Website privacy and policies

Last updated: July 2015.

CODA, Inc. is committed to protecting your online privacy. You can visit our website without registering or providing personal information.

Please note: Tools used by CODA Inc. and nearly all site operators measure the number of visits made to our sites.  These tools collect information such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Each computer has its own IP address—meaning that  your home computer, your work computer and the ones you use at the library, school or in other places have individual numbers. IP addresses are necessary for computers and servers to communicate. These info-gathering tools also note which browser is used when someone visits  our website (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and so on) and the time of day and duration of a visit. Your name, street address, or other personal information is not collected.

Some entities may sell this general user information gathered on their websites—e.g., the number of people who browse a site from noon to 1 p.m. and how many use Safari. CODA does not sell any information accumulated from the monitoring of this site.

Cookies

“Cookies” are essentially tiny markers which stay on your hard drive to allow faster, customized access to a site you visit regularly–including financial institutions, social media, and vendors. You can set your browser to block cookies, allow them all, or handle the ones it encounters on a case-by-case basis. You can also purge cookies from your computer by selecting a tool such as “Delete Browser History” and making sure that “cookies” is checked.

Third parties

This website links to other sites outside of CODA: government agencies, not-for-profits, research journals, and so on. We chose our links carefully and check them often, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information on third-party sites.  We do not control the privacy practices of websites other than codainc.org. If you discover inaccurate or problematic materials in sites to which we have linked, please let us know.

Accuracy and utility of this site

We make every effort to present only accurate, up-to-date information about CODA programs and locations. Errors do happen, and we appreciate site-user communications which alert us to such issues.  If you or someone you know needs treatment for alcohol and drug conditions, mental or physical health challenges, please remember that even the best website information is never a substitute for professional treatment. We also work to ensure that this site is accessible to all users. We do by following suggested accessibility guidelines for web design, navigation, color choice, clarity of written materials and so on. Websites are not static–the very nature of their design and use requires updating and changing. We are committed to useful innovation of all our communication materials. If you have questions, comments or suggestions  related to any aspect of this site, please write to our Communications Manager, CODA Inc., 1027 E. Burnside St., Portland OR 97214. You may also email us using the form at the bottom of this page.

Use of material on this site

© CODA, Inc. 2015 –All Rights Reserved

No part of CODAinc.org may be reproduced, copied, modified, adapted or distributed without the prior written consent of the Executive Director.

Some material on this website is protected under copyright held by others–individuals, such as graphic artists, photographers, illustrators and writers. In those cases CODA may not be able to grant rights, and will endeavor to connect you to the person who can do so.

Please feel free to:

–share links to this website through email and social media; and

–quote samples of the site’s content if attributed to CODAInc.org.

For any other method of sharing content from this website, please contact the Communications Manager in writing by FAX  at (503) 239-8407.  If there is a crucial time element, permission may be granted by telephone or email, but a written request must follow. The mailing address is: CODA Communications Manager, 1027 E. Burnside St., Portland OR 97214.

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