This website is provided by Focus Women’s Center. By using this website, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use and privacy policy. We reserve the right to modify them at any time.

Terms of Use

These terms and conditions apply to your use of all the websites and services owned or operated by Focus Women’s Center and affiliated organizations, and any other website that we have owned or operated, do own and operate, or may own or operate in the future.

General Guidelines

Focus Women’s Center is pleased to provide you with this website for your personal education but nothing on this website constitutes legal advice or a recommendation for medical care, nor does Focus Women’s Center make a warranty of any kind in terms of its appropriateness for individual online users.

Links

These terms and conditions apply only to our website, and not to the websites of other companies or organizations, including those to which any of the websites may link. We are not responsible for the availability of any other website to which any of the websites link. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the contents, advertising, products, or other materials made available through any other website. We are not responsible for the content of any websites, nor endorse or recommend any of the websites, which may be linked to our website. These links are provided for you convenience only and you access them at your own risk.

Copyright

We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that the people who use the Website do the same. In appropriate circumstances, we will terminate the registration of any user who engages in any activity which may infringe on the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights. All text, graphics, video, source code, and editorial content on our Website are proprietary to our organization. These materials are protected by U.S. copyright and, except those items acknowledged as proprietary to others, may not be used, copied, transmitted, or reproduced in whole or in part without the express written consent of our organization. Use of any of our text, graphics, video, source code, and editorial content not explicitly authorized for any reason or purpose is strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use of the text, graphics, video, source code, and editorial content may violate trademark, copyright, civil and criminal statutes, and privacy and publicity laws. Unless we say otherwise, you may access the materials located within the Websites only for your personal use. This means you may download one copy of posted materials on a single computer for personal, noncommercial home use only, so long as you neither change nor delete any author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice. When you download copyrighted material you do not obtain any ownership rights in that material. We reserve all rights under United States and international laws.

Disclaimers

The services, products and materials on this website are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. We disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Neither we nor any of our respective licensors or suppliers warrant that any functions contained in the websites will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the websites or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Neither we nor any of our respective licensors or suppliers warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the services, products or materials in this website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not we or any of our respective licensors or suppliers) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction to your system. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, will we or any of our licensors or suppliers be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on the websites, or any products or services provided pursuant to the websites, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall the total liability to you by us or any of our licensors or suppliers for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you to us, if any, for accessing the websites.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold our organization and all our affiliates, employees, directors, officers, agents, material or communication providers, and internet service providers harmless from any and all losses, liabilities, claims, expenses, and damage awards, including, but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that arise from any claim, action, or demand, by your use of or in connection with submission, transmission, posting, broadcast, or other communication with or to the Websites.

Warranties

The reference materials and information contained in the Websites are intended only for your personal information. We make no representations or warranties about the Website’s content or the information or other material accessed through the Websites.

Information Obtained Through the Website Does Not Constitute Medical, Legal, or Other Professional Advice
The information contained in this Website or transmitted to you electronically in response to a message from you is not intended nor implied to constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always visit or speak to a qualified health service provider in person prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. In addition, nothing contained in this website is intended to be or constitutes legal advice, and users should always seek the advice of an appropriate attorney or other professional regarding individual questions or concerns of a legal or professional nature. We assume no liability for any diagnosis, treatment, decision made, or action taken in reliance upon information contained in this website or any other internet websites linked to it in any way.

Parental Permission

Some of the information available on this website concerns the topic of sex and may not be appropriate for children. Further, the website is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. We strongly recommend that parents participate in their children’s exploration of the internet and any online services and use their browser’s parental controls to limit the areas of the internet to which their children have access.

