Disclaimer, Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING WWW.PEOPLEPREVENTSUICIDE.ORG.

NOTE: The People Prevent Suicide is not a crisis resource.

If you are feeling suicidal, thinking about hurting yourself, or are concerned that someone you know may be in danger of hurting himself or herself, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is staffed by certified crisis response professionals.

You can find help in locating a mental health professional by consulting with your health care provider, Employee Assistance Program, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK), or the National Mental Health Information Center (http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/databases/).

The People Prevent Suicide (PPS) website is a resource of Carson J Spencer Foundation (CJSF), Regis University and the BACCHUS Network (otherwise referred to as the PPS Partners), all nonprofit 501(C)(3) organizations The website does not provide any medical, psychological, diagnostic or treatment services. For accurate diagnosis of suicidality, depression and alcohol problems or other mental illnesses, participants need to call and/or be seen by qualified healthcare professionals. We do not assume any legal obligation to follow up with individual users.

The PPS Partners, its staff and agents, shall not be liable for claims or damages and expressly disclaims any and all liability of any nature for any action, or non-action, taken as a result of the information generated by this website or any of the programs of the PPS Partners used by the customers, callers, clients or online users.

Results from the any of the tools provided are not diagnostic, but merely indicate the presence, or lack thereof, of symptoms that are consistent, or inconsistent with depression and/or suicidality. Negative responses to the questionnaires do not rule out suicidality and/or depression, and positive responses do not conclusively establish suicidality and/or depression. A diagnostic evaluation by a healthcare professional is always necessary to determine whether or not there is the presence/absence of depression/suicidality.

Should a user of www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org receive information that in a way that might indicate a serious or potentially life-threatening problem for themselves or someone else, we urge the individual to call 1-800-273-TALK, contact a mental health services professional, visit the nearest emergency room or call 911. Please note that in some cases the www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org webpage may not be displayed on your computer for technical reasons, and PPS Partners and its developers do not assume any legal obligation to ensure that the webpage is displayed. Even if the webpage is not displayed, any online user who believes that he or someone else may have a serious or potentially life-threatening problem is encouraged to visit the nearest emergency room or call 911.

Note: The pictures included on this website are of models and are for illustrative purposes only.

The information on this site is intended to help users learn about suicide and suicide prevention. It is provided for informational and referral purposes only. The web site should NOT be used as a substitute for medical advice, counseling, or other health-related services or as a replacement for the services of a trained medical or mental health professional. For medical or mental health advice, services, and treatment, consult your primary care physician or a qualified mental health care professional. PPS Partners do not make any warranty that information contained on this website, or on any site linked to this website, is complete, accurate or up-to-date; and PPS Partners are not responsible for the results of reliance on any such information.

If you or someone you know has thoughts about suicide call 1-800-273-TALK or visit your local emergency room.

Links to Other Sites

The PPS website contains links to other sites. If you choose to visit other sites, the PPS Partners are not responsible for another site’s privacy practices or content. Links to other organizations’ web sites or pages by PPS do not necessarily imply approval or endorsement of these organizations, their purpose, their programs, or the accuracy of their materials. In addition, PPS does not assume responsibility for the content of other web sites or pages.

Privacy Policy

We realize that you may be concerned about providing demographic information. For this reason, the PPS Partners make every effort to protect the data you provide. Registering for the mailing list from the PPS Web site adds your contact information to our database. Submitting your information to our Web site signifies your approval for PPS and supporting organizations to occasionally send e-mail to notify you about important changes to the site, new programs, and special announcements from us. If you would rather not receive these e-mail notifications, you can simply indicate that preference by notifying Sally Spencer-Thomas at Sally@CarsonJSpencer.org . If you enter a contest or respond to a promotion, we may ask for your postal address so we can notify contest winners and deliver promotional items. When you enter this information, we will save it in your member profile so that you won’t have to enter it again. We occasionally may also send you postal mail to notify you about important changes to the site, new services, and special announcements from us. If you would rather not receive such information via postal mail, you can indicate this by sending an email to Sally@CarsonJSpencer.org indicating you preferences.

While PPS does not provide any third-party access to your personal information except to facilitate your own attempts to register with our partners or receive offers from select partners as mentioned elsewhere in this policy, we may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our customers, traffic patterns, and related site information. This data reflects site usage patterns gathered during customer visits to our Web site each month, but it does not contain behavioral or identifying information about any individual member unless that member has given us permission to share that information.

PPS may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served by PPS or its subsidiaries or affiliates; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of PPS or the users of PPS, and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org or the public.

