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Terms of Use

About this Agreement

This Website is provided by the CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK ASSOCIATAION (also known CSWA). This agreement, titled “Terms of Use,” is a legally binding agreement between CSWA and users, visitors and/or subscribers (hereinafter, “you”) who use or interact with CSWA’s website (hereinafter, the “Website”). The terms and conditions set forth in this agreement govern our relationship with you. By using or accessing the Website, you agree to this agreement as it is currently and as it may be updated from time to time. If we make changes to this agreement or the policies referenced in or incorporated by this agreement, we may, at our sole discretion, provide notice to you. Your continued use of the Website following changes to our terms constitutes your acceptance of our amended terms. If you do not wish to be bound by the provisions of this agreement, do not use this website. 

Ownership of Website Content and Information

CSWA owns all of the content and information published or posted by us unless otherwise expressly stated, such as where, for example, the information was lawfully culled by CSWA from a copyrighted material pursuant to the doctrine of “fair use” (in which case the content and information is owned by the copyright holder). You may access but not use any of the content and information that are owned by us without our express written authorization (“use” in this context means, for example, copying content for commercial use). Content and information you post on the Website, however, are owned by you. When you publish content or information on the Website, such as your member profile, it means that you are allowing everyone, including the public, to access and use that information (subject to applicable law), and to associate it with you unless you edit the privacy settings in your online account. 


By using the Website, you acknowledge and commit to the following:

  • You will not post commercial communications (such as spam) on the Website.
  • You will not collect users’ content or information, or otherwise access the Website, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our prior permission.
  • You will not engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme, on the Website.
  • You will not post information that you know to be false, defamatory, or harmful to someone’s reputation.
  • You will not upload viruses or other malicious code.
  • You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.
  • You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user, subscriber or member.
  • You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
  • You will not use the Website for commercial or for-profit purposes with the exception of members providing their basic professional information for the Therapist Finder.
  • You will not use the Website to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
  • You will not do anything that will jeopardize the status of CSWA as a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.
  • You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of the Website, such as a denial of service attack or interference with page rendering or other Website functionality.
  • You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of this agreement or our policies.

Registration and Account Security

Users of the Website are required to provide their real names and information. You commit to the following when you register with CSWA:

  • You will provide an accurate and current e-mail address through which we may contact you, as appropriate. You agree to notify us in the event that you change your e-mail address. You further agree that, if your e-mail address is canceled or becomes inactive or inaccessible, we may cancel your registration and/or part of your member/user profile.
  • You will not provide any false personal information or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
  • You will not create more than one personal account.
  • If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.
  • You will not use the Website for your own commercial gain or commercial purposes with the exception of members potentially obtaining new clients from the Therapist Finder.
  • You will not use the Website if you are under the age of 18.
  • You will keep your contact information accurate and up to date.
  • You will not knowingly share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account. You will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or other registration information, and you agree to indemnify and hold CSWA, governing board, officers, employees, members, affiliates, contractors, agents, and any third-party provider harmless for any improper or illegal use of your password or registration information.
  • You will not transfer your account to anyone.

Protecting the Rights of Others

We respect other people’s right, and expect you to do the same. Accordingly, you commit to the following:

  • You will not post content or take any action on the Website that infringes or violates someone else’s rights or otherwise violates the law. We reserve the right to remove any content or information you post on the Website if we believe that it violates this agreement. If you repeatedly infringe on other people’s intellectual property rights, we will disable your account, at our sole and exclusive discretion, when appropriate.
  • You will not use our copyrights or trademarks, or any confusingly similar marks, except with our prior written permission.
  • You will not post or publish sensitive information on anyone without that person’s express consent.


If you violate the letter or spirit of this agreement, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of the Website to you. We will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. You may also delete your account at any time.


This Website contains materials supplied by CSWA and its affiliates and third-party providers, as well as other sources, and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. Materials on this Website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. We have the right to make changes to and update any material and/or information contained on this Website without prior notice.

Choice of Law and Forum

The Website originates and is located in the United States, and this agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with said laws. Any dispute arising out of our relating to this Agreement or your access or use of this Website will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the United States, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. If any provision of this agreement is held invalid and/or unenforceable, that provision shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect the original intent of the provision, and the remaining provisions of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

Contracts or Relationships with Third-Parties

CSWA may contract with third-parties to maintain certain aspects of the Website operations or process electronic payments. You agree that CSWA and its governing board, officers, employees, members, contractors and agents shall not be liable for issues or claims arising from the processing of any payment, the security of personal information (e.g., credit card number), the use of the third-party for personal information, or the retention by such third-party of personal information. When making a payment, you may be linked to the third-party’s website. Before providing any personal information to that third-party, we strongly encourage you to read that third-party’s terms of use and privacy policy. If you do not agree with any provisions of that third-party’s terms of use and/or privacy policy, do not submit any personal information and submit payment instead by postal mail or telephone, or in person. If you choose to utilize that third-party’s service(s), you agree to hold CSWA and its governing board, officers, employees, members, and agents harmless from any claims, damages or costs arising therefrom.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The information on this website is provided "as is." CSWA does not warrant, either expressly or by implication, the accuracy of any materials or information provided on the website or their suitability for any particular purpose, and expressly disclaims all warranties, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Although the information provided to you is obtained or compiled from sources we believe to be reliable, CSWA cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy, validity, timeliness, completeness or reliability of any information or data available to you or its suitability for any particular purpose. Neither CSWA, nor its governing board, officers, employees, members, contractors or agents, are liable or shall have responsibility of any kind to you for any loss or damage that you incur in the event of (1) any failure or interruption of this website; (2) any act or omission of any third-party involved in making this website or the data contained herein available to you; (3) any other cause relating to your access or use, or inability to access or use, any portion of this website or materials on this website; (4) user's, subscriber's or visitor's interaction or submission on the website; or (5) from user's, subscriber's or visitor's failure to comply with any term of this agreement, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the control of CSWA or any third-party provider providing software services, or support. In no event will CSWA, its governing board, officers, employees, members, contractors or agents be liable to users, subscribers or visitors for any direct, special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or costs, or any other loss or damages of any kind even if CSWA, its governing board, officers, employees, members, contractors, affiliates, agents or third-party providers or any other third-party has been advised of the possibility thereof. 

Please contact with any questions or concerns regarding our Terms of Use.

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Granville, Ohio  43023

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