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Contact Information

Adler’s Voice, Inc.
PO Box 6344
Bend, Oregon 97708
541-408-1092
stephanie@adlersvoice.org

Business Notice

Adler’s Voice is a registered tax-exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, TIN 81-1114771.

Privacy Policy

Adler’s Voice is committed to safeguarding your personal privacy. Our Privacy Policy applies to personal information, which is any information that could be used to identify, locate, or contact the individual to whom it relates: name, address, email address, telephone number, or any other identifying information. Personal information does not include information that is collected anonymously or information about groups of people rather than individuals. Please read the following paragraphs to understand how the personal information you may choose to share with us will be treated as you make full use of the offerings of our organization. Should you have any questions or concerns about our privacy rules or would you like to make a complaint about a possible breach of local privacy laws, please contact us. By using our services, you are confirming that you have read, understand, and agree to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy, please do not use our services.

Service Providers

In order to operate our website, our learning platform, and the mailing system for our newsletters and email campaigns, we rely on third-party services that provide the technical infrastructure for the services we offer. When you browse our website, use our learning platform, or subscribe to our mailing list, you will share information with us that is processed by these third-party services on our behalf. Our website (adlersvoice.org) and our learning platform (adlersvoice.talentlms.com) are based on the content management systems of Squarespace (squarespace.com) and TalentLMS (talentlms.com) respectively. The training videos that are part of our online courses are hosted by Vimeo (vimeo.com). Our mailing lists for newsletters and email campaigns are managed by MailChimp (mailchimp.com). Donations to our organization are processed by Stripe (stripe.com) or Paypal (paypal.com), while payments for course subscriptions are handled by Stripe (stripe.com). The operation of these third-party services is not entirely under our control. Please consult their Terms of Service and their Privacy Policies, available on their websites, in order to understand how your information is handled when you interact with our services through the data processors we use.

Types of Personal Information

We collect personal information whenever you contact us, make a donation on behalf of the children we serve, register for one of our events, apply for a grant offered through our grant program, purchase an online course on our learning platform, or subscribe to our newsletters and email campaigns. We collect and maintain the following types of information, when provided voluntarily:

1. Contact information, such as name, address, telephone number, and email address
2. Donation information
3. Information on events attended, publications received, and special requests for program information
4. Financial information and personal medical information as required by participation in the Adler’s Voice Grant Program
5. Information provided by individuals in the form of comments and suggestions

Use of Personal Information

The information you provide is used to give you access to information and services that fit your interests and needs, and to have a way of contacting you in the future regarding our activities. Donor information is kept on file for IRS purposes. It is also used to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections, as well as to understand donors’ interests in our mission and to update them on our plans and activities. Any information you provide is shared with staff, board members, volunteers, and consultants only on a strictly confidential and need-to-know basis.

Protection of Personal Information

We make every reasonable effort to ensure that personal information is accurate and complete. We rely on individuals to notify us if there is a change to their personal information that may affect their relationship with our organization. We protect personal information in a manner appropriate for the sensitivity of the information. We use appropriate security measures when destroying personal information, including shredding paper records and permanently deleting electronic records. We make every reasonable effort to prevent any loss, misuse, disclosure, or modification of personal information, as well as any unauthorized access to personal information. With respect to any use of your credit card on this site, such information will be covered by our software protection program and its use will be strictly limited to completing the specific transaction with the credit card company.

Disclosure to Third Parties

Except as otherwise stated in this policy, we will keep your personal information private and will not share it with third parties unless such disclosure is necessary and permitted by applicable law to (a) comply with legal process, such as a court order, or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (b) protect our rights or property; (c) enforce any terms and conditions of use or agreements applicable to our website and to services that incorporate this Privacy Policy by reference; (d) protect the interests of users of our website, other than you, or any other person; or (e) operate or conduct maintenance and repair of our services or equipment, as authorized by law.

Access to Personal Information

If after providing personal information to us, you decide at some point that you no longer wish to be contacted regarding the services we provide, you can simply contact us and stop the use of your personal information in this manner. In order to access and amend your personal information or have your personal information deleted from our records, please send us an email, using the contact information provided above. To help protect your privacy and the security of your personal information, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access.

Children and Education

We understand the importance of taking extra precautions to protect the privacy and safety of children using our services. If you are under the age of 18, be sure to ask your parents for permission before you send any information about yourself to this site or to anyone over the internet. We recommend as a general matter that parents accompany children under the age of 18 when using content on the internet and that they carefully review this Privacy Policy before they provide any personal information about their children to us.

