EXTERNAL SITE DISCLAIMER
The appearance of external retail associations hyper-links on this World
Wide Web site does not constitute endorsement by Victim's Assistance of
America, Inc. (VAA) of external web sites or the information, products
or services contained therein. Once you access an individual document
of the website containing that document.
External links, which direct users to a site other than the VAA website,
are provided for your convenience in supporting the goals of VAA. We
consider an external link a hyper-link to any site that is not a
victimsassistanceofamerica.org web address.
These links are provided consistent with the sole purpose of providing
shopping opportunities for VAA Visitors, Grantors, Donors, Individuals and
Corporations as a manner of supporting VAA through a percentage of profits
from their purchases, to be contributed to the operations and functions of VAA.
VAA does NOT exercise any editorial control over the products or information
you may find at these locations and bears no responsibility for their accuracy
or content. VAA is not necessarily affiliated or associated with the
agencies or companies for which external links are provided. VAA does not
necessarily sponsor or endorse their products and services, and they do not
necessarily sponsor or endorse VAA services.
All hyper-links are reviewed at the time they are added to the VAA web site.
VAA will not knowingly link to sites that derive from or participate in
fraudulent or illegal behavior. VAA maintains the right and privilege to
determine what links and information will be provided on this web site.
Any complaints should be directed through the contact form, accessible from
the right side navigation bar.
Neither VAA, its volunteers, nor any of its employees, makes any warranty,
express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for
a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness of any information or product accessed through
By selecting an external link, you agree that you have read this disclaimer
and agree that actions you take through these external links are at your own
risk; further, you agree to hold VAA harmless for any damages that may
result from any viewing, any products and/or any materials of any type.
A "cookie" is a small text file that a website can place on your computer's
hard drive in order, for example, to collect information about your
activities on the site or to make it possible for you to use an online
"shopping cart" to keep track of items you wish to purchase. The cookie
transmits this information back to the website's server which, generally
speaking, is the only computer that can read it. Most consumers do not know
that "cookies" are being placed on their computers when they visit websites.
If you want to know when this happens, or to prevent it from happening, you
can set your browser to warn you when a website attempts to place a "cookie"
on your computer. No "third party" cookies are used on the VAA website.
Every website you visit on the World Wide Web retains a certain amount
of non-personal information from every visitor. This information
This generic information is utilized to maintain a record of visitors to
our site, how they found us, and what pages are receiving the most and/or
least interest. This is an everyday process used on every website on the
- Time and Date
- The Referring Website From Where You "Clicked Through" To Us if You Did
Not Type in VictimsAssistanceofAmerica.org Directly
- Your IP (Internet Protocol) Address
- Your Web Browser Type and Version
- Your Operating System Platform
We do not use "cookies" on the VAA website to transmit information. The
only exception to this policy is that upon entering the VAA Retail and
other external shopping site links that benefit VAA, we may transmit a
"referral code" when you "click through" in order to receive our proper
percentage of your purchases, supporting the nonprofit goals of VAA.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
Information you offer VAA through our interactive forms is compiled
of information you provide. This information is solely for the use of VAA
to provide victim advocacy services as necessary. This information is not
passed through or shared with any third party outside of VAA, without your
Statistics sharing may be incorporated, however, NO identifying personal
information will be shared.
We use secure socket layer (*SSL) encryption, which is recognized as an
industry standard in encryption technology, to protect the transmission of
information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. All the
information you provide us through these forms is stored securely.
*Please be advised that until we receive enough funding, VAA does not
currently receive transmitted information under the Secure Socket Layer
Encryption method. If you would like to donate the funding required for our
contact us directly to arrange the purchase.
It should be known that email communications written directly from you
to VAA from your computer or use of any web email client on the Internet is
not necessarily secure against interception. Please do not send sensitive,
personal information such as social security and bank account numbers
through email. Please use our Toll Free Hotline or regular postal mail
Victim's Assistance of America, Inc. (VAA) does not
condone the use of UCE (unsolicited commercial email), bulk email
and Spam. VAA employees, volunteers and any associates/affiliates
of VAA are strictly prohibited from using Spam in their marketing
efforts, and are subject to immediate suspension and/or
termination if they do so.
We communicate with you to provide requested services and/or information
on related identity theft and VAA issues. We also send website and subscription
service updates. If you have previously subscribed to the VAA Newsletter and
wish to be removed from our low volume mailings, please send an email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the email address
that you wish to have removed.
TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS - WEBSITE IMAGES, CONTENT
The VAA and VAA Retail Logos are © Copyright, 2002. All Rights Reserved by Victims
Assistance of America, Inc. (VAA) and (VAARetail). Images within this or any affilited website
may not be reproduced, copied, borrowed or hyperlinked to without the express
written permission of VAA in advance. The current logo is pending approval
and is identifiable as such with a "TM Pending" notation visible within
the website at all times. The VAA Logos are identifiable by an upsidedown, red "V"
shaped graphic with dual black "V's in an upward direction. The VAA Graphic
Representations were designed in whole by Virtual Isle Solutions - www.Virtual-Isle.com
specifically for Victims Assistance of America, Inc. (VAA) and (VAARetail).
Said copyrights and stipulations apply to all original materials within the
VAA and it's affiliated sites.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it,
and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.