1. Copyright, Copying, and Trademark
The entire NAF website is protected by copyright. Certain articles or materials within the website are also separately copyrighted by NAF as indicated. All rights reserved. If you find these materials useful, you may download, print out, or send a copy to others so long as each copy indicates the appropriate copyright notice and is used only for personal use. It is expressly prohibited, however, to reprint or electronically reproduce any text, document, graphic, audio, or visual material for bulk or commercial use. For special copyright permissions, or to purchase NAF publications and pamphlets, please write to: National Abortion Federation, 1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Information Obtained Through the NAF Website Does Not Constitute Medical, Legal, or Other Professional Advice
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NAF WEBSITE OR TRANSMITTED TO YOU ELECTRONICALLY IN RESPONSE TO A MESSAGE FROM YOU IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO CONSTITUTE MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. ALWAYS VISIT OR SPEAK TO A QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON PRIOR TO STARTING ANY NEW TREATMENT OR WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION. THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PRACTICE MEDICINE OR DISPENSE MEDICAL ADVICE AS PART OF THIS SERVICE. NEITHER NAF NOR ITS AGENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ADVERSE CLINICAL OUTCOMES THAT MIGHT OCCUR WHERE THEY ARE NOT EXPRESSLY AND DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE ROLE OF PRIMARY CAREGIVER.
IN ADDITION, NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS NAF WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO BE OR CONSTITUTES LEGAL ADVICE, AND USERS SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN APPROPRIATE ATTORNEY OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL REGARDING INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS OF A LEGAL OR PROFESSIONAL NATURE. LAWS GOVERNING ABORTION, INFORMED CONSENT, AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE VARY AMONG STATES. THE MATERIALS IN THIS WEBSITE ARE STRICTLY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR REPRESENTATION.
3. Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability
NAF ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, DECISION MADE, OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE NAF WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER INTERNET SITES LINKED TO IT IN ANY WAY. NAF DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE NAF WEBSITE OR THE INTERNET.
Furthermore, NAF disclaims all warranties and conditions, either express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties, duties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, of accuracy or completeness of responses, of result, or lack of viruses, and lack of negligence in connection with this website or other websites accessed by “hyperlink.”
In no event shall NAF be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any incidental or consequential damages arising either directly or indirectly out of or in any way connected with the NAF website, or any failure or delay in updating or including any materials on the NAF website, or any use of or inability to use any materials on the NAF website, even if NAF has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
4. Waiver of Responsibility for Defective or Contaminated Materials
Although NAF makes every effort to ensure the correctness of data, NAF disclaims responsibility for any errors or omissions, such as unintended technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, in the materials. NAF cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the service will be free of “infection” or “viruses,” “worms,” “Trojan horses,” or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Users are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy their particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the NAF website for the reconstruction of any lost data. Use of the NAF website and the internet generally is at the User’s own risk.
5. Legal Actions
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, U.S.A, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the District of Columbia. In the event that any portion of these terms and conditions is deemed by a court to be invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to this website, or the use of this website, must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose and must be filed in a court in Washington, DC, U.S.A.
6. User Rules
In order to maintain an informative and valuable service that meets the needs of the viewers and avoids harm to others, it is necessary to establish and for you to follow these User Rules:
a. THE USER MAY DOWNLOAD, PRINT, OR TRANSMIT INFORMATION FROM THE NAF WEBSITE FOR PERSONAL, PRIVATE USE. HOWEVER, THE USER MUST MAKE SURE THAT PROPER COPYRIGHT NOTICE IS AFFIXED TO EACH COPY TRANSMITTED OR PRINTED AND IN NO CASE MAY THE MATERIALS BE REPRODUCED IN BULK OR FOR COMMERCIAL USE WITHOUT EXPRESS, WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM:
National Abortion Federation
1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
b. Users may not post or transmit any message that is libelous or defamatory, or violates any other person’s copyrights, privacy rights, trademarks, trade secrets, or rights in other confidential information. The User indemnifies NAF for any and all damages suffered by third parties as a result of the User’s violation of this term.
c. Users may not post or transmit any message, data, image, or program with the intent to threaten the safety of others and/or with the effect of causing a reasonable person to perceive a threat to his or her safety.
d. It is not the intent to discourage Users from taking controversial positions or expressing vigorously what may be unpopular views; however, NAF reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where the NAF website is inappropriately used to disseminate statements or materials that are reasonably construed as abusive, destructive, harmful, or threatening to the safety of others.
e. Users may not interfere with other Users’ use of the NAF website, including, without limitation, disrupting the normal flow or use of the service.
