Privacy Policy

 

Introduction

Your privacy is very important to us.  Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information.  The following outlines our policy.

Ascending Audiologists LLC (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://ascendingaudiologists.com website (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://ascendingaudiologists.com

Definitions

  • Service: Service is the https://ascendingaudiologists.com website operated by Ascending Audiologists LLC
  • Personal Data: Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
  • Usage Data: Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
  • Cookies: Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
  • Data Controller: Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed.

    For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data.

  • Data Processors (or Service Providers): Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.

    We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.

  • Data Subject (or User): Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

Usage Information

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
  • Advertising Cookies. Advertising Cookies are used to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests on our Website.

Use of Data

Ascending Audiologists LLC uses the collected information for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
  • To monitor the usage of our Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), Ascending Audiologists LLC legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

Ascending Audiologists LLC may process your Personal Data because:

  • We need to perform a contract with you
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your rights
  • To comply with the law

Retention of Data

Ascending Audiologists LLC will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Ascending Audiologists LLC will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Ascending Audiologists LLC will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Business Transaction

If Ascending Audiologists LLC is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, Ascending Audiologists LLC may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements

Ascending Audiologists LLC may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Ascending Audiologists LLC
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Our Policy on “Do Not Track” Signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA)

We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Your Data Protection Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Ascending Audiologists LLC aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Ascending Audiologists LLC relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics Providers

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.

  • Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

    You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

    For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Advertising

We may use third-party Service Providers to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our Service.

  • Google AdSense & DoubleClick CookieGoogle, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our Service. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our Service or other websites on the Internet.

    You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings web page: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

Behavioral Remarketing

Payments

We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American
Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

The payment processors we work with are:

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

THINKAUDIOLOGY Terms of Use and Privacy

By using the website and/or Dropbox account, you agree to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. If you do not agree to all Terms of Use and/or Privacy Policies, do not utilize this website and/or the Dropbox account or its Ask the Audiologist page and features.

Think Audiology is NOT providing medical advice or diagnosis.

The content and resources contained on the website and/or the Dropbox accountare not intended to serve as a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any particular provider, facility or organization.

All of the content of the website and/or Dropbox account, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, information obtained from links are for informational or educational purposes only. The website and/or the Dropbox account content is not intended to serve as a replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please always seek the advice of your physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition or symptoms. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on the website. Think Audiology does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions or other information found on the website. Use of the website and/or the Dropbox account is solely at your own risk. If you have, or think you may be having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

The information and resources provided on this site are for informational purposes only and are not to be considered by you, or anyone, as a diagnosis of your condition or clinical situation. As we indicate throughout the site, we strongly urge you to discuss your symptoms and condition with your primary care physician or licensed healthcare provider

Think Audiology Bears No Risk

When accessing the Think Audiology website and/or Dropbox account, information is transmitted over transmission services and media that are beyond the control and jurisdiction of Think Audiology. Accordingly, Think Audiology assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of this website and/or Dropbox account.

The website and/or the Dropbox account and its contents are provided “AS IS,” and “AS AVAILABLE.” Think Audiology makes no guarantees or promises regarding the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the content, information, software, text, graphics, links or communications on the website.

In no event shall Think Audiology or its associated parties be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury or wrongful death, lost profits or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the website and/or the Dropbox account and its contents.

Use of Website and/or the Dropbox Account and its Contents

All of the content that appears on the Think Audiology website and/or the Dropbox account including, without limitation, all images, designs, illustrations, icons, photographs, clip art, video clips and written materials as well as the compilation of the website, in its entirety, are the exclusive property owned by Think Hearing. Do not use any of our images, designs, illustrations, icons, photographs, clip art, video clips and written materials without express written permission, in advance, from Think Audiology. Hearing aid dispensers and manufacturer owned clinics will not be provided with permission to use Think Audiology materials. You may use our website and/or the Dropbox account or its contents, in their entirety, only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our website and/or the Dropbox account to you if you do not comply with our terms of use or privacy policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.

Resources

Think Hearing does not endorse the content on any third-party websites offered as resources. Think Hearing cannot be and is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for those specific websites.

Indemnification

By using the website or Dropbox account, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold Think Hearing, its officers, directors, authors, employees, agents, licensors, corporate partners, advisors, advisory board and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from or alleged to result from any problem related to the website and/or its Dropbox account.  

 

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to the Think Audiology website and/or the Dropbox account only.  The website and/or the Dropbox account contains resource links to other websites. Once you enter another website, please be aware that Think Audiology is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites and, at that point, you are subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of the other site. Think Audiology collects the limited, specific personally identifiable information you provide when you reach out to Think Audiology for more information. We use the personally identifiable information you provide to respond to your questions, provide you specific services you select, help you find a clinic in your area, help you navigate the website and/or Dropbox account, and conduct follow-up surveys. If you do not want Think Audiology to have any personally identifiable information, please do not supply it to us.

Except as set forth in this privacy policy or as specifically agreed to by you, Think Audiology will not disclose any personally identifiable information it gathers from you on our website. We will only release personally identifiable information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your personally identifiable information to a third party, we will attempt to notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order. In addition, we may disclose personal information as described below.

Upon your written request, we will delete your personally identifiable information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media.

Your use of the website and/or the Dropbox account will indicate acceptance of this privacy policy. You may, of course, choose to discontinue using the website and/or the Dropbox account if you do not agree to the terms of our privacy policy.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  • By email: info@ascendingaudiologists.com
  • By visiting this page on our website: www.ascendingaudiologists.com/contactus