By accessing this website, you acknowledge the terms and conditions expressed herein. We reserve the right to change this policy at our sole discretion and without notice.
The legal basis for processing your information is "Legitamate Interest".
What information is collected, and why?
When a user visits our website, we collect information about the visit that does not identify the user personally. We track information such as the domain from which the user is visiting and the user's browser type. We also collect specific information regarding the user's session on our website. This includes items such as the date and time of the visit and the pages viewed.
We invite users working in the optical sector in this area to register personally identifiable information in order to receive news and information related to the sector. These details are limited to name, email address and GOC number, or alternative reason for registering.
Sometimes we ask a user to voluntarily provide personally identifiable information (PII). This information may include, but is not limited to, name, e-mail address, practice address, and contact telephone number. We request this information when the user requests one of the following:
- To register to attend an on-line seminar or demonstration
- To receive specific information from us
- To sign up for a forum
- To correspond with us
- Or any other such activity that we deem necessary and appropriate to the sector
The Confederation and its constituent LOCs does not collect any personally identifiable financial or health-related information. We do not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 16.
How is the information used?
Non-personally identifiable information (non-PII) is collected to allow us to analyze how our website is used and to improve the content and service the website provides.
Personally identifiable information is collected for analysis to improve the content of the website and the services we provide the user.
The Confederation and its constituent LOCs owns the collected information and will not sell, trade, or rent the information to others. We may use the information to continue contact with the user. This may include contact such as follow-up calls, e-mail correspondence, or mail correspondence to follow-up on the contact or to provide information about new services or important website changes.
Are "Cookies" used on the website?
How is personally identifiable information safeguarded?
The Confederation and its constituent LOCs and web hosts utilise industry standard methods and mechanisms such as firewalls, intrusion monitoring, and passwords to protect electronic information. Multiple physical security methods such as locking devices and 24 hour premise monitoring are also employed. Finally, access to personally identifiable information is limited to a small number of personnel and on a need-to-know basis.
Links to other web sites
The Confederation and its constituent LOCs’ web site may contain links to other internet web sites. The Confederation and its constituent LOCs neither controls nor endorses external sites and is not responsible for the content of such sites. This policy does not cover the privacy policies and data collection practices of web sites that do not belong to the Confederation and its constituent LOCs .
How to opt out of correspondence
Based on the information a user has provided, The Confederation and its constituent LOCs may send e-mail correspondence to the user. Each correspondence will contain an easy means to opt out of further correspondence.