ILDBP Privacy Policy

The Illinois DeafBlind Project (ILDBP) values your privacy and the privacy of those we serve. We have created this privacy policy to help you understand the privacy practices for our website and services within the website. This includes how and why we collect information on our website and how we protect your privacy in doing so. By interacting with ILDBP through our website and services, you consent to the use of information that is collected or submitted as described in this privacy policy.

About the information we collect

You may choose to provide personal information directly to us in the following manner:
  • Subscribing to ILDBP communications (such as newsletters, email blasts, or similar communications)
  • Applying to participate in an ILDBP activity
  • Submitting an inquiry, question or request
  • Submitting applicant information, such as demographics, educational information, and family or educational team notes when requesting eligibility for services or technical assistance for a student
  • Registering to attend an ILDBP event
  • Submitting applicant information, such as contact details, employment history and qualifications, in response to a job application
  • Providing feedback about our services
The information you provide may include your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, date of birth, and professional licensure number.

Our systems may also collect information automatically about your browser or mobile device. This information may include your IP address, browser type or mobile device information, or geolocation, as well as how our site is being used, the pages visited and the search terms entered.

If you choose not to provide information, we may not be able to provide you with the requested information or services.

How we use your information

We use personal data for the following purposes:
  • To provide information about our programs, services, events and activities
  • To respond to an inquiry, question or request
  • To provide news about ILDBP
  • To evaluate candidates for employment, or applicants for eligibility for services
  • For other reasons, with your consent
We may use non-personal data for systems administration and security purposes, as well as to analyze trends, track users’ movements, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use to help us improve the website and deliver customized, personalized content. This data is used in the aggregate and does not contain personally identifiable information. We do not link IP addresses to any personal information.

Sharing your information

We occasionally hire third parties to provide limited services on our behalf. We only provide these third parties the information they need to deliver the service, and we prohibit them from using that information for any purpose other than providing services for our and our users’ benefit. We do not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes. We do not share email addresses or phone numbers. Please note that we may use or disclose personal data to comply with a judicial or regulatory proceeding or a court order or as otherwise required by law.

Information protection

We take the security of your personally identifiable information seriously. We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the confidentiality of personally identifiable information you provide to us. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect your personal information. When we collect or transmit sensitive information, such as student data, we use industry standard methods to protect that information in a manner consistent with State and federal privacy laws.

We also protect account information by storing it on a secure site that is only accessible by authorized individuals. Unfortunately, no website, database or system is completely secure. While we strive to protect your information, ILDBP cannot guarantee security. You are also responsible for taking reasonable steps to protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure or misuse.

Other websites

Our site may contain links to other websites not managed by ILDBP, which we believe our users may find interesting or informative. While those sites have been curated, ILDBP is not responsible for the content or accuracy of information on other sites; therefore, including a link to other sites should not be construed as an endorsement of that site. If you visit one of these sites, you should review the privacy policy on that site. If you visit our website through a link or a banner advertisement on another site, the site you linked from may collect information about you. ILDBP has no control over what information, if any, third-party sites may collect or do with such information. You should refer to the privacy policies on those sites to see how they collect and use this information.

Accessing and updating personal information

In order to keep your personal information accurate and complete, you can access or update your information by contacting the project coordinator with your current contact information and the personal information you would like to access. We will provide you with the personal information requested, if reasonably available, or will describe the types of personal information we typically collect.

Opting out of communications

If at any time you wish to limit the ways in which ILDBP contacts you, you may contact the project coordinator.
Details on how to correct, change or remove subscription information from our email lists are also provided in the text of each email distribution. If you are not currently receiving information from ILDBP and would like to, or if you would like to receive additional information, you may update your preferences by emailing the project coordinator.

Changes to this policy

ILDBP reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to make changes to this privacy policy at any time without prior notice by posting a revised privacy policy. We will regularly review our privacy policy and practices and will post any changes on the website, which will be effective immediately. Alternatively, we may provide supplemental privacy notices on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you. Those supplemental notices should be read together with this privacy policy.

Contact us

If you have questions about this privacy policy, you may contact ILDBP at:

Email: Michelle Clyne

Address: ILDBP, 818 DuPage Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Effective: December 15, 2022

Terms and Conditions

ILDBP makes information available on its website for informational purposes only. Use of the materials on this website are subject to our terms of use. Your use of this website and any materials contained herein constitutes your acceptance of our terms of use and privacy policy.