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Privacy Statement

This is the web site of Opticians Council of Canada.

Mailing Address:
2708-83 Garry Street, Winnipeg, MB  R3C 4J9
Tel. (204) 949-1950 
Fax. (204) 949-9153
Toll-free: (866) 949-1950

The Opticians Council of Canada (OCC) is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information.


What Information Do We Collect?

When you browse or download information from our Web site, our servers automatically collect limited amounts of standard information for traffic monitoring and statistical purposes.  This information is analyzed for operational trends, performance, and for ways to improve the site.  Examples of this type of information include:
Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer being used;
Internet Service Providers from which you arrive;
Dates and times our site is accessed;
Types and versions of browsers used to access our site and the operating systems of the computers being used;
Pages visited
Key words entered into our search engine; and
Names and sizes of the files requested.

What will you do with my email address?

You'll receive our Licensed Optician national awareness campaign updates and communication about important matters relevant to the practice of opticianry in your inbox, and occasional alert. We take your personal information very seriously – our focus is to use your e-mail to inform you about the Licensed Optician national awareness campaign and updates in the practice of Canadian opticianry.

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.

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 except when required or permitted by law. We do not sell or rent any personal information, including email lists.

All information gathered by the OCC is collected, used and disclosed according to requirements in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA).  Information in our database is secure and security is monitored.  Only business information in the database is shared with recognized Canadian opticianry organizations.

If you have any questions regarding the OCC's protection of your information, please contact us.