YOUR PRIVACY

Your privacy is important to NovaVision and this policy explains our online information practices regarding the collection of information from this Web site that can personally identify you and/or your company, and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. If you provide us with personal information, we will treat it in accordance with this policy. This policy only covers the Web site of NovaVision. We encourage you to read this privacy policy and those of all Web sites you visit. By providing us with your personal information you agree that we may collect and use such information in accordance with the terms and conditions of this policy. Please do not submit any information if you are less than 18 years of age unless you have the consent of your parent or guardian. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this Web site.

Information We Collect from You

We would like to point out that the data you provide to us with its various forms is used only for performing the corresponding activities. Your consent is required for orders and requests for information.

1. Active Collection:

NovaVision collects certain information that you provide to NovaVision either voluntarily or as required in order to register with NovaVision or use certain NovaVision services. Such information may include:

  • Contact information, such as name, mailing address, e-mail address and phone number.
  • Demographic information, such as postal code, age and gender.
  • Information regarding medical condition that may be collected in order to verify inclusion/exclusion criteria for our therapies.
  • Patient contact information such as name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, physician information, and medical and insurance information (e.g. health background and health status).
  • Information you enter in forms and optional surveys or contests.
  • Information provided in connection with discussions on bulletin boards, in chat rooms, and in messaging or other interactive services.
  • Information provided in email requests and communications.
  • User IDs and Passwords. These fields uniquely identify you and help us to provide you with access to your profile areas and to protected content. They also help ensure that only a person with your user ID and password can access your content and order products from us. Please note that we will give access to anyone providing us with the right user ID and password and that we cannot be held liable for any damages caused by the unauthorized use thereof by third parties.

2. Passive Collection

We also collect data that is not personal. This data is used to technically optimize our offers and is not linked to your personal data.

Some information is collected automatically while you are using the Web site. It is important to note that NovaVision must store this information in order to ensure its Users receive optimal service while using NovaVision services. This type of information may include:

a. Log Files: Log files information, such as IP addresses, browser type, domain names, number of page views, login frequency, page or section accesses. Log files are used to track usage and engagement and to gauge the effectiveness of our services. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Web site.

b. Cookies. NovaVision uses cookies, which are electronic pieces of information used to keep track of information such as login name/passwords. If a user rejects a cookie, they will not be able to use the NovaVision services other than viewing the corporate Web site. For example, upon login to NovaVision services requiring login name/password, a cookie is set in the browser that links NovaVision software to the proper User’s login session. If this cookie is disabled, the site will not work. For information on how to have your browser disable cookies or provide a warning before accepting a cookie, please refer to the cookie options in your browser’s Options or Preferences menu. Cookies are used to:

  • Store session state information
  • Authenticate Users
  • Help customize content delivery
  • Provide context-sensitive help
  • Protect Web site security and login time-outs

Why We Collect Information from You

The reason why we collect certain information depends on the nature of the service a person is using. For instance, NovaVision will collect information regarding your medical condition in order to verify inclusion/exclusion criteria so we can determine your eligibility for our Vision Restoration Therapy. We will also store information you may enter such as username and passwords in order for you to be able to access secure areas of the Web site. We also collect information from you to provide you with information about our products and services and to provide feedback regarding questions from you.

How NovaVision Uses the Information Collected

We at NovaVision have made it a top priority to protect your personal data and NovaVision endeavors to strictly adhere to state, local and federal laws regarding the preservation and archiving of information collected. In addition to the uses described elsewhere in this Privacy Statement, NovaVision may use the information you provide in the following ways:

  • Personal data is all data stored in conjunction with your email address. NovaVision will use this data only to evaluate your needs, thus optimizing the products and services offered to you. Your visits to our Web site are also recorded for this purpose.
  • Information related to your medical condition is collected and assessed to determine whether your condition meets the criteria necessary to qualify you for NovaVision’s therapies.
  • To respond to your comments or requests or to request your feedback regarding our products or services.
  • For billing purposes, to facilitate transactions and to fill a users order in connection with purchases of fee-based services offered by NovaVision.
  • For the specific purpose for which the information was provided.

