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This is a privacy policy for The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Our homepage on the web is located at We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us by email using our Webmaster contact page.

Data Collection

P3P policies declare the data they collect in groups (also referred to as "statements"). This policy contains 1 data group. The data practices of each group will be explained separately. Group "Safe-zone data"

We collect the following information:

  • Click-stream data
  • User agent information
  • Search terms
  • HTTP cookies

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Website and system administration.
  • This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

  • This group contains the data that is collected by servers when handling "safe-zone" requests from clients.


Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. Our site makes use of cookies. Cookies are used for the following purposes:

  • Site administration

Policy Evaluation

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (or higher) will evaluate this policy's compact policy whenever it is used with a cookie. The actions IE will take depend on what privacy level the user has selected in their browser (Low, Medium, Medium High, or High; the default is Medium. In addition, IE will examine whether the cookie's policy is considered satisfactory or unsatisfactory, whether the cookie is a session cookie or a persistent cookie, and whether the cookie is used in a first-party or third-party context. This section will attempt to evaluate this policy's compact policy against Microsoft's stated behavior for IE.

Satisfactory policy: this compact policy is considered satisfactory according to the rules defined by Internet Explorer. IE will accept cookies accompanied by this policy under the High, Medium High, Medium, Low, and Accept All Cookies settings.

Patient Information Privacy Policy (HIPAA)

To learn more about the ways in which we may use and disclose your health information, your rights, and our obligations regarding the use and disclosure of health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), please reference our Notice of Privacy Practices documents using the link below.