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Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is respected and protected. As part of this commitment, we have prepared this Privacy Statement to explain the manner in which we collect, use, disclose and otherwise treat information in the course of providing the Optometry Resident Directory (the “Directory”).

National Matching Services Inc. (NMS) provides website and software services for the Directory on behalf of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO).



We may collect technical and personal information when you visit Technical information is collected to monitor site usage and identify where improvements can be made. Technical information collected during all visits may include:

  • the computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g., IP 324.45.123.11) and its corresponding domain name;
  • the computer’s operating system and web site browser used;
  • the referring site address, if accessed from another site;
  • the addresses of the pages visited; and
  • the date, time and duration of the visit in the Directory.

We may also collect Personal Information when you visit to provide or access personally identifiable information related to your account or listing in the Directory. The Personal Information that may be collected, includes but is not limited to your name, areas of educational and professional interest, your school and year of OD graduation, your e-mail address, your phone number, the year you started your residency; and information related to your residency including, name, program coordinator, address, program type and school affiliation.

Some of the information provided above will be prepopulated in the Directory based on the information you provided to the Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch).  All information in the Directory will be publicly accessible. You should not provide any information to the Directory which you would not want shared publicly.



ASCO retains sole ownership of and proprietary rights to all technical information that is collected fromyour visit to the Directory. 

You retain sole ownership and responsibility for the personal information you provide to the Directory. By agreeing to list your information in the Directory, you automatically grant NMS and ASCO a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, exploit, and display any and all information in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed.

We reserve the right to transfer any information collected from our web sites in the event of a corporate reorganization or merger with a third party, or upon a transfer of all or a portion of our operations or assets to a third party acquirer.



We may provide your Personal Information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by law. We may disclose Personal Information to comply with contractual or other legal obligations in relation to the services we provide.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without notice to you. Publication of any subsequent Privacy Policy posted at will be deemed notice given of any changes to the policy for all users of this site.


Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard the Personal Information in our custody and control, we are unable to guarantee that your Personal Information will never be disclosed or accessed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Statement.

The web site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the web site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the web site, compiling reports on web site activity for web site operators and providing other services relating to web site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this web site. By using this web site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. If you would like to stop your data being sent to Google for analytics purposes, you can install the Google Analytics Browser Add-On, details of which are available at



To protect your privacy, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your Personal Information. Access to your Personal Information will be protected with a password. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone.

You also authorize NMS and ASCO to change or delete your Personal Information at your request, if any of the information you have provided is determined at our sole discretion to be inaccurate, false, or misleading, or at our sole discretion.



All information provided to the Directory will be retained indefinitely. If you delete your listing from the Directory, that information will no longer be displayed publicly, but may be retained indefinitely.