Privacy Policy

The FASD Network of Southern California, (the Network), is committed to keeping any and all personal information collected of those individuals that visit our website and make use of our online facilities and  services  accurate, confidential, secure and private. Our privacy policy has been designed and created to ensure those affiliated with the FASD Network of Southern California of our commitment and realization of our obligation not only to meet but to exceed most existing privacy standards.

This Privacy Policy Agreement shall apply to the FASD Network of Southern California, and thus it shall govern any and all data collection and usage thereof. Through the use of this website you are herein consenting to the following data procedures expressed within this agreement.



This Privacy Policy describes the types of data we collect and how we collect it, as well as how we use, process, and disclose your information, including personal information, in conjunction with your access to and use of the FASD Network of Southern California site, products, and services. This Privacy Policy is intended to solely govern the specific website(s) it is posted on, unless otherwise noted. The FASD Network of Southern California may own and/or control programs that, due to their unique set of activities, may require their own Privacy Policy.

If you see an undefined term in this Privacy Policy (such as “Site” or “Account”), it has the same definition as in our Terms of Use.

When this policy mentions “the Network,” “Network”, “we,” “us,” or “our,” it refers to the FASD Network of Southern California.

Links to Other Web Sites

This Site does contain links to other websites. The FASD Network of Southern California does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites. Therefore, we encourage all users and visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. The aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement applies only and solely to the information collected by our website.


The FASD Network of Southern California shall endeavor and shall take every precaution to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to our offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user’s personal information under our control.

The company also uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for authentication and private communications in an effort to build users’ trust and confidence in the internet and website use by providing simple and secure access and communication of credit card and personal information.

Collection of Information

There are two general categories of information we collect.

  • Information you give to us.
  • Information that is necessary for the use of the Site (required; provided as necessity).

This website collects various types of information, such as:

  • Voluntarily provided information, which may include your name, address, email address, billing and/or credit card information, which may be used when you purchase products and/or services and to deliver the services you have requested
  • Information automatically collected when visiting our website, which may include cookies, third party tracking technologies and server

Please rest assured that this site shall only collect personal information that you knowingly and willingly provide by way of surveys, completed membership forms, and emails. It is the intent of this site to use personal information only for the purpose for which it was requested and any additional uses specifically provided on this site.

The FASD Network of Southern California may have the occasion to collect anonymous demographic information, such as age, gender, household income, race and education level at a later time. We may also gather information about the type of browser you are using, IP address or type of operating system to assist us in providing and maintaining superior quality service.

It is highly recommended and suggested that you review the privacy policies and statements of any website you choose to use or frequent as a means to better understand the way in which other websites garner, make use of and share information collected.

Required information collected

We require and collect the following personal information about you when you use the Site to register for events we sponsor that require it. This information is necessary for us  because without it, we may not be able to provide you with all the requested services:

  • Registration Information. When you sign up for program we sponsor or cosponsor, we require certain information such as your first name, last name, email address, mailing address and telephone number.
  • Payment Information. To use certain features of the Site (such as paying for a training program), we may require you to provide to our third party payment processor, certain financial information (like your bank account or credit card information) in order to facilitate the processing of payments. All financial information will be collected directly by third party payment processors according to their privacy policies.
    Communications with the Network and other users and customers.
  • When you communicate with us or use the Site to communicate with other users and customers, we collect information about your communication and any information you choose to provide.

If you wish to use the Site, we require the aforementioned information; if you do not want to provide this information, you should not use the Site.

Optional information you choose to give us; provided with consent

While not required, you may choose to provide us with additional personal information to obtain a better user experience when using Site. This optional, additional information will be processed based on your consent and includes:

  • Additional Information. You may choose to provide additional information (such as your personal description, location, and preferred language(s)). This information will be publicly visible to others. If you do not wish to share this information with the Network or others, do not provide the information.
  • Other Information. You may otherwise choose to provide us information when you fill in a form, conduct a search,  respond to surveys, post to community forums, participate in promotions, or use other features of the Site. In these situations, the Network will collect the requisite consent.

Children Under the Age of 13

The FASD Network of Southern California does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under the age  of thirteen (13) without verifiable parental consent. If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system’s database. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website.

Information We Automatically Collect from Your Use of the Site

When you use the Site, we automatically collect information, including personal information, about the services you use and how you use them. This information is necessary given our legitimate interest in being able to provide and improve the functionalities of the Site.

Geo-location information

When you use certain features of the Site, we may collect information about your precise or approximate location as determined through data such as your IP address or mobile device’s GPS. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable the use of location services for applications in the device’s settings menu. The Network may also collect this information even when you are not using the app if this connection is enabled through your settings or device permissions.

