Certificate of compliance

Foundation Fighting Blindness

is in compliance with the HONcode

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Certificate validity: valid until May 2015

The process of re-certification for 2019-2020 has been launched, however we do not have any feedback from the webmaster about the changes requested during the re-evaluation.

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HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

29 May 2013

Certificate validity:

valid until May 2015

Date of last visit:

14 Feb 2017
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Content identified by the HONcode team

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Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Rod Bremner, PhD (Interim Chair)
Senior Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology; Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto
Dr. Seth Blackshaw, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
Dr. Sylvain Chemtob
Sylvain Chemtob, MD, PhD
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Ophthalmology and Pharmacology, University of Montreal
Dr. Brian Link
Brian A. Link, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Orson Moritz
Orson Moritz, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, University of British Columbia
Dr. Bill Stell
Bill Stell, PhD (non-voting member)
Expert Scientific Advisor for the Foundation Fighting Blindness
Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy; Ophthalmology; Neurosciences, University of Calgary

(08 Mar 2016) - Link

The Foundation Fighting Blindness
Policy for the Protection of Personal Information
Our Privacy Commitment
At the Foundation Fighting Blindness (the Foundation), your privacy is very important to us. Thatís why our Board of Directors has enacted a Policy for the Protection of Personal Information to safeguard the privacy of our clients, donors, employees, directors, members and volunteers.
Our Policy reflects the requirements of the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) to limit the collection, use and disclosure of personal information to only that which is needed to manage our relationships with our constituents. We have appointed a Privacy Officer on our Board of Directors, whose duty will be to ensure compliance.
The Foundation may, on occasion, compile and use data in an anonymous, aggregate form to produce statistical data for planning and research purposes and to meet reporting requirements of various funding bodies.
How we safeguard personal information
At the Foundation, we employ physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to our systems and all personal information under our control against unauthorized access and use. Current anti-virus software is installed on all workstations. All updated files are downloaded on a weekly basis. Access to personal information is restricted to those who need to use that information in the course of their duties. Annually, all employees sign a confidentiality and privacy agreement.
Keeping information accurate and accessible
It is important that your personal information is accurate, complete and accessible. Having accurate information about you enables us to give you the best possible service. You have the right to access, verify and amend the information we have about you. We rely on you to keep us informed of any changes, such as a change of address, telephone number or any other circumstances Ė simply contact our office.
Our ten privacy principles
The Foundation is committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of your personal information. As part of this commitment, the Foundation has adopted the following ten principles, based on the values set by the Canadian Standards Associationís Model Code for the Protection of Personal information and Canadaís Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
1) Accountability The Foundation is responsible for maintaining and protecting the personal information under its control and shall designate one or more individuals to be accountable for compliance with these principles.
2) Identifying purposes The purpose for which personal information is collected shall be identified before or at the time the information is collected.
3) Consent Individualís consent will be obtained for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, except where the law provides an exemption.

(08 Mar 2016) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Reviewed by Dr.
Nupura Bakshi, Mount Sinai Hospital and St.
Michaelís Hospital, University of Toronto

(08 Mar 2016) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 

The Foundation Fighting Blindness
890 Yonge St., 12th Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 3P4
Toll-free: 1.800.461.3331
Telephone: 416.360.4200
Fax: 416.360.0060

(08 Mar 2016) - Link

Does the FFB web site accept paid advertising?
No, the Foundation Fighting Blindness does not accept paid advertising on this web site.

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