EyeConnect is operated by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) as a non-commercial, medical scientific and educational resource. Being based in the United States of America, ASCRS shall comply with all US laws and regulations concerning patient privacy and copyright.
Patient Privacy laws
Users who upload materials (documents, videos, photographs etc.) shall comply with American laws regarding patient privacy, specifically, the Health Insurance Privacy and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The law requires that patient identifying information, such as the patient's name, be removed from all documents before posting to the site. Similarly, full face images of patients cannot be uploaded.
EyeConnect users agree that any and all materials uploaded by them to the site may be used for non-commercial, medical scientific and educational purposes free of charge. EyeConnect users also agree that any materials they download from the site will be used for non-commercial, medical scientific and educational purposes, and that such materials will not be transferred to third parties.