BlindAid Privacy Policy

General
This statement only applies to the BlindAid web site at www.blindaid.org.uk.

This policy is written in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you have any questions about it, please contact us at the following address:

BlindAid
Lantern House
102 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3UB

Tel: 020 7403 6184
E mail: info@blindaid.org.uk

By continuing to use this website you signify your agreement to the terms of this privacy policy.

The many purposes of this web site include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Provide information to the general public about BlindAid’s mission;
• Provide information to those who might have need of our services;
• Assist those who wish to apply for BlindAid services for themselves or on behalf of others
• Solicit volunteers to support BlindAid
• Solicit donations to support BlindAid

Information We Collect
Personal information is information that can be used to identify you. It may include, but not be limited to, your name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number, fax number and credit/debit card details.
We collect personal information when you ask about our activities, register with us (for example, registering with the website), make a donation to us, or otherwise give us personal information. BlindAid is responsible for collecting your personal information. Any information we collect is stored and processed in the UK. Your personal information is not shared with third parties or used in any other way (other than described in this policy or as required by law) unless you agree.

We will not sell, share, or rent this information to 3rd parties, unless we have your express permission to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100 per cent secure. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, BlindAid cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. When we collect your personal information we use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.

Security
BlindAid strives to keep your information secure and safeguard it from unauthorized access by using firewalls to protect our servers and virus/intrusion detection software. However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure, so you provide your information at your own risk.

Cookies
BlindAid uses “cookies” to give you a more personalised web service.
A cookie is a small text file we pass to your computer’s hard disk through your web browser so the website remembers who you are when you return. They are stored in the ‘cookie directory’ of your computer and help us count the number of times users return to our site. Cookies contain no personal information and cannot be used to identify you.

Opt-out of cookie storage
If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your computer you can easily change your web browser to refuse cookies, or let you know when you get a new cookie. You need to refer to your Internet browser’s instructions by clicking on the ‘Help’ menu.

Links
This site may include links to other web sites that may be of interest to you. Links are provided only as a convenience and do not imply any endorsement of another site (unless otherwise specified). Once you access another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that website.

Copyright
All content included on this site, including but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of BlindAid.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitations of Liability
This site is provided by BlindAid on an “as is” and “as available” basis. BlindAid makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, products or services included on this site. You agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk.

To the full extent permissible by applicable law, BlindAid disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Despite the use of firewalls, anti-virus software and other security measures BlindAid does not warrant that this site, its servers, or e-mail sent from BlindAid are free of viruses or other harmful components. BlindAid will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages. Certain laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.

Accessing and updating your personal information held by BlindAid:
You can ask us what information we hold about you by contacting us. Please keep your information up to date by letting us know any changes.

Changes to this policy
We may change our privacy policy from time to time, so please check back periodically.

Contact:
BlindAid
Lantern House
102 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3UB

Tel: 020 7403 6184
E mail: info@blindaid.org.uk