Privacy Policy

Effective as of: May 1, 2021

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains how information about you is collected, used, and disclosed by Louisiana Association for the Blind and its affiliates (“we”, “our” or “us”). This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our websites and other online products and services (collectively, our “Services”).

By downloading, accessing, using, and/or interacting with our Services, you agree and expressly consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of the information that you provide as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the Louisiana Association for the Blind Terms of Service available at (our “Terms of Service”) and is subject to the provisions of the Terms of Service. Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning ascribed to such terms in our Terms of Service. If you have any concerns about providing information to us or the use of that information as described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use our Services.


Because we are always looking for new and innovative ways to help you achieve your goals in connection with the use of our Services, this Privacy Policy may change over time. The effective date at the top indicates the last time this Privacy Policy was modified. If we modify the terms of this Privacy Policy, we will post the date at the top of this page. Your continued use of our Services after such changes are made shall constitute your acceptance of such changes and will be subject to the then-current Privacy Policy. If you cease to use our Services after such changes, your discontinued use shall not constitute acceptance of such changes and such changes shall not apply to you. Any revised Privacy Policy will supersede all previous privacy policies.

Table of Contents

  1. How We Collect Information
  2. Information We Collect That You Choose to Provide to Us
  3. What Information We Collect Automatically When You Use Our Services
  4. How We Use Your Information
  5. What Kinds of Information We Share
  6. Ways You Might Share Your Information through Our Services
  7. What Analytics, Advertising and Other Third Party Services We Use
  8. How We Keep Your Information Safe
  9. Where We Store Your Information
  10. Our Policies Regarding Children
  11. Your Choices
  12. How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
  13. Your Privacy Rights as California Residents
  14. Contact Us


  • How We Collect Information

We collect information: (i) that you choose to provide to us; and (ii) automatically through your use of our Services.


  • Information We Collect That You Choose to Provide to Us

We collect information that you choose to provide to us, for example, when you create an account, manage your user profile, participate in any interactive features of the Services, request our e-newsletter or other marketing communications, participate in a promotion or survey, request customer support, purchase products on our website or otherwise communicate with us. The type of information we may collect includes your name, email address, postal address, photograph, avatar, password, forum posts and comments, and other contact or identifying information you choose to provide.


  • What Information We Collect Automatically When You Use Our Services

When Accessing or Using Our Services. We automatically collect information about you including:

Device Information. We collect device-specific information when you access our Services from a computer, mobile, and/or other devices, including your hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, mobile network information, and country of access.

Use Information. We collect information about your use of our Services, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, user activity, interactions with other users, your internet protocol address, and the page you visited before navigating to our Services.

Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies, web beacons, Flash Cookies (as defined below), or other tracking technologies.

  • Cookies. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to improve our Services and your experience, see which areas and features of our Services are popular, and count visits. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see Section 11 (Your Choices) below.
  • Web Beacons. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as tracking pixels). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Services or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage, advertising campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon.
  • Other Technologies. There are other local storage and internet technologies, such as local shared objects (also referred to as ‘Flash Cookies’) and HTML5 local storage that operate similarly to cookies in the way they are stored on your device and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences across different services and sessions. Please note that these technologies are distinct from cookies, and you may not be able to control them using the standard browser tools and settings. Information about disabling or deleting information contained in Flash Cookies can be found here. We may also develop any software or use any software developed by any third party that can be used in our Services to help understand advertising campaign effectiveness.

Information We Collect From Other Sources. We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services. For example, if you create or log into your account through a social media site, we might have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information, profile picture, phone number, email address, gender, date of birth and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site.


  • How We Use Your Information

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain and improve our Services;
  • Provide and deliver the products and/or services you order and send you related information, including confirmations and invoices;
  • Send you communications about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards or events offered by us and other companies and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
  • Respond to your comments, questions, and requests and provide customer service;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services, including a link or combine with information we receive from others to help understand advertising campaign effectiveness;
  • Personalize and improve our Services and provide advertisements, content and suggest connections or features that match user profiles or activities;
  • Process and deliver contest entries and rewards;
  • Link or combine with information we receive from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.


  • What Kinds of Information We Share

We may share information about you as described below or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
  • With other users of our Services in connection with the social features of our Services (for example, your username, profile picture you have accumulated in our Services that may be visible to other users of our Services, or information that you provide in your account registration for forum use and your forum comments may be visible to other forum users);
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is required by or otherwise in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process;
  • To protect the rights, property, and safety of Louisiana Association for the Blind or others;
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business; or
  • With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Services that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.

We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you. When we provide this information, we perform appropriate procedures so that the information does not identify you and we contractually prohibit recipients of the data from re-identifying this information to associate the information with you.


  • Ways You Might Share Your Information through Our Services

Social Sharing Features. Our Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook Like button, Twitter Follow button and Instagram Like button, etc.), which let you share actions you take on our Services with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide such features.