The service providers we rely on will automatically collect some information about the users of our online services and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, referring and exit websites, operating systems, as well as time- and location-related data, and it may be partly or entirely disclosed to us in the form of analytics data.

In addition, we use first-party cookies to understand which of our services are particularly relevant to our visitors. Cookies are retrievable text files containing strings of letters and numbers that are downloaded to the device which is used for accessing our online services. Learning about the needs and interests of our visitors by the use of such text files will enable us to reassess the focus of our activities on a regular basis and adjust the direction of our programs, as may be necessary.

Apart from collecting statistical information, we use cookies for authentication purposes when our online courses are accessed. These particular cookies provide us with a method of tracking your activities on our learning platform, such as your course subscriptions, your course completions, your achieved scores, and the time you spent on individual lessons. Since grant recipients of Adler’s Voice are obliged to participate in a series of trainings, collecting this type of information is essential for the purposes and objectives of our grant program. Authentication-related Cookies are also used by our payment processors for the purpose of processing transactions when you purchase an online course or make a donation.

While we do not recommend that you block cookies on our websites, we take the law seriously and want to ensure that your privacy concerns are addressed. If you want to stop cookies being stored on your device, you will have to change the settings of your internet browser. These settings will affect all websites that use cookies. Please be aware that you will not be able to log in to our learning platform, purchase an online course, or make a donation when cookies are blocked on your system.

Newsletter Subscription

As mentioned above, we use MailChimp to manage our newsletter and other mailing lists. There is no third-party tracking in messages we send through MailChimp besides MailChimp’s own analytics, which may allow us to determine how many subscribers open a message or click a link inside. Subscriptions to our newsletter and our email campaigns require a double opt-in process. After submitting your contact information to our newsletter subscription form, you will receive an email that will ask you to confirm your subscription. Unless you follow the steps described in this email, your contact information will not be added to our mailing list. Furthermore, every newsletter or campaign email you receive from Adler’s Voice will contain links to online forms that allow you to edit your contact information or to unsubscribe from our mailing list.

Third-Party Web Sites

This website may contain links to third-party websites that are independent from Adler’s Voice, such as sites of funders or donors of our organization. These sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for or endorse their contents, including any information or materials contained on them. Please understand that any links to third-party sites are provided solely as a convenience to you. You will have to make your own judgment regarding your interaction with these sites.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Adler’s Voice reserves the right to amend or alter its privacy policy and its terms of use at any time without notice by posting such change to this page. If you use our services after any such modification or update, you consent to those modifications or updates. Modifications will not be applied retroactively.

References

Unless otherwise indicated, all statistical information published on this site is taken from the following sources: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Identify the Signs of Com­mu­nication Disorders, Online Campaign, 2013 – 2017; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Speech and language disorders in children. Implications for the Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income Program. Washington D.C., 2016.

Photo Credits

The header images on the Home page, Team page, the Stories page, and the Donations page were taken by Jill Rosell Photography, Bend, Oregon. All other photographs were taken by Kimberly Teichrow Photography, Bend, Oregon.

Copyright Notice

All contents published on this website and our learning platform are copyright by Adler’s Voice, Inc., 2018, except for certain contents, such as trademarks and logos, provided by third parties. All rights reserved.

Did you know?

The
2nd most common
reason for special education in public schools is speech and language im­pairment.

Did you know?

Special education eligibility is about
3 times
greater for speech and language dis­orders than it is for autism or intel­lectual disability.

Donate

Help us help these children! Your do­na­tion will change the life of a child and their fami­ly. Thank you very much for sup­port­ing our mission!

We are always looking for vol­un­teers, so if time is your gift, don’t hesi­tate to con­tact us!

Stories

Joshua was born with a genetic dis­order, deaf­ness, and a sei­zure dis­order. By age 11, his com­mu­ni­ca­tion abili­ties were still those of a two-year-old. We creat­ed a per­sona­liz­ed com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tem that pro­vides him with an ef­fec­tive way to ex­press thoughts, to make choices, and to ex­pand on his emerg­ing sign lan­guage.

News
April 28, 2018

Adler’s Voice goes Spanish! Welcome to our all-new bilingual website.

December 7, 2017

Adler’s Voice aims to make Christmas a little brighter for local families raising children with disabilities.

Courses

Adler’s Voice provides af­ford­able, high-quality, and rele­vant train­ings to all in­di­vid­uals that use or sup­port a per­son who uses Aug­men­tati­ve and Al­ter­na­tive Com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Our on­line courses are always free to fami­lies and are avail­able for a fee to pro­fes­sionals.