Privacy Policy

Society for the Blind (SFTB) wants to provide you with a positive online experience, enabling you to take advantage of our extensive information resources and exchange valuable information with other organizations and individuals. Our information gathering and dissemination practices and procedures are outlined below.

Information Collection and Use
The choice of personally identifiable information you disclose to us is completely at your discretion. It is not mandatory for you to answer any question, but you will have to provide certain information in order to access some areas of our site or to complete transactions initiated by you.

When making an online contribution to SFTB, you must provide us with personally identifiable details along with required credit card information. This information is used for billing purposes, for acknowledgment, and to contact you in the event of any problems with the transaction.

We employ other companies to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, providing customer service, and processing credit card payments. These service providers do not share or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purpose; they are not permitted to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these contracted services.

All financial data are securely managed and safeguarded in accordance with applicable laws and standard practices. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input, during transmission of financial data. We reveal only the last four digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order or storing your information. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer.

If a user wishes to subscribe to SFTB electronic mail communications, we ask for contact information such as name and e-mail address.

From time to time requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, e-mail address, and mailing address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level, occupation). Survey information may be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site or for research and policy development in the blindness field.

When you visit, our web server automatically recognizes and collects only your IP address or domain name. We collect aggregate information on pages you and other visitors access in order to analyze trends, administer the site, track movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

A cookie is a small text file placed on a user’s computer hard drive when a user visits a website. If users reject SFTB’s cookie, they may still use our site but may not experience full website functionality.

Links to Other Sites
Many links are provided which may lead to websites maintained by third parties over which we have no control. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

While SFTB encourages and promotes the implementation of websites that are fully accessible to individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or who have other disabilities and we provide many links to other sites of possible interest to our website visitors, we are not responsible for the content or accessibility of any other sites and links to other sites are not intended to imply endorsement of them by SFTB.