2. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site;
3. Who collects such information;
4. How such information is used;
5. With whom your information may be shared;
6. What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
7. What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control;
8. and, How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We only collect personally identifiable information you voluntarily provide in order to obtain our customized information and services. Personally identifiable information includes, but is not limited to, first and last name, physical address, e-mail address, phone number, social security number, birth date, credit card information and any other information that itself identifies or when tied to the above information, may identify you as a specific individual. All of the information you provide us is treated as confidential by us. This information is used specifically by The Foundation Fighting Blindness to provide information and/or services to our constituents.
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you make a donation online and want to send a tribute card to the honoree, you will need to submit the recipient's address. In this circumstance, the first and last name, physical address, e-mail address, phone number, social security number, birth date, credit card information and any other information that may be necessary to process your request.
Your confidential information is stored by The Foundation Fighting Blindness and is maintained in a highly secure environment, not available to the general public, which includes, but is not limited to, Internet and physical security, as well as strict managerial policies and procedures.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of The Foundation Fighting Blindness. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. The Foundation Fighting Blindness will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. The Foundation Fighting Blindness stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which The Foundation Fighting Blindness has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046