Benefits of Sharing Personal Data
Sharing your personally identifiable information enables STAAR Alert to offer you a number of benefits, making it easier and more convenient for you to: (1) Request information specific to your interests; (2) Participate in online communities; (3) Buy STAAR Alert products online; (4) Receive personalized messages and special offers that are relevant to your interests; (5) Save time by storing your preferences; and (6) Register your purchase so you can receive all the benefits to which your purchase entitles you. Sharing your information also will help STAAR Alert conduct market research.
Ways to Share Your Data with STAAR Alert
You may choose to share your information with STAAR Alert in a number of ways online, such as completing an registration form, ordering a product, registering a purchase, or participating in a promotion, or subscribing to a newsletter. You can also share your personally identifiable information by communicating with one of our customer care representatives by e-mail, telephone, or in writing. Sometimes STAAR Alert obtains your personal data from other parties outside STAAR Alert. This includes the buying of a business of which you already are a customer or the disclosure of your personal data by one of our partner companies. If you do not want us to use your personal data which you have not provided to us yourself, you can let us know by contacting us at the address listed below.
Use of Your Data by STAAR Alert
STAAR Alert Affiliates. Your personally identifiable information may be transferred to STAAR Alert affiliates who may communicate with you about products or special offers in which you may be interested. If you do not want us to send you personalized offers or information, you can let us know by checking the appropriate box on the registration form.
Automatic Information Gathering
Some of STAAR Alert’s Websites will send a “cookie,” a small text file, to your computer. This allows STAAR Alert to recognize your computer the next time you visit, without bothering you with another request to register. Should you use an online “shopping cart,” cookies allow us to keep track of the products you purchase. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE COOKIES, please refer to the “Help” file of your Internet Browser to learn how to either block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. To learn more about cookies we encourage you to visit www.cookiecentral.com If you visit our Web Sites to browse, read, or download information, we collect and store some “visitor information” from you, such as the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using, the date and time you access our Web Site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our Web Site. We use this information to measure the traffic on our Web Sites and to help us make our Web Sites more useful. We delete this information after some time.
Protecting Your Social Security Number
STAAR Alert may collect Social Security numbers (“SSNs”) from you in the course of business. We strive to protect the security of SSNs in our possession, custody or control. We maintain confidentiality through reasonable safeguards designed to protect against the loss, misuse or unlawful disclosure of SSNs, including, but not limited to, limiting access to SSNs.
Safeguarding Your Information
STAAR Alert uses a variety of secure techniques to protect your information, including secure servers, firewalls, and encryption of financial data. STAAR Alert websites also may make chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or newsgroups available to you. Please remember that any personally identifiable information you provide in these areas is also available to other users, and you should exercise caution before deciding to disclose it.
Your Right to Change or Delete Information
You will have reasonable access to your personally identifiable information so you can change or delete it. You may do this by accessing your online profile, or by requesting a copy of your profile at the contact address listed below. Because STAAR Alert sells many products in many locations, you may have previously provided us with personally identifiable information through our call centers, or in some other manner. Your decision not to register now will not affect the information you have already provided to STAAR Alert. Of course, you will always have the option to unsubscribe to any online contact from STAAR Alert or change your personal profile information.
Special Information for Parents
Although STAAR Alert Websites are generally not targeted at children, STAAR Alert complies laws requiring parental or guardian permission before knowingly collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children. We strongly recommend that parents take an active role in supervising the online activity of their children.
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