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​​​Privacy Policy

The Family Advocates is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Family Advocates web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Family Advocates website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

​Collection of your Personal Information

Family Advocates collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Family Advocates also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Family Advocates. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Family Advocates for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Family Advocates web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Family Advocates public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Family Advocates does not read any of your private online communications.

Family Advocates encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to link to from Family Advocates so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. Family Advocates is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on web sites outside of Family Advocates web sites.

​Use of your Personal Information

Family Advocates collects and uses your personal information to operate the Family Advocates web site and deliver the services you have requested. Family Advocates also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Family Advocates and its affiliates. Family Advocates may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Family Advocates does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Family Advocates may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Family Advocates may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Family Advocates, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Family Advocates does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Family Advocates keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Family Advocates, in order to determine what Family Advocates services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Family Advocates to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Family Advocates web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Family Advocates or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Family Advocates; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Family Advocates, or the public.

​Use of Cookies

Family Advocates web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Family Advocates pages, or register with Family Advocates site or services, a cookie helps Family Advocates to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Family Advocates Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Family Advocates features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Family Advocates services or web sites you visit.

​Security of your Personal Information

Family Advocates secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Family Advocates secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

​Changes to this Statement

Family Advocates will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Family Advocates encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Family Advocates is protecting your information.

​Contact Information

Family Advocates welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Family Advocates has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Family Advocates at information@strongandsafe.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Revised October 2016

Terms & Conditions

This Web Site Terms of Service Agreement (the or these "Terms of Service") is a binding legal contract between you ("You" either an individual or a legal entity) and The Family Advocates Program, Inc. ("Family Advocates"). The Terms of Service governs your access to and use of the web sites offered by Family Advocates including without limitation www.strongandsafe.org web sites and any software, programs, services, tools, features, databases, materials, content or information available through it or used in connection with it (collectively, the "Sites" and each individually a "Site"). By downloading, accessing or using any part of the Site you have accessed, you will be bound by the terms of these Terms of Service. If You do not agree to the terms of these Terms of Service, Family Advocates is not willing to grant You any right to use or access the Site. In such event, you are not granted permission to access or otherwise use the Site and are instructed to exit the Site immediately.

Family Advocates may change, add or remove portions of the Terms of Service at any time, which shall become effective immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to review the Terms of Service prior to each use of the Site, and by continuing to use the Site, you agree to any changes.

​SITE ACCESS AND USE LICENSE

The Site you have accessed and all of its contents as a whole and in part are protected by copyright, trademark, service mark, trade name and other intellectual property, and are owned or controlled by Family Advocates, its affiliates and licensors. The Site is licensed to you, not sold. Except for the limited license granted in these Terms of Service, Family Advocates and its licensors retain all right, title and interest in the Site and all proprietary rights in the Site, including copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secret rights.

Family Advocates may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time.

1. GRANT OF LICENSE. Family Advocates grants You a personal, revocable, nontransferable, nonexclusive license to use the Site for personal, non-commercial purposes, conditioned on your continued compliance with the terms of these Terms of Service.

2. LIMITATIONS ON LICENSE. The license granted to you in these Terms of Service is restricted as follows:

Limitations on Copying and Distribution. You may download or copy downloadable items displayed on the Site for personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you maintain all copyright, trademark and other notices contained therein.

Limitations on Use. You may use and access the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use. All use of the Site must be in accordance with the Terms of Service. You may not use, copy, store, reproduce, transmit, distribute, display, modify, alter, license, sublicense, or commercially exploit the Site or any contents, information, data or materials provided through the Site in any manner not expressly permitted by the Terms of Service or the Site. You may not assign, sublicense, rent, timeshare, loan, lease or otherwise transfer the Site, or directly or indirectly permit any third party to use or copy the Site. You may not: (i) use any "deep link", "page scrape", "robot", "spider", or other automatic device, program, script, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy, or monitor any portion of the Site or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents, or information through any means not purposefully made available through the Site; (ii) attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, including without limitation, the account of any other authorized user or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any server used by Family Advocates or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password "mining" or any other illegitimate or prohibited means; (iii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, or breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or any network connected to the Site; (iv) reverse look-up, trace, or seek to trace any information on any other authorized user of or visitor to the Site; (v) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Site or systems or networks of Family Advocates or networks connected to the Site, (vi) use any device, software, or routine to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction conducted on the Site, or with any other person's use of the Site; (viii) use the Site to harvest or collect e-mail addresses or other contact information; (ix) market, co-brand, private label, separately distribute, resell or otherwise permit third parties to access and use the Site without the express, separate and prior written permission of Family Advocates; (x) create an intact reproduction of a page or pages of the Site into another website; or (xi) use the Site in an unlawful manner or in a manner that could damage, disparage, or otherwise negatively impact Family Advocates.

Non-Solicitation.

You may not post or transmit through the Site any material which contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services.

Limitations on Reverse Engineering and Modification.

You may not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify or create works derivative of the Site or any materials accessed through the Site.

Proprietary Notices.

