Privacy Info

VIRN Privacy Policy

The Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information.

Personal Information may be provided to us through correspondence, online membership forms, conference or meeting registrations, or other forms of communication. Such information may be recorded for the purpose of processing and receipting a donation, registering your membership, registering your participation in a conference, meeting, or other event, or responding to your requests for information. We measure visits to our website in order to improve the usability. The data we measure may contain personal information obtained from your computer such as (an IP address and/or cookies). We do not link IP addresses to individuals. Your IP addresses may be used for internal research and are not provided to third parties. Any cookies issued by us only contain a unique number and therefore contain no personal data. We do not link cookies to individuals other than to recognize repeat visits.

Such information may be used by VIRN in the development of our programs according to the stated purpose for which you provided the information, respecting the confidentiality of such information. This policy is binding on all personal information that you provide directly to VIRN or through generic forms or processes under our auspices.

VIRN will not provide or share your Personal Information with third parties unless:

  • You authorize us to share the information.
  • We are required by law.
  • Any direct identifying information has been removed.

VIRN may share statistical information such as provincial or national membership numbers only and not individual member’s names, addresses (including E-mail), medical information, and personal financial information will not be distributed to members or other organizations or institutions. If an individual or business or service organization etc. would like to be named or recognized publicly on our website or in any of our newsletters, for donations in kind, or financial contributions to the Organization, Written permission will be requested by the Coordinator.

Sites that link to the VIRN Web site and sites that we link to may have different privacy policies.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy for this site contact our Privacy Officer:

Doris Koop
Vision Impaired Resource Network
PO Box 2454, Station Main
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A7
Phone: 204-975-9340
Toll-Free: 1-888-851-VIRN (8476)
News Line: 1-888-471-1919
Email: info@virn.ca