What Information is Shared with Third Parties

NovaVision may disclose information you provide to us to partner clinics, independent contractors, service providers and consultants who assist us in our business or in providing you with our goods and services. Such services providers may include, without limitation, credit card processing and shipping companies. However, we will only share such personally identifiable information, as we deem necessary for them to carry out their obligations to NovaVision. We may also share aggregated demographic information with independent contractors, service providers, consultants, and other partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. Other ways in which we share information may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • NovaVision investors receive reports on number of page views, logins etc.
  • Patient data including but not limited to demographic, insurance, emergency contact information and medical history may be provided to partner clinics or treating physicians in compliance with all federal and state privacy laws and regulations.
  • Business transitions. In the event that NovaVision goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, User personal information generally is one of the transferred business assets. For more information see our notification of changes section below.
  • If necessary to fulfill our service obligations or if we are required to do so by law or if in our good faith judgment, such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, to respond to any claims, or protect the rights of NovaVision and the public.
  • NovaVision will not sell personal data to third parties.

Consent

We would also like to use your name, address and email address to inform you of similar products or to send you other information that may be of interest to you. To do this, we need your consent, which you can grant by clicking on the consent box. If you no longer wish to receive information, please send us a short email: info@novavision.de Of course, you may also revoke your consent in writing.

All rights reserved

All contents, listings, programs, book and magazine publications on our Web site are protected by copyright. The contents of our Web site may not be copied, assumed into another Web site, copied onto a data medium or similar without written permission.

Guarantee

The information contained in this Web site is made available by NovaVision with no guarantee or assurance of any type, whether clearly stated or merely inferred. We operate under the assumption that the information we provide is accurate; however, it may contain errors or inaccuracies.

Links

Links to Internet content are solely for information purposes. We strive to present only links of appropriate quality. However, links to other Web sites do not mean that we identify with the content or that we assume legal responsibility for the content. We assume no liability or responsibility for links from other suppliers to your Web site, particularly in regard to the contents of the other pages.

Protection

NovaVision always takes the most extensive precautions possible to protect your data. Your data is protected by organizational or technical safety measures. It is protected from access by unauthorized persons, from intentional or unintentional manipulation, and from destruction or loss. The safety measures used to protect your data are updated continuously to apply the newest technological developments. If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact

Your personal data

Upon request, we will be happy to disclose to you your personal data that we have collected, in compliance with legal regulations.

Accessing and Changing Information

We need your help to ensure sure that your personally identifiable information is correct in our systems. Please notify us of any changes in your name, address, title, telephone number or e-mail address. You can access and correct your personally identifiable information by contacting us with a request for your change. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under the age of 18 we will delete that information.

Policy Updates

NovaVision reserves the right to make changes to the Privacy Statement at any time. If we plan to make significant changes to any of our privacy policies or practices with respect to how we use personally identifiable information, we will post those changes to this Web site 30 days before they take effect. Please review our Privacy Statement periodically to see recent changes.

Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or wish to receive a printed version of this Privacy Statement, please contact us:
NovaVision GmbH
Klausenerstr. 12
39112 Magdeburg
Germany

Legal Notice

Introduction

NovaVision GmbH. (“NovaVision”) created and maintains this Web site to provide information to and communicate better with physicians, patients, investors, and others who may be interested in learning more about NovaVision and the products and services it offers. You may use this Web site, provided you comply with these terms and conditions. NovaVision reserves the right to update or modify these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. Your use of this Web site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the terms and conditions as changed. Please take a few minutes to carefully review these terms and conditions. By accessing and using this Web site you agree to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access, use or download materials from this Web site.

Not a Substitute for Medical Advice

The information provided on this Web site is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider regarding any medical condition or treatment. Nothing contained on this Web site is intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment. Nothing contained on this Web site is intended to guarantee any results or outcomes regarding the specific medical condition of any person viewing content on this Web site as results may vary.

Copyright Notice and Limited License

Everything you see and hear on this Web site (the “Content”), including, for example, all of the text, articles, studies, directories, photographs, illustrations, graphics, audio clips, video clips, and audio-video clips, is copyrighted under United States law and applicable international copyright laws and treaty provisions. The copyrights in the Content are owned by NovaVision or by its holding company, or by third parties who have licensed their materials to NovaVision (pictures on the home page: photograph: Chad Baker und Photodisc Collection / Getty Images). The entire Content of this Web site is copyrighted as a collective work under Germany law. NovaVision owns the copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Content.

You may download, store, print, and copy selected portions of the Content of this Web site, provided you: 1) Only use the Content you download for your personal, noncommercial use or to further your business dealings with NovaVision; 2) Do not publish or post any part of the Content on any other Internet Web site without obtaining the prior written consent of NovaVision; 3) Do not publish or broadcast any part of the Content in or on any other media without obtaining the prior written consent of NovaVision; 4) Do not modify or alter the Content in any way or delete or modify any copyright or trademark notices or notices of confidentiality. No right, title or interest in the downloaded Content is transferred to you when you download Content from this Web site. NovaVision reserves all intellectual property rights in any Content you download from this Web site.