  • What Analytics, Advertising and Other Third Party Services We Use

Third-Party Services and User Information. We may allow third parties to serve advertisements in connection with our Services, to provide analytics services and provide you with other services, such as rewards programs and tournaments. These third parties may use cookies, web beacons, Flash Cookies, your account information (that you provide to such third parties) and other technologies to collect information about you on our Services and other websites and online services, such as your internet protocol addresses, the browsers you use to visit our Services, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. These third parties may also share this information with their customers and clients. This information may be used by us, and such other companies and their customers and clients, to analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interest, and better understand your usage. Some of such third party analytics and advertising services may offer you a choice to opt-out of the collection and/or sharing of this information. Links to the opt-out mechanisms for the third parties that offer such a choice can be found in the following section. This Privacy Policy does not apply to and we are not responsible for, third-party cookies, web beacons, Flash cookies, or other tracking technologies.


  • How We Keep Your Information Safe

We take commercially reasonable security measures to help protect information we collect about you from loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. These security measures may include practices such as transmitting sensitive information (such as a credit card number) entered while using our Services using secure socket layer technology (?SSL?). Unfortunately, however, no security system is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee that the information we collect from you will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information. Your password is an important component of our security system, and as a result, it is your responsibility to protect your password. Do not share your password with any third parties. If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should change your password immediately.


  • Where We Store Your Information

All your information that Louisiana Association for the Blind collects through the Services is transferred to and accessed from, jurisdictions, including the United States where Louisiana Association for the Blind has its headquarters.

Your Consent Declaration

By accepting this Privacy Policy, you consent to have your information transferred to, and accessed from, any location worldwide, including the United States for the purpose of providing the Services of Louisiana Association for the Blind. You also consent to have your information processed and maintained in any location worldwide, including the United States for these purposes. You acknowledge that other jurisdictions may have laws that are different than the laws of your home country.

For visitors to our Services who are based within the European Union, this will involve the processing of your information outside of the European Economic Area, (the ?EEA?). If you do not wish your information to leave the EEA, or your home country, please do not provide your information via the Services. If you have already provided your information, and you require us to stop processing your information, please contact us at . We take the privacy of our users seriously and therefore take steps to safeguard your information, including assuring an adequate level of data protection in accordance with E.U. standards. If you provide your information you are aware that certain governmental authorities may have access to your information stored in the United States in accordance with your consent. The legal protections and other rights available to those affected in the event of such access by governmental authorities may be different compared to the protection provided in the EEA countries and may not entirely reflect standards imposed under European law. This includes the fact that governmental authorities may request access to your information without allowing Louisiana Association for the Blind to inform you of such access, and that such requests for (and grants of) access may not be subject to equal limitations with regard to necessity and purpose as would be in effect under European law.? Furthermore, governmental authorities may subject your information to further processing and such further processing may not be subject to equal limitations with regard to necessity and purpose as would be in effect under European law. Finally, you are aware that governmental authorities in the United States may not be subject to the same types or degree of public control by other authorities or courts as present under European law.


  • Our Policies Regarding Children

As set out in our Terms of Service (available at, you must be at least 18 years old or have the requisite power and authority to access and/or use our Services. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you must obtain the consent of your parent or legal guardian to use the Services. Our Services are not intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from such children. Children under the age of 13 should not use or attempt to use our Services, and if you are under 13, please do not attempt to use our Services or send any information about yourself to Louisiana Association for the Blind.

In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will take reasonable measures to delete such information from our records. Parents who believe that we might have gathered any information from or about a child under the age of 13 may submit a request to delete such information to or write to our address listed in Section 14 (Contact Us) below.

If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information at one of our Services, we invite you to notify us so that we may delete the information from our records and discontinue any related features or services. We appreciate your cooperation in assisting us to provide a safe and enjoyable online experience for your children.


  • Your Choices

Cookies. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.

Push Notifications. We may send push notifications or ‘alerts’ to your mobile device to provide information regarding our Services, service updates, promotional communications, and other related messages. You can deactivate push notifications by changing your notification settings via your device.

Promotional Communications. You may opt-out of receiving promotional messages from us by following the instructions in those messages or by contacting us at If you opt-out, we may still send you administrative, transactional, or relationship messages, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations including but not limited to administrative confirmations, order confirmations, important updates regarding our Services and notices regarding this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.


  • How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals

Because consumers are often unaware that their “do not track beacons” are active, do not track frequently does not reflect the actual preferences of our users. However, we do respond to the federal Do Not Track signal.


  • Your Privacy Rights as California Residents

Under California law, California residents who have an established business relationship with us or one of our subsidiaries may choose to opt-out of our disclosure of personal information about such California residents to third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you choose to opt-out, you may email or write to us at the contact information listed in Section 14 (Contact Us) below.


  • Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by emailing us at .