Uniform Disclosure Statement

Our organization is recognized by the IRS as a ministry exempt from taxation under Section501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, and gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

California: Our financial statement is available upon request. 100 percent of your gift may be deducted under Federal and State income tax laws. If you reside in California and have provided your personally identifiable information to us, you may request information once per calendar year about our disclosures of certain categories of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us in writing at the address below. Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-435-7352. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Georgia: Upon request, we will provide a full and fair description of this and its other programs, and a financial statement or summary. Maryland: A copy of the current financial statement is available upon request. For the cost of copies and postage, registration documents and other information are available from the Maryland Secretary of State. Minnesota: 100 percent of your gift may be deducted as a charitable contribution under Federal and state income tax laws. Mississippi: The official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement. New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6245. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT. New York: Upon request, a copy of the last annual report filed with the Attorney General is available from us or New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Attn: Foil Officer, Department of State, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271. North Carolina: Financial information about us is available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the state. Pennsylvania: Our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Virginia: A financial statement is available from the State Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services upon request. Washington: The registration statement required by the Charitable Solicitation Act is on file with the Secretary of State. Additional information can be obtained by calling 1-800-332-4483. West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, West Virginia 24305. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notices

As required by Section 512(c)(2) of Title 17 of the United States Code, if you believe that any material on this website infringes your copyright, you must send a notice of claimed infringement to us at the following address:

Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement:
Mary Schurman
Clinic Director
409 N. Front Street
McHenry, IL 60050
815-322-1585

To be effective, Section 512(c)(3)(A) of Title 17 of the United States Code requires that your notification of claimed infringement be a written communication and that it include certain elements explained therein. Please check the statute for more details.

Privacy

We understand the sensitive and private nature of your reproductive health choices, and we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of the users of our website. This policy discusses how we protect your personal information, and about what choices you have concerning our use of such information. By using our website, you consent to the processing of your information as set forth in this privacy policy, now and as amended by us.

Important note: This Privacy Policy does not apply to the information you share with Focus Women’s Center in connection with your receipt of healthcare services online, via in-person visits, or by phone or text with Focus Women’s Center. Such information is protected by state and federal law.

Personal Identification Information

We may request personal identification information from you in connection with your use of, or participation in, scheduling appointments, communications, membership registration, discussion groups, requests for information or suggestions, visitors’ requests for free products or services or additional information (including via email to us), and in connection with other activities, services, or resources we make available on our website. In all of these cases, we will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. We will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user (such as, for example, your full name, street address, telephone number, or email address) to any third party without having received your permission. We do not sell or otherwise share your data with third parties. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process. We may share with others aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable.

To Whom We Disclose Your Information

We may disclose the information we collect from or about you:

  • to web service providers who work on our behalf;
  • as required by law;
  • when required to protect our rights or your safety or the safety of others, or to detect, prevent, or respond to misuse of our website.

In addition, we may share de-identified information, such as reports on user demographics and traffic patterns, with third parties, including researchers.

Chat Rooms, Message Boards, and Public Forums

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online — for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas — that information can be collected and used by others. In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Security

This website takes every precaution to protect users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via Focus Women’s Center’s website, we take great effort to ensure their information is protected both online and offline. When our registration/donor/appointment/chat form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected.

We and our service providers may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer or mobile device over time and across different websites when you use the website using cookies or similar technologies, such as your Internet Protocol address, your browser type, your operating system, the pages you view on the website, etc. This information allows us and our service providers to recognize you and personalize your experience if you return to the website, to improve the website and the services we provide, and to provide you with advertisements targeted to your interests.

Your Choices

If you do not want the website to collect information through the use of cookies, you can set your web browser to reject cookies from our website. If you wish to review or correct the contact information we have on file for you or inform us how you wish your contact information to be used, please contact our staff using the contact information below. When you contact us or otherwise submit content via the website, if you desire to remain anonymous, you should not tell us your name or the names of your friends or any other individuals. To fully protect your privacy, do not provide any information that you think may identify you or others.

Notification of Changes

If we change our policies, we will post those changes to this statement, the home page, and/or other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Miscellaneous

The Terms of Use and Privacy Policy set forth in the Sites is governed and interpreted under the laws of the United States of America and the State of Illinois, without giving effect to its conflicts of law provisions. If any portion is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. We can, at our sole discretion, replace or amend such provisions with another provision. This sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the website and any materials, communications, transmissions, or posting to the website. We reserve the right to revise the policy at any time by updating this posting. You agree to be bound by any such revisions, and you should periodically read and review this policy.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this document, please contact us at:
Focus Women’s Center
409 N. Front Street
McHenry, IL 60050
815-322-1585
This Terms of Use & Privacy Policy was last updated on January 27, 2021.