You are prohibited from posting on or transmitting through the Web site any unlawful, indecent, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane materials, or materials liable to incite racial hatred or in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or for which you have not obtained all necessary licenses and / or approvals, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would or may be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law or regulation of, or infringe the rights of any third party under your respective laws.

Except as expressly stated above, you may not copy, download, print, publish, display, perform, distribute, transmit, transfer, translate, modify, add to, update, compile, abridge or in any other way transform or adapt all or any part of the Content of this Web site without first obtaining written permission from NovaVision.

Trademark Notice

All of the trademarks, service marks and logos displayed on this Web site (the “Trademark(s)”) are registered and unregistered trademarks of NovaVision, one of its affiliates, or third parties who have licensed their Trademarks to NovaVision or one of its affiliates. Except as expressly stated in these terms and conditions, you may not reproduce, display or otherwise use any Trademark without first obtaining NovaVision’s written permission.

Unsolicited Ideas

NovaVision welcomes your comments and feedback regarding this Web site. Other than “personal data” (which is governed by our Privacy Policy), you should assume that any communication and information you transmit will not be private. All information and materials, including comments, ideas, questions, designs, and the like, submitted to NovaVision through this Web site will be considered NON-CONFIDENTIAL and NON-PROPRIETARY. For this reason, we ask that you not send us any information or materials that you do not wish to assign to us, including any confidential information or any original creative materials such as product ideas, computer code, or original artwork. By submitting information or materials to NovaVision through this Web site, you assign to NovaVision, free of charge, all worldwide rights, title and interest in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the information or materials you submit. NovaVision will be entitled to use any information or materials you submit through this Web site for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way.

Links to Other Web Sites

This Web site may contain hyperlinks to Web sites that are not operated by NovaVision. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only, and do not imply any endorsement of the material on these third-party Web sites or any association with their operators. NovaVision makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of Web sites accessible by hyperlink linking to this Web site. NovaVision does not control these Web sites and is not responsible for their content. You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to the NovaVision Web site provided such link does not portray NovaVision or any of its affiliates, products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any NovaVision trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at this Web site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page without NovaVision’s express written consent.

Global Availability

Because different countries around the world have different laws and regulatory requirements, some medical devices and treatments are available in some countries and not in others. This Web site contains references or cross references to NovaVision products, programs and services that may not be available or announced in your country. These references do not imply that NovaVision intends to announce such products, programs or services in your country. Consult your local NovaVision sales representative or contact NovaVision if you have questions about which products, programs and services may be available to you.

Website Privacy Policy

NovaVision believes in protecting user privacy. Please refer to our Privacy Statement for information on how NovaVision uses and collects information and how we protect your privacy.

Access to and use of password protected and / or secure information areas of the Web site is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access this information or these areas of the Web site may be subject to prosecution. If you violate these Terms of Use or the Privacy Statement in a way that causes harm to others, you agree to hold NovaVision harmless against any liability for that harm.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, NOVAVISION AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NOVAVISION DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS WEB SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION OR THAT ITS OPERATION WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. NOVAVISION DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT OF THIS WEB SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS OR OTHER CODE THAT MAY MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. USERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING THEMSELVES BY INSTALLING, UPDATING AND RUNNING ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAMS. INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON THIS WEB SITE MAY BE INCOMPLETE OR OUTDATED AND MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. NOVAVISION DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE MATERIALS INCLUDED OR REFERRED TO IN THIS WEB SITE OR THE RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING THIS WEB SITE OR ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON THIS WEB SITE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, SHALL NOVAVISION, ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE OR YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE WHETHER ARISING IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE OR PROFITS. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS AND EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF NOVAVISION OR ITS AFFILIATES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, SO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF NOVAVISION AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES FOR LIABILITIES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED (€100.00) EUROS.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Web site is controlled and operated by NovaVision from its offices within Germany. The German laws govern any claim relating to, and the use of, this Web site without resort to its conflict of law provisions. Any legal action or proceeding related to this Web site shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Germany.

Miscellaneous

In the event any of the provisions would be held to be unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect and the unenforceable provision shall be replaced by such enforceable provision as comes closest to the intention underlying the unenforceable provision.

NovaVision’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision herein shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision herein.

NovaVision may assign its rights and duties under these Terms of Use to any party at any time without notice to you. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and NovaVision with respect to your access to and/or use of this Web site.