Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how Younger Mfg. Co. dba Younger Optics (“Younger Optics”) handles your personal information obtained while you are accessing this website. This policy applies to http://youngeroptics.com/ website and other related websites where a link to this policy appears at the bottom of the page (hereinafter the “Sites”). All usage of the Sites shall be subject to this Privacy Policy and all other terms and conditions posted to the Sites with respect to the collecting, storage, usage, and disclosure of personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective immediately for all users of the Sites. As used hereinafter, the terms “user”, “User”, “You”, “you”, “Your”, and “your” shall be synonymous and shall refer to the person or business entity (or agents, employees, authorized representatives, affiliates, or anyone acting on their behalf) that is utilizing the services and/or accessing the Site. As used hereinafter, the terms “us”, “our” and “we” shall refer to Younger Optics.

Modifications to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the changes on the Sites. In the event that we make any significant material change to this Privacy Policy, we may attempt to notify you by email, but are not required to do so. Your continued use of the Sites after any such changes or amendments signifies your acceptance thereof.

Data Collection

You are allowed to browse our Sites without giving us any personal information about yourself. Once you have chosen to provide us with your personal information, you are no longer anonymous to us, and you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in the United States.

We are allowed to collect and store the following personal information:

  • names, email addresses, phone numbers, physical contact information;
  • data based on any of your activities on the Sites;
  • any correspondence or information submitted or sent through or on our Sites, and correspondence sent to us;
  • other information from your interaction with our Sites, services, content and advertising, including computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the Sites, ad data, IP address and standard web login information; and
  • other information from third parties, such as demographic and traffic data.

Third Parties

We do not sell your personal information to or share it with third parties for their marketing purposes. However, we are allowed to conjoin your information with data we obtain through third parties and make use of it in such a way that enhances and customizes our services, content and advertising. Unless specifically included herein, this Privacy Policy applies only to the use and disclosure of information we obtain from you. If you provide your information to others on or through any of our Sites or unrelated sites around the Internet, different rules may apply, since we in no way control the privacy policy of third parties.

Usage

Our main goal in the collection of personal information is to give you a secure, effective, easy to use, personalized experience. You hereby grant us permission to use your personal information in the following ways:

  • To provide access to the Site and services provided and advertised thereon;
  • To enforce our terms and conditions for use, and defend against possible prohibited or illegal actions;
  • Personalize, measure, and enhance the services, content, and advertising offered on the Site;
  • Provide you with information regarding special offers, website or policy updates, and targeted communications;
  • Examine information for accurateness and verify it with third parties;
  • Provide customer service;
  • Improve our products, services, marketing, and customer service;
  • For promotional purposes and to send you promotional communications;
  • Identify your preferences to customize our communications and marketing;
  • Manage communications and opt-out choices;
  • Provide information about Younger Optics, its products, and services;
  • Provide information regarding vision, vision care and vision correction;
  • Conduct market research;
  • Prevent and investigate malicious activity, security breaches, and fraud; and
  • Conduct analyses for administrative purposes.

Our Disclosure of Your Information 

We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety.

We may also share your personal information as outlined below:

  • We may share your information (including and without limitation, personally identifiable information) with our subsidiaries and affiliates, and related websites (the Sites). For example: to help identify and defend against potentially illegal activity as well as providing joint content and services;
  • Contracted third parties who help with our business operations such as investigation of fraud, or bill collection.
  • As required by federal, state or local law, judicial or administrative proceedings, or law enforcement and only as much information as is necessary and required for the specific verifiable request or proceeding.
  • Should we plan to merge with or be acquired, in part or in whole, through the sale or transfer of our business assets with another entity, your personal information will be part of said business assets and will be transferred to the new entity. We will request that any new combined entity follow this privacy policy in regard to your personal information. You will be notified on this website of any changes to this privacy policy if such an event occurs.

Although Younger Optics employs physical and electronic security measures to protect your information, we cannot promise the use of the Sites is completely safe or that your information will not be disclosed or misused, either by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others. Younger Optics urges you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords, if applicable.

Without limitation to the preceding, in every attempt to honor your privacy and our capacity to keep the Sites liberated from problematic users, we will in no way reveal your personal information to governmental agencies, law enforcement, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order, or materially comparable legal proof and documentation, with exception if we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is required to preclude impending bodily injury or financial loss or to inform law enforcement about potential violations of the law.

