Effective as of May 15, 2018
Our postal address is:
4661 N. Shallowford Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
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The Southern Council of Optometrists/SECO International, LLC ("SECO") is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We want to share with you how we treat personal information about you that we receive in connection with this Website.
This policy applies to all customers of SECO, who include but are not limited to, our show exhibitors, show visitors, conference visitors, customer inquiries, speakers, press, and other individuals with whom SECO maintains business relationships or communications.
Information Collected and its Use
We collect two types of information about our customers:
Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful to improve your experience on the Site and to track site usage. We may also use “cookies” to customize content specific to your interests, to ensure that you do not see the same promotional content repeatedly and to store your password (if one is required to be issued) so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site. We automatically track and collect this information when you visit our Site, which includes your: (i) IP address; (ii) domain server; (iii) type of computer; and (iv) type of web browser (collectively "Traffic Data").
Personal Information is information that personally identifies you. It includes but is not limited to Contact Data (name, address, company name, company address, phone number, fax number and email address), Financial Data (payment information when purchases are made), and Demographic Data (age, gender, type and size of practice, etc.). We may require you to provide us with “Personal Information” in order for you to access certain specialized services and/or to purchase products offered at the Site. If you communicate with us by email, or complete survey forms online, any information you provide may be collected as Personal Information.
The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website, used to notify consumers about updates to our website and used by us to contact consumers for marketing purposes.
If you register for or inquire about a SECO congress or online course, you may receive periodic mailings or emails from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. We may also share the information you have provided us with others for convention-related purposes. If you do not wish us to share that information, please check the box provided for that purpose when completing the registration process or the opt-out information below.
We may use Contact Data to send you information about SECO or our products or services, or promotional material, or to contact you when necessary. We may use your Financial Data to verify your qualifications for certain products or services and to bill you for products and services. We may use your Demographic Data to customize and tailor your experience on the Site, displaying content that may interest you according to your preferences.
Depending on the type of browser you are using, your browser may be set to alert you of cookies. You do not have to accept all cookies sent to you by this Website; however, depending on the particular cookie you reject, you may not be able to use some of the features of this Website. To disable all cookies, follow the instructions for the type of browser you are using.
SECO does not sell email addresses. SECO will not share its list(s) of email addresses with third parties, except when asked to do so by law, regulation or government request, or on a restricted basis with SECO contractors fulfilling obligations directly related to SECO activities.
We may contact you by email to confirm purchases, enrollment to services, or to check the accuracy of the information you provide. We may also send you notices about special offers, new products, services, promotions, and other similar information. We may also send emails on behalf of third-party companies. When we contact you by email, all email campaigns from SECO will contain instructions and/or hyper-links to Opt In or Opt Out (unsubscribe) of our email lists.
Security of Information and Disclosures
SECO uses reasonable security measures to safeguard information concerning, and submitted by, users like you. Despite the security measures employed by SECO, you should be aware that it is impossible to guarantee absolute security with respect to information sent through the Internet.
Lost or Stolen Information
For those who are registered to use the site for specialized services or to purchase products, you must promptly notify us if your credit card, user name or password is lost, stolen or used without permission. In such an event, we will cancel that credit card number, user name or password and update our records accordingly.
Other Limits to Your Privacy
The Site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes subject to the privacy policies and practices of those site. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
This children's privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of 13 and provides important information on your rights under federal law with respect to such information.
1. We do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 as part of the Site. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13 as part of the Site, we will delete such information from our records.
2. Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 as part of the Site, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
3. We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Site.
4. Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 as part of the Site, we do NOT condition the participation in the Site's online activities of a child under 13 on providing personally identifiable information.
If you have any questions or concerns about your customer information or your request to opt-out of communications from SECO or if you would like to review the information we’ve collected about you, please call or write us using the contact information above. We will accept, implement and maintain any customer request to opt out of future communication.
SECO has provided directories of information and links to other internet sites only for the convenience of users, and is not responsible for the materials, activities or content of other sites. SECO does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any products or services described or offered at these companies, addresses or websites.