About Dr Brian Ang

Privacy Policy

Vision and Eye Health (“Dr. Brian Ang,” “We” or “Us”) owns and operates the Vision and Eye Health blog, located at https://www.vision-and-eye-health.com/ (collectively, the “Website”). The Website provides a platform for healthcare professionals and other visitors (“you” and collectively “Users”) to educate themselves.

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, process, and store your personal information when you use or access the Website or our Services. Specifically, this Privacy Policy will address:

  • What Information We Collect About You
  • How We Use the Information We Collect
  • How We Share the Information We Collect
  • How We Protect Your Information
  • Third-Parties
  • User Content
  • Fair Information Practices Compliance
  • Do Not Track
  • Age Restrictions
  • Data Retention
  • Contact Us
  • Changes to This Policy

BY USING OR ACCESSING OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES, YOU AFFIRM YOUR CONSENT TO THE PRACTICES AND POLICIES SET OUT IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. Your use of the Website or the Services, and any dispute arising out of or in any way related to privacy, will be subject to this Privacy Policy and the Terms, which are incorporated into this Privacy Policy by reference. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy or the Terms, please do not use the Website or our Services.

We reserve the right to revise our Privacy Policy at any time. If we modify our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this Privacy Policy page and to any other places we deem appropriate. Your continued use of or access to any portion of our Website or Services following the publication of the updated Privacy Policy on this website will constitute your assent to the updated Privacy Policy.

What information we collect about you

As you use the Website and our Services, we will collect information from you directly, automatically, and passively. The types of information that we collect fall under two general categories: personally identifiable information (“PII”) and non-personally identifiable information (“non-PII”). PII consists of any information that can be used to specifically identify you as an individual, whereas non-PII consists of aggregate information or any information that does not reveal your identity. This information may be obtained from you, a third party, or through your use of our Services.

Information We Collect Directly

  • Information About You. When you register or subscribe to any of our Services, we may collect a wide variety of information about you, including PII (your answers to our proprietary questionnaire).
  • Emails and Telephone Calls. We require an email address and telephone number from you when you submit an inquiry to our website. We use your email for authentication, transactional (e.g. order confirmation, and promotional (e.g. newsletters, new product offerings, special discounts, event notifications, special third-party offers, etc.) purposes. E-mail messages we send you may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the e-mails, including whether the email was opened and what links (if any) were clicked. If you would rather not receive promotional emails from us, you may at any time opt-out using the links within the promotional email itself. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Vision and Eye Health website, such as service announcements and administrative messages, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them. We may also contact you by telephone or text message (including to any wireless number you may provide to us) solely in connection with Vision and Eye Health website. If you would rather not receive telephone calls or text messages from us, you may ask to be removed from our contact list. Should you choose to directly contact us, we will collect your name and any contact information you may provide us.
  • Public Blogs and Comments. Any information that is disclosed in the comments section of any post becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any PII. To request removal of your personal information from our blog for any reason after you voluntarily input such information, email us at the address listed below. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so.
  • Third-Party Information. We collect information about you directly from public sources, business partners and all other lawful sources providing such information with or without compensation to such third parties.

Information We Collect Automatically

We automatically collect certain analytic information related to how Users use the Website and our Services. This generally involves the collection of log files. Any time you visit the Website, our servers automatically gather information from your browser (such as your IP addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, number of clicks, etc.). This information is collected and stored on an aggregate basis.

Information We Collect Passively

We use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to collect information about your use of the Website and our Services on an aggregate basis so that we may recognize you and your device and improve the Service.

  • Cookies in General. A cookie is a small file with an anonymous unique identifier, which is sent to your computer or mobile device from the Website, and is stored on your computer or mobile device. Cookies allow us to count the number of visitors to our website, and to distinguish repeat visitors from new visitors. For instance, cookies help us understand your preferences based on your previous or current Website activity, which enables us to provide you with a better customer service experience. In addition, we use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about the Website and our Services so that we can offer better experiences and tools in the future. We rely on cookies for the proper operation of our Website. Therefore if your browser is set to reject all cookies, the Website and our Services will not function properly. Users who refuse cookies assume all responsibility for any resulting loss of functionality.
  • Third-Party Cookies. We may also engage third parties to track and analyze data from the Website and our Services, which we use to help administer and improve the quality of the Websites and the Services, and to analyze usage.
  • Web Beacons. “Web beacons” (also known as “clear gifs” and “pixel tags”) are small transparent graphic images that are often used in conjunction with cookies in order to further personalize our website for our Users and to collect a limited set of information about our visitors. We may also use web beacons in email communications in order to understand the behavior of our customers. We do not link the web beacons to any PII.

