Privacy Policy

Effective Date: (05/18/2023)

DisabilityGuidance.org takes your privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy has been created to better serve those who are concerned with how their Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is being used.

PII, as described in U.S. privacy and information security law, is information that can be used to identify an individual through direct or indirect means, including information permitting the physical or online contacting of a specific individual.

Please read our Privacy Policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how DisabilityGuidance.org collects, uses, protects or otherwise handles your PII in accordance with our website.


01. Information Collection

Information Collection

When visiting DisabilityGuidance.org, your web server may track basic information unless the user has changed their browser settings to prevent specific types of information collection. Information tracked by web servers includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. Disabilityguidance.org does not use any information gathered by web servers to try to identify visitors to the site. The information is tracked for routine administration purposes.

When contacting us through DisabilityGuidance.org, you may be asked to voluntarily enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience. You will never be asked to provide credit card numbers or other financial information. We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our alerts, respond to a survey or marketing communication or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To improve user experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested
  • To follow up with you after correspondence, including email, text or phone inquiries

Web Beacons & Cookies

Where necessary, DisabilityGuidance.org uses cookies to store information about a visitor’s preferences and history to better serve the visitor. On their own, cookies and other web browser data collection technologies do not identify a site visitor and DisabilityGuidance.org does not use them for the purposes of identifying users.

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser that enable the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We 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.

You can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie preferences. If you turn cookies off, some site features may be disabled.

Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies by third parties.


Social Media & Widgets

Disabilityguidance.org includes Social Media Features, including Facebook Widgets, such as the Share this button. These Features may collect your IP address as well as the page you are visiting. Additionally, they may use cookies to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing the Feature in question.


Access

DisabilityGuidance.org respects your control over your information and, upon request, we will confirm whether we hold or are processing information that we have collected from you.

You also have the right to amend or update inaccurate or incomplete PII, request deletion of your PII, or request that we no longer use it. Under certain circumstances we will not be able to fulfill your request, such as if it interferes with our regulatory obligations, affects legal matters, we cannot verify your identity, or it involves disproportionate cost or effort, but in any event, we will respond to your request within a reasonable time frame and provide you an explanation.

Please note that for PII that we have obtained or received for processing from a separate, unaffiliated entity which determined the means and purposes of the information gathered, all such requests should be made to that entity directly. We will honor and support any instructions they provide us with respect to your PII.


Third-Party Disclosure

DisabilityGuidance.org does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your PII without advance notice to you. Website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business or serving our users, may use cookies and other technologies to gather information about your activities on DisabilityGuidance.org. If you wish to avoid third parties gathering such information, you can turn off cookies in your browser settings or use other web tools to opt out of information-gathering activities.

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 are therefore not responsible for the information-gathering activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect our safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or respond to a government request.


02. Security

Security

DisabilityGuidance.org takes appropriate security measures to protect personal information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction. Access of PII made available to DisabilityGuidance.org is restricted to those who need such access in the course of their duties for us.

Your efforts to secure your information play an important role in protecting your data. For example, turning off cookies in your browser. Disabilityguidance.org may have links to third-party websites that we do not own or control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of these third-party websites, which may differ from ours. It is up to you to check the privacy policy of any third-party website.


Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission 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 the age of 13 years old.


California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA requires commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches beyond California to require any person or company that operates websites collecting PII from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared.
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our homepage or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can be easily found on the page specified above.

Changes to the Privacy Notice

We may update this Privacy Notice and its [effective/last updated/last modified] date to reflect changes to our data governance practices. You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy page. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.


Controlling Your Privacy

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Do Not Track

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.

CAN-SPAM Act

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.

When you contact us through our contact form, we collect your email address in order to send information, respond to inquiries, and/or reply to other requests or questions.


03. Contact Information

Contact Information

Concerns or questions about our Privacy Policy can be submitted via email.

If you have a question about this Privacy Policy, or wish to inquire about our personal information handling practices, please contact us.


Limitation of Liability

DisabilityGuidance.org, which for the purposes of limitations of liability includes Cojack LLC, and any officer, director, employee, or subcontractor of either, shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages of any kind pertaining to your use of this website, including your engagement of a lawyer or medical professional located through DisabilityGuidance.org.

Any information provided through this website or through links to other websites is provided for educational and general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.

DisabilityGuidance.org is not and shall not be liable for any claim, loss, or liability that arises from the use of links provided by DisabilityGuidance.org to other websites. A user of DisabilityGuidance.org assumes responsibility for any damages that may result from the use of any links, including damages which may result from viruses or computer problems associated with such links or repair and replacement of computers or server information, and for any time lost as the result of such damages.