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Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy explains what information ISD Innovations (the “organization,” “we” or “us”) collects on this Web site, https://www.iamproject.community (“Web Site”), how we use your information, and other information regarding our privacy practices. This Privacy Policy only covers information collected at this Web Site unless specifically stated, and does not cover any information collected at any other Web site.
Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. In addition, please review our Terms of Use, which govern your use of the Web Site and the content you submit to the Web Site, respectively. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us through our Web Site for further information.
COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION
Personally Identifiable Information:
We may ask you to provide us with certain personal information about yourself, which is information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally (such as your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, and which we refer to as “PII”), when you make a donation through the Web Site or at other times. The organization will use your PII to process your donation, as necessary to comply with tax reporting or other legal obligations, or for other purposes disclosed when you provide the information. We may also contact you regarding your use of the Web Site, or, in our discretion, to notify you of changes to our Privacy Policy or other policy or terms that affect you and your use of the Web Site. The organization may also use information about our users, including PII, for internal purposes. The organization does not use your PII for its own marketing purposes without your consent, nor does the organization share your PII with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. However, we may provide you the opportunity to opt-in to receive marketing information from third parties. If you choose to opt-in to receive marketing information from a third party, and you later decide you no longer want to receive such information from the third party, you must contact that third party directly. The organization may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on its behalf, such as hosting this Web Site or providing customer service. In addition, the organization has contracted the services of a third party to process credit card donations submitted through the Web Site. The third parties employed by the organization may have access to this Web Site’s user information, including PII.
The organization may disclose information about its users, including PII, when legally required to do so, for tax reporting purposes, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, or to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Web Site and applicable laws. The organization may also disclose such user information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability or to protect or enforce the rights, interests, or safety of the Web Site, our users or others. In addition, the organization reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer user information, including PII, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of substantially all of its assets, or other fundamental corporate change.
Notice to California Residents: We do not to share your PII with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, unless you specifically tell us to do so through an opt-in. For those California residents who want more information, please contact us at info@iamproject.community. You must include your full name, e-mail address, and postal address in your message. We will only respond to messages regarding our policy of not sharing PII with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you opt-in, and those that include the above information.
The Organization Does Not Knowingly Collect Information From Children Under Thirteen (13) Years Of Age:
This is not a Web site directed to children younger than the age of 13, and the organization does not knowingly collect any PII from children younger than thirteen (13) years of age. If you are younger than thirteen (13) years of age, do not send any information about yourself to the organization. If the organization discovers that a child younger than the age of 13 has provided the organization with PII, the organization will delete that child’s PII from its system.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information:
When your computer contacts our Web servers (for example, when you visit this Web Site or view an HTML e-mail), our Web servers may automatically collect Web site usage information. Web site usage information is non-identifying information that describes how our visitors use and navigate the Web Site. It includes the number and frequency of visitors to each Web page and the length of their stays, browser type, referrer data that identifies the Web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting the Web Site, and IP addresses (see below for more information on IP addresses). We also may determine the applicable technology available in order to serve you the most appropriate version of a Web page, e-mail or similar service. The organization may disclose non-identifying, aggregated user statistics to third parties for a variety of purposes, including describing the organization’s services to prospective partners and other third parties. We may also take your PII and make it non-personally identifiable, either by combining it with information about other individuals or by removing characteristics (such as your name) that make the information personally identifiable to you de-personalizing your information. Given the nature of this information, there are no restrictions under this Privacy Policy upon our right to aggregate or de-personalize your PII, and we may use and/or share with third parties the resulting non-personally identifiable information in any way. Your PII may also be shared with a prospective purchaser who is seeking to purchase any of our assets , including, but not limited to, the PII provided by users of the Web Site, or to acquire an ownership interest in us or the Web Site.
Information from Other Sources:
We may receive information about you from other sources; for example, we may receive information from a marketing partner in connection with a co-branded website or promotion. We may use this information for a variety of purposes, including to enhance our ability to serve you and to tailor content and ads we serve to you. We may combine the information we receive from those other sources with information we collect through the Web Site. In those cases, we will apply this Privacy Policy to any PII received, unless otherwise specifically disclosed by us at the time you provide your PII. We may also request that other sources, such as advertisers, provide us with information indicating how our users responded to advertisements on the Web Site in order to allow us to measure the effectiveness and quality of advertisements on the Web Site. See below for further details on such.
Information We Collect As You Access And Use The Web Site:
We may receive and store certain types of Web Site usage information whenever you visit or interact with the Web Site. For example, we and our third party service providers may collect the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other similar information. We may also collect your IP address or some other unique identifier for the particular device you use to access the Internet, as applicable (collectively referred to herein as a “Device Identifier”). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer, your cell phone, or other device used to access the Internet (each, a “Device”), and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier. When analyzed, web site usage information helps us determine how our site is used, such as what types of visitors arrive at the Web Site, and what type of content is most popular. We may associate your Device Identifier or web site usage information with the PII you provide, but we will treat the combined information as PII. When you access other web sites, by clicking on links on our Web Site, we are not responsible or liable, in any way, for the privacy policies, or lack thereof, of other web sites. You are strongly encouraged to read the privacy policies of all web sites you visit. Web Site usage information may be collected using various methods, such Cookies, Web Beacons,
Embedded Scripts, and IP Addresses
Use of Cookies, Web Beacons, Embedded Scripts, and IP Address:
