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Introduction

PPFA is pleased to provide you with this site for your personal education, but nothing on this site constitutes a recommendation for medical care, nor does PPFA make a warranty of any kind in terms of their appropriateness for individual on-line users.

Planned Parenthood believes that every individual must have access to the health care information and services that can allow taking responsibility for one's health. Be smart about your health and your life. Arm yourself with good information about sexual and reproductive health maintenance. Use www.plannedparenthood.org and visit a qualified health care provider for personal medical evaluation, counseling, and services.

The URL www.plannedparenthood.org is owned by PPFA, but the content of www.plannedparenthood.org is a federation-wide web initiative. Only those pages bearing the copyright of PPFA are the responsibility of PPFA and any references in these terms of use to the PPFA Web site refer only to those pages copyrighted to PPFA. Each independent Planned Parenthood entity is responsible for the content on its pages within www.plannedparenthood.org and, in an effort to bring you the most up-to-date and comprehensive information, much of the information provided on www.plannedparenthood.org is shared among all participating Planned Parenthoods. For more information on the Planned Parenthood community and www.plannedparenthood.org , please see About plannedparenthood.org.


1. Copyright, Copying, and Trademark

The entire PPFA Web site is copyrighted 2005 by PPFA. Certain articles or materials within the Web site are also separately copyrighted by PPFA or by others, including other Planned Parenthood entities, 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, or audio or visual material for bulk or commercial use. For special copyright permissions, or to purchase PPFA publications and pamphlets, please write to: PPFA Marketing Division, 123 William Street, New York, NY 10038, or email [email protected].

Planned Parenthood® and its logo of nested "Ps" are registered service marks of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.


2. Disclaimer of Endorsement

The information posted on this PPFA website includes information copyrighted by others, as well as hypertext links or pointers to or search or locator engines that will lead to other websites, including web pages within www.plannedparenthood.org that are run by independent organizations operating under the Planned Parenthood® service mark. These linked websites are developed and maintained independently of PPFA and are not a part of this PPFA website. When users leave the PPFA website and travel to a third-party website or web page, they become subject to different terms of use and privacy policies. PPFA does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any third-party information contained on the PPFA web pages or any information found on a linked website, nor does PPFA endorse the views expressed or products or services offered by any third-party information or linked websites.

3. Information Obtained Through the PPFA Web Site Does Not Constitute Medical, Legal, or Other Professional Advice

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS PPFA WEB SITE 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 SERVICE PROVIDER IN PERSON PRIOR TO STARTING ANY NEW TREATMENT OR WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION. THIS PPFA WEB SITE DOES NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PRACTICE MEDICINE OR DISPENSE MEDICAL ADVICE AS PART OF THIS SERVICE.

IN ADDITION, NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS PPFA WEB SITE 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.


4. Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability

PPFA ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, DECISION MADE, OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PPFA WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER INTERNET SITES LINKED TO IT IN ANY WAY. PPFA DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE PPFA WEB SITE OR THE INTERNET.

Furthermore, PPFA does not make any express or implied warranties, representations, or endorsements whatsoever in connection with the PPFA Web site, other Web sites accessed by "hyperlink," or the Internet generally (including without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). You understand that, except for information, products, or services clearly identified as being supplied by PPFA, PPFA does not review, operate, or control any material, information, products or services on www.plannedparenthood.org pages or on the Internet, including electronic transmissions from Users or materials connected to the PPFA Web site through "hyperlinks," in any way.

Unless stated otherwise, all the people shown in the photographs on www.plannedparenthood.org are models. Their photos were chosen based solely for aesthetic reasons. Other than that, the people in these pictures have no connection to Planned Parenthood®, or any of the topics discussed on the Website.

In no event shall PPFA 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 PPFA Web site, or any failure or delay in updating or including any materials on the PPFA Web site, or any use of or inability to use any materials on the PPFA Web site, even if PPFA has been advised of the possibility of such damages. (Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental and consequential damages, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.)


5. Waiver of Responsibility for Defective or Contaminated Materials

Although PPFA makes every effort to ensure the correctness of data, PPFA disclaims responsibility for any errors or omissions, such as unintended technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, in the materials. You also understand that PPFA 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 PPFA Web site for the reconstruction of any lost data. Use of the PPFA Web site and the Internet generally is at the User's own risk.

6. Legal Actions

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New York, U.S.A, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the state of New York. 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 Web site, or the use of this Web site, must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose and must be filed in a court in New York, New York, U.S.A.

7. 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 PPFA WEB SITE 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
PPFA MARKETING DIVISION
123 WILLIAM STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10038

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 PPFA 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, PPFA reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where the PPFA Web site 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 PPFA Web site, 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 PPFA. However, PPFA 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.

