Damar Policies

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products

How do we protect visitor information?

  • We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI
  • We use regular Malware
  • We do use an SSL
  • We do need an SSL to encrypt and protect personal

Do we use ‘cookies’?

We use cookies for tracking purposes. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. However, you can still sign-up..

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

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.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at: https://consumercal.org/about-cfc/cfc-education-foundation/california-online-privacy-protection-a ct-caloppa-3/

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy

Users are able to change their personal information:

  • By emailing

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email:

  • Within 7 business days: We will notify the users via in site
  • Within 7 business days: We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


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

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM we agree to the following:

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

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


Damar Services, Inc. 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 the Communications Department by email at [email protected] We can also be reached by telephone at 317.856.5201. You will want to provide your full name, contact information, organization or individual you’re representing and what content that you need assistance accessing.

Individuals who feel that they are not receiving adequate assistance accessing our web content, or are being discriminated against when trying to access our site’s content, can initiate a formal grievance by submitting a formal grievance form. Please return the form to the Communications Department, Damar Services, Inc., 6067 Decatur Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46241, 317.856.5201.

You can download the formal grievance form here: Grievance Form

Please note that Damar and Damar sister organizations are on a path to full implementation and should have all websites re-designed by September 1, 2018.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.


6067 Decatur Blvd

Indianapolis, IN 46241 United States


Last Edited on 2018-01-18

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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.
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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.