Children’s Privacy

Our Sites are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect information from minors, including without exception, children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under the age of 13 has given us information, you can contact us to remove the information. In addition, California minors (under 18 years of age) may in certain circumstances request and obtain removal of content or information they posted to the Sites. If you are a California minor or a parent or legal guardian of a California minor, you may contact us to make a removal request. You may submit a removal request through our Contact Us link or by calling us toll-free at (800) 877-5367.

Cookies 

‘Cookies’ are tiny files put on your hard disk for various reasons. We may utilize ‘cookies’ on some web pages of our Sites to assist us in evaluating our web traffic patterns; personalize our services, content and advertising; appraise the efficacy of special offers, and also to foster and emphasize trust and safety. In short, the Sites use cookies to provide services to you.

Some pertinent things you should be aware of regarding cookies are that:

  • There are some features on our Sites, which are only available with the use of cookies.
  • Cookies are used to assist us in identifying you and to help keep you logged-in, which allows you to input your password less often during a session.
  • Most cookies that we use are systematically eliminated from your hard drive at the end of a browser session or when you log off of the Sites.
  • You have the ability to deny our cookies if your web browser allows, although in so doing you may prevent or limit access to certain areas, features, or proper functionality of our Sites.
  • You might receive cookies from a third party on particular pages of our Sites that we in no way control or regulate.

You may block or restrict cookies on your computer or device or purge them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. You should consult the operating instructions that apply to your browser or your mobile device’s user guide for instructions on how to configure your setting to meet your preferences.

Newsletters

We may choose to provide product communications that are delivered through email, with an opt-out option, to users of our products or websites. In such event, we will make every effort to ensure that each communication is CAN-SPAM compliant but make no guarantee about such compliance.

Viewing and Making Changes to Your Personal Information

Contact information for business locations of eyecare professionals selling our products may be available on our Sites. You may view this information by logging on the Sites. You are required to revise your personal information quickly when a change occurs or if it is erroneous. Please contact us by email or via the Contact page at the website with any corrections, or if you want your information removed from the Sites. Upon your request, and as soon as it is reasonably practicable, your personal information will be removed and archived, if allowed under subsequently relevant laws. We may keep a record of personal information to abide by legal requirements, avert fraudulent activity, collect monies due to us, resolve disputes, regulate issues, cooperate with any investigations, enforce our terms and conditions, and likewise take other actions legally allowed.

Security

Protecting and securing your information is of the highest priority to us. We consider the data we collect and your personal information to be an extremely valuable asset that should be protected. Your information is stored and processed on dedicated servers located in the United States that are protected by physical and technological security measures. We use many methods in good faith to safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access. However, as you may be aware, third parties may illegally intercept or access transmissions of your personal data or exchanges of information over the Internet, and there is the possibility that users may mistreat or mishandle your personal information that they find or gather during your interactions on the Sites. Consequently, while we go to great lengths to safeguard your privacy, we in no way guarantee, and you should not have the expectation, that your personal data or exchanges of information over the Internet will always remain private. Here is more about the security of your personal information.

  • Email messages are not typically secure, so we do not recommend sending us any critical financial information such as credit cards numbers, bank account numbers, or similar information via email. If you choose to provide this type of information via email, you do so at your own risk.
  • It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Notice to Nevada Residents

Nevada law allows Nevada residents to opt-out of the sale of certain types of personal information. Subject to a number of exceptions, Nevada law defines “sale” to mean the exchange of certain types of personal information for monetary consideration to a person for the person to license or sell the information to additional persons. We do not currently sell personal information as defined in the Nevada law. However, if you are a Nevada resident, you still may submit a verified request to opt-out of sales and we will record your instructions and incorporate them in the future if our policy changes. Opt-out requests may be sent to customerservice@ youngeroptics.com.

Notice to California Residents

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires that we provide California residents with a privacy policy that contains a comprehensive description of our online and offline practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and sale of personal information and of the rights of California residents regarding their personal information.

The CCPA defines “personal information” to mean information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. Personal information does not include information that is publicly available, deidentified or aggregate information. For purposes of this “Notice to California Residents” section we will refer to this information as “Personal Information.”

Your Right

If you are a California resident, you have the right to request that we disclose what Personal Information we have collected about you. This right includes the right to request any or all of the following:

  • Specific pieces of Personal Information that we have collected about you;
  • Categories of Personal Information we have collected about you;
  • Categories of sources from which the Personal Information was collected;
  • Categories of Personal Information that we sold (if applicable) or disclosed for a business purpose about you;
  • Categories of third parties to whom the Personal Information was sold (if applicable) or disclosed for a business purpose; and
  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting or, if applicable, selling Personal Information.
  • The CCPA defines “sell” to mean selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a California resident’s Personal Information to another business or a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration.

