Privacy Policy

Leader Dogs for the Blind has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. Leader Dogs for the Blind reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the website
  • Who collects such information
  • How such information is used
  • With whom your information may be shared
  • What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information
  • What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to Leader Dogs for the Blind by sending an email to webmaster@leaderdog.org. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the website, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of Cookies

Our website may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website 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 website will not function properly when you view them.

Security

All information provided to Leader Dogs for the Blind is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our website that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Leader Dogs for the Blind. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Tell-A-Friend

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our website, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. Leader Dogs for the Blind will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the website. Leader Dogs for the Blind stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Links to third-party websites

Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which Leader Dogs for the Blind has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such websites as their policies may be different than ours.

Questions or comments

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact Leader Dogs for the Blind by email at webmaster@leaderdog.org, by phone at 248-651-9011, or by regular mail at: Leader Dogs for the Blind Attn: Privacy Policy 1039 S. Rochester Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48307