Privacy Statement

Use of Internet Protocol Addresses and Cookies

ARVO collects the Internet Protocol (IP) address of all computers that access our website to measure website traffic. This information is not used to determine the identity of a particular Web user except in the case of illicit activity.

Cookies, or small pieces of data stored on a user’s computer by, are used for simplifying user login and aiding in navigation of the website. No personal information is stored in cookies from

Member Information

ARVO collects various contact and demographic information from members and perspective members in order to fulfill the requirements of ARVO membership and to provide useful and relevant member services.

From time to time, ARVO may rent member lists to select third-parties. The Association's policy requires the intended purpose be for the promotion of scientific or medical products or services or to support the development of the profession and that it does not adversely affect the individual interest of members. All requests for mailing lists are thoroughly reviewed.

By completing the Membership Application, the member agrees that the information provided is accurate to his or her best knowledge. Such information is subject to verification under the supervision of the Board of Trustees, in accordance with ARVO bylaws. Member information includes, but is not limited to, identity, contact information and degree(s) held. To read the entire ARVO bylaws, visit:


Users of the ARVO website have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from ARVO unless such communications are part of an established business relationship. Users may contact ARVO at or by phone at + Please be prepared to provide your full name and current contact information as well as your member ID number, if applicable.

Third- Party Use of Event Registration Information

ARVO may provide contact information, including email addresses, of ARVO event registrants for the sole purpose of holding the event. Event registration information provided to third-parties may only be used by such parties in the fulfillment of contractual obligations with ARVO regarding the specific event.

External Links contains links to other external websites that are outside ARVO’s purview. ARVO is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external web sites.

Electronic Commerce

Various products and services are available for purchase on ARVO is committed to providing a secure e-commerce system to protect our users from theft of financial information. ARVO uses Verisign’s Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate to encrypt contact and financial information during any purchase on ARVO does not store complete credit card numbers and will use other purchasing information only to fulfill an order.

Third-Party Content

ARVO reserves the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content or materials that are posted by third parties onto this site or materials that are e-mailed by third parties to any other persons that may be archived or in any other way maintained within this site. ARVO reserves the right, but not the obligation, to maintain editorial control over any and all third party content posted to this site.

You hereby grant to ARVO the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any message posted in the message boards (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

No material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right shall be uploaded, posted or otherwise made available on this site without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from any uploading, posting or submission.

Changes to the Privacy Statement

ARVO reserves the right to modify or change the Privacy Statement. Changes to the Privacy Statement will be posted under the Disclaimer and Privacy link on the website at


The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) provides this website as a service to ARVO members. The information and hyperlinks are provided as a convenience for ARVO members and should not be construed as an endorsement of a particular idea, product, service or firm. ARVO does not conduct any testing or offer certification of any idea, product, service or firm. ARVO disclaims responsibility for damages of any kind to persons or property resulting from any idea, product, service or firm referred to in information provided at this site, or via links to other sites.

The ARVO Central Office does not certify, or maintain records of, individuals, services or firms involved in the vision and ophthalmologic research professions. The ARVO Central Office does not employ individuals in the vision and ophthalmologic research professions and cannot answer questions regarding the status of medical procedures, treatments or illnesses. Please contact the National Eye Institute, or a medical professional in your area for a response to particular inquiries.

The ARVO name and logo are trademarks of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and may not be used without written permission. Inquiries may be sent to

ARVO reserves the right to modify or change the Disclaimer. Changes to the Disclaimer will be posted under the Disclaimer link on the website at

ARVO Funding Guide Disclaimer

Users of ARVO’s Funding Guide (the “Guide”) should check the funding organization’s website for current information. Deadlines and eligibility should be confirmed with a funding organization’s staff prior to preparing an application. ARVO hereby disclaims all responsibility and liability for completeness and accuracy of the Guide.

Use of this Guide is entirely voluntary, and at the user’s own risk. ARVO has not independently researched or verified information about any funding organization, or the policies or priorities thereof, which may or may not be consistent with ARVO policies and priorities.

ARVO provides the Guide without any representations or warranties, and the responsibility to verify eligibility, funding priorities, and other such relevant information is solely the obligation of the individual researcher, not ARVO. ARVO has no control over, and shall bear no responsibility in connection with, the truth or accuracy of any information provided, or the qualifications of a funding opportunity.

If a researcher finds an appropriate funding opportunity in the Guide, the researcher, not ARVO, shall be responsible for arranging all aspects of any dealings, contracts, or engagements regarding the funding. Visit the Funding Guide