Blinded Veterans Association Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement applies to websites operated by the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), and all donor or member data collected.

BVA sincerely respects the privacy of all visitors to our websites. You are not required to register or provide any personal information when you visit our websites.

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 websites hosting service automatically recognizes the IP address of all visitors, but not the email address. If you choose to visit a separate website, 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, service, or register on our websites as a user, we may need to know specific information about you in order to process your requests and reply to your needs promptly.

BVA website 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.

BVA uses Network for Good, a donor-advised fund and 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. Once your payment is complete, you will be emailed a receipt for the transaction. Please CLICK HERE for their privacy policy.

BVA websites link to other websites. BVA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. We will not pass your information along to the linked websites; however, we cannot protect your information if you provide information to that website.

BVA provides all email recipients with a clear, easy and effective method to unsubscribe to all online communications. BVA 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.

BVA websites provide 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 bva@bva.org.
• 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
1101 King Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314

Blinded Veterans Association Confidentiality Policy

This Confidentiality Statement applies to all donor or member data collected by the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA).

The confidential and/or proprietary nature of information received by a BVA board member, committee member, regional group, employee or independent contractor must be considered, and the procedures set forth adhered to, before communicating it to others.

Confidential and Proprietary Information Defined

During the course of business operations, confidential and/or proprietary information may become available to board members, committee members, regional groups, employees and independent contractors. Some examples of such information are:

• Financial, medical, or personal information pertaining to BVA’s employees.
• Financial and personal information, data reports and statistics pertaining to BVA’s members, veterans, vendors, or service providers.
• Information, ideas, or data developed or obtained by BVA.
• Information not generally made available to the public.
• Information that is required by law, regulation, agreement, or policy to be kept confidential.
• Information or data when BVA is bound by confidentiality obligations to a third party.
• Information about donors.

Board members, committee members, regional groups, employees and independent contractors may not disclose confidential and/or proprietary information to each other (unless it is about themselves) or to persons not affiliated with BVA without BVA’s written consent. Such information may be disclosed to persons affiliated with BVA only on a need-to-know basis. The Executive Director or National President will authorize consent. Board members, committee members and regional groups should address any concerns or questions regarding this matter or whether a specific disclosure is appropriate to the National President or his/her designee and employees and independent contractors to the Executive Director.

The Executive Director and the Board of Directors reserve the right to amend this policy. Any changes will be communicated to the committee members, regional groups and employees.