Damar Policies

Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Privacy Policy applies to damar.org and Damar Services, Inc., and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Damar Services, Inc., include damar.org and Damar. The Damar website is a non-profit organization site. By using the Damar website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Damar does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Damar may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Damar, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. Damar may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Damar or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Damar; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Damar, or the public.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Damar. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Damar website.

Use of Cookies

The Damar website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Damar pages, or register with the Damar site or services, a cookie helps Damar to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Damar website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Damar features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Damar services or websites you visit.

Google AdSense Advertising

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. We have implemented the following:

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense, AdRoll
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

Damar secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Damar uses the following methods for this purpose: SSL Protocol. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed. Damar does not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. Damar uses regular Malware Scanning.

Right to Deletion

    Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

  • Delete your personal information from our records; and
  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

  • Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
  • Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Children Under Thirteen

Damar does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, Damar may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. We collect your email address in order to send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. In accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:

  • NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses;
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way;
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters;
  • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance;
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly; and
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of emails

  • Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

ADA Accessibility

Damar strives to provide easily accessible web content to our community members and beyond. This is especially true for individuals who use assistive methods for web access or may have difficulty seeing, reading, or listening to the information found within our site. Individuals who are having difficulties accessing our content and need alternative assistance should contact Damar at the contact information listed in this Privacy Policy.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

Damar reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our website, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

Damar welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that Damar has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please contact Damar at:

Damar Services, Inc.
6067 Decatur Blvd.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46241

Telephone number: (317) 856-5201

Effective as of December 15, 2022

Local Wellness Policy

Local Wellness Policy Requirements:

  • Has at least two goals for nutrition education, nutrition promotion, physical activity and other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness in a manner that the local educational agency determines is appropriate
  • Nutrition guidelines set forth by the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs for all foods and beverages sold on each school campus under the local educational agency during the school day, with the objectives of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity
  • Guidelines for reimbursable school meals, which are no less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant United States Code, 2016 Edition; Title 42 – THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE; CHAPTER 13 – SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS; Sec. 1758 – program requirements
  • Every three years has evaluated the local wellness policy with an Evaluation Tool and has notified the public of the results
  • Has identified at least one person as responsible for monitoring the local wellness policy
  • Has annually informed and updated parents, students, staff, and the community about the content and implementation of the local wellness policy
  • Community involvement, including parents, students, and representatives of food service personnel, the school board, school administrators, PE teachers, school health professionals, and the public in the development of the school wellness policy
  • Nutritional guidelines for foods and beverages not sold but made available on the school campus during the school day
  • Permits marketing on the school campus during the school day of only those foods and beverages that meet the competitive food/beverage requirements of “Smart Snacks”

Mission Statement

Damar Services’ wellness program is committed to its clients to encourage and enhance a healthy lifestyle by creating opportunities to educate and support each individual’s lifelong wellness practices.


    Physical Activity/Fitness

  1. At minimum, clients should have 30 minutes of physical activity on most, preferably all, days of the week. (2014) UPDATED: The school day will include opportunities for physical activities such as: recess, PE, and integration of physical activities in the academic curriculum. Daily schedules and/or lesson plans will serve as documentation.
  2. Physical education courses will adhere to the Indiana Academic standards for Physical Education. Lesson plans will serve as documentation
  3. Each program/ unit will incorporate wellness activities on campus including swimming, playground, sensory gym, and fitness room, as well as community wellness outings such as the gathering place and Special Olympics sports.
  4. Employees of Damar will promote healthy lives by being physically active role models and encouraging their clients’ participation in wellness activities.
    Nutrition Education

  1. Nutrition education will be offered in the dining rooms and in the classroom, with coordination between food-service staff and teachers. (2014-age specific goals were designed for elementary, middle and high school levels) UPDATED: Teachers will provide nutritional education that adheres to the Indiana Academic Standards for Health & Wellness. Lesson plans will serve as documentation.
  2. The school will conduct schoolwide wellness activities for the purpose of educating students on making healthy choices and living a healthy lifestyle. Activity/lesson plans will serve as documentation.
    Nutrition Promotions

  1. Staff should be seated at the tables with residents modeling proper meal-time behavior and voice level. (2014) UPDATED: Staff will be seated at the tables with students/residents modeling proper meal time behavior, encourage them to try unfamiliar foods, and make positive nutrition statements. Staff completion of training will serve as documentation.
  2. A school garden will be maintained to provide opportunities for recreation and nutrition education for residents and students.
    Other Activities

  1. Water pitchers will be available on the food carts at meal times, and drinking fountains will be available throughout the day. (2014) UPDATED: Water pitchers will be available on the food carts at meal times and snack times. Where drinking fountains are not available, water will be provided in cups with water either from fresh water pitchers or from a nearby sink upon request.
  2. All Damar staff and volunteers will assist all residents in developing the healthy practice of washing hands before eating. (2014) UPDATED: All Damar staff and volunteers will assist all residents in developing the healthy practice of washing hands before eating. This is a part of employee orientation.
  3. Damar staff shall use food as a reward for student accomplishment sparingly. The withholding of food as punishment for students is prohibited. Strong consideration should be given to nonfood items as part of incentive programs. (2014) UPDATED: Each teacher will establish classroom management procedures that will limit the use of food as a reward. On the occasion that food is used as a reward the food item will meet the smart snacks guidelines.
  4. All food and beverages available for purchase will meet Smart Snacks guidelines.
  5. Food and beverages provided for celebrations and other special activities will meet the Smart Snacks guidelines.
Download Our Wellness Policy

Grant Information

Damar Services will be distributing at least 95% of awarded HCBS Direct Service Workforce Investment Grant to our Medicaid Waiver DSP workforce in the form of retention bonuses/pay.

The plan for distribution:

    First quarter funds (January Payment):
  • Pay 50% of funds to eligible employees that have been employed for at least 90 days on January 1. Paid February 15th.
  • Pay 50% of funds to eligible employees that were employed on January 1 and are still employed on July 1 (legal obligation). Paid on August 15th.

  • Second quarter funds (March Payment):
  • Pay 50% of funds to eligible employees that have been employed for at least 90 days on April 1. Paid April 15th.
  • Pay 50% of funds to eligible employees that were employed on April 1 and are still employed on October 1 (legal obligation). Paid on October 15th.

  • Third quarter funds (June Payment):
  • Pay 50% of funds to eligible employees that have been employed for at least 90 days on July 1. Paid July 15th.
  • Pay 50% of funds to eligible employees that were employed on July 1 and are still employed on October 1 (legal obligation). Paid on December 15th.

  • This program would essentially provide retention bonus payments on:
  • February 15
  • April 15
  • July 15
  • August 15
  • October 15
  • December 15

Non-discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf,from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email:
    [email protected]
  4. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.