Usage information

We collect information about your interactions with the Site such as the pages or content you view, your searches for information, requests you have made, and other actions on the Site.

The FASD Network of Southern California may deem it necessary to follow websites and/or pages that our users may frequent in an effort to gleam what types of services and/or products may be the most popular to customers or the general public.

Log data and device information

We automatically collect log data and device information when you access and use the Site, even if you have not used any personal information. That information includes, among other things: details about how you’ve used the Site (including if you clicked on links to third party applications), IP address, access dates and times, hardware and software information, device information, device event information, unique identifiers, crash data, cookie data, and the pages you’ve viewed or engaged with before or after using the Site.

Cookies and similar technologies

We use cookies and other similar technologies, such as web beacons, pixels, and mobile identifiers. We may also allow our partner organizations or businesses to use these tracking technologies on the Site, or engage others to track your behavior on our behalf. You may disable the usage of cookies through your browser settings.

Use of Information Collected

The FASD Network of Southern California may collect and may make use of personal information to assist in the operation of our website and to ensure delivery of the services you need and request. At times, we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of other possible products and/or services that may be available to you from this website. We may also be in contact with you with regards to completing surveys and/or research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered.

We use, store, and process information, including personal information about you to provide and improve the Site and comply with our legal obligations.

Provide and improve the Website

We use information to:

  • Enable you to access and use the Site.
  • Enable you to communicate with other users and customers.
  • Operate, protect, improve, and optimize the Site and experience, such as by performing analytics and conducting research.
  • Provide customer service.
  • Send you service or support messages, updates, security alerts, and other notifications.
  • Send you promotional messages and other information that may be of interest to you based on your preferences (including information about the Network or  offers and launches).

We process this information given our legitimate interest in improving the Site and our users’ experience with it, and where it is necessary for the performance of the contract with you and/or a legal obligation.

Comply with legal obligations

We use information to:

  • Detect and prevent fraud, spam, abuse, security incidents, and other harmful activity.
  • Conduct security investigations and risk assessments.
  • Verify or authenticate information provided by you.
  • Conduct checks against databases and other information sources, to the extent permitted by applicable laws.
  • Resolve any disputes with any of our users and enforce our agreements with third parties.
  • Enforce our Terms of Use and other policies.

We process this information given our legitimate interest and legal obligation to protect the Site, to measure the adequate performance of our contract with you, and to comply with applicable laws.

The Network may process your information if it is necessary for legitimate interests, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information

The FASD Network of Southern California does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent or lease any of our customer lists and/or names to any third parties.

Processing is lawful only if and to the extent one of the following applies:

With your consent

Where you have provided consent, we share your information, including personal information, as described at the time of consent.

If you participate in promotional activities conducted by Network partners or third parties we may also share information if you have provided us with prior consent to do so.

Other situations, including profiles and other public information

The Site lets you publish information, including personal information, that is visible to the general public. For example:

If you submit content in a community or discussion forum, blog or social media post, or use a similar feature on the Site, that content is publicly visible.

Information you share publicly on the Site may be indexed through third party search engines. If you change your public-facing content, these search engines may not update their databases. The Network does not control the practices of third party search engines, and they may use caches containing your outdated information.

Compliance with law, responding to legal requests, preventing harm, and protection of our rights

The FASD Network of Southern California may disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so in accordance with applicable laws and/or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary or is required in an effort to:

  • Remain in conformance with any decrees, laws and/or statutes or in an effort to comply with any process which may be served upon the FASD Network of Southern California and/or our website;
  • Maintain, safeguard and/or preserve all the rights and/or property of the FASD Network of Southern California; and
  • Perform under demanding conditions in an effort to safeguard the personal safety of users of this website and/or the general public.

The Network may disclose your information, including personal information, to courts, law enforcement or governmental authorities, or authorized third parties, if and to the extent we are required or permitted to do so by law or if such disclosure is reasonably necessary: (i) comply with our legal obligations, (ii) to comply with legal process and to respond to claims asserted against the Network, (iii) to respond to verified requests relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any other of our users to legal liability, (iv) to enforce and administer our Terms of Service or other agreements with our users and customers, or (v) to protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Network, its officers or employees, its users, customers or members of the public.

Where appropriate, we may notify users and customers about legal requests unless: (i) providing notice is prohibited by the legal process itself, by court order we receive, or by applicable law, or (ii) we believe that providing notice would be futile, ineffective, create a risk of injury or bodily harm to an individual or group, or create or increase a risk of fraud upon Network assets or property, its users and customers and the Site.

In instances where we comply with legal requests without notice for these reasons, we will attempt to notify that user or customer about the request after the fact where appropriate and where we determine in good faith that we are no longer prevented from doing so.

