Access to and use of this site is provided by the College of Optometrists (“COPTOM”) subject to the following terms:

By using this site you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of the site. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms, please do not access and/or use the site.

COPTOM may change these terms at any time by posting changes on-line. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by the COPTOM. Your continued use of the site after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

Use of the Site

You may not copy, reproduce, republish,  post, transmit or otherwise use the Site Content in any way. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any Site Content. Any other use of Site Content requires the prior written permission of COPTOM.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of this site. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within this site.


COPTOM endeavours to ensure that the Site Content is correct. However, Site Content is for general guidance only and is provided without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

COPTOM will not be liable for any damages, including indirect or consequential damages, or any damages arising from use or loss of use, data or profits, whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising from or in connection with the use of this site and the Site Content.

COPTOM does not warrant that functions contained in the contents of this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

Intellectual Property

The names, images and logos identifying COPTOM, Optometry in Practice (OiP), Acuity or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of COPTOM, OiP, Acuity and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of the COPTOM, OiP, Acuity or any other third party.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other related Internet sites. You might find these links useful, though as they are outside of our control, we cannot take responsibility for their content.


If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.


In this agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:

“Site Content” means the content of this site, including data, information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to COPTOM, OiP, Acuity and its products and services (or to third party products and services).