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NECO Web Site Information Privacy Statement

Personal Information and Our Collection Practices  Privacy Policy lock icon

Personal information about you is not gathered when you visit the New England College of Optometry, NECO, web site unless you choose to supply information to us. NECO makes use of conventional online data entry forms to collect personal information from web visitors who choose to identify themselves for purposes of transacting e-commerce or receiving products, services or information.

NECO websites covered by this policy may request personal information from you in order to complete an e-commerce transaction. Your information will be used only to execute the immediate transaction and for other business needs of NECO related to the transaction, and will be provided to other parties only as necessary to complete your transaction.

NECO will not provide any of your specific personal information to third parties without your permission, and we will not sell any personal information to third parties for purposes of marketing, advertising or promotion. We may on occasion disclose statistical information to third parties in an aggregate, anonymous form.

NECO may release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law or to protect the rights, property, or safety of NECO, our faculty, staff, alumni and students, or others.

NECO’s web site neither targets persons who are less than 13 years of age nor knowingly collects personal information online from them.

Network Security

The information you provide to the website covered by this policy is protected in transit by using a network protocol called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Through the use of SSL, information being transmitted is encrypted. We are committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our web site, however we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Use of Cookies

Some NECO websites may be designed to follow the progress of your transaction by passing pieces of information to your web browser for storage and subsequent retrieval (“cookies”). A cookie is a file written to your computer’s hard drive that is often used to remember information about preferences and pages you have visited. Also, if you submit personal information to our website (such as your name, interests, or preferences), we may use cookies to keep track of such information so that you will not need to reenter this information during subsequent visits. You may set your Internet browser preferences to notify you when you receive a cookie or you may decline acceptance of cookies.

Please note we will use “cookies” to collect anonymous visitor data for the purposes of generating aggregated statistics to help us understand how visitors use our site.

Caution on Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that NECO is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the NECO website.


By conducting electronic commerce transactions on our website, you consent to NECO’s use and collection of the information you provide for the purposes of the transaction and other uses as specified in this statement.

Accuracy of Information

All information provided on the NECO web site is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between the institution and any other person or entity unless expressly stated as a contract.

Although every reasonable effort is made to present accurate information and to monitor web content for compliance with institutional policy, NECO makes no guarantees of any kind, nor does it take institutional responsibility for undetected, noncompliant conditions created without its knowledge or consent and in violation of its policy.


If you see a photo of yourself on the NECO website that you would like removed, please contact NECO Communications.

Right to Amend our Policy Statement

We reserve the right to revise our privacy policy as changing circumstances and evolving technology standards require. Such changes will be posted to this site.

If NECO’s privacy guidelines change, such changes will be reflected on this page. By continuing to use our websites after a change is posted, you agree to the applicable version of these guidelines. Please refer to this policy before making a transaction or sharing personal information.

Effective Date: September 10, 2014