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The goal of EyeHealthWeb.com (originally launched in July of 2004 under the domain eyecaresource.com), is to provide a resource portal for eye care information. EyeHealthWeb.com is designed, marketed, and produced by IMG Health Publications, a division of IMG Publications. Our mission is to provide unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date eye-care information to help inform consumers about eye care, eye health, refractive surgery, eye conditions and diseases, choosing proper contacts, maintaining eye glasses, and much more. All content is created solely to inform the user and is not to replace or substitute for a relationship with a physician. Please read our medical disclaimer for more information.
This site is not owned or operated in whole or in part by any company that provides eye care products or services. To fund the operation and development of this site, we offer advertising to companies in designated areas. Please see our Advertising Disclaimer.
IMG Health is an Internet healthcare publishing company that was started in 2004 and specializes in educational health web sites. Those sites include:
DentalHealthMed.com — Provides dental care information about conditions such as teeth grinding, and about cosmetic and restorative procedures such as dental implants, teeth whitening, and dental fillings.
Foot Vitals.com — Provides comprehensive foot and ankle health information written and peer-reviewed by podiatrists. Popular topics include Plantar Fasciitis (which is common among athletes), and toenail problems such as Ingrown Toenails, Thick Toenails and What to do when your toenail falls off.
All content on eyehealthweb.com is reviewed or written by certified optometrists and ophthalmologists located across the United States. We are very proud to have such a well diversed and knowledgable group as part of our review board. These eye care professionals are some of the best of their field specialties from contact lenses to eye disease. Although they are busy with their own work, research, and other projects, we are thankful to have them spend time helping with the growth and development of eyehealthweb.com.
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Medical & Warranty Disclaimer:
It is not the intention of eyehealthweb.com to provide specific medical advice (e.g.: diagnosis and treatment related to individual and/or specific medical cases, second opinion for medical diagnosis and/or treatment or recommendations regarding therapy), but rather the material contained on this site is for informational purposes only . Specific medical advice will not be provided, and eyehealthweb.com urges you to consult with a qualified eye doctor or physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal vision related questions.
The information and contents of this site is provided “as is,” and IMG, it’s affiliates, contractors, and editorial review board members make no representations, express or implied warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of such information. Nothing contained in the site is intended to be instructional for medical diagnosis or treatment. The information should not be considered complete or up to date, nor should it be relied on to suggest a course of treatment for a particular individual. It should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or the advice of your eye doctor, physican or other qualified health care provider.
IMG, its affiliates, editorial review board members and its sponsors are neither responsible nor liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive, or other damages arising out of or relating in any way to this site, site-related services, content or information contained herein, or any hyperlinked web site.
IMG does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The views and opinions of authors expressed on eyehealthweb.com do not necessarily state or reflect those of IMG, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
When visiting our web site, your web browser may produce pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other web sites you visited or by third party software installed on your computer. IMG does not endorse or recommend products or services for which you may view a pop-up advertisement on your computer screen while visiting our site.
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These Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Nevada, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
To pay for hosting and other web site related costs eyehealthweb.com displays advertisements through Google’s ad network and separate private negotiations with companies who provides either a product or service in the eye care industry. Advertisements and the company or product it represents or promotes, do not have any influence over the editorial content of our site. Advertisements on this site are clearly stated by having the word “Advertisement” above the ad or “Ads by Google” above or below the ad.
Google’s advertising system automatically display advertisements based on the content of a web page. Therefore, we do not have full control over the ads displayed. If you find any ads that is offensive to you, please contact us.
The Website and its associated content and services are © 2014 Invision Management Group, LLC d/b/a/ IMG Publications (“IMG”) and the property of IMG, its licensors, or its users, with all rights reserved.
If you believe anything offered through this Website infringes upon your copyright, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). IMG will respond to specific notices of copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. IMG may expeditiously remove copyright infringing materials from its Website, regardless of IMG’s liability, upon receipt of a notice that complies with the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s § 512, located at 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3). IMG, upon removal of any materials that are alleged to be infringing, will make a good faith attempt to notify the owner or uploader of the materials so that they may respond with a counter-notification under 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3).
If you believe that content hosted on the Website infringes upon your copyright rights, please follow the Digital Millennium Copyright Act steps outlined below:
1. If you are a copyright owner, or the authorized agent of a copyright owner, and you believe that content hosted on the Website infringes upon your copyright rights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by providing our registered Copyright Agent with the following information in writing:
a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
b. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple works have been allegedly infringed, a specific list of such works and their specific location on the Website;
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2. IMG will maintain a designated Copyright Agent, who will receive notifications of alleged infringement. You recognize that if you fail to comply with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s notification requirements, your DMCA notice may not be processed. Notifications of copyright infringement and counter-notifications may be submitted to IMG’s Copyright Agent: Traverse Legal, PLC, 810 Cottageview Drive, Suite G-20, Traverse City, Michigan 49684; with a copy via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
a. If you believe that content has been removed from the Website in error, you may file a counter-notification with IMG’s designated Copyright Agent that complies with the requirements of 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(2) and (g)(3) outlined below. Upon receipt of a counter-notification complying with the requirements of 17 U.S.C. § 512, IMG may return the allegedly infringing content to the Website.
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i. Identification of the specific materials that have been removed from the Website;
ii. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
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Thank you for visiting eyehealthweb.com. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by eyehealthweb.com
The Information We Collect
You are able to visit much of this website without providing any personally identifiable information. Sometimes, however, we do need your personally identifiable information to provide you with the products and services that you request. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages and elsewhere include, but are not limited to: name, e-mail address, medical information and any other information you may have provided us.
We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
Currently, we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of this website and to improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google
How We Use the Information
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about offerings, provide general medical information that should not be used as a replacement from your eye doctor or physcian, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests or when we make changes to subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our publications and websites and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.
We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request.
Agents and contractors of eyehealthweb.com. who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for eyehealthweb.com
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice. Inadvertent disclosures may result, for example, when third parties misrepresent their identities in asking the site for access to personally identifiable information about themselves for purposes of correcting possible factual errors in the data.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
If eyehealthweb.com discloses personally identifiable information to companies not owned by eyehealthweb.com who want to market products or services to you, it will provide you with an opportunity to opt out or block such uses. eyehealthweb.com may on occasion combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market to you those products or services that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive online marketing information from this, please contact us.
eyehealthweb.com will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.
Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. You should consult the other sites’ privacy notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties. eyehealthweb.com sometimes may offer contests, sweepstakes, or promotions that are sponsored by or co-sponsored with identified third parties. By virtue of their sponsorship, these third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. eyehealthweb.com has no control over the third-party sponsors’ use of this information. eyehealthweb.com site will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if third-party sponsors will obtain such information.
eyehealthweb.com sites may use reputable third parties to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at its web pages and to conduct research about the advertisements. This privacy notice does not cover any use of information that such third parties may have collected from you or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information (e.g., cookies, web beacons and clear gifs).
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on eyehealthweb.com.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
Our Commitment to Security
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect. Only the legal website owner have access to this information.
How You can Access or Correct Information
To inquire about personally identifiable information that eyehealthweb.com has collected about you, or how to correct factual errors in such information, please email us. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
If you have any questions or concerns about this page, any other page on this site, or the site in general, please contact us via email – email@example.com