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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology ("FAAO"), referred to here as "EyeCare America" or "ECA", is a public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. It is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation. The following Privacy and Intellectual Property Policy applies to the EyeCare America ("ECA") site,, and any other site sponsored and maintained by FAAO, collectively referred to as the "ECA Websites".

Privacy Statement

  • We only use information collected on the ECA Websites for ECA purposes and do not distribute this information to third parties.
  • We deploy technology to protect the information you send us.
  • Cookies are sometimes used to keep track of information to allow a better user experience, and this information is kept confidential within ECA.

EyeCare America has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the ECA Websites.

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website.

Our site uses cookies to keep track of any purchases, donations or requests for free brochures that you might make.

The ECA Websites contain areas and forms that may require the user to give us contact information (like name and e-mail address) or demographic information (like zip code, age, or income level). We use this information to send you items you have requested or information about ECA and its programs. Demographic and profile data is collected at our site, sometimes through on-line surveys, so we can see who ECA is serving and improve our services and outreach. This site contains links to other sites. The ECA Websites are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other Websites.

EyeCare America E-mail Privacy Policy

ECA will protect your e-mail address from inappropriate use. If ECA determines the use of your e-mail address is of benefit to its users' access to relevant information about eyecare, ECA, may, with the approval of its Executive Director, provide your e-mail address to a third party for a non-profit purpose.


The ECA Websites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with the ECA Websites, you can contact:

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