Privacy Policy

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Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s (CLB) Privacy Policy

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter or respond to a survey.

When donating or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, and phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience: Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our website: We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service: Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To process transactions: Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the service requested.

How do we protect your information?

  • We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
  • We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
  • After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

If you want to be removed from our e-mail mailing list, email us at info@clb.org and tell us to remove your e-mail address from our list or call us at 202-454-6400.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect or use any personal information through our website from users under 13 years of age. No information should be submitted to this website by guests under 13 years or age.

Leaving the Website

After leaving the website, whether via a link contained on the website or through the use of your web browser or some other navigational tool, this Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. We are not responsible for the privacy or security policies or practices employed by any other website. We make no guarantees, representations, or warranties as to the privacy or security policies or practices of any other website, including websites that may be reached by links from the website.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://www.clb.org.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Financial Information

To view CLB’s most recent 990 form, go to www.guidestar.org.

Refund/Cancellation

All transactions, including donations are final. There will be absolutely no refunds.

This Internet Security and Privacy Statement may be revised from time to time. Any changes made to this policy will be posted in this location.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
1825 K Street NW, Suite 1103
Washington, DC 20006

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy at any time. You are bound by any changes to this Privacy Policy upon our posting of such changes to the website. You should check this Privacy Policy often to make certain that you are aware of the most current provisions of this Privacy Policy. On and after the date an updated Privacy Policy is posted on the website, your use of the website will be governed by the subject to such updated Privacy Policy.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s Privacy Policy was last updated May 2013.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s (CLB) Terms and Conditions

Welcome to our website! Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and its associates provide their services to you subject to the following conditions. If you visit this website you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully.


Privacy

Please review our Privacy Notice, which also governs your visit to our website, to understand our practices.

Electronic Communications

When you visit Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Copyright

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind or its content suppliers and protected by international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, with copyright authorship for this collection by Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, and protected by international copyright laws.

Trademarks

The Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. All other trademarks not owned by Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind or its subsidiaries that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind or its subsidiaries.

License and Site Access

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents: any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and our associates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind so long as the link does not portray Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, its associates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind 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 STATE 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.

Applicable Law

By visiting Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, you agree that the laws of the District of Columbia, USA, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind or its associates.

Disputes

Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind or to products you purchase through Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind shall be submitted to confidential arbitration the District of Columbia, USA, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s intellectual property rights, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of the District of Columbia, USA, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

Site Policies, Modification, and Severability

Please review our other policies, posted on this site. These policies also govern your visit to Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

QUESTIONS:

Questions regarding our Conditions of Usage, Privacy Policy, or other policy related material can be directed to our support staff by emailing us at: info@clb.org.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s Privacy Policy was last updated May 2013.