Terms and Conditions

Date of Last Revision: October 20, 2015

 

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL POLICIES AND GUIDELINES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

These terms and conditions (the "Site Terms") apply exclusively to your access to, and use of, the Web sites of National CASA Association ("National CASA") including CASAFORCHILDREN.ORG, BETHEDIFFERENCE.US, CASANET.ORG, CASAVOLUNTEER.COM, CASAVOLUNTEER.NET, CASAVOLUNTEER.ORG, CASAVOLUNTEERS.COM, CASAVOLUNTEERS.NET, CASAVOLUNTEERS.ORG, NATIONALCASA.COM, NATIONALCASA.NET, NATIONALCASA.ORG, NCASAA.COM, NCASAA.ORG, SHOPCASA.ORG (the "Sites") and do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with National CASA or its affiliate programs for products, services or otherwise.

National CASA reserves the right to amend at any time any policies governing this Sites, including these Site Terms and National CASA's Privacy Policy, by posting the amended terms and indicating the date of the last revision. The amended terms shall be effective immediately after they are initially posted on this Site. If you do not accept the amended terms, you must cease using this Site.

If you have any questions regarding the use of this Site, please direct such questions to the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  1. Privacy Policy 
    National CASA believes strongly in protecting user privacy. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information on how National CASA collects and uses information from users of the Site.
  2. Limited License 
    National CASA grants you a limited license to make personal use only of the Site. Such license is subject to the Site Terms and does not include: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Site or content therein; (b) the collection and use of any product listings, pictures or descriptions; (c) making derivative uses of the Site and its contents; (d) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (e) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Site or any information contained on the Site, except as expressly permitted on the Site; or (f) any use of the Site other than for its intended purpose. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in under any patent, trademark, or proprietary right of National CASA or any third party.
  3. Terms and Conditions of Sale 
    Please refer to our Terms and Conditions of Sale for the terms, conditions and policies applicable to your purchase of products from National CASA. By ordering products through this Site, you agree to be bound by and accept such terms and conditions.
  4. Copyright 
    Unless otherwise indicated, all Web site materials and content, including, without limitation, the National CASA logo, and all designs, text, graphics, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof are the proprietary and copyrighted property of National CASA or its licensors. You may electronically copy and print to hard copy portions of this Web site for the sole purpose of using materials it contains for informational, non-commercial, personal use only. Any other use of the materials in this Web site - including any commercial use, reproduction for purposes other than described above, modification, distribution, republication, display, or performance - without the prior written permission of National CASA is strictly prohibited.
  5. Repeat Infringer Policy 
    National CASA respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. National CASA may, in appropriate circumstances and at its own discretion, limit access to this Site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
  6. Copyright Complaints 
    If you believe that any material on this Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, or that any link on this Site directs users to another Web site that contains material that infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent. Please see our Notice and Procedure for Notifying Designated Agent of Claims of Copyright Infringement.
  7. Trademarks 
    A CHILD'S VOICE IN COURT, CASA, COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE, the National CASA logo, GIVE THE LIGHT OF HOPE TO A CHILD, LIGHT OF HOPE, SPEAK UP FOR A CHILD, STAND UP FOR AN ABUSED CHILD, A POWERFUL VOICE IN A CHILD'S LIFE and any other product or service name or slogan contained in this Web site, are trademarks of National CASA and its suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of National CASA or the applicable trademark holder. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts, is the service mark, trademark, and/or trade dress of National CASA, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of National CASA. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
  8. Hyperlinks 
    You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to this Web site for noncommercial purposes provided such link does not portray National CASA or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any National CASA trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at this Web site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page without National CASA's express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel, or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright, or proprietary right of National CASA or any third party.

    National CASA makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party Web sites accessible by hyperlink from this Web site, or Web sites linking to this Web site. Except for the Sites, the linked sites are not under the control of National CASA and National CASA is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. National CASA is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by National CASA of the site or any information contained therein.