Like most Web sites, this Web Site may make use of browser “cookies.” Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site either transfers to your computer’s hard drive or stores temporarily in your computer’s memory for record-keeping purposes. We may use cookies for a number of purposes. For example, we may use cookies to track usage patterns on the Web Site or to analyze Web activity. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer or network when you are on the Internet. When you request pages from this Web Site, our servers may log your IP address. The organization may use IP addresses for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners or to audit the use of the Web Site. Our Web pages or e-mail messages may contain a small graphic image called a Web beacon, which is sometimes also called a “clear gif”, that allows us to monitor and collect certain limited information about our users, such as the type of browser requesting the Web beacon, the IP address of the computer that the Web beacon is sent to and the time the Web beacon was viewed. Web beacons can be very small and invisible to the user, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a Web page or e-mail, including HTML based content, can act as a Web beacon. The organization may use Web beacons to count visitors to our Web pages or to monitor how our users navigate the Web Site, and we may include Web beacons in e-mail messages in order to count how many messages we sent were actually opened or acted upon. The organization may use Web beacons to compile aggregate statistics about the Web Site; the organization does not link the information collected by its Web beacons to the PII you provide the Web Site. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Web Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our Web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Web Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
WITH WHOM INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED
We may share your PII with affiliates and third parties for those affiliates and third parties’ advertising, marketing, publicity, promotional, and other business purposes, unless you opt-out to such sharing at the point of submission of your PII or at any other time by written request. We may also share non-personal information, such as aggregate user statistics, demographic information, and web site usage information with third parties. In addition, we may share your information as disclosed at the time you provide your information, as set forth in this Privacy Policy and in the following circumstances:
Third Parties Providing Services On Our Behalf
We employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf; examples include hosting or operating the Web Site, sending e-mail and/or other communications, providing wireless services, removing repetitive information from customer lists, data analysis, marketing assistance, and customer service. These third parties may have access to your PII for the purpose of performing such functions on the Web Site’s behalf.
Receiving Information From Third Parties
You may be presented with an opportunity to receive information and/or marketing offers from third party(s). If your PII is shared with any affiliate or third party, then you will be subject to the privacy policy and practices of such affiliate or third party. We are not responsible or liable, in any way, for the privacy policies and practices of such affiliates or third partyies and, therefore, you should review the privacy policies and practices of such. If you later decide that you no longer want to receive communication from a third party, you will need to contact that third party directly.
Business Transfers
We may share your PII with other entities affiliated with us for internal reasons, such as for business and operational purposes. We or any of our assets, including, but not limited to the Web Site, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which your PII is one of the business assets for the transaction. In such a case, your PII may be one of the business assets we transfer. Hence, we reserve the right to disclose and transfer user information, including PII (i) to an affiliate or third party, (ii) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Web Site or applicable database, or (iii) in connection with a corporate transaction, including, but not limited to, a merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of all, or other transaction including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
Legal Protections and Law Enforcement
We may disclose information about our users, including your PII, in the event we are required to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process or other valid law enforcement measures; to comply with a legal obligation; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Web Site and applicable laws; or to protect the legal rights, interests, or safety of the Web Site, our users or others. We may also use Device Identifiers, including IP addresses, to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers or law enforcement agencies in our discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.
When You Make a Donation
When you make a payment through our Web Site, you provide us with certain information to assist in the processing of such payments. We share such information with those third parties necessary to complete the transaction.
THIRD-PARTY AD SERVING AND AUDIENCE AND TRAFFIC MEASUREMENT SERVICES
The Web Site may use third party network advertisers to serve advertisements on the Web Site and may use a traffic measurement service to analyze traffic on the Web Site. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements based on your visits to the Web Site and other web sites you have visited. Third-party ad serving enables us to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested. Although advertisers and other companies do not have access to cookies set by the Web Site, the Web Site’s third party ad network providers, the advertisers, the sponsors, and/or traffic measurement services may themselves set and access their own cookies on your Device if you choose to have cookies enabled in your browser or they may otherwise have access to non-personal information. These third party cookies are set to, among other things, help deliver advertisements to you that you might be interested in, to prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times and to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. Note that any images (or any other parts of a web page) served by third parties in association with third party cookies may serve as web beacons, which enable third parties to carry out the previously described activities. Third party cookies and web beacons are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy, not this one.
LINKS
When you are on the Web Site or viewing an e-mail provided by the organization or the Web Site, you could be directed to third party Web pages through links, which may include the organization’s logo as part of a co-branding agreement. If you “click” on the link, the “click” takes you outside the organization’s service to third party Web pages that are beyond the organization’s control. These other Web sites may set their own cookies, collect data, solicit PII and have their own privacy policies. If you visit a web site that is linked from our Web Site, we strongly encourage you to consult that web site’s privacy policy before providing any PII. We are not responsible or liable, in any way, for the privacy practices employed by any third party or other web site.
CONSENT TO TRANSFER
This Web Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the Web Site or providing us with your PII, you consent to this transfer, processing and storing of information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country were you reside and/or are a citizen.
SECURITY
We incorporate commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your PII. However, no data transmission over the Internet, or wireless transmission, or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you submit via the Web Site, and you do so at your own risk. Please report any suspected security violations to us through our Web Site.
PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES
By using this Web Site, you accept our privacy practices, as outlined in this Privacy Policy. The organization reserves the right to modify or update this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back from time to time. However, the organization will use your PII in a manner consistent with the Privacy Policy in effect at the time you submitted your PII, unless you give us your consent.
Effective date of this Privacy Policy: July 1, 2016

