Disclaimers and Privacy Policy


The Oregon Coalition staff makes every reasonable effort to ensure that information on this website is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. However, any information and services offered are subject to change.

This website is a work in progress and, in the spirit of Continuous Quality Improvement, is updated on an ongoing basis. If you find any inaccuracies, omissions, wrong numbers, or have any suggestions to make this website a more useful resource, please contact Jonathan Gates, Communications and Events Coordinator at (503) 230-1951.

Survivors of violence and abuse

If you have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic violence, sexual abuse and/or stalking, we strongly urge you to use a safer computer to access this website (safer = cannot be accessed by your abuser).

To learn more about technology, internet and computer safety practices, visit http://ocadsv.org/technology.

Social media guidelines

Our social media presence serves as an extension of our real-like community and corresponding goals, supporting the collective needs of Oregon's domestic and sexual violence survivors and raising public awareness about these issues. Thus, posts or comments to our social media accounts that are deemed by the Coalition's communications staff to be in poor taste or that contain threats, hate speech, personal attacks, defamation or unsolicited promotion (i.e. "spam") will not be tolerated, and may be hidden or deleted without warning. Repeat violators of this policy may be banned from further interaction and reported to the appropriate platform's authorities, at the discretion of the Coalition's communications staff.

Privacy policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

      To personalize user's experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.

      To improve our website in order to better serve you.

      To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

      To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How do we protect visitor information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We do not use an SSL certificate

      We only provide articles and information, and we never ask for personal or private information

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

      Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If users disable cookies in their browser:

If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It will turn off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

  • Remaining logged in after you close your browser.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell or trade your personally identifiable information to outside parties.

Third party links 

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

It's also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email

      Within 7 business days

We will notify the users via in site notification

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

      Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

To be accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

      NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses

      Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way

      Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters

      Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

      Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly

      Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can

      Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us directly using the information below.

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
ATTN: Webmaster
9570 SW Barbur Boulevard, Suite 214
Portland, Oregon 97219

(503) 230-1951

[email protected]


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