How to Submit a Request to Know

You may submit a request to know through our Contact Us link or by calling us at (800) 877-5367.

Collection of Personal Information

Younger does not collect Personal Information from visitors to the Sites. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event Personal Information is retained, the following table presents the categories of Personal Information that may be collected, the categories of sources from which that information was collected, and the categories of third parties with whom we may share that Personal Information.

 

Categories of Personal Information Collected

Categories of Sources from which Personal Information was Collected

Business or Commercial Purpose for the Collection

Categories of Third Parties with whom We Share Personal Information

Name

Consumer

Providing customer service

Affiliates; Business partners; External marketing entities

Email Address

Consumer

Providing advertising or marketing services, Providing customer service; Inducing another person to buy products, goods, property, information or services

Same above

Postal address and telephone number

Consumer

Providing customer service

Same as above

Medical information (e.g., prescription)

Consumer

Same as above

Affiliates; Business partners

Internet Protocol address

Consumer

Auditing related to a current interaction with the consumer and concurrent transactions, including, but not limited to, counting ad impressions to unique visitors, verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions, and auditing compliance with this specification and other standards.; Providing advertising or marketing services, Detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity.

Affiliates, Data analytics providers

Cookies, beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers, or other similar technology; information regarding consumer’s interaction with website, application or advertisement

Consumer

Same as above

Same as above

Browsing history, search history

Consumer

Same as above

Same as above

Geolocation data

Consumer

Providing customer service; Providing advertising or marketing services

Same as above

 

 

Disclosure or Sale of Personal Information

Younger does not disclose or sell Personal Information of visitors to the Sites.

Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information

If you are a California resident, you have the right to request that we delete the Personal Information about you that we have collected or maintain. However, a business is not required to comply with a request to delete if it is necessary for the business to maintain the Personal Information in order to, for example, complete a transaction, detect security incidents, comply with a legal obligation, or otherwise use the Personal Information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information.

How to Submit a Request to Delete

You may submit a request to delete through our Contact Us link or by calling us at (800) 877-5367. If you submit a request to delete online, you will be asked to confirm separately that you want your Personal Information deleted.

Notice of Right to Opt-Out of Sale of Personal Information

If you are a California resident, you have the right to direct a business that sells (or may in the future sell) your Personal Information to stop selling your Personal Information and to refrain from doing so in the future. The CCPA defines “sell” to mean selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a California resident’s Personal Information to another business or a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration.

How to Submit a Request to Opt-Out

You may submit a request to opt-out of sales through the Contact Us link or by calling us at (800) 877-5367.

How We Process a Request to Opt-Out

We will act upon your request to opt-out within 15 days from the date that you submit the request. The CCPA does not require that we verify the identity of individuals who submit requests to opt-out of sales. However, we may deny the request if we have a good-faith, reasonable, and documented belief that the request is fraudulent. If we deny the request on this basis, we will notify the requesting party and provide an explanation why we believe the request is fraudulent.

Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of a California Resident’s Privacy Rights

We will not discriminate against California residents if they exercise any of the rights provided in the CCPA as described in this section “Notice to California Residents.” As such, we will not deny goods or services to that California resident; charge different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties; provide a different level or quality of goods or services to the California resident; or suggest that the California resident will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services. However, we are permitted to charge a California resident a different price or rate or provide a different level or quality of goods or services, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to us by the individual’s data.

Authorized Agents

California residents may use an authorized agent to submit a request to know, delete, or opt-out of sales on your behalf. If you use an authorized agent to submit a request to know or request to delete, we may require that (1) the authorized agent provide proof of your written permission and (2) you verify your identity directly with us. These requirements do not apply if you have provided the authorized agent with a power of attorney pursuant to California Probate Code sections 4000 to 4465. If you use an authorized agent to submit a request to opt-out of sales, you will need to provide that authorized agent with written permission to do so and submit written proof to us that the agent has been authorized to act on your behalf.

Shine the Light Law

Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide Personal Information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from Younger Optics once a calendar year information about the Personal Information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of Personal Information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year. To obtain this information, please email customerservice@ youngeroptics.com, with “Request for California Privacy Information” on the subject line and in the body of your message. We will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address in response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.

General

If your questions are not answered online, you may contact our legal counsel as follows:

David H. Dicker, Esq.

DICKER & DICKER, LLP

4580 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 350

Westlake Village, California 91362

Tel: (805)373-1000

Fax: (805)373-1005

E-Mail: dhd@ dickerlaw.com