Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology (“Owner” or “us” or
“we” or “our”) owns and operates the www.paeyemds.org site (“Site”). Owner is committed to protecting your privacy
when you visit and interact with the Site.
This Policy contains details about how Owner collects and
uses information from you when you use the Site.
This Policy covers only the Site. Other Owner sites and other online locations
may have their own privacy policies, and you should consult those accordingly.
This Policy is effective as of: November 13, 2015.
Owner may update this Policy from time to time. Any changes to this Policy will be posted
below for a period of thirty (30) days and will be effective when posted. The changes will also be immediately
incorporated into this Policy.
Your continued use of the Site after any changes are made to
this Policy constitutes your acceptance of the changes. If any of the changes are unacceptable to
you, you should cease using the Site.
If any changes to this Policy affect how Owner treats or
handles personally identifiable information already provided by you to Owner,
Owner will notify you by email (if Owner has a valid email address to use) and
give you thirty (30) days to opt out of the changes as they pertain to your
Collection and Use of Information
You can generally visit the Site without revealing any
personally identifiable information about yourself. Personally identifiable information (“PII”)
is generally defined as information that may be able to identify you such as,
but not limited to, name, address, telephone number, email address, birthday,
credit card number, photograph, age, etc.
There are areas on the Site where you may be asked to
provide Owner with PII. For example, PII
such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number, credit card number,
birthday, gender, office address and other business information, education
background, and/or professional license information may be collected from you
- apply to be a PAO member;
- pay PAO membership dues;
- access the “Members Only” section of the Site;
- make contributions to PA Ophthalmology PAC;
- register for Owner meetings or events;
- contact Owner with questions or comments;
- participate in surveys, questionnaires, or contests;
- sign up for the Owner’s newsletter.
Owner may use your PII to:
- process your PAO membership application;
- maintain proper PAO membership information and records;
- process payment of PAO membership dues;
- administer the “Members Only” section of the Site;
- process contributions made to the PA Ophthalmology PAC;
- schedule/administer meetings and events;
- respond to questions or comments;
- deliver services through the Site;
- process and catalog responses to surveys or
- enter you in contests and other promotions;
- send you Owner newsletters and other updates; and/or
- improve the content and general administration of the
Cookies are files that are transmitted to your computer when you visit
the Site. Cookies allow Owner to
recognize your browser when you subsequently return to the Site. Cookies may also collect your user
preferences when you visit the Site.
consulting your browser and/or computer instructions. Please note that any deletion of cookies
could affect how the Site appears and/or operates for you.
Owner uses Google Analytics to track website traffic, which
Google collects and processes data can be found at the following “How Google
uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” link
Owner may also use other technology to anonymously track
Site traffic to learn how users visit and interact with different areas of the
By providing to Owner the PII and other information
referenced above, you agree that Owner may use the PII and other information in
accordance with the terms of this Policy.
Sharing of PII and Other Information
Except as noted herein, Owner does not sell or share your
PII with any person or entity outside of Owner.
Owner may share certain elements of collected PII with the
- Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) –Owner participates
in a unified database with PAMED to serve the shared needs of PAMED and other
participating organizations, including component county medical societies,
specialty organizations that are administered by PAMED, the Foundation of the
Pennsylvania Medical Society (Foundation), the Educational and Scientific Trust
of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (Trust), and our Pennsylvania Medical
Society Consulting Company (PMSCO) subsidiary.
- American Academy of Ophthalmology – for informational
purposes and to assist in data collection on state ophthalmology society
If you would like to opt-out of having your PII shared with
any of the above entities for direct marketing purposes, please email Owner at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 558-7750 ext. 1518.
Except as noted elsewhere in this Policy, third parties will
not be able to directly collect any information through the Site.
Owner will share certain portions of PII with its vendors in
order to make the Site and Site related services function properly. This may include:
- sharing PII with our credit card processing entity in
order to process any credit card payments made through the Site;
- sharing names and email addresses with MailChimp so it can
send out emails on Owner’s behalf (http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/); and
- sharing names and mailing addresses with the U.S. Postal
Service in order for the USPS to deliver mail to Owner members and contributors
Owner will disclose your PII if it reasonably believes it is
required to do so by law or in cooperation with a governmental or law
enforcement investigation. Owner may
also share PII or other information in order to avoid imminent physical harm to
any person or harm to any Owner property.
Owner may share your PII with a third party if Owner’s
ownership status changes, such as it being acquired.
