Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the website of the Colorado Optometric Association (COA) and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This notice addresses collection, use of and access to information that may be obtained through use of the COA's web site. This notice covers the following topics:

  • Information Collected and How it is Used
  • Personal Information
  • Cookies
  • Online purchase of products/services

Information Collected and How it is Used

We may collect some information about your visit to our web site. This information may include:

  • The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used but not the email address. (The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you);
  • The type and version of browser you used;
  • The date and time that you visited this site; and,
  • The web pages or services you accessed at this site.

The information we collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services.

If during your visit to our site you send an email to us, the following information will be collected:

  • The email address you used in sending the email; and,
  • The contents of the email.

This information is collected to ensure an appropriate response. For example, this information may be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate action. E-mail addresses obtained in this manner will not be sold or given to private companies for marketing purposes.

Individuals choosing to "opt-in" specific services, such as being automatically provided informational updates via e-mail, can remove themselves from such services at any time. Opting-in for one service does not constitute opting-in for all services.

Personal Information

"Personal Information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, phone number, or email address.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will not affect your ability to use any other features of our web site.


To better serve our users we may use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience with us. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to our web site.

Cookies created on your computer by using this web site do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods. Our services are provided in such a way that the use of cookies is not mandatory.

Online Purchase of Products/Services

Orders for COA products and services, including event registration, can be placed through the website. These online transactions are made via a secure server that utilizes data encryption. Purchasing information, including email addresses, is not shared with any third parties. User purchasing information that is collected is used to check the user's qualifications and bill the user for products and services. COA also uses the information to send the user information about COA.