User Agreement

Effective Date: June 26, 2012

Welcome to SafeHelpline.org (www.safehelpline.org) and the Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline (the “Safe Helpline"). This website is operated by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network ("RAINN", “we” or “us”) pursuant to a contract with the United States DoD. Please read this Website User Agreement carefully, including our Online Privacy Policy. By using SafeHelpline.org and the Safe Helpline, you agree to follow the rules set forth here. 
 

Online Privacy Policy

Please review our Online Privacy Policy above, which is part of this Website User Agreement, and describes how we handle information about SafeHelpline.org users and users of the Safe Helpline. Please also review our User Safety Procedures above, which tell you what you can do to keep private your communications with RAINN. 
 

Restrictions on Use

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, photographs, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of DoD and RAINN or its content suppliers, and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. 
 
Users of this site may not copy, print, or distribute any of its contents, with the exception of resource articles provided on the website or in the Resource Library. Such resource articles may be used only for informational, non-commercial purposes. 
 
Linking to this site is permitted, as long as the link does not falsely imply or suggest that RAINN has endorsed or is affiliated with the linked site. 
 

Termination of Access to Website

We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of this website at any time, with or without notice to you, for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of this Agreement. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity, or activity that may otherwise affect the enjoyment of this website or access to this website by others, may be grounds for termination of your access to all or part of this website at our sole discretion. 
 

Copyright Notice

RAINN respects the intellectual property rights of others and reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to block and/or terminate access to this site from those that infringe on the rights of others. 
 

Copyright Policy

If you believe that a copyright work that you own (or have an exclusive right to) has been copied without your authorization, and is accessible on our website, you may notify us by providing the following information to our designated contact.
  • Give enough information to enable RAINN to contact you regarding your complaint, including your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, if available.
  • Identify the material(s) and/or work(s) that you claim are being infringed upon on this site, and the material(s) that are causing such infringement, and give enough information (such as a web page address) to locate such material(s) or work(s) within the site.
  • State that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material(s) or work(s) in (2) above is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • State that the information in this notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you either own the copyright (or an exclusive right under the copyright) in the material(s) or work(s) that you claim in (2) above are being infringed, or are authorized by such owner to act on its behalf.
 
Send your notice to our designated contact: 
 
Safe Helpline Administrator
info@safehelpine.org
 

Trademarks

RAINN, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network® and other marks displayed on this site are trademarks of RAINN. All other trademarks displayed on this site not owned by RAINN are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with RAINN. You may not use these trademarks for any product or service that does not belong to RAINN, or in any manner likely to cause confusion about whether we are affiliated with any product or service. 
 

Limitations of Liability

RAINN and its affiliates will not be liable for any damages or injury, including, but not limited to, special or consequential damages that result from the use of (or the inability to use) SafeHelpine.org or the Safe Helpline and its contents, or a site linked to this site, including any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, line failure, or other computer malfunction. 
 
By using the Safe Helpline, you acknowledge and understand that Safe Helpline sessions are conducted by trained staffers (including trained volunteers), who may not be licensed in your state or trained in your state's law. You further acknowledge and understand that any trained volunteers are not employees or agents of RAINN, and that RAINN assumes no responsibility for any act or omission by a trained volunteer.
 

Linked Sites

This site may link to or be linked from other sites that are not maintained by RAINN. RAINN does not endorse, and is not responsible for the content of, any of those sites. 
 

Submissions

All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to RAINN through SafeHelpine.org or the Safe Helpline ("Submissions") will forever be the property and intellectual property of RAINN. Unless RAINN expressly states to the contrary, RAINN will not be required to treat any submission as confidential. Further, RAINN will be entitled to use any Submission for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or anyone else. 
 

Disclaimer

The material in this site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We may shut down the SafeHelpline.org website and the Safe Helpline and end this Website User Agreement at any time. However, in the event of such a termination, the Limitations of Liability, Disclaimer, and Governing Law sections would continue to apply. 
 
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY RAINN ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. RAINN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. RAINN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION IN THIS SITE IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR CORRECT, THAT THIS SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, OR THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. 
 
INFORMATION AND ADVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SAFE HELPLINE IS NOT INTENDED AND SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING. ONLINE SESSIONS MAY BE CONDUCTED BY STAFFERS (INCLUDING VOLUNTEERS) WHO ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS AND MAY NOT BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE COUNSELING SERVICES IN CERTAIN STATES. ONLINE SESSIONS ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING SERVICES. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON SAFEHELPLINE.ORG AND THE SAFE HELPLINE IS NOT INTENDED OR IMPLIED TO CONSTITUTE MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. IN ADDITION, NOTHING ON THIS SITE IS INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE.
 
If you need professional services or counseling, please call the Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247 to discuss how to locate a legally-certified professional.
 

Revisions or Changes to this Website User Agreement

We may, from time to time, make changes to this Website User Agreement. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, or to the rights and obligations set forth herein, we will update this page and/or the Online Privacy Policy and post a prominent announcement on SafeHelpline.org. 
 

International Use

RAINN makes no representation that materials on the SafeHelpline.org website and the Safe Helpline are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States. Access to this site from countries or territories where such access is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site outside the United States do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws. 
 

Governing Law

You agree that your use of this site, this Agreement and any disputes relating thereto shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the District of Columbia. Any dispute relating to this Agreement shall be resolved solely in the courts located in the District of Columbia.
 
Thank you for visiting SafeHelpline.org! Please contact RAINN at 202-544-1034, or info@safehelpline.org, if you have any questions about our website or this Website User Agreement. 
 
© RAINN 2012
 

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