Privacy Policy

BCC student Litzy reading Braille with O&M Specialist Bianca Ciebrant.
The Blind Children’s Center (hereafter the Center) is committed to ensuring the privacy of its friends and supporters. This privacy policy outlines the information we collect and how it is used. By visiting our website, www.blindchildrenscenter.org, you are accepting the practices contained in this privacy policy.

The Center gathers personal information, such as first and last names, company names, home and business addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and credit card or debit card numbers, only when voluntarily submitted by you. Reasons you might submit your information to us include registering to join our email list, donating to us, ordering merchandise like our publications or videos, or submitting a form on our website. If you make an online donation, including a sponsorship or reservation for one of our special events, personal information will be collected from you in order to process that donation.

With your permission, we will use personal information collected from you to send you information, either by mail or electronic mail, such as our Light the Way newsletter, information regarding our golf tournaments and other special events, fund-raising campaigns and calls for volunteers. If you do not choose to receive such materials, we will not send them to you.

Your personal information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies. Donor information is stored within a donor management database within the Center, and access to this database is restricted to staff with legitimate business to access or modify the information. Personally identifiable information is stored on our server and is not publicly accessible, and again, access and use is restricted to staff with legitimate business to access or modify the information. Additionally, sensitive data such as credit card numbers are encrypted using SSL and other industry standard measures, to provide security for online donations and transactions.

Websites and companies may be engaged by the Center to perform a variety of functions, such as processing donations, merchandise orders, or registering athletes for fundraisers, etc. However, these companies may use such personal information only for the purpose of performing that function and may not use it for any other purpose. In addition, we do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the function.

The Blind Children’s Center does not share or sell our donors’ personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

The Center reserves the right to use or disclose any information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, to protect the integrity of the site, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a public safety matter.

You are in control of the personal information you have submitted to us. If you have registered to receive email communications from us and later change your mind, you may unsubscribe at the bottom of the email. You may also contact us to verify or correct the personal information we have collected or to have your information removed from our distribution lists. You have the following options to do this:

You can send an email to: info@blindchildrenscenter.org

You can send mail to the following address:
Blind Children’s Center, 4120 Marathon Street, Los Angeles, CA 90029

The Center’s website may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked websites, as their privacy policy may be different from ours. The Center is not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies.

Cookies

“Cookies” are pieces of information that an Internet site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow a certain Internet site to remember important information that will make your use of the site more convenient. Like most Internet sites, the Center uses cookies for a variety of purposes in order to improve your online experience. Cookies created on your computer by using our website do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security.

Use the options in your Internet browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of our website.

We use Google services, such as Google Analytics, and may use other third party vendors that place first-party and/or third-party cookies on a browser across our websites. To learn more about Google’s privacy policies and how to opt out, visit http://www.google.com/policies

Changes to this Privacy Statement

From time to time, it may be necessary for us to change our privacy policy. Any changes will be reflected on this website. The Center reserves the right to modify its website and/or this privacy policy at any time, and users are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any such modifications. If you have comments or questions regarding privacy, please contact us via email to: info@blindchildrenscenter.org or call us at 323.664.2153.

Social Media Disclaimer

The Blind Children’s Center is committed to offering social media sites that provide support and resources to families and professionals. The information posted by administrators, participants or any third party (such as commenters) should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace consultation with a qualified physician or other qualified health care provider. The Blind Children’s Center cannot and does not provide any diagnosis, assessment, treatment, or recommendation for health care providers via its social media communications. If you have questions about your health or the health of another person, please contact your health care provider. All links to other websites linked from the Blind Children’s Center’s social media sites are provided as a service to readers. Such linkage does not constitute endorsement of those sites by the Blind Children’s Center, and as such we are not responsible for the content of external websites. The Blind Children’s Center reserves the ultimate right to edit or delete any comments or content deemed inappropriate, including but not limited to:

  • Abusive or offensive comments
  • Off-topic and redundant comments (this includes promotion of events, groups, pages, websites, organizations and programs not related to or affiliated with the Blind Children’s Center)
  • Comments that contain personal attacks or defamatory comments about the post author or other commenters
  • Comments that violate the privacy of the children and families served by the Blind Children’s Center
  • Posts that request medical advice. Please consult your health care provider.

By submitting content to any Blind Children’s Center social media page (wall posts, comments, retweets, etc.), you understand that this information is publicly available, and that the Blind Children’s Center may use this information in staff, family and external publications and other communications. If you do not wish to have your information published, please do not post the information.