Terms of Use/Privacy Policy

This page provides the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy for this website. It is important to read and understand this information prior to using this site. Your use of the site signifies your agreement with these terms.


Please read these Terms and Conditions of Use carefully before using this site. You must agree to these Terms and Conditions in order to use this site. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, do not use this site.

RISAS may revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Your continued use of this website will mean you accept those changes.

This site does not provide medical advice. All materials presented on this site are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider when you have a question regarding a medical condition. Do not delay seeking professional treatment or advice because of anything you may have read on this website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

RISAS does not recommend or endorse any tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that is mentioned on this site. Reliance on any information contained on this site is solely at your own risk.

This site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit or otherwise offensive. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use this site.

Use of Content

You may view or download a single copy of the material on this website solely for your personal, noncommercial use—if you include the copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the content. Any special rules for the use of software and other items accessible on the site may be included elsewhere in the site and are incorporated in these Terms and Conditions by reference.

The content of this website is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign law. Title to the content remains with RISAS or its licensors. Any use of the content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of the Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. The content and features of this website are subject to change or termination without notice, at the editorial discretion of RISAS. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to RISAS and its licensors.

If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use this website’s content is automatically terminated and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the website’s content.

Liability of RISAS

The use of the RISAS website and its content is at your own risk.

The RISAS website and its content are provided on an “as is” basis. RISAS, its licensors, and its suppliers, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaim all warranties, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third parties’ rights, and fitness for particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, RISAS, its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, relevance, or timeliness of the materials, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of this website.

In no event shall RISAS, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the RISAS website or its content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether RISAS is advised of the possibility of such damages.

RISAS shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $1,000. RISAS is not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the website or its content or public areas (as defined below). Any claims arising in connection with your use of this website or its content or public areas must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event that gave rise to the action. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.

Last updated on August 10, 2021

Information Gathered

Rhode Island Student Assistance Services (RISAS) gathers information from those who use our website to enable us to offer our users a better, more fulfilling experience. We gather this information in a manner that provides for protection of personal privacy and with an eye toward maintaining the security of all information gathered. This Privacy Policy details how this website collects, maintains, and stores your information.

General Information Gathering

Like most websites, we keep a running record of which pages are requested on our website. Our web server logs contain information about which pages are most popular and how many pages are viewed in a given time period.

We do not track search engine use. We do not keep records on any searches performed on this website.

Use of Cookies on This Website

This website saves a session identifier (a long random string of letters and numbers) as a cookie on site users’ computers. This session identifier uniquely identifies the user for the duration of the session, then expires. No identifying information can be tied to this identifier once the session has ended (sessions expire after approximately 20 minutes of inactivity or when a client closes his or her browser completely). This is known as a non-persistent or session cookie.

Use of Information

RISAS uses the information we gather from you for the following purposes:
We analyze what our website users like and don’t like about our website offerings so that we can design better services.
Subscribers to our parenting newsletter receive periodic newsletters that include information about new RISAS products and services.

Information Removal

If you have a concern about any information you might have left on this website, email the webmaster and we will address your concern.

Distribution of Information

RISAS will never willfully disclose individually identifiable information about its website users to any third party without first receiving the individual user’s permission. The individually identifiable information that you provide (if any) will be used for RISAS’s purposes only.

RISAS is a Recovery Friendly Workplace and an equal opportunity employer.