Central Institute for the Deaf Privacy Policy

For Students, Families and Donors

CID–Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, Missouri has a longstanding commitment to protecting our students’, families’ and donors’ privacy. Except as provided below with appropriate permissions, we do not sell, rent, lend, trade or otherwise furnish our students’, families’ or donors’ names, addresses, phone numbers or other personal information to individuals, organizations or entities outside of CID. All personal information we receive from and about CID students, families and donors is strictly confidential. Organizational files are protected and are used for the sole purpose of administering information as it relates to Central Institute for the Deaf.

Publication of Images and Stories

From time to time, CID may publish photographs, videos, names and/or select story-related information of and about students, families, alumni and donors in its printed and digital newsletters, in its annual report to the community, on its website, on digital social media such as Facebook, Youtube and Twitter, and/or in connection with media requests and news releases to further the cause of helping deaf children learn to listen and talk at CID. Student and teacher images may appear in CID books, brochures and other publications. With the exception of select historical images owned by CID or previously published elsewhere, this information is published and provided with the prior permission of the students or their parents.

Publication of CID Donor Names

Once a year, CID publishes an annual report to the community listing our donors’ names. Donors who wish not to be named in the annual report are given the opportunity to opt out, or to be listed as “anonymous.” Tribute gifts along with donor names are now published in the CID sound effects newsletter.

Except in connection with named CID school and other endowed scholarship funds in which we ask the public to participate—and except in cases of donor names and/or stories that appear in sound effects or social media with prior permission—we do not list donors’ names on our website. At this time, we collect no donor information on the CID website, except information voluntarily offered by those who use the secure Donate online giving form.

Central Institute for the Deaf Privacy Policy for Web Users

There is no need to register or log in to the CID website. Individuals are permitted to browse freely without submitting personal information.

We collect no personal information when you visit our site unless you voluntarily submit information: (1) to purchase a product or register for a course, (2) in response to a survey, (3) to register to receive a CID e-newsletter, (4) to complete an online donation transaction* and/or (5) to request further contact using one of the QUICK HELP or GET STARTED links.

At this time, using the CID website carries the same general risks as using any other website on the Internet. Please note that CID may use mailing addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and other information received through these channels to add to and update CID mailing lists and organizational files. All information received is treated as confidential. Organizational files are protected and are used for the sole purpose of administering constituent information as it relates to Central Institute for the Deaf.

*Credit card account information required for donations and purchases is not shared with CID. Unless the donor chooses otherwise, donor names and contact information are shared with CID. All privacy policies apply (see donor policies above).

For those who wish to receive the CID e-newsletter, CID Voice and/or CID Voice for Professionals, MarketVolt’s e-mail privacy policy echoes our commitment to keeping our donors’ and friends’ information secure.

The CID website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that Central Institute for the Deaf is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites.

If you believe CID is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, please contact the executive director, Robin Feder, at rfeder@cid.edu.