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DSA Privacy Statement 

Our Commitment to Privacy 

We use industry standard safeguards to protect the confidentiality of personal information we collect from visitors to this Web site. Personal information collected is accessible only by designated staff or agents of our organization who are also bound to this statement. It is important to recognize that "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet. This statement is provided to clarify our commitment to protecting the security of the personal information you provide.

Personal Information that We May Collect

When you register on our site, we may ask for information such as your name, email address, postal address, zip code, telephone, gender or disability information. We do not collect or maintain information from those actually known to be under the age of 13. We will not contact children under age 13 without a parent's permission.
In addition to the information provided by Web site visitors, our computers automatically receive and record information from your Internet browser, including your IP address, cookie information, and the pages you request. 

How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We use information you provide on an aggregated basis to do such things as operate our site, enhance our site, and to better understand the profile of our online audience. We may also use this data, both aggregate and personal to you, to enhance your site experience on our site by displaying content and marketing messages that we believe will be of interest to you. In some cases we use your personal information to contact you or to provide information to you, such as to send newsletters to you that you request.

Information Sharing and Disclosure 

We do not share your personal information. The following circumstances may be exceptions to this policy:
• In order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Web site terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
• Third parties (hackers) may unlawfully intercept or access information or confidential transmissions.  


Visitors are required to provide certain personal information when they join our online community or subscribe to our eNEWS, such as name and email address. We may ask for additional information, but the submission of that information is strictly voluntary. The information collected from visitors during the registration process is used to help DSA develop content for the website, collect audience information, and develop our web community. This information is not shared with third parties. Statistics are shared however.

Cookies and Other Tracking Methods

Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your computer. We may use cookies or, in a limited number of cases and IP addresses for a number of reasons. Cookies allow us to better understand how users use our site and can help us to tailor our Web site or a marketing message to better match your needs and interests. Cookies can also help you remember your user name and password on protected areas of Web sites. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly if you do.

Correction of Personal Information; Opt-Out Right

We ask that you notify us of any changes to your personal information via e-mail, telephone or postal mail at the address shown in the last section of this Privacy Policy. You may at any time request to be removed from our email list by clicking the unsubscribe link in any email you receive from us. Alternatively, you may notify us via e-mail, telephone or postal mail at the address shown in the last section of this Privacy Policy. 

Notification of Changes

If we are going to use your personal information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection through this Web site, we will notify you. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that affect user information already collected through our site, we will post a notice on our web site notifying users of the change. 

Questions or Comments 

If you have questions or comments regarding our privacy statement, you may contact us at:
Down Syndrome Association of San Diego
9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92123
(858)268-4275 (fax)

Terms of Use

Website Terms and Conditions 

Thank you for visiting Any time you use this site you accept these conditions so it is important to read them carefully. If for any reason you do not agree, you may not use this site. From time to time without prior notice, we may update and/or change the terms, conditions, and notices under which this site is offered. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by such modifications and/or updates. 

Limited Use 

This site is provided for your personal and non-commercial use only. Without express written consent, you may not download (other than page caching) modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, or services obtained from any portion of this site. 

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use 

You may not use this site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions. You may not use this site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, and impair the site in any way. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to this site, other users accounts, and or computer systems connected to this site through hacking or any other means.

Privacy and Protection of Personal Information

See our Privacy Statement for information relating to the collection and use of your personal information. 

Copyright and Trademark

All content, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio and video, is the property of Down Syndrome Association of San Diego and protected by United States and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of Down Syndrome Association of San Diego and protected by United States and international copyright laws.

The Down Syndrome Association of San Diego logo is a registered trademark. This and all other trademarks, service marks, and trade names appearing on this site are the property of Down Syndrome Association of San Diego. 


This site may contain links to other sites on the World Wide Web. We provide these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site or any association with its operators. You acknowledge and agree that this site is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, nor responsible or liable for any content, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Limitation of Liability

We will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of this site, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the sites/services.

Applicable Law

Use of this Website is based on the law of the United States of America. U.S. Federal law and the law of the State of California shall be the applicable law relating to or arising out of use of this Web site and San Diego County California shall be the location of any proceeding arising out of or related to such use.
If any provision of this agreement is determined to be void or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect without being invalidated in any way. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement with respect to this site.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of October 1, 2009.

DSA Disclaimer

The Down Syndrome Association of San Diego does not promote or recommend any therapy, treatment, institution, etc. and does not espouse any particular political, educational or religious view. Inclusion of information or resources does not necessarily imply promotion or recommendation by the DSA. Content is provided for informational purposes only.
La asociación de síndrome de down de san diego no promueve o recomienda ningún tipo de terapia, tratamiento, institución, etc. y no está ligado a ningún tipo de opinión de  partidos políticos en  particular, educativos o religiosos.  La información incluída o recursos, no necesariamente implican promoción o recomendación por medio de la asociación DSA.


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