  9. Third Party Content & Services 
    National CASA may provide links to Web pages and content of third parties ("Third Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information. National CASA does not monitor nor have any control over any Third Party Content or third party Web sites. National CASA does not endorse or adopt any Third Party Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. National CASA does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any information contained therein, and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content. Users use these links and Third Party Content contained therein at their own risk.
  10. Submissions 
    You acknowledge and agree that any materials, including but not limited to questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information, provided by you in the form of e-mail or other submissions to National CASA, or postings on this Web site, are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of National CASA. National CASA shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use of these materials for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
  11. Forums & Interactive Areas 
    This Site may include discussion forums or other interactive areas, including chat rooms or bulletin boards ("Interactive Areas"). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any forum or interactive areas, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish through this Site any of the following:

    a. Any message, data, information, text, graphics or other material ("Content") that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;

    b. Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national, or international law, including without limitation, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or the NASDAQ;

    c. Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such Content;

    d. Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;

    e. Unsolicited promotions, advertising or solicitations;

    f. Private information of any third party, including without limitation addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;

    g. Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and

    h.Content that, in the sole judgment of National CASA, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Web sites, or which may expose National CASA or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

    National CASA takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Content posted or uploaded by you or any third-party, or for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. Your use of the Interactive areas is at your own risk. As a provider of interactive services, National CASA is not liable for any statements, representations, or Content provided by its users in any public forum, personal home page or other Interactive Area. Although National CASA has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the Content posted in any Interactive Area, National CASA reserves the right and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any Content that violates these provisions or is otherwise objectionable. Any use of the Interactive Areas or the Web site in violation of the foregoing is in violation of these terms and may result in, among other things, the termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the web site.

  12. Indemnification 
    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless National CASA, its independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and their respective directors, employees and agents, from and against any third party claim, damages, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising our of your use of the Sites, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand, or claim made against National CASA and/or its independent contractors, service providers, employees, directors or consultants, arising out of or relating to your conduct, your violation of these Site Terms, or your violation of the rights of any third party.
  13. Disclaimer 
    THIS SITE AND THE MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NATIONAL CASA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NATIONAL CASA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, OR ERROR-FREE. NATIONAL CASA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS SITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. National CASA reserves the right to change any and all content contained on this Site at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by National CASA.
  14. Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer 
    This Web site is funded in part through a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this Web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).
  15. Limitation of Liability 
    IN NO EVENT SHALL NATIONAL CASA, ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CASED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM NATIONAL CASA, OR THAT RESULTS FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR E-MAIL, ERROR, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO NATIONAL CASA'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF NATIONAL CASA (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY TORT INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE, OR IMPUTED?PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF NATIONAL CASA'S WEB SITE EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO NATIONAL CASA FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS SITE.
  16. Applicable Law 
    These Site Terms and your use of this Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Site Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in King County, Washington and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Site Terms.
  17. Termination 
    Notwithstanding any of these Site Terms, National CASA reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use this Web site, and to block or prevent future access to and use of this Web site.
  18. Severability 
    If any provision of these Site Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Site Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
  19. Questions & Contact Information 
    Questions or comments about National CASA's Site may be directed to National CASA, Inc. at the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Privacy Statement

Last Revised: May 24, 2010

This privacy statement applies to all Web sites produced and maintained by the National CASA Association ("National CASA"), including without limitation BETHEDIFFERENCE.US, CASANET.ORG, CASAVOLUNTEER.COM, CASAVOLUNTEER.NET, CASAVOLUNTEER.ORG, CASAVOLUNTEERS.COM, CASAVOLUNTEERS.NET, CASAVOLUNTEERS.ORG, NATIONALCASA.COM, NATIONALCASA.NET, NATIONALCASA.ORG, NCASAA.COM, NCASAA.ORG, SHOPCASA.ORG (the "Sites"). The information on these Web sites (the "Sites") is being collected by National CASA. This privacy statement is designed to tell you how we collect and use personal information so you can make an informed decision about using our Sites. Please read this statement before using our Sites or submitting any personal information to us. By using any of our Sites, you consent to the information collection and use practices described herein. National CASA reserves the right to change the provisions of this privacy statement at any time, but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the privacy statement the date it was last updated. Your use of the Site following the posting of such changes or revised statement shall constitute your acceptance of any such changes. We encourage you to review our privacy statement whenever you visit any of our Sites to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT? 
The National CASA Association, together with its state and local members, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes. In order to further this mission, National CASA may collect certain information from you through the Sites, including personal information (i.e., individual information that may be used to personally identify or contact you). Collection is done both actively (information you voluntarily submit to us) and passively (information automatically gathered from your computer).

