The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (“IAPB / We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with our terms and conditions and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is IAPB, WeWork 1 St Katharine’s Way, International House, 6th Floor, London, E1W 1UN, United Kingdom.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Under UK data protection law, certain types of personal data are considered more sensitive (e.g. data on health, ethnicity, religion, race). This data is called special category data. We only process special category data if we have a valid reason and only if the law allows us to do so (for example, information relating to your health status).
We may collect your personal information from a source other than you.
We will only use personal data when the law allows us to (i.e. where we have a ‘lawful basis’). Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. This data is collected using Google Analytics.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. These browser settings can be changed to automatically block all cookies or to allow or block certain types of cookie depending on who issued them. However, blocking all cookies makes some websites unusable.
Cookies enable us:
The operational cookies chosen by the user are
The cookies we use for for visitor measurement are:
ga – Used to distinguish users. Expires after 2 years.
_gid – Used to distinguish users. Expires after 24 hours.
_gat_UA-36152063-1 – Used to throttle request rate. Expiry time: session.
Secure cookies linked to the website:
__cfduid – Helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our Customers’ websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users. Expires after 30 days.
Session_id for each Internet user who opens the website (Session ID)
Other specific cookies used are:
CookieConsent – Used to store user cookie consent preferences. Expires after 1 year.
Persona – Used to remember area of interest selected on the homepage. Expires 60 days.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Where you have given us your consent, we may also use your data to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we may contact you about these.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at [email protected].
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
If you have provided consent for your image to be shared in accordance with one of our photo competitions, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, by emailing [email protected].
Please be aware that your personal data we collect may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, country, or other jurisdiction, where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your location.
Our photo competition, for example, transfers your photo submission to Flickr through a form on the IAPB website.
Please write to IAPB at [email protected] if you have any questions about, or would like to access any information we store about you.