Blinded Veterans Association Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement applies to web sites operated by the Blinded Veterans Association, and all donor or member data collected off-line.

The Blinded Veterans Association sincerely respects the privacy of all visitors to our site. You do not have to register or provide any personal information when you visit our site. We do not share or sell your name, email address, or any other information with a third party, without your consent. BVA does not buy, sell, or exchange email lists.

BVA does not collect the domain name or email address of those who communicate with us. BVA has the capability of collecting numerical information regarding which pages visitors view, but does not have the capability of collecting any personal information about visitors. The server of our webhosting service automatically recognizes the IP address of all visitors, but not the email address. If you shop for BVA merchandise, you are interacting with a separate organization even if you began your visit at the BVA site. If you choose to visit a separate site, information you share with that organization will be subject to that organization’s privacy policy.

Your privacy is important to us. We want you to understand our information practices online and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

What information do we collect? How do we use it?

When you request information about a product or service or register on our site as a user, we may need to know specific information about you in order to process your requests and reply to your needs promptly.

Our site's forms may require you to give us contact information (like your name, e-mail and postal addresses) and demographic information (like your state of residence, gender, or age). We may use the contact information from these registration and survey forms to send you information about other programs or events. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings by contacting us.

When you order information, products or services from BVA’s site, we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and credit card information. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status. We currently use PayPal to process credit card orders from our online store. Their privacy policy is located here:

The Blinded Veterans Association uses Network for Good, a registered 501(c)3 organization, to process all online donations. After clicking on a donation button, visitors are directed to a page hosted by Network for Good. Network for Good protects your financial information with industry-leading security and fraud prevention systems. When using Network for Good, your financial information is not shared with the Blinded Veterans Association. Once your payment is complete, you will be emailed a receipt for this transaction. Please click here for their privacy policy:

This site links to other sites.The Blinded Veterans Association is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites. We will not pass your information along to the linked site; however, we cannot protect your information if you provide information to that site.

When you place orders or access your account information, we use a secure server. This secure server software, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer transactional data we collect is protected against unauthorized access with the use of digital certificates. Digital certificates for the Blinded Veterans Association are issued by VeriSign, one of the most established signers of digital certificates.

The Blinded Veterans Association may exchange or rent donor names and mailing addresses with other recognized charitable organizations, which in turn provide names and addresses to us. This practice allows us to continue to recruit new supporters to the Blinded Veterans Association at lower cost. You can request that we do not exchange your information by emailing us at;or calling toll free 1-800-669-7079. 

The Blinded Veterans Association does not send unsolicited commercial emails to individuals without their consent/permission or with whom we do not have or a pre-existing or current business relationship.
The Blinded Veterans Association provides all email recipients with a clear, easy and effective method to unsubscribe to any and all online communications. The Blinded Veterans Association does not misrepresent the source of any message, does not falsify sender’s domain name or use a non-responsive IP address, and will not use false or misleading “Subject” lines.

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from the Blinded Veterans Association and third parties, if any, at the point where we request information about the visitor.

How to Correct or Update Your Information:

Users may change or modify information they previously provided to BVA using the following methods:
  • Send an email with the requested corrections to
  • Call toll-free at 1-800-669-7079 and state what information you need to change
  • Mail a letter with your requested corrections to the following postal address:

Blinded Veterans Association

Attn: Mailing List

225 N West Street, 3rd floor

Alexandria, Virginia 22314

For any additional information on BVA and its policies, please email us or call on one of the telephone numbers lists above.

We welcome your questions and comments about privacy. Please direct any questions by email to or call toll free 1-800-669-7079.