Vision Technologies complies with the EU Data Protection Directive through its registration with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Our registration reference number is ZA157399. Moreover, we collect information about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.
1. WHO WE ARE AND WHAT THIS IS
2. TYPES OF INFORMATION
"Personal information" is any information that we could use to identify an individual. It does not include personal information that is encoded or anonymized, or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public information. "Sensitive personal information" is information that meets the "personal information" criteria and also
a.) reveals race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, or
b.) concerns health or sex life, information about Social Security benefits, or information on criminal or administrative proceedings other than in the context of pending legal proceedings.
3. HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION
We collect information in two ways:
The "get involved" form to be involved in testing sessions asks for a real name; confirming the UK residency; contact details and some information about people’ sight conditions (selecting drop off categories).
The contact form includes less questions: name and contact details (email and phone number).
Organisations and individuals who engage in financial transactions to purchase our SightPlus device are asked to provide additional information, such as the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, we only collect as much information as is necessary or appropriate given the type of interaction. We do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And you can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent you from engaging in certain activities.
If you send us a request, such as emailing us for support, we reserve the right to publish it (absent from any personally identifying information) in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or help other users.
Certain functionality on our website requires a temporary session to be created.
4. INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO DISPLAY PUBLICLY
Some users may elect to publicly post personally identifying or sensitive information about themselves in their normal use of our SightPlus device and our prototypes or support of our work. This could occur through events showcasing our work, blogs and social media or if a previously private interaction is made public. Information like that, which is voluntarily posted and publicly visible, is considered to be public, even if it would otherwise be considered to be personally identifying or sensitive. For example, a tester’s sight condition. As such, it is not subject to the protocols listed below, because we don't control it; you do.
5. INFORMATION YOU GIVE TO OTHER PEOPLE
This Policy only applies to information collected by Vision Technologies Ltd. It does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or employees that we don't manage.
6. HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When we collect your personal information, we'll tell you how we're using it, any types of third parties to which we might disclose it, (other than "agents," such as vendors or contractors, who are only processing such information for us or at our direction), and the choices we offer you to limit the use of your information.
Here are some of the ways we may use personal information you provide us:
Choice — Choice is all about making sure you have the ability to control how we share your personal information with others. We never share any of your personal information with non-agent third parties.
We won't share your personal information with non-agent third parties unless we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property, rights or those of third parties or the public at large. Similarly, if Vision Technologies Ltd or most of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information could be transferred or acquired. You should be aware that such events can occur, and that if it does, the buyer may continue to use your personal and non-personal information, but only as set forth in this policy. Other than in these rare circumstances, GiveVision Technologies Ltd will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying information to anyone.
We may from time to time request some of your financial information for the purposes of completing transactions you have initiated through trialling or buying our devices or prototypes, enrolling you in discount, rebate, and other programs in which you elect to participate, protecting against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage our business.
It's hard to imagine that we would ever consider collecting, let alone sharing, sensitive information with a non-agent third party, but if such a day should come, we will first give you the opportunity to explicitly consent (opt-in) to such disclosure or to any use of the information for a purpose other than the one for which it was originally collected or previously authorised.
If you have reached out to us and have supplied your email address and/or phone number, we may occasionally send you an email and/or give you a call to tell you about testing opportunities, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with our work. If we do send you information that you did not expressly request, we will provide you with a way to request that you don't get any similar notices (opt-out, unsubscribe, etc.).
Onward Transfer — Prior to providing agents with any personal information, we will obtain assurances that they will safeguard it in accordance with this policy. Examples of assurances that may be provided include:
In the unlikely event that we should discover that an agent is using personal information in a way that conflicts with this policy, we will take all reasonable steps to stop it immediately. In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU individuals received pursuant to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Vision Technologies Ltd will remain liable.
Security — All records containing personal or financial information are considered to be our property and are afforded confidential treatment at all times. We work hard to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of personal or financial information. All such electronic information is stored on restricted database servers, and is generally kept until such time as you may ask us to edit or delete it, as described below. We only disclose such information to our employees a) need to know that information in order to process it for us for research and development purpose and b) to provide the best & personalised services to current testers.
We use a third-party, industry-accepted Payment Gateway to securely process credit card transactions.
Data Integrity — In addition to assuring you that we will protect your personal information, we also want to make sure that it is reliable, accurate, and up-to-date. In order to do that, we provide:
7. VISION TECHNOLOGIES LTD AND INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM CHILDREN
Vision Technologies Ltd does not knowingly collect personal information from children without parental consent. If we learn that we have inadvertently obtained information in violation of applicable laws, we will promptly delete the information.
8. HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have any questions about this policy or our site in general, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Data Protection Officer is Stan Karpenko.
Written Inquiries can be sent to:
Vision Technologies Ltd
iCentrum, 6 Holt Street, Birmingham Science Park Aston, B7 4BP, Birmingham
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