TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

By using this site, You signify Your assent to these Terms and Conditions of Use. If You do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of Use, do not use this site!

The Refractive Surgery Council and its members (“RSC,” “we,” or “us”) may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the Eye You website (“Eye You Site” or the “Site”) will mean You accept those changes.

THE EYE YOU SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE

The contents of the Eye You Site, such as trademarks, wallpaper, icons, characters, artwork, images, photographs, graphics, music, text, software, and other copyrighted material and content on this Site (“Content”), are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of Your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions You may have regarding a medical condition. Neither the Content nor any other service offered by or through the Eye You Site is intended to be relied upon for medical diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something You have read on the Eye You Site!

If You think you may have a medical emergency, call Your doctor or 911 immediately. RSC does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by RSC or others appearing on the Site at the invitation of RSC is solely at Your own risk.

THE EYE YOU SITE IS NOT A REFERRAL SERVICE

The Eye You Site is not a referral service and does not recommend or endorse any particular healthcare provider. RSC does not offer advice regarding the quality or suitability of any particular healthcare provider for any condition, including specific treatments or health conditions. No information on the Eye You Site should be construed as medical and/or health advice.

The Eye You Site and the Content include statements of opinion and not statements of fact or recommendations to utilize the services of any specific healthcare provider. You should obtain any additional information necessary to make an informed decision prior to selecting and using any specific healthcare provider.

You agree to assume all responsibility in connection with choosing any healthcare provider, whether or not You obtained information about such healthcare provider on or through the Eye You Site.  RSC does not assume responsibility or liability for any advice, treatment, or other services rendered by any healthcare provider, or for any malpractice claims and other claims that may arise directly or indirectly from any such advice, treatment, or other services.

RSC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, that the Eye You Site or any of the Content will assist You in identifying a suitable healthcare provider or for any other purpose.  RSC disclaims any and all responsibility and liability with respect to any agreements You may make with healthcare providers or with third parties who offer products or services on or through this Site, and You agree to look solely to such healthcare providers and third parties with respect to any and all claims arising out of such agreements and/or such products or services.

PRIVACY POLICY

Purpose

RSC is committed to protecting Your privacy while You visit the Eye You 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

We will not sell, share, or rent any personal information You supply to us to others except as disclosed in this privacy policy or in connection with specific offers provided to You. We may share Your personal information with carefully selected business or affinity partners who have entered into an agreement with RSC and whose products or services may be of interest to You.

Protection of Your Information

Please note that when You visit the Eye You Site, any data You provide will be transferred to the U.S. where our Site is located. RSC 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 the Eye You Site, RSC’s web site hosting company’s server collects basic technical information, including the visitor’s domain name (e.g., gmail.com); referral data (e.g., the last URL a user visited prior to entering the Eye You Site); and browser and platform type (e.g., Netscape browser or a Macintosh platform). RSC 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, RSC will not disclose individual identity or personal identifiable data without permission.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

RSC 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 RSC’s web sites. The transmission of information to and from us is not encrypted or secure.

RSC reserves the right to use or disclose any information as needed to safeguard its web sites, its intellectual property, or the property or safety of others, to investigate violations of this privacy policy and agreement, to cooperate in any legal investigation, or as permitted or required by law.

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: Refractive Surgery Council, Attn: Privacy Officer, 330 Oakwood Avenue, Webster Grove, MO 63119. We will respond within thirty days.

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS

RSC owns this Site and owns (or uses with permission) all of the Content on the Site, unless otherwise noted. You may download or print one copy to any single computer for Your personal, non-commercial use only, but You must not remove or modify any of the copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices. The names and logos of RSC are trademarks of RSC: Such trademarks may not be used without the written consent of RSC. The names of other organizations, companies and products mentioned on this site may be the trademarks of their respective owners, and their use does not constitute an endorsement by RSC of their products or services.

OTHER SITES

Links to other sites are provided solely as a convenience. RSC has not reviewed any or all of the sites linked to this Site and is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or any other site linked to this Site.

DISCLAIMERS

The information on this Site is offered in good faith and believed to be accurate and reliable when made, but is offered WITHOUT WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PURPOSE, OR ANY OTHER MATTER. IN NO EVENT SHALL RSC BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE. RSC assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the Content of the Site, whether provided by RSC or any third party. RSC does not approve, endorse, or recommend any proprietary products, processes or services of any manufacturer or company mentioned on this Site, and shall not be liable for any damages resulting from the sale, use, or application of such company’s products, processes, or services.

JURISDICTION

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that state and federal courts of Dallas County Texas, USA are the sole and exclusive forums for any suit, claim, or cause of action arising out of this Agreement, in connection with this Agreement or relating to this Agreement. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. This Site and its Content are intended solely for the benefit of persons within the United States (including U.S. territories and possessions) and is not meant for distribution outside of the United States. By downloading or using Content or features of this Site, You represent and warrant that You are located in the United States and are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any country where use of this Site is prohibited.

CHANGES

RSC reserves the right to change this page or anything else at the Site at any time. All users are bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use and should check this page each time they visit.