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 ARVO.org, are used for simplifying user login and aiding in navigation of the ARVO.org website. No personal information is stored in cookies from ARVO.org

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.

Opt-Out

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 opt-out@arvo.org or by phone at +1.240.221.2900. 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

ARVO.org 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.org. 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.org. 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 ARVO.org Privacy Statement

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

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