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Terms of Use

The following are the rules or "Terms" that govern your submission and use of the OASAS website. By submitting your information to this site, you agree to be bound by these Terms governing the site. OASAS reserves the right to change these Terms at any time, effective immediately upon posting on the site. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, please do not submit your personal information.

User Contributions to the Site. OASAS is not liable or responsible for any content provided by its users to this site ("User content"). The contributions of third parties do not necessarily represent the view or opinions of OASAS. Users can be held liable for any illegal or prohibited User content they provide to the site, including among other things, infringing, defamatory or offensive materials. OASAS will make a diligent effort to restrict the publication of this type of content. However, if you discover this kind of material on the site, please notify us at stories@oasas.ny.gov. OASAS will investigate your claim and take appropriate action. If you post any original content to the site, by electronic mail or otherwise, OASAS will treat it as non-identifying and non-proprietary to you. By submitting it to the site, you authorize OASAS to use, edit, distribute, reproduce or otherwise use your story of recovery. Depending upon the volume of submissions received, OASAS might limit the number of stories published on this site.

Prohibited Content. The following is a partial list of the kind of content which is illegal or prohibited on the site. Prohibited content includes, but is not limited to, content that:

  • Is patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
  • Is or could be harmful to minors;
  • Harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
  • Involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters", or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming";
  • Promotes information that is known to be false, misleading, or promotes illegal activities or conduct, is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
  • Is or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's work, such as providing pirated content;
  • Displays pornographic material of any kind;
  • Provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
  • Provides instructional information about illegal activities.

Violation of the Terms. You understand and agree that in OASAS's sole discretion, and without prior notice, OASAS may remove any unauthorized User content. OASAS may release user information about you if required by law or subpoena, or if the information is necessary or appropriate to release to address an unlawful or harmful activity.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold OASAS, its, officers, agents and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of information you submitted to this site.

Public Forum. This site may publish your story of recovery. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Acceptance of These Terms of Use. By accepting these terms of use you acknowledge your understanding of the rules governing your submission and agree to be bound by the Terms of Use of this site.


   

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Stories@oasas.ny.gov

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