Please read this entire document prior to using the American Academy of Optometry Website. Your rights are not established unless you read this entire document. Protecting your privacy is important to us. The following statement has been designed to better help you understand how AAO collects, uses, and safeguards the personal information you provide on our Site.
When you visit AAO's Website, you do so anonymously. Personal information, including your e-mail address, is not collected. Your IP address (the internet address of your computer) may be tracked to better assist our Web team and is specifically related to where you are visiting within the Site and how much time you might spend in a particular section. AAO will not link your IP address to anything personally identifiable. The only information automatically provided to AAO is the type of computer and operating system you are using. This information is supplied by your browser. On occasion, we may request that you voluntarily provide us with personal information, including your e-mail address and possibly your home or work address, for purposes such as correspondence, site registration or participating in an online survey. Like many other commercial Web sites, the AAO Site may utilize a standard technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how the Site is used.
If you provide us with your e-mail address, or have done so in the past, we may on occasion send you e-mail offers. We may use formation you have given us to, for example, provide a service, measure interest in our various services, and inform you about new products and services. We may also ask you if you want us to share your personal information with other organizations that offer related services. If you do not want us or these other organizations to contact you, you may choose to "opt out," and AAO will respect your wishes.
AAO does not knowingly solicit data or information from children. AAO encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in interactive activities on the sites their children visit. No information should be submitted to, or posted at, AAO's Web site by guests under 18 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian.
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