f. Users may not post or transmit any file which contains “viruses,” “worms,” “Trojan horse” or any other contaminating or destructive features.
g. It is our general policy to protect the privacy of the persons transmitting any messages to NAF. However, NAF reserves the right to reproduce and distribute part or all of a message without any compensation to the User so long as any identifying information is deleted.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
To use the NAF website, you do not need to provide any personal information. However, to register with our site, you will have to provide some personal information, such as your name, mailing address, and email address. If you do submit personal information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may also use your information to contact you about other NAF activities and/or fundraising campaigns.
a. If you provide your name, address, and email address by registering with our site or making an online donation, we will have a record of your information.
b. If you choose to register with, or donate to NAF, your information will be added to our list and database.
c. If you register with our site or make a donation, your information will also be added to the NAF Act for Choice Alerts list and you will receive informational updates and action alerts on reproductive rights issues. Act for Choice is an electronic network and therefore we need an email address to contact you. We also need your full postal address in order for our systems to match you to the correct state and federal districts, thereby ensuring that you are primarily sending messages to your designated elected officials.
d. We will receive and retain a record of any other information you choose to provide, such as optional information you submit.
e. We use third-party vendors to provide services on this site and in our offline business operations. The information that you submit on this site may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services (such as maintaining our database, sending email messages to registrants, conducting fundraising campaigns, or processing credit card transactions) on our behalf.
f. NAF will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.
Financial Information You Choose to Provide
If you choose to make an online donation to NAF or to order materials online, you will have to provide your credit card billing information. As this information is collected and transferred over the internet to our secure server, it is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, the industry standard security technology that is designed to protect sensitive information. Our donation pages display the Verisign Secure Site Seal to assure you that our website is authentic and that all transactions are secured by SSL encryption. If you are making a donation, the credit card information that you provide at the time of donation is stored only for the duration of the transaction. Your credit card information is used only to process donations and will not be used for any other purposes.
Information Automatically Collected and Stored
Any website you enter, including prochoice.org, automatically collects and stores some information about your computer and your visit: your computer’s internet Protocol (IP) address (this is not your email address); the domain from which you access the internet (e.g., “AOL.com” or “princeton.edu”); the name, version, and specifications of your computer and your computer’s operating system; the internet address of the website, if any, from which you came to our site; the date and time you arrived at our site and how long you spent on the site; and which pages you visited.
If you just browse through our site, read pages, or download information, the above information is all that we collect. We use this information to formulate statistics (possibly with the help of outside experts) that show the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. For example, we use the browser information to help us design our website so that as many people as possible will be able to view the pages correctly. These statistics do not reveal personal information.
If you choose to provide information by registering with, or donating to NAF, we may place a small text file, known as a “cookie,” on your hard drive so that you will be recognized as you move around the Web pages. Unless you choose to use a “persistent cookie,” the information is captured only for the duration of your browser session through the use of a “session cookie.” For example, if you make a donation and then navigate through different pages of the website, the cookie will maintain the information you entered when you filled out the donation pages. As you move through the site, any fields requiring information about you that has already been captured will automatically appear. However, once you close your browser window, the session cookie times out. If you open a new browser window and return to our website, your personal information fields will not be filled automatically.
In certain circumstances, you may be given the option to turn on a “persistent” or “permanent cookie” on your computer (e.g., “Would you like us to remember your password?” messages). A persistent cookie will remember your user name and password and will not time out at the end of your browser session.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. The security measures used on this site include, but are not limited to, industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, Versign certificates, firewalls, and internal policies to maintain the security of stored data.
Your Help Is Needed
Although we do our best to protect your privacy on prochoice.org, we need your help.
a. You have control over your own privacy. Think carefully before providing any personal or financial information.
b. Although this site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, no email is completely secure against interception. If you are worried because your communication is very sensitive, do not send it.
d. You should be aware that we use personalization measures designed to make your site experience more enjoyable (i.e., personalized links in email that allow data fields to be automatically populated with certain personal information, such as our “Send a Postcard” or “Email this Page” links). We need your help to protect the information embedded in these links. You should always keep your email account information secure and not allow others to access your email account.
How to Unsubscribe or Contact NAF About Your Information
If you do not want to receive any email from us in the future, visit your personal subscription page on Act for Choice to deactivate your account. Note that your donation records will remain in NAF’s databases, but your login and email address will be deactivated.
If you wish to review the contact information we have on file for you, correct your contact information or provide a change of address, or inform us how you wish your contact information to be used, please contact our staff (see below).
You may contact NAF by mail, email, or telephone, as follows:
Mail: 1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005