Security

This site has reasonable safeguards that are consistent with industry practice in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you.

Children’s Guidelines

PPS respects the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under thirteen (13) years of age. If the PPS Partners know that a user is under age 13, we will NOT deliberately:

  • collect online contact information from that user without prior parental consent, except where used to respond directly to the child’s request;
  • collect personally identifiable offline contact information from that user without prior parental consent;
  • give that user the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable information without prior parental consent;
  • distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information of that user without prior parental consent;
  • entice that user by the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity, to divulge more information than is needed to participate in the activity.

Access to your Profile and Contacting the PPS Partners

PPS gives you the following options for reviewing, changing, or removing your information from our database in order to stop receiving future communications or to no longer receive our service:

You can send email to Sally@CarsonJSpencer.org

You can send mail to the following postal address:

Carson J Spencer Foundation
P.O. Box 351418
Westminster, CO 80035

You can call the following telephone number: 303-458-4323.

Terms of Use

The following Terms of Service are applicable to everyone accessing and using this site. PPS Partners reserve the right to alter the Terms of Service without notice. A current version of the Terms of Service is always available at this location.

By using this site, you indicate your agreement to these Terms of Service. If you do not agree, your use of this site is not authorized. We welcome a return visit whenever you are prepared to accept these Terms of Service.

www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org is owned and operated by the PPS Partners. Whenever we refer to www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org in these Terms of Service, we are also including all subsidiaries and affiliates of the program. Any questions regarding the specific terms of these Terms of Service should be directed to Sally@CarsonJSpencer.org.

www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only.

Trademarks

PPS and all marks, titles, logos, characters and names that appear on www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org are trademarks that appear on www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org with permission. You may use our trademarks only as is permitted by trademark law.

Copyrights

All content on www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org is protected under copyright law. You may download one copy of the content of www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org to any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

If you are authorized to act on behalf of a copyright owner, and any material on www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org infringes on the rights of the owner, please notify our designated agent:

To be effective, your notification must provide us with information that meets the requirements of the U.S. Copyright Act.

You shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org, its licensors, and its content providers against any losses, expenses, costs, or damages incurred as a result of your breach of these Terms of Service, or your unauthorized use of the content of www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org.

International Use

By choosing to access www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org from any location other than the United States, you accept full responsibility for compliance with all local laws. www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org content may not be appropriate or legal to use outside the United States. You are also subject to United States export controls and are responsible for any violations of United States embargoes or other federal rules and regulations restricting exports.

Account Maintenance

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account or account information, you will notify www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org immediately.

Materials You Provide

You authorize www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org to use and publish any materials that you post to www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org in any manner that www.PeoplePreventSuicide.org deems necessary to provide the services on this website.

Minors

The law and good citizenship require us to give special treatment to minors. Therefore, please be aware that we may require users that we learn are under 18 years of age to comply with applicable legal requirements. If we become aware that such requirements apply to you, we will notify you of any impact to your use of this site.

Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado and the United States of America, without regard to their principles of conflicts of law.

Enforcement

Any part of this Agreement found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction will be replaced with language reflecting the original purpose in a valid and enforceable manner.

The enforceable parts of this Agreement will remain binding upon the parties.

Changes to this Policy

We will take reasonable steps to notify you (either by placing a message on our homepage, or contacting you by email) if we change any of the terms of this privacy policy.

IMPORTANT

YOUR USE OF WWW.PEOPLEPREVENTSUICIDE.ORG, THE CONTENT ON WWW.PEOPLEPREVENTSUICIDE.ORG, AND ANY GOODS AND SERVICES YOU ACQUIRE FROM WWW.PEOPLEPREVENTSUICIDE.ORG IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WWW.PEOPLEPREVENTSUICIDE.ORG DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

WWW.PEOPLEPREVENTSUICIDE.ORG WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING THOSE RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE WWW.PEOPLEPREVENTSUICIDE.ORG, FROM GOODS ACQUIRED THROUGH WWW.PEOPLEPREVENTSUICIDE.ORG, OR FROM ANY CONTENT POSTED ON WWW.PEOPLEPREVENTSUICIDE.ORG BY WWW.PEOPLEPREVENTSUICIDE.ORG OR ANYONE ELSE.

WWW.PEOPLEPREVENTSUICIDE.ORG WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, EVEN IF WWW.PEOPLEPREVENTSUICIDE.ORG HAD BEEN ADVISED OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Effective Date: November 29, 2007