Other than what is referenced above, the PII collected from
you is not shared with nor sold to any person or entity outside of Owner.
Review of Collected PII
If you would like to review, edit, or delete any of the PII
Owner collected from you, or wish Owner to cease using your PII in the manners
specified in this Policy, you can do one of two things. First, if you are a member physician, you can
make updates to your member profile through the Find an Ophthalmologist
feature. For all other requests, please
contact Owner at email@example.com or (717) 558-7750 ext. 1518. Please note that Owner will do its best to
accommodate your request, but Owner cannot guarantee it can remove all PII from
the specified uses. Therefore, please be
as specific as possible in your request.
If the request relates to information that Owner needs to make the Site
function properly for you, you may not be able to use the Site properly moving
Please note that Owner reserves the right to maintain proper
business records as required by law, even if such records contain your
If you would like to opt out of receiving further
promotional emails from Owner, please follow the opt out instructions at the
bottom of the email or send Owner a detailed email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owner does not knowingly collect any information from
minors, nor is the Site directed at or
intended for minors. If a minor
uploads/posts information to the Site that is publically available, and the
minor subsequently wants that same information deleted, the minor has a right
to request that said information be removed from public viewing. Please contact Owner at email@example.com or
(717) 558-7750 ext. 1518 to make this type of request. Please note that any removal of content by
Owner does not ensure or guarantee complete or comprehensive removal of the
content in all places. The content may
have been shared or reposted by other parties.
Response to “Do Not Track” Requests/Signals
Owner does not respond to nor processes “Do Not Track” or
similar technical requests not to be tracked.
Data Security and Retention
Owner uses, implements, and maintains industry standard
technological security measures that are reasonably designed to help protect
PII from loss, unauthorized access, and/or disclosure. This includes the use of SSL encryption to
help prevent unauthorized access to PII transmitted to the Site.
While Owner takes the issue of protecting your PII seriously,
you should exercise discretion in what information you disclose and/or transmit
to the Site. Owner cannot guarantee that
information sent over the Internet is fully secure, and therefore the
transmitted information may be intercepted by others before it reaches
Owner. If you are concerned about
sending information to Owner over the Internet, please send the information by
mail or call us to make other arrangements.
Owner is not responsible for the security of information sent over the
Owner takes steps to make sure that any PII shared with
third parties is secured in a manner consistent with this Policy. These include ensuring agreements with third
parties that limit the use of your PI to purposes consistent with this Policy.
Owner retains collected information for a reasonable amount
of time in order to fulfill the stated purpose for why the information was
collected. Owner will also retain
collected information connected to business records for periods of time
required by law. If Owner determines
that collected information is no longer needed, it will delete such
information. Our collection times will
be consistent with applicable law. Owner
will maintain a membership list that includes some PII.
The Site is intended for individuals 18 years of age and
older located in the United States.
The Site is not directed at, marketed to, nor intended for,
children under 13 years of age. Owner
does not knowingly collect any information, including PII, from children under
13 years of age. If Owner learns that
any information was provided through the Site by a person younger than 13 years
of age, Owner will delete the information immediately.
The Site is meant for individuals within the United
States. Owner only knowingly collects
information from individuals within the United States. If you provide information to Owner from
outside of the United States, you do so at you own risk. If you are outside of the United States, you
are responsible for complying with any local laws regarding use of the Site,
and related data collection. This Policy
only addresses data collection from individuals within the United States. You also agree and acknowledge that by
providing any information, including PII, through the Site, that such
information will be transmitted to, and stored in, the United States.
The Site may contain links to external sites, including
those embedded in third party advertisements or sponsor information, that are
not controlled by Owner. Owner is not
responsible for the privacy practices and data collection policies for such
third party sites. You should consult
the privacy policies of those sites for details.
Owner may also allow interaction between the Site and other
sites or mobile applications such as Facebook or other social media
providers. This may include the “Like”
button or other plugins available through the Site that allow you to share
information with persons outside of the Site.
Please consult the privacy policies of those third party providers
before using them to make sure you are comfortable with the level of
be found at: http://www.paeyemds.org/pages/terms-of-use.aspx
If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please
contact Owner at:
PHONE: (717) 558-7750
MAIL: 777 East Park
Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111
It is the policy of Owner to strictly enforce this
Policy. If you believe there has been
some violation of this Policy, please contact Owner.
This Policy was last updated on November 13, 2015.