Privacy Policy

Otoscoped (Otoscoped.com) Privacy Policy
Date Modified: August 23, 2012

Personal Information That We Collect

We gather personal information from you when either you register on our website, place an order, enter a contest or sweepstakes, respond to a survey or communicate with us using E-mail or our contact form.  Below you can review the particular details of how this information is collected, stored and utilized.  The privacy of our visitors is very important to us, which is why this privacy policy is intended to explain to you how we use and safeguard your personal information.

How Your Personal Information is Utilized

We typically receive your personal information when you register on our website, purchase products directly from us, participate in a contest or promotion, respond to a questionnaire or marketing inquiry, surf the site, or utilize other site features in the following ways:

To customize the type of content and merchandise offerings we present.
To allow us to better address your customer service requests.
To quickly process online transactions and direct assistance requests.
To manage site features in which compliancy prerequisites must be met.
To manage our E-mail newsletter distribution and opt-out capabilities.

How Information is Safeguarded

Security steps, specifically used to maintain the safety and integrity of your personal information, have been designed and deployed on our website and connected hardware and network. Your personal information is safeguarded behind a strengthened network, that can only be accessed by a limited number of professionals.  These individuals are required to keep any personal information they view confidential. Online orders, when placed on our website, are processed through a secure server with current security certificates. Credit card transactions are processed through a secure socket layer (SSL) for your security.

Use of Site Cookies

As most sites do, we also utilize site cookies.  Cookies are merely small computer files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser which permits the site or service provider’s systems to recognize your internet browser and capture and remember certain data. For example, we use cookies to help us to determine pages you have previously visited so that we may personalize content displayed for you. Cookies will also be utilized to help us understand your preferences based on prior or current site activity, which facilitates us to provide you with improved services such as placing comments on specific products. We also use cookies to help us collect aggregate information about site traffic and site interaction so that we may present you with a greater user experience and assess features which would be useful for our valued guests in the future.

We do contract with third-party internet service businesses to help us in better understanding our website visitors. These service providers are not authorized to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us perform and improve our business.

You may limit the use of cookies by configuring your web browser in a way that restricts how cookies are utilized.  Because there are a variety of web browsers available, which use different configuration methods, it is essential that you review the documentation that accompanies the web browser you are using to limit the use of cookies.  Please be aware, however, that limiting the utilize of cookies might result in some website features being unavailable on our site and many others.

Release of Personal Data

We don’t sell, exchange, or otherwise transmit to outside parties your personal information unless we first provide you with advance notice, except as described below. The phrase “outside parties” does not include Otoscoped. It also does not include our web hosting partners and other parties that assist us in maintaining our site, performing our business, or servicing you, so long as those organizations agree to keep personal information private. We may also release your information when we feel releasing it is proper to maintain compliance with the law, enforce our website policies, and to protect ours or others rights, property, and safety.

Please note that non-personally identifiable website visitor information may be supplied to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses.

Modifying the Private Information You Have Furnished Us

The only personal data in which users may modify, opt-out of and/or delete is from our E-mail newsletter.  Unsubscribing from our newsletter will result in all personal information being purged.  Direct communication with us, orders placed on our site, and additional financial transactions which require precise records may not be changed by individual customers.

Third Party Links

The internet (web) is comprised of many websites that link to each other.  We also link to other websites and have no control over how such sites acquire, use and transfer sensitive information.  Because of this, our privacy policy doesn’t cover how they handle private data.  Most of the third party sites which we link to use cookies, web beacons and other internet technologies to obtain information for valid purposes.  Please review the specific privacy policies on those websites that we have linked to so that you may determine how they handle and manage private information.

Privacy Policy Updates

Updates released on our privacy policy shall take place over time and will be displayed on this page.  Updates made to our privacy policy will be enforced from that published date forward.  You can determine when this privacy policy was last changed by taking a look at the date displayed at the top of this webpage.

Inquiries and User Feedback

We encourage our guests to contact us with their inquiries and suggestions pertaining to this privacy policy or any matter regarding our site.

Privacy Policy Coverage

This privacy policy only cover activities that occur online at the Otoscoped.com website and by means of the internet.  Transactions and communications which occur by telephone, in-person or by other means have no coverage under this particular policy.

Your Permission

By visiting our website, and utilizing its many features, you hereby provide us with your approval in regards to this privacy policy and its contained conditions.