This Terms of Use explains what information ISD Innovations (the “organization,” “we” or “us”) collects on this Web site, https://www.iamproject.community (“Web Site”), how we use your information, and other information regarding our privacy practices. This Privacy Policy only covers information collected at this Web Site unless specifically stated, and does not cover any information collected at any other Web site.
Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. In addition, please review our Terms of Use, which govern your use of the Web Site and the content you submit to the Web Site, respectively. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us through our Web Site for further information.
COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION
Personally Identifiable Information:
We may ask you to provide us with certain personal information about yourself, which is information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally (such as your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, and which we refer to as “PII”), when you make a donation through the Web Site or at other times. The organization will use your PII to process your donation, as necessary to comply with tax reporting or other legal obligations, or for other purposes disclosed when you provide the information. We may also contact you regarding your use of the Web Site, or, in our discretion, to notify you of changes to our Privacy Policy or other policy or terms that affect you and your use of the Web Site. The organization may also use information about our users, including PII, for internal purposes. The organization does not use your PII for its own marketing purposes without your consent, nor does the organization share your PII with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. However, we may provide you the opportunity to opt-in to receive marketing information from third parties. If you choose to opt-in to receive marketing information from a third party, and you later decide you no longer want to receive such information from the third party, you must contact that third party directly. The organization may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on its behalf, such as hosting this Web Site or providing customer service. In addition, the organization has contracted the services of a third party to process credit card donations submitted through the Web Site. The third parties employed by the organization may have access to this Web Site’s user information, including PII.
The organization may disclose information about its users, including PII, when legally required to do so, for tax reporting purposes, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, or to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Web Site and applicable laws. The organization may also disclose such user information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability or to protect or enforce the rights, interests, or safety of the Web Site, our users or others. In addition, the organization reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer user information, including PII, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of substantially all of its assets, or other fundamental corporate change.
Notice to California Residents: We do not to share your PII with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, unless you specifically tell us to do so through an opt-in. For those California residents who want more information, please contact us at info@isdinnovations.org. You must include your full name, e-mail address, and postal address in your message. We will only respond to messages regarding our policy of not sharing PII with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you opt-in, and those that include the above information.
The Organization Does Not Knowingly Collect Information From Children Under Thirteen (13) Years Of Age:
This is not a Web site directed to children younger than the age of 13, and the organization does not knowingly collect any PII from children younger than thirteen (13) years of age. If you are younger than thirteen (13) years of age, do not send any information about yourself to the organization. If the organization discovers that a child younger than the age of 13 has provided the organization with PII, the organization will delete that child’s PII from its system.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information:
When your computer contacts our Web servers (for example, when you visit this Web Site or view an HTML e-mail), our Web servers may automatically collect Web site usage information. Web site usage information is non-identifying information that describes how our visitors use and navigate the Web Site. It includes the number and frequency of visitors to each Web page and the length of their stays, browser type, referrer data that identifies the Web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting the Web Site, and IP addresses (see below for more information on IP addresses). We also may determine the applicable technology available in order to serve you the most appropriate version of a Web page, e-mail or similar service. The organization may disclose non-identifying, aggregated user statistics to third parties for a variety of purposes, including describing the organization’s services to prospective partners and other third parties. We may also take your PII and make it non-personally identifiable, either by combining it with information about other individuals or by removing characteristics (such as your name) that make the information personally identifiable to you de-personalizing your information. Given the nature of this information, there are no restrictions under this Privacy Policy upon our right to aggregate or de-personalize your PII, and we may use and/or share with third parties the resulting non-personally identifiable information in any way. Your PII may also be shared with a prospective purchaser who is seeking to purchase any of our assets , including, but not limited to, the PII provided by users of the Web Site, or to acquire an ownership interest in us or the Web Site.
