Last updated: Thursday, February 14th, 2019. 


The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence makes every reasonable effort to ensure that information listed on our web properties (,,, and our social media pages) is accurate and up-to-date. However, this information is provided "as-is" without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Additionally, any information and services listed are subject to change.

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party resources, products, or services (hereafter referred to as "content") on our website. Inclusion of third-party content is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute an endorsement of said content, its creators, or distributors by the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence or any of our members. Additionally, 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.

In the spirit of Continuous Quality Improvement, our web content and resources are updated on an ongoing basis. If you find any inaccuracies, omissions, wrong numbers, or have any suggestions to make this website more useful, please contact Jonathan Gates, Communications and Events Coordinator by using our contact form, calling (503) 230-1951 ext. 302, or emailing [email protected].


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 or monitored by your abuser).

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence does not provide shelter or other advocacy services. Please visit our FIND HELP directory to locate shelters, advocacy programs, and legal assistance near you.


Social media community guidelines

TRIGGER WARNING: On this page, we frequently and openly discuss domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, stalking and other forms of interpersonal violence. Everything we post and share is carefully weighed for its collective benefit vs. potential for re-traumatizing others, and posts that contain particularly graphic or disturbing content will be preceded by a content warning in their remarks/comments/description.

COMMUNITY GUIDELINES: Posts or comments that are deemed to be in poor taste and/or contain threats, hate speech, personal attacks, defamation, or spam (i.e. promotion of a product, service, or cause without the prior permission of the Coalition) will not be tolerated, and may be hidden or deleted by the Coalition's communications team without warning.

We re-post awareness and fundraising events for Coalition member programs in good standing upon request. All other requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. If you'd like us to signal-boost your program or event, send us a Facebook message or email [email protected].

We do not share or re-post crowd-funding requests by or on behalf of individuals.

Repeat violators of this policy may be banned at the discretion of Coalition 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.

This website uses an SSL certificate and end-to-end encryption provided by a third party. We do not collect financial or other sensitive information through our website; donations are handled through Abila, Inc.

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 Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) 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, 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 may 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. At the organization's discretion, we may supply your name and email address to contracted third-party mass communication platforms (e.g. MailChimp) for the sole purpose of facilitating coalition-authorized marketing and communications. 

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:

Our website DOES NOT use Google AdSense, which places personalized advertisements on participating websites as a revenue source.

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?

We use Google Analytics, an online platform that collects aggregate data about visitors to our website and how site visitors interact with our web content. All information collected by Google Analytics is generally non-identifiable (e.g. city and state, type of device used, pages visited on and is only used to improve our website's content, accessibility, and user-friendliness. 

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 or by email.

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 CAN SPAM 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 Blvd, Suite 214
Portland, Oregon 97219

(503) 230-1951

[email protected]


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