Privacy Policy

American Macular Degeneration Foundation (“AMDF”)

Website Privacy Policy

 

AMDF is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitor’s personal information. This statement applies with respect to any information that we collect from the Sites (as that term is defined in the Terms and Conditions of Use). Amendments to this statement will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. Your continued use of the Sites following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof.

I. INFORMATION COLLECTED

We collect information to provide better information to all of our visitors. We collect non-personally identifiable information about you in a number of ways, including tracking your activities through your IP address, computer settings or most-recently visited URL. We may also ask you to provide certain non-personally identifiable information about yourself, such as your age, household income, buying preferences, etc. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily submit such information to us, by, for example, filling out a survey or registration form. The types of information that may be requested include your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

II. USE OF INFORMATION

We will only use the information you provide to us for the purpose for which such information was provided. We may also use this information to improve our services and to deliver to you information about macular degeneration, treatment material, new product announcements, trend analysis, pattern detection, and medical research results. Your information may also be used to contact you when necessary and may be shared with other companies that may want to contact you with offers consistent with your stated preferences. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings from AMDF and other entities by following the instructions set forth in the opt-out section below. Non-personal demographic and profile data is used to tailor your experience at our Sites, showing you content we think you might be interested in. This information may also be shared with advertisers on an aggregate non-personal basis.

III. USE OF IP ADDRESSES

We use your IP Address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Sites.

IV. USE OF COOKIES

When you view our Sites we might store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive, not on our site. Cookies do not spy on you or otherwise invade your privacy, and they cannot invade your hard drive and steal information. Rather, they help you navigate a Web site as easily as possible. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to prevent you from reentering all your registration data at each connection.

We use an outside advertisement server company to display ads on our site. These ads may contain cookies. The advertisement server company may collect cookies received with outside banner ads.

V. SECURITY

Our Sites have industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet, we will take all reasonable steps to insure the safety of your personal information.

The video content on the Sites is hosted on YouTube. The link will be set to public and will be accessible from the Vision and Art Project website, the Vision and Art Project YouTube channel and as well as public search directly through YouTube and Search engines. Youtube streaming allows viewing but not downloading of the video content. Screen shots are possible, however. AMDF has and will continue to exercise all necessary best practices to insure that the video is used for its intended purpose only. This does not serve as a guarantee that video content will be protected from unauthorized duplication.  Site content is accessible and may be reused/reproduced without permission against the warnings and prohibitions proclaimed by AMDF.

VI. OTHER WEB SITES; LINKS

Our Sites contain links to other Web sites. AMDF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

VII. CHOICE: OPT OUT

You may opt-out of receiving communications from our affiliates, and from us, by sending an e-mail to amdf@amdf.org.

VIII. WHEN THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES

Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by AMDF and its affiliates, including services offered on other sites (such as our advertising services), but excludes services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, including products or sites that may be displayed to you in search results, or other sites linked from our Sites. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise our Sites, and who may use cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.

IX. COMPLIANCE AND COOPERATION WITH REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

We regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. We also adhere to sever self regulatory frameworks. When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.

X. CHANGES

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page, and if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in archive for your review.