Information from Other Sources:
We may receive information about you from other sources; for example, we may receive information from a marketing partner in connection with a co-branded website or promotion. We may use this information for a variety of purposes, including to enhance our ability to serve you and to tailor content and ads we serve to you. We may combine the information we receive from those other sources with information we collect through the Web Site. In those cases, we will apply this Privacy Policy to any PII received, unless otherwise specifically disclosed by us at the time you provide your PII. We may also request that other sources, such as advertisers, provide us with information indicating how our users responded to advertisements on the Web Site in order to allow us to measure the effectiveness and quality of advertisements on the Web Site. See below for further details on such.
Information We Collect As You Access And Use The Web Site:
We may receive and store certain types of Web Site usage information whenever you visit or interact with the Web Site. For example, we and our third party service providers may collect the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other similar information. We may also collect your IP address or some other unique identifier for the particular device you use to access the Internet, as applicable (collectively referred to herein as a “Device Identifier”). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer, your cell phone, or other device used to access the Internet (each, a “Device”), and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier. When analyzed, web site usage information helps us determine how our site is used, such as what types of visitors arrive at the Web Site, and what type of content is most popular. We may associate your Device Identifier or web site usage information with the PII you provide, but we will treat the combined information as PII. When you access other web sites, by clicking on links on our Web Site, we are not responsible or liable, in any way, for the privacy policies, or lack thereof, of other web sites. You are strongly encouraged to read the privacy policies of all web sites you visit. Web Site usage information may be collected using various methods, such Cookies, Web Beacons,
Embedded Scripts, and IP Addresses
Use of Cookies, Web Beacons, Embedded Scripts, and IP Address:
Like most Web sites, this Web Site may make use of browser “cookies.” Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site either transfers to your computer’s hard drive or stores temporarily in your computer’s memory for record-keeping purposes. We may use cookies for a number of purposes. For example, we may use cookies to track usage patterns on the Web Site or to analyze Web activity. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer or network when you are on the Internet. When you request pages from this Web Site, our servers may log your IP address. The organization may use IP addresses for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners or to audit the use of the Web Site. Our Web pages or e-mail messages may contain a small graphic image called a Web beacon, which is sometimes also called a “clear gif”, that allows us to monitor and collect certain limited information about our users, such as the type of browser requesting the Web beacon, the IP address of the computer that the Web beacon is sent to and the time the Web beacon was viewed. Web beacons can be very small and invisible to the user, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a Web page or e-mail, including HTML based content, can act as a Web beacon. The organization may use Web beacons to count visitors to our Web pages or to monitor how our users navigate the Web Site, and we may include Web beacons in e-mail messages in order to count how many messages we sent were actually opened or acted upon. The organization may use Web beacons to compile aggregate statistics about the Web Site; the organization does not link the information collected by its Web beacons to the PII you provide the Web Site. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Web Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our Web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Web Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
WITH WHOM INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED
We may share your PII with affiliates and third parties for those affiliates and third parties’ advertising, marketing, publicity, promotional, and other business purposes, unless you opt-out to such sharing at the point of submission of your PII or at any other time by written request. We may also share non-personal information, such as aggregate user statistics, demographic information, and web site usage information with third parties. In addition, we may share your information as disclosed at the time you provide your information, as set forth in this Privacy Policy and in the following circumstances:
Third Parties Providing Services On Our Behalf
We employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf; examples include hosting or operating the Web Site, sending e-mail and/or other communications, providing wireless services, removing repetitive information from customer lists, data analysis, marketing assistance, and customer service. These third parties may have access to your PII for the purpose of performing such functions on the Web Site’s behalf.
