Your privacy is important to the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (MRCAC). This statement describes the MRCAC’s privacy practices for its website, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

Personal Information
You can visit without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself; however, to access certain portions of the website, you may have to submit information such as user-id and password, or to access some services we provide, you may have to give us personal information such as your name, professional credentials/discipline, address and e-mail. To access our paid programs, we will ask for credit card information as well.

Information security and quality
We intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personally identifiable information. We have implemented appropriate physical, technical and organizational measures, such as using industry accepted encryption for transmission of credit card information, to help keep your information secure, accurate, current, and complete.

Website privacy policy
MRCAC is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website. MRCAC will not disclose any information about you to third parties. All third party vendors used by MRCAC to assist it in the development, hosting, or maintenance of this website must agree not to disclose any information. MRCAC, in its own judgment, may release information to third parties in special cases, such as compliance with valid legal requirements.

Information sent to us by your web browser
We collect non-personal identification information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, the website you were visiting before you visited one of our sites, and the pages on our sites you visit. You can choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do this, some parts of the site may not function properly.

MRCAC liability
The use of this website and its content is at your own risk. The content is provided on an “as is” basis. MRCAC disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied warranties or merchantability, non-infringement of third parties’ rights, and fitness for a particular purpose.

In no event shall MRCAC be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the content of this website whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory, and whether or not MRCAC is advised of the possibility of such damages. MRCAC is not liable for any claim, whatsoever, caused by your use or misuse of the website.
MRCAC asks and you agree not to post or use any messages with misleading, false, or inappropriate language or statements or communications that may infringe or violate any rights of any party or federal or state law. MRCAC reserves the right to remove any offensive or fraudulent content at any time.

Links to other websites
Links on this website to other websites are made based on our assessment that the linked site is generally a quality source of information. But in doing so MRCAC makes no judgment or warranty concerning the accuracy of the information on the linked site or their privacy practices. MRCAC recommends reading the privacy statements of each site you visit.

Website content
All other product or service names are trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. All logos and references to organizations are used with the permission of the owners. If we are infringing on anyone’s copyright, please contact us. We will have the materials removed or give credit to the deserving party.

Social media disclaimer
We welcome and encourage open discussion on MRCAC social media sites – including but not limited to our website, Facebook, and Twitter – and look forward to any comments, stories and experiences you want to share. Other than the entries MRCAC posts ourselves, the opinions and/or views expressed on these sites represent the thoughts of individual bloggers and online communities, and not those necessarily of MRCAC or any of our staff. All links to other websites found linked from MRCAC social media sites are provided as a service to readers, but such linkage does not constitute endorsement of those sites by MRCAC, and as such we are not responsible for the content of external websites.
While MRCAC makes reasonable efforts to monitor and/or moderate content posted on our social media sites, we do not moderate all comments and cannot always respond in a timely manner to online requests for information. MRCAC reserves the sole right to review, edit and/or delete any comments it deems are inappropriate. Comments including, but not limited to, the following may be deleted or edited by MRCAC:

• Abusive or hurtful comments
• Off-topic and redundant comments (this includes promotion of events, groups, pages, websites, organizations and programs not related to or affiliated with MRCAC)
• Comments that use foul language or “hate speech” (e.g., racial, ethnic or gender bashing language)
• Personal attacks or defamatory statements or comments

Please be aware that once you post something online, there’s the potential for thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of people to read your words, even years from now. We therefore suggest that you exercise caution when posting medical information on any of our social media sites and that you not disclose personal identifiable information like your location, medical record number, financial information, etc.

By submitting content to any of MRCAC social media sites, you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public, and that MRCAC may use this information for internal and external promotional purposes and fundraising purposes. Please note that other participants may use your posted information beyond the control of MRCAC. If you do not wish to have the information you have made available via this site used, published, copied and/or reprinted, please do not post on this page.

Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy
MRCAC may at any time change, add to, or update this policy. Changes will take effect immediately upon posting.

MRCAC is supported by Children’s Minnesota and  funded through a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither Children’s Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Justice, nor any of their components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).