College of Opticians of Ontario
Email and Website Privacy Policy

The College understands the importance of protecting personal information.  The College created this Privacy Policy relating only to our email and website information collection and use practices to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and the protection of your information. 

Your use of this website will be subject to the most current version of the Email and Website Privacy Policy at the time of such use.  When the Privacy Policy is updated or amended, the Privacy Policy will have the “last updated” date posted on the bottom of this page.

Email Policy

The College recently instituted a Group Email Program to communicate with its members about important matters relevant to the practice of opticianry. To facilitate the effectiveness of the Program, members are now required to provide a current email address to the College. The College may also from time to time communicate with other stakeholders about matters relevant to the College’s mandate. If you received a group electronic mailing from us, our records indicate that (a) you are a current and active member of the College or (b) you otherwise have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our mailings. 

When we send you emails, we may include a web beacon to allow us to determine the number of people who open our emails. Web beacons collect only limited information, such as link click-throughs, time and date of a page being viewed, and a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides (the URL). 

Web Beacons can be refused when delivered via email. If you do not wish to receive Web Beacons via email, you will need to disable HTML images or refuse HTML (select Text only) emails via your email software.

Website Policy

The College does not collect personal information via its website. Our website hosting service provider records a visitor’s IP address, as well as the pages that a visitor accesses, how often and for how long. 

The website is not currently utilizing cookies.

How we protect your privacy

We use appropriate security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by our system. 

We will not share any information you give us with anyone outside of the College except when required or permitted by law. We do not sell or rent any personal information, including email lists. 

Privacy Policy Changes 

This policy was created December 2010.


The College does not assume any liability or responsibility for unintentional errors,  accidental omissions or incomplete content.

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