Receiving Information From Third Parties
You may be presented with an opportunity to receive information and/or marketing offers from third party(s). If your PII is shared with any affiliate or third party, then you will be subject to the privacy policy and practices of such affiliate or third party. We are not responsible or liable, in any way, for the privacy policies and practices of such affiliates or third partyies and, therefore, you should review the privacy policies and practices of such. If you later decide that you no longer want to receive communication from a third party, you will need to contact that third party directly.
Business Transfers
We may share your PII with other entities affiliated with us for internal reasons, such as for business and operational purposes. We or any of our assets, including, but not limited to the Web Site, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which your PII is one of the business assets for the transaction. In such a case, your PII may be one of the business assets we transfer. Hence, we reserve the right to disclose and transfer user information, including PII (i) to an affiliate or third party, (ii) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Web Site or applicable database, or (iii) in connection with a corporate transaction, including, but not limited to, a merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of all, or other transaction including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
Legal Protections and Law Enforcement
We may disclose information about our users, including your PII, in the event we are required to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process or other valid law enforcement measures; to comply with a legal obligation; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Web Site and applicable laws; or to protect the legal rights, interests, or safety of the Web Site, our users or others. We may also use Device Identifiers, including IP addresses, to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers or law enforcement agencies in our discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.
When You Make a Donation
When you make a payment through our Web Site, you provide us with certain information to assist in the processing of such payments. We share such information with those third parties necessary to complete the transaction.
THIRD-PARTY AD SERVING AND AUDIENCE AND TRAFFIC MEASUREMENT SERVICES
The Web Site may use third party network advertisers to serve advertisements on the Web Site and may use a traffic measurement service to analyze traffic on the Web Site. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements based on your visits to the Web Site and other web sites you have visited. Third-party ad serving enables us to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested. Although advertisers and other companies do not have access to cookies set by the Web Site, the Web Site’s third party ad network providers, the advertisers, the sponsors, and/or traffic measurement services may themselves set and access their own cookies on your Device if you choose to have cookies enabled in your browser or they may otherwise have access to non-personal information. These third party cookies are set to, among other things, help deliver advertisements to you that you might be interested in, to prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times and to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. Note that any images (or any other parts of a web page) served by third parties in association with third party cookies may serve as web beacons, which enable third parties to carry out the previously described activities. Third party cookies and web beacons are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy, not this one.
LINKS
When you are on the Web Site or viewing an e-mail provided by the organization or the Web Site, you could be directed to third party Web pages through links, which may include the organization’s logo as part of a co-branding agreement. If you “click” on the link, the “click” takes you outside the organization’s service to third party Web pages that are beyond the organization’s control. These other Web sites may set their own cookies, collect data, solicit PII and have their own privacy policies. If you visit a web site that is linked from our Web Site, we strongly encourage you to consult that web site’s privacy policy before providing any PII. We are not responsible or liable, in any way, for the privacy practices employed by any third party or other web site.
CONSENT TO TRANSFER
This Web Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the Web Site or providing us with your PII, you consent to this transfer, processing and storing of information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country were you reside and/or are a citizen.
SECURITY
We incorporate commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your PII. However, no data transmission over the Internet, or wireless transmission, or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you submit via the Web Site, and you do so at your own risk. Please report any suspected security violations to us through our Web Site.
PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES
By using this Web Site, you accept our privacy practices, as outlined in this Privacy Policy. The organization reserves the right to modify or update this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back from time to time. However, the organization will use your PII in a manner consistent with the Privacy Policy in effect at the time you submitted your PII, unless you give us your consent.
Effective date of this Terms Of Use policy: July 1, 2016

