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Website Policies

Terms and conditions, privacy policy and DMCA notice

Terms and Conditions

Truth Initiative provides the website (the “Site”) under the following conditions, which may be amended from time to time. Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to these terms.

Medical Disclaimer

The information on the Site is provided for the general purpose of furthering Truth Initiative’s mission to achieve a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco. It does not constitute medical advice. The Site is not used to make diagnoses, prescribe medicine or provide treatment, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs.

Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise indicated, Truth Initiative owns all legal right, title and interest in the Site and all materials posted on it, in any media, including any and all intellectual property rights. These materials include, but are not limited to, articles, text, graphics, still images, video, audio, trademarks and logos.

Truth Initiative gives its consent for third parties to reproduce, distribute, or publish any of Truth Initiative’s articles or other written materials on this website for non-commercial, educational purposes so long as they are unaltered and accompanied by proper attribution. Attribution should be to “Truth Initiative at” or to “Truth Initiative” with a hyperlink to the written material as it appears at Any other use of Truth Initiative materials on this website, including any use of an image or a video or audio clip, requires advance written approval by Truth Initiative. In addition, you may not use any of our trademarks without prior written permission. Permission to reproduce, distribute, or publish materials on this website that are the property of another entity or individual, and not Truth Initiative, must be obtained directly from that entity or individual. If you are interested in obtaining approvals from Truth Initiative or for further information, please contact us at [email protected].

User-Provided Content

You, not Truth Initiative, are legally responsible for material you post on the Site. You agree to post only content to which you own the copyright or have express permission from the copyright owner to post. You agree not to post any material that would violate or infringe upon the intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights of others.

Truth Initiative does not endorse or take responsibility for content posted by the Site’s users. While Truth Initiative does not routinely review user-provided content, Truth Initiative reserves the right, but does not have the obligation, to remove any information posted on the Site for any reason or no reason.

You agree to provide Truth Initiative with a non-exclusive, perpetual and royalty-free license to use any material you post on the Site to further Truth Initiative’s charitable purpose.

Limitation of Liability

You will hold harmless Truth Initiative and its officers, directors, employees, and agents from all claims arising out of or related to your use of, or your inability to use, the Site or the information contained in the Site or any other website(s) to which it is linked.


Truth Initiative reserves the right to change or terminate any aspect of the Site, including the Site itself and individual user accounts for any reason or no reason. Truth Initiative also reserves the right to impose limits on certain features of the Site or restrict access to all or parts of the Site without notice or penalty.

Privacy Policy is a website of Truth Initiative, which is dedicated to achieving a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco. We respect your privacy and have created this policy to explain what information we collect and how we use it. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us.

General User Information

We automatically collect aggregate information about our site’s users, including the domain name and IP address of visitors, the browser and operating system used, the date and time of each visit and the source of referral. This aggregate information does not identify individual visitors, and it is used for our own research purposes and to improve the site’s content, structure, and security. We share this information only with our vendors, who use it for the same purposes.


Cookies are information files that allow websites to remember users’ activities on a website. When you visit our site, we may send one or more cookies to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We use the information we learn from cookies to improve the quality of our service, for example, by tracking user trends. We share this information only with our vendors, who use it for the same purposes.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some of our features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Personal Information

If you choose to sign up for our newsletter or otherwise provide personal information on our site, we will use that information to customize and improve your website experience. We share this information only with our own vendors, who use it for the same purposes. Neither Truth Initiative nor its vendors will ever share your personal information with anyone else without your consent, except in limited circumstances, such as complying with legal processes or preventing fraud or imminent harm. We will never sell your personal information.

Opting Out

We communicate only with those who have chosen to receive communications from us. If you do not want to receive communications in the future, or would like to review personal information collected from you and request corrections, please contact us. If we ever decide to use your information for a new, unanticipated use not previously disclosed in our privacy policy, we will post the policy change prominently on this page and provide you with the ability to opt-out of this new use.


We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or disclosure or destruction of our users' data. We restrict access to personal information to our employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to perform their jobs.


Please contact us if you have any questions about this policy.

DMCA Notice

Digital Millennium Copyright Act ('DMCA') Notice

Truth Initiative respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website, Truth Initiative will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using Truth Initiative websites (the “Sites”) that are reported to Truth Initiative’s Designated Copyright Agent identified in the sample notice below.

If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Sites by completing the following DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement and delivering it to Truth Initiative’s Designated Copyright Agent identified below. Upon receipt of the DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement as described below, Truth Initiative will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from the Sites.


  1. Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or – if multiple copyrighted works are covered by this Notice of Alleged Infringement – you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.
  2. Identify (i) the material that you claim is infringing or the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed (or access to which is to be disabled), together with information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Sites where such material may be found; and (ii) the reference or link to the material or activity that you claim to be infringing that is to be removed (or access to which is to be disabled), together with information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate that reference or link, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Sites where such reference or link may be found.
  3. Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
  4. Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice of Alleged Infringement:
    'I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material or reference or link to such material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).”
    'I hereby state that the information in this Notice of Alleged Infringement is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”
  5. Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.
  6. Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to Truth Initiative’s Designated Copyright Agent:
    Ms. Jewelyn Pickeral
    Truth Initiative 
    900 G Street, NW, Fourth Floor
    Washington, D.C. 20001
    Tel: 202-454-5555
    Fax: 202-454-5773
    e-mail: [email protected]