Privacy Policy

THE Optometric Society (TOS) recognizes and respects the importance of maintaining your privacy and has established this Privacy Policy as a result. This Privacy Policy describes our information collection and use practices related to your use of our Web site at www.optometricsociety.org (Website).

The TOS is the sole owner and operator of this Website. TOS does not collect personal information about you without your knowledge. If you choose to provide information on the Website through site registration, surveys or forms, including the submission of your application for credentialing and your registration for a username and password, that information becomes the property of the TOS. We will not disclose, resell or distribute any information about you or your membership in the TOS to other organizations or the public without your express permission.

The TOS Website may automatically collect certain information about you based upon your behavior while visiting the Website. This information may include the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that you just came from, which URL’s you go to (whether this URL is on the site or not), what browser you are using, what country you are in, and your IP address. The TOS Website may collect this information and may store this information about you on our system. Any such information is subject to this Privacy Policy.

In some instances, the TOS Web server may use “cookies” to provide you with better experiences while visiting our site. Cookies simply allow our Web server to recognize you when you access the Web site. They are very small text files that are placed on your hard drive (with your permission). Cookies cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses to your computer. The file is uniquely yours and can only be read by our server. By using this site, you signify your agreement with the TOS Privacy Policy.

Technical and legal circumstances beyond our control could prevent the Website from ensuring that your information will never be disclosed. For example, among other things, we may be required by law or court order to disclose information to government representatives or third parties under certain circumstances. If the requested by law enforcement officials or judicial authorities to provide information on individuals, we may, without your consent, provide such information. In matters involving claims of personal or public safety or in litigation where the data is pertinent, we may use or disclose your personal information without your consent or court process. Unauthorized parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions despite commercially reasonable security efforts. No website is 100% secure. Further, corporate restructurings, sale of assets, merger, divestiture and other changes of control or financial status affecting the Website may require disclosure as an incidental result of a transfer of assets by operation of law or otherwise. Therefore, we cannot promise, and you should not expect, that your private information shall remain private under all circumstances and you shall not hold the us liable for our failure to do so.

The TOS Website uses commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of your personal information, but no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and the TOS cannot guarantee that your information will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.

This Website contains links to other third party web sites. If you choose to use a link, please be aware that you will be leaving this Website and remember that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that you may be linked to through this Website. This Privacy Policy applies solely to this Website. The presence of a link or links to organizations on the TOS Website other than the TOS should not be understood to and does not mean to imply or suggest that the organization supports or is any way affiliated with the TOS. These links are provided for convenience only.

TOS reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this page so that you and our other users are informed of the nature and type of information we collect and how we use it. If at any point we decide to collect, use or store personally identifiable information, we will make appropriate updates to this Privacy Policy. If you have any concerns that the TOS might not be abiding by this Privacy Policy, you should contact TOS by email to info (at) OptometricSociety.org