The American Refractive Surgery Council (“ARSC”, “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy while you visit our Web site. To that end, we have developed the following principles to assure your privacy, as well as protect any information or data you supply to us.
Sharing of Your Information
Protection of Your Information
Please note that when you visit our site any data you provide will be transferred to the U.S. where our site is located. ARSC collects personal data about our users to serve their needs, for example, to register visitors for e-mail updates and other features. The information requested depends on the feature offered. We may use the personal information that you provide to respond to your requests for information and to communicate with you about the status of your requests. We respect the information you provide to us and we treat it with reasonable commercial measures.
Host Company Data Collection
As a general matter, each time a visitor or user enters an ARSC Web site, ARSC’s Web site hosting company’s server collects basic technical information, including the visitor’s domain name, e.g., aol.com; referral data, e.g., the last URL a user visited prior to entering ARSC Web sites; and browser and platform type, e.g., Netscape browser or a Macintosh platform. ARSC also tracks and aggregates visitor activity in an analysis of general traffic flow. This information may be aggregated into group data, which then may be shared on an aggregated basis with third parties but, unless otherwise provided for in this policy, ARSC will not disclose individual identity or personal identifiable data without permission.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
ARSC may collect personal information, such as the user name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, credit card information, password, or login name, in connection with requests for information. All information provided to this site may be available to agents and service providers who help maintain ARSC’s Web sites. The transmission of information to and from us is not encrypted or secure.
Changes to This Agreement
Special Notice to California Residents
Under California’s “Shine the Light” law (SB 27), codified at Section 1798.83 of the Civil Code, California residents have the right to receive, once a year, information about third parties with whom we have shared personal information about you for marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, and a description of the categories of personal information shared. To make such a request, please send a letter including the phrase “California Privacy Request” in the subject line, and provide us with your name, address: American Refractive Surgery Council, Attn: Privacy Officer, 999 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694. We will respond within thirty days.