UPDATED: APRIL 11, 2022
- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the site;
- Who collects such information;
- How such information is used;
- With whom your information may be shared;
- What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
- What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and,
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE THAT INFORMATION
The Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (OPC) collects non-personally identifiable information via your IP address, most-recently visited URL, or your computer settings. Our registration forms ask users to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, phone number, format preference (HTML vs. text), address, interests, and similar information. We may also ask for certain non-personally identifiable demographic information such as your age, household income, interests, etc., but we do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors such as credit card or social security numbers.
The Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (OPC) respects your privacy and has instituted policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner. We may use this information to deliver to you information about our organization, as well as for trend analysis, pattern detection, site administration, or simply to contact you when necessary. Non-personal demographic and profile data is used to customize your experience at our website, showing you content we think you might be interested in. By visiting this website you agree that no information you submit to the site shall contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are solely responsible for the content of any information you provide to The Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (OPC).
We may share donor information such as name, email address, and postal address with third parties in the business of facilitating communications, to enable them to send you communications from organizations whose work we believe may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive these and prefer that we do not share your information with these third parties for that purpose, you may opt-out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +33 (0) 1 44 12 41 90 .
INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS
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.
USE OF “COOKIES”
All information provided to The Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (OPC) 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 Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (OPC). You will notice that the domain name (located in your website address bar) begins with “https” on these secure pages. Information on these pages is encrypted for your security. 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.
You will receive e-mail messages from The Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (OPC) if you sign up on our website or through ads online or if you make a donation online and leave the “Keep me informed with email updates” box checked. You will be given the option to unsubscribe at any time from our email list(s) at the bottom of each email you receive.
Our site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which The Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (OPC) has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy policies on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
We use Google Ads Grant, Google Remarketing, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and Meta for Business to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, may show our ads on sites across the Internet. We use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our website.
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DISCLOSING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
We will only disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when (i) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site (i.e. to process credit card information); and (ii) we are required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (OPC) or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (OPC), the site or the visitors to the site, and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of visitors to the site or the public.
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