Terms and Conditions


The Josephine House, (“the web site”) is a website of the 501(c)(3) The Josephine House, INC and its sister non-profit in Cusco, Peru, Alberque Para Niños en Crisis Casa Josefina with RUC Number, 20528063056 . As used in these Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, the term “web site” refers to the Web site located at as well as online services that include, but are not limited to, our E-mail newsletters, physical mailings, our events, and other online content. The Josephine House,  INC does not control, and is not responsible for, any third-party site to which the Web site links.

You agree that your use of the Web site is subject to the following Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions may be modified at any time and from time to time; the date of the most recent changes or revisions will appear on this page. Continued access to the Web site by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement. If you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions, please do not use this web site.

The materials contained on the web site are provided by The Josephine House, INC as a service to you for your use on an “as is, as available” basis. You acknowledge that you are using the web site at your own risk. The Josephine House, INC assumes no responsibility for error or omissions in these materials. The Josephine House, INC intends for all information to be completely factual, but makes no, and expressly disclaims any and all, representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the web site, including without limitation the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of text, graphics, links, products and services, and other items accessed from or via the Web site, or that the Web site will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components. No advice or information given by the The Josephine House, INC or any other party on the web site shall create any warranty or liability.

The Josephine House, INC does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials at the web site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or otherwise. Under no circumstances shall The Josephine House, INC or any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisors, or their respective partners, officers, directors, employees, or agents be held liable for any damages, whether direct, incidental, indirect, special, or consequential, and including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, arising from or in connection with your use, reliance on, or performance of the information on the web site.

The Josephine House, INC periodically schedules system downtime for maintenance and other purposes. Unplanned outages also may occur. The Josephine House, INC shall have no liability for the resulting unavailability of the web site or for any loss of data or transactions caused by planned or unplanned system outages, or any outages of webhost providers or the Internet infrastructure and network external to the web site.


All materials published on the web site are protected by copyright laws, and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, resold, displayed, broadcast, or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express written permission of either The Josephine House, INC or, in the case of content licensed by The Josephine House, INC from third parties, the entity that is credited as the copyright holder of such licensed content. You may download freely accessible material from this Web site for your personal and noncommercial use only, without altering or removing any trademark, copyright, or other notice from such material.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the The Josephine House, INC and its employees, agents, successors, officers and assigns, from any and all suits, losses, claims, demands, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and paralegal fees) that the The Josephine House, INC may sustain or incur, arising from or out of: (i) your failure to comply with any applicable laws and/or regulations; (ii) your breach of any of its obligations set forth in these Terms; or (iii) your use of the web site.

Child Information

Information regarding children that are in the care of The Josephine House, INC has been provided by social workers and other social services professionals that are responsible for the care of such children. The Josephine House, INC does not perform any independent investigations to determine the completeness, truthfulness or accuracy of such information. The Josephine House, INC DOES NOT REPRESENT OR ENDORSE THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT, OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SITES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE UPON SUCH OPINION, STATEMENT, ADVICE, MEMORANDUM OR INFORMATION SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. The Josephine House, INC reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the web site.

System Integrity

You agree that you may not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the web site. You may not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. You may not disclose or share your password to any third parties or use your password for any unauthorized purpose.


The Josephine House, INC may terminate user access or suspend any user’s access to all or part of the web site without notice for any conduct that The Josephine House, INC, in its sole discretion, believes violates any applicable law or is harmful to The Josephine House, INC, or if such party is found to have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with the web site.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is part of, and must be read in conjunction with, the Web site’s Terms and Conditions. You can read the entire Terms and Conditions by scrolling up to the top of this web page. If you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions in their entirety, please do not use this web site.

Web Site Users

The Josephine House, INC generally collects personally identifiable information such as a name, postal address, E-mail address, or credit card information with your specific knowledge and consent.

How does the web site use information supplied by me? Occasionally, visitors to our web site may be asked to supply certain personally identifying information, which is then retained by the The Josephine House, INC. For example, we ask you for certain information if you choose to subscribe to our E-mail newsletters or to sponsor a specific child. If you choose to give us personally identifying information at such time, such information will be retained by us and used only to provide you with services you have requested. We will not sell or rent any personally identifying information obtained through the web site to any other company or organization.

If, at some point after giving The Josephine House, INC your personally identifying information, you do not wish to continue to receive additional information from The Josephine House, INC, you may opt out by E-mailing and put the words “remove my name” in the subject line of your E-mail; in the case of our E-mail newsletters, you also may follow the procedures at the bottom of every newsletter.

While your individual information is protected as discussed above, The Josephine House, INC reserves the right to use such individual information to create aggregated, anonymous data about users in order to develop statistics about activity on and visitors to the web site. In addition, The Josephine House, INC may disclose personal information if we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the web site; or (4) protect the personal safety, property, or rights of our users, the public, or the children in the care of The Josephine House, INC.

How is my credit card information used when I sponsor a child or make a donation? Any page on the web site that requires the transfer of sensitive information (ie, credit card number, address, etc) is digitally signed and protected by a Secure Sockets Layer (ie, HTTPS://). This provides 256-bit encryption preventing others from seeing the information and data. All credit card information is sent via other encrypted connections to our payment gateway, All credit card identifying information is kept on Stripe’s servers which maintains the highest PCI-DSS standards. This means your information is secure and allows us to claim that we, too, are PCI-DSS compliant. In the event someone were able to compromise the web site (, they would not be able to obtain enough information to steal or abuse your credit card information. Your privacy and security is a priority for The Josephine House, INC. If you have further questions about how we implement Stripe’s Payment Gateway and handle the information, please contact us at:


Edited 1/1/2013