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Christian Blind Mission International Privacy Notice

We at Christian Blind Mission International USA ("CBMI") respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship we have with you. This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect on our web site, how we may use that information, and with whom we may share it. Our Privacy Notice also describes the measures we take to protect the security of the information. In addition, we describe the choices you can make about how we use the information you provide to us. We also tell you how you can reach us to update your contact information, remove your name from our mailing lists, or ask any questions you may have about our privacy practices.

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Information We Collect and How We Use It

You may choose to provide personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) on this web site. Here are the ways you may provide the information and the types of information you may submit. We also tell you how we may use the information.

E-mail Communications

When you ask us to send you e-mail such as our free e-mail newsletter, you may provide us with certain information like your e-mail address so we can fulfill your request. You may choose to provide additional information as well, such as your postal address and phone number.

Send a Post Card to a Friend

If you take advantage of our Send a Post Card to a Friend feature, we ask for your friend's and your first name and e-mail addresses. We use your friend's name and e-mail address only to send the information you requested we forward. We don't keep your friend's e-mail address or use it for any other purpose.

Donations

When you make a donation through our web site, we may ask you to submit certain personal information (such as credit card information) so we can process your donation. We use the credit card information you provide only to fulfill the transaction you requested. We maintain your contact information in our records so we can contact you to provide CBMI program information and information on additional giving opportunities.

Questionnaires and Surveys

We occasionally may ask visitors to our web site to complete online surveys and opinion polls about their activities, attitudes and interests. These surveys help us understand the needs of our visitors. We may also use the information provided in response to a survey in fundraising appeals, email campaigns and personalized web experience.

Contests and Games

Our site occasionally may contain notices of contests or games we are conducting, which you may enter electronically in some cases. We use the information you provide to conduct the contest or game (for example, to contact you if you are a winner). We also may use the information in fundraising appeals, email campaigns and personalized web experience.

Contact CBMI

You may choose to contact us through our web site. We provide online forms so you may, for example, (1) ask a question, (2) update your address or (3) request more information. We use the information you provide on these forms to fulfill your request. We use the information you provide to respond to your inquiries.

Cookies and Web Beacons

When you visit our web site, your browser automatically sends us certain Internet-related information (such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you're using). We also may use cookies and Web beacons to better understand how visitors use our site.

Cookies are small text files that web sites often store on the computer hard drives of visitors to their sites. A cookie contains a unique code, which is used to recognize your computer when a user of your computer returns to a web site that was visited previously. Web beacons are Internet tools that help us determine, for example, whether a web site page has been viewed. We use cookies and Web beacons to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to better understand how our site is used. Cookies and Web beacons may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our site before or whether you are a new visitor.

The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Remember, though, without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all of CBMI's web site features.

Information We Share

CBMI does not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose personal information about our web site visitors, except as described here. We share information provided by our web site visitors with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf for example, to process donations. These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law, (ii) in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to direct the transferee to use personal information you have provided through this web site in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice.

Links to Other Sites

Occasionally we provide links to other web sites for your convenience and information. These sites operate independently from our site and are not under our control. These sites may have their own privacy notices in place, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked web sites. We are not responsible for the content of these sites, any products or services that may be offered through these sites, or any other use of these sites.

Security

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the personal information in our possession. When you provide credit card information to make a donation, we use the industry standard for Internet security -- Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology -- to help protect the information you provide. This Internet encryption standard scrambles data as it travels from your computer to our server. Please note, however, that perfect security does not exist on the Internet. You'll know that you're in a secure area of our web site when a "lock" icon appears on your screen and the "http" portion of our URL address changes to "https." The "s" stands for "secure."

Your Choices

If you would like to update your contact information or prefer not to receive certain communications from us (such as e-mail), please call or write us using one of the options provided below or visit www.cbmus.org.

Updates to this Privacy Notice

We may change or update portions of this Privacy Notice at any time and without prior notice to you. Please check back from time to time so you are aware of any changes or updates to the Notice. We will indicate below the effective date of the Notice.

How to Contact Us

If you would like us to update your contact information or remove your name from our e-mail or postal mailing lists, or if you have any questions about our information practices, please contact us by:

  • visiting www.cbmus.org
  • calling us at (864) 239-0065
  • emailing us at info@cbmus.org
  • writing us at:
    Christian Blind Mission International
    450 E. Park Avenue
    Greenville, SC 29601

PRIVACY NOTICE EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2005

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