TERMS OF USE
AND PRIVACY POLICY

Safe Infant Sleep provides this website for information and education related to evidence-based practices for safe sleep for babies and toddlers. Please read these Terms of Use carefully. By using this website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and by the website's Privacy Policy (found below). If you do not accept the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use or this website's Privacy Policy, please do not use the website.

How are users of this website expected to behave?

Your use of this site is not solely for your own purposes. Parts of this site may include interaction with other people. By visiting this website, users agree to adhere to certain standards of interactive content. These standards apply to use of interactive features including but not limited to discussion groups, chat, news, blog comments and email to addresses contained in this website.

In any interaction with this website, visitors agree to refrain from:

  • using language that can be generally construed as offensive, derogatory, judgmental, demeaning or humiliating

  • “flaming” or “spamming” or any practice that floods an individual with unwanted or derogatory communication

  • comments, statements or terminology that can be construed as disparaging towards another’s race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigration status, presumed ideology (e.g., “conservative” or “liberal”), or religious affiliation

  • online shouting, that is, USE OF ALL CAPS IN ANY MESSAGE

  • linking to offensive sites, including those that are pornographic, racist or which advocate violence or prejudice against any group or individuals

  • disclosing private information about others

  • attacking or undermining another’s reputation or good name through calumny, libel, slander or so-called “fake news”

  • use of copyrighted material from this site without permission.

The Safe Infant Sleep website exists solely to educate about evidence-based practices for safe infant sleep. Therefore, Safe Infant Sleep retains the right, in its sole discretion, to remove or block communications from anyone whom it determines to be detrimental to that purpose, whether or not such communications violate the prohibitions enumerated above. Such action by Safe Infant Sleep is not meant to disparage the intent, faith, character, or reputation of individual whose communications are removed or blocked.

If any violation of the above standards represents, indicates, or suggests an intent or threat to break the law, the violator's information, including ISP and IP address, will be provided to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Although they may not use site features, hackers who interfere with the operation of the Safe Infant Sleep site or obtain information from the site without permission or spammers who harvest e-mail addresses from this site are also subject to criminal prosecution.

Exclusion of Warranties and Reservation of Rights

Safe Infant Sleep follows accepted standards in regard to information technology but cannot warrant that the website will operate error-free or that this website, its server, or its content are free from computer viruses or similar contamination or destructive features. If your use of the website or the content results in the need of service or replacing equipment or data, Safe Infant Sleep will not be responsible for those costs.

Safe Infant Sleep also follows industry standards regarding transmissions of information made via the website, its content, or its server but cannot warrant that such transactions are fully secure. Safe Infant Sleep will not be responsible for theft or misappropriate of information transmitted via this website, its content, or its server (for example, through identity theft or credit card fraud).

IN NO EVENT WILL SAFE INFANT SLEEP BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF SAFE INFANT SLEEP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. In such states, the liability of Safe Infant Sleep shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

Copyrights and Trademarks

Safe Infant Sleep owns the content (software, text, graphics, images, and other material) on this website or uses it through arrangements with other entities. The content is protect by copyright and unauthorized use of the content may violate copyright, trademark, or other laws. No use other than that permitted under this agreement is acceptable without prior written consent from Safe Infant Sleep. No content on this website may be used for a commercial or public purpose. Posting of content from this website on other sites or networks is strictly prohibited. PThe trademarks, service marks, and logos of Safe Infant Sleep used on this website also belong to Safe Infant Sleep and may not be used without prior written permission of Safe Infant Sleep specifically for each use. The trademarks, services marks, and logos may not be used to disparage Safe Infant Sleep or any third party in any manner which could damage the good will of the marks or logos. Any good will generated by the approved use of trademarks, services marks, or logos inures to the benefit of Safe Infant Sleep.

