Website Terms of Use & Disclaimer

Terms of Use

The Eyecare.org website offers complimentary information as an interactive community service at no charge to users of the World Wide Web, with the express condition that the use of the Eyecare.org website implies your acceptance of all terms and conditions. Eyecare.org reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time, without notice.

Medical Disclaimer

The medical information provided through the Eyecare.org website is obtained from a variety of public resources and includes a medical library with content provided by the American Optometric Association, among other reputable sources.

This information is intended as a patient education resource only and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem as it is not a substitute for expert professional care.

If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, please consult your health care provider.

In addition, every effort is made to ensure links to external sites as well as medical library information and/or medical animations are current and correct.

If you find a link within the website that does not work or contains erroneous or outdated information, please contact the Eyecare.org webmaster. (link to kcotton@njsop.org)

Disclaimer of Warranty

Eyecare.org makes no warranties of any kind regarding, but not limited to, the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of this website’s content. Some information herein may cite the use of a product in a dosage, for an indication, or in a manner other than that recommended in the product labeling. Accordingly, any product’s official prescribing information should be consulted before any such product is used.

Limitation of Liability

You agree to hold harmless Eyecare.org, its affiliates and their officers, directors, employees and volunteers from all claims relating to this website and any website to which it is linked.

Third Party Sites

Eyecare.org has provided links to Internet sites maintained by third parties, over which Eyecare.org has no control. Eyecare.org and its service providers do not endorse the content, operators, products, or services of such sites, and is not responsible or liable for the services or other materials on or available from such sites. Eyecare.org shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, or products or services available on or through such sites.

Usage of Content

Unless noted otherwise, all information contained on this website, such as text, graphics, logos, icons and images is copyrighted by and property of Eyecare.org and/or the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, and may not be copied, altered, stored or otherwise used in whole or part without the express consent of Eyecare.org. The user may make one copy of the content of any page of this website for personal and noncommercial use which does not harm the reputation of Eyecare.org, provided the user does not remove any trademarks or copyrights, and does not alter content.

Linking Information

Eyecare.org encourages and permits text links to content on any Eyecare.org website, provided: (a) the purpose of the link must not be to damage the reputation of Eyecare.org and its service providers, (b) the appearance of the link must not create a false appearance that any entity other than Eyecare.org is associated with any Eyecare.org or New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians website and/or business entity, (b) when activated, the link must open in full-screen, and not as a framed “pop-up” on the linked website; and (d) Eyecare.org reserves the right to revoke consent to any link and any time at its sole discretion by amending this User Agreement.

The Content is provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, to the fullest extent permissible by applicable law. The Eyecare.org and NJSOP makes no representations about the suitability of this Content for any purpose. Nor will the NJSOP, its employees, contractors, officers and directors be liable for any damages or injury that may result from the use of the Eyecare.org website or its Content.

Social Media Comments Disclaimer

We welcome you and your comments to Eyecare.org connected social media sites!
The purpose of this site is to present information and matters of interest to the general public. Please note, this is a moderated online discussion site and not a public forum. This means that any comments, media, or other information posted to or displayed on this site are subject to monitoring and review and users of this site should have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality with respect to any such comments, media or other information.

While the web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time, we generally only monitor comments and postings during regular business hours. Eyecare.org and its affiliated association, the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP), are not liable for inappropriate or offensive comments that may be posted.

Once posted, the Eyecare.org moderator and/or NJSOP staff reserve the right to delete submissions that contain:
1. Profanity or vulgar or abusive language
2. Personal attacks or threatening or harassing activity of any kind
3. Defamatory or disparaging content
4. Comments or content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, genetics, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or intellectual disability or sexual orientation
5. Sexual content or links to sexual content
6. Spam, advertising, or links to other sites
7. Advocate illegal activity
8. Promote particular services, products, or political organizations/candidates
9. Infringe on copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property
10. Personally identifiable or protected medical or personal information
11. Sensitive information that may compromise the safety, security or proceedings of public systems or any criminal or civil investigations
12. Content that violates any local, state or federal laws
13. Comments not topically related to the matter being commented upon or otherwise clearly off topic

Eyecare.org and/or the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians reserve the right to block comments from blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube users who violate the above rules. Multiple violations can result in the offending user being banned from using this site. You must also comply with all terms of use established by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Please note that the information on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube does not constitute an official record of Eyecare.org and/or the NJSOP and the comments expressed on this site do not reflect the opinions or positions of Eyecare.org and/or NJSOP or its board, members, or staff. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, please contact the Eyecare.org webmaster (linke to kcotton@njsop.org)

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