This Web site is provided by Health Care Education and Training (HCET) subject to your agreement to comply with the “Terms and Conditions” and “Privacy Policy”. Please read them both now and check for future modifications.


HCET is pleased to provide you with this site for your personal education, but nothing on this site constitutes a recommendation for medical care, nor does HCET make a warranty of any kind in terms of their appropriateness for individual on-line users.

The mission of Health Care Education and Training is to provide comprehensive program development, education, and training to improve reproductive and sexual health outcomes. HCET serves professionals, health care systems, and communities.


1. Copyright, Copying and Trademark

The entire Talk2Protect Web site is copyrighted 2012 by HCET. Certain articles or materials within the Web site are also separately copyrighted by HCET or by others, as indicated. All rights reserved. If you find these materials useful, you may download, print out, or send a copy to others so long as each copy indicates the appropriate copyright notice and is used only for personal use. It is expressly prohibited, however, to reprint or electronically reproduce any text, document, graphic, or audio or visual material for bulk or commercial use. Talk2Protect® and its logo are registered service marks of Health Care Education and Training, Inc.


2. Disclaimer of Endorsement

The information posted on this Talk2Protect Web site includes information copyrighted by others, as well as hypertext links or pointers to or search or locator engines that will lead to other Web sites that are run by independent organizations. These linked Web sites are developed and maintained independently of HCET and are not a part of this HCET Web site. When users leave the HCET Talk2Protect Web site and travel to a third-party Web site or Web page, they become subject to different terms of use and privacy policies. HCET does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any third-party information contained on the Talk2Protect Web pages or any information found on a linked Web site, nor does HCET endorse the views expressed or products or services offered by any third-party information or linked Web sites.


3. Information Obtained Through the Talk2Protect Web site Does Not Constitute Medical, Legal, or Other Professional Advice

The information contained in this HCET Web site or transmitted to you electronically via text or in response to a message from you is not intended, nor implied to constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always visit or speak to a qualified health service provider in person prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. This HCET Web site does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical advice as part of this service. In addition, nothing contained in this HCET Web site is intended to be or constitutes legal advice, and users should always seek the advice of an appropriate attorney or other professional regarding individual questions or concerns of a legal or professional nature.


4. Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability

HCET assumes no liability for any diagnosis, treatment, decision made, or action taken in reliance upon information contained in the HCET Web site or any other internet sites linked to it in any way. HCET does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the HCET Web site or the internet.

Furthermore, HCET does not make any express or implied warranties, representations, or endorsements whatsoever in connection with the HCET Web site, other Web sites accessed by “hyperlink,” or the Internet generally (including without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). You understand that, except for information, products, or services clearly identified as being supplied by HCET, HCET does not review, operate, or control any material, information, products or services on pages or on the Internet, including electronic transmissions from Users or materials connected to the Talk2Protect Web site through “hyperlinks,” in any way.

Unless stated otherwise, any people shown in the photographs on are models. Their photos were chosen based solely for aesthetic reasons. Other than that, the people in these pictures have no connection to HCET, or any of the topics discussed on the Web site.

In no event shall HCET be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any incidental or consequential damages arising either directly or indirectly out of or in any way connected with the Talk2Protect Web site, or any failure or delay in updating or including any materials on the Talk2Protect Web site, or any use of or inability to use any materials on the Talk2Protect Web site, even if HCET has been advised of the possibility of such damages. (Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental and consequential damages, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.)


5. Waiver of Responsibility for Defective or Contaminated Materials

Although HCET makes every effort to ensure the correctness of data, HCET disclaims responsibility for any errors or omissions, such as unintended technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, in the materials. You also understand that HCET cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the service will be free of “infection” or “viruses,” “worms,” “Trojan horses,” or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Users are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy their particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Talk2Protect Web site for the reconstruction of any lost data. Use of the Talk2Protect Web site and the Internet generally is at the User’s own risk.


