How Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) Respects Your Privacy
Updated January 1, 2024

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) values your support and the trust you place in us. We have
created this Privacy Statement to address any concerns you may have about the way we use your
personal information.

If you have questions about this Privacy Statement or our use of your personal information, please
contact us by email at or write us at:

Blinded Veterans Association
ATTN: National Database Administrator
1600 Duke Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314

This Privacy Statement May Change

This Privacy Statement describes BVA’s current policies and practices with regard to the personal
information we collect from our donors, volunteers, supporters and visitors to this web site. As our
organization grows or laws change, we may need to update or revise this Privacy Statement.
Accordingly, we reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement at any time, without prior
notice, by posting the revised version of this Privacy Statement on this web site. If we modify our Privacy
Statement, the modifications will apply only to the personal information we collect after we have posted
the revised Privacy Statement on this web site.

For your convenience, whenever this Privacy Statement is changed, we will alert you by posting a notice
on our home page for 60 days. If more than 60 days goes by between your visits to this web site, be sure
you review this Privacy Statement to see if it has been revised since your last visit.

Common Questions about Personal Information

What is Personal Information?
“Personal information” is information about an identified or identifiable individual. Your personal
information may include your name, address, e-mail address and/or phone number.

What Personal Information Does BVA Collect?
BVA collects the personal information you knowingly and voluntarily provide to us when you use this
web site, for example, the personal information you provide when you make a donation, register for an
event, volunteer your time, subscribe to our newsletter, or add your name to our mailing list.

How Does BVA Use Your Personal Information?
BVA uses your personal information for the purposes for which it was provided. For example, if you
subscribe to a newsletter, we use your contact information to mail or email the newsletter(s) to you. If
you volunteer to help us, we use information about your interests and skills to help you find the right
volunteer opportunity. We also use your personal information to compile statistics about our donors,
volunteers and other supporters. These statistics do not identify you personally.

We add the names and contact information we receive to our general mailing list. For example, if you
provide us with your name and address, you may receive periodic mailings from us with news and
information about BVA programs and events or containing requests for your support. If you do not wish
to receive these mailings from us, please contact us by email at or write us at:

Blinded Veterans Association
ATTN: National Database Administrator
1600 Duke Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314

Does BVA Share Personal Information With Others?
BVA shares the personal information it collects with third party vendors who act for or on behalf of BVA.
For example, when you make an online donation to BVA, a third party processes your donation on our
behalf. These third party vendors may need information about you in order to perform their functions.
These companies are not authorized to use your personal information for any other purpose.

There may be some other, limited circumstances in which we may share or transfer information in our
databases to an unrelated third party, for example, to comply with a legal requirement or court order;
to investigate a possible crime, such as credit card fraud; to protect the security of our web site and the
integrity of our databases; if we reorganize or merge with another organization, or in some similar

BVA does not rent, sell or share its mailing lists with other organizations.

Access to Your Personal Information
If your personal information changes or if you would like to review the personal information we may
have on file, please contact us by email at or write us at Blinded Veterans Association,
ATTN: National Database Administrator at 1600 Duke Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314. We will correct or delete
the personal information we have on file at your request. Please give us your full name and contact
information so that we can locate information about you in our files. It is also helpful if you let us know
what led you to submit personal information to us so that we can efficiently locate your personal
information in our files.

Technical Information Collected through is physically hosted by a third party provider and collects an IP address from all visitors
to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the
Internet. BVA uses IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze
trends and deliver customized content. IP addresses are not linked to any of the user’s personal

Use of “Cookies” may use cookies to enhance a user’s experience. Cookies are pieces of information that
some web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that web site. Use of cookies makes web-
surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords (not recommended), your
personal preferences regarding your use of the particular web site, and to make sure you don’t see the
same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you
can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse
cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

When you supply credit card information through our web site, the transmission is protected by
requirements as established by the Payment Card Industry (PCI). You must understand, however, that
the Internet is inherently insecure and no web site operator can guarantee that a web site is completely
secure. BVA does not warrant that this web site is secure or “hackerproof” you use this web site solely
at your own risk.

Links to Other Web Sites
This Privacy Statement applies only to this web site owned and operated by BVA. Our web site may
contain links to web sites that are not operated by BVA. These links are provided as a service and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party web sites nor any association with their
operators. BVA does not control these web sites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge
you to review the Privacy Statement posted on any web site you visit before using the web site or
providing any personal information about yourself.

Opt Out
BVA’s site gives you the option of not receiving additional information from us. If you do not want to
receive additional information, please contact us by email at or write us at:

Blinded Veterans Association
ATTN: National Database Administrator
1600 Duke Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314

This site has links to other Web sites whose privacy policies may differ from ours. BVA is not responsible
for the content or privacy practices of other web sites.

Questions and Concerns
Your privacy is very important to us. We rely on the generosity and trust of our supporters and want to
make sure that your experience with BVA is as positive as possible. We do want to keep you updated on
the programs and services that BVA offers, however not at the expense of any personal information
concerns. If you have any concerns about the way BVA processes your personal information, please
contact us by email at or write us at:

Blinded Veterans Association
ATTN: National Database Administrator
1600 Duke Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314