Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is a nonprofit, charitable organization with a mission to provide guide dogs and training in their use to visually impaired people throughout the United States and Canada. Our dogs and services are free to those we serve, thanks to the generosity of donors and support of volunteers. We are devoted to promoting the human/animal bond. To better protect your privacy we provide this statement explaining our online information practices.
The many purposes of this web site include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide information and education to the general public and allied professionals about Guide Dogs for the Blind's mission and services;
- Provide information to those who might have need of our services;
- Assist those who wish to apply for a guide dog;
- Solicit volunteers to support GDB programs, including puppy raisers;
- Solicit contributions to support our programs and services.
Information We Collect
Guide Dogs for the Blind may collect anonymous information about users who visit our site and compile this anonymous information for statistical analysis.
Guide Dogs for the Blind collects personally identifiable information only when you voluntarily provide it to us on our site, such as when you register, sign up to receive emails, make purchases or donations, or complete applications/forms. You can choose what information you give us, but you may not be able to access certain features on our site as a result. Guide Dogs for the Blind will use your information for the purpose for which it was provided (e.g., to complete an online Gift Shop purchase, donation, volunteer or admissions application). We may also use this information to send you occasional postal or electronic mailings. If you have provided us with your information in the past and would like to be removed from our mailing list, please contact us.
Guide Dogs for the Blind will occasionally share on and offline acquired donor information with like-minded nonprofit organizations in an effort to better fulfill our mission and serve our clients. If you do not wish to have your information shared, please contact us at the 800-295-4050 X4160 or email us at [email protected].
Answering Electronic Messages
We use return email addresses to answer emails we receive. Such addresses are only shared with outside parties for GDB business and the outside partner is bound by our term of confidentially agreement. Postal addresses may be used, as required, to properly respond to your message, and to send you Guide Dogs for the Blind newsletters.
Guide Dogs for the Blind strives to keep your information secure and safeguard it from unauthorized access by using firewalls to protect our servers and virus/intrusion detection software. However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure, so you provide your information at your own risk.
All content included on this site, including but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Guide Dogs for the Blind and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
Marks indicated on our site are registered trademarks of Guide Dogs for the Blind including licensors, in the United States and other countries.
Guide Dogs for the Blind attempts to be as accurate as possible in the information provided on this site. However, we do not warrant that descriptions or other content of this site are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free.
Terms and Conditions
This site (the "Site") is owned and operated by Guide Dogs for the Blind. Please feel free to browse the Site; however, your access and use of the Site is subject to the following terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with any of these Terms and Conditions, do not use the Site. Guide Dogs for the Blind reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms and Conditions at any time and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitations of Liability
This site is provided by Guide Dogs for the Blind on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Guide Dogs for the Blind makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, products or services included on this site. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, Guide Dogs for the Blind disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Despite the use if firewalls, anti-virus software and other security measures Guide Dogs for the Blind does not warrant that this site, its servers, or e-mail sent from Guide Dogs for the Blind are free of viruses or other harmful components. Guide Dogs for the Blind will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages. Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.
Changes to Information
If you would like to submit changes to your contact information that was collected on this site, please email us at [email protected] with the updated information.