Terms & Conditions
This site (the "Web Site") is owned and operated by Optical Engineering Company Inc (referred to as "OEC"). OEC has the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Web Site, including, without limitation, the content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use of the Web Site.
If you have any concern about privacy at the opticaleng.com Web Site, please send us a thorough description at OEC (address as indicated in the contact section of this website), and we will try to resolve it. This Privacy Notice may change, and use of information that we gather now is subject to the Privacy Notice in effect at the time of use. We may email periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web Site frequently to see recent changes.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online. Among the safeguards is Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
Your personal or business information is used strictly to fulfill orders you have placed with OEC, and to confirm and authorize payment to OEC with the credit card information you have willingly provided.
Your personal information is never passed on to any other parties for the use of marketing by any other such parties. However, by virtue of completing an order, you will receive a confirmation of such order via the email address you have provided.
Additionally, you can opt-in to receive additional news and marketing information from OEC in the future, by selecting the opt-in check box provided on the order form.
Cookies are data stored on the end-user's hard drive with information that relates directly to the end-user's visit to our web site. Any information placed in the cookie is accessible only to Optical Engineering Company, and will not be sold or shared with anyone else under any circumstances. We use a cookie to store a unique session identifier, which allows us to maintain shopping cart and web site selections from one page request to the next, and maintain session information from one visit to the next. By setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in more than once, thereby saving time while visiting our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still browse our site. However, the user experience will be greatly curtailed. In addition, the user will be unable to log in or make a purchase. Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance users' experience and display products that relate directly to individual user preferences.
OEC tracks the IP address of the source and destination for all connections.
You shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the site and all charges related thereto.
Restrictions on Use
You shall use the site for lawful purposes only. You shall not post or transmit through the site any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. Without OEC's express prior approval, you shall not post or transmit through the site any material which contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. You shall not use the site to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation. Any conduct by you that in OEC's discretion restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the site will not be permitted. You may not: (i) modify any of the materials found in any area of the Web Site; (ii) use any of the materials found in any area of the Web Site for any public display, performance, sale or rental; (iii) remove, modify or alter any copyright or other proprietary notice, or trademarks from any of the materials found in any area of the Web Site; or (iv) otherwise transfer any material located in any area of the Web Site to any other person or entity.
The design of the Web Site and the content contain copyrighted material, trademarks, registered trademarks and other proprietary information, including, without limitation, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the contents of the site are copyrighted under the United States copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, re-transmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express written permission of OEC and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. The foregoing provisions are for the benefit of OEC, its subsidiaries, affiliates and its third party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.
OEC's logo and other product logo's and all page headers, custom graphics, button icons service marks and trademarks on the Web Site are owned by OEC. All rights reserved.
The materials on the Web Site are provided "as is" without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of intellectual property or fitness for a particular purpose. OEC offers no assurance of uninterrupted or error free use of the Web Site. OEC does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or any other items contained on the Web Site. OEC may change any of the information found at the Web Site at any time without notice. OEC makes no commitment to update the information found at the Web Site.
Limit on Liability
In no event will OEC, or any person or entity involved in creating, producing or distributing the site or the content included therein, be liable in contract, in tort (including for its own negligence) or under any other legal theory (including strict liability) for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, consequential or similar damages, including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, loss of use or similar economic loss, arising out of the use of or inability to use the site. You hereby acknowledge that the provisions of this section shall apply to all use of and content on the site. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall OEC's total liability to you for all damages, losses and causes of action whether in contract, tort (including its own negligence) or under any other legal theory (including strict liability) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless OEC and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, costs, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of your use of the site.
Third Party Content
OEC may distribute (and not publish) content supplied by third parties and users of the site. Accordingly, OEC has no more editorial control over such content than does a public library, bookstore, or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers and users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of OEC. In some instances, the content available through the site represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider or user. OEC neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the site by anyone other than authorized OEC employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities.
OEC assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the site.
Software and other materials from this site may be subject to United States Export Control. OEC does not authorize the downloading or exportation of any software or technical data from this site to any jurisdiction prohibited by the United States Export Laws.
OEC has the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to use of the site, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, including, without limitation, adding fees and charges for use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by any means including, without limitation, posting on the site, or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means. Any use of the site by you after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of such changes, modifications, additions or deletions.
Links to the Web Site
You may not establish a hypertext "link" to the Web Site and/or distribute, modify or re-use the text or graphics of the Web Site unless you obtain prior express written permission from OEC allowing you to do so.
Links to Third Party Sites
This site contains links to sites that are controlled by third parties. Those linked sites are not under the control of OEC, and OEC is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. OEC is providing those links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by OEC of any linked site or constitute any warranty by OEC of any linked site or any items contained on such site.
Optical Engineering strives to ship all in stock orders received before 2:00 pm the same day. All shipments are FOB Marietta unless otherwise specified. Shipping will be via UPS unless otherwise arranged with OEC. Overnight and expedited shipping is available at additional cost. OEC is not responsible for damages occurring in transit and all claims must be made with the carrier. Please also see our Return Policy.
We offer a 100% Guarantee that the product is free from manufacturing defect. We pride ourselves on shipping high quality merchandise, but errors do happen. We will replace or refund payment for any obvious manufacturing defect.
It is the customer’s responsibility to inspect the merchandise within seven days. OEC cannot authorize any return of merchandise that has been in the customer’s possession for seven days or more.
You must call for a return authorization number before returning merchandise. There may be up to a 15% restocking fee on items returned due to customer error.
OEC is not responsible for damages occurring in transit and all claims must be made with the carrier.
Please also see our Shipping Policy.