Privacy Policy

The International Council of Ophthalmology Foundation (ICOFoundation) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy:

We only use information collected on the ICOFoundation website for ICOFoundation purposes and do not distribute this information to third parties.

We use technology to protect the information you submit.

Cookies are used to keep track of information and to allow a better user experience, and this information is kept confidential within the ICOFoundation.

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website:

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

Our website may use cookies to give you access to restricted pages, to verify your password information so you don't have to register each time you visit and for other purposes.

The ICOFoundation website contains forms that may require users to sign in or to give us contact information (like their name and email address). In the future, we may ask visitors for financial information (such as their bank account or credit card numbers) and demographic information (like their zip code, country code, age, or income level).

Unique identifiers (such as social security numbers) may be collected to verify the user's identity. Profile data may also be collected at our site. All data is used only for ICOFoundation purposes.

Any financial information that may be collected will be used to bill the user for products and services.

We may use visitor contact information obtained from forms to send visitors various information related to the ICOFoundation, international ophthalmology and eye care.

Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings.

This website contains links to other websites. The ICOFoundation website and the ICOFoundation are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other such websites.

ICOFoundation Email Privacy Policy

The ICOFoundation will take measures to protect your email address from inappropriate use.

The ICOFoundation may provide an email address obtained from the website to a third party if the ICOFoundation determines the third party may have information of potential value to you. In that case, the policy below will apply.

Policies governing the use of ICOFoundation email addresses:

The ICOFoundation may grant permission to use email addresses obtained by the ICOFoundation to organizations, firms, or individuals who agree to comply with the following conditions:

  1. The ICOFoundation determines if the use of email addresses is of benefit to the holder of the email address or may otherwise support the goals of the ICOFoundation.
  2. The content of every email correspondence is subject to advance approval by the ICOFoundation. A sample of each intended email correspondence must be reviewed and approved by the ICOFoundation.
  3. Each set of ICOFoundation email addresses will be used only once and only for the purpose approved by the ICOFoundation.
  4. An entity other than the ICOFoundation cannot use ICOFoundation email addresses to create or update its own database. The email address list is the property of the ICOFoundation and may not be duplicated.
  5. Use of ICOFoundation email addresses does not imply ICOFoundation endorsement, and no implication of endorsement will be made in any correspondence.
  6. ICOFoundation email addresses will not be made available for any communication on drugs, medical equipment, or devices involving the offer of a rebate, discount or other remuneration, which in the sole discretion of the ICOFoundation may be illegal or unethical.
  7. ICOFoundation email addresses will not be made available for any communication that would tend to mislead, misinform, or deceive.


This website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Contacting the ICOFoundation Website

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this site or your dealings with this website, please contact the ICOFoundation:


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945 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94133


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