Rights to Your Information

You may at any time send us a message at https://www.vision-and-eye-health.com/contact-us.html/ to request complete deletion of your information. Upon such requests, we will comply timely and will not charge for such requests or actions we may take as a result of such requests.

How we use the information we collect

We use the information we gather about you for any or all of the following reasons:

  • To run and operate our site.
  • To display content on the site correctly.
  • To improve customer service.
  • To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more – To run and operate our site.
  • To display content on the site correctly.
  • To improve customer service.
  • To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalise your user experience.
  • To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
  • To improve our site.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature.
  • To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
  • To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
  • To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.To personalize your user experience.
  • To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
  • To improve our site.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature.
  • To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
  • To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
  • To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

How we share your information

We may disclose the information that we collect in the ways described above, and to comply with the law, and to protect us and other Users of our Website and Services. For example, we may share information with:

  • Third-Party Providers. To help provide or administer the Website and Services, we may disclose the information we collect from you, both PII and non-PII, to third-party vendors, service providers, contractors, or agents, with our without compensation to use from such third-party providers.
  • To Display Ads for Products or Services. We may allow certain advertising companies to collect information in order to display ads on our Website. These third parties may also collect anonymous information about Users of our Website. This is known as “online behavioral advertising.” Please contact us at the email or telephone number listed below for more information about opting out of these targeted display ads and controlling the use of cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. Third Parties, with whom we partner to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies.
  • Business Mergers or Other Legal Proceedings. If we are bought out by or merged with another company, or we are involved in a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the other company. In addition, we may disclose the information we collect from you in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process.
  • To Protect Us and Others. We reserve the right to disclose information gathered from you if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of the Terms or this Privacy Policy, or in the course of litigation which we are a party.
  • Marketing and Advertising. We reserve the right to share identifiable, aggregate or de-identified information about Users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research, product development or similar purposes.
  • Search Engine. Some portions of your account may be available to search engine crawlers and therefore may appear in internet search results. Because your submissions to the Bio, and other open ended question sections of your account may be publicly available, we strongly encourage you not to disclose PII or contact information in such areas of your account.

How we protect your information

We want to make sure that your information is properly protected. However, please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security. You must take steps to protect against unauthorised access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, keeping your username and password private. You agree that we are not responsible for lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity via unauthorised password activity.

Third parties

We may use several third-party services and applications in ways consistent with this Privacy Policy, to help run the Website and Services, evaluate usage of the Website and Services, improve the Website and Services, and customise user experiences. These entities may use cookies and personal information shared in the manner described in their own Privacy Policy to perform their services. These third parties include software development companies, account analytics companies, and storage and security companies.

The Website may contain links to third-party websites and/or applications. Any access to and use of such third-party links is not governed by this Privacy Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of the websites to which the links are directed. Those websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. We are not responsible for the privacy policies, practices, or content of any other websites that may provide access to, or be linked to or from, this site, including that of any social networking sites and third party advertisers whose offerings require you to navigate away from our site.

User content

If you post content using the Website and Service, some or all of the information that you post may be made available to the public. We cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Privacy Policy, the law, or your personal privacy. As a result, you should never post any sensitive information using the Website or our Services that you are not comfortable sharing with the public. We are not liable to you or any other person for any content or information you post using the Website and the Service, or the use or disclosure of such content or information by other Users or third parties.

Do Not Track

Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online services you visit. Like many websites and online services, we do not currently alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from your browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track” you may visit www.allaboutdnt.com.

Fair information practises compliance

If a breach of data occurs with our Website, we will notify you via email within thirty (30) business days of discovering the breach.

Age restrictions

This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian provide consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.

Release of information

If we sell www.vision-and-eye-health.com, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

Data retention

We may retain personal information in order to comply with applicable laws, keep accurate records, resolve disputes, prevent fraud, enforce our Terms of Service or other agreements, or for any other legally permissible purpose.

Contact us

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy or practices, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us on this link: https://www.vision-and-eye-health.com/contact-us.html

Changes to this policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back here periodically.