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Privacy Policy

Our Approach to Privacy
Optometrists Network and its allied sites respects your privacy. Our staff, contractors and others who help us operate our web sites follow this policy on privacy and fair information practices for online activities of Optometrists Network and its allied sites.

This Privacy Policy applies to the web sites, or networks, owned by Optometrists Network and its allied sites ("Optometrists Network and its allied sites") including add-adhd.org, braininjuries.org, children-special-needs.org, convergenceinsufficiency.org, lazyeye.org, strabismus.org, vision3d.com, visiontherapy.org, visiontherapydirectory.com, visiontherapystories.org and network Member Sites which are hosted at optometrists.org. We refer to these web sites as the "Optometrists Network."

While Optometrists Network and its allied sites each offer a different combination of content from one site to another, this policy states Optometrists Network and its allied sites's company-wide Privacy Policy with regard to data-collection practices.

By using the web sites and/or the Directory at Optometrists Network and its allied sites, you agree to accept this Privacy Policy and are aware that our policy may change over time as discussed below.

 

Overview of our Policy
The security of personal information is a high priority at Optometrists Network and its allied sites. We maintain these web sites and all associated data with technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect against loss, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification and improper disclosure. No computer system or information can ever be fully protected against every possible hazard. But Optometrists Network and its allied sites is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate security controls to protect our web sites and their information against foreseeable hazards.

Any information you voluntarily provide through email or the Directory helps us, and our third-party service providers, make Optometrists Network and its allied sites more informative, supportive, and useful for you.

 

Personal Identification Information
Throughout the Optometrists Network we will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. We will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user (such as, for example, your full name, street address, telephone number, number or e-mail address) to any third party with the single exception of a one-time notice which is sent to the optometrist(s) you have voluntarily selected in Find a Doctor or the Directory.

Optometrist(s) selected and viewed by you in Find a Doctor or the Directory receive(s) one dated email notification that you have viewed his or her contact information. One email record each of your selection(s) will also be sent you at the personal email address which you enter into your form. These record(s) are sent to you as a courtesy only. Your receipt of such email message(s) does NOT indicate that you have been added to the Newsletter or mailing list.

If you identify yourself to us by sending us an e-mail with questions or comments, we may use your personal information to respond to your questions or comments. We may file your comments for future reference, or we may discard the information after we have reviewed it. As stated in the Terms and Conditions, "The data you enter on your form is collected so that Optometrists Network and its allied site may track activity, analzye public needs, and continue to create more effective content and useful public health services. The data you enter on your form is not sold, leased, or distributed to third parties, vendors, etc. in any form whatsoever. Optometrists Network and its allied sites do not sell, lease, share, or otherwise distribute mailing lists to third parties."

 

Use of Cookies
On the Internet, a "cookie" is a piece of information (a file) that a Web site transfers to a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. The use of cookies is common on the Internet. At this time, we do NOT use any cookies at Optometrists Network and its allied sites. You may configure your browser to reject cookies, but this may interfere with some functionality at OTHER web sites. To find out more about changing your browser to reject cookies, we suggest the EPIC Cookies Page.

 

Changes to this Policy
This Privacy Policy will always be available to users on this page for you to read. We will update this privacy and fair information practices policy to reflect new features, services and options, as well as any other changes with regard to the use of personal information. By using Optometrists Network and its allied sites Site, you agree to accept this Privacy Policy and are aware that our policy may change over time. Continued use of Optometrists Network and its allied sites or other Optometrists Network and its allied sites services will signify that you agree to these changes.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please send us an e-mail to: privacy@vision3d.com.

 

Email Newsletters
Optometrists Network and its allied sites Sites offer email newsletters. Please join the newsletter in your appropriate section (based on your identity). Please do not sign up for more than one newsletter. In signing up to receive one of our newsletters, we currently ask only for your email address. We will use your email address only to send you the newsletter(s). [Subscription to email newsletters has been temporarily discontinued due to abuse of our system. Look for reinstatement of this free public service.]

We do not rent, sell, or in any way distribute our Directory data or newsletter subscriber lists to third parties. Newsletters will not be sent out more than six times a year. If we start to send out newsletters more frequently, this Privacy Policy will be updated to reflect that. If you want to update your email address or stop receiving our newsletter, follow the procedures to unsubscribe at the bottom of any newsletter we send you.

 

Membership Information
Membership in the Optometrists Network is only available to qualified optometrists through an off-line registration process. Members of the public, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and teachers are invited to join the newsletter in their own section.

 

Legal Authorities
The Optometrists Network and its allied sites may also disclose personally identifiable information in cases when we have reason to believe that it is necessary to identify someone who may be violating Optometrists Network and its allied sites’s Terms and Conditions or may be causing injury to Optometrists Network and its allied sites's rights or property, other users, or anyone else. The Optometrists Network and its allied sites may disclose personally identifiable information of our users to government authorities at our discretion.

 

Access to Other Sites Through Optometrists Network

  1. Our Affiliate Sites
    Be aware that when you are on an Optometrists Network site, you will have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other sites associated with Optometrists Network and its allied sites. These sites are identified as our "Member Sites" Some of these sites are not owned or operated by Optometrists Network and its allied sites, but are part of a larger network of sites with which Optometrists Network and its allied sites share patient education content.

  2. Linking to Other Sites
    You may also visit independent web sites, not operated by Optometrists Network and its allied sites, that are connected to our network for our users. Such sites are operated by external, third-party service providers. Some of these sites will have their own separate membership processes and privacy policies. The Optometrists Network and its allied sites do not control sites that are operated by others and so cannot be responsible for the information practices of these sites. Other sites may set cookies, collect data or solicit personal information. It is always a good idea to check the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use of any site before offering any of your personal information.

  3. Security
    The Optometrists Network and its allied sites Sites use diligent efforts to protect the security and integrity of the information you provide to us once it is received on our systems. However, when you submit information about yourself to Optometrists Network and its allied sites Sites over the Internet, the information may travel over many systems that are not under the control of Optometrists Network and its allied sites.

 

Cancellations
Canceling Newsletters.  You may cancel participation in email newsletters by following the instructions at the bottom of each newsletter.

 

Still Have Questions?
If you have any other questions about the Optometrists Network and its allied sites Privacy Policy, you may telephone us toll-free at 877-878-9540. Please do not use this toll-free number for personal referrals or medical questions.
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