This website is owned and operated by Developmental Disabilities Institute, Inc. ("DDI").  DDI reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use at any time without notice to users.  By continuing to use the site after a modification, you accept and are bound by the revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.  Please review this document carefully since it contains important information regarding your use of this site.



DDI is committed to safeguarding the privacy of all individuals who use or access its website.  We will not share any information regarding users of the site with any third parties, except as required by law.


Collection of Information

In connection with its Family and Friends Network, DDI may collect information from users of the site who wish to receive email newsletters and other updates from DDI, including names, email addresses, and post office addresses.  All information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with any third parties.


Site Usage Data

DDI may collect information about visits to our site, including the number of visitors, pages visited or accessed and the length of the visit.  This information, which is not linked to individual visitors, will be used to manage the site and improve its functioning where appropriate.


Email and Other Communications

DDI may occasionally send email messages or direct mail communications to registered and other users of the site to provide them with updates and other information.  We will not share any information regarding users of the site with any third parties.  If you do not wish to receive such communications, please contact the Information Technology (IT) Department of DDI (631-366-2990).


Links to Third Party Websites

The DDI website contains links to third party websites that may be of interest to users.  DDI is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any linked third party websites or any third party website that may provide a link to the DDI website.


Your Conduct

In using the DDI website, your conduct must at all times comply with all relevant laws, rules, and regulations, including the Federal, State, and local laws of the jurisdiction in which you receive such services.  In addition, you agree to the following:


  1. You will not use the Web site to threaten, intimidate, or harass any other person;

  2. You will not transmit any pornographic, lewd, immoral, obscene, offensive, libelous, vulgar, or tortuous material, material that is invasive of another's privacy, or material that disparages or insults any individual or group, based on race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, or other immutable characteristic;

  3. You will not transmit false information through the Web site;

  4. You will not upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment;

  5. You will not upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any information or content unless you have the lawful right to disseminate such content;

  6. All information submitted, uploaded, or otherwise transferred by you must clearly and accurately identify you as the source of the information; you may not disguise or falsify your identity when using the Web site;

  7. You agree that your use of this Web site will not violate any contractual or fiduciary obligations you have to third parties, including that you will not transmit the private, confidential, trade secret, trade mark, proprietary or other non-public information of any other party through the Web site;

  8. You will not upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any advertising, promotional materials, solicitations, junk mail, "spam," or any other form of solicitation to any party unless you are expressly authorized to do so by DDI;

  9. You will not otherwise take any steps to interfere with the functionality of this site or of the hardware or software of any other party.


You are Solely Responsible for Your Own Conduct

You are solely responsible for your own conduct on this Web site, including without limitation that you will be solely responsible for any violations of this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless DDI, its agents, officers, affiliates, and any other third party for any liabilities, costs, damages, and/or expenses that they incur as a result of your actions.



This site contains written material, coding and software that is owned by DDI and is protected byU.S.copyright law.  You may not, or permit any third party to, modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, distribute, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code for any material in this site including coding and software.  This site also contains DDI trademarks and logos that are owned by DDI and protected byU.S.trademark laws.


No Warranties/Limitation of Liability

This site is provided to you on an "as is" and "as available" basis.  DDI makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  DDI warrants that the written material, coding and software are either original work of DDI or are properly licensed for such use to DDI and that to DDI’s knowledge, such work does not infringe on the proprietary or contractual rights of any third party.  DDI expressly disclaims liability for any technical problems with the site, including temporary unavailability or delays in connection time.  DDI does not accept responsibility for any illegal pirating of the site or for the actions of those who may obtain unauthorized access to the site.  DDI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES.

This page, the DDI web site, and all contents therein, are the proprietary information of DDI © 2011 by Developmental Disabilities Institute, Inc.,99 Hollywood Drive,Smithtown,New York,11787.  All rights reserved.


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