Terms of Use

Welcome to the website of International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR). The content provided on our website is subject to the following terms of use. By accessing or using our website, you are acknowledging that you have read, understand, and agree without limitation or qualification to adhere to these terms. Please read them now and check for future modifications.

User Guidelines and Comment Policy

IPPF/WHR encourages our online community to actively comment on news stories and blog posts on our website and social media pages – such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. We are dedicated to cultivating an engaged community and strive to maintain a respectful and informative conversation. A few tips for how to be a good online community member can be found here.

To ensure our goals are accomplished effectively, we have created general guidelines for commenting. Our Online Administrator, who acts as the community moderator, enforces these guidelines. If you wish to participate in our community, we request that you follow our guidelines and do your part in creating a thriving and considerate community.

(I) Comments that consistently or intentionally prevent our online community from being a courteous and enjoyable place will be excluded from it.
IPPF/WHR promotes an engaging, open, and courteous atmosphere where critical, in-depth, and informative discussions and debates are encouraged. Everyone is invited and encouraged to voice their opinion regardless of whether they are in agreement with our staff, our contributors, or other community members. However, the comment must be made in a way that is respectful and constructively contributes to the conversation. Examples of behavior that will not be tolerated in our community include: direct or indirect name-calling, attacks, offensive language, or insults; unsupported accusations; derailing or hijacking; trolling; or baiting others into an emotional response. These types of comments will be promptly removed and the commenter will be warned or, if necessary, excluded from the community.

(II) Comments that are violent in nature will not be tolerated and may be reported to the authorities.
IPPF/WHR takes the safety of our community very seriously, and we expect our online community to be a safe space for all individuals and their ideas. For that reason, language that is directly or indirectly violent or hostile is not welcome in our online community. A commenter who threatens the physical or emotional well being of a member of our community will be removed immediately. Depending on the degree and credibility of the threat, the commenter may also be reported to law enforcement agencies and we will cooperate with them to any extent requested. If you see any threats or harassment in our community, please report it to info@ippfwhr.org.

(III) Participate honestly and transparently.
IPPF/WHR believes every person is valuable, and we want our online community to reflect the unique personalities of our participants. Please do not misrepresent yourself or others and do not spread misinformation about yourself or others. Also, do not use our community as a place for self-promotion or spam. Doing so will make our community a less enjoyable place, and we will remove these types of comments and commenters when we see them.

(IV) Maintaining a safe and enjoyable community is everyone’s responsibility.
All of our community members have the power and obligation to create a pleasant and informative atmosphere where engaging dialogue takes place. Help us monitor our community by reporting trolls and others who may be degrading the space to info@ippfwhr.org.

(V) Your thoughts and opinions are important.
We are real people who care about your experience in our community. If you have questions, concerns, or feedback – positive or critical – that you would like to share, please reach out to us at info@ippfwhr.org.


IPPF/WHR is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. We take every precaution to protect any personal information you provide by employing physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the security and integrity of your personal information. IPPF/WHR encrypts all billing information, and personal information is accessible only by IPPF/WHR personnel who are designated to handle donations, complaints, or requests. All personnel with access to personal information obtained via the IPPF/WHR website are contractually bound to adhere to this policy.

The names of donors who make gifts of $250 and above will be listed in our Annual Report, unless they request their gift be listed as "Anonymous." Please make such a request via email to donate@ippfwhr.org.

IPPF/WHR collects the following types of personal information: names, postal and email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers, billing information, and complaint and inquiry information. Donations made via credit card on IPPF/WHR’s website are processed by Paypal, which processes your gift using secure encryption methods and according to its own privacy and security policies. We will release personal information should its release be required by law or requested by a government agency conducting investigations or proceedings. If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file for you, please email us with the new information or your review request at donate@ippfwhr.org.

IPPF/WHR does not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children under the age of 13. In addition, no part of our website is designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 13.


All of the content found on this website is copyrighted by IPPF/WHR. All rights reserved. If you find our content to be useful, you may download, print out, or send a copy to others so long as each copy indicates the appropriate copyright notice, author credit, and is used only for personal use. It is expressly prohibited, however, to reprint or electronically reproduce or adapt any text, document, graphic, or audio or visual material for bulk or commercial use. The names, trademarks, service marks, and logos of IPPF/WHR may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or used to indicate IPPF/WHR sponsorship of or affiliation with any product of service, without IPPF/WHR’s prior express written permission. For special copyright permissions, please send your request via email to info@ippfwhr.org.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The content on this website includes information that is copyrighted by others, as well as hypertext links or pointers to or search or locator engines that will lead to other websites. These linked websites are developed and maintained independently of IPPF/WHR and are not a part of this website. When users leave the IPPF/WHR website and travel to a third-party website, they become subject to different terms of use and privacy policies. IPPF/WHR does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any third-party information contained on this website or any information found on a linked website, nor does IPPF/WHR endorse the views expressed or products or services offered by any third-party information or linked websites.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability

IPPF/WHR does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the IPPF/WHR website or the Internet. By using this website, you understand that, except for information, products, or services clearly identified as being supplied by IPPF/WHR, IPPF/WHR does not review, operate, or control any material, information, products, or services on our website or on the Internet, including electronic transmissions from users or materials connected to our website through hyperlinks, in any way. In no event shall IPPF/WHR be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any incidental or consequential damages arising either directly or indirectly out of or in any way connected with this website. IPPF/WHR cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through this website will be free of "infection" or "viruses," "worms," "Trojan horses," or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Users are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy their particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the IPPF/WHR website for the reconstruction of any lost data. Use of the IPPF/WHR website and the Internet generally is at the user's own risk. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New York, U.S.A, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the state of New York. In the event that any portion of these terms and conditions is deemed by a court to be invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to this website, or the use of this website, must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose and must be filed in a court in New York, New York, U.S.A.

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