ACTIVE COLLECTION 
At several places on our Site, we collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personally identifiable information. For example, if you make a donation, become a member, request an invitation to join our judges page, fill out a form or register for an event through the site, we may collect your name, address, phone and email. We collect similar information if you purchase an item in our online store. You may also provide us with credit card information for payment of purchases, donations, membership fees or other fees collected by National CASA. However, credit card information is only used to process the transaction. In addition, from time to time our Sites may request information as part of surveys or contests or in connection with grant applications and reporting. If you send us an email request or participate in our forums, we may store that information as well.

PASSIVE COLLECTION 
Our software automatically collects certain information from your computer (such as your Internet address and browser type) using two methods: (1) "cookies" and (2) log files.

  1. Cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information while on our Site. We use cookies to track a user's path for security purposes, to collect aggregate web statistics and in an effort to enhance the experience on our Site. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions. If a user rejects a cookie, they may still use our Site, however they will be limited in some of its areas. For example, the user may not receive certain information from us and the shopping cart feature may not work properly.
  2. Log Files. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

HOW DO WE USE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT? 
National CASA is the sole owner of the information collected on this Site. Personal information that you provide National CASA (such as a personal email address) may be used by National CASA in the following ways:

  • to contact you about your use of the Site or about our programs, services, products, activities or special events;
  • to advocate for children and otherwise further our mission
  • to respond to your comments or requests;
  • to request feedback and to enable us to develop and improve the Site and our products and services;
  • for internal and marketing, promotional, informational and fundraising purposes; and
  • for the specific purpose for which the information was provided.

For example, we may send new members a welcoming email, and members and donors may occasionally receive newsletters or information on our programs, services, products, fundraising campaigns, or special events. Please see "What Choices Do You Have Regarding The Use Of Your Information?" below regarding your options not to receive such communications.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES? 
We will not sell, share, or rent any personal information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement without first obtaining your authorization. We may provide aggregate information (i.e., information we collect that does not allow you to be personally identified or contacted) to third parties without your authorization, such as information about your access and use of the Site.

We may disclose personal information you provide to independent contractors, volunteers, agencies, service providers and consultants who are engaged by or working with National CASA and who need access to such information to carry out their programs or services. For example, we may use credit card processing companies to process payments and outside shipping companies to ship orders. We may partner with other agencies or organizations to provide specific programs or services and will share information with them in order to facilitate their provision of such programs or services. We may also disclose personal information we have collected if we are required to do so by law or if in our good faith judgment, such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, to respond to any claims, or to protect the rights of National CASA, its constituents and the public.

Please note: This Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that National CASA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users/subscribers to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of every web site that collects personally identifiable information. Similarly, if you entered this Site through another Web site, National CASA is also not responsible for the privacy practices of that site, and you should review the privacy policy of the originating site before providing any personal information to that site. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by National CASA.

WHAT STEPS DO WE TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION ONLINE? 
We use reasonable precautions to protect user information online. For example, our employee's computers are password protected, and we provide regular education to our employees regarding our security and privacy practices. When we collect credit card information we use a secure server with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption software that makes unauthorized access more difficult.

HOW CAN YOU CORRECT AND UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION? 
If you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal data you have provided us as you indicate to the extent such information is not necessary to complete any services or transactions with us.

WHAT CHOICES DO YOU HAVE REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR INFORMATION? 
You may "opt-out" of receiving communications from National CASA, except to the extent such information is necessary to complete any services or transactions you have entered into, by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or how personal information collected on our Web sites is used, you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.