Third party companies

The FASD Network of Southern California may enter into contracts with third parties to provide certain services to Network users, customers, or companies that offer their products and/or services on the Site (“Third Party Companies”).

The Network will share your information with Third Party Companies when you request purchase products and/or services from such Third Party Companies. We will need to share your information, including your personal information, to implement a contract between you and the Third Party Company. Your information will be processed according to the privacy policies of such Third Party Companies. We will provide you with these policies as reasonably appropriate.

The Site may contain links to third party websites or services, such as third party integrations, co-branded services, or third party-branded services (“Third Party Partners”). The Network doesn’t own or control these Third Party Partners. When you interact with them, you may be providing information directly to the Third Party Partner, the Network, or both. These Third Party Partners will have their own rules about the collection, use, and disclosure of information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of the other websites you visit.

Aggregated data

The FASD Network of Southern California may also share aggregated information (information about our users that we combine together so that it no longer identifies or references an individual user) and other anonymized information for regulatory compliance, industry and market analysis, insights about the nonprofit or developmental disability sectors, demographic profiling, marketing and advertising, and other business purposes. We may share this aggregated data with the public.

Your Rights

You may exercise any of the rights described in this section by sending an email to Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before taking further action on your request.

Managing your information

You are responsible for keeping your personal information up-to-date.

Rectification of inaccurate or incomplete information

You have the right to ask us to correct inaccurate or incomplete personal information concerning you (and which you cannot update yourself).

Unsubscribe or Opt-Out

All users and/or visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communication from us and/or reserve the right to discontinue receiving communications by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe to our website please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to

If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe and/or opt-out.

Data access and portability

In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to request copies of your personal information held by us. You may also be entitled to request copies of personal information that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and/or request us to transmit this information to another service provider (where technically feasible).

Data retention and erasure

The Network generally retains your personal information for as long as is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us and to comply with our legal obligations.

If you no longer want us to use your information to provide the Site to you, you can request that we erase your personal information

Please note that if you request the erasure of your personal information:

We may retain some of your personal information as necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud detection and prevention and enhancing safety. For example, we may retain certain information to prevent that user or customer from registering for a Network program or applying for a training grant (scholarship) in the future.

We may retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations. For example, the Network may keep some of your information for tax, legal reporting and auditing obligations.

Information you have shared with others (e.g., forum postings) may continue to be publicly visible on the Site. However, attribution of such information to you will be removed. Additionally, some copies of your information (e.g., log records) may remain in our database, but are disassociated from personal identifiers.

Because we maintain the Site to protect from accidental or malicious loss and destruction, residual copies of your personal information may not be removed from our backup systems for a limited period of time.

Withdrawing consent and restriction of processing

Where you have expressly provided your consent to the processing of your personal information by the Network, you may withdraw your consent at any time by sending a communication to us specifying which consent you are withdrawing.

Please note that the withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing activities based on such consent before its withdrawal.

Additionally, in some jurisdictions, applicable law may give you the right to limit the ways in which we use your personal information, in particular where (i) you contest the accuracy of your personal information; (ii) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal information; (iii) we no longer need your personal information for the purposes of the processing, but you require the information for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to the processing pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the FASD Network of Southern California override your own.

Objection to processing

In some jurisdictions, applicable law may permit you to legally object to the Network’s processing. In these instances, you may require us not to process your personal information for specific purposes where such processing is based on legitimate interest. If you object to such processing, we will no longer process your personal information for these purposes unless we can demonstrate a legal basis for doing so or such processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

At any time, regardless of applicable law, you may object to us processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. You may, at any time, ask us to cease processing your data for these direct marketing purposes by sending an e-mail to

Lodging complaints

With respect to GDPR, you have the right to submit complaints about the data processing activities carried out by the Network before Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK; for complaints unrelated to GDPR, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit your right to file a complaint in the appropriate jurisdiction.

California Privacy Rights / CCPA

California law permits users  who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those third parties. Send requests to

The Network does not share personal information with third parties for its own direct marketing purposes without your prior consent. Accordingly, you can prevent disclosure of your personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes by withholding consent.

Changes to Privacy Policy Agreement

The FASD Network of Southern California reserves the right to update and/or change the terms of our privacy policy, and as such we will post  those  changes  to  our website homepage, so that our users and/or visitors are always aware of the type of information we collect, how it will  be used, and under what circumstances, if any, we may disclose such information. If at any point in time the FASD Network of Southern California decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether or not to permit the use of their information in this separate manner.

Acceptance of Terms

Through the use of this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our sites. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Privacy  Policy  Agreement related to our website, please feel free to contact us at the following email, telephone number or mailing address.


Mailing Address

FASD Network of Southern California
P.O. Box 595
Manhattan Beach, California 90267