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Posted on April 24, 2014

Nonprofit organizations use technology to streamline otherwise time consuming paper and pen processes. Electronic signatures offer one such opportunity to simplify agreements with your beneficiaries, volunteers, staff, and other third parties. This article helps guide you in determining whether to adopt the use of electronic signatures at your nonprofit.

Posted on February 14, 2014

Do you collect information from children under the age of 13 on your website? If so, you need to be familiar with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) which restricts online data collection from children under 13. Recently, the FTC revised and expanded COPPA. During this webinar our speaker will highlight the basics of COPPA and the new changes, as well. This will include:

• Basic policies and protections for children under the age of 13.
• The expanded definition of “personal information” and when parental consent will be required for collecting information.
• New policies regarding online chat rooms or message boards.
• Application of COPPA’s new rules related to social media.
• Streamlining privacy notices included in parental consent notices and privacy policies.

Presenter: Pam Lina, Turner

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Posted on January 17, 2014

Electronic signatures can help get your organization’s business done easier and faster. By having participants and volunteers sign liability releases and other agreements online, you can reduce paperwork, shorten contract exchange times, and ease your document retention burdens. But electronic signatures also present special concerns and issues that, while they can be overcome, you should be mindful of. We’ll walk through the issues, discuss online release and digitally signed contracts, and present some best practices.

Presenter: Creighton Frommer

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Posted on December 7, 2011

Whether your website is simple or complex, your organization could benefit by reviewing the legal issues that may arise from your website. Learn about each of them in this guide.

Posted on December 7, 2011

Does your Organization receive donations through an internet website? Here’s when, where and how you might have to register to solicit donations in different states.

Posted on January 20, 2010

Virtually every nonprofit has a website, yet many do not consider the legal ramifications of having them. This webinar focuses on just a few:

  • Policies presented on a website including, but not limited to, terms and conditions and privacy
  • Who owns the rights to the website and other considerations regarding the web host
  • Intellectual property issues related to domain names, content, pictures, and links to other websites.

Presenter: Bill Helmstetter, Alston & Bird

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