What information does Visus collect about me as I use the Visus Online Services?
Visus may collect personally identifiable information from you such as your name, telephone number, postal address, e-mail address, location, and credit card information so that we or selected companies can provide you with the products and services that you request (“Personal User Information”). For example, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, and certain other information in connection with certain features related to contacting the Visus team or providing feedback. Visus may also collect non-personally identifiable information when you visit the Visus Website or use other Visus Online Services, such as your browser configuration, the type of operating system you are using and information about your internet service provider (“General User Information” and together with any and all Personal User Information, “User Information”).
How does Visus use the information supplied by me?
We may use User Information to fulfill your requests for services, to respond to your inquiries, and to follow up with you regarding your donations or the services you have requested.
If you have indicated interest in receiving information from Visus or directly from a selected third-party, we may provide such third-party with User Information that may include but not be limited to your name, telephone number, postal address and email address. If you decide that you do not wish to receive further communications from such third-party, you will need to so notify Visus and/or such third-party.
In addition, Visus may disclose User Information:
Is the Visus Website Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant?
The Visus Website and other Visus Online Services are not required to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) as Visus does not collect or maintain records of any health information, as defined under HIPAA. If you have concerns about sharing User Information with Visus related to your health or the health of any third-party, please do not use any Visus Online Services.
For more information on HIPAA privacy rules and regulations, please visit:
How can I change my privacy options?
If at any point after giving Visus your Personal User Information, you do not wish to continue to receive additional information from or contact by Visus, Visus’ affiliates, or selected outside companies, you may opt out of receiving future emails by contacting Visus directly at [email protected]
What are “cookies” and how does Visus use them?
“Cookies” are pieces of information that are placed by the Visus Online Services in a storage place on your computer or mobile device. Cookies do not contain information that is, in itself, personally identifying. Cookies and other tracking information are placed on your computer or mobile device in a limited way to help deliver advertisements, to calculate unique site visitors, and to track usage throughout our site. Other uses include placement of cookies to make the login process more convenient for our services that use logins.
We also contract with certain third parties to help manage and optimize the Visus Online Services business, including but not limited to the following companies with whom we share information in order to operate the Visus Online Services and deliver our service to you:
We use the services of a third party marketing company, to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use the Visus Online Services. To do this, we use Web beacons and cookies provided by this third party marketing company at the Visus Online Services.
Visus uses a third party web developer, DiD Agency Group, LLC, to design and host the Visus Website and other relevant content related to the Visus Online Services. Our web developers may store and have access to all User Information. DiD Agency does not use any User Information provided by customers for any purpose other than the development and operation of the Visus Website.
Children Under Age 13
No one under the age of 13 should provide any Personal User Information to Visus. Visus does not knowingly collect Personal User Information from children under 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected such Personal User Information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete this information from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe the Visus Online Services has collected any Personal User Information about anyone under 13, please contact us at [email protected]
Users of the Visus Online Services who are California residents and who have provided Personal User Information to us may request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal User Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to [email protected] with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line and in the message.