You may not remove any proprietary notices (e.g., copyright and trademark notices) or labels from the Site or on any materials accessed through the Site.

Compliance with Applicable Law.

You are solely responsible for ensuring your use of the Site is in compliance with all applicable foreign, federal, state and local laws, and rules and regulations.

3. USER OBLIGATIONS. By downloading, accessing, or using the Site in order to view information and materials or submit Material (as defined below) of any kind, you represent that You: (i) are at least 18, or between the ages of 13 and 17 and using the Site with parental or legal guardian consent and supervision; (ii) are registered to the extent required, and have not been previously restricted, suspended or terminated by Family Advocates; and (iii) are not using another authorized user's account without his/her permission.

4. YOUR SUBMISSION OF CONTENT. The Site may contain comment areas, questionnaires, tools, and other interactive features where You can share and display content, information, postings, materials, including without limitation, statements, photographs, video and other images (collectively "Material"). You are solely responsible for any Material you provide. By submitting Material to the Site, you warrant that you have all necessary rights to grant, and automatically grant to Family Advocates and its affiliates, a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, publicly display, publicly perform, translate, and distribute such Material (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or developed in the future. You also permit any other users of the Site to access, view, store or reproduce your Material and content for that user's personal, non-commercial use. Family Advocates will not be required to treat any Material as confidential, and You further grant to Family Advocates the right to edit, copy, display, publish and distribute any Material made available via the Site by You, without compensation to You or any other party submitting the Material for You. Notwithstanding the right and license, by merely permitting your Material to appear on the Site, Family Advocates is not a publisher of such Material, and is merely functioning as an intermediary to enable you to provide and display Materials. Moreover, and except as provided in the Terms of Service with respect to the right and ability of Family Advocates to delete or remove Material, Family Advocates does not endorse, oppose, or edit any opinion provided by You or any other user and does not make any representation with respect to, nor does it endorse the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of any Material displayed, uploaded, linked-to or distributed by You or any other user. You agree that by using the Site, you will not post or transmit any of the following:

  • Anything that interferes with or disrupts the Site or its operation;
  • Materials that are vulgar, obscene, indecent, profane, or otherwise objectionable or offensive, defamatory, libelous, unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing;
  • unauthorized copyrighted materials, or any other material that infringes on the intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or personality, trade secrets, confidentiality, or privacy of others;
  • Materials that encourage criminal conduct or that would give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law or regulation in any jurisdiction;
  • Materials that harm minors;
  • Materials that impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, or that misrepresent your affiliation with any entity;
  • Files that contain malicious code, viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer, network, or the Site.

5. OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Additional notices, terms, and conditions may apply to receipt of services, participation in a particular program, training, authorized user registration to other specific portions or features of the Site, all of which are made a part of this Terms of Service by this reference. If there is a conflict between this Terms of Service and the terms posted for or applicable to a specific portion of this Site, the latter terms shall control with respect to your use of that portion of the Site.

6. LINKS TO OTHER SITES. Family Advocates may provide links, in its sole discretion, to other sites on the World Wide Web. Family Advocates is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents. Family Advocates expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, materials, accuracy of information and/or the quality of the products or services provided by, available through, or advertised on these third-party sites, or the products or services provided by any third party.

7. LINKS TO THIS SITE. You may link to this Site provided that You do so in a way that indicates that the link is to the www.RedCross.org website and is fair and not misleading. You may not integrate or make use of all or part of this Site in ways that would confuse or mislead visitors as to the nature and origin of this Site's content.

8. PASSWORDS; SECURITY. Registration by You as an authorized user for access to certain areas of the Site may require both a user name and a password ("Authorized User Credentials"). You may also have to provide certain registration information, all of which must be accurate and updated. You are not allowed to share or give your Authorized User Credentials to anyone else. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use another person's Authorized User Credentials or select Authorized User Credentials: (i) with the intent to impersonate another person; (ii) subject to the rights of another person without authorization; (iii) in violation of the intellectual property rights of another person; or (iv) that Family Advocates, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate or offensive or discriminates on the basis of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. You acknowledge and agree that you shall have no ownership or other property interest in your account and/or user name, and you further acknowledge and agree that all rights in and to your user name and account are and shall forever be owned by and inure to the benefit of Family Advocates. Failure to comply with the foregoing shall constitute a breach of the Terms of Service, which may result in immediate suspension or termination of your Authorized User Credentials. Family Advocates will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations. Family Advocates reserves the right to delete or change Authorized User Credentials (with notice) at any time and for any reason.

9. TERMINATION. The Terms of Service and your license to use the Site will take effect the moment you install, access, or use the Site and will be in effect until terminated as set forth below. This license will automatically terminate in the event you breach any of its terms. Termination will be effective without notice. You may terminate the Terms of Service at any time by ceasing to use the Site. All applicable provisions of the Terms of Service as identified below will survive termination. Upon termination, you must destroy all copies of any aspect of the Site in your possession. The following will survive termination of these Terms of Service for any reason: (i) the General section below; (ii) the provisions concerning rights in your Materials that You have granted to Family Advocates; (iv) Family Advocates' proprietary rights, indemnity, disclaimers of warranty, limitation of liability, and governing law.

10. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND YOU ASSUME ALL RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS AVAILABLE," "AS IS" BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, FAMILY ADVOCATES AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FAMILY ADVOCATES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT FAMILY ADVOCATES IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL FAMILY ADVOCATES OR ITS SUPPLIERS/LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE), WHICH INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA AND BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, EVEN IF FAMILY ADVOCATES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ANY CASE, THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF FAMILY ADVOCATES AND ITS SUPPLIERS/LICENSORS UNDER THESE TERMS OF SERVICE FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESS TO THE SITE.

Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, or the limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so some of the above may not apply to you.

12. OTHER DISCLAIMERS.

The Site and the information contained herein is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.

Information on the Site is provided with the understanding that Family Advocates is not rendering professional advice or recommendations. You should not rely on any information on these pages to replace consultations with qualified professionals to meet your individual needs.

This publication is distributed internationally and may contain references to The Family Advocates Program, Inc., the International Committee of the Family Advocates (ICRC), and other Family Advocates or Red Crescent Society services, products, and programs that are not in your country. These references do not imply that The Family Advocates Program, Inc. intend to announce or provide the programs, products, or services in your country.

13. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT ("DMCA") NOTICE. Family Advocates is committed to complying with copyright and related laws, and requires all users of the Site to comply with these laws. Accordingly, you may not store any material or content or use or disseminate any material or content though the Site in any manner that constitutes an infringement of third party intellectual property rights, including rights granted by copyright law. Owners of copyrighted works who believe that their rights under copyright law have been infringed may take advantage of certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") to report alleged infringements. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is the policy of Family Advocates to terminate use privileges of any user who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of proper notification to Family Advocates by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent.

If you feel that a posted message is objectionable or infringing, we encourage you to contact us immediately. Upon our receipt of a proper written notice of claimed infringement under the DMCA, we will respond expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material claimed to be infringing and will follow all other relevant procedures specified in the DMCA with regard to the claimed infringement. The designated agent of Family Advocates (i.e., the proper party) to whom you should address such notice is listed below.

If you believe that your work has been copied and posted using the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our designated agent with a written communication containing the following information:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right in the copyright that is allegedly infringed;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located to permit us to locate the material;
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in your report is accurate and that you are the owner of the exclusive right in the copyright that is allegedly infringed or authorized to act on the owner's behalf.

Our designated agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

By E-Mail:

information@strongandsafe.org with the subject line "DMCA"

By Mail:

Executive Director

The Family Advocates Program, Inc.

3010 W. State Street

Boise, ID 83703

14. MONITORING. Family Advocates has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of the Site (including any social or chat forum or tools, services or functions that enable the sharing, display or performance of any Material), to determine compliance with these Terms of Service and any operating rules established by Family Advocates and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. Family Advocates has the right and sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any Material submitted to or posted on or within the Site, including, without limitation, the right to remove any Material that Family Advocates, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.

15. INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Family Advocates and its affiliates and its and their respective governors, directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, costs, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) arising out of your use of the Site.

16. PRIVACY POLICY. You understand, acknowledge, and agree that the operation of certain programs, services, tools, materials, or information in the Site requires the submission, use and dissemination of various personal identifying information. Accordingly, if you wish to access and use those programs, services, tools, materials, or information of the Site, you acknowledge and agree that your use of the Site will constitute acceptance of the personal identifying information collection and use practices contained in the privacy policies posted on the Site.

17. TRADEMARK INFORMATION. The Family Advocates name is federally protected and registered marks of The Family Advocates Program, Inc. (see United States Code, Title 18, Section 706). All other trademarks displayed on this site or through links to other sites are the property of the respective trademark owners.

18. GENERAL. This Terms of Service is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Idaho, as applied to agreements entered into and wholly performed within the Idaho between Idaho residents. Any action or proceeding brought by either party hereto shall be brought only in a court of competent jurisdiction located in the Idaho and the parties submit to personal jurisdiction of those courts for purposes of any action or proceeding. These Terms of Service shall not be governed by the 1980 U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between Family Advocates and You with respect to the Site and any transactions contemplated in these Terms of Service and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written communications with respect to the subject matter of the Terms of Service, all of which are merged in the Terms of Service. You may not modify, amend or alter in any way the Terms of Service. In the event any provision of these Terms of Service is found invalid or unenforceable pursuant to judicial decree, the remainder of the Terms of Service will remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. Any failure by Family Advocates to strictly enforce any provision of the Terms of Service will not operate as a waiver of that provision or any subsequent breach of that provision. The disclaimers and limitations of liability will survive any termination or expiration of the Terms of Service.

IT IS EXPRESSLY UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED THAT IN THE EVENT ANY REMEDY HEREUNDER IS DETERMINED TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, ALL LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND EXCLUSIONS OF DAMAGES WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT.

​Revised October 2016​