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Connect Hearing – Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how Connect Hearing, Inc.  (“Connect Hearing”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) collects, uses, and discloses information we obtain through www.connecthearing.com or any other service, application or product[A1]  that links to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Service”).  This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into Connect Hearing’s Terms & Conditions (the “Terms”).  By using the Service, you consent to the processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. 

All of your protected health information maintained by Connect Hearing, including information you provide on the Service, is also subject to the Notice of Privacy Practices issued by Connect Hearing under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).  In addition, the information you submit to request an appointment through the Service is also subject to our Consumer Communication Notice.  The Notice of Privacy Practices and Consumer Communications Notice contain additional provisions relating to the use and disclosure of your protected health information that go beyond the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

HOW WE COLLECT YOUR INFORMATION

Information You Provide

We collect any information that you provide us when you use the Service, including when you request an appointment, take an online hearing test, signup for our newsletter, interact with our customer-support team, or otherwise access the Service.  For example, when you request an appointment through the Service we collect your first and last name, phone number, and email address.  

Information We Collect When You Use Our Service

We may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer or mobile device when you visit the Service.

Device Information. We receive information from your device, including IP address, web browser type, mobile operating system version, and unique device identifiers.  We may also collect and store your browser settings and preferences.

Usage Information. We receive information about your interactions with the Service, such as your interaction with certain features, the time spent on certain pages, the dates and times of your visits, and, if available, the address of the website you linked from.

Information from Cookies and Similar Technologies. We and our service providers may collect information using cookies or similar technologies. Cookies are pieces of information that are stored by your browser on the hard drive or memory of your computer or other Internet access device.  Cookies may enable us to personalize your experience on the Service, passively collect demographic information about your computer, and monitor other activities.  The Service may use different kinds of cookies and other types of local storage (such as browser-based or plugin-based local storage).

 

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

Service-Related Usage

We use the information we collect about and from you for a number of purposes, including: providing, supporting, and improving the services we offer, analyzing how you use the Service, managing our network, and better tailoring content and features. 

Communications

We use your information to communicate with you. For example, we may deliver email communications to the email address you provide to us for informational and operational purposes, such as account management or customer service. 

Marketing

We may use information we collect for marketing purposes, such as providing you with promotional materials that may be useful, relevant, valuable, or otherwise of interest to you. 

Compliance with applicable law and our own obligations

We may also process the information we collect about you or from you for the following purposes: (i) to enforce our Terms or other legal rights, including intellectual property infringement; (ii) as may be required by applicable laws and regulations or requested by any judicial process or governmental agency; and (iii) comply with industry standards and our policies.

Aggregate Data

We may de-identify your information and process it in an anonymous and/or aggregated form for other purposes than described above.

 

HOW WE MAY DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

Service Providers

We may share your information among our vendors, service providers, and other third parties that perform services on our behalf.  In addition, we may use third party analytics vendors to evaluate and provide us with information about your use of the Service. These analytics service providers may set and access their own cookies, pixel tags and similar technologies on the Service and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you which they may collect over time and across different websites.

As Required by Law and Similar Disclosures

We may disclose information about you: (i) if we are required to do so by law, regulation, or legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; (ii) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities; (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect against or respond to physical, financial or other harm, injury, or loss to property; or (iv) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual unlawful activity.

Ad Network Providers

When you visit our Service, ad network providers may set and access their own cookies, pixel tags and similar technologies on your device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you. We and our ad network providers may target advertisements for products and services in which you might be interested based on your use of the Service.

If you prefer to not receive targeted advertising, you can opt-out of some network advertising programs that use your information. To do so please visit the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Opt-Out Page: http://www.aboutads.info/choices.  The DAA Opt-Out Page provides a tool that identifies its member companies that have cookies on your browser and provides links to those companies. Please note that even if you choose to remove your information (opt-out), you will still see advertisements. Additionally, many network advertising programs allow you to view and manage the interest categories they have compiled from your online browsing activities. These interest categories help determine the types of targeted advertisements you may receive.

Social Media Companies

Our Service includes social media features, such as the Facebook button. When you visit our Service and other Service’s that include such features, they may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Service. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing them.

Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers

We reserve the right to transfer your information to service providers, advisors, potential transactional partners, or other third parties in connection with the consideration, negotiation, or completion of a corporate transaction in which we are acquired by or merged with another company or if we sell, liquidate, or transfer all or a portion of our assets.

We may also disclose your information with your permission and we may de-identify your information in accordance with standards set forth under HIPAA and disclose it to third parties.  For example, we may share anonymous and/or aggregated reports and information on user demographics and traffic patterns with third parties.

 

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Our Service includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Connect Hearing. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.

YOUR CHOICES AND RIGHTS

If you do not want the Service to collect information through the use of cookies, your browser may allow you to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and restrict or disable certain cookies.  Each browser is different, so you should check your browser’s “Help” menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences.  Please be aware that if you disable or reject cookies, some features may not work properly.

You can opt-out of receiving further promotional messages from us by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional email you receive or by contacting us directly at the contact information listed below.

HOW WE HOLD AND PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the information you provide or we collect against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use. Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.  Moreover, we are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to the Service over networks that we do not control, including the Internet and wireless networks.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If Connect Hearing is made aware that it has collected personal information from a child under 13, we will take steps to delete this information.

INTERNATIONAL USERS

If you are visiting from the European Economic Area or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that we may transfer your information to recipients in countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected, including the United States of America. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Policy.  By providing your information and/or using the Service you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY AND PRACTICES

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our information practices or relevant laws. To inform you of any change, we will post the updated Privacy Policy on [WEB ADDRESS FOR THIS PRIVACY POLICY] and indicate at the bottom of this Privacy Policy when it was updated. If we make any revisions that materially change the ways in which we use or share personal information previously collected from you through the Service, we will notify you through the Service, by email, or other communication.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, our privacy practices or if you would like to exercise your rights and choices, please contact us by email at privacy@connecthearing.com[A5]  or by writing to us at:

 

Connect Hearing USA

215 Shuman Blvd, Suite 401

Naperville, IL 60563

info @ connecthearing . com

 

Effective: 7/1/2017

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