Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. In the following, we will provide a detailed account of how we deal with your information.

Acquisition, processing and utilization of personal data:
You can visit our website without submitting any information about yourself.  Personal data is only collected if you voluntarily provide us with it. This happens if you subscribe to our blog and or send us an email.

When you sign up for our newsletter, your email will be used for our own advertisement purposes until you opt out. You can opt out at any time without charge by clicking “unsubscribe” at the end of any newsletter.

Right to information:
You have the right to gratuitous information (per e-mail) regarding your personal and saved data, as well as the right to correct, inhibit, cancel or revoke any granted permissions. Please contact us  theopticalvisionsite(at)gmail.

Notice about E-mail advertisements:
As an existing customer, or subscriber, your e-mail address will be used for our own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link at the end of a newsletter, with no additional charge to the base tariffs of your Internet provider. As an existing subscriber or customer, we will regularly send you newsletters or if appropriate selected offers on related products .

Your e-mail will not be given, sold, or rented  to other organizations. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes at any time by a simple unformatted e-mail, without incurring any additional costs to those of your Internet service provider.

While your email address is never shared with other organizations, some of our sponsors may at times submit promotional messages for us to distribute to our subscribers.

The use of cookies
Cookies are small files saved to the users computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the users interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through it’s server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and it’s external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor our visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information [ http://www.google.com/privacy.html ]. The future usage and saving of data by Google Analytics can be cancelled at any time by downloading an add-on for the deactivation of Google Analytics and installing it in your browser. You can find the deactivation add-on here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

We use cookies on different sites in order to enhance the attractiveness of our website and enable the use of specific functions. These cookies are simple text files saved to your computer. They help to identify a user’s online behavior and thereby allow parts of the website to tailor specific information to the interests of the user. Most of the cookies we use will be deleted from your hard drive after you have ended your browser session (i.e. session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and allow us to recognize your computer when you next visit (i.e. permanent cookies). These cookies remember information so you do not need to re-enter information in forms.

IP Addresses. We may log your IP address (the location of your computer or device on the Internet). We use IP addresses for system administration and troubleshooting purposes, to customize content for specific regions (including currency display, recommendations and serving certain advertisements) and to track access and use our website.

Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and it’s owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

 Facebook
This website uses so-called Social Plugins (“Plugins”) by the social network Facebook, which is run by the Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The Plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo or the additional phrase “Social Plugin by Facebook” or “Facebook Social Plugin”.  An overview of the Facebook Plugins and how to recognize them is available here:
http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

When you open up a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser will create a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The contents of the plugin will be transferred directly to your browser and incorporated into the website you are viewing.
By using these plugins, Facebook receives notice that your browser has initiated the relevant page on our website, even if you do not own a Facebook account or are not currently logged in to your Facebook account. This information (including your IP address) is transferred straight from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and saved there.

When you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can directly assign your visit to our website to your Facebook account. When you interact with these plugins, for example by clicking on a “like” button or by submitting a comment, this information is also directly transferred to a Facebook server and saved there. This information is then also automatically published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends.

Facebook can use this information for advertising purposes, market research and to tailor the appearance of Facebook pages to a specific user. To do this, Facebook creates profiles for usage, interests and connections. For example, this could be used to rate the usage of our website on account of Facebook adverts, to notify other Facebook users of your actions on our website and for other services that are associated with the use of Facebook.

If you would not like Facebook to associate the data collected from your visit to our website with your Facebook account, you need to log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

For the purpose and scope of data usage and further processing and use of information by Facebook, as well as your relevant rights and privacy & security options, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy:http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Links to other websites
On our website, you will also find links to other websites. We specifically do not hold any kind of liability for the accuracy, completeness, legality, objectivity and timeliness of the contents of these websites.

Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will tracks the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.