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The American Academy of Ophthalmology has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site.
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Aao.org contains areas and forms that require user and member registration to give us contact information (like their name and e-mail address), unique identifiers (like their social security number), financial information (like their account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level). We use customer contact information from the registration form to send the user information about our company.
Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services. Unique identifiers (such as social security numbers) are collected to verify the user's identity. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. All data is only used for Academy purposes.
This site contains links to other sites. Aao.org is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
Our site incorporates forms for customers to request information, products, and services. We collect visitor's contact information (like their e-mail address), financial information (like their account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level). Contact information from the order form is used to send orders and information about our company to our customers. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Financial information that is collected is used to check the users' qualifications and bill the user for products and services.
The Academy endeavors to protect your e-mail address from inappropriate use. If the Academy determines the use of your e-mail address is of benefit to its members and/or their patients, the Academy may, with the approval of its Executive Vice President, provide your e-mail address to a third party.
Policies Governing the Use of Academy E-mail Addresses
The Academy's Executive Vice President may grant permission to use Academy e-mail addresses to organizations, firms or individuals who agree to comply with the following conditions:
1. The Academy determines if the use of e-mail addresses is of benefit to its members and/or their patients
2. The content of every e-mail correspondence is subject to advance approval by the Academy. A sample of each intended email correspondence must be reviewed and approved by the Academy.
3. Each set of Academy e-mail addresses will be used only once and only for the purpose approved by the Academy.
4. An entity other than the Academy cannot use Academy e-mail addresses to create or update its own database. The e-mail address list is the property of the Academy and may not be duplicated or retransmitted or resold to a third party.
5. Use of Academy e-mail addresses does not imply Academy endorsement, and no implication of endorsement will be made in any correspondence.
6. Academy e-mail addresses will not be made available for any communication on drugs, medical equipment or devices involving the offer of a rebate, discount, or other remuneration, which in the sole discretion of the Academy might be illegal or unethical.
7. Academy e-mail addresses will not be made available for any communication that, in the judgment of the Academy, would tend to mislead, misinform, or deceive.