We reserve the right to remove any information that is posted in violation of these terms and to suspend any registered user accounts for persons who violate these terms and conditions.


8. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notices

As required by Section 512(c)(2) of Title 17 of the United States Code, if you believe that any material on the PPFA Web site infringes your copyright, you must send a notice of claimed infringement to PPFA's Designated Agent at the following address:

Name of Agent Designated to Receive
Notification of Claimed Infringement: General Counsel

Full Address of Designated Agent to which
Notification Should be Sent: 

c/o Office of the General Counsel
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
123 William Street, New York NY 10038
 

Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 212-541-7800

Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: 212-868-4677

E-mail Address of Designated Agent: [email protected]

To be effective, Section 512(c)(3)(A) of Title 17 of the United States Code requires that your notification of claimed infringement be a written communication and that it include each of the following elements:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if more than one work is covered by the notice of claimed infringement, a description of each work.
  • A description of the infringing activity or of the work that is claimed to be infringing and information about the location on this Web site (or, if the infringing information is located on another Website linked to through this website, information about the location of the link or reference on this Web site) where the alleged infringement is occurring that is reasonably sufficient to allow us to locate the infringing material.
  • Sufficient information to allow us to contact you, including your name, address, telephone number and, if available, your e-mail address.
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
  • A statement by you that the information in the notice of claimed infringement is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

 

SMS/MMS Policy for General Updates

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) offers an optional text messaging service to supporters, allowing for short communications regarding relevant and timely events, advocacy calls to action, and campaign opportunities. SMS alerts are available on AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile®, U.S. Cellular®, Nextel, Virgin Mobile, and others. Message frequency varies. 

We collect mobile phone numbers and consent to send messages when you text message PPFA's SMS numbers with a short code (such as PPFA), sign up via website forms, or register at a PPFA-related event. Message and data rates may apply. User will receive receive 1 SMS per request, and will receive SMS MT if the device does not support MMS.

For general text message updates from PPFA, text PPFA to 22422. If you wish to unsubscribe from text messages at any time, simply text message STOP to 22422. Text HELP to 22422 with any questions or concerns. You can re-subscribe at any time by texting PPFA to 22422.

SMS/MMS Policy for Health Educators Program

  • Text PPNOW to 774636 to receive text messages from PPFA Alerts about pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception, STDs and abortion.
  • User will receive SMS MT if the device does not support MMS.
  • Get 1 SMS per request.
  • Supported carriers include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile™, Verizon Wireless, Metro PCS, Nextel, Virgin Mobile, US Cellular Corp.™, ACS Wireless, All West Wireless, Bluegrass, Boost USA, Cambridge Telecom, Cellcom, Cellular South, Centennial, Cincinnati Bell, Cricket Wireless, Dobson, Cellular One of East Central Illinois, Appalachian Wireless, Farmer’s Mutual Telephone Company, General Communications, Golden State Cellular, PC Management, Inland Cellular, Illinois Valley Cellular, Nex-Tech Wireless, Nucla-Naturita, nTelos, Revol, Silver Star PCS (Gold Star), Snake River PCS, South Central, Syringa, Thumb Cellular, UBET Wireless, Unicel, United Wireless, and West Central Wireless. T-Mobile™ is not liable for undelivered or delayed messages.
  • Text STOP to 774636 to unsubscribe
  • Text HELP to 774636 for help or email [email protected] or call 888-531-3851.
  • Message and Data Rates May Apply.

Contact Us:
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
123 William Street    
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 1-800-430-4907
Privacy Policy

 

Chat/Text (SMS/MMS) Terms & Conditions

  1. In addition to any entry, submission or other fee of which you are notified, your carrier’s standard messaging rates apply to your entry or submission message, our confirmation and all subsequent SMS correspondence and/or transmissions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider.
  2. We will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS messages as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your mobile service operator. SMS MESSAGE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.
  3. Data obtained from you in connection with this SMS service may include your cell phone number, your carrier’s name, and the date, time and content of your messages, as well as other information that you provide. We may use this information to contact you and to provide the services you request from us.
  4. By using this service you may have access to various content. You should assume that everything to which you have access through this service is subject to copyright and trademark protection, unless noted otherwise. By subscribing or otherwise using the service, you acknowledge and agree that all right, title and interest, including the trademark and copyright rights, in and to such works are our property, and that you will not gain any ownership or other right, title or interest therein or thereto. You may not copy, download or make any other unauthorized uses of such items.
  5. By subscribing, you consent to receive text messages from us according to the program frequency.
  6. By subscribing or otherwise using the service, you acknowledge and agree that we will have the right to change and/or terminate the service at any time, with or without cause and/or advance notice.
  7. T-Mobile is not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.
  8. All content is appropriate for ages 13 and older (T13+)

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