The International Intra-Ocular Implant Club IIIC

Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

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If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use as well as our privacy. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.
The terms 'IIIC' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website, the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club (IIIC). The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.

Data privacy policy

We are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. This privacy policy explains how we collect, use and protect any personal information that might be transferred to us when you use this website.

Should you provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy or your rights, please contact

International Intra-Ocular Implant Club
Michael C. Knorz, MD
- Executive Director -
International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC)
London, UK

Executive Director´s mail address
Prof. Dr. Michael C. Knorz
FreeVis LASIK Zentrum
Theodor Kutzer Ufer 1-3
68167 Mannheim
Tel. +49 621 383 3410
Fax +49 621 383 1984

How we use personal data when you visit our Website

In principle, we collect, transmit and use personal data only to the extent necessary for providing a functional website. When you visit our website, some data is automatically collected, transmitted to our web server and temporarily stored in the log files of our server. These data include, among others:
• date and time of your visit,
• address of the referring website,
• file(s) you requested,
• which operating system and Web browser (type and version) you used,
• Internet service provider used,
• your (anonymized) IP address.

The temporary processing of this data is necessary to correctly deliver the content of our website to your computer, tablet or smartphone. The storage of the data in log files is done to ensure the functionality of our website and security of our server. If necessary, data is also evaluated for statistical and optimization purposes. There is no processing of this data together with other personal information, therefore it is not possible to assign this data to a specific person.

How we use your personal data when you contact us by e-mail

You can - on a voluntary basis - contact us by e-mail. Your information will be solely used to process the conversation and will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to fulfill your request. There is no transfer of your data to third parties. Please note that data transmission via e-mail takes place unencrypted and thus can show security gaps. A complete protection of your personal data from access by third parties is not possible when sent via email.

How we use your personal data when you are an IIIC member with a personal account

As an invited member IIIC you will be provided with your personal IIIC account to access member-only sections of our Website, such as Events announcements, the Photo Gallery or IIIC Newsletter. In order to create and maintain your account, we are storing your email, academic title, name, address and company/practice information. You can manage your personal information on your member profile page.
In addition, you can upload a photo and Curriculum vita. We will display this information in our member directory (only accessible by IIIC members). If you would like to opt-out of being included in the IIIC member directory, please contact Michael C. Knorz, Executive Director of IIIC, at
If you purchase tickets for IIIC events on our Website, you will be able to download your tickets and receipts. Please note that IIIC has not, at any point of any transaction, access to your financial information.

How we use your personal data when you are a guest of IIIC with a personal account

As a recognized guest of IIIC you may request your personal IIIC account to access certain sections of our Website, such as Events announcements, the Photo Gallery or IIIC Newsletter. In order to create and maintain your account, we are storing your email, academic title, name, address and company/practice information. If you purchase tickets for IIIC events, you will be able to download tickets and receipts in your personal account. Please note that IIIC has not, at any point of any transaction, access to your financial information.

How we use your personal data to send you IIIC News

IIIC uses email as the preferred way of communication. We will use the email address you provided when signing up / becoming a member or recognised guest to inform you about upcoming events, remind you of deadlines or to send you other note-worthy information related to IIIC. If you wish not to receive these emails, click on the unscubscribe link included in every emailing or contact Michael C. Knorz, Executive Director of IIIC, at
For reliable distribution of those emails, we use SendGrid, a product of SendGrid, Inc., 1801 California Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80202, U.S.A. This service allows us to collect statistics, for instance on the success of newsletter delivery, and to conduct targeted evaluations.
SendGrid's Privacy Policy:

Sharing of personal data with third parties

We will not share, sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless it is necessary for the purpose of contract execution. You can revoke your respective consent at any time with effect for the future.

You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your site password or account. It is your sole responsibility to:
1. Control the dissemination and use of activation codes and passwords
2. Authorize, monitor and control access to and use of your site account and password
3. Promptly inform us of any need to deactivate a password at

Use of cookies

Cookies are small files that are stored on your hard drive for the duration of your visit (so-called session cookies). Cookies allow that our Website responds to you as an individual and help analyze how you use our Website. They help us to provide you with a better Website experience by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. In addition, we use cookies to identify IIIC members and IIIC guest with a personal account to ensure that they can access their user accounts.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers accept cookies automatically. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard disk by selecting "Do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. Please note that if you do not accept cookies you may not be able to use all the features of our website to the full extent.

Use of Vimeo to embed videos

We use Vimeo to include videos on our Website. Vimeo is a service of Vimeo LCC, 555 West 18th Street, NY, New York 10011, USA. If you have a Vimeo account and are logged in while you visit our website, Vimeo recognizes which specific page you visit, which video you play or comment on and assigns this information to your personal Vimeo account. If you do not want your activities to be logged to your Vimeo account, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting our website.

Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)

We use Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open-source web analysis tool from InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand ( analyse Website traffic. Matomo uses cookies (see above), text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of how you access, use and navigate our Website. The information generated by the cookie is stored on the server of the provider in Germany and used by us for marketing and optimization purposes. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to its storage.

Your rights

You have the right to request a copy of all the personal information we hold about you in a structured, common and machine-readable format.
You have the right to request that we remove and delete all of your personal data that we have received.
If you would like to exercise any of the rights mentioned above, please contact Michael C. Knorz (Executive Director) at .

Links to other websites

Our Website contains links to other Websites of other providers (such as Etsy) to which our privacy policy does not extend. Please note that these Websites have their own privacy policies and that we accept no responsibility or liability for these policies. Please review those privacy policies before sharing personally identifiable information with these Websites.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and to prevent unauthorized access, modification or distribution of your data. However, despite all care full protection against all dangers is not always possible.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use

The information offered in these Webpages is for general information purposes only and subject to change without notice.

While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information and services offered on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk.

Every effort is made to keep our website up and running smoothly. However, we will not be liable for the Website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Our website may contain links to other websites which are not under our control. While we provide the links for your convenience to provide further information, we have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them, nor do we have responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy or terms of use if the legal situation or the our method of data collection changes.

Last updated: 21 May 2018