We take our responsibilities very seriously.

At AVR Optics we are committed to undertaking all of our business activities in a responsible, ethical, fair, and honest manner at all times and without compromise. Our core values:

Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy

It is our policy to conduct all of our business in an honest and ethical manner. We implement and enforce effective systems to counter bribery and take a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of corruption.

We will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption, such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). This includes all laws prohibiting payments, gifts or inducements of any kind to and received from any person, including officials in the private or public sector, customers and suppliers.

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Conflict Minerals

AVR Optics is committed to complying fully with the SEC’s (Securities and Exchange Commission) Conflict Minerals reporting requirements. AVR Optics will continue to work with applicable suppliers to perform the necessary due diligence in determining the potential for Conflict Minerals in their supply chain and products.

Environmental Policy

Protecting our shared environment is of fundamental importance to AVR Optics, as it is to our employees, customers, and other stakeholders. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace.
In carrying out our normal work, the company wishes to reduce its carbon footprint, enhance the wider environment and minimize any harmful impact as far as we are able.

All employees have the responsibility to ensure that they minimize the consumption and waste of consumables such as paper, plastics and similar materials in everyday use at the company. All hazardous waste is disposed in strict observance of the law.

We direct all staff to ensure that energy consumption reduction is observed wherever possible. All employees are encouraged both to co-operate with environmental initiatives and also to make positive suggestions as how we improve what we do.

Equal Opportunities Policy

AVR Optics considers itself as an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. The company is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at AVR Optics are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to

  • race, (including colour, descent or ancestry, nationality, national or ethnic origin);
  • age (whether young or older);
  • impairment (including biological, functional, learning, physical, sensory, mobility, cognitive, psychological, psychiatric impairment or the presence of an organism capable of causing disease);
  • religious belief or activity;
  • sex or gender identity;
  • relationship status (including being married, single, divorced, separated, de facto or in a same sex relationship);
  • sexuality;
  • pregnancy, breastfeeding, parental status (including being or not being a parent, guardian, foster parent, adoptive parent, or step parent);
  • family responsibilities (including the responsibility to care for and support a dependent child or immediate family member);
  • lawful sexual activity as a sex worker;
  • trade union activity;
  • political belief or activity;
  • association with someone else who is identified because of one of these attributes.

Our managers will be given appropriate training on Equal Opportunities Awareness and Equal Opportunities Recruitment. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Quality

Quality is important to our business because we value our customers. We aim to deliver a high level of customer satisfaction by striving to provide our customers with products and services which meet and exceed their expectations. We are committed to continuous improvement and have established a Quality Management System which provides a framework for measuring and improving our performance.

Privacy Information

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To improve customer service: Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To process transactions: Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
  • To send periodic emails: The email address you provide for order processing will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order. Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Database to be only accessed by those authorized with special access rights to our systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we use cookies?
We do use cookies.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at www.avr-optics.com/terms-and-conditions

Your Consent
By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

AVR Optics
3625 Buffalo Rd Suite 6
Rochester, NY 14624
USA
info@avr-optics.com

Last Updated: May 15th 2016

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Trade Compliance

AVR Optics is committed to meeting the requirements of trade legislation. The company routinely monitors trade policies and implements business practices that uphold national and international law and avoid corrupt foreign business practices. AVR Optics corporate staff monitor regulations, develop processes, and assist in the routine application of trade compliance policies.