This website may contain links to third-party websites which are provided as a convenience to users and do not constitute an endorsement by Safe Infant Sleep of the links or their content. Likewise, Safe Infant Sleep cannot be responsible for the accuracy of the content on external sites nor for destructive programs that may be on these sites. Any access of external links is done at the user's own risk.

Safe Infant Sleep reserves the right to update or modify these Terms of Use at any time and from time to time without notice to its users. Please review these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the website after any changes to these Terms of Use will indicate your agreement with such changes.

Privacy Policy

Safe Infant Sleep understands that you care how information about you is used and shared. We appreciate your trust. We will protect your privacy using industry standard security practices, although no technology is entirely secure, and use any information submitted through our website carefully and sensibly.

We respect each site visitor's right to personal privacy. To that end, we collect and use information throughout our website only as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. This statement applies solely to information collected on this website.

How does Safe Infant Sleep protect personal information?
Safe Infant Sleep collects your personal information, including user names, email addresses, IP addresses, other contact details, survey response, photos, payment information and cookie data. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected. This can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses.  This information will be used to fulfill contracts and process transactions or requests. We collect your information with your consent, indicated by your use of the website, and for the purposes of responding to legitimate requests from government or law enforcement authorities. Your information is retained for as long as it is needed to fulfill your request and to comply with legal obligations.

When you make a contribution or purchase, we offer the use of a secure server. We encrypt all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the data we collect is protected against unauthorized access. This means that only authorized Safe Infant Sleep staff or bank employees/systems will be able to read your information. Your credit card information is protected and secure when used on our site.

Our web server may automatically recognize information regarding your IP address, domain or e-mail address. This information is not viewed individually, but is used to automatically compile statistics through a software program. The statistical information we collect may be used to:

  • improve the content and organization of our website

  • create new features and/or content on our site to meet the patterns of use indicated by statistical analysis

  • provide general statistical information, e.g. the number of visitors to the site and most-viewed pages

Some features of this website may site use cookies, a file deposited on your computer to record information for your next visit. This information is recorded if you choose to alter your page viewing preference (for example, to choose large type), so that when you return your viewing preferences are intact, or if you choose to keep log-in information on your computer. At any time you can clear these cookies in your browser’s preferences (or tools) menu. Safe Infant Sleep does not use cookies for any other purpose than to enhance your personal visit convenience.

Will Safe Infant Sleep disclose private information it collects to outside parties?
If you supply Safe Infant Sleep with your email address, you may receive periodic e-mail messages from us providing information and updates about items, recalls, or other information related to safe infant sleep. In each case, when you submit a form you will be given the option not to receive such communication. If you mistakenly receive any communication you do not want to receive, please click on the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of the communication or respond to the e-mail with a request to be removed from the list, and your request will be promptly fulfilled. We do not make the email addresses of those who access our site available to other organizations nor do we sell this information to anyone.

If you supply Safe Infant Sleep with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic postal mailings from us providing information on the organization, our website, or upcoming events or activities. If you do not wish to receive such postal mailings, please let us know by returning the mail to the originating department as “refused” and your name will be removed from the mailing list.

Persons who supply Safe Infant Sleep with telephone numbers online may be assured that his or her telephone number will be kept in confidence by Safe Infant Sleep and used only for the purpose for which you supplied it. Phone numbers will not be shared with other organizations.

What is not covered by this Privacy Policy?
This Privacy Policy relates solely to the information collected on this website.

 

Some Safe Infant Sleep staff members, by requirement of their full-time occupation or profession are legally mandated reporters of suspected sexual abuse, child abuse, child neglect and elder abuse. Oregon law requires such mandated reporters to report possible instances of these offenses to law enforcement agencies. Any disclosures of this nature are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

Requests by law enforcement agencies for information about site users deemed by Safe Infant Sleep to be legitimate and not in violation of constitutional principles will be supplied to law enforcement agencies.

Any user of this site indicating, threatening, admitting to or representing an act in violation of the law on this site or through an e-mail link contained on this site will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.