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The National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO®) takes the privacy and security of our candidates' information seriously. We provide this website Privacy Policy ("Policy") because you have a right to know what information we collect, how it is protected, and how it is used. This Policy applies only to the website (the "Website"). By using the Website and providing personal information to us, you agree that we may use such information in accordance with the Policy.

Personal Information We Collect and How it is Gathered
When candidates create an account for purposes of registering for the National Board Examinations, NBEO® gathers certain personal information, including your full name, mailing address, email address, last four digits of your Social Security number, and your graduation year, and uses this information to respond to you and to fulfill your requests to NBEO®. During the registration process, you are also assigned a unique OE Tracker Number and are required to set up a password for accessing the Website. For purposes of verifying and processing payment for the National Board Examinations, NBEO® also collects your credit card number, CVV, and expiration date. Although full credit card number is collected, only the last four digits of the credit card number and the expiration date are stored and maintained by NBEO®.

Personal Information We share and With Whom We Share It
During the registration process and through the use of this Website, you may request that NBEO® share certain information with certain organizations, including the State Boards. The information we share with these organizations includes full name, mailing address, birth year, graduation year, OE Tracker Number, last four digits of Social Security number, and scores.

NBEO® may also share certain personal information with our affiliated organizations, including the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry, Inc. (ARBO) for purposes of creating a data bank of licensed optometrists. The data shared with ARBO includes full name, mailing address, email address, date of birth, School Code for the optometric school attended, graduation year, and OE Tracker Number.

At the specific request of the Candidate, NBEO® is authorized to make the Candidates' name, school, and email address available to other Candidates who will be taking Part III NCCTO® CSE® on that same day.

Personal Information We Do Not Share
The NBEO® does not share full credit card number with any affiliate or other third party.

How your Personal Information is Protected
NBEO® has a variety of encryption and security technologies and procedures in place to protect information provided by Candidates. We reveal only the last 4 digits of your credit card number when confirming orders, and maintain procedural safeguards that restrict your personal information to employees (or individuals working on our behalf and under confidentiality agreements) who need to know your personal information in order to provide products and/or services that you request.

We use 256-bit encryption technology and Secure Socket Layers ("SSL") and Transport Layer Security ("TLS") 1.2 for the transmission of all personal and account information that occurs through this Website.

The Website is certified by VeriSign, which verifies that the Website is authentic and that we use SSL security. To view our VeriSign certificate, click on the image of the closed lock or the solid key at the bottom of your browser window or next to the URL bar at the top of the browser window.

Despite these safeguards, we cannot and do not warrant or guarantee the security of the information collected through this Website.

Cookies are small files placed on a user's computer for identification and tracking purposes. Our Website may collect cookies. You may set your browser to refuse all cookies, prompt you before accepting cookies, or disable existing cookies.

Linked Websites
This Website also includes links to external websites hosted by third-parties that are not owned or operated by NBEO®. Please note that this Policy only applies to this Website and not any external websites. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of each website you visit, as information provided on external websites will be governed by the privacy policy of the website you are visiting.

Updates to this Statement
The NBEO® can, at any time, modify this privacy statement to reflect changes in our business or as required by changing laws, without prior notice. Any such updates or modifications to this Policy will be posted here for your review.

Last Modified: 02/07/2018

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