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    Brittany

    #iAMAnorexiaNervosa

    It's a disease that can, and will, consume every aspect of your life if you let it. When I was first diagnosed I was in denial. I shut myself away from friends, family, even my husband. I was constantly cursing myself, wondering why I couldn't look like the women in magazines. I thought I was weak and didn't deserve to live a life that was true to myself, but instead was a life that society wanted me to adhere to. Three years later now, and I am in a much better place. I still struggle with eating my meals sometimes, but instead of criticizing myself for this struggle I have decided to be my own cheerleader, encouraging myself that I can do it. If you're suffering from an eating disorder, remember that you're beautiful and you're worth it, and as much as it might be scary to let your loved ones in on the struggle, you'll be so happy you did.

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    John

    #iAMMajorDepressiveDisorder

    Toxic feelings of shame and social norms of "manliness" kept me in the grip of silence while depressive episodes consumed me. They grew in darkness and duration, erasing my self-esteem, encouraging isolation. My shame, my silence, my isolation, were nearly deadly. A confluence of chance events saved my life. I subsequently spoke out, I shared my story, I sought help and in doing that I was liberated. My experience revealed, in stark detail, the deadly truth of silence, particularly male silence about suffering. I now face my disorder. I deny it a key tool - I refuse to remain silent in the hope that another can learn from my example and seek help before it is to late.

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    Kathy

    #iAMPTSD

    PTSD is real and how it affects people can be devastating, stifling, dibilitating, it can paralyze you, stop you dead in you tracts...I think you get the picture. PTSD is caused by seeing something traumatic, having something traumatic happen to you, witnessing something disturbing, remembering something you put out of you mind, these are just a few. Therapy has helped me calm myself and to focus on something other than the trigger that got me there in the first place! So I win through belief in myself and lots of therapy. I will win the war and PTSD will one day lose!

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    Matt

    #iAMDissociation

    As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, my mind protected me by not allowing me to be fully present during the traumatic acts by my perpetrator. Our mind knows what we can and cannot handle at any given time. Now as an adult, Dissociating is still part of my life, a daily struggle to stay on task and deal with triggers from my past. When memories hit, anxiety strikes, or stress becomes too much, my mind will take me away. I will continue to learn from my past so I can have the future I want. A future of being fully aware and confident in my ability to handle anything.

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    Tracey

    #iAMReflexSympatheticDystrophy

    I have RSD/CRPS, 18 years now. RSD is considered the most painful chronic pain condition known, it's nicknamed 'The Suicide Disease'. I had to leave my job in 2002, and can barely get out of bed some days. About 2 years ago I began making Awareness pics on my phone, to distract from the pain. I have a page on Facebook, Invisible Illness Artwork, and I now also have a store on Zazzle, selling items for over 30 different illnesses with my Awareness pictures on them. RSD/CRPS has no cure, as do alot of chronic illnesses, and we desperately need to spread Awareness and find cures. I'm just trying to do my part, even though I'm bed bound most days.

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    Jody

    #iAMBoarderlinePersonalityDisorder

    BPD is a life in black and white. It is a life where I experience the same emotions as you but in an extreme and intense manner, further complicated by the resulting unstable behavior and rapid mood swings. BPD makes me feel lonely, unloved, empty and unworthy and often creates conflict with friends and family. The fear of rejection outweighs the desperate need to be close to others, to allow myself to accept the love I don’t believe I deserve. BPD is like having an extremely wounded inner child, trapped in an adult body, seeking validation and screaming for love. Listening to and loving that child are the key to healing.

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    Chris

    #iAMTraumaticBrainInjury

    I wasn't always aware that my experiences in life influenced a development of my behaviors that set me apart from many. Within recent years TBI has gotten much needed media attention, but also making it feel that unless you were a soldier in war, you wouldn't know what these issues were like. After accepting that not everything about my life was a result of my own choices, I was able to accept the rest of my life as my responsibility. While there may be some challenges with TBI, I have learned to embrace them, find peace in them, and enjoy what they have brought me. Only then did I find freedom from limitation.

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