Privacy and Security Statement

ARBO takes the privacy and security of the information concening optometrists very seriously. This privacy statement is designed to tell you how ARBO uses and secures your personal information. As described below, this privacy statement relates solely to the online and offline information collection and use practices of ARBO. We provide this online Privacy and Security Statement because you have a right to know what information we collect, how it is protected, and how it is used. Personal Information We Collect and How it is Gathered
We gather your personal information from both our Web site registration process and the information that our member boards have provided to us. By "personal information," we mean data that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, or non-business telephone number. From time-to-time, we may request personal information from you at our site in order to maintain up-to-date information.
Please note that your e-mail, like most, if not all, non-encrypted internet e-mail communications, may be accessed and viewed by other internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information to us that you consider confidential. If you wish, you may contact us instead via non-cellular telephone at the numbers provided at various locations on our site. Personal Information We share and With Whom We Share It
We may share segments of your personal information with our member boards and affiliated organizations, including select companies of the ophthalmic industry. The information we share is public information including: name, practice address, practice phone, practice fax, and email address.
Personal Information We Do Not Share
ARBO does not share the following information with any affiliate or other third party: home address, personal telephone numbers, or credit card information.
How your Personal Information is Protected
Although no systems are completely secure, we have taken reasonable steps to help prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. ARBO has implemented a variety of encryption and security technologies and procedures to protect information stored in our computer systems from unauthorized access, accidental (or intentional) unauthorized disclosure, modification, or destruction.
We use 128-bit encryption technology and Secure Socket Layers ("SSL") in all areas where you're personal and account information is required. Our Web site is certified by Equifax Secure Inc. which verifies that our Web site is authentic and that we use SSL security. To view our Equifax Secure certificate, click on the image of the closed lock or the solid key at the bottom of your browser window. Our Web site security information will appear. Updates to this Statement
ARBO can, at any time, modify this privacy statement to reflect changes in our business, without prior notice.

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