Our Commitment to Privacy
Scope of this Policy
Your Consent to this Policy
By using the Sites, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your information as described in this Policy. IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION AS SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY YOU MAY NOT USE THE SITES.
Changes to this Policy
Links to Other Websites
The Sites may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by third parties. We do not control such websites and will not be responsible for their content or for any breach of contract or any intentional or negligent action on the part of such third parties, which results in any loss, damage, delay or injury to you or your companions. Inclusion of any linked website on the Sites does not imply or constitute approval or endorsement of the linked website by us. If you decide to leave the Sites to access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of websites operated by third parties will apply to you while on such sites. We are not responsible for information provided by you to third parties.
This Policy may be supplemented or amended from time to time by “privacy notices” posted on the Sites. These privacy notices provide a level of detail that we cannot provide in this more general description of our privacy practices. For example, certain pages of the Sites contain privacy notices providing details about the information we collect on those pages, why we need that information, and choices you may have about the ways we use that information.
Special Features and Password-Protected Areas of the Sites
When you sign up to use a special feature or password-protected area on one of the Sites, you may be asked to agree to special terms governing your use of the special feature or password-protected area. In such cases, you will be asked to expressly consent to the special terms, for example, by checking a box or clicking on a button marked “I agree.” This type of agreement is known as a “click-through” agreement. If any of the terms of the click-through agreement are different than the terms of this Policy, the terms of the click-through agreement will supplement or amend this Policy, but only with respect to the matters governed by the “click-through agreement.”
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords. We have the right to assume that anyone accessing the Sites using a password assigned to you has the right to do so. You will be solely responsible for the activities of anyone accessing the Sites using a password assigned to you, even if the individual is not, in fact authorized by you. If you have reason to believe that your password has been compromised or used without authorization, you must promptly change it using the functionality provided on the Sites.
Information We Collect through the Sites
Information You Provide. We collect the information you knowingly and voluntarily provide (using your mouse and keyboard) when you use the Sites. This may include information such as:
- Your name, email address, phone number, and physical address;
- Information about how you heard about SYNERGY HomeCare;
- Information about your interest in SYNERGY HomeCare; and
- Questions or comments you may have about SYNERGY HomeCare or our services.
Your information may be used by SYNERGY HomeCare, our Franchisees and Master Franchisees, our affiliates and our third-party service providers or other partners for internal research purposes and may be compiled as part of our internal database system. In addition, we (including our Franchisees, Master Franchisees, affiliates, third-party service providers and other business partners) may send correspondence to or contact you using the e-mail, street address and/or phone number (including text messages) you provide to us. We may contact you to provide newsletters, promotional offers, information on new features and services that we and/or our Network provide(s), Site updates, responses to your e-mails, inquiries, comments and opinions, surveys, and technical support. In certain instances you will have an opportunity to limit these uses at the time your Personal Information is collected. You also may limit the contacts you receive by following the instructions in the “Opt-Out” Section below.
We will retain and use your information for as long as your account is active, as needed for the Network to provide you services, or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
SYNERGY HomeCare Needs Assessment. We may collect information about your home care needs through the SYNERGY HomeCare Needs Assessment, which may include information such as:
- The person needing care;
- Why the person needs care;
- People available to help locally;
- The amount of services needed; and
- The services you need help with.
We may share the information you provide through the SYNERGY HomeCare Needs Assessment with our franchisees and, if you choose to provide your contact information, a SYNERGY HomeCare provider will contact you regarding your home care needs. By accessing the SYNERGY HomeCare Needs Assessment, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you are using the SYNERGY HomeCare Needs Assessment, on behalf of another, then you are agreeing to these Terms on behalf of the other and you represent and warrant that you have authority to bind the other to these Terms.
Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We may also collect general information about your technology interface or preferences. This information typically includes your IP address, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, the address of the site you were visiting before you accessed one of the Sites, and the pages you visit. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings. This information does not identify you personally. Generally, we use this information to improve the Sites and make them more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. In most cases, we do not link the information sent by your browser to information that identifies you personally. We do, however, review our server logs, which contain visitors’ IP addresses, for security purposes, such as detecting intrusions into our network. If we suspect criminal activity, we may share our server logs with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.
Cookies and Similar Technologies. We use “cookies” and other web technologies to collect information and support certain features of the Sites. For example, we may use these technologies to:
- Collect information about the ways visitors use the Sites (for example, which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page);
- Manage and determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns;
- Support the features and functionality of the Sites (for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our database); and
- Personalize your experience when you use the Sites.
Generally, the information we collect using these web technologies does not identify you personally. If, however, you have created a user identity, for example, by subscribing to our e-Newsletter, we may link the information we collect using cookies and other web technologies to other information that identifies you personally.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave the Sites. Although you are not required to accept our cookies when you visit the Sites, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of the Sites.
