PRIVACY POLICY

Amada Franchise, Inc. (“Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information you may provide us on this website (“Site”). We believe it is important for you to know how we treat your personal information. The terms of this Privacy Policy apply to all users of the Site. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, you should immediately cease the use of this Site. Below you will find answers to several questions regarding our Privacy Policy.

What information does Company collect about me on this site?

Company collects personally identifiable information that you may voluntarily provide on online forms, which may include: user registration, contact requests, guest comments, online surveys, and other online activities. The personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) collected on this Site can include some or all of the following: your name, address, telephone number(s), e-mail address(es), credit card information, demographic information, and any other information you may voluntarily provide. You will have the choice whether or not to disclose such Personal Information in the above activities; however, some parts of the Site and some services may be more difficult or impossible to use if you choose not to disclose Personal Information.

This Site contains an application that can be completed and submitted online by those persons interested in being considered for franchise opportunities. This application contains an “Authorization to Release Information” that details the manner in which Company may use the information gathered by the application.

You will have the option to receive future updates from the Company by checking an opt-in box on this Site. If you choose to opt-in, your Personal Information will be kept in a secured database and we will alert you via electronic communication method to updated information and services.

In addition to the Personal Information identified above, our web servers automatically identify computers by their IP addresses. Company may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users’ movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. To emphasize, IP addresses are not linked to Personal Information.

Further, the Site may use technologies such as “cookies” to provide visitors with tailored information upon each visit. Cookies are a common part of many commercial websites that allow small text files to be sent by a website, accepted by a web browser and then placed on your hard drive as recognition for repeat visits to the Site. Every time you visit the Site, our servers, through cookies, pixels and/or GIF files, collect basic technical information such as your domain name, the address of the last URL visited prior to clicking through to the Site, and your browser and operating system. You do not need to enable cookies to visit the Site; however, some parts of the Site and some services may be more difficult or impossible to use if cookies are disabled. To emphasize, cookies are not linked to any Personal Information while on this Site.

What does Company do with the information collected?

Company may use your Personal Information for any of the following purposes: (1) to understand the use of the Site and make improvements; (2) process any franchise applications; (3) to provide assessments; (4) to register visitors for online activities such as: social media engagements, franchise applications, sweepstakes, contests, surveys, comment forms, or any other online interactive activities; (5) to respond to specific requests from visitors; (6) to obtain parental consent from visitors under 18 years of age, when necessary; (7) to provide any necessary notices to visitors or their parent or legal guardians if situations prompt such notification; (8) to protect the security or integrity of the Site if necessary; (9) to send notices of updates regarding the Company to those who have selected to opt-in to receive such communications; and (10) in general, to promote and market Company’s business and various products and services.

With whom does Company share the information?

Company may share Personal Information collected on this Site with any member of Amada Senior Care, Inc., Amada Home Care Inc., Amada Franchise, Inc., and any other subsidiaries or affiliates existing now or in the future (collectively, the “Affiliates”). This Privacy Policy applies if Company shares your Personal Information collected on this Site with any Affiliate. If you choose to provide your Personal Information to any Affiliates through their respective websites, then the respective Privacy Policy of any such Affiliates will apply to the provision of such Personal Information.

Company will not sell, rent, loan, transfer, or otherwise disclose any Personal Information to third parties except as set forth in this statement. Company may share Personal Information with third parties under the following circumstances: (i) in connection with a court order, subpoena, government investigation, or when otherwise required by law; (ii) in the event of a corporate sale, merger, acquisition, or similar event; (iii) working with third party companies to support the Site’s technical operation or execute a specific promotion or program (such as providing responses to the Guest Comments Page, conduct surveys, or maintain a database of visitor information, etc.); or (iv) in connection with processing a submitted franchise application. In the case of processing a submitted franchise application, Company may disclose your Personal Information to credit unions, financial institutions, and any other third party necessary to further process your franchise application.

If Personal Information is shared with any third party for the purposes of executing a specific promotion or program, it will be clearly communicated to visitors that the third party will have no right to use the Personal Information for independent purposes without your consent. In support of this policy, Company will enter into written agreements with any third party receiving Personal Information requiring the third party to comply with Company’s privacy policies and applicable laws. To prevent your Personal Information from being shared with a third party, you should choose not to use the affected service or participate in the affected activity.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Please note that, in most cases, you can remove or block cookies (such as by using the settings in your browser), or alternatively you may use the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) opt-out tool here, which will allow you to opt-out of seeing interest-based ads from us.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How can I stop receiving notices about future offers or to stop my personal information from being shared with third parties?

Those who initially opted-in to receive future communications from Company or to allow the sharing of Personal Information with third parties may subsequently opt-out by sending a request to us through the following email address: franchising@amadafranchiseinc.com. Alternatively, you may opt-out of receiving future electronic communications from Company by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link on any electronic communications received from Company.

How do I correct or update my personal information?

Send a request to us at the following email address: franchising@amadafranchiseinc.com.

How does Company protect the security of my personal information?

Company uses appropriate technical and procedural security measures to protect this Site and data submitted by users. We cannot guarantee, however, that our standard measures will not prevent a third party from circumventing our security measures and unlawfully intercepting or accessing transmissions or private communications, or where an error may occur in the administration of this Site. As such, Company recommends that you use caution whenever submitting Personal Information online.

Does Company’s site link to other sites?

Yes. This Site may contain links to other websites that may not be owned or operated by Company. Company cannot control nor is responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites. Company encourages you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to Personal Information collected on this Site.

What is the effective date of Company privacy policy and how will Company notify me of changes to its privacy policy?

This Privacy Policy was last updated on June 9, 2014. Company reserves the right to revise the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy from time to time. Company will post any changes on the Site’s homepage, so visitors are always aware of any changes to what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. If we decide to use your Personal Information in a manner different than first communicated, Company will notify users by e-mail to the e-mail addresses on record. Users will then be given a choice as to whether or not their Personal Information can be used in the new manner. In the event that Company goes through a business transition, such as a merger, another company acquires Company or its Affiliates, or Company sells a portion of its assets, your personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. At least ten days prior to the change of ownership or control, you will be informed of this exchange and its effects via prominent notice on our site. If as a result of a business transition, your Personal Information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, you will be given the choice to opt-out.

How does Company handle children’s privacy online?

Company’s practice is not to collect information from children under 13, and Company does not knowingly collect any Personal Information online from children under 13 or as otherwise prohibited by law. If you believe we have information about a child under 13, please send a request to Us at franchising@amadafranchiseinc.com or write to Amada Franchise Inc., 1330 Calle Avanzado, San Clemente, California 92673, Attention: Children’s Online Privacy Act – Information Request, or contact Us at 949-284-8036. To learn more about how to protect your child online, we suggest you visit www.OnGuardOnline.gov and read the helpful information provided by the FTC at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec08.shtm

How do I contact Company?

If you have any further questions concerning the Company’s Privacy Policy and the use of your Personal Information, please contact us at the following email address: franchising@amadafranchiseinc.com.

Effective as of June 9, 2014.