The support offered by I’ll Go First (“IGF”) is not intended to take the place of professional and/or legal advice. Though IGF believes in the power of counseling and treatment, we are not licensed mental health professionals or counselors and do not personally provide such professional services. As such, the moderator and volunteers of IGF are not in any way legally responsible for any actions by any parties directly or indirectly related to the content of this site or information submitted by you. 

IGF reminds you to always be careful and responsible regarding your personal information. IGF is not responsible for, and cannot control the use by others of any information that is public knowledge, or that you provide or divulge to others, purposefully or inadvertently. 

If you are a victim of rape, abuse, or incest and need help, call the 24/7 RAINN Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). 

If you are in fear for your safety or are having thoughts of suicide, call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY

Your privacy and security is important to us. This Confidentiality Policy is intended to describe how I’ll Go First (“IGF”) handles information gathered at www.illgofirst.com or any information submitted by you via email or other means of communication. By visiting www.illgofirst.com or messaging IGF, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Confidentiality Policy. IGF may change these terms and conditions from time to time without prior notification, so please consult these terms and conditions regularly for any such changes. Please note that the Confidentiality Policy applies to only I’ll Go First and not to websites of any other organizations to which we may link or that may link to us.

How We Use Your Stories

IGF encourages you to share your story.  When submitting a story, providing your personal details such as name, email, and location is optional. Unless you give your name, the story will remain anonymous and unverified. All personally identifiable information you provide about yourself will remain confidential. However, IGF may use the facts and/or details of your story for data collection, research purposes, and/or to aid us in the development of our curriculum. IGF will never publicly disclose your personally identifiable information or any identifying specifics from your story, but by submitting your story, you authorize IGF to use the non-identifiable characteristics of your story for the purposes described above.

Personally Identifiable Information

"Personally Identifiable Information" is information about you that would identify you, such as your name or address. While IGF encourages you to share your stories, IGF specifically requests, for your own safety and anonymity, that you do not provide any such Personally Identifiable Information when share your story.

Please note, however, that some states require us to record and report information regarding the abuse of someone less than 18 years of age, or vulnerable or disabled adults, including persons over 60 years of age, or persons who are in danger of committing suicide. If you convey such circumstances, and provide information that could lead us to identify your name and location, we may have to record such information and provide it to the appropriate authorities.

Disclosure

We do not publish, sell, share, or rent information about you in any way. However, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances. We may be required to (and you authorize us to) reveal any information about you that we possess to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe is necessary or appropriate, in connection with the investigation of a crime, mandatory reporting laws, fraud, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that is illegal, or may expose us, or you, to liability. Also, if we feel that you are in danger of committing suicide, or are under 13 years old, we may be required to disclose whatever information you have provided to the appropriate authorities.

Policy Towards Children

 IGF is concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information through IGF without verifiable parental consent, he or she should contact I’ll Go First hello@illgofirst.com. 

How We Protect Your Security

We employ different security techniques to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. You should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist anywhere on the Internet. Although we believe that we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that your personally identifiable information, if submitted, will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this policy, and make no representations or warranties regarding the sufficiency of our security measures. 

Contact

If you have any questions about this Confidentiality Policy, please contact IGF at hello@illgofirst.com.