Copyright and Disclaimer Notices

Copyright and Disclaimer Notices

Copyright Notice

All pages which go to make up the World Wide Web site, (the “Site”), electronically produced and published articles and databases are copyrighted by Second Firsts, Inc.  All rights reserved. The  logo and the name “” are trademarks and may not be used without express written permission of Second Firsts, Inc. Linking to our site is freely encouraged and no notice is required to do so.

Reproduction of any pages for any and all commercial use, is generally prohibited, without prior, written permission from the publisher Second Firsts, Inc.. Permission is granted to copy pages, links, and other materials that go to make up for private, personal use only. All other permission requests should be made by contacting us.

Third Party Content

Original authors of all original materials on retain copyright of their own works. Such materials may be removed upon request to the Webmaster, and such requests will be fulfilled by ninety (90) days from the date of the original notification. All rights are reserved by the authors for the use and display of their works. is always interested in protecting the ownership and intellectual rights of authors. All other company and/or product names and/or content are trademarks, registered trademarks, or copyrighted by their respective owners.

Notice and Take-Down Procedures

If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from this web site by contacting’s copyright agent (identified below) and providing the following information:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
  2. Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
  3. Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  5. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
  6. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.’s agent for copyright issues relating to this web site is as follows:

Second Firsts, Inc.
Attn: ________________

Or call: _____________________

In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, Second Firsts, Inc. maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers and account holders of the Site who are repeat infringers.


Although strives for the highest quality in the resources offered here, unless otherwise noted, is not responsible for the validity or accuracy of the material presented on Materials on are thought to be accurate, but no warranties, express or implied, are made. Second Firsts, Inc. and specifically disclaim any warranty of merchantability or warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. Second Firsts, Inc. and will not be held liable for any direct, consequential or other damages resulting from the negligence of or its agents or users. Use of constitutes understanding and acceptance of these provisions.

It is important to understand that is a community of people providing information regarding dealing with tragedy and grief, support and the opportunity to share experiences helpful to others. Most of the information on our Site comes from individuals who are NOT medical or psychological professionals of any sort. Unless it is clearly stated that the author or person imparting information is a medical or psychological professional, you are to assume that they are NOT. That is one reason why it’s important to remember that online resources are not meant to and cannot replace the specialized training and professional judgment of a health care or mental health care professional and you should consult your doctor, therapist, or other healthcare professional if you have any questions about your personal health or psychological needs and before implementing or making changes in any treatment. If you are feeling like you want to harm yourself or others, please consult a mental health professional or other health care professional IMMEDIATELY. It bears repeating – online resources are not meant to nor cannot replace the specialized training and professional judgment of a health care or mental health care professional.

Privacy & Anonymity Online

In recognizing the importance of your individual rights to privacy and anonymity online, has formulated a policy you should read to ensure you understand your rights and responsibilities.

Discussion Forums

Some of the forums on are not moderated. Therefore, users can post messages directly to any forum without any “human” review. Accordingly, users will be held directly and solely responsible for the content of messages that are posted. While not moderating the forums, the Webmaster will periodically perform an administrative review for the purpose of deleting messages that are old, have received few responses, are off topic or irrelevant, serve as advertisements or seem otherwise inappropriate. has full discretion to delete messages. Users are encouraged to read the specific Forum Rules displayed in each discussion forum first before participating in that forum.