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Privacy Policy

The mission of Prevent Blindness is to prevent blindness and preserve sight. Our website is an important tool in the pursuit of this mission. We have adopted the following privacy policy to make it safe and easy for you to use our website.

We collect two kinds of information, website usage statistics, which are anonymous, and individual information.

Website usage statistics

Our web server automatically collects anonymous information about visitors to our site, such as the number of visitors, the pages they access, and the documents they download. This information is used in aggregate form in order to manage our website and improve its content.

Individual information

We collect individual information about you when you choose to share information about yourself, for example, when you make a donation, request information or purchase materials. This information may include your postal or e-mail address and your telephone number.

Individual information is used to provide you with information or to deliver the service you have requested. If you provide your postal address, telephone number or email address to Prevent Blindness online, you may receive any of the following periodic contacts from us:

  • Mailings with information about additional Prevent Blindness programs, services and events.
  • Mailings that invite you to contribute to Prevent Blindness and its mission.
  • Prevent Blindness News, our periodic newsletter.
  • Telephone contact with information about orders you have placed online, as well as additional vision-related information.
  • E-mail contact to respond to your questions, comments or suggestions.
  • An E-mail newsletter. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time.

If you would like to change the way we contact you, please call us at 1-800-331-2020, or send an email to [email protected].

Sharing Information

Prevent Blindness will not share or sell your personal information obtained via the website with other organizations or businesses. Prevent Blindness may share personal information (postal address) of constituents we contact solely through the U.S. Postal Service. All mailed communication to constituents include a method for opting out of any sharing of their data. We will share personal information obtained online only when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our rights, or protect the safety of our users or others. Constituents can have their names removed from any postal mailing list Prevent Blindness shares or sells by calling us at 1-800-331-2020 or sending an email to [email protected].

Email Communications

We may occasionally send out an email newsletter and direct email communications to highlight news, information and opportunities available from Prevent Blindness. You may elect not to have us contact by calling us at 1-800-331-2020, or sending an email to [email protected].


Prevent Blindness does not store any credit card information or constituent personal data on its websites/online. We employ service provider DonorDrive (Global Cloud) for our online user email and customer databases.

DonorDrive does not store any credit card information. They are responsible solely for transmitting cardholder data to the payment gateway for processing customer payments and online donations. Any billing information that DonorDrive accepts in this process is encrypted and passed through to the payment gateway using TLS 1.0+ technology (all gateway transactions are TLS 1.2). DonorDrive is fully PCI compliant. 

All Prevent Blindness constituent and donor information processed in DonorDrive undergoes 1.0+ encryption.  Our online user database stored by DonorDrive features their enterprise-level, application level protection with managed backups, advanced monitoring and a robust intrusion prevention system. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts and those of our service providers, no transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Privacy Policy Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes here. We encourage you to review our policy from time to time.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 1-800-331-2020, or send an email to [email protected].