6. Legal Actions

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Indiana, U.S.A, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the state of Indiana. In the event that any portion of these terms and conditions is deemed by a court to be invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to this Web site, or the use of this Web site, must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose and must be filed in a court in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.


7. User Rules

In order to maintain an informative and valuable service that meets the needs of the viewers and avoids harm to others, it is necessary to establish and for you to follow these User Rules:

  1. The user may download, print, or transmit information from the Talk2Protect Web site for personal, private use. However, the user must make sure that proper copyright notice is affixed to each copy transmitted or printed and in no case may the materials be reproduced in bulk or for commercial use without express, written permission from HCET.
  2. Users may not post or transmit any message that is libelous or defamatory, or violates any other person’s copyrights, privacy rights, trademarks, trade secrets, or rights in other confidential information. The User indemnifies HCET for any and all damages suffered by third parties as a result of the User’s violation of this term.
  3. Users may not post or transmit any message, data, image, or program with the intent to threaten the safety of others and/or with the effect of causing a reasonable person to perceive a threat to his or her safety.
  4. It is not the intent to discourage Users from taking controversial positions or expressing vigorously what may be unpopular views; however, HCET reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where the HCET Web site is inappropriately used to disseminate statements or materials that are reasonably construed as abusive, destructive, harmful, or threatening to the safety of others.
  5. Users may not interfere with other Users’ use of the Talk2Protect Web site, including, without limitation, disrupting the normal flow or use of the service.
  6. Users may not post or transmit any file which contains “viruses,” “worms,” “Trojan horse” or any other contaminating or destructive features.
  7. It is our general policy to protect the privacy of the persons transmitting any messages to HCET. However, HCET reserves the right to reproduce and distribute part or all of a message without any compensation to the User so long as any identifying information is deleted.

We reserve the right to remove any information that is posted in violation of these terms and to suspend any registered user accounts for persons who violate these terms and conditions.


8. Terms and Conditions for mobile use of the HCET program

By subscribing to the HCET Talk2Protect program, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to HCET’s privacy policy.

HCET offers a subscription text message program. By texting “Connect” to 95577, or subscribing through HCET’s microsite, you are confirming a subscription to this text message program. You will not be enrolled in a “mailing list” when you subscribe to this service.  Message frequency varies. This campaign is compatible with most handsets.

To unsubscribe at any time, simply text the word  “STOP” to short code 95577. If you want additional information, or have questions about this text message short code, text “HELP” to 95577.

By enrolling in this subscription program, you consent that following such a request to unsubscribe, you will receive one (1) final message from HCET confirming that you have been inactivated in our system. Following such confirmation message, no additional text messages will be sent unless you re-activate your subscription.

HCET does not have a separate charge for this service; however, message and data rates may apply from your mobile carrier. Subject to the terms and conditions of your mobile carrier, you will receive text messages sent to your mobile phone. Participation in the programs on this short code is standard rated (no premium content). By providing your consent to participate in this program, you approve any such charges from your mobile carrier. HCET reserves the right to terminate this SMS service, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. The information in any message may be subject to certain time lags and/or delays. You are responsible for managing the types of SMS texts you receive.


9. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notices

As required by Section 512(c)(2) of Title 17 of the United States Code, if you believe that any material on the Talk2Protect Web site infringes your copyright, you must send a notice of claimed infringement to HCET:

To be effective, Section 512(c)(3)(A) of Title 17 of the United States Code requires that your notification of claimed infringement be a written communication and that it include each of the following elements:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if more than one work is covered by the notice of claimed infringement, a description of each work.
  • A description of the infringing activity or of the work that is claimed to be infringing and information about the location on this Web site (or, if the infringing information is located on another Web site linked to through this Web site, information about the location of the link or reference on this Web site) where the alleged infringement is occurring that is reasonably sufficient to allow us to locate the infringing material.
  • Sufficient information to allow us to contact you, including your name, address, telephone number and, if available, your e-mail address.
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
  • A statement by you that the information in the notice of claimed infringement is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

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