and collections, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service. Piedmont Eye Center may partner with third-party services for fraud prevention and/or identity verification.
Enforcing Piedmont Eye Center’s rights or protect Piedmont Eye Center property and intellectual property; Protecting the rights, property or safety of others, investigate fraud, respond to a government request.
- Piedmont Eye Center believes in good faith that it must disclose such information to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss.
- Piedmont Eye Center believes in good faith that it must disclose such information to commence an investigation or take action regarding illegal activities or suspected fraud.
- Piedmont Eye Center believes in good faith that it must disclose such information per auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions.
- Piedmont Eye Center believes in good faith that it must disclose such information to defend Piedmont Eye Center in litigation or a regulatory action.
- Piedmont Eye Center believes in good faith that it must disclose such information, or advised to do so by law, such as in response to a subpoena, or similar legal process, including to law enforcement agencies, regulators, and courts in the United States and other countries where we operate.
- Piedmont Eye Center will not sell your Personal Information to third parties unless Piedmont Eye Center is in the process of entering into a merger with another business, acquisition of another business, or the sale of all or a portion of Piedmont Eye Center’s assets and the information is needed to support the sale or transfer of business assets. If Piedmont Eye Center is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information before it becomes subject to a new privacy statement.
This Privacy statement only governs when and why Piedmont Eye Center discloses Personal Information. This Privacy statement does not apply to the practices of third parties that Piedmont Eye Center does not own or control, or individuals that Piedmont Eye Center does not employ or manage. The use of your Personal Information by third parties that you access through the Site is governed by the privacy policies of such parties and is not subject to Piedmont Eye Center’s control. Piedmont Eye Center is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the Piedmont Eye Center Site. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.
Piedmont Eye Center may disclose information about you that is not personally identifiable. For example, Piedmont Eye Center may provide our partners, (such as Hubspot or SalesForce.com), or other third parties with reports that contain aggregated and statistical data about Piedmont Eye Center users.
5) TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
6) CHOICE AND CONTROL
While Piedmont Eye Center does need to collect certain information to make your Piedmont Eye Center experience personalized and to conduct transactions for you, Piedmont Eye Center wants to give you the ability to control how your information is provided and shared.
Email Preferences. For various reasons, Piedmont Eye Center may contact you about our services or your activity. If you no longer wish to receive emails from Piedmont Eye Center you may opt out of the email as indicated on each and every email correspondence.
Cookies and Tracking Devices. You manage how your browser handles cookies and other tracking devices by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your browser. If accessing Piedmont Eye Center by a mobile device, you may manage the information your mobile device shares, such as cookies, tracking technologies, and location information, by adjusting your mobile device privacy and security settings.
7) SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Piedmont Eye Center strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, however, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and therefore Piedmont Eye Center cannot guarantee absolute security of your personal information. Piedmont Eye Center strives to maintain a system that reasonably safeguards Personal Information.
8) PRIVACY PRACTICES OF THIRD PARTIES
This Privacy Statement describes the collection, use, and disclosure of information by Piedmont Eye Center through the Site. Piedmont Eye Center utilizes third parties to provide services to users and also provides links from the Site to other websites. These third parties may have their own privacy policies and may collect, use, and distribute information differently than Piedmont Eye Center. Piedmont Eye Center encourages all users to read the privacy policies of all third parties.
9) PIEDMONT EYE CENTER BLOG
10) CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
Piedmont Eye Center may, from time to time, in Piedmont Eye Center’s sole, absolute, and unfettered discretion, update this Privacy Statement to clarify our practices or to reflect new or different privacy practices. We encourage all users to periodically review the Privacy Statement.
11) CONTACT PIEDMONT EYE CENTER
If you have questions or suggestions, you may contact Piedmont Eye Center by sending an email to email@example.com.