This Legal Disclaimer includes the Copyright/Trademark Notice, the Non-Discrimination Policy, the Diversity Statement, Conflict of Interest Policy and Non-Endorsement Statement.
Copyright and Trademark Notice
National Career Development Association (NCDA). All Rights Reserved. The policy was adapted and used with permission from the American Counseling Association.
The contents of all material available on this World Wide Web site are copyrighted by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) unless otherwise indicated. Copyright is not claimed as to any part of an original work prepared by a U.S. or state government officer or employee as part of that person's official duties. All rights are reserved by NCDA, and content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of NCDA, or as indicated below. Members of NCDA may download pages or other content for their own use (except the NCDA logo), consistent with the mission and purpose of NCDA [as codified in its governing documents] on a single computer. However, no part of such content may be otherwise or subsequently reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of, and with express attribution to NCDA. Copyright infringement is a violation of federal law subject to criminal and civil penalties. NCDA reserves the right to use submitted photographs (including conference photographs) to enhance the website and print publications.
Legal Notice and Disclaimer
While NCDA makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this web site, NCDA does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information. Use of such is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by NCDA. The NCDA (including its employees and agents) assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from the use of the information herein, [or from the use of the information obtained at linked Internet addresses,] or in any respect for the content of such information, including (but not limited to) errors or omissions, the accuracy or reasonableness of factual or scientific assumptions, studies or conclusions, the defamatory nature of statements, ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights, and the violation of property, privacy, or personal rights of others. NCDA is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on such information. No guarantees or warranties, including (but not limited to) any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use or purpose, are made by NCDA with respect to such information.
Links to Other Web Sites
At certain places on the NCDA web site, live links to other web addresses can be accessed. Links are active/live at the time of publication, without a guarantee of future activity. Such external web addresses contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of NCDA. NCDA does not endorse, approve, certify, or control those external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses. Use of any information obtained from such address is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by NCDA.
All information communicated to NCDA through this site will forever be the property of NCDA. NCDA will not treat any such information as confidential, and NCDA will be entitled to use such information for any purpose whatsoever, without compensation. Any person submitting information to this site expressly acknowledges responsibility for the information submitted and accepts full responsibility for its content.
NCDA opposes discrimination against any individual based on age, culture, disability, ethnicity, race, religion/spirituality, creed, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital/partnership status, language preference, socioeconomic status, or any other personal characteristic not specifically relevant to job performance. (Approved by the NCDA Board – October 2016)
The National Career Development Association (NCDA) acknowledges the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of everyone by honoring diversity and promoting social justice. NCDA views diversity from an intersectional perspective, acknowledging the ways in which identities operate within systems of power, privilege, and oppression. NCDA strives to be a diverse organization in its membership and leadership. (Approved by the NCDA Board - March 21, 2017)
NCDA's Conflict of Interest Policy
The NCDA Leadership Team, including Board Members and Headquarters Staff, must avoid a conflict of interest with respect to their fiduciary responsibility and their role as a leader of the association.
- When the Leadership Team is deciding upon an issue about which a member has an unavoidable conflict of interest, that member shall absent him or herself from the vote. The member may absent him/herself from the deliberation when appropriate.
- The Leadership Team members will disclose any personal or business involvement with other organizations, with vendors, or any other entities that might pose a conflict.
NCDA Non-Endorsement Statement (Sample Forms)
The NCDA provides example documents and forms as a service to members. Inclusion on the website does not imply any endorsement of these forms. Furthermore, inclusion does not indicate that these forms comply with particular licensure or certification requirements. Individual members are responsible for investigating federal mandates and state licensure requirements for specific forms (e.g., HIPPA and Informed Consent).