Terms and Conditions

 Terms and Conditions


Welcome to kcglobal.org - The Global Keratoconus Foundation on the world wide web, operated and managed by a great variety of divisions from all around the globe to empower Keratoconus Patients and Professionals Internationally.

The Global Keratoconus Foundation (GKCF) is known as the Authentic Definitive Originating Society for Keratoconus, with the faculty jointly committed to excellence in high-performance Medicine and Teaching and Healthcare delivery, and with the academe jointly supporting Research, Education, Advocacy, and Service, through our global network, and with a legacy for the perpetual support, and in the fostering and furthering of peer reviewed scholarly studies and consensus.

Please take a few minutes to review this terms and conditions in which you will find information regarding the use of our website. By using this website you are agreeing to these terms and conditions and that you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms. We may change these terms and conditions or any policy or information found on our site from time to time for updates. If you use our website, you are agreeing to accept these changes.


Use of this Information

The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment by a health care professional. Because of your individual needs, you should consult your personal doctor to determine the appropriateness of the information for your situation.



kcglobal.org is providing this website on an ‘as is’ basis and makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this website or its contents and disclaims all such representations and warranties. In addition, kcglobal.org makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the information and related graphics published in this website. The information contained in this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All liability of kcglobal.org how so ever arising from any such inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Neither kcglobal.org in any presentation or representatives will be liable for loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of this website. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

The use of this website is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for Medical advice.


Confidentiality and Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. However, due to the nature of Internet communications, it may be necessary for system support personnel to view communications and logs of activities as a part of their responsibilities. We may gather information to monitor our effectiveness in providing health care information, to answer consumer questions and to improve the site. This regular monitoring does not provide us with personal information such as names or addresses of users. Only non-confidential and non-proprietary information should be transmitted to the site by electronic mail or otherwise. All information supplied is done voluntarily, which in any feedback form will only be used for the fulfilment of the initial request solely.

Data which may be used are solely: in connection with an individual’s personal or family Keratoconus affairs; or data is kept solely for statistical, historical or research purposes and if it is published it is done anonymously and with consent, (which is deleted the instant it is no longer required) or for data processed for the publication of journalistic, literary (i.e. for informational series) or artistic (visual consistency) material; or for Law enforcement communications.


Users under 18

You should let your parent or guardian know about this site.



During the course of your visit, your computer may be issued with a cookie. A cookie is a text file which identifies your computer to our server. Cookies do not in themselves identify the individual user, just the computer used. We will not collect and store personal information using the cookie, although we may use a cookie to monitor your visit and ensure that you are presented with appropriate information. If you wish, you can prevent acceptance of cookies by your internet browser, although this will impair your use of our site.


Accuracy and Completeness

All material that is provided here or could be reached by using this as a starting point is supplied "as is" without warranty of quality or accuracy of any kind. Neither kcglobal.org, their associates, nor any author contributing to this site is responsible for any errors or omissions in any information provided or the results obtained from the use of such information. The views and opinions of the authors do not necessarily state or reflect those of kcglobal.org or of it's members.


Links to Other Sites

Links to other Web sites are provided as a service to our users and do not imply endorsement by kcglobal.org, and are not responsible for the content of these websites. Neither kcglobal.org nor it's members assume responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages, loss, including any viruses that may infect your computer equipment or software because of your access, use of or browsing in this or any other site.


Legal Compliance

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material, any proprietary information belonging to others, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. In the course of monitoring individuals improperly using this system or in the course of system administration, the activities of authorized users also may be monitored. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence of unlawful or criminal activity, we may provide the evidence from such monitoring to law enforcement officials or the administrators of systems providing the user's services.



You should assume that everything you see or read on this site is copyrighted by kcglobal.org unless otherwise noted. You may download material from the site for non-commercial, one persons personal use as long as you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials on this site. You may not use, modify, make multiple copies of, distribute or transmit the contents of the site for any public or commercial purposes without the written permission of kcglobal.org.


Equality and Diversity

We are the embodiment of equality and diversity, it's one of our greatest achievements and strengths. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated fairly regardless of their race, color, sex, religion/belief, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, social background and age. This is our equality and diversity statement and all are welcome.