Privacy Policy

Blind Beginnings Society (“Blind Beginnings“) operates blindbeginnings.ca and may operate other websites. It is Blind Beginnings’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Blind Beginnings collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Blind Beginnings’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Blind Beginnings’ visitors use its website.

Blind Beginnings also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. Blind Beginnings only discloses logged in user  IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Blind Beginnings’ websites choose to interact with Blind Beginnings in ways that require Blind Beginnings to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Blind Beginnings gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask some visitors who sign up at blindbeginnings.ca to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Blind Beginnings are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Blind Beginnings collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Blind Beginnings. Blind Beginnings does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities. No credit card data used in donations or purchase transactions is stored by this website.

Aggregated Statistics

Blind Beginnings may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Blind Beginnings does not display this information publicly or provide it to others. Blind Beginnings does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Blind Beginnings discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Blind Beginnings’ behalf or to provide services available at Blind Beginnings’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Blind Beginnings’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Blind Beginnings will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone—ever. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Blind Beginnings discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Blind Beginnings believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Blind Beginnings, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Blind Beginnings website and have supplied your email address, Blind Beginnings may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Blind Beginnings and our services. Blind Beginnings takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Blind Beginnings uses cookies to help Blind Beginnings identify and track visitors, their usage of Blind Beginnings website, and their website access preferences. Blind Beginnings visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Blind Beginnings’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of Blind Beginnings’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Blind Beginnings may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Blind Beginnings’ sole discretion. Blind Beginnings encourages visitors to check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a blindbeginnings.ca account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.