Children Under the Age of 13
SYNERGY HomeCare recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of children. The Sites are not designed for children and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen years. When a user discloses personal information on the Sites, the user is representing to us that he or she is an adult. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, we ask that a parent or guardian call our Consumer Care Line at 888-659-7771, and we will do our best to delete the child’s information from our records.
How We Use Information Collected through the Sites
We collect information about you in order to provide you with services and products and also collect information that is necessary for the Sites to work properly. We use personal information about our users for a variety of purposes related to our business, including but not limited to:
- Providing the information and services you request;
- Contacting you with information and offers we believe will be of interest to you;
- Inviting you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us;
- Providing you with a personalized experience when you use the Sites;
- Providing you with effective customer service;
- Better understanding your needs and interests;
- Improving the content, functionality and usability of the Sites;
- Improving our products and services;
- Improving our marketing and promotional efforts; and
- For any other purpose identified in an applicable Privacy Notice or other agreement between SYNERGY HomeCare and you.
Franchise Opportunities. If you use SYNERGYHomeCareFranchise.com to submit an inquiry regarding franchising opportunities, we will use your personal information to respond to your inquiry and we will add your information to our mailing list for potential franchisees. From time to time, we may send you information about franchising opportunities and special events for potential franchisees.
How We Share Your Information
We may share your information with any franchisees, subsidiaries, licensees, suppliers, distributors, affiliates, assigns, successors, or other related entities and their respective owners.
Service Providers. We may share personal information with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that provide support services to us (such as web hosting services) or that help us market our products and services (such as third-party e-mail marketing companies). These third parties are required by contract to use the personal information we share with them only to perform services on our behalf and to treat your personal information as strictly confidential.
Compliance With Laws and Protection of Our Rights and the Rights of Others. We may disclose personal information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, an administrative investigation or inquiry, a court order or a subpoena. We may also share personal information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce a contract, or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.
Aggregate Information. We may share information, in the aggregate, regarding your online browsing preferences with our franchisees and other companies to evaluate our products or allow third parties we work with to better serve our users. These statistics do not identify you personally.
As Described in a Privacy Notice. We may share your personal information as described in any Privacy Notice posted on the Web page (or area) where you provide that information. By providing your personal information on that Web page you will be consenting to the disclosure of your personal information as described in that Privacy Notice.
As Described in a Click-Through Agreement. We may share your personal information as described in any click-through agreement to which you have agreed.
We may disclose or transfer your personal information to any third party that has acquired the stock or assets of SYNERGY HomeCare or one of our businesses, for example, as the result of a sale, merger, reorganization or liquidation. If such a transfer occurs, the acquiring company’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.
We may also use third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics, to advertise to our users online. These third-party vendors may display SYNERGY HomeCare product advertisements on other websites based on your internet usage. More specifically, these vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytic cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to the Sites or another site affiliated with SYNERGY HomeCare products or services. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies is not linked to any personally identifiable information (name, address, email address, or phone number) we collect or you provide on the Sites. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising by using Google’s Ads Settings.
How We Protect Your Information
We take commercially reasonable precautions to provide a level of security appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information we collect and maintain administrative, physical and technical safeguards for all user information collected. Although we use commercially reasonable measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized use or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the internet or stored in our databases.
How to Limit the Information Collected through the Sites
If, at any time, you wish to be removed from our mailing lists, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com, or writing to us at SYNERGY HomeCare Franchising LLC, Attn: Privacy Coordinator, 1757 East Baseline Road, Suite 124, Gilbert, AZ 85233. Be sure to provide the information we will need to find you on our lists. Please give us a reasonable amount of time to remove your contact information from our lists.
You may limit the collection of “cookies” through your browser settings as described in the “Cookies and Similar Technologies” section. However, this may disable our ability to provide you with the most relevant products or information regarding the Sites.
You may limit the ability of Google Analytics to track your online activity, as outlined in the “Behavioral Advertising” section.
How to Access, Update or Correct Your Information
If you wish to access, update or correct your personal information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at SYNERGY HomeCare Franchising, 1757 East Baseline Road, Suite 124, Gilbert, AZ 85233. We will respond to you within a reasonable time and within the time limits established by applicable law. We may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, we will provide access to and correct or delete any inaccurate information you discover. In some cases, however, we may limit or deny your request if the law permits or requires us to do so or if we are unable to verify your identify.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits users that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at email@example.com or by writing us at SYNERGY HomeCare Franchising LLC, Attn: Privacy Coordinator, 1757 East Baseline Road, Suite 124, Gilbert, AZ 85233.
SYNERGY HomeCare is committed to providing the information you need to make informed choices about the ways you use the Sites and the personal information you share with us. If you have any questions about this Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at SYNERGY HomeCare Franchising LLC, Attn: Privacy Coordinator, 1757 East Baseline Road, Suite 124, Gilbert, AZ 85233.
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