NCEyes.org is the web site of the North Carolina Optometric Society (NCOS). The NCOS respects the privacy of our members and other users of our web site. To protect online privacy, the NCOS has implemented the following policy.
Information We May Collect About You
The information we collect via our web site is used to improve the content of NCEyes.org and advance the NCOS’s mission.
For each visitor to our web site, our web server automatically recognizes only the user’s Internet protocol (IP) address but not the e-mail address (where possible).
We collect the Internet protocol (IP) address of visitors to our web site, aggregate information on what pages users access or visit, user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, and information volunteered by users, including from surveys, applications, forms, login data, and/or registrations. We also may collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail.
With respect to cookies: to better serve our users we may use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience with us. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to our web site.
How We May Use Information We Collect
The NCOS collects non-personally identifiable information about you through computer settings and/or most-recently visited web site through traffic logs. This information is used to better understand how visitors use the NCOS web site and make improvements.
The NCOS may share your contact information with the American Optometric Association and NCOS local district societies to communicate all aspects of our business activities and related optometric profession information.
The NCOS may use your contact information to alert you to important information, events, member benefit and industry partner products and services, and other opportunities.
When a member joins they are automatically included in the Member Directory and Find a Doctor search. They are also automatically included in the Family Physicians DECC search upon required sign up.
The Member Directory includes all NCOS members and specifically the following information: Member Name; Practice Name; Practice Address; Practice Phone; Practice County; Practice District; Email Address on file; Practice Website; Optometry School; Graduation Year. Members may opt out of this search by contacting the NCOS office or by editing their online profile.
The Find a Doctor search includes all practicing NCOS members and specifically the following information: Member Name; Practice Name; Practice Address; Practice Phone; Practice County; Practice Website; DECC Participant. Members may opt out of this search by contacting the NCOS office or by editing their online profile.
The Family Physicians DECC search includes all DECC participants and specifically the following information: Member Name; Practice Name; Practice Address; Practice Phone; Practice County; Practice Website; DECC Participant. Members may opt out of this search by contacting the NCOS office.
NCOS’s membership and event registration/attendee lists are not for sale or rent to any outside entity.
Please be advised that upon request from a member or NCOS partner we may share members’ first and last names and practice city/state. Also, upon request from an event exhibitor we may share registrants/attendees first and last names and practice city/state.
In special circumstances, we may share additional member contact information to our partners but only under the direct discretion of our Executive Director, who will act in the best interest of the society and its members.
When you submit personal information to NCOS through NCEyes.org, NCOS makes efforts to keep your information secure while using it to complete requests. NCOS reserves the right to retain and use information collected on its web sites to conduct necessary business. This includes sharing information provided through NCOS web sites with other organizations. We may be required by law to disclose information you have provided in obtaining our services. We may also disclose information against someone who poses a threat to our interests (such as customer fraud) or whose activities could bring harm to others. In addition, it may be necessary for us to provide customer information to third parties, such as credit card companies, for the purpose of resolving disputes that arise in the normal course of business.
Unsubscribe methods are available in all NCOS e-mail publications or by logging into your profile and updating your contact preferences.
On request, we also offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information, financial information, unique identifiers, transaction information and communications that the visitor has directed to the site.
You may also contact us if you believe your information is being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected.
When you pay dues we ask you to provide personally identifiable information. This information may include your name, home or work telephone number, fax number, email address, your credit card number, expiration date, other payment information and/or billing address. Our online transactions are processed through MemberClicks, our membership management software provider, which is linked to Authorize.net, our credit card processor. All data is encrypted and transmitted via Secure Socket Layers (SSL) technology and both sites are PCI compliant. PCI compliance is a set of requirements designed to ensure that companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.
Information Transmitted Through Means Other Than Our Website
Some NCOS event registrations are handled and processed on a third-party website. Cvent, our event registration software, is PCI compliant and all data is encrypted and transmitted via Secure Socket Layers (SSL) technology.
NCSOS PAC and Optometry Cares donations are processed through Authorize.net, our credit card processor, which is PCI compliant and all data is encrypted and transmitted via Secure Socket Layers (SSL) technology.