This document was last updated on February 27, 2018.
Please note that this Policy applies only to information collected by NationsHearing online and does not apply to information collected or used by NationsHearing, its subsidiaries, or its affiliates through other means. Your use of our Site or Services and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms and Conditions, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. Our Terms and Conditions are incorporated by reference into this Policy.
This Policy tells you, among other things, what information we gather from you through our web site, how we may use or disclose that information, and our efforts to protect it. We may collect information about you directly from you and from third parties, as well as automatically through your use of our Site or Services.Information we collect directly from you:
When you use our Site or Services, certain areas or features may require you to provide personal information. When you voluntarily submit personal information to us in order to request information about our services, including without limitation scheduling a hearing test or submitting a general inquiry, we may collect this information in order to better address your needs. We may use the personal information to communicate with you in various forms in response to the submissions. By voluntarily submitting your personal information, you authorize NationsHearing, its affiliates and subsidiaries, or parent company to contact you.Information we collect automatically:
We may automatically collect the following information about your use of our Site or Services through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies: your domain name; your browser type and operating system; web pages you view; links you click; your IP address; the length of time you visit our Site and or use our Services; and the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Site. We do not link the information we automatically collect to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. Please see the section “Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms” below for more information.
We use your information, including your personal information, for the following purposes:
At NationsHearing, we care about your privacy. We may share or disclose your personal information in some of the following instances which may include, without limitation the following: when you have given consent; where the sharing or disclosure is necessary or required by law; where the sharing of information is provided to trusted entities who work on behalf of or with NationsHearing under strict confidentiality agreements in order to help NationsHearing communicate with you; when sharing the information is believed to be reasonably necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action against any suspected or actual illegal activities and threats; if NationsHearing is acquired by, merged with, or acquires another company; with our affiliates for internal business purposes.Legal Disclaimer:
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may disclose personal information when required by law or under the good-faith belief that such action is necessary under applicable law. We may disclose personal information in order to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We also share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, to protect our property or interests or that of our agents and employees, and to protect personal safety or the public.Third Party Service Providers:
We may disclose information about individual users to third parties who provide services to NationsHearing or have a contractual relationship with NationsHearing (e.g., independently owned and operated audiology clinics). These third parties provide a variety of services to NationsHearing, including, without limitation, processing and verifying credit card information, tracking Internet marketing campaigns, and processing credit card transactions. In addition, these services may include enhancing the information NationsHearing collects about customers of its partner locations. We may also use third-party email providers to assist with sending marketing emails for us or on behalf of franchisees. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. Any personally identifiable information that NationsHearing shares with its service providers may only be used to provide services to NationsHearing and/or its partners and the service providers will not be given permission to use such information for other purposes.Business Transitions:
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Site and Services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities at our Site and Services. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the Site, but some features may not function.Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies:
Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We and our third-party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to customers of our franchised locations, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when e-mails are viewed, and track whether e-mails are forwarded.Third Party Analytics:
NationsHearing is committed to your privacy rights and your privacy considerations. You have a right not to provide NationsHearing with your personal information, by not submitting your personal information to NationsHearing. We may use submitted personal information to contact you with newsletters, marketing, or promotional materials. At any time you may withdraw your consent that you previously gave us and must communicate this to NationsHearing in writing by emailing email@example.com. Upon receipt of this communication, NationsHearing will no longer contact you by phone or email. However, NationsHearing may still contact you for administrative and/or transactional purposes.
This website takes reasonable precautions to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, we take steps to protect their information both online and off-line.
The Site may contain links to other websites maintained by third parties. Please be aware that NationsHearing exercises no control over linked sites and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites. Each linked site maintains its own independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures, and you are encouraged to view the privacy policies of these other sites before providing any personal information.
This Site is neither intended for nor designed to attract users under the age of 18. Consistent with the United States Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 6501–6506) which applies to information of children under 13 years of age, if an individual whom we know is under the age of 18 sends personal information to us, we will not retain the information except that, in some cases, we use the information to follow up on comments or complaints, and to respond directly to the individual to advise that NationsHearing does not accept personal information volunteered by individuals under the age of 18. If you do not agree with these terms, you may choose not to use our website or provide your personal information
If you are under the age of 18 or otherwise deemed a minor, do not use this Site. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. Any Personal Information of a child under 13 that is provided to us must be provided by a parent or legal guardian, and not by a child under the age of 13 who is using the Site. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 13 whom you have reason to believe provided his or her own Personal Information to us, you have the right to review and request the removal of that child’s Personal Information from our database. In order to request such removal, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Users with questions or concerns regarding their privacy or this statement should contact Privacy Statement Personnel via Postal Mail at: NationsHearing, LLC; Attn: General Counsel, 8050 SW 10th Street, Suite 4200, Plantation, FL 33324, or by e-mail at Compliance@NationsHearing.com.